Thursday, 31 May 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1980 Rowdies vs. Strikers Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game, against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers played on June 8th, 1980, at Lockhart Stadium.
The Rowdies won 2-1.

Rowdies Press Photos - Luke Mulholland

Luke Mulholland, in action against the Minnesota Stars FC.

Rowdies Press Photos - Peter Anderson

Peter Anderson, in action at Al Lang Stadium in 2011. Today, is Peter's 63rd Birthday.
Best wishes to Peter for today!!

Rowdies Press Photos - Mike Ambersley

Mike Ambersley signs a cap for a fan, after the game against the Colorado Rapids at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Press Photos - Wes McLeod

Wes McLeod takes on Ft. Lauderdale Strikers' goalkeeper Ian Turner during a shootout, at Tampa Stadium in 1978.
Many thanks to Mike Connell for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1980 Scouting Report

The Scouting Report from the June 10th, 1980 Rogues vs. Rowdies KICK.
Many thanks to Andy Northern.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1980 Rowdies vs. Hurricane Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game, against the Houston Hurricane played on June 5th, 1980, at The Astrodome.
The Rowdies lost 2-3.

2012 Rowdies Team Group

The Rowdies lineup for the game against the Colorado Rapids.
Back row (L to R): Andres Arango, Shane Hill, Jeff Attinella, Keith Savage, Stuart Campbell, Daniel Antoniuk.
Front row (L to R): Takuya Yamada, Draymond Washington, Frankie Sanfilippo, Mike Ambersley, Luke Mulholland.

Rowdies Press Photos - Tatu

Tatu's mugshot whilst with the MISL side Dallas Sidekicks in 1990-91.

Rowdies vs. Colorado Rapids Lamar Hunt US Open Cup 3rd Round

Rowdies fall to Colorado in 3-1 loss in U.S. Open Cup
The Tampa Bay Rowdies fall to Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids Tuesday night in a 3-1 loss in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Al Lang Stadium.
"All in all I think they put a good shift in as a team," said Rowdies head coach Ricky Hill. "We're very disappointed to have conceded three and to have been knocked out, of course we are. But I think most of the fans who came here should have been quite happy with the level of performance from the players."
Colorado opened the scoring in the 17th minute on a penalty kick by Edu. Tampa Bay was called for a hand ball in the box following a sequence which saw both goalkeeper Jeff Attinella and defender Draymond Washington make saves inside the box. Edu converted the penalty kick in the bottom left corner of the net for a 1-0 Rapids lead. It marked the first goal Tampa Bay had allowed in the first half of any game this season.
The Rapids added to their lead with another score in the 33rd minute. Midfielder Wells Thompson played a perfect lead pass to forward Andre Akpan inside the box and Akpan beat Attinella low to the far corner of the goal for a 2-0 advantage.
Tampa Bay had six shots in the first half with several good scoring opportunities. Forward Mike Ambersley hit the crossbar with a header in the first minute and forward Luke Mulholland's free kick in the opening minutes of the match bounced off the crossbar as well. Colorado goalkeeper Steward Ceus was also forced to make saves on Ambersley and Daniel Antoniuk on consecutive possessions to force Rowdies corner kicks.
In the 48th minute the Rowdies seemed to be on the verge on getting their first goal with a good shot from Ambersley that went wide of the mark. Then off a Tampa Bay corner kick, Antoniuk had a powerful header that was deflected by Ceus for another corner kick.
Colorado extended its lead in the 91st minute of the match with a nice give and go combination between Akpan and Kamani Hill, who blasted the ball into the upper roof of the net. The Rowdies got on the scoreboard in injury time as well with a goal by forward Matt Clare after an assist from Mulholland.

Scoring Summary
Colorado: Edu - 17th minute (Penalty kick)
Colorado: Andre Akpan - 33rd minute (assisted by Wells Thompson)
Colorado: Kamani Hill - 91st minute (assisted by Andre Akpan)
Rowdies: Matt Clare - 92nd minute (assist by Luke Mulholland)

Lineups
Rowdies: GK Jeff Attinella, D Frankie Sanfilippo (Captain), D Andres Arango, D Takuya Yamada, D Draymond Washington, M Stuart Campbell, M Shane Hill, M Keith Savage (Fafa Picault 61'), F Luke Mulholland, F Mike Ambersley, F Daniel Antoniuk (Matt Clare 72')
Colorado Rapids: GK Steward Ceus, D Hunter Freeman (Kosuke Kimura 72'), DTyrone Marshall (Captain), D Scott Palguta, D Luis Zapata, M Harrison Henao (Joseph Nane 58'), M Wells Thompson, M Jaime Castrillon (Tony Cascio 67'), M Kamani Hill, F Andre Akpan, F Edu

Rowdies Press Photos - Mike Connell

Mike Connell, at Tampa Stadium in 1981.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1980 KICK Magazine

This edition of the KICK magazine is from the June 10th, 1980, game played at the Memphis Rogues' Liberty Bowl. An attendance of 14,315 saw the Rowdies lose 0-2.
The team this day was: Bilecki, Andruszewski, Connell, Kozic, Gorman, Van Der Veen, Anderson, McLeod, Roberts, Fabbiani, Van Der Beck.
Substitute: Baralic.
Many thanks to Andy Northern for the photo.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1980 Rowdies vs. Roughnecks Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game, against the Tulsa Roughnecks played on May 31st, 1980, at Tampa Stadium.
The Rowdies won 3-1.

Rowdies Press photos - John Sissons

John Sissons, whilst at Sheffield United in 1970.

Rowdies Memorabilia - John Boyle 1970-71 FKS Publishers Card

John Boyle's 1970-71 FKS Publishers card, whilst he was at Chelsea. 

Rowdies Press Photos - Evans Frimpong

 Evans Frimpong signs for the fans, during the game against the Minnesota Stars FC, at Al Lang Stadium.

Signed Cards - 2012 Rowdies Evans Frimpong

Evans Frimpong's signed 2012 Rowdies card.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Jim Easton Free Kick Cover

Jim Easton, of the Vancouver 86's on the cover of FREE KICK.
 The Official Publication of the West Coast Soccer Society.
Volume 1, Number 8. Dated August 2nd, 1987.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1980 Rowdies vs. Tea Men Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game, against the New England Tea Men played on May 24th, 1980, at Tampa Stadium.
The Rowdies won 2-1.

Rowdies Press Photos - Wowdies and Rodney Marsh

The Wowdies celebrate with Rodney Marsh after the 3-2 win over the San Jose Earthquakes, at Tampa Stadium in 1979.
Many thanks to Mike Connell for this photo.

Rowdies Press Photos - Stuart Campbell

Stuart Campbell in action against the Minnesota Stars FC, at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Press Photos - Mark Karpun

Mark Karpun's mugshot whilst with the MISL side Dallas Sidekicks in 1990.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Soccer Bowl '75 Championship Ring

 A Rowdies NASL Soccer Bowl '75 Championship Ring.
Many thanks to ballparkdirect for the photos.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Wes McLeod

Wes McLeod poses with Mark Harrison, during a Fan Day at Tampa Stadium.
Many thanks to Mark for this photo.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1980 Rowdies vs. Whitecaps Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game, against the Vancouver Whitecaps played on May 18th, 1980, at Tampa Stadium.
The Rowdies won 3-2.

Rowdies Press Photos - Mike Connell

Mike Connell on the ball at Tampa Stadium in 1980.

Rowdies Press Photos - Ricky Hill

Coach Ricky Hill gives his players a pep-talk before the game against the San Antonio Scorpions game, at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Ringo Cantillo

A recent photo of Ringo Cantillo.
Many thanks to Ringo's wife Debbie for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1983-84 Rowdies Indoor KICK Magazine

November 26th, 1983. Today's opponents were the Tulsa Roughnecks, the Rowdies lost the game 6-7, the goals were scored by Perry Van Der Beck (2), Tatu (2), Manny Rojas and Pedro DeBrito.
Played at the Florida State Fairgrounds, in front of an attendance of 5,802.
Many thanks to Andy Crossley.

Rowdies Press Photos - Washington Olivera

Washington Olivera tussels with Montreal Manic's Robert Vosmaer, at Tampa Stadium in 1981.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1980 Rowdies vs. Fury Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game, against the Philadelphia Fury played on May 11th, 1980, at the Veterans Stadium.
The Rowdies won 2-1.

Rowdies Press Photos - Gordon Jago

Coach Gordon Jago, 1981.

2012 Rowdies Team Group

The Rowdies lineup for the game against the Minnesota Stars FC.
Back row (L to R): Shane Hill, Jeff Attinella, Draymond Washington, Stuart Campbell, Andres Arango, Keith Savage, Daniel Antoniuk.
Front row (L to R): Luke Mulholland, Takuya Yamada, Frankie Sanfilippo, Mike Ambersley.

Rowdies Press Photos - Fafa Picault

Fafa Picault in action against the Minnesota Stars FC, at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies vs. Minnesota Stars FC

Rowdies and Minnesota Play To Scoreless Tie
The Tampa Bay Rowdies and Minnesota Stars FC played to a scoreless tie Friday night at Al Lang Stadium on the third annual Military Appreciation Night. With the tie, the Rowdies snapped Minnesota's winning streak at three and the Stars were held scoreless for the first time in their last six matches.
Rowdies goalkeeper Jeff Attinella moved into sole possession of the franchise record for shutouts with the seventh of his career, including his second this season.
The Rowdies had 12 shots, including four on goal, on the night. Tampa Bay's defense held the Stars to just one shot on goal in the match after Minnesota had scored 14 total goals in its previous five matches. In addition, Tampa Bay continued its first half shutout streak and has yet to allow a goal this season in the first 45 minutes.
The Rowdies controlled most of the possession in the first half, and had the better of the chances. Forward Mike Ambersley broke in on goal in the 11th minute only to have his shot deflected wide for a corner by Minnesota goalkeeper Mitch Hildebrandt. The Stars had their first chance of the game a few minutes later off a set piece but a header from inside the box rang off the crossbar. The Rowdies then turned a turnover in the middle of the field into a good opportunity for Ambersley, but he was denied again by Hildebrandt in the 23rd minute.
In the 58th minute the Rowdies had one of their best chances of the game when defender Takuya Yamada crossed the ball to forward Daniel Antoniuk, who headed the ball just over the goal.
Minnesota only had a few chances on goal in the second half, with one coming in the 64th minute off a corner after a giveaway in the middle of the field. That led to a run down the side but the shot was saved by Attinella.

Lineups
Rowdies: GK Jeff Attinella, D Frankie Sanfilippo (Captain), D Andres Arango, D Takuya Yamada, D Draymond Washington, M Stuart Campbell, M Shane Hill (Matt Clare 71'), M Keith Savage, F Luke Mulholland (Fafa Picault 77', Dan O'Brien 90'+), F Mike Ambersley, F Daniel Antoniuk
Minnesota Stars FC: GK Mitch Hildebrandt, D Kevin Friedland (Shawn Chin 87'), D Evan Sassano, D Kyle Altman (Captain) (Connor Tobin 70'), D Ernest Tchoupe, M Fuad Ibrahim, M Daniel Wasson, M Michael Reed, M Andy Lorei, F Devin Del Do, F Travis Wall (Martin Nunez 71')

Rowdies Press Photos - Washington Olivera

Washington Olivera is tackled by Atlanta Chiefs' Lawrence Chelin, at Tampa Stadium in 1981.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1980 Rowdies vs. Drillers Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game, against the Edmonton Drillers played on May 7th, 1980, at the Commonwealth Stadium.
The Rowdies lost 0-2.

Rowdies Press Photos - Oscar Fabbiani

Oscar Fabbiani runs to the Tampa Stadium fans to celebrate scoring against the San Jose Earthquakes in 1979.
Many thanks to Mike Connell for this photo.

Rowdies Press Photos - Winston DuBose

Winston Dubose in action against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, with John Gorman and Wes McLeod in the background. During the game at Tampa Stadium in 1980.

Rowdies Press Photos - Daniel Antoniuk

Daniel Antoniuk shoots towards the Atlanta Silverbacks' goal.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979-80 Indoor KICK Magazine

This edition of the KICK magazine is from the February 29th, 1980 NASL Indoor Championship Game 1 played at the Memphis Rogues' Mid-South Coliseum. 
An attendance of 9,081 saw the Rowdies lose 4-5, with the goals scored by Oscar Fabbiani (2), Steve Wegerle and Perry Van Der Beck.
Many thanks to Andy Northern for the photo.

Rowdies Press Photos - Billy Sweetzer

Billy Sweetzer on the ball, at Tampa Stadium against the Tulsa Roughnecks in 1981.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1980 Rowdies vs. Timbers Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game, against the Portland Timbers played on May 3rd, 1980, at Civic Stadium.
The Rowdies won 1-0.

Rowdies Press Photos - Matt Clare

Matt Clare, about to put in a cross, during the home game against the Atlanta Silverbacks.

Rowdies Press Photos - Neill Roberts

Neill Roberts battles with Nottingham Forest's Kenny Burns, during the Exhibition Game at Tampa Stadium in 1980.

Rowdies Press Photos - Daniel Antoniuk

Daniel Antoniuk wins a header against the San Antonio Scorpions, at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Press Photos - Washington Olivera

Washington Olivera is pushed aside by LA Aztecs' Dragan Simic, at Tampa Stadium in 1981.