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Neill Collins on Guenzatti’s Importance for the Rowdies, Tejada with Panama, and Clash with New York

The Unused Substitutes caught up with Tampa Bay Rowdies head coach Neill Collins ahead of the team’s meeting with second-place New York Red Bulls II to talk about responding to defeat, the value of mentality, and Sebastian Guenzatti’s importance to the squad. Unused Substitutes: The team looked really confident against St. Louis. They seemed to […]

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Tejada Nabs Two, Rowdies Grab Top Spot from New York

A day removed from the one year anniversary of his appointment as head coach of the Tampa Bay Rowdies, Neill Collins gave the 7,210 at Al Lang and everyone watching at home the gift of a convincing 2-0 victory over New York Red Bulls II to take hold of the top spot in the USL […]


Rowdies Adding John McCarthy, Andrew Tinari to 2019 Roster

by JAKE NUTTING The Tampa Bay Rowdies have yet to make any roster announcements in the new year, but the club has been working quietly to rebuild the roster and is set to reveal multiple signings in the coming week. Unused Substitutes has learned that two of the new players in the batch of new […]


Coffee Talk: Don’t Get Cocky, Kid

Things were looking pretty good heading into last Saturday. I wouldn’t say I was feeling overly confident that the Tampa Bay Rowdies were guaranteed a win after a bitter 2017 series with the Baby Bulls, but I was feeling pretty good about their chances. Three wins in four matches to start out the year, including a […]


Schäfer, Cole Lock Rowdies into Postseason

For the first time since the they lifted the NASL’s Soccer Bowl trophy in 2012, the Tampa Bay Rowdies are playoff bound. Midfielder Marcel Schäfer engineered the winning result to secure Tampa Bay’s position in the USL postseason on Wednesday night at Al Lang, posting an assist and two goals on New York Red Bulls […]


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 […]