Tampa Bay Rowdies

  1. Rowdies come back to defeat Indy Eleven

    Soccer

    Striker Georgi Hristov's goal in the 89th minute completed a comeback for the Rowdies, who defeated the host Indy Eleven 2-1 on Saturday night in the NASL.

  2. Rowdies-Indy Eleven preview

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  3. Tampa Bay Rowdies rally to beat Atlanta 3-2

    Soccer

    ST. PETERSBURG — For the first 45 minutes of the Rowdies' NASL fall season opener against Atlanta, the bugaboos that plagued them through much of the spring resurfaced.

    The Rowdies are held scoreless until Casey Townsend, left, breaks through in the 58th minute against goalie Derby Carrillo.
  4. Rowdies aim to boost scoring touch

    Soccer

    ST. PETERSBURG — In one sequence during an intrasquad training match Thursday, 6-foot-4 Tampa Bay Rowdies forward Carl Cort leaped over a defender and powered a header into goal.

    For the first time this year, the Rowdies have virtually their entire arsenal of players, including forward Carl Cort, left.
  5. Rowdies fall to Orlando City again in exhibition

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    ST. PETERSBURG — In five previous matches with in-state rival Orlando City, the Rowdies were beaten and bloodied by the Lions, losing all five by an aggregate score of 15-5.

  6. Tampa Bay Rowdies beat Fort Lauderdale 3-1

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Prior to the Rowdies' friendly Friday against in-state rival Fort Lauderdale at Al Lang Stadium, coach Ricky Hill said the monthlong break between the NASL spring and fall campaigns has served to re-energize his squad as much mentally as physically.

  7. Rowdies believe new Al Lang turf will help; fireworks tonight

    Soccer

    ST. PETERSBURG — Rowdies midfielder Shane Hill shuffled his feet along the freshly laid Celebration Bermuda grass during the team's first training session on the new pitch Thursday at Al Lang Stadium.

    "The old field was difficult, because when the ball was rolling, we didn't know if it would stay true or bounce up, so we had to concentrate all the way," said Shane Hill, left, celebrating a goal with Keith Savage in 2013. [Times files (2013)]
  8. Rowdies GM critiques U.S. World Cup round of 16 loss

    World Cup

    The U.S. was trying to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2002. So what went wrong against Belgium Tuesday and what does the national team need to do going forward? We asked Tampa Bay Rowdies general manager Perry Van Der Beck, who earned 23 caps with the U.S. national team from 1979-85.

  9. Analysis: Be proud of U.S. soccer team

    World Cup

    Despite a 1-0 loss to Germany in its final group game, the United States advanced to the knockout stage for the second straight World Cup for the first time Thursday. How should U.S. fans feel? Rowdies general manager Perry Van Der Beck, who played 23 games for the U.S. team, offers his expertise.

  10. Perry Van Der Beck analysis: U.S. tie heartbreaking but encouraging

    World Cup

    The United States was 30 seconds from advancing to the knockout stage of the World Cup on Sunday, but a late goal from Portugal's Varela tied it and that means there is some work to do Thursday against Germany. Tampa Bay Rowdies general manager and former national team player (23 appearances) Perry Van Der Beck provides …

    American midfielder Graham Zusi, left, and Portugal’s Miguel Veloso battle for the ball during their teams’ 2-2 tie.