Statement from Tampa Bay Rowdies Chairman & CEO Bill Edwards
“This morning Major League Soccer (MLS) announced four finalists for the next two expansion teams, to be awarded this year. While the Rowdies were not one of the four, MLS made it clear that we remain in consideration for the expansion spots to be announced at a later date.
On behalf of the Rowdies organization, I am very proud of what we have accomplished on and off the pitch. We set modern day records in nineteen categories this past season.
I personally had a medical set back that put us behind – but undaunted. I continue to invest in refining our stadium plan and other elements of our bid to make it as strong and competitive as possible, and remain in communication with Commissioner Garber and MLS. I firmly believe that this MLS expansion will come to pass.”