If you haven't already heard, the new Rowdies are now up and running. With only 18 days left before they Kick Off their new NASL season on Friday, April 16th at Crystal Palace Baltimore.
Having made a great start in their warm up games, with 2 draws and their first win over MLS side - Philadelphia Union, things are looking good. They still have two remaining warm up games - University Of C. Florida, March 26th at Lake Myrtle Complex, and University Of S. Florida, April 10th at USF Soccer Stadium.
Unique and vintage jersey issued for the American Soccer League ( ASL ) Champions Cincinnati Comets and future Rowdie Ringo Cantillo after the Championship Game against the New York Greeks in 1972. He was issued with this as he was named the Championship Game and League MVP.
This edition of the KICK magazine covers the away game against the Philadelphia Atoms played at the Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia on July 29th, 1975. With a small attendance of 4,517 watching the Rowdies win 1-0, with the goal coming from Derek Smethurst.
The team that day: Hammond, Quraishi, Linton, Pringle, Jump, Connell, Boyle, Smethurst, Sissons, Garber, Scullion. Substitutes: Austin, Auguste.
A collection of 7 different Rowdies' badges. One is a colorful 4" wide green, yellow, & white unused satin patch with the Scott Ross cartoon image mascot "Indoor Rowdies it's off the wall" . One is a 5" wide green, yellow & white vinyl lapel sticker designed to look like a soccer ball with the slogan "Rowdies Magic 96" on front and a long ad for the 1983 Rowdies Vs. Chicago game on the back. One is a 3 1/2" wide RWB cello pin with the slogan "Soccer is a kick in the grass". One is a 3" wide yellow & green cello pin with the slogan: "Ronald McDonald House Rowdies Reunion April 9, 1983". One is a 2" wide yellow & green cello pin with the slogan: "I'm a Proud Rowdie". One is a 2 1/4" wide white & green cello pin with the name: "Rowdies" and the NASL soccer league logo. Finally, one is a 1" wide Green, Yellow & Metallic gold clutch back style pin with the "Rowdies" logo.
Here is my updated Rowdies' Autograph 'Wants List' - If possible on 6" x 4" white cards.
Eduardo Bonvallett (Deceased)
Tom Fitzgerald (Deceased)
Colin Fowles (Deceased)
Sandje Ivanchukov (Deceased)
Zygmunt "Ziggy" Lezak
Juan Carlos Molina
Bob Stetler (Deceased)
Frantz St. Lot
Gregg Willin If you can help, please email me. Thanks.
A 1981 Rowdies team photo poster, sponsored by ACE Auto Parts.
Back Row: Gordon Jago (Coach); Winston DuBose; Frank Worthington; Ian Anderson; Neill Roberts; Jan Van Der Veen; Kevin Clinton; Keith Peacock (Asst. Coach).
Middle Row: Ken Schields (Trainer); Mike Connell; Billy Sweetzer; Manny Andruszewski; Perry Van Der Beck; Dave Taber; Refik Kozic; Alfredo Beronda (Equipment Manager).
Front Row: Oscar Fabbiani; Dave Mehmet; John Gorman; Tony Kinsella; Wes McLeod; Washington Olivera; Keith Bailey; Steve Wegerle.
A 1982 Rowdies poster showing the 1982 indoor team, the poster shows them dressed as "The Rompin' Stompin' Rowdie Band". The poster measures 24" x 18" and was a give away during the 1982 indoor season. Sponsored by WQYK 99 and BUSCH Beer.
The players shown are: Back Row: Peter Gruber; Mike Connell; Keith Bailey; Terry Moore; Paul Roe, Jurgen Stars; Perry Van Der Beck; Winston DuBose.
Middle Row: Carl Bennett; Peter Roe; Kevin Keelan; Refik Kozic; John Gorman; Neill Roberts; Wes McLeod.
Front Row: Hugo Perez; Zequinha; Nejgo Pesa and Ray Vigliotti.