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Tampa Bay Rowdies

  1. Rowdies beat Orlando City in USL debut before record crowd at Al Lang

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Georgi Hristov's penalty kick goal, the result of a long period of Rowdies dominant play, was the difference in Tampa Bay's 1-0 defeat of Orlando City B on Saturday night before a loud and record Rowdies crowd at Al Lang Stadium.

    Young Rowdies fans cheer ahead of the first half of the game between Tampa Bay Rowdies and Orlando City B at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Saturday, March 25, 2017.
  2. Rowdies loaded with new faces for Saturday opener in new league

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Short of getting awarded a Major League Soccer franchise — and they're trying hard on that front — it was as eventful an offseason as the Tampa Bay Rowdies have ever had.

    Tampa Bay Rowdies fans react to a goal by Tampa Bay Rowdies midfielder Keith Savage during the Tampa Bay Rowdies game against the New York Cosmos on Saturday night, July 23, 2016 in downtown St. Petersburg. The Tampa Bay Rowdies tied the New York Cosmos 2-2, with a penalty kick goal from Tampa Bay Rowdies midfielder Joe Cole in stoppage time. ZACK WITTMAN  |  Times
  3. MLS holds its version of spring training in Pinellas County

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    Spring training in Florida has always meant baseball in March. That used to be especially true in St. Petersburg, where over the years Al Lang Stadium was the spring home for teams like the Yankees, Orioles, Mets, Cardinals and the early years of the Devil Rays.

    The backdrop at Al Lang Stadium isn't too shabby as visiting MLS teams play in the Rowdies' annual Suncoast Invitational. (Courtesy of the Rowdies)
  4. Bill Edwards, Rowdies contingent make in-person MLS pitch

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    With a cleverly concocted phrase and a large show of support, Tampa Bay Rowdies owner Bill Edwards went to work in New York City.

    Rowdies chairman and CEO Bill Edwards, center, and former St. Petersburg mayor Rick Baker, right, make their presentation to MLS executive Mark Abbott in New York.
  5. Report: Rowdies might be preparing move from NASL to USL

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    ST. PETERSBURG — There was no comment from the Tampa Bay Rowdies Monday night amid reports the team will be moving out of the North American Soccer League.

  6. Rowdies knocked out of playoff race

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    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rowdies hoped to improve their slippery playoff outlook Saturday. But a red card in the first half and two missed open-goal opportunities changed all that.

  7. Rowdies lose to Indy, damaging playoff hopes

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    ST. PETERSBURG — After a pulsating half-hour that saw the Rowdies keep their playoff hopes afloat, the soccer gods that seemed destined to have them duck out of the playoff picture struck again Wednesday. Visiting Indy Eleven shook off a Rowdies rally for a 3-2 victory when Nicki Paterson drilled in the winning …

  8. U.S. hopes for hosting soccer's World Cup in 2026 get a boost from FIFA

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    The governing council of soccer's world governing body, FIFA, voted Friday to bar countries in Europe and Asia, which will host the next two World Cups, from bidding to host the tournament in 2026. The decision significantly increases the chances that the event will take place in the United States, either as the sole …

  9. Rowdies tie Miami, keep pace for final NASL playoff spot

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    MIAMI — The Rowdies came back from a 2-0 deficit on goals by Georgi Hristov and Juan Guerra to tie host Miami 2-2 on Friday night and create a three-way tie for the fourth and final NASL playoff spot.

  10. Rowdies stay in playoff hunt with tie against Minnesota

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    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rowdies were only too glad to extend Minnesota's late-game misery Wednesday, pulling off a crucial 2-2 draw when Keith Savage scored in the 92nd minute. The teams stayed tied for fourth place and the final playoff spot in the NASL, but the Rowdies have a game in hand.