Match Preview: Rowdies at Indy Eleven
Tampa Bay Rowdies at Indy Eleven
Saturday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Michael A. Carroll Track and Soccer Stadium
The match can be seen live online at NASLlive.com.
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Tampa Bay: 0-1-0, 1 point
Indy: 0-1-0, 1 point
As this is the inaugural season for the Indy Eleven, the Rowdies and Eleven have never met.
The Tampa Bay Rowdies kicked off their 2014 season with a 1-1 draw against FC Edmonton in front of 7,003 fans at Al Lang Stadium on Saturday, April 12. Edmonton’s Kareem Moses put the Rowdies ahead with an own goal in the 34th minute, deflecting a Frankie Sanfilippo header into the net.
GK Matt Pickens, D Blake Wagner, M Darel Russell, M Anthony Wallace and F Brian Shriver all made their first starts for the Rowdies on the night, while M/F Casey Townsend made his Rowdies debut as a second-half substitute. Pickens was named to the NASL Team of the Week after making several crucial saves in the home opener, including a penalty kick save in the second half.
Indy’s first-ever match was played in front of a crowd of 11,048 last Saturday night, a 1-1 draw with the visiting Carolina RailHawks. Forward Mike Ambersley put the Eleven ahead with a goal in the 43rd minute and Carolina equalized through Zack Schilawski in the 50th minute.
The Tampa Bay Rowdies will return home on Saturday, April 26 when they face the defending Spring Champion Atlanta Silverbacks at Al Lang Stadium with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. Call (877) ROWDIES or click here to secure your seats for the Rowdies for the exciting match.