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Schäfer Readies for Emotional Final Match

Schäfer Readies for Emotional Final Match

June 21, 2018 By Jake Nutting

by JAKE NUTTING Marcel Schäfer has known this day was coming for the last two years. That doesn’t make it any easier, though. The Tampa Bay Rowdies midfielder will put an end to his playing career after Friday’s match against Penn FC at Al Lang as he assumes the Sporting Director position at his former

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Rowdies Notebook: Refresh Button, Tam’s M...

June 2, 2018 By Jake Nutting

Rowdies Hit the Refresh Button No one has taken advantage of the opportunity offered by the Tampa Bay Rowdies’ coaching shakeup more than Junior Flemmings. After an underwhelming start to the year, Flemmings has showed the flair most expected from the winger signed in the offseason. Despite not scoring in a positive appearance off the

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Rowdies Notebook: Refresh Button, Tam’s Media Game, Cole Moves Closer to UEFA License
Collins Focused on Changing Rowdies’ Mindset

Collins Focused on Changing Rowdies’ Mindset

May 18, 2018 By Jake Nutting

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

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Home Again: Clearwater’s Curinga Returns ...

January 12, 2018 By Jake Nutting

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

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Home Again: Clearwater’s Curinga Returns to Play for Rowdies
Rob Stone Talks Gold Cup’s Return to Tampa Bay and Rowdies MLS Bid

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

July 9, 2017 By Jake Nutting

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

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Q & A with Tam Mkandawire: England Trip, Fi...

March 16, 2016 By Jake Nutting

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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Q & A with Tam Mkandawire: England Trip, Fighting for His Spot, & Dodgy Accents
Rowdies Flashback: Perry Van der Beck on Facing Euoropean Champs Nottingham Forest in 1980

Rowdies Flashback: Perry Van der Beck on Facing...

March 7, 2016 By Jake Nutting

by JAKE NUTTING With the first leg of their preseason involving MLS competition and an annual match up with the University of South Florida now behind them, the Tampa Bay Rowdies have crossed the Atlantic for a 10-day trip to England where they will play three matches against a mixture of first-team and reserve players

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Dissecting the Rowdies-São Paulo Deal with Rowd...

June 27, 2015 By Jake Nutting

The Unused Substitutes had a chance to catch up with Rowdies President Farrukh Quraishi at the end of one of the club’s biggest weeks since he took over in December of last year. The response to the club’s multi-platform partnership agreement with Brazilian giant São Paulo FC has possibly brought the most attention to the

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Dissecting the Rowdies-São Paulo Deal with Rowdies President Farrukh Quraishi
Zak Boggs Relieved to be Back in Tampa Bay

Zak Boggs Relieved to be Back in Tampa Bay

March 12, 2015 By Jake Nutting

A generalization often thrown out about American soccer is that of all the other sports in America it produces some of the smartest and most well-rounded athletes. As far as generalizations go, that’s a pretty good one to have in your back pocket. Zak Boggs, one of the Rowdies most recent signings, takes that stereotype

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Fox Sports’ Rob Stone on Rowdies Love and...

March 6, 2015 By Jake Nutting

If you weren’t already aware, Fox Sports’ lead studio host for pretty much any soccer event it has aired the past few years, Rob Stone spent the early part of his career in Tampa Bay as a local anchor. He was even the TV analyst for the Tampa Bay Mutiny’s first two seasons before moving

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Fox Sports’ Rob Stone on Rowdies Love and NASL Growth

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