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Rowdies remain in the race with 1-0 victory over Carolina

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The Tampa Bay Rowdies, who have had trouble scoring all season long, managed only one goal Saturday night. That was plenty. The Rowdies picked up three points with a 1-0 victory over the Carolina Railhawks. Eric Avila scored his third goal of the year to lift the Rowdies, getting the goal after an assist from Darnell King. “It’s great to be back home playing in front of our fans,” Rowdies coach Stuart Campbell said. “They were superb again tonight the way they supported us, the noise they…

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Tampa Bay Rowdies defeated by Carolina Railhawks on two penalty kicks

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The Tampa Bay Rowdies continued to have problems finishing on their offense Saturday night. This time, however, the defense faltered, as well. The Rowdies lost a 4-1 decision to the Carolina Railhawks. The Rowdies played without Neill Collins and Tamika Mkandawire, who had played every minute of the season. Even worse, backups Stefan Antonijevic ad Frankie Sanfilippo each committed fouls that let to successful penalty kicks by Carolina. “[We’re] obviously disappointed with the result,” Rowdies Head Coach Stuart Campbell said.…

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Rowdies’ Tommy Heinemann had to work to use his head in soccer

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A sphere heads toward your head, fast and hard. What do you do? Probably, you duck. That’s human instinct, after all. It happens in baseball, and it happens in basketball, and it happens in dodgeball. But not in soccer. In soccer, you let the ball slam into your head, and you try to direct the carom. In soccer, you figure, it’s what heads are for. Take for instance, Tommy Heinemann of the Tampa Bay Rowdies, who drove the winning goal…

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Rowdies take over fourth place in NASL, eye playoff berth

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For the Tampa Bay Rowdies, the playoffs are within sight. After a Fall Season in which the Rowdies have struggled – they are tied for seventh in the Fall – Tampa Bay has fought its way back into fourth place in the standings. Tampa Bay beat the Carolina Railhawks, 1-0, as the Fort Lauderdale Strikers lost 2-1 to the Indy 11. That gives the Rowdies 39 points in the combined standings, one point ahead of the Strikers. If Tampa Bay…

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Rowdies snap three-game losing streak with tie against Carolina

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Well, it beats losing. The Tampa Bay Rowdies tied the Carolina Railhawks Saturday night, 1-1, ending a three-game losing streak in the NASL. The Rowdies, who have been challenged offensively for most of the season, have only four goals in the Fall Season. This time, they got a go-ahead goal from Georgi Hristov, who scored on a one-timer on a cross from Darnell King. The Railhawks tied the score three minutes later, however, on a goal by Mark Anderson. Neither…

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