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Evans Frimpong Gets a Brace in Rowdies 2-2 Draw

The Tampa Bay Rowdies came close to avenging their heartbreaking 4-3 loss at Hofstra last October with their own late game rally, but in the end had to settle for a 2-2 with the playoff bound New York Cosmos. Midfielder Evans Frimpong was the unexpected scorer for the Rowdies, notching his first two goals of […]

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Australian Football a No-Go at Al Lang Stadium

Australian football won’t be coming to Al Lang next year after all. The St Petersburg Starfish, of the United States Australian Football League, officially changed its name to the Tampa Bay Starfish earlier today. Along with the name change comes the news that the team will now play its inaugural season next year at Plan […]

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Great38’s Halftime Interview with Rowdies GM Perry Van der Beck

The Rowdies haven’t won a game since August 30th. The have conceded 15 goals while scoring only 6 goals in that stretch. A run of form that poor is bound to raise a lot of questions. During halftime of the 3-2 loss to Minnesota Rowdies General Manager Perry Van der Beck did a quick interview with […]

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Greenlight Pinellas Plan Could Benefit Rowdies Down the Road

The Rowdies represent the entire Tampa Bay area, but they currently call Pinellas County home. And considering how big of a booster principal owner Bill Edwards is of St Petersburg, and all his hints at building a new multi-use sports facility on the Al Lang Stadium site, Pinellas will likely remain their home for many […]

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Rainy Days Mean Congestion for the Rowdies

Summer may have officially ended a few days before the scheduled Coastal Cup finale but Mother Nature refused to let the Rowdies and their fans off the hook without at least one huge rain delay in the 2014 season. Unfortunately that rain delay was more of a monsoon delay and ultimately resulted in the big […]

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Inception of the Rowdies-Strikers Rivalry

After exhaustive research (google) the Unused Substitutes have unearthed a preview that ran in the, at the time, St. Petersburg Times the day of the first official game between the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Fort Lauderdale Strikers on May 7,1977.The original NASL Strikers started out as the Miami Gatos in 1972. In 1973 they re-branded […]

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Win 2 tickets for Rowdies vs Scorpions on 7/26!

To celebrate the awesome support we’ve gotten from you guys & girls out there, we’re going to give away 2 general admission tickets for the July 26th home game vs. San Antonio! Here’s how to enter: Find Matt or Dan at the pregame tailgate this Saturday. (Remember, you need to have a ticket to Saturday’s […]

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Blog: May You Live In Interesting Times

Sunday night, the Rowdies hosted Orlando City in the second leg of the I-4 Derby. After a back-and forth game that saw Orlando take the lead twice, and Georgi Hristov even the score both times, Orlando prevailed 3-2. The result, Hristov’s two goals and another strong performance by the trialist Ricardo Morris is what should […]