1. Rowdies vice chairman Brian Auld, right, holds up a symbolic jersey with new head coach Robbie Neilson, left, Thursday at Al Lang Stadium. Neilson, 43, signed a multi-year contract with the team.
  2. The Rowdies have appointed former player Nicky Law head coach through the end of the season, the team announced Thursday in a news release.
  3. Rowdies coach Neill Collins shouts instructions to his team during a 2022 match against Hartford. His 85 wins entering Saturday are tied for fourth-most in USL Championship history.
  4. Tampa Bay Strikers men's and women's head coach Martin Gramatica applauded his teams' effort but said he isn’t committed to returning next season unless commitments are kept, including getting his staff paid.
  5. Can women's professional soccer flourish in Tampa? A group of local businessmen is banking on it.
  6. Newly acquired Rowdies forward Cal Jennings has a shot on goal blocked during first-half action against Birmingham Legion FC Saturday at Al Lang Stadium.
  7. Rowdies coach Neill Collins, shown here during a match last year, says "there were major issues with the whole performance" of his team's 3-0 loss Saturday night at Charleston.
  8. Rowdies forward JJ Williams plays the ball during the first half of Saturday's match against Indy Eleven at Al Lang Stadium.
  9. Forward JJ Williams comes to the Rowdies after splitting the 2022 season between FC Tulsa and Phoenix, where he scored a combined 12 goals.
  10. Pelé, the Brazilian king of soccer who won a record three World Cups and became one of the most commanding sports figures of the last century, died in São Paulo on Thursday. He was 82.
  11. Croatia players celebrate at the end of the World Cup third-place playoff soccer match after beating Morocco at Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar.
  12. France's Olivier Giroud, left, celebrates with teammate Adrien Rabiot after scoring his side's second goal during the World Cup quarterfinal win over England at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar on Saturday.
  13. Morocco's Bilal El Khannous celebrates at the end of the match after his team defeats Portugal during a World Cup quarterfinal at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar.
  14. United States players react after losing the World Cup round of 16 soccer match 3-1 to the Netherlands in Doha, Qatar, on Saturday.
  15. England's Harry Kane, left, fights for the ball against the United States' Tyler Adams during the World Cup Group B soccer match at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor , Qatar, on Friday.
  16. Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, celebrates after scoring a goal during the World Cup Group H soccer match against Ghana at the Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar, on Thursday.
  17. Saudi Arabia players celebrate at the end of the World Cup Group C soccer match against Argentina at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, on Tuesday.
  18. Hector Garcia, 59, of Glendale Heights, Illinois, poses for a photo during an official U.S. Soccer fan party at the FIFA World Club ahead of a Group B soccer match between the United States and Wales. He plans to attend 28 games during the World Cup.
  19. Wales' Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring past goalkeeper Matt Turner of the United States during the World Cup, Group B soccer match in Doha, Qatar, Monday.
  20. Leo Fernandes scored a team-high 19 goals for the Rowdies during the regular season. The 30-year-old also added nine assists.
  21. Phil Breno has started seven games for the Rowdies after CJ Cochran suffered a season-ending injury. He began the year with Forward Madison FC, a USL League One team.
  22. Rowdies midfielder Leo Fernandes, pictured during a game against Orange County earlier this season, scored the winner in the ninth minute of second-half stoppage time against Memphis 901 Sunday in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
  23. Sebastian Guenzatti, pictured during an August match, has scored five goals in the Rowdies' last four games.
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