ST PETERSBURG, FL – The Tampa Bay Rowdies boosted the club’s core of attacking players with the signing of veteran forward Kyle Greig on Friday. In his 9 seasons playing professional soccer, Greig has proven to be a consistent scoring threat in the USL Championship, tallying 62 regular season goals during stops at six different teams.
Greig spent the 2021 season with Eastern Conference rival Louisville City FC. The 31-year-old attacker joined the club in May of last year and went on to record five goals and two assists in 30 appearances.
“Kyle ticks all the boxes on and off the field,” said Rowdies Head Coach Neill Collins. “He is the type of character we look for and will fit in with the current squad well in that respect. I think we were looking for pretty distinct qualities in terms of being able to give us a focal point to bring other players into the game and Kyle certainly brings that. I believe he can be a huge threat in the box and he has goals in him.”
Prior to his season in Louisville, Greig was teammates with Rowdies midfielder Lewis Hilton at Saint Louis FC. In three seasons with Saint Louis, Greig scored 24 goals across all competitions. Greig’s 24 goals and 83 appearances for Saint Louis marked career highs in both categories for him. Before joining Saint Louis, Greig played for several other teams within the USL, making stops at FC Cincinnati, OKC Energy FC, Vancouver Whitecaps II, and the Wilmington Hammerheads.
Greig is the fifth Rowdies striker confirmed for the 2022 season and the 18th player overall confirmed to the Rowdies roster so far. Stay tuned to the Rowdies social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more roster announcements soon.
Confirmed 2022 Rowdies Roster so far:
Goalkeepers: Raiko Arozarena.
Defenders: Jordan Scarlett, Aaron Guillen, Timmy Mehl.
Midfielders: Conner Antley, Lewis Hilton, Laurence Wyke, Yann Ekra, Leo Fernandes, Sebastian Dalgaard, Dayonn Harris, Jake Areman, Junior Etou.
Forwards: Steevan Dos Santos, Lucky Mkosana, Juan Tejada, Jordan Adebayo-Smith, Kyle Greig.
This week, the USL Championship unveiled the full 2022 schedule for all teams. Following their season opener at Birmingham Legion FC on Sunday, March 13, the Rowdies will kick off their slate of 17 home matches with a matchup against Indy Eleven on Saturday, March 19. The best way for fans to ensure they don’t miss a second of the action at Al Lang Stadium is by securing season tickets. Packages start as low as $170 for all 17 home games and can be purchased or by visiting https://www.rowdiessoccer.com/tickets.