Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tampa Bay Rowdies

Rowdies’ career scorer Derek Smethurst ready to see his record broken

Rowdies’ career scorer Derek Smethurst ready to see his record broken

BRANDON — Derek Smethurst didn't expect to be a Rowdie for long.As an established player in the English Premier League, he signed a contract to play for the 1975 expansion team in Tampa Bay in the newly established North American Soccer League....
Updated: 6 months ago
Rowdies shut out at Louisville

Rowdies shut out at Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A 69th-minute goal by Louisville City FC was the difference in a 1-0 loss by the Rowdies on Saturday.Oscar Jimenez took a pass from Paolo Delpiccolo and put the ball past goalkeeper Cody Mizell for the defending USL ...
Updated: 6 months ago
Five reasons why Lionel Messi is better than Cristiano Ronaldo

Five reasons why Lionel Messi is better than Cristiano Ronaldo

Best players in the world come and go, usually peaking for two or three years. We love them; they decline, we move on. For more than a decade, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have spoiled soccer fans with a level of play that no other player on th...
Updated: 6 months ago

Rowdies hope to match last season’s home dominance

ST. PETERSBURG — It will be hard to expect the Rowdies to top their home performance from last season, but that's exactly what captain Joe Cole has in mind."We lost one game here last year. And we want to improve on that," Cole said Friday. "No...
Updated: 6 months ago
A good problem to have: scoring options aplenty for Rowdies

A good problem to have: scoring options aplenty for Rowdies

ST. PETERSBURG — Scoring wasn't a problem for the Tampa Bay Rowdies last year, but as the new United Soccer League season commences, they're still set on improving.The offensive options are abundant, if to the detriment of coach Stuart Campbell...
Updated a year ago
Bill Edwards says he’s not selling the Rowdies; searching for an ownership group

Bill Edwards says he’s not selling the Rowdies; searching for an ownership group

Rowdies owner Bill Edwards disputed a report Monday that he is selling the soccer team, insisting that he instead is looking to bolster his ownership group."We are looking to put together an ownership group, and we have five or six groups talking to ...
Updated a year ago

Boys soccer: Lucas Gobea’s hat trick propels Jesuit

TAMPA — With an eye on leading his team deep into the playoffs this season, Jesuit sophomore and top scorer Lucas Gobea was determined to get things going when his first shot on goal was deflected off the crossbar by Osceola goalie Gabe Kraja. When h...
Updated a year ago

Boys soccer: Shorecrest recaptures missing district title

LARGO — After a disappointing early exit from the Class A, District 6 tournament last season, Shorecrest Prep’s mission Saturday night was twofold — to climb its way back to the summit while defeating the team that took its place, St. Petersburg Cath...
Updated a year ago

Boys soccer: Shrader’s goal off own rebound gives Newsome 5A-6 title

DOVER — With overtime looming, Spencer Shrader took matters into his own hands Friday night.The senior striker scored on a rebound of his own shot with 32 seconds remaining to lift Newsome to a 2-1 victory over Plant City in the Class 5A, District 6 ...
Updated a year ago

Boys soccer: Clearwater wins first district title since 2012

TARPON SPRINGS — For Clearwater, redemption came at the most opportune moment.The Cinderella sixth-seeded Tornadoes took their third road trip of the Class 4A, District 10 district tourney and emerged as champions, defeating host and top seed East La...
Updated a year ago