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Rowdies drop exhibition match, 1-0, against Jacksonville Armada

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As the regular season approaches, the Tampa Bay Rowdies‘ defense is obviously ready. The offense, however, could use a bit more effectiveness. The Rowdies lost to the Jacksonville Armada Saturday in their next-to-last preseason game before the regular season, which begins March 25 against Orlando B. The Rowdies dominated much of the play, but could not finish. Armada midfielder J.C. Banks scored the only goal of the match, just three minutes into the second half. “Despite the result, the team…

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Rowdies finish with a sour taste after loss to Jacksonville

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The sting went all the way to the end for the Tampa Bay Rowdies. The Rowdies saw a lead slip away in the final moments of their final game of the season Sunday evening. Tampa Bay dropped a 3-2 game to Jacksonville. Tampa Bay led 2-0 after 20 minutes and 2-1 after 80, but still lost with goals in the 82nd and 83rd minutes. The Rowdies went ahead on goals by Martin Vingaard and Keith Savage. But the Armada came…

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Rowdies don’t finish their chances, end up with a draw against Jacksonville

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A record crowd. Fireworks. Music. For the Tampa Bay Rowdies, it all added up to one big party. But the Rowdies couldn’t finish, and ended up the night in a 1-1 draw with the Jacksonville Armada. It was the seventh time the Rowdies have scored a goal or less in 11 outings. “I thought we played outstanding between both boxes and you saw some of the chances that we had,” Rowdies Head Coach Stuart Campbell said. “We just were nowhere…

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Rowdies draw 1-1 in Spring finale against Jacksonville Armada

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The Spring season title was probably too much to ask, but their final game of the first half was still frustrating for the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Tampa Bay, needing to win a 6-1 match, instead drew a 1-1 game with the Jacksonville Armada to leave it two points shy in the standings. The Rowdies had several chances but did not convert. “I’m frustrated by the result,” Rowdies head coach Stuart Campbell said. “We created lots of opportunities. Their keeper made…

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Tampa Bay Rowdies’ Maicon Santos making the most of second chance

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For Maicon Santos, these are the days of his rebirth. There is always something sweet in the story of a second chance, of a fresh canvas. Santos’ story is one of those. Perhaps, he will help to turn it into the fresh hope of the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Look at Santos now, running free and easy, covering ground, attacking the net. He scored two goals and had an assist against the Jacksonville Armada Saturday night in a 3-2 victory, and…

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