The Fort Lauderdale Strikers are South Florida’s professional soccer team. The team competes in the North American Soccer League (NASL), the division just below Major League Soccer on the U.S. soccer pyramid.
The 2011 season was a huge success both on, and off the field for the newly rebranded Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Head Coach Daryl Shore led the team to an appearance in the NASL Championship Series for the first time in franchise history. The team had the second-highest average attendance in the league and saw increased attention and support from the community.
There are high hopes for the Strikers in 2012 as the North American Soccer League, and soccer in the United States, continues to grow.