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    By JEFF HERNDEN After a disappointing result in Louisville, the Rowdies needed a big performance to get back on track. And they certainly achieved that. Head Coach Stuart Campbell returned to the same starting XI as in the home opener, opting for speed on the wings, wide play and crosses. The only disappointing aspect of […]


Coffee Talk: We should do this more often.

We at the Unused Substitutes have a firm stance that Ottawa is one of the most boring teams to play against in North American soccer. Tampa Bay’s records against Ottawa side is underwhelming to say the least and matchups with the Canadian side typically end in frustration. But if Saturday’s scoreline is the way this […]

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Rowdies Drub Ottawa 5-0

There was an uneasy air of familiarity through 60 scoreless minutes of the Tampa Bay Rowdies’ matchup against Ottawa Fury FC on Saturday night. The Canadian side has proven to be a tough nut to crack for the Rowdies over the years. In 12 previous meetings with Ottawa, the Rowdies settled for seven draws. Saturday’s […]


Rowdies Blanked for First Time This Year

by JAKE NUTTING As was the case in many of their matchups in the North American Soccer League, the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Ottawa Fury battled to a draw in their second meeting in the United Soccer League on Saturday afternoon. Neither team was able to produce quality scoring chances on the rain-soaked turf in […]


Rowdies Edge Ottawa 1-0, Close Homestand with Three Wins

by JAKE NUTTING The Tampa Bay Rowdies remain unscathed in the young USL season after scrapping it out with Ottawa Fury FC to take a 1-0 win at Al Lang Stadium through a Georgi Hristov header in the opening minutes of the second half. An ankle injury to winger Leo Fernandes required Rowdies Coach Stuart Campbell to […]


Rowdies Facing a Familiar Foe for First Match Against an Independent USL Team

by JAKE NUTTING The first two games of the year went about as perfectly as the Tampa Bay Rowdies could have hoped for. Two wins and two shut outs are a welcome boost to the team’s morale after entering their first season in the United Soccer League with high expectations. Nabbing the wins at home […]


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 […]


Draw with Ottawa in Home Finale Knocks Rowdies Out of Postseason Race

by JAKE NUTTING You’d be hard-pressed to script a better match to represent all the struggles the Tampa Bay Rowdies have endured this year than Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Ottawa Fury FC that officially brought their playoff hopes to an end. Red cards, an inexplicable defensive error capitalized on by the opponent, sure-fire scoring chances […]


Hristov Brace Sinks Ottawa Fury, Keeps Rowdies in Spring Title Hunt

by JAKE NUTTING After scoring the lone goal in Tampa Bay’s win over FC Cincinnati in the U.S. Open on Wednesday, forward Georgi Hristov helped his side cap off the busy week with a two-goal performance to dismiss Ottawa Fury FC in front of crowd of 6,078 in the final game at Al Lang of […]


Spring Week 10 Preview: Rowdies host Ottawa Fury FC

by JAKE NUTTING Gameday Information Tampa Bay Rowdies host Ottawa Fury FC Saturday, June 4, 7:30 p.m. ET TV/Streaming: Bright House Sports Network, ESPN3 Referee: Jaime Herrera The Rowdies look to have finally hit their stride as the Spring Season is winding down. They picked up a emphatic 2-0 win over Minnesota United on the […]