This shows a great move, that ends with the late Graham Paddon scoring with a long range shot, to tie the game 2-2. After being 0-2 down.
Sadly, the Chicago Sting would score right at the end to win the game 2-3. Played at Tampa Stadium on the 19th July, 1978.
Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Monday, 28 June 2010
Perry Van Der Beck, demonstrates soccer skills and the world's skinniest legs during halftime of a North American Soccer League telecast in 1980.
Many thanks to Kenn Tomasch.
Forward Bright Dike scored his first goal in league play and goalkeeper Steve Cronin recorded four saves to secure the shutout as the Portland Timbers defeated the Rowdies 1-0 before 8,892 at PGE Park on Sunday evening.
Dike, who scored three goals in the Timbers’ second-round win in the 2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday, found the back of the net for a second straight game. He recorded nine of the Timbers’ 21 shots on the night, and had two of his chances on goal hit off the goal frame.
Cronin logged his fifth shutout of the season, forward Doug DeMartin attempted four shots and forward George Josten recorded an assist to help the Timbers (5-5-4, 19pts) move past the Rowdies into fourth place in the USSF Division-2 Pro League’s USL Conference. Portland has won back-to-back league matches and four of its last five games across all competitions as it enters the third round of the U.S. Open Cup against Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer on Wednesday at PGE Park.
Defender Yendry Diaz, who took a team-high two shots, and midfielder Kwame Adjeman-Pamboe, who put a shot off the crossbar, were among the eight different players to attempt a shot for the Rowdies (5-5-3, 18pts). Tampa Bay ends the month with its fourth consecutive loss.
Dike unlocked the stalemate in the 73rd minute with his fourth goal in two games. As the Rowdies attempted to clear the ball from their defensive end, Josten was able to deflect the ball into the path of Dike. The rookie charged to the top of the box and sent a right-footed shot underneath Rowdies' goalkeeper Daryl Sattler and inside the near post for game’s lone score.
In a hard-fought first half, the Timbers looked to put the Rowdies under pressure. Led by Dike’s six shots, the Timbers out-shot the Rowdies 14-3 in the opening stanza, including two by Dike off the frame late in the half.
In the 42nd minute, Dike stole the ball from a Rowdies defender inside the top right corner of the box. He gained the advantage on his man, and fired a lot shot past Sattler, but it hit off the left post and the Rowdies were able to clear the ball from harm. Three minutes later, Dike was on the receiving end of a series of passes by Portland up the middle of the park. His shot from the left side hit off the crossbar.
Sattler was called into action on multiple occasions in the first half. Just before the half hour mark, he tipped a looping Dike shot over the bar. In the 39th minute, he punched away a Scot Thompson cross targeted for Portland midfielder Derek Gaudet on the back post at the last second.
The best chance for the Rowdies in the first half came from a free kick along the left side early in the half. Diaz was able to connect with a header, but Thompson helped the ball over the goal for a Rowdies corner kick. Diaz had another attempt midway through slip through to the back post, but midfielder Long Tan was called offside, ending the threat.
Rowdies midfielder Kwame Adjeman-Pamboe nearly broke the deadlock in the 54th minute, when his shot from just outside
Rowdies Lineup: Sattler, Diaz, Valentino, Valentin, Kljestan, Ustruck, Millien (45' - Nyazamba), Yamada, Buete (57' - Yates), Tan (67' - King), Adjeman-Pamboe (77' - Gyorio).
Portland Timbers Lineup: Cronin, Thompson, Smith, Danso, Cameron (84' - Purdy) , Pore (68' - Suzuki), Nimo, McManus, Gaudet (85' - Keel), Dike, DeMartin (72' - Jouston).
Timbers - Bright Dike - 73'
Friday, 25 June 2010
Rowdies GM Rodney Marsh is interviewed by Dave Reid and Mark Lindsay, during the Sunshine Network's Half-Time show, during the game against the Orlando Lions, played on the 7th July, 1990.
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
“It was the biggest game of the year for us so far,” Miami FC Head Coach Victor Pastora said. “It was a great effort by our guys. Now we get to play against an MLS team and we are looking forward to that challenge.”
In similar fashion to last week’s U.S. Open Cup match, the Blues took advantage of an early opportunity as Christian Gomez took a shot on goal on a free kick from just outside the box that bounced off Tampa Bay goalkeeper Josh Lambo’s chest and into traffic in front of the net. The careening ball ended up at the feet of Paulo Jr. who knocked the ball into the open net to give Miami a 1-0 lead in the 2nd minute.
Miami FC continued to control the game with sound defense and maintaining possession of the ball throughout the half, keeping the Rowdies from having many quality opportunities in the first half.
Miami nearly extended their lead after a free kick in the 10th minute by Euzebio Neto barely overshot traffic inside the box and went out of bounds to keep the score intact.
The Rowdies came close to tying the game in the 35th minute after a header by Yendry Diaz after a free kick was tipped just over the crossbar by Miami FC goalkeeper Caleb Patterson, making the leaping save to help give the Blues the lead going into the half.
Both clubs came out with a sense of urgency at the beginning of the half as Abe Thompson took a shot from inside the box that just missed the left post and went wide in the 47th minute. Tampa Bay went right back on the attack as Long Tan took a shot of his own that almost tied the game just a minute later.
The Rowdies came dangerously close to tying the game as former Blues forward Aaron King found himself with an open look from the edge of the box. Patterson denied the shot and deflected it away to preserve the Miami FC lead in the 68th minute.
The game became increasingly physical as the game wore on and Tampa Bay’s Diaz picked up the equalizer in the 82nd minute, punching in a dead ball in the box after a free kick was sent in by Gyorio to make it a 1-1 game.
Diaz almost picked up another goal with a shot right on goal in the 87th minute, but Patterson once again made a diving save to knock it away to help send the game to extra time after both teams remained tied at the end of regulation.
An opportunity arose in the 97th minute as Robert Valentino was called for a handball in the box to give the Blues a penalty kick. Abe Thompson then converted the PK a minute later, firing his shot towards the right side of the net near the post to regain the lead for Miami FC in the extra time period.
Rowdies Lineup: Lambo, Valentino, Diaz, Ustruck, Kljestan (102' - Donoho), Yamada (65' - Gyorio), Millien, Nyazamba, Adjeman-Pamboe, Tan, King (80' - Burt)
Miami FC Lineup: Patterson, Araujo Jr. (97' - Dominguez), Arquez, Dias (104' - Cameron), Gomez, Kirby, Neto, Rodrigues, Santeliz (116' - Cabas), Thompson, Veris.
Miami FC - Paulo Araujo Jr. - 2'
Rowdies - Yendry Diaz - 82' (Assisted by Mozzi Gyorio)
Miami FC - Abe Thompson - 98' (Penalty Kick)
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
The players are introduced before the Play-Off game against the Toronto Metros-Croatia at Tampa Stadium, played on 24th August, 1976. The Rowdies lost the game 0-2.
The Rowdies are: Arnie Mausser, Mark Lindsay, Stewart Jump, Tommy Smith, Alex Pringle, Ringo Cantillo, Lenny Glover, Stewart Scullion, Clyde Best, Derek Smethurst, Rodney Marsh, Bob Stetler, Dennis Wit, Joey Fink, John Bluem, Eddie Austin and Coach Eddie Firmani.
Monday, 21 June 2010
Jasper Carrott rehearses the "Short Shorts" routine, that he will do, during the half-time break of the game against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers in 1979.
The late author George Plimpton talks about his guest appearance as a goalkeeper for the Rowdies against Dynamo Moscow in an indoor Exhibition Mini Game, at the Bayfront Center in 1979.
One goal was enough for the Puerto Rico Islanders (4-5-1) on Saturday night as they shut out the Rowdies (5-4-3). The loss was the third straight league loss for the Rowdies after previous losses to the Vancouver Whitecaps and Montreal Impact.
The field itself played a major role in the match. Parts of the field were waterlogged, with the players making large splashes as they ran through the puddles. Large patches of the field were muddy also. Some players’ uniforms had turned brown by the time the final whistle blew.
Each team had a chance to score before halftime, but neither could take advantage of their opportunities. A Rowdies corner kick taken by Gordon Kljestan found its target and looked to be a good chance at scoring, but the shot went wide.
The offenses seemed to be struggling with the field conditions – the ball was getting stuck in mud instead of having a true roll, making the passing game difficult for everyone on the field.
David Foley scored on a volley in the 65th minute for the Islanders, giving the home team a slim lead. The Rowdies defense was caught out of position and could not close down on Foley.
The Rowdies seemed to have scored just minutes later, but it was called back due to offsides. Gordon Kljestan sent in a long ball that found its way to Rob Valentino who found the back of the net but the linesman raised his flag and waved off the goal.
Nine yellow cards were issued in the match, four of which were given to Rowdies. Tensions ran high for the frustrated with quite a few pushing and jawing contests going on throughout the ninety minutes. Aaron Wheeler was booked in the 24th minute, his fifth yellow card of the season. That card will trigger an automatic one-game suspension for Wheeler, which will be served next weekend when the Rowdies travel to Portland.
Notably, the Rowdies made a switch to a 4-4-2 formation against Puerto Rico, a departure from their usual 4-2-3-1. Aaron King started alongside Wheeler, only King’s second start of the season. Head Coach Paul Dalglish had hinted at the change after the loss to Montreal, hoping it would create more goals. Those hopes were partially thwarted by the sloppy field on Saturday night.
The Rowdies can erase the loss from their minds with a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match against Miami FC in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday night. The winner of this second round match will earn the right to travel to Houston to take on MLS’s Houston Dynamo in the third round of the knockout competition.
Rowdies Lineup: Sattler, Ustruck, Valentino, Valentin, Kljestan, Buete (81’ – Tatters), Yamada, Tan (62’ – Millien), Nyazamba (46’ – Donoho), Wheeler, King (51’ – Adjeman-Pamboe).
Islanders Lineup: Gaudette, Martinez, Velez, Horst, Jones, Telesford, Salem (81’ – Emory), Gbandi, Hansen (90+ – Alexi Rivera), Foley (87’ – Bangura), Jagdeosingh.
Islanders - David Foley - 65'
Saturday, 19 June 2010
Perry Van Der Beck is interviewed by Stacy Strazis, after the game at the Orlando Lions, after the Rowdies had won 3-1, Perry was named MVP for this ASL game, played on the 7th July, 1990.
Another clip from the "Carrott Gets Rowdy!!" tv show, showing The Wowdies' Mollie Copeland singing The Star-Spangle Banner, before the game against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers in 1979.
Friday, 18 June 2010
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Goals from Chad Burt, Kwame “JJ” Adjeman-Pamboe and Aaron King secured a convincing 3-0 victory for the Rowdies over Legends FC in the first round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
“(Legends FC) put up a good fight. They made it very difficult for us. They can definitely be proud of the effort they put in against us,” said Head Coach Paul Dalglish.
It took only two minutes for the Rowdies to take the lead in their first ever U.S. Open Cup match. Adjeman-Pamboe provided a ball that midfielder Burt used to give FC Tampa Bay an early lead over the USASA side. This was Burt’s first time on the field since he was used as an 85th minute sub on May 14th against the Carolina RailHawks.
Adjeman-Pamboe’s brilliant night continued with a goal of his own in the 38th minute. Stanley Nyazamba picked up the ball off a turnover and carried it upfield before distributing it over to Adjeman-Pamboe who put it past the keeper, doubling the Rowdies’ lead.
Aaron King completed the scoring in the 85th minute, his second goal in as many games. King is usually a second half substitute for the Rowdies but was given the start tonight and scored his fifth goal of the season. Adjeman-Pamboe also recorded the assist on King’s goal, his second assist of the match.
The Rowdies also had three shots strike the post and a fourth goal disallowed because of a foul on Joe Donoho. Donoho had his goal overturned in the 20th minute and had a header rattle the post in the 79th minute. Four minutes after scoring, Adjeman-Pamboe also had a strike hit the post, this time in the 42nd. Pascal Millien nearly got in on the scoring as well, but the goal frame denied the Rowdies a third time in the 81st minute.
“It’s a slight disappointment that we weren’t more ruthless in front of the goal. We’ve got to be more ruthless and finish teams off earlier when we can,” said Dalglish. “But it’s also nice to keep a clean sheet and have no real chances come against us."
This was goalkeeper Josh Lambo's third start for the Rowdies and first shutout of the season.
A matchup with rivals Miami FC now looms for the Rowdies in the second round of the U.S. Open Cup.
Rowdies Lineup: Lambo, Ustruck, Diaz, Tatters, Donoho, Adjeman-Pamboe, Nyazamba (60' - Tan), Burt, Gyorio, Yates (70' - Millien), King.
Rowdies - Chad Burt - 2' (Assisted by Adjeman-Pamboe)
Rowdies - Kwame "JJ" Adjeman-Pamboe - 38' (Assisted by Nyazamba)
Rowdies - Aaron King - 85' (Assisted by Adjeman-Pamboe)