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Rowdies win 5-0 at Charleston

Tampa Bay now returns home to face Birmingham next Saturday.
After struggling in past games at Charleston, the Rowdies rebound in a big way. [Tampa Bay Rowdies]
After struggling in past games at Charleston, the Rowdies rebound in a big way. [Tampa Bay Rowdies]
Published Aug. 4, 2019

The Rowdies routed host Charleston 5-0 on Saturday night to reclaim first place in the USL Championship’s Eastern Conference after 24 hours in second.

Lucky Mkosana scored twice in the first four minutes for Tampa Bay (13-2-7, 46 points). Malik Johnson, Zach Steinberger and Jaime Siaj also scored. Goalkeeper Macklin Robinson, playing in place of injured John McCarthy, made four saves.

In three previous visits to the Battery’s MUSC Health Stadium, the Rowdies lost every game without scoring in 270 minutes of play.

The Rowdies host Birmingham at 7:30 next Saturday at Al Lang Stadium.


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  5. Tampa Bay Rowdies coach Neill Collins celebrates with players in a match against Memphis 901 FC at Al Lang Stadium on Aug. 24. [MATT MAY  |  Matt May/Tampa Bay Rowdies]
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  10. Rowdies fans wave flags ahead of a 2017 game at Al Lang Field. (Times   |   2017)
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