Tampa Bay Rowdies Acquire Fort Lauderdale Strikers’ PC

by on 24 July 2016

Fort Lauderdale Strikers’ most dangerous attacking threat, Brazilian midfielder PC, is off to cross-state rivals Tampa Bay Rowdies. PC did not make the bench for Fort Lauderdale’s match against Minnesota and FiftyFive.One has learned that his transfer to Tampa has been finalized.

Strikers fans will certainly be bemoaning the loss of one of the breakout players in the NASL in 2015. PC scored the go-ahead goal in the Strikers’ recent Open Cup victory over Orlando City SC.

PC’s transfer (it is unclear right now if it was a sale or not) will only add to increased questions about finances in Fort Lauderdale. It comes on the heels of FiftyFive.One’s reporting that players were being asked to hold checks and at times having paychecks bounce.

PC featured for the Strikers in their 3-0 Open Cup loss to the Chicago Fire midweek. He traveled with the team to Minnesota for their Saturday match, but was not included in the 18 with one source saying it was at the request of the Rowdies. This left the Strikers with only five substitutes.

Rowdies fans will be hoping PC can help create some consistency in a squad that has shown flashes of real quality. The Rowdies are currently sitting in 8th place for the fall season with only five points from four matches.

More news will certainly follow, including whether or not this was part of a trade with the Rowdies.

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