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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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Poku Ready for Rowdies Debut

by JAKE NUTTING After waiting patiently for two weeks, Tampa Bay Rowdies supporters are likely to finally get their first glimpse of midfielder Kwadwo Poku when the club travels to face Eastern Conference frontrunner FC Cincinnati this Saturday night. Supporters may have been anxious to see Poku on the field, he’s been just as eager […]

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Martin Vingaard Talks World Cup, Danish National Team Experiences

by JAKE NUTTING If you’ve spotted a Danish flag hanging from one of the apartment buildings next to Al Lang while walking around downtown St. Petersburg over the last two weeks and have wondered who it belongs to, the answer is Tampa Bay Rowdies midfielder Martin Vingaard. After finishing second in a challenging group with […]

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Rowdies Notebook: Refresh Button, Tam’s Media Game, Cole Moves Closer to UEFA License

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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Collins Focused on Changing Rowdies’ Mindset

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 to Play for Rowdies

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

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, Fighting for His Spot, & Dodgy Accents

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 […]