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Game preview: FC Tampa Bay vs. Carolina RailHawks


FC Tampa Bay vs. Carolina

Records: Tampa Bay 2-3-4; Carolina 7-1-1

When/where: 7; Al Lang Field, St. Petersburg

TV/radio: BHSN; 1010-AM

Promotion: Former Rowdies player Farrukh Quraishi and current Tampa Bay player Daryl Sattler will sign autographs from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. on the main concourse.

Previous meeting: The RailHawks scored twice in the second half to win 3-1 on May 7 at Al Lang Field.

Last time out: Tampa Bay concluded a two-game trip with Tuesday's 4-0 loss to Edmonton. Four players were injured. F Warren Ukah (head contusion) and M Shane Hill (ankle) should be available. M Chad Burt (foot) and D J.P. Rodrigues (knee) are out. Defenders Andres Arango (thigh) and Omar Jarun (knee) didn't make the trip and are questionable. … Carolina beat Atlanta 2-0 on May 28 to extend its win streak to five. The RailHawks haven't lost since their opener (7-0-1).

New addition: Tampa Bay acquired D Kwame Watson-Siriboe, 24, on loan from MLS's Chicago Fire on Friday. The 26th overall pick (second round) in 2010 appeared in 10 games (seven starts) as a rookie but hasn't played this season. He will stay with Tampa Bay through the end of the NASL season.

Skinny: Since scoring three against Montreal on May 21, Tampa Bay hasn't scored in 186 minutes. … D Frankie Sanfilippo is the only player to start every game and play all 810 minutes. … Carolina has a six-point lead in the league standings. … Carolina F Etienne Barbara leads the NASL with 11 goals, and F Pablo Campos is second with five.

Tickets: (813) 287-1539;; stadium box office

Bryan Burns, Times staff writer

Game preview: FC Tampa Bay vs. Carolina RailHawks 06/03/11 [Last modified: Friday, June 3, 2011 6:37pm]
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