Fafa Picault had a tremendous season for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, finishing second only to Minnesota United forward Christian Ramirez in the NASL scoring race. His 12 goals was an exceptional return from a player that was virtually unknown at the beginning of the season, and was sure to have larger clubs with deeper pockets taking notice.
On Friday, it looks as if Picault is set to leave the NASL, with Sparta Prague reportedly reaching an agreement with the player. This will be yet another huge setback for the Strikers after reaching the NASL title game, but will also be exciting to see what Picault can do against European competition.
It's been a rough start to the winter for Fort Lauderdale, who have now lost multiple key players to other clubs, but next week ought to be exciting for the club. In addition to Ronaldo being officially introduced as part of the ownership group, the club is expected to announce as many as 18new signings, some of whom will be loans from Corinthians.
It will certainly be interesting to see what the club looks like next season, after coming up just short of a title in 2014.