With the regular season ending this past Saturday, Rowdies forward Carl Cort sat down to talk about his career, as well as his arrival to Tampa Bay. Cort comments on how he arrived to Newcastle United F.C at a young age, as well as his success at Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. The London, England native also talks about how he battled back from his 2011 injury and how his experience can help the younger players on Tampa Bay’s squad.
Cort signed the Rowdies on August 10, 2012 and has played in four matches, with two starts. He has played in 183 minutes, scoring his first goal with the Rowdies on September 1, 2012 against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers.
Previously, Cort spent five seasons with Newcastle of the English Premier League after being signed by manager Bobby Robson to a five-year contract in the summer of 2000. He then played for the Wolverhampton Wanderers over the course of four seasons from 2004-07 and tallied 32 goals. In the 2004–05 season, he notched 16 goals in 40 appearances and the following season added nine goals in the first 11 matches for Wolverhampton.
Cort, born in London of Guyanese descent, has also seen action for the England U-21 team and most recently for League One side Brentford. He has also previously played for Wimbledon, Lincoln City, Leicester City, UD Marbella and Norwich City.
The Rowdies will play the first leg of the NASL Semifinals the weekend of October 5-7, with the opponent and location to be determined. The Rowdies will then host the second leg of the NASL Semifinal on Saturday, October 13 at Al Lang Stadium.