ST. PETERSBURG — With weather conditions less than ideal and rain pouring down in spurts, the Rowdies prevailed as Robert Hernandez broke the scoreless tie in the 55th minute to defeat Fort Lauderdale 1-0 Saturday night in front of an announced 6,851 at Al Lang Stadium.
ST. PETERSBURG — There's no sense in acting like the Fort Lauderdale Strikers are just any other opponent. For those Rowdies who've already tasted the rivalry, from one side or the other, it's understood.
OTTAWA — The Rowdies earned a point and a shutout on the road Saturday with a 0-0 tie against the Ottawa Fury at TD Place.
It is nearly two hours before game time and Farrukh Quraishi is working the crowd.
ST. PETERSBURG — The Coastal Cup has essentially been for bragging rights. Pretty big-time rights, as the Rowdies and Fort Lauderdale Strikers have a long-standing soccer rivalry.
ST. PETERSBURG — It was about as exciting as 0-0 gets. For the final 45 minutes the Rowdies did just about everything they could to reward a sold-out crowd Saturday night at Al Lang Stadium but in the end settled for a scoreless draw with Minnesota.
ST. PETERSBURG — Spring training for Major League Baseball is useful, but my how the doldrums kick in after a couple of weeks. Week 4 of the NFL preseason? Virtually unwatchable.
After the kickoff was delayed 20 minutes for the host Scorpions to celebrate their 2014 Soccer Bowl as NASL champions, the Rowdies showed they might be in line for this year's crown. Tampa Bay blitzed San Antonio 3-1 Saturday in its spring season opener.
ST. PETERSBURG — Even members of Ralph's Mob might need to keep a roster handy for the first few Rowdies games. Only the most studious of the devoted fan base can be expected to follow all of the team's offseason changes.
HOLLYWOOD — Brazilian star Ronaldo said Wednesday he will attempt to make a playing comeback this spring with the Rowdies rival Fort Lauderdale in the NASL.