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Tampa Bay Rowdies

  1. Carolina beats Rowdies

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    ST. PETERSBURG — During the Rowdies' two-game winning streak entering their match against Carolina at Al Lang Stadium, the offense had been firing on all cylinders, recording seven goals and threatening with regularity to put more on the scoreboard.

  2. Veteran Darel Russell hopes to help Rowdies to title

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Five seasons ago at age 29, Darel Russell won his first championship, guiding England's Norwich City to the League One title and a promotion to the country's second-tier league.

    Darel Russell, left, battles Atlanta’s Jesus Gonzalez for the ball. Russell is one of two Rowdies to play every minute of the fall and spring seasons.
  3. Rowdies finally solve Cosmos

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    ST. PETERSBURG — The previous weekend at Carolina, Tampa Bay Rowdies coach Ricky Hill tinkered with the starting 11 for the first time during the North American Soccer League's fall season, inserting Brian Shriver, Keith Savage and Amani Walker into the lineup.

  4. Diego Restrepo nears return to Rowdies

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    ST. PETERSBURG — On July 10, Diego Restrepo stepped onto the Tampa Bay Rowdies' Walter Fuller training field to participate in his first practice drill since tearing the Achilles tendon in his left foot less than five months prior.

    Rowdies goalie Diego Restrepo tore his Achilles tendon early in preseason training on Feb. 25.
  5. San Antonio beats Rowdies 2-0

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Bolstered by two come-from-behind wins to start the NASL fall season, the Rowdies were oozing confidence before Saturday night's match against first-place San Antonio. But erasing yet another deficit proved too much to ask.

  6. Tampa Bay Rowdies host San Antonio on Saturday

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    ST. PETERSBURG — For the sixth league match in a row and eighth time in the last nine overall, the Tampa Bay Rowdies gave up the first goal of the match Saturday when the Indy Eleven's Kleberson rifled a 25-yard shot past goalkeeper Matt Pickens in the 38th minute.

    Despite playing in both of the Rowdies’ fall season victories, goalie Matt Pickens continues to feel the effects of a quad injury suffered during a loss on May 17 to the New York Cosmos.
  7. Rowdies come back to defeat Indy Eleven

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    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.

  8. Rowdies-Indy Eleven preview

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

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    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.
  10. Rowdies aim to boost scoring touch

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    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.