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Man of the Match: Joe Cole

By Rowdies Communications, 06/13/17, 7:00AM EDT


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 13, 2017) — Tampa Bay Rowdies fans have selected Joe Cole as their Man of the Match for his performance in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against the Rochester Rhinos.

After falling behind early, Cole scored the game-tying goal in the 19th minute, making a sharp run to the near post and putting in a cross from Marcel Schäfer with his first touch. Cole looked likely to score again on the hour mark, receiving the ball in space after an intricate passing movement by the Rowdies, but he pushed his shot just wide of the far post.

Cole’s goal was his fourth of the season, making him the Rowdies’ second-leading scorer this year.