The Fort Lauderdale Strikers are an American professional soccer team based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Founded in 2006, they play in the North American Soccer League, the second tier of the American soccer pyramid. The team, known as Miami F.C. until 2011, are named for the original Strikers, who played in the old North American Soccer League from 1977 to 1983. They play their home games in Lockhart Stadium. They have a fierce in-state rivalry with the Tampa Bay Rowdies.