Monday, 30 July 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1981 Rowdies vs. Cosmos Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game against the New York Cosmos played on April 26th, 1981, at Giants Stadium.
The Rowdies lost 1-4.

2012 Rowdies Team Group

The Rowdies lineup for the game against FC Edmonton.
Back row (L to R): Luke Mulholland, JP Rodrigues, Daniel Scott, Jeff Attinella, Keith Savage, Stuart Campbell.
Front row (L to R): Frankie Sanfilippo, Takuya Yamada, Matt Clare, Mike Ambersley, Daniel Antoniuk.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Mark Karpun 1990-91 MISL Trading Card

Mark Karpun's 1990-91 MISL card, produced by Pacific Trading Cards, whilst he was at the Dallas Sidekicks.

Rowdies Press Photos - Refik Kozic

Refik Kozic keeps track of Chicago Sting's Karl-Heinz Granitza, at Wrigley Field in 1981. With Neill Roberts watching on.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 KICK Magazine

This edition of the KICK magazine is from the June 27th, 1979, game played at the California Surf's Anaheim Stadium. An attendance of 9,417 saw the Rowdies lose 1-2, after a shoot-out. With the only goal coming from an own goal.
The team this day was: DuBose, Gorman, Connell, Kitchener, Andruszewski, Van Der Beck, Wegerle, Van Der Veen, Baralic,  Fabbiani, Radonjic.
Substitutes: McLeod, MacWilliams, Grnja.

Rowdies Press Photos - Rowdies vs. Canton Invaders AISA

David Dodge, Peter Roe and Nick Mangione defend against the Canton Invaders, during the 1986-87 AISA season, at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.
Many thanks to Rod Walent for this photo. 

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1981 Rowdies vs. Tea Men Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game against the Jacksonville Tea Men played on April 24th, 1981, at Tampa Stadium.
The Rowdies lost 1-2.

Rowdies Press Photos - Mike Ambersley

Mike Ambersley jumps for joy, after scoring against the Puerto Rico Islanders, at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Dan Donigan 1990-91 MISL Trading Card

Dan Donigan's 1990-91 MISL card, produced by Pacific Trading Cards, whilst he was at the St. Loius Storm.

Rowdies Press Photos - Wes McLeod, Jim Fleeting and Arsene Auguste

Wes McLeod watches as Jim Fleeting challenges Chicago Sting's Karl-Heinz Granitza at Soldier Field, in 1978. With Arsene Auguste in the background.
Many thanks to Ralph Morris for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1982 Indoor Ticket Stub

A ticket stub from the indoor game played at Chicago Stadium, against the Chicago Sting on February 14th, 1982.
The Rowdies lost the game 9-10.
Many thanks to Ralph Morris for this photo.

Rowdies vs. FC Edmonton

Rowdies Win Fifth Straight at Home with 1-0 Victory over FC Edmonton
The Rowdies used a goal by forward Daniel Antoniuk in the 44th minute to post their third consecutive victory and seventh win in the last eight matches with a 1-0 victory over FC Edmonton Saturday night at Al Lang Stadium. The victory, its third 1-0 win over FC Edmonton this season, kept the Rowdies unbeaten in their last six league matches at home, including five consecutive home wins.
Goalkeeper Jeff Attinella earned his third straight shutout, his sixth overall this season and the 11th clean sheet of his career. Tampa Bay extended its current shutout streak to more than 315 minutes as the Rowdies have not allowed a goal since the 45th minute at Minnesota on July 12.
The Rowdies had several opportunities in the first half, beginning with a header from forward Daniel Antoniuk after a great cross from forward Mike Ambersley. The header was deflected out of bounds for a Rowdies corner kick. In the 17th minute, Ambersley took a left-footed shot from just outside the box but it missed wide to the right of the goal.  
In the 24th minute, forward Matt Clare sent a dangerous cross into the box that forced FC Edmonton goalkeeper John Smits to come off his line and punch the ball away. Just a minute later, midfielder Luke Mulholland fired a right footed shot from about 25 yards out that just sailed over the crossbar.
FC Edmonton had its best chance of the first 45 minutes in the 31st minute as defender Paul Hamilton appeared to beat Tampa Bay goalkeeper Jeff Attinella. But Rowdies midfielder Stuart Campbell saved a goal with a spectacular header off the goal line to force a corner kick.
The Rowdies broke through in the 44th minute as Ambersley sent a perfect cross into the box and Antoniuk finished with a header into the back of the net. The goal was Antoniuk's sixth this season, tied for tops on the team. With the assist, Ambersley now has at least one point in six consecutive matches and leads the team with seven assists in 2012. During the streak, Ambersley has three goals and five assists in the last six games.
The Rowdies continued to put pressure on FC Edmonton after the break. Defender Frankie Sanfilippo nearly gave Tampa Bay its second goal when his header after a long free kick from Mulholland caromed off the post in the 63rd minute. Ambersley also forced tough saves by Smits in both the 66th and 70th minutes on shots from inside the box.

Scoring Summary
Rowdies - Daniel Antoniuk - 44th minute (assisted by Mike Ambersley)

Lineups
Rowdies: GK Jeff Attinella, D Frankie Sanfilippo (Captain), D JP Rodrigues, D Daniel Scott, D Takuya Yamada, M Stuart Campbell, M Luke Mulholland, M Keith Savage, F Mike Ambersley, F Daniel Antoniuk (Fafa Picault 68'), F Matt Clare (Tsuyoshi Yoshitake 68')
FC Edmonton: GK John Smits, D David Proctor, D Paul Hamilton, D Antonio Rago, D Fabian Vorbe, M Kyle Porter, M Chris Kooy (Captain), M Bryan Arguez, F Serisay Barthelemy (Kenny Caceros 87'), F Shaun Saiko (Michael Cox 76'), F Yashir Pinto (Paul Craig 76')

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1981 Rowdies vs. Tea Men Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game against the Jacksonville Tea Men played on April 18th, 1981, at the Gator Bowl.
The Rowdies won 2-0.

Rowdies Press Photos - Fafa Picault

Fafa Picault, in action against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Ralph Black 1990-91 MISL Trading Card

Ralph Black's 1990-91 MISL card, produced by Pacific Trading Cards, whilst he was at the San Diego Sockers

Rowdies Press Photos - Luis Fernando

Luis Fernando shoots towards the Sao Paulo goal, during the 1982 Sunshine International Series Game, at Tampa Stadium.
Many thanks to Ralph Morris for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1977 Sounders vs. Rowdies Poster

A poster from the Seattle Sounders vs. Rowdies game, at The Kingdome - 25th June, 1977.

Rowdies Press Photos - Rodney Marsh

Rodney Marsh is closely marked by New York Cosmos' Werner Roth, in 1978 at Giants Stadium.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison for this photo.

Friday, 27 July 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1981 Rowdies vs. Chiefs Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game against the Atlanta Chiefs played on April 11th, 1981, at Tampa Stadium.
The Rowdies lost 1-3.

Rowdies Press Photos - Matt Clare

Matt Clare, in action against the Puerto Rico Islanders, at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Terry Rowe 1990-91 MISL Trading Card

Terry Rowe's 1990-91 MISL card, produced by Pacific Trading Cards, whilst he was at the Wichita Wings.

Rowdies Press Photos - Ringo Cantillo

Ringo Cantillo, with the ASL side, the New Jersey Americans.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1982 Ticket Stub

A ticket stub from the Sunshine International Series Game against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers.
The Rowdies lost the game 1-3.
Many thanks to Ralph Morris for this photo.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Tatu

A recent photo of Tatu, training with the Dallas Sidekicks, at the Inwood Soccer Center, Dallas.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1981 Rowdies vs. Blizzard Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game against the Toronto Blizzard played on April 4th, 1981, at Tampa Stadium.
The Rowdies won 4-3.

Rowdies Press Photos - Stuart Campbell

Stuart Campbell wins the header, during the game against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Paul Dougherty 1990-91 MISL Trading Card

Paul Dougherty's 1990-91 MISL card, produced by Pacific Trading Cards, whilst he was at the Baltimore Blast.

Rowdies Press Photos - Steve Wegerle and David Power

Steve Wegerle and David Power try to stop a Canton Invaders' shot.
During the 1986-87 AISA season, at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.
Many thanks to Rod Walent for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1982 KICK INDOOR Magazine

This edition of the KICK magazine is from the February 14th, 1982, indoor game played at the Chicago Sting's Chicago Stadium. 
An attendance of 19,398 saw the Rowdies lose 9-10.
Many thanks to Ralph Morris for this photo.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Jan Van Der Veen

Jan Van Der Veen charges towards the Detroit Express goal.
During the Rowdies 1980 indoor game with the Detroit Express, at the Bayfront Center.
Many thanks to Dimetri Maderakis for this photo.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1981 Rowdies vs. Roughnecks Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies opening home game against the Tulsa Roughnecks played on March 28th, 1981, at Tampa Stadium.
The Rowdies lost 0-2.

Rowdies Press Photos - Mike Ambersley

Mike Ambersley celebrates his goal against the Puerto Rico Islanders, during the 2-0 win at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Steve Kinsey 1990-91 MISL Trading Card

Steve Kinsey's 1990-91 MISL card, produced by Pacific Trading Cards, whilst he was at the Dallas Sidekicks.

Rowdies Press Photos - Arsene Auguste, Jim Fleeting and Mike Connell

Jim Fleeting makes a tackle on Chicago Sting's Karl-Heinz Granitza, watched by Arsene Auguste and Mike Connell, at Tampa Stadium in 1978.
Many thanks to Mike Connell for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1984 KICK Magazine

This edition of the KICK magazine is from the June 3rd, 1984, game played at the Chicago Sting's Wrigley Field. An attendance of 8,374 saw the Rowdies lose 2-3. With the goals coming from Wes McLeod and Tatu.
The team this day was: Boric, Myernick, Connell, Kozic, Thompson, Van Der Beck, Wegerle (S), McLeod,  Roberts, Tatu, Wegerle (R).
Many thanks to Ralph Morris for this photo.

Rowdies Press Photos - David Dodge and Solly Hilton

David Dodge and Solly Hilton in action against the Canton Invaders. During the 1986-87 AISA season, at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.
Many thanks to Rod Walent for this photo.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1980-81 Rowdies vs. Strikers Indoor Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies 1980-81 indoor game against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers played on February 12th, 1981, at the West Palm Beach Auditorium.
The Rowdies lost 7-8.

2012 Rowdies Team Group

The Rowdies lineup for the game against the Puerto Rico Islanders.
Back row (L to R): Matt Clare, Daniel Antoniuk, Daniel Scott, Jeff Attinella, JP Rodrigues,Keith Savage.
Front row (L to R): Stuart Campbell, Luke Mulholland, Mike Ambersley, Takuya Yamada, Frankie Sanfilippo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Peter Ward 1990-91 MISL Trading Card

Peter Ward's 1990-91 MISL card, produced by Pacific Trading Cards, whilst he was at the Baltimore Blast.

Rowdies Press Photos - Winston DuBose

Winston DuBose is outnumbered by the press photographers, during the game against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers at Tampa Stadium in 1978.
Many thanks to Mike Connell for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1984 KICK Magazine

This edition of the KICK magazine is from the February 18th, 1984, indoor game played at the Chicago Sting's Chicago Stadium. An attendance of 13,300 saw the Rowdies lose 2-4. With the goals coming from Tatu (2).
Many thanks to Ralph Morris for this photo.

Rowdies Press Photos - Rowdies vs. Canton Invaders AISA

David Dodge and Nick Mangione defending against the Canton Invaders, during the 1986-87 AISA season, at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.
Many thanks to Rod Walent for this photo. 

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1980-81 Rowdies vs. Kicks Indoor Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies 1980-81 indoor game against the Minnesota Kicks played on February 11th, 1981, at the Bayfront Center.
The Rowdies lost 6-8.

Rowdies Press Photos - Matt Clare

Matt Clare prepares to shoot at the Puerto Rico Islanders' goal, during the 2-0 win at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Gregg Willin 1990-91 MISL Trading Card

Gregg Willin's 1990-91 MISL card, produced by Pacific Trading Cards, whilst he was at the Wichita Wings.

Rowdies Press Photos - Rodney Marsh

Rodney Marsh takes on a Ft. Lauderdale Strikers' defender, at Tampa Stadium in 1977. With Joey Fink in the background.
Many thanks to Mike Connell for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Clyde Best 1970-71 FKS Publishers Card

Clyde Best's 1970-71 FKS Publishers card, whilst he was at West Ham United.

Rowdies vs. Puerto Rico Islanders

Rowdies Move Into Second Place With 2-0 Victory
The Rowdies defeated Puerto Rico 2-0 Saturday night at Al Lang Stadium to move into second place in the NASL standings. Tampa Bay has now four straight matches at home, as well as six of its last seven games overall.
Forward Mike Ambersley had a goal and an assist, while defender and team captain Frankie Sanfilippo notched the game-winner for the Rowdies in the 72nd minute. Goalkeeper Jeff Attinella earned his second straight shutout, his fifth overall this season and the 10th clean sheet of his career.
“Everyone came out ready to play to get the victory," said Sanfilippo. "When we played at their place, we were definitely in the games and just missed the opportunities. Tonight we created and finished those chances to come out with the win.”
The start of the match was delayed one hour and 23 minutes because of lightning in the area.
“We created some good chances in the first half and their goalkeeper was called into action several times," said Rowdies head coach Ricky Hill. "I was very pleased with the intensity and the focus to keep the clean sheet and in the second half I told the team to continue what they had been doing.”
Despite playing without leading goal scorer Tsuyoshi Yoshitake because of a red card at FC Edmonton last Sunday, the Rowdies put pressure on Puerto Rico from the beginning.
“We started the game very brightly, obviously the delay because of the weather affected both teams and I asked the players to try to get out on the front foot and take the game to them.”
Tampa Bay had the first chance of the match in the 12th minute when forward Matt Clare fired a shot on goal that was saved by Puerto Rico goalkeeper Richard Martin and cleared away for a corner kick.
Clare had another opportunity in the 27th minute when his powerful left footed shot forced a diving save by Martin after a pass from forward Daniel Antoniuk.
In the 33rd minute, midfielder Luke Mulholland sent a well-placed free kick into the box onto the head of defender Daniel Scott, but Martin made the save. A minute later, Mulholland found himself open in the box after a back heel pass from midfielder Stuart Campbell, but his shot sailed wide.
The Rowdies looked for the first goal of the night and 50 minutes into the match Clare got a great chance when he was one-on-one with Martin but his shot went wide right.
Tampa Bay continued to dominate possession and in the 69th minute Clare saw his powerful strike denied by Martin once again. He received a great feed from Ambersley and his shot from the left side of box was saved.
The Rowdies finally beat Martin in the 72nd minute. Ambersley sent a cross to the back post to Sanfilippo, who one-timed the volley into the net for a 1-0 lead. It was Sanfilippo's first goal of the year and the assist gave Ambersley a point in five straight matches. Ambersley leads the team with six assists overall in 2012.
“Mike played me an unbelievable ball at the far post," said Sanfilippo. "I just one-timed it to finish it and it was great, not only for me, but for everybody on the team.”
Ambersley gave the Rowdies an insurance goal in the 85th minute after second half substitute Fafa Picault placed a great long ball for Ambersley, who slipped it past Martin to seal the Rowdies victory. It was Ambersley's fifth goal of the season.
“Fafa played a great ball in between the goalie and me," said Ambersley. "Their goalkeeper misplayed the ball and didn’t reach it in time, so I just had to chip it over him and luckily I put enough spin on it to catch the far corner.” 

Scoring Summary
Rowdies: Frankie Sanfilippo - 72nd minute (assisted by Mike Ambersley)
Rowdies: Mike Ambersley - 85th minute (assisted by Fafa Picault)

Lineups
Rowdies: GK Jeff Attinella, D Frankie Sanfilippo (Captain), D JP Rodrigues, D Daniel Scott, D Takuya Yamada, M Stuart Campbell, M Luke Mulholland, M Keith Savage, F Mike Ambersley, F Daniel Antoniuk (Fafa Picault 70'), F Matt Clare (Shane Hill 82')
Puerto Rico Islanders: GK Richard Martin, D Richard Martinez, D Alexis Rivera, D Anthony Vazquez, D Jay Needham, M Noah Delgado (Captain) (Marco Velez 85'), M Jarad Van Schaik, M Osei Telesford (Joshua Hansen 73'), F Jonathan Fana, F Hector Ramos, F Gregory Richardson (Yaw Danso 80')

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1980-81 Rowdies vs. Strikers Indoor Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies 1980-81 indoor game against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers played on February 7th, 1981, at the Bayfront Center.
The Rowdies won 7-4.