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The Fort Lauderdale Strikers have recalled Colombian defender Cristian Quiñones from the Atlanta Silverbacks, pending USSF approval. The team has also loaned Scottish midfielder Grant Kerr to Atlanta for the remainder of the season, pending USSF approval.
 
“We felt it was important to have Cristian back here as a defender to give us cover,” said Strikers head coach Daryl Shore. “Injuries have left us a little thin at the back, and Cristian is a young defender who did well with us when he was here on trial.”
 
Quiñones, 20, had been on loan with the Silverbacks since June 22. He has served as a reserve most of the season thus far, starting in Atlanta’s 1-0 loss to Carolina on July 30.

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers (3-8-4) fell 3-2 against the Atlanta Silverbacks (2-2-11) in front of 2,661 at Lockhart Stadium Saturday night. Brian Arguezes’ first goal of the season and Abe Thompson’s second were not enough as the Silverbacks scored three goals to win their first game on the road this year.

“We knew Atlanta wasn’t what their record shows,” said head coach Daryl Shore. “They got three goals and made it tough for us.”

The Strikers attack started strong with Eduardo Coudet creating a chance from a dead ball for Abe Thompson to score the first goal in the 7th minute. Ten minutes later, Atlanta’s Junior Sandoval provided an effective cross to set up Lucas Paulini for his second goal of the season, leveling the score at 1-1.

“We got a good start to the game, got the goal, then gave up defensively,” said Shore.

The "Coral Reef Cool Kids" 8-and-under team wasn't hard to miss in their tie-dye t-shirts at the USTA Florida Jr. Team Tennis 8-and-under Championships in July at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach. Neither was their team captain, Kara Borromeo, in her tie-dye shirt and clipboard, roaming the courts and speaking to her parent court-captains.

The teaching pro at Coral Reef Park in South Miami, Borromeo and her fellow pro Leroy Pettis have seen the USTA's new 10 and Under Tennis format create an explosion of junior tennis interest at their center. The two began as a "traveling team," using the 10 and Under Tennis equipment on their own before their city-run facility embraced the format.

Now Borromeo and Pettis oversee a small herd of 10 and Under Tennis and Jr. Team Tennis players, as exemplified at the Jr. Team Tennis Florida Section Championships where they fielded teams in the 8-and-under, 10-and-under, 12-and-under, 14-and-under, and two in the 18-and-under divisions.
Forward David Santamaria scored late to give the Fort Lauderdale Strikers (6-10-5, 28 points) a hard fought draw on the road against FC Edmonton (7-5-9, 26 points) at Foote Field on Sunday, August 14. The Strikers move up to a tie for fourth place in the NASL with the NSC Minnesota Stars, three points behind FC Tampa Bay for third.

“We are happy with the point,” said head coach Daryl Shore. “We didn't play our best soccer and the field was tough, that being said the guys battled for the result.”

FC Edmonton took the lead in the 29th minute when midfielder Chris Lemire took a corner kick and defender Paul Hamilton connected with a strong header directed past Strikers goalkeeper Matt Glaeser. The teams traded opportunities, but the first half ended 1-0 in favor of FC Edmonton.
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