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Spring Expectations Fall Back to Earth After Rowdies Fall to Cosmos 2-0

In the euphoria of the opening night domination over San Antonio and buzz from the first gameday at the transformed Al Lang it was easy to forget that the Rowdies are a team in transition. Head Coach Thomas Rongen said after the disappointing draw against Minnesota last week that some reflection and tinkering was necessary. […]

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Winning Goal Eludes Rowdies in Debut of New-Look Al Lang

After many months of anticipation, Rowdies fans finally got their first up close look of the retooled roster and completely overhauled Al Lang Stadium on Saturday night. The match – against last year’s best NASL team Minnesota United – ended with a somewhat deflating 0-0 result after several near misses from the Rowdies in the […]

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Revamped Rowdies Convincing in 3-1 Win over San Antonio

  DISCLAIMER:┬áIf you were watching along last night you already know that the broadcast went dark for about 20 minutes. I hate writing a recap without a full picture of the match but there is no way I wasn’t going to write about such a convincing Rowdies win, you know? Although, for all we know […]

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1-1 Draw in ATL Ends Rowdies Playoff Fight, Starts Another

The Tampa Bay Rowdies playoff hopes officially died in Atlanta after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with the Silverbacks. The Rowdies were fortunate to escape Atlanta with at least one point as the Silverpacks looked the much more offensively potent side. After the match Ricky Hill gave credit for the defensive effort from all the players and […]

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Rowdies Lose Out 3-2 in Eighth Home Defeat This Year

It seems strange to ever call a loss palatable, but expectations tend to shift pretty quickly after an embarrassing 7-0 defeat. So a 3-2 loss to league leading Minnesota almost seems acceptable. Almost, but not really considering it’s another deathblow to any playoff hopes for the Rowdies, and it was also the eighth home loss […]

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Rowdies Implode in San Antonio

The San Antonio Scorpions are not 7-0 better than the Tamp Bay Rowdies. No team in the league is 7 goals better than the Rowdies. In fact, no NASL team is 7 goals better than any other team in the league. Of course that doesn’t meant it can’t happen like it did for the Rowdies […]

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Weight of Inevitability Crashes Down on Rowdies in Coastal Cup Finale

It happened. It took 5 years but the Rowdies are finally on the losing end of a Coastal Cup after a 3-2 loss to the Strikers at home. Of course losing out on a Coastal Cup was inevitable, but that doesn’t mean it stings any less for the club and its fans. Especially considering the […]

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Despite Promising Start Rowdies Draw with Eddies

For a brief, flickering moment against Edmonton it appeared that the Tampa Bay Rowdies had solved their offensive woes and were on their way to notching some goals. In the end though, the Rowdies promising start netted nothing and they had to settle for a deflating 1-1 draw at Al Lang. With Shane Hill out […]

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Rowdies Shut Out By The Eddies

The Rowdies were shut out by another Canadian side this week. This time the blow on the road against Edmonton in a 1-0 defeat. Edmonton’s lone goal from Lance Laing in the 64th minute was enough for the victory as the Rowdies impotent attacking form continued on from last week’s 2-0 loss to Ottawa. Ricky […]