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Tampa Bay Rowdies

  1. Rowdies anxious to get back on track

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Having already played four matches in less than two weeks' time, the Rowdies have to turn around again on short rest to host Saint Louis FC today.

    And they're actually glad about it.

  2. Rowdies come back to beat Toronto FC II

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    VAUGHAN, Ontario — The Rowdies scored three goals in 14 minutes in the second half to get a come-from-behind 3-1 victory over Toronto FC II and move into first place in the USL's Eastern Conference on Friday.

  3. Rowdies dominate Jacksonville Under-23 team in U.S. Open Cup

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Against a heavily overmatched Under-23 team from the Jacksonville Armada program, the Rowdies had an easy time Tuesday. Tampa Bay prevailed 3-0 in the second round of the U.S. Open Cup before an announced crowd of 2,490 at Al Lang.

  4. Rowdies get just enough offense in victory over Louisville City

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    ST. PETERSBURG —When the Rowdies met Louisville City for the first time less than a month ago, Louisville took control from the beginning, riding an early goal momentum to a home win and handing Tampa Bay its first loss.

    Rowdies forward Deshorn Brown stumbles over a Louisville City defender during the scoreless first half at Al Lang Stadium. Brown later scores to give Tampa Bay its final margin of victory.
  5. Revenge motivates Rowdies with Louisville City next

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    ST. PETERSBURG — For the first time in their United Soccer League stint, the Rowdies can draw on a time-tested source of inspiration for athletic endeavors: revenge.

  6. Rowdies beat Richmond, move into tie for first

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Deshorn Brown's scissor-kick goal right before halftime held up as the Tampa Bay Rowdies ended a three-game winless stretch, defeating Richmond 1-0 Saturday before 4,829 at Al Lang Stadium.

  7. Rowdies hope for return to winning form vs. Richmond

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Sure, the Rowdies would liked to have gone through a 16-game home schedule without a blemish. It didn't look like the most far-fetched notion during their 3-0 start at Al Lang.

    Tampa Bay Rowdies Georgi Hristov (10), right, battles for the ball along with Charleston Battery Maikel Chang (21) during the first half Saturday, April 22, 2017 in St. Petersburg.
  8. Thriving Orlando City one of MLS' gems (w/video)

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    ORLANDO — Julie didn't seem to mind that she was standing in the middle of the road, wiping away tears while hundreds of people marched past her, singing and chanting in a massive cloud of purple smoke. To her, they weren't strangers.

    Members of the Ruckus, an Orlando City fan group, head to the home opener at the new downtown stadium.
  9. Jones: MLS Rowdies sounds good, but not sold on it happening

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    Could St. Petersburg really support a Major League Soccer team?

    Ralph’s Mob members cheer a Tampa Bay goal at Al Lang Stadium. The site, ownership and Rowdies brand are pluses in the MLS bid, but can fan support stand up to the league’s scrutiny?
  10. Will MLS take another chance on Tampa Bay? (w/video)

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    Leaving the January cold of New York for a flight to Tampa is usually a welcome getaway. But in 2002, it was not a trip Mark Abbott wanted to make.

    Part of Al Lang Stadium is seen during a recent Rowdies game Saturday, April 22, 2017 in St. Petersburg. Major League Soccer's recent expansions with Orlando City Soccer club and Atlanta United Football Club, has the Rowdies owners excited about possibly becoming the next MLS team.