Monday, November 20, 2017

Tampa Bay Rowdies

Report: Tampa Bay to miss out on MLS expansion this time?

Report: Tampa Bay to miss out on MLS expansion this time?

It doesn’t look like Major League Soccer will be expanding to Tampa Bay this time around, according to a report this week from Sports Illustrated.Two new franchises will be selected from among Sacramento, Nashville and Cincinnati, according to Grant ...
Published: 11/16/17
Rowdies season ends with playoff loss to New York Red Bulls II

Rowdies season ends with playoff loss to New York Red Bulls II

ST. PETERSBURG — So much for seedings. The defending United Soccer League champion New York Red Bulls II, a No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, notched its second upset by defeating the No. 3 Rowdies 2-1 in extra time Saturday night in fro...
Updated one month ago
Red-hot Rowdies win playoff opener

Red-hot Rowdies win playoff opener

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rowdies entered Saturday night’s United Soccer League playoff opener as the league’s hottest team. First-round opponent FC Cincinnati did nothing to cool them down. Veteran midfielder Marcel Schafer scored two first-half goals, G...
Updated one month ago
A rare treat Saturday for Rowdies: a home playoff game

A rare treat Saturday for Rowdies: a home playoff game

ST. PETERSBURG — Rowdies fans, set to be rewarded with their first home playoff match in five years, can also take a little credit for it.Strong, supportive showings at Al Lang all season helped boost Tampa Bay to the best home record in the Eastern ...
Updated one month ago

Rowdies to host Cincinnati in playoffs

The Rowdies open the USL playoffs by hosting sixth seed Cincinnati in an Eastern Conference quarterfinal at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Al Lang Stadium. They learned they would be the No. 3 seed after Saturday’s league matches but were unsure of their oppo...
Updated one month ago

Rowdies clinch home playoff game with win in finale

ORLANDO — The Rowdies shut out Orlando City B 2-0 in Thursday's regular-season finale, clinching a home game in the USL quarterfinals.The Rowdies will have an Eastern Conference playoff matchup Oct. 21 at Al Lang Stadium against an opponent to ...
Updated one month ago
Win puts Rowdies back in playoffs

Win puts Rowdies back in playoffs

The 3-2 win over New York in the Rowdies home finale secures Tampa Bay's first postseason berth in five years.
Updated: 2 months ago
Tie keeps Rowdies from clinching playoff spot

Tie keeps Rowdies from clinching playoff spot

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rowdies had plenty to play for Saturday, but their opponent had even more at stake. Though outplaying the Bethlehem Steel all night, Tampa Bay ended up with a 1-1 tie before an announced crowd of 6,611 at Al Lang Stadium.Th...
Updated: 2 months ago
Rowdies close in on playoff spot

Rowdies close in on playoff spot

ST. PETERSBURG — It went beyond physical to one of their key players getting injured and possibly out for the season due to the aggressiveness of the opponent's tackles.The Rowdies' 2-2 draw at Bethlehem on Wednesday was the kind of game that w...
Updated: 2 months ago
New Rowdie Hunter Gorskie nets game's lone goal

New Rowdie Hunter Gorskie nets game's lone goal

ST. PETERSBURG — Hunter Gorskie enjoyed a smashing Tampa Bay debut, scoring the lone goal and getting in one of many crucial second-half clearances as the Rowdies held off visiting Charlotte 1-0 before an announced 7,786 at Al Lang Stadium. Tam...
Updated: 2 months ago