The early fall season struggles continue to the NASL Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Saturday evening the Strikers hosted their first home match of the fall season against Minnesota United. FC Dallas loanees Bradlee Baladez and Richard Sanchez both saw action in the 3-1 loss.
Sanchez went the full 90 for the second straight game for the Strikers. He made several saves in the loss.
Baladez made his first appearance for the Strikers since being loaned to the South Florida side just two weeks ago. He came on in the second half in the 71st minute.
Strikers fell on goals by Max Griffin and Pablo Campos, and an own-goal by defender Rafael Alves. Fort Lauderdale pulled one back on Martin Nunez's goal in the 80th minute.
Amazingly you can watch the entire second half of this game with the video below, thanks to NASL.com. Pretty cool if you have the time to watch it. (Their website has the first half feed as well, though it didn't want to play for me.)
Fort Lauderdale will return to action next week as they travel to Texas to face the San Antonio Scorpions.