Tampa Bay Rowdies

  1. Rowdies tie Edmonton in opener


    ST. PETERSBURG — During the offseason, the Rowdies re-signed reigning NASL Golden Ball winner Georgi Hristov and added 2013 league goal-scoring champion Brian Shriver to add potency to an already prolific attack.

    Rowdies forward Georgi Hristov is sandwiched by Edmonton players while attempting to head the ball.
  2. Rowdies hope to dethrone league champion New York Cosmos in 2014


    ST. PETERSBURG — With a new principal owner in St. Petersburg businessman Bill Edwards, new players boasting considerable high-level experience and versatility, and new midfield seats providing premium views of the pitch and waterfront, perhaps no season opener since the reintroduction of the Tampa Bay Rowdies in …

    Clearwater native Brian Shriver practices with the Rowdies Friday at Al Lang Field.
  3. Video: Rowdies award contract to 12-year-old battling cancer


    The Tampa Bay Rowdies this week signed 12-year old fan Cole Eicher to a contract, according to a news release from the team. Eicher, a midfielder on the St. Pete Raiders Youth Soccer Club, has been sidelined since February while undergoing the removal of a brain tumor and radiation treatments while battling cancer.

    Rowdies GM Perry Van Der Beck, left, Georgi Hristov, second from left, Cole Eicher, second from right, and Shane Hill, right.
  4. Goalies MacMath, Attinella set for MLS season


    Eight years ago, they were high school rivals. The precocious upstart out of St. Petersburg against the battle-tested champion from Clearwater.

    Jeff Attinella played all 32 games and finished second in league MVP voting while leading the Rowdies to the 2012 NASL Soccer Bowl Championship.
  5. Rowdies retain GK Restrepo, sign D Wagner


    The Rowdies announced Friday they have signed two players, including starting goalie Diego Restrepo, to new contracts.

  6. Bill Edwards buys controlling interest in Rowdies


    ST. PETERSBURG — With a pair of flat-screen televisions proclaiming "a new era" flanking him at the Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg businessman and philanthropist Bill Edwards announced Thursday that he had purchased a controlling interest in the Tampa Bay Rowdies and would immediately become principal owner of …

  7. Rowdies' Andrew Nestor talks expansion, 2014 and more


    TAMPA — The 2013 season produced a number of great memories for Tampa Bay Rowdies fans, from the Rowdies' defeat of three-time U.S. Open Cup champion Seattle Sounders FC to the resumption of a longtime rivalry with the New York Cosmos after a 28-year hiatus in front of a record home crowd. The Rowdies, though, …

    Andrew Nestor shares his thoughts on next season, the expansion of the NASL and the Rowdies' future in St. Petersburg, among other topics.
  8. Rowdies' Georgi Hristov named NASL's MVP


    In late February, Bulgarian striker Georgi Hristov came to the Tampa Bay Rowdies as an unknown trialist just hoping to find a spot on the roster.

    Georgi Hristov scored 12 goals and had eight assists in league play for the Rowdies despite missing four of the team's final five matches due to a severe foot bruise
  9. Rowdies lose season finale to Minnesota


    ST. PETERSBURG — With the NASL Soccer Bowl out of their grasp, the Rowdies focused on finishing second in the fall season standings with Minnesota United visiting Al Lang Stadium for the 2013 season finale.

    Rowdies goalkeeper Diego Restrepo blocks a shot by Minnesota’s Pablo Campos, though Omar Daley scores on the rebound.
  10. Rowdies set to wrap season against Minnesota


    ST. PETERSBURG — With New York's come-from-behind victory over San Antonio last Saturday, the Rowdies were eliminated from the NASL fall season title chase, and the Cosmos will face Atlanta in the Soccer Bowl on Nov. 9 to crown a new champion.

    Goalkeeper Diego Restrepo, bottom, thwarting Fort Lauderdale’s Darnell King, energized the Rowdies in his starts.