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Tampa Bay Rowdies

  1. Rowdies return with hectic schedule

    Soccer

    ST. PETERSBURG — For months the Tampa Bay Rowdies hovered near the top of the United Soccer League's Eastern Conference standings, but all they've done lately is lose ground.

    Georgi Hristov, left, leads the Rowdies with 10 goals as Tampa Bay readies for a home game Saturday night vs. Charlotte. (Charlie Kaijo, Times)
  2. Rowdies fall to New York Red Bulls II

    Soccer

    MONTCLAIR, N.J. — The Rowdies started a three-game road trip with a 4-2 loss to New York Red Bulls II on Saturday.

  3. Rowdies settle for draw at home

    Soccer

    ST. PETERSBURG — The good news for the Rowdies is that they still haven't lost a game at Al Lang Stadium since late April. The bad news is they had to settle for a 1-1 tie against Ottawa on Saturday night in front of 6,710 sweaty fans.

  4. Rowdies lose in St. Louis, snapping five-game unbeaten streak

    Soccer

    ST. LOUIS — The Rowdies wasted an impressive comeback, losing 4-3 to St. Louis FC on Sunday to snap a five-game unbeaten streak.

  5. Rowdies offense catches up to defense

    Soccer

    ST. PETERSBURG — Tampa Bay took control from the very beginning of Saturday's match against Harrisburg and never let up, scoring an early goal after one of many first-half corner kicks. What seemed mercilessly out of reach for much of the game, though, was the insurance goal that the Rowdies have grown accustomed …

  6. Milestone in reach for Rowdies' Matt Pickens

    Soccer

    ST. PETERSBURG — He's no gray beard yet, but Matt Pickens has been around a while as far as pro athletes go. And at age 35, he's still going plenty strong.

    Rowdies goalkeeper Matt Pickens (18) catches a corner kick in the second half during the game between Tampa Bay Rowdies and the Charleston Battery at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Saturday, Jul 22, 2017. Rowdies beat Battery 2-0
  7. Jones: Not sure the MLS odds are in the Rowdies' favor

    Soccer

    Know what would be great? If Major League Soccer awarded an expansion franchise to St. Petersburg.

     Rowdies fans wave flags ahead of the first half during the game between Tampa Bay Rowdies and the Charleston Battery at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Saturday, Jul 22, 2017.
  8. Even without Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid a challenge for MLS All-Stars

    Soccer

    CHICAGO — The greatest spectacle in soccer rolled into Chicago and even without its biggest attraction it still has managed to draw the eyes of the sport to the lakefront.

  9. Rick Kriseman: MLS 'intrigued' by Tropicana Field site for soccer

    Growth

    ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman dropped an intriguing idea while talking to sports talk radio station 620-AM on Tuesday morning:

    St. Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman said if the Rays decide to leave Tropicana Field, Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber is "excited and intrigued" by the Trop as a larger soccer-orientated stadium that could host the Rowdies and world tournaments. [AP photo (2014)]
  10. Rowdies shut out Pittsburgh

    Soccer

    ST. PETERSBURG — Alex Morrell had scored in a Rowdies uniform before, but that was in a U.S. Open Cup match. The former Lakeland high school star opened his USL account in style Saturday, converting twice for a 2-0 defeat of Pittsburgh.