Thursday, 29 April 2010

Rowdies Press Photos - Mozzi Gyorio and Chad Burt

Mozzi Gyorio and Chad Burt showing off the new Home and Away jerseys.

Rowdies Press Photos - 1980 Indoor Action

Zeljko Bilecki blocks a shot by Strikers' Ortiz-Velez, with John Gorman covering, during an indoor game in 1980.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Rowdies 1991 Poster

A Rowdies poster sponsored by Visionworks, The Tampa Tribune and Ray Ban from 1991. It shows the players wearing different styles of glasses. The players are, left hand side, top to bottom: Chico Moreira, Martin Hill, Terry Rowe, Giles Hooper, Perry Van Der Beck. Right hand side, top to bottom: Rodney Marsh, Garth Pollonais, David Byrne, Peter Ward, Alan Anderson, Craig Fossett. Bottom left to right: Winston DuBose, Dave Power, Chris Brauchle, Peter Vermes. Center: Raymond Perlee and Steve Wegerle.
Many thanks to Martin Hill for this photo, and to Craig Fosset for the information.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Rowdies Snap Shots - Brett Phillips

Here is a recent photo of former Rowdies' goalkeeper Brett Phillips. Brett played with the Rowdies between 1992 and 1993.
Many thanks to Brett for this photo.

Rowdies Press Photos - Zeljko Bilecki

Zeljko Bilecki makes a save in 1979 at Tampa Stadium.

Rowdies Press Photos - Long Tan

Long Tan, 2010.

Rowdies Press Photos - Oscar Fabbiani

Oscar Fabbiani in the locker room in 1979.
Many thanks to Andy Northern.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Mark Lawrenson 1982-83 FKS Publishers Card

Mark Lawrenson's 1982-83 FKS Publishers card, whilst he was at Brighton.

Rowdies Press Photos - Steve Wegerle

Steve Wegerle challenges Cosmos' Francisco Marinho at Giants Stadium in 1979.
Many thanks to Jan Reinertsen.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Rowdies Baseball Cap

This Rowdies baseball cap, was produced for a DuBose McLeod Foundation charity event, most probably a golfing event.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Rowdies Press Photos - 1976 Wowdies

Wowdies' Debbie Radd.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Video - NSC Minnesota Stars vs. Rowdies


A 32nd minute refereeing decision was the biggest moment of the match as the Rowdies fell to the NSC Minnesota Stars 1-0 in front of 2,310 fans in Blaine, Minnesota Saturday night in Minnesota’s home opener.
“I thought we dominated the game, but it doesn’t matter how much you possess the ball if you don’t take the chances and create opportunities for goals,” said Head Coach Paul Dalglish.
The game began with the Rowdies controlling the majority of possession but they were unable to capitalize. Minnesota had the first goal of the night with the ball finding the back of the net, but it was called back by the linesman for offsides.

In the 32nd minute, Gordon Kljestan was ruled to have brought down a Minnesota player in the box and was shown a straight red card. The teams got into a bit of a jawing and pushing match, with Stars defender Brian Kallman rushing up field to join the fracas. The referee took offense to that and red carded Kallman as well. Both players will automatically be suspended for one game. The United States Soccer Federation will review tape of the fray early next week.
Leilei Gao pushed the ensuing penalty kick to the bottom left corner of the goal. The Rowdies goalkeeper Daryl Sattler dove at full stretch to his right but was unable to get a hand on the ball and the Stars took a 1-0 lead.
With both teams suddenly reduced to 10 men, Minnesota continued to push for a second goal before halftime and came very close to grabbing it. Gao took a hard shot that was deflected upwards by Rowdies defender Rob Valentino. Sattler had already committed to the shot and was caught out of position by Valentino’s deflection. Sattler managed to recover and catch the ball just short of the goal line.

The Rowdies nearly grabbed an equalizer in the dying seconds of the first half as Pascal Millien sent in a dangerous free kick. Aaron Wheeler powered a strong header towards the net, but Minnesota goalkeeper Joe Warren, collected it. The referee ended the half just seconds later and the Rowdies headed to the locker room with a 1-0 deficit.
It was a tale of two halves as the Rowdies looked to be the far superior side in the second half. Aided by the wind at their backs, the Rowdies pinned the Stars deep into their own half for much of the second half.

Long Tan made way for Chad Burt to start the second half and the Rowdies piled on the pressure. Jeremy Christie made a run into the Minnesota box and had a chance for a penalty in the 53rd minute as he was brought down on the end line by Stars defender Andres Arango. The referee didn’t give the penalty, and the Rowdies would have to continue searching for an equalizer.
Aaron King and Kwame “JJ” Adjeman-Pamboe entered the game in the 61st minute and created good chances for the Rowdies. Christie continued to impress offensively in the second half, taking good shots from just outside the box in the 58th and 74th minutes that required saves from the Minnesota keeper.

Christie took a shot in the 83rd minute that had beaten the keeper but was drifting wide when Aaron King came inches away from sliding onto it and deflecting it into the back of the net. Adjeman-Pamboe controlled the ball into the Minnesota box and ended up taking a shot from the edge of the 6-yard box that was deflected out. Chad Burt sent the ensuing corner kick into the box and in the scramble for possession, the ball was sent back out to Burt. Burt one-timed a lob back into the box and a Rowdies player got some free space and sent a good header towards the goal, but it was again saved.
Despite owning the majority of possession and chances in the second half, the Rowdies’ search for the tying goal came up empty. After five minutes of second half extra time, the referee ended the match, sealing the Rowdies first loss this season.

“It’s disappointing to lose but I couldn’t ask for more effort from the guys,” said Dalglish. “But we need to get better in the final third, turning possession into possession with a purpose.”

Rowdies lineup: Daryl Sattler, Rob Valentino, Julian Valentin, Gordon Kljestan, Eric Ustruck (Kwame Adjeman-Pamboe 61), Jeremy Christie, Pascal Millien, Stanley Nyazamba (Drew Yates 79), Takuya Yamada, Long Tan (Chad Burt 46), Aaron Wheeler (Aaron King 61)

Minnesota lineup: Joe Warren, Daniel Wasson, Andres Arango, Brian Kallman, Kevin Friedland (Chris Clements 61), Kyle Altman, Leilei Gao (Simone Bracalello 88), Andrei Gotsmanov (Warren Ukan 80), Neil Hlavaty (Ely Allen 70), Johnny Menyongar, Melvin Tarley (Brian Cvilikas 61)

Scoring Summary: MIN – Leilei Gao (penalty kick) 34th minute Attendance: 2,310

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1975 Rowdies Pin

An original 1975 Rowdies pin.
Many thanks to Dr. John Kauzlarich.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Perry Van Der Beck

Perry Van Der Beck at a recent Rowdies' game in Baltimore, with Roger Prokic's son Alexander, who is wearing Refik Kozic's game worn jersey.
Many thanks to Roger for this photo.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Rowdies Memorabilia - Soccer Bowl '75 Championship Ring


Here are two photos of the Soccer Bowl '75 Championship Ring, that was presented to players and staff. This one belongs to Team Physician Dr. John Kauzlarich.

Many thanks to John for these photos.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Rodney Marsh Painting

An excellent painting of Rodney Marsh in 1979, by artist Julia Timewell.
Many thanks to Julia for this photo.

Rowdies Video - Crystal Palace Baltimore vs. Rowdies

It's not live action, but it is a brilliant visual account of the Rowdies opening victory against Crystal Palace Baltimore by Shawn Hubbard Photography.

The Rowdies won their first Regular Season game the club has played in franchise history by a 1-0 scoreline over Crystal Palace Baltimore. A noisy crowd of 1,029 braved strong winds and heavy rain showers to witness the first 2010 USSF D-2 Pro League match for both teams.
The match was played at a frenetic pace but without much goalmouth action. Palace controlled the opening ten minutes of the first half and looked dangerous in the latter stages of the second. The Rowdies' second half goal came from a clever lobbed pass that deceived the Palace defense. Aaron King, who had come on as a substitute just minutes earlier, took advantage of a fortunate bounce as he challenged Andrew Marshall in the air. As the players collided, the ball fell kindly for the Tampa forward who finished clinically past Evan Bush from twelve yards out.
Palace failed to capitalize on their few chances. In the third minute of the game, Randi Patterson was sent through on goal down the right channel by the industrious Neto, but Patterson placed his effort a foot wide of the right-hand post. It wasn't until the second half that Palace came close again when Mathew Mbuta created a chance out of nothing from the left corner of the box. The Cameroonian winger's swerving shot took Daryl Sattler in the Rowdies goal by surprise. He was always scrambling to cover his left-hand post as he watched the ball rattle off the woodwork and back into play. Palace 'keeper Evan Bush kept his side in the game with ten minutes left, pulling off an impressive finger-tip save to keep a mis-hit cross by Aaron Wheeler out of the goal. Palace pressed forward as time was running out, and in the second of four minutes of added time, Mathew Mbuta was unable to convert on an awkward bouncing cross from Lucio with the open goal beckoning.
"The guys produced a very spirited performance tonight to bring the three points home, " said Rowdies' Head Coach Paul Dalglish. "We went into this game to win and we have accomplished it! "
“He scored the first goal of our inaugural season,” said Dalglish of Aaron King. “That’s one thing he will always have to tell everyone. He can be extremely proud of that achievement.”
“It’s an amazing feeling to get the first game under our belts,” said King. “We have a few things to work on for our next game but that first win makes all the difference for us.”

Lineups:
Palace Baltimore: Bush, Nishumura, Marshall, Jonke, Basso, Versailles (Yoshitake, 45), Seabrook (Lucio, 45), Robson, Andongcho, Patterson (Brooks, 65), Neto
Rowdies: Sattler, Valentino, Valentin, Ustruck, Diaz (Tatters, 76), Yamada, Tan (Adjeman-Pamboe), Millien (Nyazamba, 86), Christie, Burt, Wheeler (King, 63)
Scoring Summary: Rowdies - King, 66 (unassisted), Attendance: 1,029

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Rowdies Memorabilia - Frank Worthington Panini Football 82 Card

Frank Worthington's Panini Football 82 card, whilst he was at Birmingham City.

Rowdies New Signing - Rob Valentino

Rob Valentino, the Rowdies' new signing. Born December 21st, 1985 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Rob grew up in Danville, California, and began his soccer career playing youth soccer for the local Mustang Club.
In 1999, his family moved to Arizona where he played for the esteemed 1986 Sereno Golden Eagles with coach Harry Demos. Valentino was heavily recruited out of high school, and chose to attend the University of San Francisco. Valentino was captain all four years at USF, where he was the WCC Defensive Player of the Year his sophomore season. He also earned WCC Player of the Year honors his junior season.
In addition to playing collegiate soccer, Valentino spent the 2007 season with the San Jose Frogs of the USL Premier Development League. However, he injured his left knee and was set to red-shirt the season, but ultimately decided to sign a generation Adidas contract.
Valentino was drafted in the first round, 13th overall, of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by New England Revolution. He made his full professional debut for Revolution on 1 July, 2008, in a US Open Cup third round game against Richmond Kickers, and was traded to Colorado Rapids in exchange for Nico Colaluca on May 6, 2009.
The Rowdies completed the acquisition of Rob from the Colorado Rapids, meant the U.S. Under-23 center back would be available for Friday night’s season opener against Crystal Palace Baltimore.
While the deal was originally expected to be a season-long loan from the Rapids, it is in face a permanent move. That made Rowdies' coach Paul Dalglish a happy man.

Rowdies Press Photos - Pascal Millien

Pascal Millien in action against Crystal Palace Baltimore, in last night's 1-0 win.
Many thanks to Pascal for this photo.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Rowdies Memorabilia - Tampa Stadium Postcard

This postcard shows Tampa Stadium in it's full glory.

The postcard measures 4 1/8" x 5 7/8".

Rowdies Snap Shots - Bob Bolitho

This is a recent photo of Bob Bolitho, who made 6 appearances for the Rowdies during 1984.
Many thanks to Bob for this photo.

The Big Kick Off - Crystal Palace Baltimore vs. Rowdies

Well, the big day has arrived, the Rowdies have travelled to Crystal Palace Baltimore for the start of their 2010 season. Let's hope we can get the win.
This is now the Rowdies' 2010 Roster
1 - Daryl Sattler (Goalkeeper)
2 - Rob Valentino (Defender)
3 - Graham Tatters (Defender)
4 - Julian Valentin (Defender)
5 - Gordon Kljestan (Defender)
6 - Erik Ustruck (Midfielder)
7 - Kwama Adjeman-Pamboe (Midfielder)
8 - Jeremy Christie (Defender/Midfielder)
10 - Adam Nowland (Midfielder)
11 - John Raus (Midfielder)
13 - Yendry Diaz (Defender)
14 - Pascal Millien (Midfielder)
15 - Joe Donoho (Defender)
16 - Phillip Lamarre (Goalkeeper)
17 - Mozzi Gyorio (Midfielder)
18 - Aaron King (Forward)
19 - Josh Lambe (Goalkeeper)
21 - Aaron Wheeler (Forward)
22 - Scott Buete (Midfielder)
23 - Long Tan (Midfielder)
27 - Stanley Nyazamba (Midfielder)
32 - Takuya Yamada (Midfielder)
77 - Chad Burt (Midfielder)

The Rowdies have confirmed that midfielder Drew Yates has signed with the club, and will meet up with his new teammates at tonight's game.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Rowdies Memorabilia - Warren Neill 1983 FKS Publishers Card

Warren Neill's 1983 FKS Publishers card, whilst he was at QPR.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Chad Burt

Rowdies' Chad Burt with FC Dallas' Anthonhy Wallace before the pre-season game.
Many thanks to Chad for this photo.

Rowdies Press Photos - Steve Wegerle

Steve Wegerle battles for the ball with Steve Seargeant of the Detroit Express in 1979.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Press Photos - 1976 Wowdies

Wowdies' Cathy Odenbrett.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Soccer Bowl '79 Media Guide

This is the cover of the media guide for Soccer Bowl '79, played on September 8th, 1979 at Giants Stadium.

Ralph's Mob Meet The Rowdies

Ralph's Mob meet Rowdies' Chad Burt, Aaron King and Daryl Sattler at MacDintons.
Many thank to Carrie Wininsky.

Rowdies Press Photos - Rodney Marsh and Oscar Fabbiani

Rodney Marsh shakes Oscar Fabbiani's hand after being named MVP for 1979.
Many thanks to Andy Northern.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Nicky Johns


Nicky Johns, upon his return from the 1978 Soccer Bowl defeat, at Tampa International Airport.

Many thanks to Dan Perez.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Bobby Moore 1974 Panini WM 74 Card

Bobby Moore's 1974 Panini WM 74 card, whilst he was with the England international team.

Rowdies Press Photos - Stanley Nyazamba

Stanley Nyazamba points the way, during the pre-season game against FC Dallas.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1984 Rowdies Schedule Poster

A schedule poster for the 1984 outdoor season, with drawings of Perry Van Der Beck and coach Rodney Marsh. This poster measures 11" x 16".

Rowdies Snap Shots - Rowdies Clinic

Former Rowdies Peter Anderson, Derek Backman, Perry Van Der Beck, Kevin Clinton, Alan Anderson, Derek Smethurst, Doug Wark and Neill Roberts during the Rowdies clinic before the USF vs. Rowdies game.
Many thanks to Mike Jones for this photo.

Rowdies Press Photos - Perry Van Der Beck

Perry Van Der Beck battles with Chicago Sting's Dave Huson.

Rowdies Press Photos - John Gorman

John Gorman in action during Soccer Bowl '79 against the Whitecaps at Giants Stadium.

Rowdies Press Photos - Chad Burt

Chad Burt makes a challenge during the 2010 pre-season.

Rowdies Press Photos - Jan Van Der Veen

Jan Van Der Veen holds aloft the 1980 Indoor Championship Trophy, after beating the Memphis Rogues. With the support of Wes McLeod, Perry Van Der Beck, Sandje Ivanchukov, Arsene Auguste and Peter Anderson.

1984 Rowdies Teamphoto

A 1984 Rowdies teamphoto poster, sponsored by EASTERN Airways and Adidas. Showing: Refik Kozic, Wes McLeod, Dave Power, Stuart Lee, Tony Towers, Tom Boric, Roy Wegerle, Neill Roberts, Bob Bolitho, Arnie Mausser, Tatu, Glenn Myernick, Sonny Askew, Perry Van Der Beck, Steve Wegerle, Mike Connell, Mark Karpun and trainer Steve Horne.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Rowdies Press Photos - Dwight Barnett

Dwight Barnett with the Rowdies away jersey, sadly Dwight was released by the Rowdies on March 22nd, after making only two appreances in pre-season games against The Spartans and FC Dallas.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Eddie Austin

A recent photo of original Rowdie Eddie Austin with his son Eddie jr. and daughter Erin. Eddie played for the Rowdies between 1975 and 1976, before injury ended his career.
Many thanks to Eddie jr for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Rodney Marsh NIKE Poster

A Rodney Marsh poster from 1979, sponsored by NIKE, showing him in action against the Detroit Express at Tampa Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1981 Rowdies Ticket Stub

A ticket stub from the game against the Vancouver Whitecaps, played on June 20th, 1981 at Tampa Stadium. The Rowdies lost the game 1-3, with Refik Kozic getting the only goal.

Rowdies Press Photos - John Gorman

John Gorman in action against the Vancouver Whitecaps, during Soccer Bowl '79, with Barry Kitchener in the background.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Rowdies Clinic

Former Rowdies Doug Wark, Derek Smethurst and Neill Roberts during the Rowdies Clinic at the USF vs Rowdies game.
Many thanks to Mike Jones for this photo.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Rowdies Press Photos - Frank Worthington

Frank Worthington in action in 1981.

Rowdies Press Photos - Julian Valentin

Rowdies' new captain Julian Valentin wearing the new Rowdies away jersey.

Rowdies Press Photos - 1976 Wowdies

Wowdies' Jan Wright.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.