The 2017 Subbie Awards

It’s that time of year again, and by “that time of year,” I mean time to do something we’ve never done before – year end awards, and you all get to help decide! We’re going to award the inaugural Subbies in 4 categories: Offensive Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year Most Valuable […]

Rowdies Set to Sign Former Cosmos Midfielder Sebastian Guenzatti

By JAKE NUTTING The Tampa Bay Rowdies are close to adding yet another attacking midfielder to strengthen their roster in the back half of the United Soccer League season. Former New York Cosmos winger Sebastian Guenzatti is close to a deal with the Rowdies after training with the team this week, Unused Substitutes has learned. […]

Everybody Loves Georgi

By JAKE NUTTING Georgi Hristov did what he does best on Saturday night. Six minutes after entering as substitute to make his 121st appearance and pass Takuya Yamada for the record, Hristov grabbed the lead for the Rowdies against Louisville City with an outstanding strike. His teammates and Coach Stuart Campbell weighed in on Hristov’s […]

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 […]

Bill Edwards Files Suit Against NASL, Seeking to Have Franchise Agreement Voided

by JAKE NUTTING Tampa Bay Rowdies Owner Bill Edwards has followed through on last year’s threat of legal action against the North American Soccer League over its ties to Traffic Sports, the company brought down in the FBI’s 2015 investigation into FIFA corruption. Edwards filed a lawsuit in Pinellas County on Thursday, alleging he was […]