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Man of the Match: Joe Cole

By Rowdies Communications, 07/24/17, 12:00PM EDT


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (July 24, 2017) — Tampa Bay Rowdies fans have selected Joe Cole as their Man of the Match for his performance in the Rowdies' 2-0 win over the Charleston Battery on Saturday night.

Cole scored the opening goal in the 40th minute, finishing a movement created by Kyle Porter, Martin Paterson and Alex Morrell to put the Rowdies up 1-0. It was his sixth goal of the season, tying Georgi Hristov for the team lead.

Cole completed 32 passes on the night and looked sharp as the Rowdies dominated the midfield against the top team in the Eastern Conference.