The Fort Lauderdale Strikers traveled a short distance to Bradenton, Fla. and dropped a 6-1 preseason scrimmage against FC Dallas of MLS on Saturday evening at IMG Academy Stadium.
The Strikers took the lead in the opening eight minutes with a goal from forward Aly Alberto Hassan.
Then, a pair of tallies by Blas Perez and one each from Kellyn Acosta, Fabian Castillo, Michel and Je-Vaughn Watson gave FC Dallas the victory.
The Strikers will continue their preseason leading up to their opening match of the 2014 NASL Spring Campaign hosting the expansion team of the Ottawa Fury FC at Lockhart Stadium on April 12.
02.22.2014: Bradenton, Florida; IMG Academy Stadium
FORT LAUDERDALE STRIKERS – FC DALLAS 1-6 (1-4)
Aly Alberto HASSAN 8’ – Blas PEREZ 17’, 44’; Fabian CASTILLO 19’; Kellyn ACOSTA 31’; Je-Vaughn WATSON 57’; MICHEL 78’ pen
Fort Lauderdale Strikers: Lionel Brown - Shawn Chin, Rafael Alves, Jahbari Garibaldi, Alen Flott, Nickardo Blake, Fafa Picaunt, Heitor Pinotti, Carlos Salazar, Darnell King, Aly Alberto Hassan. Booked: Hassan 10’, Chin 39’
FC Dallas: Chris Seitz (46: Richard Sanchez) - Jair Benitez, Moises Hernandez, Matt Hedges (69: Danny Garcia), Kellyn Acosta (64: Andres Escobar), Hendry Thomas (60: Victor Ulloa), Andrew Jacobson, Je-Vaughn Watson, Mauro Diaz (85: Aaron Meyer), Fabian Castillo (84: Coy Craft), Blas Perez (80: Jonathan Top). Booked: Hernandez 9’, Perez 44’
R: Andrew PFERRERCORN