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Tampa Bay Rowdies

  1. Ex-Rowdie Perry Van Der Beck lands vice president gig with United Soccer League

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    TAMPA — Perry Van Der Beck says he'll always be a Rowdie, but after parting ways with the team, he's also something else now.

    Perry Van Der Beck, left, with Paul Dalglish.
  2. Rowdies' Tamika Mkandawire enjoys the role of captain

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    ST. PETERSBURG — He's the Rowdies captain now, and seemingly for every other soccer team he's been on, but growing up in a rugby town could have easily set Tamika Mkandawire onto a different career path.

    Malawi-born English defender Tamika Mkandawire joined the Rowdies in 2014. He is known for his hunger to stay on the field. “Watching is not something I particularly enjoy,” he said.
  3. Rowdies eliminated from U.S. Open Cup by MLS's Columbus

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Rowdies, playing without captain Tamika Mkandawire (illness), crashed out of the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, falling 4-0 to the Columbus Crew of MLS.

  4. Rowdies at Columbus Crew preview capsule

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    Tonight

    Fourth round, U.S. Open Cup

    Rowdies at Columbus Crew, 7

    Notable: The Rowdies advanced to the fourth round by defeating FC Cincinnati 1-0 on June 1 at Al Lang Stadium. This is the farthest Tampa Bay has advanced in the tournament since making the round of 16 in 2013, when it …

  5. Georgi Hristov's game sizzles for Rowdies

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    ST. PETERSBURG

    Spring season? Don't make Georgi Hristov laugh.

    Rowdies midfielder Georgi Hristov, right, is stopped on a scoring attempt against the Carolina Rail Hawks in April at Al Lang Stadium.
  6. Rowdies end spring season with tie, no title

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    JACKSONVILLE — The Rowdies entered Saturday with an outside shot at winning the NASL's spring season title but fell short with a 1-1 tie against Jacksonville.

  7. For Rowdies fans, the Beard is a keeper

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    ST. PETERSBURG

    There is much more to the Beard than the beard.

    Goalkeeper Matt Pickens, 34, juggles the ball between drills. This year the Rowdies have conceded just eight times from nine contests, with Pickens needing to make just 16 saves.
  8. Rowdies top Ottawa in spring season home finale

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Georgi Hristov was the NASL's Most Valuable Player in 2013 but had seen a statistical slip in recent years. Saturday marked the height of a recent turnaround, a great sign for the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

  9. Tampa Bay Rowdies balance Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, NASL ambitions

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Cup competitions in soccer can be a tricky proposition. Out of necessity they intertwine with the regular season, and if a squad has a key game in three days, the cup contest can take a backseat.

    The Rowdies get back into spring season NASL action after advancing Wednesday in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with a win.
  10. Rowdies advance in U.S. Open Cup with win over Cincinnati

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    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rowdies held off a persistent effort from third-division Cincinnati, riding an early Georgi Hristov score to a 1-0 victory Wednesday in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup.