ST PETERSBURG, FL – The Tampa Bay Rowdies unveiled their full preseason schedule on Tuesday, with the Green and Gold set to play five preseason games in preparation for the 2022 USL Championship season kickoff on Sunday, March 13 at Birmingham Legion FC. All of the Rowdies preseason games will be closed to the general public.
The Rowdies commence preseason action when they host Florida International University’s men’s soccer team at Al Lang Stadium on Saturday, February 12. The following Saturday, the Rowdies then will cross I-4 to face Major League Soccer’s Orlando City SC on.
On Wednesday, February 23, the Rowdies will match up with the University of South Florida at Corbett Soccer Stadium before traveling to battle the University of North Florida in Jacksonville on Saturday, February 26.
To close out the preseason, the Rowdies host South Georgia Tormenta FC of USL League One on Saturday, March 5.
2022 Rowdies Preseason Schedule:
- February 12, host FIU men’s soccer
- February 19, @ Orlando City SC
- February 23, @ USF men’s soccer
- February 26, @ UNF men’s soccer
- March 5, host South Georgia Tormenta FC
With a little over a month to the start of the 34-game regular season, the Rowdies have confirmed 21 players to the 2022 roster so far. This season, the USL Championship returns to its traditional two-conference competition, with the top seven teams from the Eastern and Western Conference earning a spot in the playoffs.
Confirmed 2022 Rowdies Roster so far:
Goalkeepers: Raiko Arozarena, CJ Cochran.
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, Jake LaCava, Jordan Adebayo-Smith, Kyle Greig, Sebastian Guenzatti.
The Rowdies will kick off their slate of 17 home games 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 today. Packages start as low as $170 for all 17 home games and can be purchased by calling 727-222-000 or by visiting https://www.rowdiessoccer.com/tickets. Single-game tickets will go on sale at a later date, but fans can pick any five matches to attend today by purchasing the Rowdies Mini-Plan here.