FC Tampa Bay continued its practice schedule with a two-hour session at Shimberg Fields Tuesday morning.
FC Tampa Bay travels to Atlanta this Saturday, August 6 to face the Silverbacks at 7:30 p.m. in the final meeting of the season between the two clubs. The series is tied at 1-1-1, with each team owning a victory at home. FCTB and the Silverbacks also played to a 1-1 draw in St. Petersburg in the first meeting of the year on April 30.
"At any point in time, any team can beat anyone on a given day," said FC Tampa Bay assistant coach David Hayes. "It is a must win for us because we have thrown away too many points at home and we still have six road games remaining."
Saturday’s match opens a stretch of three matches in eight days for FC Tampa Bay, including a road contest at Montreal on Wednesday, August 10 before a home game against NSC Minnesota on Saturday, August 13 at Al Lang Stadium.
Midfielder Jeremy Christie practiced for the second straight day as he continues his recovery from offseason hip surgery. Christie said following practice today that he feels good and is targeting a return to the pitch this month. Check out an interview with Christie below.
Midfielder Chad Burt, who has missed the last nine league matches with a foot injury, has also returned to practice.
Captain Frankie Sanfilippo, who missed the last two matches because of dehydration symptoms, was cleared to return to practice this week.