Fort Lauderdale Strikers sign Trinidadian center Julius James

Julius James

Trinidadian center back Julius James has been signed to the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, after impressing the team with his recent performances in the Florida Cup.

James, 31, signs with the Strikers after impressing in the 2016 Florida Cup. He started and played 90 minutes at center back in both matches against FC Schalke 04 and Independiente Santa Fe. He also featured against Corinthians and FC Shakhtar Donetsk.

In 2014, James was an active member of the San Antonio Scorpions defense that set a modern NASL record for fewest goals allowed, conceding just 24 times during the regular season. He started the NASL Championship Final against the Strikers, claiming the Soccer Bowl trophy for the Scorpions in a 2-1 victory.

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 James has represented Trinidad and Tobago’s national team more than a dozen times after earning his first cap against Guyana in September 2008.

Coach Caio Zanardi says the team is thrilled to have the former Trinidad and Tobago’s Soca Warrior join their defensive side.