FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Dec. 20, 2012) – The Fort Lauderdale Strikers and forward Aly Alberto Hassan have agreed to a contract extension through the 2014 season, the team announced today. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Hassan, 23, completed his first professional season in 2012. He finished with six goals in league plays and added two during the U.S. Open Cup. Hassan made 20 appearances for the Strikers with 13 starts. His first goal came in the same game as his first hat trick as Hassan scored three times against the Puerto Rico Islanders in a 3-2 Strikers’ victory at Lockhart Stadium on April 25, 2012.
“Aly is a young forward who we feel with another year under of experience under his belt will be a big contributor to our team,” said Strikers head coach Daryl Shore. “We are excited to have him under contract for 2013 and look forward to a Aly having a successful season.”
Hassan grew up in South Florida, attending Cypress Bay High School and Nova Southeastern University where he played four seasons. He scored 36 goals in his career at NSU, which ranks him fifth in school history. He received several honors at NSU including being named a unanimous All-Region selection by the NSCAA and Daktronics, Inc. and All-Sunshine State Conference First-Team honors.
Season tickets for the 2013 Fort Lauderdale Strikers are now on sale. Contact the Strikers ticket office by calling (954) 606-0400 or by going to www.strikers.com. Follow the Strikers on Facebook and twitter @FTLStrikers.
ABOUT THE FORT LAUDERDALE STRIKERS
The Fort Lauderdale Strikers, South Florida’s only professional men’s soccer team, will begin their eighth season in 2013. The Strikers have been a part of the North American Soccer League [NASL] since the 2011 season. The team is owned by Traffic Sports USA, the North American subsidiary of The Traffic Group, the leading soccer event management company in the Americas, with headquarters in Brazil, and offices in the U.S. and Europe. The organization is committed to the advancement of soccer in South Florida at the youth, amateur and professional levels. The Strikers are pursuing a permanent home at a significantly renovated Lockhart Stadium, their current home, or at a new soccer-specific stadium in South Florida. More information on the team can be found at http://www.strikers.com.