ST. PETERSBURG — The Coastal Cup has essentially been for bragging rights. Pretty big-time rights, as the Rowdies and Fort Lauderdale Strikers have a long-standing soccer rivalry.
ST. PETERSBURG — It was about as exciting as 0-0 gets. For the final 45 minutes the Rowdies did just about everything they could to reward a sold-out crowd Saturday night at Al Lang Stadium but in the end settled for a scoreless draw with Minnesota.
ST. PETERSBURG — Spring training for Major League Baseball is useful, but my how the doldrums kick in after a couple of weeks. Week 4 of the NFL preseason? Virtually unwatchable.
After the kickoff was delayed 20 minutes for the host Scorpions to celebrate their 2014 Soccer Bowl as NASL champions, the Rowdies showed they might be in line for this year's crown. Tampa Bay blitzed San Antonio 3-1 Saturday in its spring season opener.
ST. PETERSBURG — Even members of Ralph's Mob might need to keep a roster handy for the first few Rowdies games. Only the most studious of the devoted fan base can be expected to follow all of the team's offseason changes.
HOLLYWOOD — Brazilian star Ronaldo said Wednesday he will attempt to make a playing comeback this spring with the Rowdies rival Fort Lauderdale in the NASL.
ST. PETERSBURG — Maybe not in terms of days on the calendar, but not long after the Tampa Bay Rowdies had their new general manager, they had their new head coach.
Ricky Hill will not return as coach of the Tampa Bay Rowdies in 2015, the team said Tuesday.
ST. PETERSBURG — Amani Walker's late header, one minute after Indy had taken the lead, allowed the Rowdies to tie their season finale 2-2 at Al Lang Stadium.
ST. PETERSBURG — Fireworks are guaranteed for the Rowdies season finale. And the team wouldn't mind providing some if its own, too.