2016 Tampa Bay Rowdies season

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Tampa Bay Rowdies
2016 season
OwnerBill Edwards (Majority)
Andrew Nestor (Minority)
David Laxer (Minority)[1]
Head CoachStuart Campbell
StadiumAl Lang Stadium
NASLSpring: 5th
Fall: 10th
Combined: 9th
NASL Playoffsdid not qualify
U.S. Open CupFourth Round
Coastal CupWinners
Top goalscorerLeague: Georgi Hristov (10)
All: Georgi Hristov (11)
Highest home attendance7,690
(July 2 vs. Jacksonville)
Lowest home attendanceLeague: 4,429
(Apr. 16 vs. Edmonton)
All: 3,455
(Jun. 1 vs. Cincinnati)
Average home league attendanceLeague: 6,066
All: 5,739
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The 2016 Tampa Bay Rowdies season was the club's sixth NASL season, and seventh season overall since their formation in 2008. It was also their final season in the NASL, as the team switched leagues to the USL after the season ended.

Roster[edit]

As of 5 August 2016
No. Name Nationality Position Date of birth (Age) Signed from Signed in Contract ends Apps. Goals
Goalkeepers
18 Matt Pickens United States GK (1982-04-05) 5 April 1982 (age 37) New England Revolution 2014 53 0
24 Chris Glodack United States GK (1993-06-19) 19 June 1993 (age 26) Clemson Tigers 2015 0 0
Defenders
2 Darnell King United States DF (1990-09-23) 23 September 1990 (age 28) Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2015 33 0
3 Neill Collins Scotland DF (1983-09-02) 2 September 1983 (age 35) England Sheffield United 2016 5 1
4 Ben Sweat United States DF (1991-09-04) 4 September 1991 (age 27) Columbus Crew 2015 30 0
5 Stefan Antonijevic Serbia DF (1981-06-09) 9 June 1981 (age 38) Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2015 22 1
7 Frank Sanfilippo United States DF (1981-09-08) 8 September 1981 (age 37) Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2016 0 0
15 Zac Portillos United States DF (1992-01-19) 19 January 1992 (age 27) Akron Zips 2015 4 0
17 Tamika Mkandawire (captain) England DF (1983-05-28) 28 May 1983 (age 36) England Shrewsbury Town 2014 51 5
Midfielders
9 Freddy Adu United States MF (1989-06-02) 2 June 1989 (age 30) Finland KuPS 2015 8 0
11 Kalif Alhassan Ghana MF (1990-10-15) 15 October 1990 (age 28) Minnesota United 2016 5 0
13 Justin Chavez United States MF (1990-03-23) 23 March 1990 (age 29) Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2015 18 0
16 Juan Guerra Venezuela MF (1987-02-16) 16 February 1987 (age 32) Venezuela Deportivo Lara 2015 27 2
21 Walter Ramírez Honduras MF (1983-11-07) 7 November 1983 (age 35) Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2016 2 0
22 Keith Savage United States MF (1985-08-09) 9 August 1985 (age 34) Portland Timbers 2011 101 13
23 Michael Nanchoff United States MF (1988-09-24) 24 September 1988 (age 30) Portland Timbers 2016 5 0
26 Joe Cole England MF (1981-11-08) 8 November 1981 (age 37) Coventry City 2016 0 0
30 Eric Avila United States MF (1987-11-24) 24 November 1987 (age 31) Mexico Santos Laguna 2016 5 0
32 Martin Vingaard Denmark MF (1985-03-20) 20 March 1985 (age 34) Denmark FC Nordsjælland 2016 0 0
33 Junior Burgos El Salvador MF (1988-08-14) 14 August 1988 (age 31) Loan from Atlanta United 2016 3 0
94 PC Brazil MF (1994-03-10) 10 March 1994 (age 25) Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2016 0 0
Forwards
8 Tom Heinemann United States FW (1987-04-23) 23 April 1987 (age 32) Ottawa Fury 2016 5 1
10 Georgi Hristov Bulgaria FW (1985-01-10) 10 January 1985 (age 34) Bulgaria Lokomotiv Sofia 2013 83 27
20 Darwin Espinal Honduras FW (1995-01-16) 16 January 1995 (age 24) Darton State College 2015 26 4
29 Carlos Preciado Colombia FW (1985-03-30) 30 March 1985 (age 34) Qatar Al-Sailiya SC 2016 0 0

On loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
25 United States DF Jeremy Hall (at Sacramento Republic for the season)
14 United States MF Jeff Michaud (at Wilmington Hammerheads for the season)
No. Position Player
55 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Danny Mwanga (at Ottawa Fury for the season)
19 Finland MF Verneri Välimaa (at Orange County Blues for the season)

Staff[edit]

  • United States Perry Van der BeckAssistant General Manager/Vice President of Community Relations
  • Scotland Stuart CampbellHead Coach
  • Germany Raoul Voss – Assistant Coach
  • England Stuart DobsonGoalkeeper Coach
  • United States Jason Riley – Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • England Malcolm Phillips – Equipment Manager
  • United States Dr. Koco Eaton – Team Physician/Orthopedic Surgeon
  • United States Dr. Sanjay Menon – Team Physician/Orthopedic Surgeon
  • United States Dr. Christopher Salud – Team Physician
  • United States Andrew Keane – Head Athletic Trainer
  • United States Laura Tllinghast Hine – Yoga Instructor
  • United States Dr. Samuel Meyers – Team Chiropractor

Transfers[edit]

Winter/Spring[edit]

Summer/Fall[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Competitions[edit]

NASL Spring season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Indy Eleven (S) 10 4 6 0 15 8 +7 18 Playoffs
2 New York Cosmos 10 6 0 4 15 8 +7 18
3 FC Edmonton 10 5 2 3 9 7 +2 17
4 Minnesota United 10 5 1 4 16 12 +4 16
5 Tampa Bay Rowdies 10 4 4 2 11 9 +2 16
6 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 10 4 3 3 12 12 0 15
7 Carolina RailHawks 10 4 2 4 11 13 −2 14
8 Rayo OKC 10 3 3 4 11 12 −1 12
9 Ottawa Fury 10 2 3 5 9 14 −5 9
10 Jacksonville Armada 10 1 4 5 5 11 −6 7
11 Miami FC 10 1 4 5 7 15 −8 7
Source: NASL
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) head-to-head record; 5) away goal differential; 6) away goals scored
(S) Spring season champion.

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
10 4 4 2 11 9  +2 16 2 2 1 5 5  0 2 2 1 6 4  +2

Last updated: 11 June 2016.
Source: Match reports

Results by round[edit]

Round12345678910
GroundAHAHAHAHHA
ResultDDWLWDLWWD
Position7555557635
Updated to match(es) played on 13 July 2016. Source: Match reports
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

NASL Fall season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 New York Cosmos (F) 22 14 5 3 44 21 +23 47 Playoffs
2 Indy Eleven 22 11 4 7 36 25 +11 37
3 FC Edmonton 22 10 6 6 16 14 +2 36
4 Rayo OKC 22 9 8 5 28 21 +7 35
5 Miami FC 22 9 6 7 31 27 +4 33
6 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 22 7 5 10 19 28 −9 26
7 Carolina RailHawks 22 7 5 10 25 35 −10 26
8 Minnesota United 22 6 7 9 25 25 0 25
9 Puerto Rico 22 5 9 8 19 31 −12 24
10 Tampa Bay Rowdies 22 5 8 9 29 32 −3 23
11 Jacksonville Armada 22 5 8 9 25 35 −10 23
12 Ottawa Fury 22 5 7 10 23 26 −3 22
Source: NASL
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) head-to-head record; 5) away goal differential; 6) away goals scored
(F) Fall season champion.

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
22 5 8 9 29 32  −3 23 4 5 2 17 12  +5 1 3 7 12 20  −8

Last updated: 26 April 2018.
Source: Match reports

Results by round[edit]

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122
GroundHAHHAAHAAHHAAHAHHAAHHA
ResultDLWDLLWLLLWDDWWDDLDLDL
Position1011710
Updated to match(es) played on 6 July 2016. Source: Match reports
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Tampa Bay Rowdies will compete in the 2016 edition of the Open Cup.

Squad statistics[edit]

As of Match played 2 July 2016

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total NASL Spring Season NASL Fall Season U.S. Open Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2 DF United States Darnell King 13 0 10 0 1 0 2 0
3 DF Scotland Neill Collins 13 1 10 1 1 0 2 0
4 DF United States Ben Sweat 7 0 5 0 0 0 2 0
5 DF Serbia Stefan Antonijevic 1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
7 DF United States Frankie Sanfilippo 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
8 FW United States Tom Heinemann 11 2 6+3 2 0+1 0 1 0
10 FW Bulgaria Georgi Hristov 13 5 5+5 3 1 1 2 1
11 MF Ghana Kalif Alhassan 12 0 10 0 1 0 0+1 0
13 MF United States Justin Chavez 8 0 2+3 0 0+1 0 0+2 0
15 DF United States Zac Portillos 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
16 MF Venezuela Juan Guerra 12 0 9 0 1 0 2 0
17 DF England Tamika Mkandawire 12 1 10 1 1 0 1 0
18 GK United States Matt Pickens 13 0 10 0 1 0 2 0
20 FW Honduras Darwin Espinal 3 0 0+3 0 0 0 0 0
21 MF Honduras Walter Ramírez 8 0 1+4 0 1 0 1+1 0
23 MF United States Michael Nanchoff 10 0 9 0 1 0 0 0
26 MF England Joe Cole 7 1 5 1 0 0 2 0
30 MF United States Eric Avila 13 1 10 1 1 0 2 0
33 MF El Salvador Junior Burgos 8 1 2+3 1 1 0 2 0
55 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo Danny Mwanga 9 0 1+7 0 0 0 0+1 0
Players who appeared for the Tampa Bay Rowdies who left the club during the season:

Goal scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name NASL Spring Season NASL Fall Season U.S. Open Cup Total
1 FW Bulgaria 10 Georgi Hristov 3 7 1 11
2 MF England 26 Joe Cole 1 8 0 9
3 FW United States 8 Tom Heinemann 2 2 0 4
MF United States 30 Eric Avila 1 3 0 4
5 MF United States 22 Keith Savage 0 3 0 3
6 DF Scotland 3 Neill Collins 1 0 0 1
DF England 17 Tamika Mkandawire 1 0 0 1
MF El Salvador 33 Junior Burgos 1 0 0 1
MF United States 13 Justin Chavez 0 1 0 1
MF Denmark 32 Martin Vingaard 0 1 0 1
MF Venezuela 16 Juan Guerra 0 1 0 1
MF Brazil 94 PC 0 1 0 1
TOTALS 10 27 1 38

Disciplinary record[edit]

Number Nation Position Name NASL Spring Season NASL Fall Season U.S. Open Cup Total
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
2 United States DF Darnell King 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 0
3 Scotland DF Neill Collins 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
4 United States DF Ben Sweat 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
8 United States FW Tom Heinemann 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
10 Bulgaria FW Georgi Hristov 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
11 Ghana MF Kalif Alhassan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
15 United States DF Zac Portillos 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
16 Venezuela MF Juan Guerra 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
17 England DF Tamika Mkandawire 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
23 United States MF Michael Nanchoff 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
26 England MF Joe Cole 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
30 United States MF Eric Avila 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
33 El Salvador MF Junior Burgos 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
55 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Danny Mwanga 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 26 0 1 0 3 0 28 0

References[edit]

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