Sept. 25, 2012
Former FAU Owl Darnell King and his new squad, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, are headed to the playoffs in his first year as a professional.
King had a solid rookie season, playing in 22 of the team's 28 matches and starting 10 of them. The forward had one goal and two assists on the year, with the goal and one of those assists coming back on July 7 against the Carolina Railhawks.
The Strikers ended the regular season with a 9-10-9 record, finishing with 36 points and in fifth place in the North American Soccer League. They'll play on Saturday at 7 p.m. in Cary, North Carolina, against the No. 4 seed, those very same Railhawks. The winner of this one-match round advances to the semifinals. Should the Strikers win, they would host the first match of that two-match home and home series, Saturday, October 6 at Lockhart Stadium.
Strikers fans can attend the official Strikers Watch Party at Duffy's Sports Grill in Fort Lauderdale this Saturday. It will begin one hour prior to the game and will be held on the Strikers Sundeck at the restaurant, located at 1804 Cordova Road.