Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1982 Rowdies vs. Timbers Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies 1982 game against the Portland Timbers played on August 8th, 1982, at the Civic Stadium.
The Rowdies lost 0-5.

Rowdies Press Photos - Shane Hill

Shane Hill in action against the Carolina Railhawks' Floyd Franks, at the WakeMed Soccer Park.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Peter Hucker 1986 Panini Football 86 Card

Peter Hucker's 1986 Panini Football 86 card, whilst he was at QPR.

Rowdies Press Photos - 1980 Wowdies

The Wowdies celebrate the 4th of July, at Tampa Stadium in 1980. With Pam Seals, Laurie Bass, Jan Bowers and Mary Ann Odenbrett.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Rowdies 2012 Soccer Bowl VIP Pass


A Rowdies 2012 Soccer Bowl VIP pass.


Rowdies Press Photos - Adrian Alston

Adrian Alston clashes with Washington Diplomats' Jim Steele during an indoor game in 1978, played at the Bayfront Center.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1982 Rowdies vs. Sting Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies 1982 game against the Chicago Sting played on August 4th, 1982, at Comiskey Park.
The Rowdies lost 1-3.

Rowdies Press Photos - Ricky Hill

Coach Ricky Hill, on the sideline during the game against the Puerto Rico Islanders.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Gary Chivers 1986 Panini Football 86 Card

Gary Chivers' 1986 Panini Football 86 card, whilst he was at QPR.

Rowdies Press Photos - 1985 Cayman Islands

A photo taken in 1985 in the Cayman Islands, with Arnie Mausser, Sheri Phelps, Ed Austin, Elly Heit Read, Dave Power, Rosella Cardoso, ?, and Debbie Acosta.
Many thanks to Elly for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Rowdies Bumper Sticker

A Rowdies bumper sticker.

Rowdies Press Photos - Mike Connell

Mike Connell receives the MVP Award, from Wowdies Elly Heit Read, and a cheque from Wowdie Brenda Horton Roe, at Tampa Stadium in 1980.
Many thanks to Elly for this photo.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1982 Rowdies vs. Strikers Exhibition Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies 1982 Sunshine International Series Exhibition Game against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers played on June 31st, 1982, at Tampa Stadium. 
The Rowdies lost 1-3.

Rowdies Press Photos - Wowdie Elly Heit Read

Wowdie Elly Heit Read, at Tampa Stadium in 1980.
Many thanks to Elly for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Glenn Hoddle 1980 Panini Football 80 Card

Glenn Hoddle's 1980 Panini Football 80 card, whilst he was at Tottenham Hotspur.

Rowdies Press Photos - 2012 NASL Soccer Bowl Champions

The scarf says it all "Legends Never Die".

Rowdies Memorabilia - Rowdies "Soccer Is A Kick In The Grass" Bumper Sticker

A Rowdies "Soccer Is A Kick In The Grass" bumper sticker.

Rowdies vs. Minnesota Stars FC NASL Championship Game 2

Rowdies Win 2012 NASL Soccer Bowl After Penalty Shootout
The Tampa Bay Rowdies were crowned champions of the 2012 NASL Soccer Bowl after a thrilling shootout victory in front of a sellout crowd of 6,208 on Saturday night at Al Lang Stadium. A 3-1 match erased the Stars’ two-goal lead after the first leg, then prevailed after Jeff Attinella made three saves during penalty kicks after the Rowdies held on through the entire extra time period despite playing a man down.
The Rowdies scored 25 minutes into the game, as midfielder Keith Savage was able to slot the ball into the box to forward Carl Cort. The forward smashed the ball into the back of the net for his second goal since his arrival to the Rowdies.
Savage picked up the 2-0 goal in the 51st minute, after a feed from defender Andres Arango. The aggregate score was 2-2, but that would not last as in the next minute Minnesota’s midfielder Lucas Rodriguez would score and put the Stars up with a 3-2 aggregate score.
Second-half substitute forward Daniel Antoniuk scored the crucial goal in the 86th minute, making the score 3-1, leveling the aggregate score. Forward Mike Ambersley picked up the assist, as he put the ball past Stars goalkeeper Matt VanOekel and layed it off to Antoniuk for the goal. With the 3-3 aggregate score the game went into extra time a man down as Rowdies midfielder Shane Hill was sent off in the 90th minute.
The game went into extra time, where both teams were unable to score the winning goal. As 120 minute couldn’t decide the new champion of the 2012 NASL Soccer Bowl, the match would go on to be decided from the penalty spot.
NASL Best XI Attinella saved three of the five Minnesota penalty kick, earning the Rowdies their second franchise NASL Soccer Bowl.
Midfielder Luke Mulholland picked up the Rowdies first chance five minutes into the game, but his shot from 20 yards out was contained by VanOekel. The Rowdies continued to pressure in search of their first goal of the night.
In the 25th minute Cort picked up Savage’s feed from the right flank and as the ball was bouncing he put it past the Minnesota goalkeeper for the 1-0 lead. Cort’s goal put the partial aggregate 2-1, with Minnesota on top.
Tampa Bay continuously looked for the aggregate equalizer with back-to-back chances in the 30th minute. Defender Andres Arango first had a powerful header on goal, but it was sent out for a corner kick by VanOekel. On the ensuing corner kick, forward Mike Ambersley redirected a shot in the box, but once again VanOekel kept the Stars within one goal of the Rowdies.
Rowdies goalkeeper Jeff Attinella came up with a huge save in the 39th minute. Stars forward Simone Bracallelo blasted a free kick from over 30 yards out, but Attinella was well placed and made a great save.
From another Mulholland corner kick, Arango nodded a header down, which Savage turned in at the back post to score his third goal of the season.
On the ensuing play Ibarra carried a ball from the right wing through the central channel, before laying a through ball to substitute Rodriguez who hammered his first touch past Attinella into the side netting, lifting the Stars into a 3-2 aggregate lead despite the 2-1 deficit on the night.
The Rowdies wouldn’t go away, though, and leading scorer Antoniuk came off the bench to snatch an 85th minute goal that brought the series level on aggregate. Ambersley beat VanOekel to a ball bouncing in the penalty area and looped the ball over the Stars goalkeeper for Antoniuk to tap in.
After a scoreless extra time, the game was decided in penalty kicks. Attinella had made six saves in the match, and added three spectacular saves in penalty kicks, lifting the Rowdies to their 2012 NASL Soccer Bowl. The Rowdies 3-1 win in the second leg of the NASL Soccer Bowl Finals extended their unbeaten streak at home to 12, including six wins.

Scoring Summary
Rowdies: Carl Cort - 25th minute (assisted by Keith Savage)
Rowdies: Keith Savage - 51st minute (assisted by Andres Arango)
Minnesota: Lucas Rodriguez - 52nd minute (assisted by Miguel Ibarra)
Rowdies: Daniel Antoniuk - 86th minute (assisted by Mike Ambersley)

Penalty Shootout
Rowdies (3): Mulholland (goal), Cox (goal), Picault (goal), Cort (saved)
Minnesota (2): Hlavaty (goal), Del Do (saved), Altman (saved), Bracalello (goal), Rodriguez (saved)

Lineups
Rowdies: GK Jeff Attinella, D Frankie Sanfilippo (Captain), D JP Rodrigues, D Daniel Scott, D Andres Arango, M Stuart Campbell, M Shane Hill, M Keith Savage, M Luke Mulholland, F Carl Cort, F Mike Ambersley
Minnesota Stars FC: GK Matt VanOekel, D Brian Kallman, D Kyle Altman (Captain), D Connor Tobin, D Justin Davis, M Neil Hlavaty, M Kentaro Takada, M Jamie Watson, M Miguel Ibarra, F Simone Bracalello, F Amani Walker

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1982 Rowdies vs. Sao Paulo Exhibition Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies 1982 Sunshine International Series Exhibition Game against Sao Paulo played on June 28th, 1982, at Tampa Stadium. 
The Rowdies lost 2-3.

Rowdies Press Photos - Raphael Cox

Raphael Cox in action against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, at Lockhart Stadium.
Many thanks to Chris Arnold for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Steve Wicks 1980 Panini Football 80 Card

Steve Wicks' 1980 Panini Football 80 card, whilst he was at Derby County.

Rowdies Press Photos - Derek Smethurst

Derek Smethurst scores for Chelsea, against Liverpool. Derek's goal won the game 1-0, at Stamford Bridge on April 12th, 1971.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Rowdies "Soccer Is A Kick In The Grass" Bumper Sticker

A Rowdies "Soccer Is A Kick In The Grass" bumper sticker.

Rowdies Press Photos - Canton Invaders vs. Rowdies

David Dodge tries to block Canton Invaders' Rudy Pikuzinski's shot, with Peter Roe and Solly Hilton standing by.
During the 1986-87 AISA season, at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.
Many thanks to Rod Walent for this photo.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1982 Rowdies vs. Ipswich Town Exhibition Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies 1982 Sunshine International Series Exhibition Game against Ipswich Town played on June 24th, 1982, at Tampa Stadium. 
The Rowdies lost 1-3.

Rowdies Press Photos - Mike Ambersley

Mike Ambersley celebrates after scoring against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Robbie James 1980 Panini Football 80 Card

Robbie James' 1980 Panini Football 80 card, whilst he was at Swansea City.

Rowdies Press Photos - Tampa Stadium

A photo showing the gates onto the Tampa Stadium field, cica 1975.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Tatu Game Worn Jersey


Tatu's game worn Home jersey from 1983.

Special thanks to Patricia Scifres.

Rowdies Press Photos - Wes McLeod

Wes McLeod keeps a close eye on New York Cosmos' Ricky Davis, at Tampa Stadium in 1979.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1982 Rowdies vs. Sounders Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies 1982 game against the Seattle Sounders played on July 17th, 1982, at The Kingdome.
The Rowdies won 4-3.

Rowdies Press Photos - Matt Clare

Matt Clare challenges Puerto Rico Islanders' Richard Martinez for the header.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Osvaldo Ardiles 1980 Panini Football 80 Card

Osvaldo Ardiles' 1980 Panini Football 80 card, whilst he was at Tottenham Hotspur.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Neill Roberts

Chicago Sting's Neill Roberts blocks Tim Schulz of the St. Louis Steamers, during a MISL game in 1985.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Ralph Black Game Worn Jersey


Ralph Black's game worn jersey from 1992.

Special thanks to Patricia Scifres.

Rowdies Press Photos - Davie Robb

Davie Robb in action for Aberdeen, in 1973.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1982 Rowdies vs. Roughnecks Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies 1982 game against the Tulsa Roughnecks played on July 15th, 1982, at Skelly Stadium.
The Rowdies lost 0-3.

Rowdies Press Photos - Luke Mulholland

Luke Mulholland crosses the ball, during the game against the Atlanta Silverbacks, at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Sam Allardyce 1980 Panini Football 80 Card

Sam Allardyce's 1980 Panini Football 80 card, whilst he was at Bolton Wanderers.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Mike Connell and Neill Roberts

Mike Connell and Neill Roberts waiting at the airport.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Rowdies NASL Championship Car Magnet

The first 2500 fans into Al Lang Stadium this Saturday will receive this Limited Edition NASL Championship Rowdies Car Magnet.

Rowdies Press Photos - Peter Anderson

Peter Anderson up against the Houston Hurricane, at Tampa Stadium on June 10th 1978, during a 2-0 win.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1982 Rowdies vs. Sockers Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies 1982 game against the San Diego Sockers played on July 10th, 1982, at Jack Murphy Stadium.
The Rowdies lost 1-2.

Rowdies Press Photos - Keith Savage

Keith Savage, in action against the Carolina Railhawks, at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Billy Ronson 1980 Panini Football 80 Card

Billy Ronson's 1980 Panini Football 80 card, whilst he was at Cardiff City.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Winston DuBose

Winston DuBose watches from the sideline, with a broken arm, circa 1981.
Many thanks to Mark Harrison for this photo.

Signed Cards - 1992 Rowdies Lino DiCuollo

Lino DiCuollo's signed Rowdies card.