The Rowdies returned to practice with a two-hour training session Monday morning at Shimberg Fields.
Tampa Bay scored twice in the final minutes to rally from a 3-1 deficit and earn a 3-3 tie against the Carolina RailHawks on Saturday night at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.
Forward Luke Mulholland's blast in the 86th minute cut Carolina's lead to 3-2 before defender Takuya Yamada notched the tying goal in second half stoppage time off Mulholland's corner to complete Tampa Bay's comeback. Tampa Bay remains unbeaten in its last four matches and now has seven wins, one tie and just one loss over its last nine games.
"We have definitely been in that situation before so we just tried to remain calm and play our normal game," said Mulholland, who had a hand in all three goals with one goal and two assists. "We knew if we just kept working, the chances would come."
With Yamada's late goal, it marked the fourth time in the last nine matches that Tampa Bay rallied from a deficit to earn points.
"Even though we were happy to salvage a point, we know we can play better and correct some of the errors," said Mulholland. "We need to put our chances away and be a little tighter defensively. We have set the bar extremely high here and we need to keep working to remain at that level."
Tampa Bay returns home to face Atlanta this Saturday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Al Lang Stadium in downtown St. Petersburg. The third annual Rowdies Buick/GMC Celebrity game will take place at halftime. For tickets, call 813-287-1539 or click here.