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Rowdies Sign Four Young Invite-Only Combine Players

  The Rowdies got even younger this week with the official announcement of midfielders Jeff Michaud and Marquez Fernandez, defender Zac Portillos, and goalkeeper Chris Glodack as the latest additions to the 2015 roster. All four were participants in Tampa Bay’s invite only combine that took place on the final weekend in January. They are […]

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The State of the Rowdies Roster

With 18 players officially signed and announced, and preseason games kicking off this week, now seems like a good opportunity to go over where the Rowdies stand in their offseason rebuild. We’ll take a look at each area of the roster individually. There’s been so much turnover at the club that it feels almost as […]

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The Five W’s for Final Waterfront Masterplan Meeting

  Who is needed: You, and all other available fans of the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Seriously, spread the word, carpool, whatever you need to do to ensure you and your fellow fans are present. What: A presentation of the ideas being out forth to the St Petersburg City Council for the Downtown Waterfront Masterplan, including the redevelopment […]

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Rowdies Forward Brian Shriver Embraces Offseason Changes

Arguably the biggest signing in the NASL prior to the 2014 season was Brian Shriver leaving Carolina to join the Rowdies on a multi-year contract. On paper it meant a match made in heaven. Shriver, the 2013 NASL Golden Boot winner would be paired with the 2013 NASL MVP Georgi Hristov. The move was a […]

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Saying Goodbye to Frankie Sanfilippo

The writing was on the wall for all to see, but that doesn’t make the release of Tampa Bay Rowdies longtime captain Frankie Sanfilippo any easier to swallow. A portion of the quote from Rowdies President Farrukh Quraishi that accompanied the press release announcing the release of Sanfilippo, along with fan lightning rod Shane Hill, […]

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Did the Defense Improve?

In almost every one of his interviews the new Rowdies Head Coach Thomas Rongen mentions, “the spine of the team,” as being his top priority. For a team that has conceded 50 goals in the combined 2014 season, one can see why. While the Rowdies retained Tamika Mkandawire, Blake Wagner, and captain Frankie Sanfilippo, the […]

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Rejuvenated Thomas Rongen Ready to Reshape the Rowdies

The Unused Substitutes had a chance to speak with new head coach Thomas Rongen during his busy workday trying to build a brand new Rowdies roster in time for the 2015 season. He touched on scouting local and international soccer talent, his renewed interest in coaching, his time with the American Samoan national team, and […]

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Farrukh Quraishi Looks to Rebuild Rowdies Roster and Brand

New Tamp bay Rowdies President and General Manager Farrukh Quraishi officially assumed his duties on Monday, December 1st. The Unused Substitutes caught up Quraishi on Friday evening, as he was leaving the office after his first week on the job. He touched on a few topics, including the process of hiring a new coach, the […]

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Rowdies Season Finale Ends in Hectic 2-2 Draw

The Tampa Bay played to a 2-2 draw with Indy Eleven in front of 6,377 fans at Al Lang Stadium in St Petersburg. With both teams already eliminated from playoff contention weeks ago, the game was the 2014 finale for both. Despite the post season irrelevance both sides approached the game looking to end the […]