Strikers Soccer Team Pairs With Food Trucks for Home Games
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"We've been toying with the idea of food trucks at our tailgates for a while now," said spokesperson Ken Mendonca. During the March preseason, the team invited an array to the parking lot to tailgates. From there, the team narrowed down fan favorites and approached trucks that garnered the most enthusiasm. Mendonca said that fans especially love B.C. tacos' pulled-pork number with slaw and corn and the Key lime gelato from Dolcati.
The Fort Lauderdale Strikers has a storied history. Having started in 1977, the team was owned by Joe Robbie, the original owner of the Miami Dolphins. Part of the first North American Soccer League (NASL), the team built such loyalty that a playoff game in '77 pulled in more than 77,000 fans.
In the '80s, Robbie kept the rights to the name and sold the team, and it changed names to the Fort Lauderdale Sun. The league eventually folded, though various teams resurfaced in Miami and Broward in the meantime. By 2011, the Miami Football Club gained rights to the Strikers name, the only professional men's soccer team in the recently revived NASL.
The roster includes players from as far away as England, Colombia, Jamaica, and Costa Rica as well as those from nearby Lauderhill and Miami.
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