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After another shutout, Rowdies’ Thomas Rongen vows changes

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Shortly after he lost a game when a ball caromed off one of his best player’s faces, Tampa Bay Rowdies’ coach Thomas Rongen said it was time for some new ones. In the aftermath of the Rowdies’ 1-0 loss to FC Edmonton, Rongen vowed to shuffle the deck with his players before next week’s game against Fort Lauderdale. He talked of introducing several new players to his lineup, including newly signed sensation Freddy Adu “provided he has a good week.”…

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Rowdies’ goalkeeper Matt Pickens wants to leave them frustrated

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His favorite moment on the pitch is not in the instant he has made an incredible save. His favorite moment is not walking off with a shutout in his grasp. His favorite moment is not to silence the jeers of the opposing fans, or out-shoulder an opposing poacher, or turning a threatening shot into just another deflection. No, for Tampa Bay Rowdies’ goalkeeper Matt Pickens, the favorite moment of all is a slice of the game that comes in the…

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Rowdies find an extra spark in playing their old team

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Call it a little bit of gas for the fire. Call it an extra dose of motivation. Call it a chip on the shoulder. Call it a spur in the backside. A chance to prove yesterday wrong. For members of the Tampa Bay Rowdies, Saturday night’s game will be a fine opportunity to show the Strikers what they let slip away. All of this was theirs, of course. Martin Nunez and Stefan Antonijevic and Darnell King and Kamil Contofalsky and Justin…

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