Tag Archives: Tampa Bay Rowdies

Sorry Atlanta, Florida remains the soccer hub of the south

Atlanta United, the reigning champions of America’s men’s major league league have never lost to Orlando City SC in nine matches in multiple competitions. The most recent setback for the boys in purple took place Friday night, a 1-0 loss at Orlando City Stadium. This followed a similar setback in the US Open Cup Semifinal […]

Tampa Bay to host USL showcase

The 2019 USL Experience will be hosted by the Tampa Bay Rowdies and held in the league’s home market.  “We’re looking forward to bringing the USL Experience to the Tampa Bay region in 2019,” Rowdies Chief Operating Officer Lee Cohen said. “The level of youth soccer around Tampa Bay and throughout the country continues to rise […]

Tampa Bay area soccer fans owe Bill Edwards a big thank you

I’ll admit Bill Edwards hasn’t been my favorite owner of a soccer club in Florida. The somewhat gruff and yet flamboyant businessman who transformed St Petersburg’s downtown wasn’t a soccer fan when he bought the Rowdies in 2014, and did a great deal to irritate core soccer people during his tenure as owner. Edwards legacy […]

“YES” vote on Tuesday referendum helps but still doesn’t ensure MLS in St Pete

The Tampa Bay Rowdies want to move from the second division USL to first division MLS.  Tuesday’s city of St Petersburg referendum which will allow the city the flexibility to give the Rowdies a long-term lease for prime waterfront property is certainly low-risk for local voters as the Tampa Bay Times outlines (at least at this point […]

Latest I-4 derby between Tampa Bay and Orlando set for March 25 in St Petersburg

The Tampa Bay Rowdies will open the 2017 United Soccer League season at home on Saturday, March 25 against Orlando City B at Al Lang Stadium in St Petersburg. USL announced today all 2017 home openers, which will be highlighted by the Rowdies match against Orlando. This will be the first renewal of the I-4 […]

What does the Times Square billboard tell us about the Rowdies MLS’ bid?

Tuesday morning the soccer social media world was abuzz with discussion of the Tampa Bay Rowdies Times Square billboard for the #MLS2StPete bid.  What do we make of the billboard – in a word, BRASH!  MLS has historically been a league where conformity is king and rocking the boat is seen as a a detriment […]

US Soccer “war” temporary truce – how it impacts Florida

Five of Florida’s six men’s pro soccer clubs were impacted directly by the ongoing United States Soccer Federation (USSF) sanctioning saga at the lower division level the past three months. In the end the North American Soccer League (NASL) the long-standing USSF-sanctioned Division 2 has lost full sanctioning and now is a provisionally sanctioned D2, […]