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Tampa Bay Rowdies defeat Toronto FC II on road

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The Tampa Bay Rowdies unleashed a three-goal barrage in a span of 14 minutes in the second half to post a come-from-behind 3-1 victory over Toronto FC II Friday evening. Joe Cole, Martin Paterson and Darwin Jones scored goals between the 68th and 82nd minute to lift the Rowdies (6-2-2 (W-T-L), 20 points) into first place in the Eastern Conference for at least one night. “I thought the players showed tremendous character,” Rowdies Head Coach Stuart Campbell said. “It was…

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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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