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Game preview: FC Tampa Bay vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers


FC Tampa Bay vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers

When/where: 7; Al Lang Field, St. Petersburg

Records: FCTB 10-9-8 (38 points); Fort Lauderdale 9-7-11 (38 points)

Radio/online: 1010-AM;

Series: Tampa Bay leads the series 2-0-1, including a 2-0 win in Fort Lauderdale on Aug. 27.

Last time out: Tampa Bay lost 1-0 at Puerto Rico on Wednesday. … Fort Lauderdale earned a point in a 1-1 draw at home against Atlanta.

Skinny: Tampa Bay has clinched a home playoff game, Oct. 1 against Minnesota, Edmonton or Montreal. It can seal the No. 3 seed with a win or tie tonight. … Tampa Bay is selling tickets to home playoff games in advance for $12 each, down from $14 for general admission and $18 for reserved, as a promotion to the "12th man." … With its loss to Puerto Rico, Tampa Bay doesn't own a win against the league's top two seeds. Tampa Bay is 0-4-1 vs. Carolina, 0-3-1 vs. Puerto Rico. … Tampa Bay is 7-4-4 in its past 15 games but just one win in its past four. … Fort Lauderdale has a four-game unbeaten streak.

Eduardo A. Encina, Times staff writer

Game preview: FC Tampa Bay vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers 09/23/11 [Last modified: Saturday, October 1, 2011 11:12pm]
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