|Sat. 4/7||at Puerto Rico (7:30)||Wed. 7/4||FT. LAUDERDALE (6:30)|
|Sat. 4/14||EDMONTON (7:30)||Thurs. 7/12||at Minnesota (8:30)|
|Wed. 4/18||CAROLINA (7:30)||Sun 7/15||at Edmonton (4:05)|
|Sat. 4/21||at Atlanta (7:30)||Sat. 7/21||PUERTO RICO (7:30)|
|Sat. 4/28||FT. LAUDERDALE (7:30)||Sat. 7/28||EDMONTON (7:30)|
|Sat. 5/5||at San Antonio (8:30)||Sat. 8/4||at Carolina (7:00)|
|Sat. 5/12||SAN ANTONIO (7:30)||Sat. 8/11||ATLANTA (7:30)|
|Sat. 5/19||at Atlanta (7:30)||Sun 8/19||at San Antonio (8:30)|
|Sat. 5/26||MINNESOTA (7:30)||Sat. 8/25||PUERTO RICO (7:30)|
|Sat. 6/2||at Ft. Lauderdale (7:30)||Sat. 9/1||at Ft. Lauderdale (7:30)|
|Sat. 6/9||at Puerto Rico (7:30)||Sat. 9/8||ATLANTA (7:30)|
|Sat. 6/16||at Minnesota (8:30)||Sun. 9/16||at Edmonton (4:05)|
|Sat. 6/23||SAN ANTONIO (7:30)||Wed. 9/19||CAROLINA (7:30)|
|Sat. 6/30||MINNESOTA (7:30)||Sat. 9/22||at Carolina (7:00)|
Despite having the majority of the scoring chances and dominating their opponent, the Tampa Bay Rowdies had to settle for a 0-0 tie in their season opener Saturday against Carolina.
The Rowdies outshot the Railhawks 17-6.
Go HERE for the full recap courtesy the Rowdies website.
Tampa Bay is at San Antonio next week.
The Tampa Bay Rowdies announced on Wednesday the signing of midfielder Kyle Clinton and defender Jordan Gafa, both to a two-year contract with the second year being a club option.
Clinton (6-4, 180) joined the Rowdies as a trialist at the start of the 2013 season and has seen action in the Disney Pro Soccer Classic, as well as other preseason matches. The Francis Marion University standout started his first match last Saturday against Saint Leo. Clinton, originally from Safety Harbor, is a product of Global Premier Soccer’s Portland Phoenix of the Premier Development League, a Rowdies player development affiliate club.
Gafa (5-10, 165) was previously captain of the 2012 University of North Carolina soccer team, where he was known for his technical ability at the right-back position. The 22 year-old came to the Rowdies as a trialist prior to the first leg of the I-4 Derby Presented by United World Soccer on March 9. Since his arrival, Gafa has seen playing time in most of the 2013 Preseason Tour matches.
The Rowdies and Orlando City will battle it out in the second leg of the I-4 Derby Presented by United World Soccer this Saturday, March 30 at Al Lang Stadium
The Tampa Bay Rowdies announced on Tuesday the signing of Venezuelan-born goalkeeper Diego Restrepo to a two-year contract, with the second year being a club option.
Restrepo (6-0, 185), an American national raised in Colombia, joins the Rowdies after recently training with D.C. United earlier this year.
Restrepo played two years for USF.
Here's more from the Rowdies' press release:
Prior to his return to the United States, the young goalkeeper spent his 2011 rookie season with Colombian powerhouse America de Cali, making four first-team appearances including his professional debut in August 2011. Restrepo then played his 2012 season with one of Venezuela’s most popular clubs, Deportivo Tachira, making six first-team appearances.
Although born in Venezuela, the 25-year-old lived in Colombia until he was 11 before his family moved to the United States. His outstanding high school performances at American Heritage School earned him a spot in the U.S. U-17 National Team Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla. In 2005, Restrepo was a member of the U.S. U-17 squad that participated in the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Peru.
The goalkeeper would go on to play collegiately for the University of South Florida for two years, before transferring to the University of Virginia in 2009. In his first season at Virginia, Restrepo led the Cavaliers to an NCAA Division I National Championship, being named the 2009 NCAA College Cup's Defensive Most Valuable Player. He set a school record previously held by Tony Meola with 16 shutouts, including 11 consecutive shutouts, as well as being awarded the ACC Tournament MVP in 2009