FC Tampa Bay vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
Saturday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Al Lang Stadium, St. Petersburg, Florida
To order your tickets, call (813) 287-1539 or click here to order online.
You can also purchase tickets at the stadium box office on game day. The box office opens on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
Radio: 1010 Sports
Play-by-Play: Mike Pepper
The match can also be seen live online at www.fctampabay.com
What’s at Stake:
FC Tampa Bay returns home for a three-match homestand, its longest of the year, beginning against Atlanta. This will be the first meeting for FCTB and Atlanta. The Atlanta Silverbacks returned to the profession forum this season after a two-year hiatus.
FC Tampa Bay is coming off of its first road match in Montreal last weekend. The game ended scoreless in FCTB’s first draw of the 2011 season.
Goalkeeper Daryl Sattler was named the North American Soccer League Defender of the Week after posting his second shutout in three games. He made four saves in the match against Montreal for a total of 17 this season. Sattler leads the NASL in saves and is tied for the second-fewest goals allowed in the league so far.
Atlanta lost 2-1 against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers last Saturday night at Atlanta Silverbacks Park. Strikers forward Martin Nuñez scored early in the 14th minute, but the Silverbacks countered with a goal of their own two minutes later from defender Mario Pérez. The match remained tied until the Strikers scored the game-winner off of a penalty kick in the 87th minute.
Fifteen-year old Morgan Smith from Tampa will be singing the National Anthem.
Former Rowdies Alan Anderson, Mark Lindsey and Steve Wegerle will be signing autographs on the concourse from 6:15-6:45 p.m. prior to kickoff.