USF soccer hosts FC Tampa Bay on Sunday
USF men's soccer will play an exhibition Sunday at 7 p.m. against FC Tampa Bay in what will mark the end of an era as the last soccer match played at USF's soccer and track stadium. The Bulls will open their new soccer stadium this fall.
FC Tampa Bay earned a 3-0 win at Central Florida on Sunday, and plays against Saint Leo on Wednesday before finishing the preseason against the Bulls. FCTB opens its 2011 season on April 9 at home against Montreal -- home games will be played in St. Petersburg at Al Lang Stadium, former spring training home of the Devil Rays. FCTB has a USF alum on roster in goalkeeper Jeff Attinella, who graduated after last season.
Tickets for the USF-FCTB game are $5 in advance and $7 at the gate, and USF players and coaches will hold an hour-long youth soccer clinic at 5:30 p.m. -- the cost is $10 and includes a game ticket.
-- Speaking of soccer, there are former Bulls dotting a few MLS rosters as their season is underway -- Bernardo Anor made the Columbus Crew as a rookie, even scoring a goal in a preseason game. He joins USF alum Jeff Cunningham in Columbus, and Anthony Wallace is back with the Colorado Rapids and Zak Boggs with the New England Revolution.
-- Heavy rains forced USF to cancel Monday's spring football practice, and Weather.com has thunderstorms all week ... until Saturday, when they forecast sunshine for the 2 p.m. spring game at Raymond James Stadium. The Bulls will attempt to practice next on Wednesday afternoon.