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Rowdies fight to a 0-0 draw with expansion Puerto Rico

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A familiar problem caught up the Tampa Bay Rowdies in Puerto Rico Saturday night. The ability to finish. The Rowdies ended up in a scoreless tie with the expansion Puerto Rico team in Bayamo, Puerto Rico. Both teams had scoring chances, but neither could convert. “In the first half, they pressured us high up the field but we were also able to create chances of our own,” said Rowdies’ coach Stuart Campbell. “I took a gamble in the second half…

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Tampa Bay Rowdies fight Indy 11 to 0-0 draw in season opener

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Good and frustrating. That about sums it up. Everything you want to know about the Tampa Bay Rowdies’ opener Saturday night was etched in the final 0-0 score. The goaltending was solid on those few occasions it needed to be. The defense was superb. Still, the Rowdies were unable to score, which led to bits of frustration for the Rowdies at the start. Despite several chances, the Rowdies were unable to take advantage of a game in which it clearly…

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Rays’ starting pitching off to good start in spring training

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The Tampa Bay Rays’ starters are starting off well in spring training. Chris Archer ran the scoreless streak to five Friday when he shut out the Red Sox for the first two innings in a 7-2 defeat. James Loney and Logan Morrison each had two hits for Tampa Bay. For the Rays, the bright spot has been the starting pitching during  the team’s 1-2 beginning. “I accomplished everything I wanted to accomplish and that was to be over the plate…

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Rowdies sharp, battle Montreal Impact to scoreless draw

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Once again, they were scoreless. But for the Tampa Bay Rowdies, this was better than nothing. The Rowdies played Montreal, one of the best teams in the MLS, to a scoreless draw Saturday night. And while it was their third straight scoreless game – more than 270 minutes in a row – coach Stuart Campbell saw it as a momentum builder. And a case can be made that in preseason, momentum can be as important as winning. “We played well,”…

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Rowdies are scoreless in disappointing draw with Atlanta

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The continuing headache of the Tampa Bay Rowdies‘ offense continued to haunt the team Saturday night in Atlanta. The Rowdies, once again, failed to score in a 0-0 draw with the Atlanta Silverbacks. Tampa Bay, trying desperately to get into the league’s top four in the combined standings, could have used the points that a victory would have brought. Instead, Tampa Bay got a point, but only one, in the draw. Going scoreless was hardly a new thing for the…

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