ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (July 10, 2017) — Tampa Bay Rowdies fans have selected Alex Morrell as their Man of the Match for his performance in the Rowdies' 2-0 win over FC Cincinnati last Thursday.
Morrell, a 23-year old Lakeland native, led the way offensively for the Rowdies, putting in his best performance since joining the Rowdies this season. Morrell terrorized FC Cincinnati's defenders all night and played a significant role in both of the Rowdies' goals.
He notched the assist on Tampa Bay's first goal, setting up Martin Paterson with a nice cutback from the endline. The Rowdies' second goal was scored by Joe Cole, who tapped in the rebound off a shot Morrell took and had saved.
This is Morrell's first Man of the Match selection this season.