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Rowdies move into fourth place with comeback draw against Ottawa

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For the time being, at least, the Tampa Bay Rowdies are the fourth-place team of the NASL, a spot which would qualify the team for the post-season. The Rowdies earned a point Saturday night with a comeback draw against the first-place Ottawa Fury despite having only 10 men on the field at the time of the equalizer. “We wanted the three points, but even at halftime when we were 1-nil down, I believed that if we raised our level and…

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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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Rowdies still have a shot after shorthanded victory

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They stayed alive, bless their short little hands. The Tampa Bay Rowdies, still clinging to one final hope in the spring NASL season, at least kept their possibilities alive Saturday night at Al Lang Stadium, beating Edmonton 2-1 to take over second place in the league standings. The Rowdies now trail the New York Cosmos by three points in the league standings. To win the title, Tampa Bay would have to beat Atlanta, which is tied for last in the…

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A worldwide game began here for two Rowdies

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For them, it began here. On the youth fields, with cheering parents, with volunteer coaches, with a ball and a net. For them, it has ended up here, too. On better fields, with bigger crowds, with professional coaches, with a similar ball and a similar net. And if two members of the Tampa Bay Rowdies would like you to join them on their journey, well, please understand. This sport, this team, this area, all mean a lot to Brian Shriver…

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