Turn your World Cup frenzy into real-world aspirations this Saturday when South Florida's premier professional soccer team, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, hosts open tryouts for its upcoming fall season. Perhaps you have all the makings of the next Neymar Jr. or Lionel Messi and just haven't lived up to your full potential. OK, let's not get carried away here, but in all seriousness, you do stand a chance at being the next Mitchell Lopez or Ronaldo Viera perhaps. Both of these two Fort Lauderdale Strikers' defenders made their way onto the team's roster through open tryouts last season. You could be next. Warning, though: This is not for the faint of heart; come prepared to run endless wind sprints in 90-degree weather.
Player check-in begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Sawgrass Mills, located at 3003 N. University Drive in Sunrise. Cost is $125. Due to limited availability, players are asked to complete registration online at strikers.com with payment to confirm their spot. For those 18 and older only. Call 954-606-0400.
Sat., June 28, 2014