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Rowdies draw in Joe Cole’s debut after winning goal disallowed

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The script was perfect. The comeback was complete. The debut was perfect. And, for the Tampa Bay Rowdies, it was all waved off. The Rowdies, one call away from a memorable comeback, instead settled for a 1-1 draw with Rayo Oklahoma City, which was playing only the sixth game of its history. That tie was a bit of a letdown, considering that it was the debut of midfielder Joe Cole. It was Cole whose free kick was re-directed into the…

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Tampa Bay thinks it made a great signing in England’s Joe Cole

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Bigger than Pele? Bigger than Franz Beckenbauer? Bigger than everyone? The Tampa Bay Rowdies have made a significicant addition to their soccer team in signing English player Joe Cole. It may well have been historic. “I think this is the most significant player to be signed by the NASL in its history,” said Rowdies owner Bill Edwards at Tuesday’s introductory press conference. “You have a lot of guys who come in, who are stars, but in their late 30s or turning…

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