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Strikers Co-Host Watch Parties for FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

January 23, 2013 - North American Soccer League (NASL) - Fort Lauderdale Strikers News Release

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Jan. 23, 2013) - Every sports fan remembers June 23, 2010 when the U.S. national team dramatically advanced to the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Fan reactions to the goal like the ones in this video occurred all around the country. Now the U.S. is on the verge of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers have partnered with South Florida bars and restaurants to co-host watch parties for these critical games where every goal counts.

The watch parties will include Strikers players in attendance who will sign autographs and take photos with fans during the event. The Strikers staff will also be on hand to give away prizes and register fans for raffles, ticket giveaways and more.

"We are excited to put together these events to support the community of soccer fans in South Florida," said Strikers President Tom Mulroy. "Bringing Strikers players and staff together with fans is very important and something we will continue to do all year long."

The first watch party will take place at The English Tap & Beer Garden in Boca Raton when the U.S. faces Honduras on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 4:00pm.

Then on Friday, March 22, Stout Irish Pub, located just two miles from the Strikers home at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, will host the watch party as the U.S. men take on Costa Rica.

The third of 10 games in the team's qualifying campaign will take place on Tuesday, March 26, and will be located right on the way to Fort Lauderdale Beach at Waxy O'Connors on 17th Street. The game will feature the clash of the United States and Mexico at the famous Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Mexico.

Future watch parties for the remaining qualifiers will be announced as they approach in June and September. Locations will include Miami, West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach and more.

Season tickets for the 2013 Fort Lauderdale Strikers are now on sale. Contact the Strikers ticket office by calling (954) 606-0400 or by going to www.strikers.com. Follow the Strikers on Facebook and twitter @FTLStrikers.

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