Where: Al Lang Stadium, St. Petersburg FL
When: Saturday, July 24th at 7:30pm
8-5-0, 24 points
L 2-1 at Miami FC
Out: Lucky Mkosana, Juan Tejada, Luiz Fernando, Steevan Dos Santos
Last 5 Results
Last Match: Tampa Bay 2-1 Loudoun United on 6/11/2021
2-10-0, 6 points
L 1-0 at Pittsburgh
Out: Samson Sergi
Accumulation Warning: Theodore Ku-Dipietro, Timmy Mehl
Notes and Quotes:
- Loudoun United: F Erik Sorga – with Loudoun’s leading scorer Jovanni Bolivar recalled by parent club DC United, Sorga has gone on loan in the other direction. The Estonian has represented his country nearly 50 times at various youth levels and has 8 appearances and 1 goal for the senior side. He joined DCU in January 2020, made his debut against Inter Miami in March of that year, and scored his first goal, a game-winner, that September against the New York Red Bulls. His most recent appearance for DC was on May 1st, 2021 against San Jose.
- Tampa Bay: M Yann Ekra – Rowdies supporters have recently celebrated two players who reached the Centurion milestone as captain Sebastian Guenzatti and winger Leo Fernandes reached their 100th appearances for the Green and Gold in back to back matches, but the next time Ekra steps on the pitch will be his 200th match in the USL Championship, making him just the 5th player with that many appearances.
- “When you’ve been on the kind of run we’ve been on for as long as we have, getting three defeats is disappointing, there’s no getting away from that. For me, I look at it more from a performance point of view. We had disappointing performances in Miami. We had good spells in those games, but not for long enough. I know we’ve got players that are ready to put it right.” — Tampa Bay Rowdies Head Coach Neill Collins
- “It’s pretty easy when you have a couple losses to have your judgment clouded, you’re a little biased because the losses are at the forefront. For us, we’ve obviously not done things great, but there are parts of the game I feel we have done well and things we obviously need to sustain. It’s kinda like you’re driving down the road on a rainy day. You know you’re going straight, you know where you’re going, you’ve just gotta clear your mirror a little bit. I think our vision is in the right area. Is it a little blurry? Of course, that shows in the results. But we’re not trying to reinvent the wheel or build Rome or something crazy like that. We’re gonna do what the Rowdies have been doing, what got us rewards last year. Do those things that pay dividend. I think if we can sharpen those edges, we’ll get the results that we need.” — Tampa Bay Rowdies vice-captain Forrest Lasso