2013 Tampa Bay Rowdies season

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Tampa Bay Rowdies
2013 season
Owners Andrew Nestor
Manager Ricky Hill
Stadium Al Lang Field
NASL Spring: 4th
Fall: 2nd
NASL Playoffs TBD
U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round
Ponce De Leon Cup TBD
Coastal Cup Winners
Walt Disney World Classic 8th
Home colors
Away colors
Third colors

The 2013 season will be the current Tampa Bay Rowdies fourth season of existence, playing in the North American Soccer League, the second tier of American soccer pyramid. Including the original Rowdies franchise and the Tampa Bay Mutiny, this is the 29th season of a professional soccer team fielded in the Tampa Bay region.

The Rowdies enter the 2013 season as the defending NASL Champions.

Background[edit]

The 2012 season marked one of the most successful seasons in modern Rowdies history, as the club finished second in the league table during the regular season. During the regular season, Tampa Bay amassed 45 points in 28 matches, and tallied for 12 wins, nine draws and seven losses. By finishing in the upper two spots of the league table, Tampa Bay earned a bye to the semifinals of the 2012 NASL Playoffs, where they took on Carolina RailHawks in the two-leg semifinal series. Ultimately, the Rowdies defeated the RailHawks 5–4 on aggregate, earning themselves a berth into the Championship round. There, Tampa Bay took on the Minnesota Stars FC, and had the luxury of hosting the second leg, due to the better season record. Tampa Bay fell 2–0 in the first leg of the series, but were able to recover in the second leg of the series, winning the match 3–1 and tying the match on aggregate. The aggregate tie allowed the match to enter a penalty shoot-out, in which Tampa Bay emerged victorious, 3–2, over Minnesota.


Club[edit]

Roster[edit]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Fontein, AndrewAndrew Fontein      United States
2 Defender Scott, DanielDaniel Scott      United States
3 Defender Arango, AndresAndres Arango      Canada
4 Midfielder Campbell, StuartStuart Campbell      Scotland
5 Defender Clinton, KyleKyle Clinton      United States
7 Defender Sanfilippo, FrankFrank Sanfilippo      United States
8 Midfielder Mulholland, LukeLuke Mulholland      England
9 Midfielder Cox, RaphaelRaphael Cox      United States
10 Forward Hristov, GeorgiGeorgi Hristov      Bulgaria
11 Midfielder Hill, ShaneShane Hill      England
13 Defender Johnson, ThurstonThurston Johnson      United States
14 Defender Washington, DraymondDraymond Washington      United States
16 Forward Walker, AmaniAmani Walker      Jamaica
17 Defender Gafa, JordanJordan Gafa      United States
18 Defender Needham, JayJay Needham      United States
20 Forward Frimpong, EvansEvans Frimpong      Ghana
21 Forward Del Do, DevinDevin Del Do      United States
22 Midfielder Savage, KeithKeith Savage      United States
24 Goalkeeper Restrepo, DiegoDiego Restrepo      United States
25 Forward Cort, CarlCarl Cort      Guyana
27 Midfielder Cox, JamaelJamael Cox      United States
32 Defender Yamada, TakuyaTakuya Yamada      Japan
99 Forward Barbara, EtienneEtienne Barbara      Malta

Team management[edit]

Competitions[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

Preseason[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

I-4 Derby[edit]

March 9, 2013
7:30 p.m. EDT
1st leg
Orlando City 3 – 2 Tampa Bay Rowdies
Watson Goal 49'
O'Connor Goal 58'
Alexandre Goal 70'
Recap Walker Goal 17'
Mulholland Goal 75'
Citrus Bowl
Attendance: 6,877
March 30, 2013
7:30 p.m. EDT
2nd leg
Tampa Bay Rowdies 2 – 3 Orlando City
Mulholland Booked 36'
Yamada Goal 42' (pen.)
Walker Goal 51'
Recap Molino Goal 5'
Mbengue Goal 33'
O'Connor Booked 59'
Dwyer Goal 90'

Orlando City won 6–4 on aggregate and won the I-4 Derby.

Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic[edit]

Group Stage
Team Pld W L D GF GA GD Pts
Montreal Impact 3 2 0 1 7 3 4 7
Sporting Kansas City 3 2 1 0 4 2 2 6
DC United 3 1 1 1 5 3 2 4
Tampa Bay Rowdies 3 0 3 0 1 9 -8 0

NASL Spring season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or qualification
1 Atlanta Silverbacks (C) 12 6 3 3 20 15 +5 21 2013 NASL Spring season winner H
2 Carolina RailHawks 12 5 5 2 20 16 +4 20
3 San Antonio Scorpions 12 6 2 4 19 15 +4 20
4 Tampa Bay Rowdies 12 5 3 4 21 16 +5 18
5 FC Edmonton 12 3 5 4 13 12 +1 14
6 Minnesota United 12 4 2 6 18 23 −5 14
7 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 12 2 2 8 10 24 −14 8

Updated to games played on 4 July, 2013.
Source: NASL Standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(H) - Will host Soccer Bowl 2013.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.


Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
12 5 3 4 21 15 +6 18 1 2 3 11 10 +1 4 1 1 10 5 +5

Last updated: July 4, 2013.
Source: Match reports

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Ground H A H A H A H A A H A H
Result D W L W D W L D L L W W

Last updated: July 4, 2013.
Source: Match reports
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Match reports[edit]

NASL Fall season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or qualification
1 New York Cosmos (C) 14 9 4 1 22 12 +10 31 2013 NASL Fall season winner
2 Carolina RailHawks 14 7 2 5 21 16 +5 23
3 Tampa Bay Rowdies 14 5 5 4 30 27 +3 20
4 Minnesota United 14 6 2 6 21 19 +2 20
5 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 14 5 3 6 18 20 −2 18
6 FC Edmonton 14 3 7 4 13 14 −1 16
7 Atlanta Silverbacks 14 4 4 6 14 22 −8 16
8 San Antonio Scorpions 14 3 1 10 15 24 −9 10

Updated to games played on 2 November, 2013.
Source: NASL Standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.


Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
8 3 5 0 18 12 +6 14 2 2 0 7 4 +3 1 3 0 11 8 +3

Last updated: September 22, 2013.
Source: Match reports

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Ground A H A H A H A H A A H H A H
Result W D D D D W D W

Last updated: September 14, 2013.
Source: Match reports
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Match reports[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

No. Pos. Player Transferred From Fee/Notes Date Source
20 FW Ghana Evans Frimpong United States Tampa Bay Rowdies Re-signed to a 2-year deal with the club November 28, 2012 [1]
22 MF United States Keith Savage United States Tampa Bay Rowdies Re-signed to a 3-year deal with the club through the 2015 season November 28, 2012 [1]
14 DF United States Draymond Washington United States Tampa Bay Rowdies Re-signed to a 2-year deal with the club November 28, 2012 [1]
33 DF United States Jay Needham Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Islanders Signed to a 3-year deal with the club through the 2015 season January 7, 2013 [2]
3 DF Canada Andres Arango United States Tampa Bay Rowdies Re-signed to a 1-year deal with the club, with an option for the 2014 season January 14, 2013 [3]
32 DF Japan Takuya Yamada United States Tampa Bay Rowdies Re-signed to a 1-year deal January 18, 2013 [4]
16 FW Jamaica Amani Walker United States Minnesota United FC Signed to a 2-year deal with the club through the 2014 season February 20, 2013 [5]
10 FW Bulgaria Georgi Hristov Bulgaria PFC Lokomotiv Sofia Signed to a 2-year deal with the club, with an option for the 2014 season March 8, 2013 [6]
21 FW United States Devin Del Do United States Minnesota United FC Signed to a 2-year deal with the club, with an option for the 2014 season March 13, 2013 [7]
24 GK United States Diego Restrepo Venezuela Deportivo Táchira Signed to a 2-year deal with the club, with an option for the 2014 season March 20, 2013 [8]
5 MF United States Kyle Clinton United States GPS Portland Phoenix Signed to a 2-year deal with the club, with an option for the 2014 season March 27, 2013 [9]
17 DF United States Jordan Gafa United States North Carolina Tar Heels Signed to a 2-year deal with the club, with an option for the 2014 season March 27, 2013 [9]
13 DF United States Thurston Johnson United States Tampa Bay Rowdies Signed to a 2-year deal with the club, with an option for the 2014 season April 10, 2013 [10]
27 MF United States Jamael Cox United States Seattle Sounders U-23 Signed to a 2-year deal with the club, with an option for the 2014 season June 4, 2013 [11]
99 FW Malta Etienne Barbara United States Minnesota United FC Trade for Mike Ambersley August 1, 2013 [12]

Out[edit]

No. Pos. Player Transferred To Fee/Notes Date Source
DF United States Eddie Ababio None Club declined contract option November 20, 2012 [13]
FW United States Dan Antoniuk None Free Agent November 20, 2012 [13]
GK United States Jeff Attinella United States Real Salt Lake Club declined contract option; signed with Real Salt Lake November 20, 2012 [13][14]
FW United States Matt Clare None Club declined contract option November 20, 2012 [13]
DF United States Thurstan Johnson None Free Agent November 20, 2012 [13]
MF United States Dan O'Brien None Club declined contract option November 20, 2012 [13]
DF Guyana J. P. Rodrigues None Club declined contract option November 20, 2012 [13]
FW United States Fafa Picault None Club declined contract option November 28, 2012 [1]
FW United States Mike Ambersley Minnesota United FC Trade for Etienne Barbara August 1, 2013 [12]

Loan In[edit]

No. Pos. Player Loaned From Start End Source
23 MF United States Alex Dixon United States Houston Dynamo April 5, 2013 30 day loan with the option for an extension [15]

Loan Out[edit]

No. Pos. Player Loaned To Start End Source


References[edit]