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Report: NASL files suit against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers' ownership

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The woes continue for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

According to Empire of Soccer, the NASL filed a crossclaim against Miami FC, LLC, the corporate entity of the Strikers' ownership group for any excess in the club's assets. The crossclaim is part of a lawsuit from Tampa Bay Rowdies owner Bill Edwards to recoup loan fees extended to the club.

NASL Weekend Rewind: Rayo claims final playoff spot, Minnesota United falls and more

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The final weekend of NASL regular seasonsaw one of the league's expansion side claim the final playoff spot, while one of the league's perennial contenders said farewell with a loss.

Minnesota United departedthe NASL and the playoff picture with their loss at home to the New York Cosmos, while Rayo OKC will play in the postseason in their inaugural season thanks to a win over Indy Eleven.

NASL Look Ahead: Miami takes on Rowdies, Cosmos face Strikers and more

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With most clubs only having six matches left in the Fall Season, the push for the playoffs is truly gainingits steam this weekend in the NASL.

Almost every single match this weekend has some type of playoff hunt ramification, as five clubs are currently separated by only four points from fourth place in the Combined Standings andthat glorious last spot in the postseason.

NASL Midweek Rewind: Cosmos topple RailHawks, Miami gets crucial win and more

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As the NASL playoff race began to heat up, so have some of the matches. In a midweek treat of four Wednesday night matches, Miami FC and the New York Cosmos got crucial victories, as the former remains the league leaders in both the Fall and Combined standings.

NASL Rewind: Indy cruises past Cosmos, Rowdies top Strikers, and more

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A busy but short NASL weekend was headlined by Indy Elevanreinserting itself in the playoff race with a huge victoryat home against the New York Cosmos.

Elsewhere, both South Florida sides endureddifficult results while the Ottawa Fury snatched a victory against Minnesota United late in the match for a second week in a row.

NASL, Strikers release statements addressing recent reports of financial trouble, club departures

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The NASL is surrounded by uncertainty as the 2016 season winds to a close, but the league issued a statement Thursday night to respond to recent reports of a potential exodus.

Recent reports link several NASL clubs with moves away from the league. Minnesota United is certain to depart as the club heads to MLS, but the Tampa Bay Rowdies, Ottawa Fury FC, Rayo OKC and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers have all been linked with an NASL exit.

D.C. United stadium, NASL, and playoff odds: Freedom Kicks for 22 September 2016

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There's always a lot of soccer news to digest, and today is no different. Let's jump right in.

Buzzard Point Stadium Construction Photo Update - Black And Red United: For all the worryworts and naysayers out there, here is proof that there is actual, measurable work being doing towards a stadium at Buzzard Point.

NASL Rewind: Cosmos increase lead at top, Miami FC extends unbeaten run

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North American Soccer League teams still have plenty of time to make runs for playoff berths in the fall season, but the playoff picture is starting to become clear.

The New York Cosmos recorded a win over Minnesota United this weekend for a more comfortable lead in the standings.

NASL Notes: Racial slur investigation, Klute, Strikers and more

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The NASL announced that it will take no disciplinary action as a result of aninvestigation into allegations of a racial slur being used against Puerto Rico FC's Chris Nurse in an Aug. 28 match with FC Edmonton. In a statement Wednesday, the league said that "While the NASL in no way questions the validity of the claim, upon finishing its in-depth investigation, the league was not able to find conclusive evidence to corroborate the claim.

SBI NASL Power Rankings (Week 6)

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The league's reigning champions is now fully recovered from the their recentlosses, and this year's underdog team fellcloser back to reality with another defeat.

The New York Cosmos have now hit their stride and look to take on all challengers. They've taken the lead in this week's SBI NASL Power Rankings after their opponents at the top failed to register wins.

NASL Rewind: Cosmos jump to top of table; RailHawks fall; and more

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As teams around them dropped points, the New York Cosmos leapt to the top of the table with another resounding result.

Following two straight losses, the Cosmos have now picked up two straight victories, with the most recent triumph coming in a 3-0 dispatching of Miami FC. With the win, the Cosmos now assume the role of league leaders after the Carolina RailHawks were upset by a previously-winless Fort Lauderdale Strikers team.

NASL Week 6: A Look Ahead

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In a rematch of one of last year's championship semifinals, the Ottawa Fury host Minnesota United to kick off this weekend of NASL action.

Things have certainly changed since last year, when a red-hot Fury team squeaked past United to make it to the Soccer Bowl. Now, the home team sits near the bottom of the table after having their roster picked apart.

Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2016 Inaria Home and Away Kits

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NASL Week 3: A Look Ahead

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Both the New York Cosmos and Carolina RailHawks remain unblemished, and both sides will be looking to collect their ninth point of the young season this weekend.

The Cosmos are set for their first road match of the season with a visit to Indy Eleven, while the RailHawks prepare to host an Ottawa Fury FC team coming off of a draw.

NASL Rewind: Miami FC, Rayo OKC earn draws, Arango nets brace and more

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The NASL's two newest clubs earned a point apiece in their debut games, while the league's reigning champions picked up right where theyleft off in the opening week of action.

Both Miami FC and Rayo OKC settled for draws in their inaugural regular season contests. The former was forced to just one point on a late Fort Lauderdale Strikers equalizer, while the latter played to a scoreless draw with FC Edmonton in front of a capacity crowd in the club's home debut.

SBI NASL Preview: Fort Lauderdale Strikers

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After being named the team's general manager in the summer, Caio Zanardi helped lift the Fort Lauderdale Strikers to the postseason after a difficult Spring Season. Now the team's head coach, Zanardi has added a series of new pieces in an effort to seal a return to playoff soccer.

Zanardi has had some significant moves to make heading into the 2016 season.

NASL Ticker: Cosmos add Farfan, Rowdies sign Avila and more

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NASL clubs continue to fill out their rosters, as the New York Cosmos and Tampa Bay Rowdies headline the recent batch of signings with a pair of MLS veterans.

Gabriel Farfán has joined the Cosmos on a season-long loan from Liga MX side Chiapas.

NASL Ticker: Miami FC, Findley, Cosmos and more

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Ahead of their debut seasons, both Miami FC and Rayo OKC have added prove goal-scoring options to boost their frontlines.

Miami FC has signedBrazilian striker Pablo Campos, who was released by Minnesota United on Friday. The forward is the modern NASL's all-time leading scorer with 52 career league goals.

NASL Ticker: Puerto Rico FC signings, Cosmos, Strikers and more

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Ahead of its debut season, Puerto Rico FC has made its first two signings, while the New York Cosmos have also added a new face to bolster the team'sbackline.

Midfielder Joseph "Jackie" Marrero and forward Pedro Mendes have been signed as Puerto Rico FC's first two players ahead of the club's Fall debut.

SBI Spotlight: After growing up in Brazil, Luis Felipe is back in the USA for next step in pro career

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Luis Felipe has spent most of his life growing up in Brazil, but has always felt very American.

Born in New York to Brazilian parents, Felipe leftthe country at just three years old due to health issues caused by the local weather. Felipe settled in his parents' native country of Brazil, working his way up through the youth ranks at Brazilian club Cruzeiro while in pursuit of a pro career.

NASL Ticker: Senna returns to Villarreal, Strikers sign UCL veteran and more

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A former NASL star has found apost-playing career job with his former club, while a UEFA Champions League veteran and MLS veteran headline the most recent batch of NASL signings. Here's a closer look at some of Monday's NASL news and notes:

Former New York Cosmos star Marcos Senna has returned to Villarreal in a role with the club'sDepartment of Institutional Relations.

NASL Ticker: Armada, Miami FC, Rayo OKC, and more

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The Jacksonville Armada have made a significant addition to the club's forward pool, while the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Miami FC and Rayo OKC remainbusy ahead of preseason.

Reigning USL MVP and Golden Boot winner Matthew Fondy has signed with the Jacksonville Armada following a transfer from Louisville City.

Strikers looking to set new standard as club continues international push

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Soccer clubs are a business, albeit onesthat arevery different than the companies that hold brick and mortar locations on busy streets, and theFort Lauderdale Strikers believe they have found a take on the soccer business that is perfectly suited for the NASL and Americansoccer as a whole.

NASL Ticker: Signings for Indy Eleven, Rayo OKC, and more

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As NASL marches towards the regular season, several teamshave begun preseason preparations while others have continued to bolster their rosters ahead of the 2016 campaign. Here are some of Wednesday's NASL news and notes:

Indy Eleven has continued to revamp its roster asScottishmidfielder Nicki Paterson has joined the clubfrom Ottawa Fury FC.

D.C. United to play Tampa Bay Rowdies in Preseason

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The Black and Red's Preseason Schedule Starts to Form

Shortly after the announcement of their 2016 MLS Regular Season schedule, D.C. United announced they would play the NASL's Tampa Bay Rowdies in a preseason friendly on Saturday, February 13, at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg. The game comes 10 days before the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals matchup with Liga MX side Queretaro and just more than a week after a rumored matchup with Norwegian side SK Brann.

NASL Ticker: Strikers add Kleberson, Adrianinho; Shriver returns to RailHawks; and more

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NASL clubs continue to keepbusy this offseason, with player movement around the league as well as the additions of foreign talent.

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers lead the charge in today's news, adding a number of experienced Brazilians to their roster for the upcoming season.

2002 World Cup champion Kleberson has joined the Fort Lauderdale Strikers after spending two seasons with Indy Eleven.

NASL Ticker: Raul named La Liga ambassador; Strikers add four; and more

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Spanish legend and former New York Cosmos striker Raul has taken the first step into his post-playing career.

After retiring following the Cosmos's NASL final triumph, Raul has accepted a role as an ambassador for La Liga with a focus on the U.S. As such, the former Real Madrid striker will be tasked with promoting the game in the U.

NASL Ticker: Miami signs forward Cvitanich; U.S. Soccer approves Cosmos academy; and more

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Miami FC continues to set the tonewith exciting team news.

The new NASL side, which will debut in 2016, announced its latest acquisition of experienced striker Dario Cvitanich on Monday.

Cvitanich is a 31-year-old Argentinian goalscorer that has played professionally for Ajax in the Netherlands, Nice in France, Boca Juniors in Argentina, and Liga MX side Pachuca.

Retro Football: George Best Scores ‘Best NASL Goal Ever’ As Superb American Commentary Steals The Show, 1981 (Video)

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Seeing as today is the 10th anniversary of his death, we thought we'd pay timely homage to the great George Best by bringing you this impeccable solo effort scored for the San Jose Earthquakes against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in June of 1981.

The goal is almost universally regarded as the finest ever scored in the NASL, though the wonderfully stereotypical American commentary is truly the star of the show here.

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Cosmos set up U.S. Open Cup fourth-round showdown with NYCFC

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The New York Cosmos set up an all-New York matchup in the fourth round of the 2016 U.S. Open Cup with their third-round victory over the Jersey Express on Wednesday.

The win by the Cosmos was one of seven by NASL sides during the 15-game slate on Wednesday. Six USL teams moved on to the fourth round as well.

Richmond Kickers US Open Cup moved to 11am due to schedule conflict

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The Richmond Kickers have to play at 11AM tomorrow since the Fort Lauderdale Strikers can't read a calendar

The Richmond Kickers will be forced to play their third round US Open Cup match tomorrow at 11 AM due to the fact that the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, their NASL opponent, double booked their home stadium with an international friendly.

Leagues: NASL

Strikers U19 team to compete against several of the best clubs in the world

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This summer, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers' under-19 team will compete in a tournament in China against several of the best clubs in the world.

The U19 tournament, namedthe2016 Weifang Cup, will be contestedbetween:

• Real Madrid (Spain)
• Chivas de Guadalajara (Mexico)
• S.

Strikers U19 team to compete against several of the best clubs in the world

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This summer, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers' under-19 team will compete in a tournament in China against several of the best clubs in the world.

The U19 tournament, namedthe2016 Weifang Cup, will be contestedbetween:

• Real Madrid (Spain)
• Chivas de Guadalajara (Mexico)
• S.

Fort Lauderdale Strikers fail to impress in season opener against local rivals Miami FC

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Opening day of the NASL season. It should be the point in the season when players are full of vigor and making sprinting runs across the pitch. But in Fort Lauderdale's opening game of the 2016 season in its home derby against Miami FC, the Strikers looked lethargic, uninspired and lacked any creativity.

Fort Lauderdale Strikers fail to impress in season opener against local rivals Miami FC

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Opening day of the NASL season. It should be the point in the season when players are full of vigor and making sprinting runs across the pitch. But in Fort Lauderdale's opening game of the 2016 season in its home derby against Miami FC, the Strikers looked lethargic, uninspired and lacked any creativity.

Florida Cup to feature 9 high-profile teams from around the world this January

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This January, several high profile soccer clubs will travel to the United States to participate in the second-annual Florida Cup. The clubs participating include Shakhtar Donestk, Schalke 04, Bayer Leverkusen, Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Independiente Santa Fe, Corinthians, Fluminense, Atletico Mineiro and Internacional.

Florida Cup to feature 9 high-profile teams from around the world this January

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This January, several high profile soccer clubs will travel to the United States to participate in the second-annual Florida Cup. The clubs participating include Shakhtar Donestk, Schalke 04, Bayer Leverkusen, Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Independiente Santa Fe, Corinthians, Fluminense, Atletico Mineiro and Internacional.

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Fafà Picault signs with the Philadelphia Union

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The Union's roster is filling out nicely

Per a press release, the Philadelphia Union continued making moves today, as they completed the signing of 2. Bundesliga striker Faf Picault from St. Pauli. Picault was linked earlier this month to the Union by a report on German site Bild.de, and St.

Fire top Strikers to reach U.S. Open Cup semifinals

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Staring down a charging David Accam is not a pleasant position to be in, as two members of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers found out Wednesday night.

Accam's driving runs createdtwo first-half goals – scoring one and assisting on the other – as theChicago Fire beat Fort Lauderdale, 3-0, in the quarterfinals of the U.

D.C. United fall to Fort Lauderdale Strikers in penalties in US Open Cup

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After a scoreless 120 minutes, the NASL side prevailed 4-3 in penalty kicks

D.C. United crashed out of the Fourth Round of the US Open Cup to the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, as the NASL won 4-3 on penalties. 120 minutes of scoreless soccer between the two sides meant penalties, where United lost when Luciano Acosta had his effort saved, and Jared Jeffrey hit the bar.