Tampa Bay Rowdies at Atlanta Silverbacks
Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Atlanta Silverbacks Park - Atlanta, Georgia
The match can be seen live online at www.RowdiesSoccer.com
Tampa Bay Rowdies: 1-1-1, 4 points
Atlanta Silverbacks: 0-2-0, 2 points
The Tampa Bay Rowdies travel to Atlanta for their first meeting of the season with the Silverbacks. Tampa Bay came from behind on Wednesday to tie Carolina 1-1 and remain unbeaten at home at Al Lang Stadium this season. Atlanta has tied each of its first two matches, including a wild 4-4 draw against the RailHawks last Saturday night in Cary.
2011 Season Series
Tampa Bay posted a 2-1-1 mark (W-T-L) against the Silverbacks last season, including a 4-0 victory in the final meeting of 2011 on August 6 at Atlanta.
Rowdies Against the Silverbacks
Forward Mike Ambersley led Tampa Bay with 11 points on four goals and three assists in four matches against Atlanta last season. Midfielder Keith Savage notched two goals in Tampa Bay’s win on August 6.
August 6, 2011 - at Atlanta: W, 4-0
Tampa Bay posted a 4-0 blanking over the Silverbacks in Atlanta. Midfielder Keith Savage was named NASL Offensive Player of the Week after scoring his first two goals of the year. Forward Mike Ambersley added a goal and two assists, and forward Matt Clare scored his first NASL goal.
Last Time Out
The Rowdies played to a 1-1 draw against the Carolina Railhawks at Al Lang Stadium on Wednesday night. Carolina opened the scoring in the 67th minute when forward Brian Shriver volleyed the ball into the top right corner of the net after a feed from midfielder Mike Palacio. The Rowdies equalizer came quickly, as forward Tsuyoshi Yoshitake scored from inside the six-yard box on a one-time volley for his first of the year after a perfect pass on a header from second half substitute Daniel Antoniuk in the 70th minute.
Rowdies Head Coach Ricky Hill
"We are expecting a tough match against Atlanta tomorrow night and it will be our third game in eight days. Atlanta has added to their roster from last year and we had some difficult games against them last season."
The Rowdies host rival Ft. Lauderdale on Saturday, April 28 at Al Lang Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 813-287-1539, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or clicking here.