Thursday, 31 March 2011

Rowdies Press Photos - Davie Robb

Davie Robb drives towards the New York Cosmos' goal, but Werner Roth intercepts the ball, during Soccer Bowl '78.

Rowdies Press Photos - Steve Litt

Minnesota Kicks' Steve Litt in action against Moscow Dynamo, during the 1979 Exhibition Game. Litt was guesting for the Rowdies

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1975 Rowdies vs Earthquakes Indoor Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the 1975 NASL Indoor Championship Final, against the San Jose Earthquakes. Played on March 16th, 1975 at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, the Rowdies lost the Final 5-8, in front of an attendance of 8,618.

Rowdies vs. St. Leo University Exhibition Game

Rowdies 2 vs. St. Leo University 0
The Rowdies defeated St. Leo University, 2-0, on Wednesday night at Azalea Youth Soccer Club in a game that was shortened because of inclement weather.
The game was called in the 67th minute after the Rowdies had scored two quick goals in the second half following a scoreless first 45 minutes.
Pascal Millien scored his fourth goal of the preseason, tops on the team, in the 55th minute to give the Rowdies a 1-0 lead. The goal was set up by a well-played ball from Frankie Sanfilippo.
Tsuyoshi Yoshitake added a goal in the 61st minute before the game was halted a few minutes later. The Rowdies' defense posted its third shutout of the preseason, which has included a 2-0 win over Florida Gulf Coast and a 3-0 blanking of the University of Central Florida.
The Rowdies concludes its 2011 preseason schedule this Sunday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the University of South Florida.

Lineups:
Rowdies Lineup: Daryl Sattler (Jeff Attinella 45'), Frankie Sanfilippo, David Hayes (JP Rodrigues 45'), Omar Jarun, Takuya Yamada, Tsuyoshi Yoshitake, Pascal Millien, Keith Savage, Chad Burt (Andres Arango 45'), Aaron King (Matt Clare 65'), Mike Ambersley (Mozzi Gyorio 45')

Scoring Summary:
Rowdies: Millien (assist by Sanfilippo) - 55'
Rowdies: Yoshitake - 61'

Rowdies Press Photos - Mirandinha

Brazilian Mirandinha in action during the 1978 season.

Rowdies Press Photos - Mojas Radonjic

Rochester Lancers' goalkeeper Shep Messing grabs the ball away from Mojas Radonjic, during a game at Tampa Stadium in 1979. It wasn't a very good game for Messing as the Rowdies fired four goals past him.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Rodney Marsh

Rodney Marsh with a signed Rowdies jersey.
Many thanks to Tel Currie for this photo.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Rowdies vs. University of Central Florida Exhibition Game


Rowdies 3 vs. University of Central Florida 0
FC Tampa Bay posted its second shutout of the 2011 preseason as it rolled to a 3-0 victory over the University of Central Florida Sunday afternoon at the UCF Soccer Complex. FCTB got on the board first on a nice give-and-go sequence.
Pascal Millien passed to Aaron King, who sent it back to Millien, who beat the keeper for a 1-0 lead in the 38th minute. The goal was Millien's second of the preseason thus far.
FC Tampa Bay continued to press for scoring chances in the second half. Tsuyoshi Yoshitake, who moved up top after Chad Burt came on for Mike Ambersley, just barely missed the target on a nice pass from Burt in the 62nd minute. Just moments later, Burt hit King with another strong ball, but the UCF keeper made the save.
But FC Tampa Bay's persistence paid off in the 77th minute, as the lead was extended to 2-0 on a hard strike by Burt from an assist by Mozzi Gyorio. And Millien added his second goal of the match on a penalty kick in the 86th minute after he was pulled down in the box.

FC Tampa Bay Lineup: Daryl Sattler, Frankie Sanfilippo, Andres Arango, Takuya Yamada (Kyle Clinton 78'), David Hayes, Pascal Millien, Tony McManus (Shane Hill 68'), Keith Savage (Mozzi Gyorio 60'), Tsuyoshi Yoshitake (Tom Ahmed 78'), Aaron King (Matt Clare 68'), Mike Ambersley (Chad Burt 60')
Scoring Summary:
FCTB: Millien (assist by King) - 38'
FCTB: Burt (assist by Gyorio) - 77'
FCTB: Millien - penalty kick - 86'

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Rowdies Press Photos - 1976 Indoor Wowdies

The 1976 indoor Wowdies lineup for the camera, outside the Rowdies Office. (L to R): Renee Rodriguez, Candi Summergrade, Suzanne Starr, Debbie Radd and Jeanne Kuehner.

Rowdies Press Photos - Wes McLeod, Peter Anderson and Graham Paddon

Peter Anderson lifts goalscorer Wes McLeod, with Graham Paddon joining in the celebration. McLeod had just scored against the Portland Timbers, at Tampa Stadium in 1978.

Rowdies Press Photos - Rodney Marsh

Rodney Marsh celebrates after scoring against the San Diego Sockers, during the 1979 Playoff game played at Tampa Stadium. With Jan Van Der Veen in the background.

Rowdies vs. U-17 Men's National Team Exhibition Game

Rowdies 1 vs. U-17 Men's National Team 2
The Rowdies held a scrimmage against the U-17 Men's National Team Saturday morning at IMG Academies in Bradenton and dropped a 2-1 decision. Despite fielding a starting lineup of mostly backups and trialists, the Rowdies grabbed an early 1-0 lead on a goal by Aaron King in the 17th minute.
Chad Burt fed King with a well-played pass after some nice work by Mozzi Gyorio to get the ball to Burt. It was the second goal of the preseason for King, who led the squad and ranked third in the league last year with 12 goals. Burt has been a part of virtually every Rowdies' goal this preseason as he notched his fourth assist so far in 2011.
The U-17 MNT evened the score with a goal in the 33rd minute. The Rowdies immediately responded with a scoring chance in the 35th minute, but F Matt Clare's header was saved on the goal line by the goalkeeper. The teams reached intermission locked in a 1-1 draw. The U-17s took a 2-1 lead in the 48th minute, but The Rowdies almost tied it immediately.
Clare fed Burt for an opportunity, but Burt's one-time volley ricocheted off the post in the 51st minute.

Lineup:
Rowdies Lineup: Jeff Attinella, David Hayes (Andres Arango 45'), Kyle Clinton, Shane Hill, Joey Lopez (Frankie Sanfilippo 57'), Tom Ahmed (Tony McManus 79'), Keith Savage (Takuya Yamada '57), Mozzi Gyorio, Chad Burt, Aaron King (Mike Ambersley 45'), Matt Clare (Tsuyoshi Yoshitake 71')

Scoring Summary:
Rowdies: King (assisted by Burt) - 17'
U-17 MNT: Goal - 33'
U-17 MNT: Goal - 48'

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Rowdies Memorabilia - Osvaldo Ardiles 1981 Panini Card

Osvaldo Ardiles' 1981 Panini card, whilst he was at Tottenham Hotspur.

Rowdies Press Photos - Winston DuBose

Winston DuBose collides with San Diego Sockers' Walker McCall, during a game in 1978.

Rowdies Press Photos - Davie Robb

Davie Robb bullies his way through a maze of Chicago Sting defenders, during the 1978 playoff game.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1975 Rowdies vs Comets Indoor Game Report

Another newspaper clipping from the Rowdies vs Comets indoor game, played on February 16th, 1975.

Rowdies Press Photos - Barry Kitchener

Barry Kitchener outjumps San Diego Sockers' Hugo Sanchez, during the second playoff game, at Tampa Stadium in 1979.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Pedro DeBrito 1989-90 MISL Trading Card

Pedro BeBrito's 1989-90 MISL card, produced by Pacific Trading Cards, whilst he was at the Wichita Wings.

Friday, 25 March 2011

Rowdies Memorabilia - Peter Anderson Newspaper Article

A newspaper article telling of Peter Anderson's trade to the Rowdies in 1978. Showing him in action for the San Diego Sockers against the Rowdies' Mick McGuire.

Rowdies Press Photos - Winston DuBose and Wes McLeod

Winston DuBose and Wes McLeod double-team to stop a Moscow Dynamo player scoring, during the 1979 indoor Exhibition Game.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Rowdies Ticket Stub

A ticket stub from the game played at Tampa Stadium, against the Philadelphia Fury on April 21st, 1979. The Rowdies won this game 2-1.
Many thanks to George Rocheleau.

Rowdies Press Photos - Farrukh Quraishi

Farrukh Quraishi challenges Tulsa Roughnecks' Charlie Mitchell, with Mike Connell watching on, during an indoor game in 1979.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Rowdies Press Photos - Stewart Jump

Stewart Jump takes the ball away from New York Cosmos' Ramon Mifflin, in 1977 at Tampa Stadium.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Press Photos - Rodney Marsh

Rodney Marsh holds off Tulsa Roughnecks' Charlie Mitchell, during an indoor game in 1979.

Rowdies Press Photos - 1984 Wowdies

A group photo of the 1984 Wowdies, showing - Front Row L to R: Lana Massano, Joyce Castillo, Rochelle Cardoso, Pam Seals, Rosella Cardoso, Debbie Acosta and Elly Heit.
Second Row: Michelle Andriano, Lisa Pardo, Michelle Barbone, Shelley DeFelice, Laurie Dee, Susan Nader.
Third Row: Donna Maggio, Tiffany Paliotte, Lisa Bowen, Dee Dee Moreland, Susan Caswell, Kim Larkin.
Fourth Row: Tracy Jung, Deborah Wainright, Sandra Castellano, Claire Keneally, Florica Pogorzelski, Charleen Buscigilo.
Fifth Row: Laura Rhode, Janet Palmer, Sharon Martinez, Debbie Austin, Lori Marlin and Terry Lewers.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1975 Rowdies vs Cosmos Indoor Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies vs Cosmos NASL Indoor Semi-Final, played on March 14th, 1975 at the Cow Palace, in San Francicsco. The Rowdies hammered the Cosmos by 13 goals to 5.

Rowdies Press Photos - Mirandinha

Mirandinha battles with Oakland Stompers' Paki Paunovic, in 1978.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Derek Smethurst


Derek Smethurst, at Tampa International Airport on the evening of 26th August, 1975, when the Rowdies arrived back in town after winning Soccer Bowl '75.
Many thanks to Dan Perez.

Rowdies Press Photos - Davie Robb

Davie Robb is shown a red card for an alleged trip on a New York Cosmos' player in 1978.

Rowdies Press Photos - Kyle Clinton

Trialist Kyle Clinton, seen here playing for Francis Marion University.

Rowdies vs. Florida Gulf Coast University

Rowdies 2 vs Florida Gulf Coast University 0
On a smoldering hot day at the Brandon Area Youth Soccer League Complex, the Rowdies charged forward in their preseason preparation against Florida Gulf Coast University, winning 2-0 despite the game being played by and large by reserve players and trialists.
Newcomer Tsuyoshi Yoshitake looked to open the scoring early in the game and went close three times, each time being denied by fingertip saves. The game was opened up in the second half as starters Mike Ambersley and Aaron King were substituted in as forwards. Their fluid play and give-and-go style created a number of chances before FGCU's defense was caught out of position with a cross from St. Petersburg native Chad Burt found the head of Frankie Sanfilippo for the opening goal. Player/Assistant Coach David Hayes, filling in at leftback for the injured Javed Mohammed and JP Rodrigues, who is still finishing a playoff run for the Milwaukee Wave before arriving with the team, was shown a second yellow card for a misplaced foot in the 86th minute.
Chad Burt's crosses, however, were the story of the day as in the 88th minute, a floating ball landed at the mercy of Aaron King to score his first goal of the pre-season.
The Rowdies looks
 to go into the home stretch of their pre-season run this Sunday against the University of Central Florida in Orlando before wrapping up with games against St. Leo on March 30th and USF on April 3rd.

Lineup:
Rowdies Lineup: Jeff Attinella (GK Sanel Boric ), Frankie Sanfilippo - captain, Yohance Marshall (Kyle Clinton 68'), David Hayes (Andres Angro), Tony McManus, Tom Ahmed, Tsuyoshi Yoshitake (Chad Burt 45'), Mozzi Gyrio (Shane Hill 45'), Takuya Yamada, Matt Clare (Mike Ambesley 68''), Lister Warren (Aaron King 68')

Scoring Summary:
Rowdies: Sanfilippo (assisted by Burt) - 74'
Rowdies: King (assisted by Burt) - 88'

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Rowdies Snap Shots - Joey Fink

Joey Fink enjoying a break from the game - Water skiing in 1976.
Many thanks to Derek Smethurst for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1975 Rowdies Go Outdoors

A newspaper article entitled "Rowdies Go Outdoors" - Telling about the 1975 Rowdies first ever NASL game.

Rowdies Press Photos - Mirandinha

Mirandinha lies in an ambulance after he was felled by a New England Tea Men's elbow to the face, in 1978.

Rowdies Press Photos - 1978 Rowdies Fans

A crowd of 41,888 banners show their displeasure with Rowdie-turned-Cosmo Coach Eddie Firmani, in 1978. Firmani had the last laugh as his Cosmos won the game 2-5.

Rowdies Press Photos - Arsene Auguste

New York Cosmos' Vito Dimitrijevic barely beats Arsene Auguste to a loose ball, during Soccer Bowl '78.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Rowdies Memorabilia - Radomir Stefanovic Newspaper Article

A newspaper article telling of Radomir Stefanovic's move to the Rowdies from Yugoslavia in 1977.

Rowdies Press Photos - Tony Crudo

Tony Crudo jumps for joy after scoring against the Washington Diplomats in the 1978 indoor game. Frantz St. Lot and Mike Connell join in the celebrations.

Rowdies Press Photos - Farrukh Quraishi

Farrukh Quraishi outjumps former Rowdie and Washington Diplomats' Randy Garber, during an indoor game in 1978.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Rowdies Memorabilia - Tony Want 1974-75 FKS Publishers Card

Tony Want's 1974-75 FKS Publishers card, whilst he was at Birmingham City.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Rodney Marsh

Rodney Marsh enjoying a break from the game - Water skiing in 1976.
Many thanks to Derek Smethurst for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1975 Rowdies vs Comets Indoor Game Report

This newspaper clipping, reports the Rowdies 8-6 victory over the Baltimore Comets. This was the Rowdies second indoor game of the 1975 NASL Indoor Tournament, played on February 16th, 1975 at the Bayfront Center, in front of an attendance of 4,032.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Rowdies Press Photos - Tatu

Tatu in action against the Monteal Manic indoors, in 1982.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Alex Pringle


Alex Pringle, at Tampa International Airport on the evening of 26th August, 1975, when the Rowdies arrived back in town after winning Soccer Bowl '75.

Many thanks to Dan Perez.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Rowdies vs BK Häcken Exhibition Game

Rowdies 1 vs. BK Häcken 1
A late goal by forward Matt Clare gave the Rowdies a 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon against BK Häcken, a Swedish first division club, at the Kics International Soccer Complex in Sunrise, Florida.
The two teams played to a scoreless tie in the first half. After getting organized for the first 10 minutes, the Rowdies did a good job keeping possession and moving the ball, as well as creating some chances in the offensive third in the first 45 minutes.
Mike Ambersley had the club's best chance in the first half with a scoring opportunity in the 20th minute, but was denied by BK Häcken goalkeeper Christopher Kallqvist. Moments later, BK Häcken had its best chance as it hit the post following some good combination play. Rowdies' goalkeeper Jeff Attinella was tested a few times in the first half, but responded on each occasion.
In the second half defender Frankie Sanfilippo pushed forward from his right back position in the 61st minute, but was stopped on a great save by Kallqvist. Just a minute later, F Aaron King was one on one with Kallqvist but was denied as well.
After most of the Rowdies' starters and regulars had already headed to the bench, BK Häcken got on the scoreboard with a goal in the 69th minute. Trialist goalkeeper Sanel Boric replaced Attinella in the 79th minute and proceeded to make back-to-back strong saves just minutes later to keep the deficit at one goal.
The saves proved crucial as the Rowdies tied the game in the 86th minute. Midfielder Takuya Yamada put pressure on the defense, which forced a poor back pass to Kallqvist. Trialist Clare, who had entered the game in the 56th minute for Ambersley, took advantage and tied the game at 1-1.
"It was some good all-around pressure from the back to the front, and I was fortunate enough to be there to put it away," said Clare. "To be back playing professionally and to score my first goal, it was great because we all work so hard everyday in practice. I am just glad I had the opportunity to draw our team even with a great club from Sweden."
The Rowdies was missing the services of several key players, including M Jeremy Christie, D Yendry Diaz, M Tony McManus, GK Daryl Sattler and M Keith Savage.
Lineups:
Rowdies Lineup: Jeff Attinella (GK Sanel Boric 79'), Frankie Sanfilippo - captain, Andres Arango, Yohance Marshall, Willis Forko (Javed Mohammed 65'), Chad Burt (Mozzi Gyorio 56'), Takuya Yamada, Tsuyoshi Yoshitake, Pascal Millien, Aaron King (Lister Warren 63'), Mike Ambersley (Matt Clare 56')

Scoring Summary:
BK Häcken: 69th minute
Rowdies: Clare - 86th minute

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Rowdies Press Photos - Davie Robb

Davie Robb celebrates after scoring against the St. Louis Stars in 1977.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Derek Smethurst Newspaper Article

A 1977 newspaper article from the St. Petersburg Times, regarding Derek Smethurst's move to NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Rowdies Press Photos - Eddie Firmani

Coach Eddie Firmani leans close to the sideline, to get a better view of the action in 1976. With Alex Pringle, Joey Fink and Dr. John Kauzlarich behind him on the bench.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Rowdies Press Photos - Rodney Marsh

Rodney Marsh slides for the ball, during a 1976 indoor game.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Rowdies Ticket Stub

A ticket stub from the game played at Tampa Stadium, against the California Surf on July 11th, 1979. The Rowdies won this game 6-2.
Many thanks to George Rocheleau.