The Fort Lauderdale Strikers have acquired goalkeeper Jeff Attinella on loan from Real Salt Lake of MLS, pending USSF approval. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, per team policy.
“We’re excited to be able to add a player like Jeff to our team,” said Strikers head coach Daryl Shore. “Obviously, he knows our league and will be able to contribute right away.”
The 24-year-old Clearwater, Fla. native Attinella, was named the NASL Best XI goalkeeper with the Rowdies in 2012. He led Tampa Bay to the 2012 NASL Championship, stopping three penalties in the final against Minnesota.
In 2012, Attinella played every minute of all 32 matches for the Rowdies. He lead the NASL in saves with 142 and posted 11 clean sheets, while maintaining a 1.07 GAA. He was voted to the 2013 NASL Best XI.
The Strikers play on Saturday, May 11, against top of the table Minnesota United FC at Lockhart Stadium with kickoff at 7:30 p.m.