Author: Jake Nutting

Writer at Large for The Unused Substitutes and NASL Beat Writer for Empire of Soccer. Fullbacks are people too.

TBRvLOU Match Ratings

By Jeff Hernden The Rowdies got struck back against Louisville City to on Saturday night with an impressive two-goal swing in the second to take the match. It was a memorable night for veteran Georgi Hristov as became the team’s record holder for the appearances in the modern era, and the rest of the squad […]

#OTTvTBR Player Ratings

by JEFF HERNDEN Jeff has weighed in with his ratings from Saturday’s frustrating draw in Ottawa. On the plus side, the scoreless draw was the fifth shutout the Rowdies have recorded this year. However, it was also the first time the team has been held scoreless this year. The Rowdies and the Fury were able […]

Interview with Rick Baker Following Rowdies’ Huge Referendum Win

by JAKE NUTTING Edwards Group President Rick Baker spoke with The Unused Substitutes the morning following the Tampa Bay Rowdies’ resounding referendum win to set the stage for a longterm use agreement and renovation project at Al Lang Stadium as part of the team’s effort to join Major League Soccer. The following is a transcript […]

St Pete Voters Give Rowdies Go-Ahead to Negotiate New Al Lang Use Agreement

by JAKE NUTTING The Tampa Bay Rowdies’ campaign to move up to Major League Soccer continued to chug along on Tuesday as St. Petersburg residents voted to allow the team and city to negotiate a new 25-year use agreement for Al Lang Stadium. A longterm deal is a necessary part of the team’s proposal to […]