Tampa Bay Rowdies, Tampa Bay United Announce Details of Landmark Affiliation

by JAKE NUTTING The Tampa Bay Rowdies are turning their focus to the foundational level of the sport in the region in a major new affiliation with Tampa Bay United, the largest youth soccer organization in the area. Starting this year TBU will now be known as the TBU Rowdies, with the group’s top-tier teams […]

Help Wanted: The Unused Substitutes are Seeking Contrubtors

by UNUSED SUBSTITUTES STAFF It’s been an eventful offseason for the Tampa Bay Rowdies, to say the least. The Unused Substitutes have worked hard to offer the best consistent coverage of the Rowdies, including their switch from the NASL to the USL and their campaign to join MLS. With all the new focus and energy […]

Confirmed: Rowdies 2 Set to Play in Hillsborough at Waters Soccer Complex

by JAKE NUTTING In an unlikely turn of events, the Tampa Bay Rowdies will be returning to the Hillsborough County site where the reincarnated club first envisioned building a soccer specific stadium. More specifically, it will be the club’s newly launched reserve squad, Rowdies 2, in the NPSL that will be hosting matches on the plot […]

Where will Rowdies2 Play?

Roughly 3 weeks after the announcement of the Rowdies2 squad, competing in the NPSL’s upcoming season, and there’s still more questions than answers – players, coaches, stadium, etc…but some answers are starting to come into focus. In a recent team-published interview, Rowdies head coach Stuart Campbell expressed his excitement about the developmental squad and said […]

R2, R2 – whatcha gonna do…?

With today’s announcement of Rowdies 2, the club has confirmed the worst kept secret in Tampa Bay soccer, but lots of other questions remain unanswered – here’s what we know and what we want to know: The team will compete in the upcoming 2016 NPSL season, in the South Region’s Sunshine Conference. That’s pretty much […]

Tampa Bay Rowdies Forming NPSL Reserve Squad

The Tampa Bay Rowdies will indeed be a part of the blossoming relationship between the North American Soccer League and the National Premier Soccer League. Multiple sources have confirmed to theunsubs.com that the Rowdies will field a developmental team in the fourth division league in 2016, with an official announcement coming early Wednesday morning. The club […]