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Rowdies launch single-game ticket sales as big season expected

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Tampa Bay Rowdies owner and CEO Bill Edwards is looking for a big season from his team. The Rowdies, who join the USL for the first time, have begun to sell single-game tickets for the 2017 season. The Rowdies open the season on March 25 against Orlando B. How good does Edwards expect his team to be? Very. “We’ve built a tremendous team that has a mixture of returning veterans like Joe Cole, Georgi Hristov and Matt Pickens, and new…

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Rowdies’ first USL schedule is set with 16 home matches

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If the Tampa Bay Rowdies are to contend this year in the USL, they will have the opportunity to get hot. The Rowdies of coach Stuart Cambell play three games in a row three times during the year, including the first three of the season against Orlando B, Toronto FC II and the Ottawa Fury. Later in the season, the Rowdies have a three-game set against Charleston, Pittsburgh and Harrison City. The Rowdies close out their home schedule against Charlotte,…

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Rowdies set to open their first USL season against Orlando B

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Could there be a new war on I-4? And if so, will they fight this one with their feet? The Tampa Bay Rowdies announced its home opener for 2017 against Orlando B on March 25.  It will be the Rowdies’ first USL match. The match will highlight what could be a rivalry in the coming seasons if indeed the Rowdies are allowed to join the MLS. The United Soccer League (USL), the largest second division professional soccer league in the…

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Rowdies hope new energy will lead to better results in 2017

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There are new faces. There is a new league. There is new energy. But for the Tampa Bay Rowdies, the burning question is simple: Will they be better than they were a year ago? For the Rowdies, whose roster is almost complete, that is the burning question. The Rowdies were only ninth in the NASL a year ago, going 9-12-11. This year, however, the Rowdies are in the USL. This year, however, the Rowdies will have star midfielder Joe Cole…

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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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