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APSL's top scorer agrees to contract with Rowdies

Jean Harbor, the American Professional Soccer League's all-time leading scorer, has agreed to a three-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rowdies, club general manager Rodney Marsh said Tuesday.

Harbor, who scored 37 goals and added 25 assists in three years, led the now-defunct Maryland Bays to the 1990 championship. He scored the game-winning goal in overtime to beat the Rowdies in the first round of the 1990 playoffs. He added two goals in a 4-1 win that ended the series.

Harbor, 27, will again team with former Bays speedy forward Phillip Gyau, the 1990 APSL most valuable player. Gyau signed a four-year contract with the Rowdies last month.

"We've never had players of Gyau's and Harbor's pace and goal-scoring ability," Marsh said. "We're absolutely delighted and with Ricky Hill and Dickie Backman playing behind them, we should be very potent."

Marsh also announced that Steve Wegerle, last year's coach, and Ken Fogarty, the team's player-coach in 1990, will be co-coaches this season. Wegerle, an assistant general manager, had contemplated relinquishing his coaching duties, citing a lack of time to be a husband and father, too.

"But we've worked it out and the way it's structured now, I have the balance I need," he said.

Fogarty said he was originally fired by Marsh over an off-the-field "philosophical difference," but "I never had any bad blood. We parted amicably and with some validity and I learned from it. I'm delighted to be back."

The Rowdies' 16-game schedule for the 1992 APSL season begins May 2 at San Francisco and ends Aug. 30 at Colorado.