1. Save 40-80% on great soccer jerseys. Shop today at BigSoccer Shop!

Lancaster to Atlanta, Shriver to Europe?

Discussion in 'Fort Lauderdale Strikers' started by Petersontj, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Petersontj

    Petersontj Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2011
    Location:
    NYC
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Country:
    United States


  2. Heggis27

    Heggis27 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2006
    Location:
    Florida
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Losing Lancaster within the division is a really tough blow. Shriver played well enough last season to earn a better opportunity and he seems determined to find it, hopefully we can find someone to replace him.
     
  3. Jossed

    Jossed Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2011
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Well according to that link no offer was made to Shriver and the Swedish club signed another forward. Shriver says he has no other offers in Europe.

    While he seems to badly want to play in Europe, he'll probably have to prove himself in D1 in our neck of the woods before he gets a decent look there. I guess the next question is are any MLS teams even interested in him? Ironically, MLS might be at a higher level than Sweden's top division.

    He could always come back here if there isn't any.
     
  4. Prime Time

    Prime Time Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2004
    Location:
    South Florida
    As of right now, this team is in trouble. Losing a bunch of key guys and not bringing anyone in....
     


  5. Jossed

    Jossed Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2011
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Welcome to minor league soccer. Rosters change every year. Even if you have a club option on a player, he could still wind up in a MLS camp for a trial. You have to build a new team basically every year.

    A number of fringe players were just let go by MLS clubs. Some will get picked up other MLS clubs. Others will have to play in D2 or D3 if they want to continue their careers. The cycle then starts over.
     
  6. drSoFlaFan

    drSoFlaFan DEFEND THE FORT!

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Location:
    Plantation, FL
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Country:
    United States
    I have no problem with Martyn going to Atlanta. The fans will miss him, but he's based in ATL, and just had a baby(got to meet her after the PR playoff home leg when Marty made his usual trek out to the tailgate to say hi). It'll be much better for him for family reasons.

    This is the life of minor league soccer here. Even if you have a good team there is gonna be a good deal of player turnover. No incentive for players to stay and no real incentive for teams to hold on to them with no promotion/relegation at stake. The best guys will move up to bigger and better things. Gotta bring in the next class of good young kids.
     

Share This Page