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Tampa Bay Rowdies

  1. 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.

  2. 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]
  3. 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]
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

  6. Rowdies hang on to top Edmonton 2-1

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Up until the Rowdies' Darwin Espinal found the back of the net in the 37th minute, all Ralph's Mob had to cheer about was Cedric Paquette's first-period goal for the Lightning.

  7. Fresh approach gives Rowdies boost

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Through eight games of the NASL spring season, Tampa Bay's decision to revamp the roster has paid off.

    LARA CERRI  | TIMES 
Tampa Bay Rowdies teammates (from left) Martin Nunez (7), Robert Hernandez (26), Ben Sweat (4) and Marcelo Saragosa (8) celebrate after making a goal in the first half of the game against Fort Lauderdale at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg Saturday, May 16.
  8. Rowdies tie Indy 2-2 and have three players ejected in wild, rain-delayed game

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    The Rowdies tied the Indy Eleven 2-2 Saturday after a weather delay of more than two hours, and despite having three players sent off with red cards in Indianapolis.

  9. Rowdies knocked out of U.S. Open Cup

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    The Rowdies were knocked out of the U.S. Open Cup with a 1-0 loss to the host Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Wednesday night.

  10. Rowdies defense controls rainy game

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    ST. PETERSBURG — With weather conditions less than ideal and rain pouring down in spurts, the Rowdies prevailed as Robert Hernandez broke the scoreless tie in the 55th minute to defeat Fort Lauderdale 1-0 Saturday night in front of an announced 6,851 at Al Lang Stadium.

    After scoring in a heavy downpour, the game’s only goal, Robert Hernandez celebrates with Rowdies teammates Martin Nunez, far left, and Ben Sweat with Marcelo Saragosa coming in to join the party.