Match Recaps

Rowdies Draw 2-2 with Riverhounds in Collins’ Coaching Debut

Rowdies Draw 2-2 with Riverhounds in Colli...

News Recaps

by JAKE NUTTING It was a night of quite a few firsts as the Tampa Bay Rowdies recorded a 2-2 draw in Saturday’s bout with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at Al Lang Stadium. In his first match since taking over for Stuart Campbell on Thursday, [...]

Match Ratings

#TBRvPGH Match Ratings

#TBRvPGH Match Ratings

May 22, 2018

by JEFF HERNDEN It certainly has been an interesting few weeks for the Rowdies. After four consecutive road losses, owner¬†Bill Edwards and now former Head Coach¬†Stuart Campbell mutually decided to part ways. This led to about 24 hours of wild speculation for Rowdies fans – with names such as Sam Allardyce, John Harkes, John Hackworth, […]

#CHSvTBR Match Ratings

#CHSvTBR Match Ratings

May 3, 2018

by JEFF HERNDEN I know what you’re thinking. New season, same story; the Rowdies are two different teams home and away. To a certain extent, you’re right. The Rowdies do tend to play more reserved on the road, but I’m not quite sure that is due to tactical changes. Teams play the Rowdies differently on […]

#TBRvSLC Match Ratings

#TBRvSLC Match Ratings

April 25, 2018

by JEFF HERNDEN Coming in to this one, the Rowdies had two points to prove: that the result at NYRB II was a fluke, and that the team is still a legitimate contender not only in the Eastern Conference, but in the USL. Playing against the reigning USL regular season champions and currently undefeated Real […]

The Bench

The Bench, Volume 3 Issue 2

The Bench, Volume 3 Issue 2

April 7, 2018

The Bench, Volume 3 Issue 2 Independent news and opinion about the Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer club

The Bench, volume 3 issue 1

The Bench, volume 3 issue 1

March 24, 2018

The Bench, Volume 3 Issue 1 Independent matchday news and opinion about the Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer club.


Collins Focused on Changing Rowdies’ Mindset

Collins Focused on Changing Rowdies’...

May 18, 2018

by JAKE NUTTING When Neill Collins’ phone rang on Thursday morning to summon him to a meeting with Tampa Bay Rowdies owner Bill Edwards, getting an offer to coach the team he’s played for since 2016 was not what he was expecting. After roughly two and half seasons with Stuart Campbell at the helm and […]

Home Again: Clearwater’s Curinga Returns to Play for Rowdies

Home Again: Clearwater’s Curinga Ret...

January 12, 2018

Unlike most who returned home over the holidays, Kyle Curinga will be sticking around. Born and raised in Clearwater, Curinga has only dreamed of playing soccer since he was three years old. He achieved that dream when he latched on with GBK Kokkola in Finland’s third tier one year removed from high school and finds […]

Rob Stone Talks Gold Cup’s Return to Tampa Bay and Rowdies MLS Bid

Rob Stone Talks Gold Cup’s Return to...

July 9, 2017

By JAKE NUTTING For the first time since 2011, Tampa Bay will play host to the U.S. Men’s national team in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. This Wednesday night at Raymond James Stadium, Coach Bruce Arena and the national team players will look to shake off the disappointment of Saturday’s 1-1 result against Panama on Saturday […]

Q & A with Tam Mkandawire: England Trip, Fighting for His Spot, & Dodgy Accents

Q & A with Tam Mkandawire: England Tri...

March 16, 2016

by JAKE NUTTING The Rowdies wrapped up their preseason trip to England on Tuesday with an encouraging 1-1 draw with a Stoke City XI. The Unused Substitutes had a chance to catch up with the lone Englishman on the roster, Tamika Mkandawire, right after the team finished up with its final training session of the […]


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