ST. PETERSBURG — It's not the result they wanted, but it certainly could have been worse. Neill Collins' 87th-minute header off a corner kick was the reward the Rowdies settled for Saturday night during a 1-1 draw with St. Louis before an announced 6,068 at Al Lang Stadium.
ST. PETERSBURG — Having already played four matches in less than two weeks' time, the Rowdies have to turn around again on short rest to host Saint Louis FC today.
And they're actually glad about it.
VAUGHAN, Ontario — The Rowdies scored three goals in 14 minutes in the second half to get a come-from-behind 3-1 victory over Toronto FC II and move into first place in the USL's Eastern Conference on Friday.
ST. PETERSBURG — Against a heavily overmatched Under-23 team from the Jacksonville Armada program, the Rowdies had an easy time Tuesday. Tampa Bay prevailed 3-0 in the second round of the U.S. Open Cup before an announced crowd of 2,490 at Al Lang.
ST. PETERSBURG —When the Rowdies met Louisville City for the first time less than a month ago, Louisville took control from the beginning, riding an early goal momentum to a home win and handing Tampa Bay its first loss.
ST. PETERSBURG — For the first time in their United Soccer League stint, the Rowdies can draw on a time-tested source of inspiration for athletic endeavors: revenge.
ST. PETERSBURG — Deshorn Brown's scissor-kick goal right before halftime held up as the Tampa Bay Rowdies ended a three-game winless stretch, defeating Richmond 1-0 Saturday before 4,829 at Al Lang Stadium.
ST. PETERSBURG — Sure, the Rowdies would liked to have gone through a 16-game home schedule without a blemish. It didn't look like the most far-fetched notion during their 3-0 start at Al Lang.
ORLANDO — Julie didn't seem to mind that she was standing in the middle of the road, wiping away tears while hundreds of people marched past her, singing and chanting in a massive cloud of purple smoke. To her, they weren't strangers.
Could St. Petersburg really support a Major League Soccer team?