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It's dizzying to follow a checkered soccer ball darting from one end of the field to the other for 90 minutes. But tensions run high on Saturday as the Fort Lauderdale Strikers take on the San Antonio Scorpions for the second time this season. Already beating the Scorpions 2-1 in their last game in Texas, the Strikers will try to do it again come Saturday, this time on their home turf. Marking the first win of the season for new head coach Gunter Kronsteiner, who began in July, the team credits English midfielder Mark Anderson for assisting on the first goal and scoring the second. On a roll, the team won its last game the following weekend against the Atlanta Silverbacks. Rock up to the stadium in your favorite yellow- and red-striped jersey and shout relentlessly into the crowd, which is just as eager as you are for a goal. The match will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Lockhart Stadium, at 1301 NW 55th St. in Fort Lauderdale. Admission starts at $12. Call 954-606-0400, or visit strikers.com.
Sat., Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m., 2013
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Jess Swanson is a staff writer at New Times. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami’s School of Communication and wrote briefly for the student newspaper until realizing her true calling: pissing off fraternity brothers by reporting about their parties on her crime blog. Especially gifted in jumping rope and solving Rubik’s cubes, she also holds the title for longest stint as an unpaid intern in New Times history. She left the Magic City for New York to earn her master’s degree from Columbia University School of Journalism, where she spent a year profiling circumcised men who were trying to regrow their foreskins for a story that ultimately won the John Horgan Award for Critical Science Journalism. Terrified by pizza rats and arctic temperatures, she quickly returned to her natural habitat.
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