Monday, May 21, 2018

Tampa Bay Rowdies

Rowdies tie in debut of new coach Neill Collins

St. PETERSBURG — Neill Collins, the former Rowdies defender who this week abruptly replaced Stuart Campbell as coach of the team, was a bit ambivalent about his debut, but he sure liked the way his club played in the second half of Saturda...
Published: 05/19/18
Rowdies transition defender Neill Collins to head coach

Rowdies transition defender Neill Collins to head coach

ST. PETERSBURGó Just hours after a 1-0 loss to Jacksonville on Wednesday night, Neill Collins was summoned to Rowdies owner Bill Edwardsí office. Collins wasnít exactly sure what the boss wanted, but after a two-hour meeting he went from being the cl...
Published: 05/18/18
Rowdies coach Stuart Campbell steps down

Rowdies coach Stuart Campbell steps down

ST. PETERSBURG — Tampa Bay Rowdies chairman/CEO Bill Edwards and coach Stuart Campbell announced Thursday that Campbell will step down immediately."It has been wonderful working with Stuart these last few years, and we will miss him," Edwards s...
Published: 05/17/18
Georgi Hristovís 57th goal ties Rowdies team record

Georgi Hristovís 57th goal ties Rowdies team record

ST. PETERSBURG — Georgi Hristov tied a 40-year-old franchise record with his 57th career goal Saturday at Al Lang Stadium, fueling the Rowdies' 2-0 shutout of previously unbeaten Real Monarchs SLC.Hristov, a forward in his sixth season with Tam...
Updated one month ago
Rowdies prepared to press on without defender David Najem

Rowdies prepared to press on without defender David Najem

SAINT PETERSBURG — When describing the loss of defender David Najem, Rowdies head coach Stuart Campbell and the player who will replace Najem chose the same word.Gutted.That settled over the Rowdies last weekend, one that was bad enough based o...
Updated one month ago
Georgi Hristov closing in on Derek Smethurstís Rowdies record

Georgi Hristov closing in on Derek Smethurstís Rowdies record

BRANDON ó Derek Smethurst didnít expect to be a Rowdie for long.As an established player in the English Premier League, he signed a contract to play for the 1975 expansion team in Tampa Bay in the new North American Soccer League. His plan was to spe...
Updated one month ago
Rowdies shut out at Louisville

Rowdies shut out at Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A 69th-minute goal by Louisville City FC was the difference in a 1-0 loss by the Rowdies on Saturday.Oscar Jimenez took a pass from Paolo Delpiccolo and put the ball past goalkeeper Cody Mizell for the defending USL ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Rowdiesí career scorer Derek Smethurst ready to see his record broken

Rowdiesí career scorer Derek Smethurst ready to see his record broken

BRANDON — Derek Smethurst didn't expect to be a Rowdie for long.As an established player in the English Premier League, he signed a contract to play for the 1975 expansion team in Tampa Bay in the newly established North American Soccer League....
Updated: 2 months ago
Five reasons why Lionel Messi is better than Cristiano Ronaldo

Five reasons why Lionel Messi is better than Cristiano Ronaldo

Best players in the world come and go, usually peaking for two or three years. We love them; they decline, we move on. For more than a decade, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have spoiled soccer fans with a level of play that no other player on th...
Updated: 2 months ago

Rowdies hope to match last seasonís home dominance

ST. PETERSBURG — It will be hard to expect the Rowdies to top their home performance from last season, but that's exactly what captain Joe Cole has in mind."We lost one game here last year. And we want to improve on that," Cole said Friday. "No...
Updated: 2 months ago