Goalkeepers/Assistant Coach – Ricardo Lopes
Ricardo Lopes is now in his eighth season with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers serving as the team’s goalkeeping and assistant coach. In his tenure as goalkeepers coach, Lopes has mentored many outstanding pros including Josh Saunders, Caleb Patterson-Sewell, Pat Hannigan and current Strikers star Matt Glaeser. Lopes also enjoyed a standout career as a player in Brazil. With Fluminense from 1983-1985, he won three Rio de Janeiro state championships in a row and in 1984 helped Fluminense win the Brazilian national championship.