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St. Pete City Council Approves Transfer of Al Lang Agreement

by JAKE NUTTING The Tampa Bay Rowdies took an expected but nonetheless important step toward a new era of ownership on Thursday afternoon, as the St. Petersburg City Council voted in favor of transferring the club’s current use agreement to operate Al Lang Stadium from Bill Edwards to the Tampa Bay Rays, who are expected […]

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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 […]

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Rowdies Pushing For 2020 MLS Entrance After League Sets Expansion Timetable

by JAKE NUTTING A week after officially launching their campaign to gain admittance into Major League Soccer, the Tampa Bay Rowdies have learned the timetable for achieving their goal. On Thursday, MLS Commissioner Don Garber revealed that the 25th and 26th and teams to enter the league will be announced at some point in the […]

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Report: Bill Edwards Threatens Legal Action Against NASL

by JAKE NUTTING Bill Edwards isn’t quite done with the NASL yet. In a report from The Guardian, the Tampa Bay Rowdies owner claims that he is set to take legal action against the NASL over its relationship with Traffic Sports, the Brazilian sports marketing company that was heavily involved in the NASL until last […]

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Rowdies Owner Bill Edwards on Rough Season, Moving Forward with Stuart Campbell, Freddy Adu’s Status

The Tampa Bay Rowdies were not on the field for Sunday’s NASL championship final. They missed the postseason entirely despite owner Bill Edwards’ consistently bold proclamations that the team would and should finish the year as one of the league’s final four teams. However, in the face of such a massive letdown, Edwards was far […]