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Tampa Bay Rowdies

  1. Rowdies open latest round of Coastal Cup against Jacksonville

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    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.

  2. Rowdies home opener a 0-0 battle

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    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.

    The Rowdies’ Justin Chavez, right, and Minnesota’s Miguel Ibarra battle for the ball in the first half. The scoreless tie drops Tampa Bay to 1-0-1.
  3. Rowdies high on team chemistry

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    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.

    FEBRUARY 20, 2015: Photo by Matt May/Tampa Bay Rowdies
  4. Rowdies open with 3-1 win at defending NASL champion San Antonio

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    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.

  5. Plenty of new faces dot Rowdies' roster

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    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.

    New Rowdies captain Marcelo Saragosa, right, speaks with IndyCar Series driver and St. Petersburg resident Sebastien Bourdais last month at the Rowdies practice field in St. Petersburg. [SCOTT KEELER | Times]
  6. Retired Ronaldo says he'll try to play for Strikers

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    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.

  7. Rowdies name Rongen new head coach

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    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.

    Thomas Rongen, right, then coach of the Tampa Bay Mutiny, watches Carlos Valderrama dribble a ball on his head during a news conference.  [Times files (1996)]
  8. Rowdies dismiss coach Ricky Hill, make Farrukh Quraishi team president, GM

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    Ricky Hill will not return as coach of the Tampa Bay Rowdies in 2015, the team said Tuesday.

    Ricky Hill, center, coached the Rowdies for four years and won the NASL Soccer Bowl title in 2012. Tampa Bay missed the playoffs in 2013 and ’14.
  9. Late rally gives Rowdies draw in season-ending match

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    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.

  10. Rowdies prepare for finale, changes

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Fireworks are guaranteed for the Rowdies season finale. And the team wouldn't mind providing some if its own, too.