If you love the Rowdies, stand up — and come to St. Petersburg to kick off the 2014 campaign with two festive events.
Sure, it wasn’t a global news maker or anything, but a new ownership group and an addition of leather seats for the Tampa Bay Rowdies players and fans at Al Lang Stadium will do.
For a while there in last weekend's 4-3 loss to the Atanta Silverbacks, the Rowdies seemed as if they had found their mojo that helped them win the NASL title last season. Then, poof.
After starting the 2013 NASL campaign with a less-than-spectacular performance at home with Carolina, the Tampa Bay Rowdies went to San Antonio last weekend and spoiled the grand opening of Toyota Field with a 2-0 victory over the Scorpions.
This Saturday at 7:30 p.m., the Rowdies try to capture their first home win in a contest against the Atlanta Silverbacks.
The Rowdies are beginning their 2013 campaign this weekend as the NASL representative in the Disney Pro Soccer Classic at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando.
Last Saturday, a majority of the sold-out crowd was sitting in Al Lang Stadium watching the Rowdies compete for the NASL Soccer Bowl championship when a chant began from the Ralph's Mob fan group.