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Tampa Bay Rowdies

  1. Rowdies tie Carolina

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    CARY, N.C. — The Rowdies tied Carolina 1-1 at WakeMed Soccer Park on Saturday, snapping a three-match pointless streak.

  2. Rowdies lose to Strikers as Adu makes debut

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    ST. PETERSBURG — For the second straight Saturday, the Rowdies suffered a setback at home, and this time, not even Freddy Adu could save them.

    Freddy Adu enters the game as a sub in the second half.
  3. Rowdies tweak lineup in hopes of sparking sluggish offense

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    ST. PETERSBURG — After an offensive drought that has seen the Rowdies held scoreless in their past two games, coach Thomas Rongen promised change to the lineup.

    Regardless of the status of Freddy Adu, right, Rowdies coach Thomas Rongen has to hope his lineup tinkering will help his team find its offensive juice when it hosts rival Fort Lauderdale on Saturday. [LARA CERRI | Times]
  4. Rowdies have home unbeaten streak snapped in loss to Edmonton

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    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rowdies should have had numerous advantages over visiting Edmonton on Saturday night.

    New Rowdie Freddy Adu, right, looks on before the game. He signed last week but was not in the lineup Saturday.
  5. Freddy Adu seeks to revitalize career with former coach, Rowdies

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Freddy Adu will be the first to say he hasn't lived up to the lofty expectations placed on him.

    Freddy Adu has returned stateside to resume his wayward soccer career, signing with the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the second-division North American Soccer League. After 11 clubs in 11 years, the one-time prodigy from the D.C. suburbs has been running out of options. He lasted just three months with his previous club in Finland, rated the 35th-best league in Europe. [ Photo courtesy of Rowdies]
  6. Rowdies beat Atlanta to kick off fall season

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    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rowdies' performance in the first half-hour Saturday was as scorching as the temperature. And the conditions might have had something to do with Tampa Bay's opponent petering out, too, as the Rowdies held on for a 2-1 victory over Atlanta before 7,002 at Al Lang Stadium.

  7. Rowdies 'hungry' to start fall season

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    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rowdies hope to pick up where they left off.

    The Rowdies, who played three of their last four Spring games at Al Lang, winning all three, start off the Fall with a similar stretch. [LARA CERRI | Times]
  8. Rowdies form partnership with Brazil's Sao Paulo Football Club

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    The Tampa Bay Rowdies announced Tuesday they have formed an international partnership with Brazil's Sao Paulo Football Club. As part of the agreement, the Rowdies will have access to Sao Paulo's training facilities during the offseason, will form technical and staff exchange programs, play exhibition matches at both …

    Rowdies and Sao Paulo officials exchange jerseys. From L to R: Rowdies president and general manager Farrukh Quraishi, Sao Paulo president Carlos Miguel Aidar, Rowdies midfielder Marcelo Saragosa, Rowdies owner Bill Edwards and Rowdies consultant for international development Francisco Marcos. [RODNEY PAGE | Times]
  9. Rowdies end spring season with 3-0 win

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    ST. PETERSBURG — The spring season title was not in the cards, but the Rowdies set themselves up well for a playoff run in the fall with Saturday's 3-0 defeat of Atlanta at Al Lang Stadium.

    Georgi Hristov scores on a late penalty, his first goal this season.
  10. Rowdies keep slim hope for NASL spring season title

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    ST. PETERSBURG — It's a longshot, but the Rowdies know all about it.