The Rowdies returned to practice Monday and Tuesday mornings with two-hour training sessions at Shimberg Fields as preparations began for this week’s road contest at Atlanta on Saturday night.
Tampa Bay is coming off a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to San Antonio on Saturday night at Al Lang Stadium, its first loss at home this season. The defeat also snapped the team’s club-record five-game unbeaten streak at home in the regular season.
Defender Andres Arango and forward Luke Mulholland both returned to practice Tuesday after missing Saturday's match against the Scorpions.
"I thought the sessions were very focused," said Rowdies head coach Ricky Hill. "Obviously we’re disappointed in the manner of goals that we have conceded and we’ll work on that continuously as we do every week. Last week's game is now gone and we can only affect the future and can’t change the past, so we’re preparing for our next game Saturday."
The Rowdies return to action this Saturday, May 19 when they travel to Atlanta to face the Silverbacks for the second time this season at 7:30 p.m. at Atlanta Silverbacks Park. The teams played to a 1-1 draw on April 21 in Atlanta.
"We had good practices and got in some very good work," said captain Frankie Sanfilippo. "We just need to get back into a good frame of mind and get ready for Atlanta."
Tampa Bay returns home on Friday, May 25 when it hosts the Minnesota Stars FC on the third annual Military Appreciation Night, presented by Fast Signs of Fowler. Through the Tickets for Troops program, fans can contribute by sending troops to the game.
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