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Tampa Bay Rowdies finalize 2017 Opening Day roster

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The Tampa Bay Rowdies round out their roster by signing three more players ahead of next weekend’s season opener, pending league and federation approval. Forward Martin Paterson, goalkeeper Akira Fitzgerald and defender Kyle Porter have all earned contracts after lengthy trials with the Rowdies. The trio arrived in February to train with Tampa Bay and play in preseason matches. Paterson, 29, has appeared in four matches as a trialist and scored the Rowdies’ game-winning goal against the University of Tampa…

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Tampa Bay Rowdies sign Zac Portillos to new contract

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After exercising a club option on Zac Portillos’ contract in November to bring him back for the 2016 North American Soccer League season, the Tampa Bay Rowdies have successfully renegotiated a longer contract for the young defender. Portillos has agreed to a new one-year contract with a club option for 2017. Further contract details were not disclosed. In his rookie year as a professional, Portillos, 23, won a starting position at left back for the Rowdies’ first two games of…

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Four players return for Tampa Bay Rowdies 2016 roster

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The Tampa Bay Rowdies have exercised club options on four players from their 2015 team as their roster begins to take shape for the 2016 North American Soccer League season. The Rowdies picked up options on defenders Darnell King and Zac Portillos, as well as midfielder Keith Savage and forward Darwin Espinal. These four players combined for 3,845 minutes of play last season. King, a Tampa Bay native, made 27 appearances for his hometown club, including 25 starts. He transitioned…

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