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by JEFF HERNDEN It certainly has been an interesting few weeks for the Rowdies. After four consecutive road losses, owner Bill Edwards and now former Head Coach Stuart Campbell mutually decided to part ways. This led to about 24 hours of wild speculation for Rowdies fans – with names such as Sam Allardyce, John Harkes, John Hackworth, […]

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Coffee Talk: Here’s To New Beginnings

Well, Neill Collins’ first match in charge is in the books and while it wasn’t a revelation, it was the first point and goals the Tampa Bay Rowdies have recorded in nearly a month. We’ll take that. Collins stressed after the match that he didn’t want to overwhelm the players with too many adjustments with […]

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  By JEFF HERNDEN In speaking with the instructor at my coaching course this summer, the topic of tactics came up. He asked, “How do you stop then-Juventus defender Dani Alves from attacking?”  I replied, “You make him defend.” This was part of a larger conversation about to what extent a manager should adjust tactics […]


Rowdies Best Pittsburgh to Close July on Four-Match Unbeaten Streak

By JAKE NUTTING Alex Morrell has been the initiator on several goals for the Tampa Bay Rowdies throughout July. So it was fitting that the Lakeland native bagged his first two league goals on Saturday night at Al Lang to help the Rowdies finish the month with a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and […]


Rowdies Winless Streak Stands at Six After Pittsburgh Loss

By JAKE NUTTING Heading into Thursday’s match against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, the Tampa Bay Rowdies were hoping to snap their five-match winless streak. Instead they stumble home following a 2-0 defeat to the Riverhounds, who had also gone without a win in their last five outings. Coach Stuart Campbell was faced with a reduced roster […]


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 […]