Match Ratings

#CHSvTBR Match Ratings

by JEFF HERNDEN I know what you’re thinking. New season, same story; the Rowdies are two different teams home and away. To a certain extent, you’re right. The Rowdies do tend to play more reserved on the road, but I’m not quite sure that is due to tactical changes. Teams play the Rowdies differently on […]

Match Ratings

#TBRvCHS Match Ratings

By JEFF HERNDEN On Saturday night the Rowdies attacked their way back in to winning form with an impressive display against the Charleston Battery, the Eastern Conference leaders. Aside from slow starts to both halves, the Rowdies dominated on all areas of the field. Matt Pickens had his usual excellent night in goal, the back four […]

Match Ratings

#CHSvTBR Player Ratings

By JEFF HERNDEN Although Matt Pickens earned my Man of the Match award for this one, I could easily have given the award to Ralph’s Mob for their incredible show of support. Coach Stuart Campbell again made several changes to his starting XI due to Deshorn Brown heading to D.C. United, and injuries to Michael Nanchoff and Leo Fernandes. Campbell stuck with […]


Rowdies Drop Second Straight, Fall 10 Points Back of Charleston

By JAKE NUTTING The Tampa Bay Rowdies posted their second 2-0 loss in as many weeks on Saturday night, falling to the United Soccer League’s Eastern Conference leading Charleston Battery on two late goals at MUSC Health Stadium in South Carolina. Tampa Bay’s high defensive linen kept Romario Williams at bay for the first half […]


Battery Bombardment Sends Road-Weary Rowdies to a 3-2 loss

On April 12th, 1861, Confederate cannons surrounding Charleston harbor began a 34-hour barrage of Union troops who had sought refuge in Fort Sumter, then believed to be one of the strongest fortresses of the world. Ten days and 156 years later, the Charleston Battery only needed 90 minutes to claim another win on the waterfront, […]


USL Eastern Conference Digest Week 1: New Beginnings, A Lot of Penalties

by JAKE NUTTING A new attendance record at Al Lang Stadium and a 1-0 win over Orlando City are about as good as the Rowdies could have asked for to kick off their first season in the United Soccer League. Facing off with Orlando was an easy adjustment from the North American Soccer League for […]