PLANT CITY — VSI Tampa Bay FC had plenty of motivation entering its U.S. Open Cup second-round match against the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
TAMPA — The left back position has been worrisome all season for the Rowdies, mainly because of the team's lack of a truly experienced player to fill that spot.
ST. PETERSBURG — With a week off until a May 18 game at Minnesota United FC, the Rowdies hope a string of injuries that have hampered the team during the first half of the NASL spring season will heal.
ST. PETERSBURG — Heading into their lone bye week of the NASL spring season, the Tampa Bay Rowdies needed a victory against Edmonton to keep pace with the rest of the teams atop the league standings.
ST. PETERSBURG — Wherever Jordan Gafa has landed during his soccer career, Frankie Sanfilippo has been close by to lend a helping hand.
FORT LAUDERDALE — Luke Mulholland scored his third goal of the season and Alex Dixon his first to lift the Rowdies to a 2-1 victory over Fort Lauderdale on Saturday.
Rowdies at Fort Lauderdale
When/where: 7:30; Lockhart Stadium
TAMPA — Having time to dissect Saturday's second-half meltdown, in which a 3-1 lead turned into a 4-3 loss to Atlanta, Rowdies coach Ricky Hill pointed to myriad factors.
ST. PETERSBURG — With two goals and an assist against Atlanta on Saturday night, Luke Mulholland matched Aaron King for the best performance by a Rowdies player since the team's re-emergence in 2010.
ST. PETERSBURG — For three months, Jay Needham was in soccer limbo.