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FC Tampa Bay at Fort Lauderdale Strikers preview glance

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FC Tampa Bay at Fort Lauderdale

When/where: 7:30; Lockhart Stadium, Fort Lauderdale

Records: Tampa Bay 8-7-7 (31 points); Fort Lauderdale 6-6-10 (28 points)

Watch online: fctampabay.com

Series: The last time the teams met, July 4, Tampa Bay set a season high (since tied) for goals scored in a 4-2 victory. The teams tied 1-1 in the first meeting, June 29 in Fort Lauderdale, in a game rescheduled from May 14 because of bad weather.

Last time out: Tampa Bay is coming off Saturday's 2-1 loss at home against Puerto Rico. The result snapped Tampa Bay's four-game unbeaten streak. Fort Lauderdale lost 2-0 on Saturday at league-leading Carolina.

Skinny: This is the start of a four-game road trip, the longest of the season, for Tampa Bay. … With six games remaining in the regular season, Tampa Bay is third and Fort Lauderdale sixth in the standings, meaning the two Florida teams are on track to meet in the first round of the playoffs. Six of the NASL's eight teams reach the postseason, with the No. 3 seed hosting No. 6 in a single game in the first round (and No. 4 hosting No. 5; the top two seeds have byes into the semifinals). The Strikers could tie Tampa Bay at 31 points and possibly vault into third with a win. … Tampa Bay forward Mike Ambersley is second in the league with 10 goals; Eduardo Coudet leads Fort Lauderdale with six.

Times staff

FC Tampa Bay at Fort Lauderdale Strikers preview glance 08/26/11 [Last modified: Friday, August 26, 2011 10:29pm]
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