Rowdies at Carolina
When/where: 7; WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary, N.C.
Radio/Internet: 1010-AM; fctampabay.com
The opponent: Carolina enters with the same 1-1-2 record as the Rowdies. Both teams' loss came 1-0 to Minnesota. Also like Tampa Bay, Carolina has scored four goals. The RailHawks are third in the U.S. Soccer Federation Division 2 at three goals allowed.
The standings: The Rowdies (five points) are last in the USL Conference, trailing fourth-place Puerto Rico and Minnesota by one point. (Minnesota has played three more games than the Rowdies, Puerto Rico one fewer.) Rochester leads the conference with 11 points. Carolina (five points) resides alone in third in the NASL Conference, three points behind first-place Vancouver.
Road warriors: Tonight begins another three-game road stretch for the Rowdies, their second of the young season. The next home game is May 27 against Minnesota.
Bryan Burns, Times staff writer