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Tampa Bay Rowdies sign winger Walter Restrepo

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The Tampa Bay Rowdies have signed Walter Restrepo for the remainder of the 2017 United Soccer League season, the club announced Thursday, pending league and federation approval. Per club and league policy, further contract details were not disclosed.

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Easy call: St. Pete Cty Council to set Al Lang referendum

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If all issues before the St. Petersburg City Council were as easy as the once members will consider Thursday morning, anyone could do the job. The Council has a vote scheduled to set a referendum on a plan to privately renovate Al Lang Stadium. That’s so a bid by Tampa Bay Rowdies’ owner Bill Edwards to obtain a Major League Soccer franchise for the city can continue. If the vote is anything but yes, the Council will have lost an…

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Bill Edwards seeking control of Fort Lauderdale Strikers after team defaults on loan

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Tampa Bay Rowdies owner Bill Edwards could be soon adding another soccer team to his lineup — the Fort Lauderdale Strikers — after the team failed to pay back several thousand dollars in loans. In a complaint filed Nov. 17 in Pinellas County’s Sixth Judicial Circuit Court, Edwards says his Marketing Solution Publications loaned the Strikers $450,000 in mid-2016. The Strikers is the DBA name of the Miami FC professional football club. After the team allegedly claimed to lack funds for…

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Tampa Bay Rowdies make right decision moving from NASL

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The Tampa Bay Rowdies announced Tuesday a move to the United Soccer League (USL) from the North American Soccer League (NASL). The move — anticipated for weeks — sent shockwaves through American soccer fandom. NASL is a designated Division 2 league while USL is a designated division 3 league by the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF). Divisional designations aside, USL currently looks a much safer long-term bet for a club like the Rowdies with a rich history and unlimited ambition. It…

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