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Fort Lauderdale Strikers Unveil 2012 Uniforms

2012 March 18
by Brian Quarstad

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers have unveiled their primary and alternate kits for 2012 which are produced by Joma.

“This year’s jersey has been redesigned and is completely unique to the Strikers,” said Tommy Knapp, Strikers Commercial Director. “The uniform of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers is both historic and iconic. The red and yellow hoops are a part of soccer history, not only here in South Florida, but around the world.”

Click ‘read more’ for more information, another photo and  a video of the Unveiling—>

According to the Strikers press release, the alternate jersey demonstrates a departure from the mainly white alternate uniform from last season. The shirt is a modern take on the classic Strikers hoops. The main color is Strikers Gold with thin horizontal pinstripes in Strikers Red. The Strikers accent color of charcoal grey is found on the collar and repeated on the hem of the sleeves along with red.

Secondary ligature logo is seen on the top back of the customized Joma jersey.

A new feature this season is the secondary logo, known as the ligature, embroidered on the back of the jersey. The ligature logo is made up of a large “S” with a script “FTL” inside it. All jerseys this season will bear the NASL logo patch on the sleeve. Design queues shared from the original Strikers uniforms include the wide red and yellow alternating hoops and the charcoal grey collar and sleeve hems. Like the alternate jersey, this jersey also features an embroidered ligature on the back.
Video courtesy of the Miami Ultras

22 Responses
  1. Soccer Boy permalink
    March 18, 2012

    2012 is the yesr of the ugly kit. These kits are terrible!

  2. Bart permalink
    March 18, 2012

    The Striker kits look like a Alabama prison road gang of the 1940’s. That may be appropriate, however.


  3. Mike permalink
    March 18, 2012

    Well, they’re less bumble bee-ish than last year, but that’s not saying much. Will the keeper be doing double duty directing traffic in the parking lot before games? Pee-eww!

  4. bullsear permalink
    March 19, 2012

    Seriously, no love for these jerseys? I LOVE them! The photo up top is a little over-exposed, but if you watch the video, you can get a much better idea for the colors.

    I think these will be some of the most distinct kits in the US and Canada, and I can’t wait to see them in action.
    (Though both home and away are pretty similar to kits Monarcas Morelia have worn in recent years.)

  5. March 19, 2012

    I dunno what you guys are talking about, these look great. Everyone down here is very pleased with the new Strikers jerseys. The primary is basically a modernized version of the beloved 70s Strikers shirt, and the alt is a very sharp. The keeper kit is just that, a keeper kit. They are allowed to be a little gaudy. I bought both shirts at the unveiling. STRIKERS!!

  6. Mike permalink
    March 19, 2012

    These look good. Very reminisant of when South Florida actually supported professional soccer. Keeper kit is a little too close in color to the team jerseys IMO though.

  7. Strikers Return permalink
    March 19, 2012

    @Bart – What, nothing else NASL related to degrade so you have to troll over here to this article? LOL Pretty weak Bart, pretty weak. What they’ve done this year is what I said they should have done last year, but word was there just wasn’t time to get it done – make the primary/home jersey more similar to the original Strikers hoops, and then get creative with the alternate/away jersey. Mission accomplished this time around! My biggest complaint about last year’s jersey was the tiny hoops. They were really stripes, not hoops last year. But this year, much much better. And having the NASL logo patch this year (current NASL logo is very cool!) is a bonus. I like what they did with the alternate jersey too getting away from the white it’s always been in the past. I don’t think I’m real keen on the idea of wearing it at Lockhart….but we’ll see about that. Got my jersey this week, got to finally get out to a preseason game yesterday….can’t wait for April 7th!!!

  8. drebin permalink
    March 19, 2012

    They’re not that bad. I think they’re much like the Sounders kit in which it is something that will grow on you. They did overuse the bright color scheme A LOT, but I’ve seen worse.

  9. March 19, 2012

    There is a another keeper jersey that is orange and black, the just did not unveil it with the others(keeper shirts are not what people are interested in, nor are they what fans will be buying).

  10. bullsear permalink
    March 19, 2012

    Can we also just reflect on the fact that these jerseys have the S(fl) ligature embroidered on the back? So cool.
    That logo, and I am being in no way hyperbolic, is one of the coolest of its kind in any sport at any level in the US.

  11. March 19, 2012

    Strikers Return, The NASL logo is nothing new. All teams displayed the league logo on their jersey’s from the opening day last year.

    You can see it on the Strikers jersey in this photo from last season.

  12. drebin permalink
    March 19, 2012

    I like the secondary ligature too. The small NASL logo on the sleeve looks fitting. I wonder if the league would fancy the ideal of applying the national flag of each club’s origin onto the opposite sleeve to acknowledge the nations that represent the league: Canada, USA, and Puerto Rico. Similar to what MLS does with their jerseys.

  13. stpauljosh permalink
    March 19, 2012

    I dig these jerseys. I want one of those warm up jackets too!

  14. Strikers Return permalink
    March 19, 2012

    @BQ – I think we were the only team last year to seel our jerseys without the NASL logo patch on the sleeve. I asked both the club and the league on multiple occasions about purchasing one to put on myself, but no one ever got back to me. Seems like a small detail, but honestly I really like the logo and was disappointed they weren’t on the ones for purchase by the fans last year.

    @bullsear – Adding the alternate mark on the back of the jersey just below the neckline was a real nice touch. I too love this ligature, and it does enhance the look of it this year, along with the black edge to the neck and sleeves. Has a very traditional Strikers feel, but with a few modern touches.

  15. March 19, 2012

    The ligature logo on the back is awesome. Would love a New Era cap with that on it in raised embroidery… mmm.

    Yeah SR’s issue with the NASL patch was that the early adopters who bought shirts right away last year did not get the patch on the jerseys, as there was no patch yet because the league had not unveiled it’s logo. The team had them from day one. Later in the year the jerseys they sold had the NASL patch.

  16. March 19, 2012

    Incorrect. The logo was released on March 28th last year and the Stars had the NASL logo on their jerseys at their unveiling before the season started. (See links)

  17. Bart permalink
    March 19, 2012

    @ Strikers Return

    What, now I can’t voice my honest opinion on how the new kits look? Yes, they look better than last year, but still, in my opinion, are pretty yuck looking.

    Then again, on most days, I am still wearing 17 year old pajamas that have not been washed in 8 weeks with holes in all the right places.

  18. seathanaich permalink
    March 19, 2012

    These are sharp looking uniforms. Good for Fort Lauderdale for maintaining their heritage. Hoops and stripes help to give clubs individuality. The only other club I can think of that uses red and yellow hoops is Racing Club de Lens, of France. Now this team needs to get into MLS.

  19. Strikers Return permalink
    March 19, 2012

    “I can’t voice my honest opinion ” You guys all saw Bart say this. We’ll expect you to live up to it now Bart. LOL

  20. March 19, 2012

    Thanks for using the video Brian. It was bad lighting for video, but you get the idea.

    Everybody I talked to in South Florida loves the new jerseys and the ligature is so sweet on the back.

    Also in reference to the question about last years jersey having or not having the NASL patch; the jerseys sold to the fans early in the season did not have the patch. They were not ready when the 2011 jersey was revealed so our shirts (as fans) do not have the cool patch. Glad we have it this year.

  21. Bart permalink
    March 20, 2012

    @ Stinkers Return

    Thanks for taking the quote out of context. Much like politics, and the players therein, I love the spin you provide, it is always entertaining…

  22. Andre permalink
    March 22, 2012

    As a Vancouver Whitecaps fan, I would like to congratulate the true and loyal fans of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers as well as the fans of the arch-rival Tampa Bay Rowdies on their teams’ resurrection in the soccer world. I LOVE the new Striker kits, both the original and updated versions. Your crest has a traditional soccer-look to it while maintaining important elements of yesteryear.

    I firmly feel that re-establishing the legendary Florida soccer rivalry will be key to getting a ticket to MLS. As a Whitecaps fan, I can certainly relate to the Cascadian rivalry with our long-time rivals, the Sounders and Timbers and the mutual respect we have for their fans. It’s done nothing but help MLS. As a soccer fan, I would love nothing more than to see the NASL heritage extend into Florida which would help MLS even more.

    So, once again, congratulation to “Striker Likers” on their beloved team’s return and on their sharp brand. I look forward to seeing you guys in MLS.

    **TFC, take note: Resurrect your Blizzard name. They just might play those Strikers!**

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