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Rowdies Adding John McCarthy, Andrew Tinari to 2019 Roster

by JAKE NUTTING The Tampa Bay Rowdies have yet to make any roster announcements in the new year, but the club has been working quietly to rebuild the roster and is set to reveal multiple signings in the coming week. Unused Substitutes has learned that two of the new players in the batch of new […]

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Collins Aims to Change Perception of the Rowdies as he Plans for Future

by JAKE NUTTING If you’re feeling as if the 2018 Tampa Bay Rowdies season was its own special brand of crazy, you’re not alone. Neill Collins knew the job ahead of him in taking over as head coach back in May would be tough, he just couldn’t have predicted how uniquely challenging it would be. […]

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St. Pete City Council Approves Transfer of Al Lang Agreement

by JAKE NUTTING The Tampa Bay Rowdies took an expected but nonetheless important step toward a new era of ownership on Thursday afternoon, as the St. Petersburg City Council voted in favor of transferring the club’s current use agreement to operate Al Lang Stadium from Bill Edwards to the Tampa Bay Rays, who are expected […]

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Rowdies Postseason Hopes Come to an End in Home Finale

by JAKE NUTTING A season full of inconsistency caught up with the Tampa Bay Rowdies in Saturday’s home finale at Al Lang Stadium. An underwhelming start by the Rowdies allowed the visiting Charlotte Independence to jump out to a two-goal lead. A late rally in the dying moments was full of opportunity and chances, but […]

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Third Straight Win has Rowdies in the Thick of Postseason Race

by JAKE NUTTING After months filled with frustrations and stumbles, the Tampa Bay Rowdies are in the unusual but welcome position of having three straight wins in the bank for the first time this year following Saturday’s dispatch of the Richmond Kickers at Al Lang. With a nice confidence boost from Tuesday’s victory at Nashville, […]

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Rowdies Grind Out Win Against Atlanta

by JAKE NUTTING With the official start of fall approaching next week, summer was showing no signs of relenting in its final weekend at Al Lang Stadium on Saturday night, as the Tampa Bay Rowdies battled Atlanta United 2 in oppressive humidity to remain in the postseason hunt. With a heat index of 95 degrees […]