As the Tampa Bay Rowdies begin their fall season, there is a simple goal in mind.
Just a little bit more. Just a little bit better.
The Rowdies had a fairly successful spring season, finishing in second place, one point behind the New York Cosmos in the NASL Standings with 19 points. But with that comes the knowledge that if it had turned any of its ties into a victory, it could have claimed the title.
The Rowdies will play against the Atlanta Silverbacks as they begin the fall. Tampa Bay finished its Spring Season with a 3-0 win over Atlanta. Atlanta finished in a tie for 10th with a 1-4-5 record. Atlanta scored only seven goals in its 10 matches.
For Tampa Bay, Martin Nunez and Maicon Santos tied for the team lead with three goals each.
Match time is 6 p.m. at Al Lang, where the Rowdies have four wins and a tie this season. The Rowdies are in San Antonio next week to play against the Scorpions.