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Rowdies, Fury FC play to scoreless draw in Ottawa

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The Tampa Bay Rowdies couldn’t have asked for a better start to Saturday afternoon’s match against the Ottawa Fury FC at TD Place. Until the assistant referee intervened, anyway. Justin Chavez appeared to give the Rowdies a lead in the fourth minute, heading home a Michael Nanchoff corner kick, but the goal was called off due to the positioning of Leo Fernandes, who was standing in front of Ottawa goalkeeper Callum Irving and may have shielded his vision from an…

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Tampa Bay Rowdies finalize 2017 Opening Day roster

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The Tampa Bay Rowdies round out their roster by signing three more players ahead of next weekend’s season opener, pending league and federation approval. Forward Martin Paterson, goalkeeper Akira Fitzgerald and defender Kyle Porter have all earned contracts after lengthy trials with the Rowdies. The trio arrived in February to train with Tampa Bay and play in preseason matches. Paterson, 29, has appeared in four matches as a trialist and scored the Rowdies’ game-winning goal against the University of Tampa…

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Four players return for Tampa Bay Rowdies 2016 roster

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The Tampa Bay Rowdies have exercised club options on four players from their 2015 team as their roster begins to take shape for the 2016 North American Soccer League season. The Rowdies picked up options on defenders Darnell King and Zac Portillos, as well as midfielder Keith Savage and forward Darwin Espinal. These four players combined for 3,845 minutes of play last season. King, a Tampa Bay native, made 27 appearances for his hometown club, including 25 starts. He transitioned…

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Rowdies tie Railhawks 1-1, remain number 2 in NASL standings

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The Tampa Bay Rowdies made the journey up to WakeMed Soccer Park in North Carolina this weekend, playing the hosting Railhawks to a 1-1 draw. The one-goal-scoring effort earned the Rowdies their 8th overall point of the season and brought their record to 2-2-1, good enough to retain second place in the NASL standings. They trail only the first place New York Cosmos — the only team to beat the Rowdies so far this season. A Carolina 6th minute score from Nacho Novo, the…

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