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Rowdies-Fort Lauderdale Strikers preview

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Rowdies at Fort Lauderdale

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

Records: Rowdies 3-1-5 (14 points, tied for second place); Strikers 3-4-2 (11, sixth)

Spring meetings: The Rowdies won 2-1 on April 27 and won 4-0 on July 4.

Extras: With a win or tie, the Rowdies can earn a fourth consecutive Coastal Cup, given annually to the team with the most points after the four Rowdies-Strikers meetings. Since the team's re-emergence in 2010, Tampa Bay has won all three Coastal Cups. … The Strikers visit Al Lang Stadium on Oct. 12. … Tampa Bay is 9-1-4 against the Strikers since 2010. … Rowdies F Georgi Hristov is tied with Hans Denissen (San Antonio) and Brian Shriver (Carolina) for the league lead in goals with 12.

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Bryan Burns, Times correspondent

Rowdies-Fort Lauderdale Strikers preview 10/04/13 [Last modified: Friday, October 4, 2013 8:38pm]
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