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Miami Toros

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League  NASL
Chairman  Joe Robbie
Founded  1972
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Full name  Miami Gatos / Miami Toros
Dissolved  1976 (rebranded Fort Lauderdale Strikers)
Stadium  Miami-Dade North Stadium (1972), Miami Orange Bowl (1973–1975), Tamiami Field (1974, 1976) Miami, Florida

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The Miami Toros was a professional soccer team in the North American Soccer League from 1972 to 1976. The club was founded in 1967 as the Washington Darts, and moved to Miami, where they played the 1972 season in the NASL's Southern Division as the Miami Gatos. In 1973, the club rebranded as the Miami Toros. Their home field was at times the Miami Orange Bowl, Tamiami Field and Miami Dade College's North Campus Stadium.


After the 1976 season, the team moved to Fort Lauderdale and became known as the Fort Lauderdale Strikers and later moved to Minnesota and became known as the Minnesota Strikers.

Prominent players included 1973 league MVP Warren Archibald and 1975 league MVP Steve David both of whom were from Point Fortin, the smallest borough in Trinidad and Tobago.

Beginning in 1975, the Toros had a rivalry with the Tampa Bay Rowdies that grew even fiercer after the Toros moved to Ft. Lauderdale and became the Strikers.

1976 07 02 miami toros vs tampa bay rowdies

Head coaches

  • Sal DeRosa (1972)
  • John Young (1973–1974)
  • Dr. Greg Myers (1975–1976)
  • Ken Furphy (1976–1977)
  • Owners/GMs

  • Garo Yepremian (1972)
  • John Bilotta (1971–72)
  • Joe Robbie (1973–76)
  • Angel Lorie, Jr. (Managing Partner) (1972–75)
  • Elizabeth Robbie (Managing Partner) (1976)
  • References

    Miami Toros Wikipedia

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