rowdies fall, NOW WAIT
NEW YORK — The Rowdies missed a chance to clinch a berth in the NASL playoffs in their season finale Saturday, losing 2-0 to New York. The Rowdies can still get the final playoff spot if Jacksonville beats Fort Lauderdale today. Fort Lauderdale gets the spot with a …
ST. PETERSBURG — An early goal from Richard Menjivar set the stage for a good hour-plus of nail-biting, but the Rowdies pulled off a necessary 1-0 victory over Carolina before 6,973 at Al Lang Stadium on Saturday.
ST. PETERSBURG — Given the chance to take the playoff tradition of scoreboard watching one step further, Rowdies coach Stuart Campbell initially swore a nonstressful approach.
ATLANTA — The Rowdies picked up a point to remain in the NASL playoff race with a 0-0 draw at Atlanta on Saturday night.
ST. PETERSBURG — They were seeking more Saturday but at least for the moment, the Rowdies hold the NASL's final playoff spot. Brian Shriver's dramatic late goal gave Tampa Bay a 1-1 tie with league-leading Ottawa before 5,242 at Al Lang Stadium.
ST. PETERSBURG — Sure, there are still three games left after tonight, and the Rowdies could be worse off, tied for the fourth and final NASL playoff spot. But there's no mistaking the must-win feel to this one.
BLAINE, Minn. — The Rowdies fell to Minnesota United 1-0 on Saturday night in front of 8,932 at NSC Stadium.
ST. PETERSBURG — The Rowdies enjoyed being back above the playoff cutline Wednesday, but unfortunately that lasted all of four minutes. Long Tan's goal in the 63rd minute gave the Rowdies what was a short-lived lead as Indy Eleven came back for a 1-1 draw at Al Lang.
ST. PETERSBURG — The Rowdies shut out San Antonio 2-0 on Saturday at Al Lang Stadium to move back into fourth place in the NASL combined spring and fall standings, and move closer to qualifying for the final playoff berth.
EDMONTON — The Rowdies' recent surge hit a stumbling block as Albert Watson's first-half goal doomed Tampa Bay to a 1-0 defeat to Edmonton on Sunday.