Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Atlanta United 2: September 15, 2018

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Atlanta United 2: September 15, 2018


>>WITH JUST SEVEN GAMES LEFT IN THE REGULAR SEASON. IT’S CRUNCH TIME FOR THE ROWDIES. THEY HOST ATLANTA UNITED 2 TRYING TO HUNT A SPOT IN THE PLAYOFF. TONIGHT IS A SPECIAL NIGHT AS THE ROWDIES GO GOLD TOGETHER FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS. TONIGHT IN St. PETERSBURG, YOU’RE LIVE. THE ROWDIES PRE-GAME SHOW STARTS RIGHT NOW. A BEAUTIFUL EVENING IN DOWNTOWN St. PETERSBURG. AND IT’S SEPTEMBER, SO THE ROWDIES ARE GOING GOLD TOGETHER. ALWAYS A SPECIAL NIGHT HERE AT AL LANG STADIUM. HELLO, EVERYONE, AND WELCOME TO YOUR ROWDIES PRE-GAME SHOW LIVE ON THIS TV TAMPA BAY. HEATHER DONNELLY ON THE CONCOURSE AL LANG STADIUM AS THE ROWDIES GET SET TO HOST ATLANTA UNITED 2. WE’LL CHECK IN WITH DREW FELLIOS AND COLOR COMMENTATOR EDDIE RODRIGUEZ IN JUST A LITTLE BIT. LET’S DIVE IN AND LOOK AT THE ROWDIES STARTING 11. GEGEORGI HRISTOV ALONGSIDE SEBASTIAN GUENZATTI. DOMINIC ODURO, TAKU AND ZAC PORTILLOS. HOLDING DOWN THE MIDFIELD. PAPÉ, DIAKITÉ AND HUNTER GORSKIE THE TALENTED BACK LINE THAT HAS BEEN SO GREAT FOR THE ROWDIES OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS. NOW A LOOK AT TONIGHT’S INJURY REPORT. DAVID NAJEM OUT WITH THAT TORN LEFT AC L. KYLE CURINGA ALSO OUT. STEFANO BONOMO, GOOD NEWS THERE, LOS ANGELES ROZEBOOM REMOVED FROM THE INJURY REPORT. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME NEWS AND NOTES FROM THIS PAST WEEK. THE ROWDIES ARE GOING GOLD TOGETHER IN SEPTEMBER. WE’LL HAVE MORE ON THAT LATER ON IN THE PRE-GAME SHOW. GRAF WAS LOANED TO RENO, THAT WAS JUST ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY. WE WISH HIM THE BEST OF LUCK OUT WEST. SUSPENSION, DOMINIC ODURO ON FOUR YELLOW CARDS. ONE MORE AND HE WILL HAVE TO SIT OUT THE NEXT MATCH. THIS WEEK THE ROWDIES ADDED ANOTHER PLAYER TO THE ROSTER, FORWARD JAIME CHAVEZ. HE JOINED GOALKEEPER DANIEL VEGA AND POKU WHO JOINED FROM THAT CLUB. HE SCORED 15 GOALS IN 52 APPEARANCES AND HELPED THEM MEAN THE NASL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. THE 31-YEAR-OLD STRIKER WHO HAILS FROM THE LOS ANGELES AREA PLAYED FOR THE ATLANTA SILVERBACKS IN 2014 AND 2015, SCORING 15 GOALS IN THOSE TWO SEASONS. CHAVEZ IS NOT IN THE STARTING LINE UP, BUT WE COULD SEE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE IN GREEN AND GOLD TONIGHT APPEAR BIG WELCOME BACK TO ANOTHER ADDITION TO THE ROWDIES, THIS TIME ON THE TECHNICAL STAFF. THE ROWDIES ANNOUNCED THAT MARTIN PATTERSON WOULD RETURN AS ASSIST COACH. FANS WILL REMEMBER HIS PASSION AND INTENSITY ON THE FIELD. AFTER PLAYING PROFESSIONALLY FOR 13 YEARS, PATTERSON IS HANGING UP HIS BOOTS TO START A COACHING CAREER. LAST SEASON HE SCORED NINE GOALS WEARING THE GREEN AND GOLD. THE MAJORITY OF HIS PLAYING CAREER WAS OVER IN THE U.K. REPRESENTING CLUBS LIKE STOKE CITY AND BYRNELY. HE MAID 23 ALWAYSES FOR THE IRELAND NATIONAL TEAM. WE WELCOME DREW FELLIOS UP IN THE BOOTH. A LOT OF NEWS WITH THE SIGNING OF CHAVEZ, BRINGING IN MARTIN PATTERSON. WHAT DO THEY BRING TO THIS CLUB?>>Drew: FIRST OF ALL CHAVEZ IS THE TENTH PLAYER THE ROWDIES HAVE SIGNED SINCE THE SEASON BEGAN. THAT TELLS YOU ABOUT THE ROSTER OVERHAUL THAT’S HAPPENED HERE IN 2018. MIAMI FC, WE HAVE HEARD THAT NAME OF THE FRANCHISE SO MUCH BECAUSE SEVERAL OTHER ROWDIES HAVE COME FROM SOUTH FLORIDA. POKU SIEWLTED UP FOR MIAMI FC. DANIEL VEGA, WHO IS NOW THE GOALIE. ROWDIES LOOKING TO MIAMI FC MUCH YOU MENTIONED THE ADDITION OF COACH PATTERSON. HE HAS DEVELOPED A REPUTATION BEING GREAT WITH STRIKERS,ER- HEATHER. THE ROWDIES NEED GOALS HEADING DOWN THE STRETCH. HOPEFULLY HE CAN GIVEN THE ROWDIES SOME OFFENSIVE PUNCH.>>Heather: THANK YOU, DREW. LET’S HEAR FROM NEILL COLLINS WHO SPOKE WITH DREW DOWN ON THE FIELD A LITTLE WHILE AGO.>>SEVEN MATCHES REMAIN. RIGHT NOW YOU’RE IN 13th PLACE. IS ALL HOPE LOST OR ARE THE PLAYOFFS A POSSIBILITY?>>THERE IS STILL A POSSIBILITY. WE ARE NOT — IT’S CLICHÉ, WE SHOULD HAVE MORE POINTS THAN WE’VE GOT FOR A REASON. SOME SELF-INFLICTED. SOME FROM OUTSIDE INFLUENCES. TONIGHT WE NEED TO TAKE THE OUTSIDE INFLUENCES AWAY. GET PERFORMANCE. GET RESULT. THEN MOVE UP THE TABLE. LET’S TRY TO GET UP FROM 13th BEFORE WE HAVE THINK OF FIRST.>>Drew: MARCEL SCHÄFER GETTING A BIZARRE MATCH. DO YOU MAKE ADJUSTMENTS COMING IN TO TONIGHT?>>TONIGHT WE ARE LOOKING TO CARRY ON AS WELL AS THE LAST TWO WEEK’S PERFORMANCES. DISAPPOINTING LAST WEEK BUT A LOT OF POSITIVES IN THE PERFORMANCE. SMALL TWEAKS HERE AND THERE. I EXPECT A POSITIVE RESULT.>>Drew: PERFORMANCES HAVE BEEN GOOD. NOW IT’S TIME FOR RESULTS.>>ALWAYS RESULTS, NEVER MORE SO THAN THIS EVENING. WE ALL ARE FANS AND WE ARE OURSELVES. I HOPE THE BOYS GET WHAT THEY DESERVE TONIGHT.>>Drew: COACH COLLINS, GO GET ONE.>>Heather: GOOD STUFF FROM COACH COLLINS. WE HEARD FROM HUNTER GORSKIE AND JOE COLE WHO SPOKE ABOUT HOW CRUCIAL IT IS TO STAY IN THE HUNTS FOR THE PLAYOFFS.>>WE ARE EXCITED TO COME BACK HOME AND PLA PLAYING IN FRONT OE FANS.>>WE’VE GAME IS A MUST-WIN GAME. WE NEED TO BOUNCE BACK. THAT’S WHAT WE ARE WORKING HARD TO FIND THE SOLUTIONS. GOOD TRAINING AND WE NEED TO GO OUT AND DO IT SATURDAY NIGHT. NO EXCUSES.>>I THINK THE BOYS ARE PLAYING REALLY WELL. WE ARE LOOKING TO DO THE SAME THINKS AND THEN BUILD A LITTLE BIT ON THINGS WE COULD GET BETTER AT. AT THE ENDS OF THE DAY THE SCORELINE NEEDS TO GO ON OUR FAVOR. IT’S NO SECRET, WE’VE GOT TO WIN. NO MATTER WHAT WE HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO WINNEN CARRY THAT ON. WE’LL WORRY ABOUT THIS GAME FIRST AND THEN WE’LL LOOK FORWARD TO OTHERS.>>IT’S A BIG WEEK. THIS WILL MAKE OR BREAK OR SEASON.>>Heather: LAST WEEKEND THE ROWDIES TOOK A ROAD TRIP TO TAKE ON ONE OF THE TOP TEAMS IN THE EASTERN CONFERENCEN WHEN WE RETURN WE’LL TAKE A LOOK AT HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE HARD-FOUGHT BATTLE WITH THE BATTERY.>>Heather: FANS HAVING FUN OUT IN THE PARKING LOT. ALWAYS A GOOD TIME TAILGATING BEFORE A ROWDIES’ GAME. WE WELCOME DREW FELLIOS BACK TO CATCH US UP ON THE ROWDIES ROAD TRIP TO CHARLESTONNEN THEY CONCEDED A GOAL AND THEN JUST COULDN’T MANAGE TO FIND AN EQUALIZER.>>Drew: THE ROWDIES DID GET A WIN A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO AT NORTH CAROLINA FC. BUT THEN YOU GO TO SOUTH CAROLINA AND TOUGH LUCK ON THE ROAD. GET TO THE HIGHLIGHTS. START IT OFF EARLY ON. THE ROWDIES AND THE CHARLESTON BATTERY. PATRICK OKONKWO GETS THE CROSS IN. TAKES A DEFLECTION. DANIEL VEGA FORCE TODAY MAKE A HUGE SAVE EARLY ON. ONE MORE LOOK. IT’S DOMINIC ODUROER WITH THE QUICK REFLEX. KEEPS IT OUT OF THE NET. 22nd MINUTE. OKONKWO AGAIN. A SPACE DOWN THE RIGHT. TAKES A SHOT, IT’S OFF THE POST AND IN. HE GIVES US A LITTLE TWO-STEP AFTERWARDS. HAVING FUN AT THE ROWDIES’ EXPENSE. THE REPLAY, YOU SEE MORAD STEPS UP. OKONKWO GETS THE EASY PATH TO THE GOAL. VEGA HAD NO CHANCE ON THAT ONE. 1-0 CHARLESTON. MINUTES LATER. ROWDIES ON THE ATTACK. SHORT ON THE SET PIECE. LEO FERNANDES. FALLS TO GUENZATTI. HE CAN’T HANDLE THE BOUNCING BALL. HE DOESN’T GET GOOD CONTACT THERE. IT’S WIDE. THAT’S A WASTED OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE ROWDIES. THOSE HAVE HAUNTED THEM THIS SEASON. STEP ALL THE WAY NOW TO THE 93rd MINUTE. ALEX MORRELL WITH THE DELIVERY TO AN OPEN GEORGI HRISTOV. BOUNCE TO SEE ZAC PORTILLOS. HE CAN’T GET THE SHOT OFF. GUENZATTI MISSES AND THAT WILL DO IT. ROWDIES FALL 1-0, UNABLE TO GET A RESULT IN THREE MEETINGS WITH THE BATTERY THIS SUMMER. AGAIN, THE ROWDIES HAVE THE EDGE IN POSSESSION BUT COULD NOT GET THE RESULT. EDDIE, WE ARE SO TIRED OF THIS THEME, WHAT HAS TO CHANGE FOR TAMPA BAY.>>Eddie: DREW, SCORING IS AN ATTITUDE. CAN YOU PLAY AS WELL AS YOU WANT, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY YOU HAVE TO PUT IT IN THE BACK OF THE NET. THE ROWDIES NEED TO DO THAT TONIGHT.>>Drew: HEATHER BACK TO YOU.>>Heather: TAKE A LOOK AT THE EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS. TAMPA BAY SITS IN 13th PLACE. THE TOP EIGHT TEAMS IN EACH CONFERENCE MAKE THE PLAYOFFS. THE ROWDIES HAVE QUITE A WAYS TO CLIMB TO CRACK THE TOP. 8. THEY ARE IN THE MIX. THE ONLY TEAM MATHEMATICALLY ELIMINATED FROM CONTENTION IS TORONTO FC II DOWN IN 16th PLACE. NOW IS THE TIME OF THE SHOW WHERE WE LIKE TO LEARN FUN FACTS ABOUT THE RESIDES. THIS WEEK WE ASKED THEM TO TELL US HOW HANDY THEY ARE AROUND THE HOUSE. LET’S FINDS OUT WHICH PLAYER YOU WANT AROUND IF YOU NEED HELP FIXING A LEAK J FAUCET OR ASSEMBLING A TRICKY PIECE OF FURNITURE. ‘.>>A SCREW DRIVER A LITTLE BIT. NOT REAL HANDY.>>TO BE HONEST, I’M NOT THE A JACK OF ALL TRADES. I CAN DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. I CAN HELP MYSELF.>>I’M PRETTY GOOD. I’VE BUILT FENCES AND I’VE HELPED BUILD HOUSES AND STUFF. I’M PRETTY GOOD.>>BETTER THAN MY COOKING, FOR SURE. DEBATES AROUND THE HOUSE. CREDIT TO MY DAD WITH THAT ONE.>>I’M A PRETTY HANDY GUY WHEN IT COMES TO STUFF. FRIENDS ALWAYS ASK ME TO HELP. YEAH. PRETTY HANDY GUY.>>I’M GOOD AT FIXING STUFF. I KNOW MY WAY AROUND THE CAR. I’M ALL RIGHT WITH FIXING STUFF. BUILDING STUFF, I DON’T THINK I BUILD TOO MUCH STUFF.>>I’M MORE LIKE A GOOD HELPER. IF I’M THERE, I’M GIVING YOU THE TOOLS, I’M HANDING YOU WHATEVER YOU NEED. IF THERE ARE INSTRUCTIONS, LINE FOR LINE INSTRUCTIONS, NO.>>I’VE GOT CHILDREN. UP HAVE TO MAKE TOYS. THEY NEVER COME IN ALREADY MADE. YOU MAKING TOYS IS ABOUT AS HANDY AS I GET.>>YOU HAVE TO LEARN AS YOU START TO HAVE A FAMILY, THINGS LIKE THAT AND YOU HAVE HOMES. I’M GETTING BETTER. I’VE STILL GOT A WAYS TO GO.>>I’M TERRIBLE. PATHETIC. IT DOESN’T MAKE ME VERY MANLY. I’M NOT VERY GOOD AT DIY.>>THERE YOU HAVE IF YOU NEED SOMETHING FIXED DON’T CALL NEILL COLLINS. FOR THE THIRD YEAR THE ROWDIES ARE HELPING RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR THE CAUSE. AFTER THE BREAK FIND OUT ALL ABOUT THE ROWDIES’ PLANS TO GO GOLD TOGETHER. STICK AROUND.>>Heather: WELCOME BACK TO THE ROWDIES PRE-GAME SHOW LIVE ON THIS TV TAMPA BAY. HEATHER DONNELLY GETTING YOU SET FOR THE MATCH AS ROWDIES HOST ATLANTA UNITED 2. SEPTEMBER IS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS THE ROWDIES HAVE JOINED WITH COLE EICHER TO RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR PATRIOTIC CANCER RESEARCH. THE ROWDIES ARE GOING GOLD TOGETHER TRYING TO ADD TO THE $200,000 THEY HAVE HELPED RAISE. HERE IS LOOK BACK AT HOW THE ROWDIES HAVE GONE GOLD TOGETHER OVER THE YEARS. IN 2014 THE ROWDIES FIND LOCAL YOUTH SOCCER PLAYER TO A ONE DAY CONTRACT. HE WAS UNDER GOING TREATMENT FOR BRAIN.>>IT’S OFFICIAL. COLE IS AN OFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES. [APPLAUSE]>>CONGRATULATIONS. WELCOME.>>Heather: THE FOLLOWING SEASON, EICHER, NOW CANCER-FREE, VISITED THE ROWDIES’ LOCKER ROOM TO KICK OFF THE GOLD TOGETHER CAMPAIGN FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS.>>LAST YEAR, IT WAS JUST AMAZING WHAT YOU DID. BRINGING ME INTO THE TEAM. SEEING YOU PLAY. IT REALLY GOT MY MIND OFF THE STUPID CANCER. I LOVE SOCCER. IT GOT ME THROUGH MY CANCER AND STUFF LIKE THAT. IN 2015, ALONG WITH FANS AND LOCAL BUSINESSES RAISED $65,000 FOR PATRIOTIC CANCER RESEARCH. EICHER VISITED THE ROWDIES AGAIN IN 2016 TO KICK OFF THE GOLD TOGETHER INITIATIVE INSPIRING SOME PLAYERS TO MAKE INDIVIDUAL PLEDGES FOR GOALS SCORED IN SEPTEMBER.>>OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS, HE STARTED THIS MOVEMENT. THE GUYS JOINED IN AND WE ARE A PART OF HIM RAISING CANCER AWARENESS.>>SEVERAL OTHER TEAMS JOINED IN THE EFFORT. OVER $100,000 RAISED FOR IN JOHNS HOPKINS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AND THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. LAST SEASON, 350 CANCER FIGHTERS AND THEIR FAMILIES WERE INVITED TO THE GELD TOGETHER GAMES IN SEPTEMBER. THOSE MATCHES RAISED $55,000 FOR PATRIOTIC CANCER RESEARCH. CANCER SURVIVOR MARISSA PETTY SANG THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AND IS NOW THE OFFICIAL NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGER FOR THE ROWDIES. THE ROWDIES HAVE RAISED $220,00R RESEARCH THROUGH THE GOLD TOGETHER CAMPAIGN. HOPING TO KICK KIDS’ CANCER ONCE AND FOR ALL. THIS YEAR THE ROWDIES HAVE TWO HOME MATCHES IN SEPTEMBER. ROWDIES OWN ERBIL EDWARDS PLEDGED TO DO NATURE $15,00 IF THEY SELL OUT AND 1,000 FOR EACH GOAL SCORED. FANS, SCHOOLS, SPONSORS AND LOCAL YOUTH SOCCER CLUBS HAVE JOINED IN AND WILL PRESENT CHECKS AT HALF TIME. IT WILL BENEFIT THE BENJAMIN GILKEY FUND FOR INNOVATIVE PATRIOTIC CANCER RESEARCH AND SEVERAL DOZEN CANCER FIGHTERS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN ATTENDANCE. ROWDIES FANS CAN SUPPORT THE CAUSE BY PURCHASING GOLD TOGETHER MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE IN THE TEAM STORE THROUGHOUT SEPTEMBER. LET’S HEAR FROM COLE IKEER TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE NEWEST ITEM UP FOR SALE.>>I’M COLE EICHER, WE’RE AT AL LANG STADIUM. WE ARE TAKING THE NEXT STEP IN AWARENESS FOR PATRIOTIC CANCER. THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES PROVIDE A GREAT DEAL OF AWARENESS THROUGH THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER. WE ARE CONNECTING A BRAVE PATRIOTIC CANCER FIGHTER WITH HUNTER AND GEORGI. WE ARE CREATED A CUSTOMIZED SOCCER SOCK. FANS CAN PURCHASE THEM IN THE OFFICIAL ROWDIES’ TEAM STORE. AGAIN, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER.>>Heather: THANK YOU SO MUCH, COLE. JUST A NOTE. THE ROWDIES PLAYERS WILL BE WEARING THE SPECIAL SOCKS DURING TONIGHT’S GAME AND THROUGHOUT SEPTEMBER. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT TONIGHT’S WEATHER FOR KICK-OFF. IT WILL BE A WARM ONE HERE IN DOWNTOWN ST. PETE. 86 DEGREES. BUT ONLY A 5% CHANCE OF RAIN. WE LOVE THAT. IT WILL BE A CLEAR NIGHT. BUT ALSO A HUMID ONE. WE ARE GETTING CLOSE TO KICK-OFF TIME. WE’LL ANALYZE ATLANTA UNITED 2 AND GET YOU PREPPED AND READY FOR TONIGHT’S MATCH. DON’T GO ANYWHERE.>>WELCOME BACK. THE US PARA-COMMANDOS PAR SCHIEWTING IN LIVE AT AL LANG STADIUM. TONIGHT IS THE SECONDS OF THREE MEETINGS BETWEEN THE ROWDIES AND ATLANTA UNITED 2 THIS SEASON. LAST TIME TAMPA BAY AND ATLANTA FACED OFF ON JUNE 2nd. IT WAS A MATCH THAT SAW BOTH SIDES REDUCED TO 10 MEN. WILL CRAIN RECEIVED A SECOND YELLOW IN THE 40th MINUTE. MARCEL SCHÄFER WAS SHOWN A STRAIGHT RED JUST FOUR MINUTES LATER. THE GAME FINISHED IN A SCORELESS DRAW ENDING A 30 GAME HOME-SCORING STREAK FOR THE ROWDIES THAT DATED BACK TOE AUGUST OF 2016. THEIR HEAD COACH SCOTT DONNELLY. THEY HAVE A RECORD OF 5-13-8. THIS IS THEIR FIRST YEAR IN THE USL. THEY ARE ON A THREE-GAME UNBEATEN STREAK WITH A 2-1 WIN VERSUS PENN FC. NOW ANOTHER LOOK AT THE EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS, TAKING A LOOK AT WHERE ATLANTA UNITED 2 STANDS. THEY ARE JUST BELOW THE ROWDIES WITH 23 POINTS IN 14th PLACE. THEN HAVE A LONG WAICH TO GO FOR A PLAYOFF SPOT. THEY WERE NOT MATHEMATICALLY ELIMINATED FROM CONTENTION JUST YET. EARLIER TONIGHT DREW FELLIOS CAUGHT UP WITH SCOTT DONNELLY. LET’S HEAR WHAT HE HAD TO SAY AHEAD OF TONIGHT’S MATCH.>>Drew: YOUR TEAM ONLY HAS FIVE RESULTS THIS SEASONAL BUT YOU HAVE A COUPLE ON THE ROAD. HOW EXCITED ARE YOU ABOUT YOUR YOUNG TEAM?>>YEAH, LAST COUPLE OF ROAD TRIPS HAVE BEEN GOOD. YEAH, I THINK BETWEEN TIES AND WINS, WE HAVE 13 RESULTS OUT OF OUR 27 GAMES. YEAH, AS OF LATE WE HAVE BEEN BETTER AT HOME. WE TRAVEL AWAY FROM HOME WITH A LITTLE MORE FOCUS. WE ARE HOPING TO KEEP THAT FOCUS GOING. TAMPA IS A GOOD TEAM. FOR US IT’S ABOUT OUR PERFORMANCE AND THE GAME WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF.>>Drew: YOU GUYS WERE HERE OVER THE SUMMER. YOU WERE ABLE TO DRAW THE ROWDIES. DOES ANYTHING CHANGE FROM THAT PERFORMANCE OR DO YOU HAVE JUST DO MORE OF THE SAME?>>I THINK MORE OF THE SAME IN THAT GAME OBVIOUSLY WAS FUNNY WITH TWO RED CARDS. A BIT OF WAR OF ATTRITION IN THE 10 V 10 SETTING. TRYING TO BUILD AS OF LATE ON THE ROAD. WE HAVE GROWN TO BE SHARPER IN FRONT OF GOAL. WE HOPE THAT WILL CONTINUE HERE TODAY.>>COACH, SEVEN GAMES AT HOME AFTER TONIGHT. HOW EXCITED ARE YOU TO GET BACK HOME?>>IT WILL BE NICE. THERE WERE STRETCHES WHERE WE WERE FOUR, FIVE CONSECUTIVE ON THE ROAD, IT’S A FLIGHT EVERY FRIDAY A FLITE ON A TUESDAY. WE ARE EXCITED TO GET BACK FOR THE LAST SEVEN AT THE COOLRAY IN FRONT OF OUR HOME FANS. VERY EXCITED.>>Drew: BEST OF LUCK.>>APPRECIATE IT.>>Heather: THANK YOU, DREW. WE’LL SEND IT UP LIVE TO DREW AND EDDIE IN THE BROCT BOOTH. THIS IS A BIG ONE THEY NEED THIS THOUGH KEEP THEIR PLAYOFF HOPES ALIVE.>>Drew: THEY DEFINITELY NEED THE THREE POINTS. EDDIE, IF THERE 1 ONE THING THEY LEARNED LAST TIME AT AL LANG STADIUM, YOU CANNOT UNDERESTIMATE THESE GUYS.>>Eddie: ONE OF THOSE SITUATIONS EVERY TEAM WILL BE TOUGH BECAUSE THEY COME HERE, THEY HAVEN’T ADDED A LOT OF POINTSEN ESPECIALLY NOT A LOT OF GOALS, BUT THEY ARE A TEAM LOOKING TO MAKE THE PLAYOFFS RIGHT BEHIND THE ROWDIES.>>Drew: THIS IS THE FINAL HOME MATCH FOR ATLANTA. THEY WON THEIR LAST TWO ON THE ROAD. THEY HAD A DRAW IN A MATCH A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO. AS THEY DRAWED WITH INDY, GETTING A LAKE GOAL. ATLANTA UNITED 2 WITH A LOT OF MOMENTUM COMING IN HERE TONIGHT. FOR THE ROWDIES, TAMPA BAY WILL LOOK FOR THE PADDLE EFFECT. WE TALKED ABOUT COACH PATTERSON AND HOW THAT COULD HELP THE OFFENSE.>>Eddie: WHEN HE WAS A PLAYER, YOU REMEMBER HIM FOR HIS INTENSITY. HE WILL BRING THAT NOW TO THE COACHING STAFF. HE WILL TRAIN THE FORWARDS. SOMETHING HE KNEW HOW TO DO VERY WELL. HE SCORED NINE GOALS LAST YEAR.>>Drew: FANS LOVED HIM. SOMEBODY THAT COLE COLLINS WELCOMED AS AN ADDITION TO THE STAFF WITH HELP ON THE BENCH.>>Eddie: HE WILL ADD THE PINCH. ESPECIALLY TIEING TO GET GOALS KEEP ADDING POINTS AND TRY TO MAKE IT TO THE VERY TOP LAST SPOT FOR THE PLAYOFFS.>>Drew: ROWDIES TRYING TO GET ON A ROLL. TONIGHT THEY WILL DEFINITELY HONOR A SOCCER LEGEND. RON NEWMAN. EDDIE, SOMEONE YOU ARE VERY FAMILIAR PASS AWAY EARLIER THIS UNIQUE.>>Eddie: THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS THAT HIS FAMILY. HE WAS AN AMBASSADOR TO THE GAME. HE WAS INDUCTED IN THE HALL OF FAME. A COACH WHO DID IT ALL. HALL OF FAME AND CHAMPIONSHIP WITH THE SAN DIEGO SOCKERS. REMEMBERING RON NEWMAN AS THE ROWDIES TAKE THE PITCH TONIGHT.>>Heather: THAT WRAPS UP THE PRE-GAME SHOW. FOR DREW, EDDIE AND OUR ENTIRE BROADCAST CREW, I’M HEATHER DONNELLY. ROWDIES VERSUS ATLANTA UNITED 2 IS UP NEXT.>>Drew: THE SOMETIME FOR A PLAYOFF PUSH IS WEARING THIN FOR THE ROWDIES. TONIGHT BACK AT HOME, HOSTING ATLANTA UNITED 2. COMING UP NEXT. LOOK HIGH ABOVE AL LANG STADIUM. READY FOR THE ULTIMATE FAN FRIENDLY EVENT. TAMPA BAY ROWDIES HOSTING ATLANTA UNITED 2. GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US. DREW FELLIOS JOINED BY FORMER MLS AND LIGA MX STAR EDDIE RODRIGUEZ. THE ROWDIES ARE PLAYING BETTER SOCCER THAN THEY DID OVER THE SUMMER, EDDIE. BUT THE PERFORMANCES LOOKING TO PRODUCE BETTER RESULTS NOW.>>IT’S ABOUT GETTING WINS, GETTING POINTS, AT THE ENDS OF THE DAY YOU HAVE TO QUALIFY TO THE PLAYOFFS. THE ONLY WAY IS GETTING POINTS. ESPECIALLY HERE AT HOME. AT THE END OF THE DAY, FORGET ABOUT PLAYING PRETTY, YOU HAVE TO PLAY EFFECTIVE.>>Drew: ATLANTA UNITED 2 THE TIME THEY DRAWED THE ROWDIES THIS SUMMER BACK IN JUNE. ROWDIES TRYING TO GET BACK AT THEM TONIGHT. ATLANTA IS LED BY SEVERAL VERY, VERY TALENTED PLAYERS, ONE IS JACK METCALF WHO IS SORT OF THE LEADER OF THIS TEAM.>>Eddie: CAN YOU PLAY HIM IN THE BACK. HE HAS THE ABILITY TO GO FORWARD. HE CAN PLAY IN THE MIDDLE AS WELL. TONIGHT HE WILL PROBABLY BLAME IN THE BACK. ATLANTA HASN’T WON A LOT, HE HAS QUALITY PLAYERS WHO CAN PLAY IN DIFFERENT SPOTS AND METCALF IS ONE OF THEM.>>Drew: HE WAS BROUGHT ON DURING THE SUMMER AND STRETCHED INTO DUTY. HE IS PLAYING WELL, EDDIE. HE HAD A MISTAKE IN THE CHARLESTON GAME.>>Eddie: ONE OF THE BEST ACQUISITIONS FOR THE ROWDIES. EVER SINCE HE HAS COME ON, HE HAS BEEN A STARTER. TONIGHT IS NO EXCEPTION. HE WILL PLAY THREE-POINT IN THE BACK FOR THE ROWDIES. GREAT DEFENDER, THE VERSATILITY TO GO FORWARD AS WELL. I LIKE THAT HE CAN LEAD OUT OF THE BACK.>>Drew: 26 YEARS OLD. SAME ON THE OTHER SIDE FOR JACK METCALF. TWO GUYS WHO HAVE BEEN AROUND THE BLOCK A FEW TIMES. EXPECTED TO HAVE KEY ROLES HERE TONIGHT. IT’S ROWDIES. IT’S THRAND. THIS ONE SHOULD BE FUN. JUMP IN WITH US NEXT FROM AL LANG STADIUM.>>Drew: MOIMENTS AWAY FROM KICK-OFF. TAMPA BAY ROWDIES SOCCER READY TO ROLL IN DOWNTOWN ST. PETE HOSTING ATLANTA UNITED 2. GET YOU STARTED TONIGHT WITH THE HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO FORMATIONS. KEEP AN EYE ON 23, KUNGA DOES TREMENDOUS JOB AT THE TOP. HILDEBRANDT GETS THE START IN FRONT OF PAUL CHRISTENSEN WHO WAS BRILLIANT LAST TIME HERE. ZAC PORTILLOS WEARS THE CAPTAIN ARM BAND. HE WOULD BE NO. 15. THE ROWDIES WILL LOOK TO POKU THE MIDFIELDER WHO HAS BEEN TREMENDOUS LATELY. ESPECIALLY LAST TIME HERE AT HOME. ROWDIES ARE PLAYING FOR A CAUSE IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER. HEATHER DONNELLY HAS MORE ON THAT.>>Heather: DREW, THE ROWDIES ARE GOING GOLD TOGETHER FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS, DONATING $15,000 IF THIS GAME IS A SELLOUT AND DONATING $1,000 FOR EVERY ROWDY GOAL SCORED AND 1,000 FOR A SHUTOUT. NOT ONLY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR THE PLAYOFF HOPES BUT THEY HAVE A LITTLE EXTRA MOTIVATION TO PUT GOALS IN THE BACK OF THE NET TONIGHT. GUYS?>>Drew: THE ROWDIES HAVE RAISED $221,000 WITH GOLD TOGETHER. JUST A TREMENDOUS CAUSE. THERE IS THE COACHING MATCHUP, NEILL COLLINS FOR THE ROWDIES. SCOTT DONNELLY FOR ATLANTA UNITED 2. TWO DYNAMIC, YOUNG GREAT SOCCER MINDS CLASHING TONIGHT.>>Eddie: TWO COACHES TRYING TO GET THAT FINE FORMULA TOWARD THE END OF THE SEASON GOING INTO THE PLAYOFFS. BOTH TEAMS STILL MATHEMATICALLY HAVE A CHANCE TO MAKE IT TO THE PLAYOFFS. ATLANTA WILL PLAY THEIR LAST SEVEN GAMES AT HOME. TALK ABOUT GREAT HONESTLY FIELD ADVANTAGE. SEE IF ATLANTA ARE ABLE TO CAPITALIZE ON THEIR CHANCE. TONIGHT IT’S ALL ABOUT WINNING THIS GAME FOR THE ROWDIES. SANDOVAL, THERE IS GEORGI HRISTOV, ALL-TIME LEADING SCORER IN FRONCH HISTORY. HE WOULD LOVE TO ADD TO THAT TOTAL HERE TONIGHT. EIGHT WINS ON THE SEASON FOR TAMPA BAY. WELL BELOW WHAT THEY EXPECTED TO HAVE AT THIS POINT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON. THIS IS ONLY THE SECOND ALL-TIME MEETING. THE LAST, THE DRAW, THEY FEEL LIKE THEY SHOULD HAVE HAD BACK IN JUNE. UNDER WAY HERE IN TAMPA BAYEN ROWDIES IN THAT FAMILIAR GREEN AND GOLD. ATLANTA WITH THE RED, THE BLACK AND GOLD HERE TONIGHT. OFFICIALS LED BY DANIEL GUTIERREZ. ROWDIES HOPE THEY DON’T HAVE TO WORRY TOO MUCH ABOUT OFFICIATING TONIGHT. REMEMBERING, OF COURSE, THE GAME THAT WAS, THAT DEBACLE AGAINST CINCINNATIEN WE’LL LEAVE THAT ONE IN THE PAST.>>Eddie: THERE ARE A FEW GAMES HERE LATELY THAT THE ROWDIES WERE NOT ON THE RIGHT HIT. THEY START WITH A 3-5-2 SYSTEM. THREEM IN THE BACK, FIVE ACROSS THE MIDDLE AND TWO FORWARDS. ATLANTA PLAYS WITH A 4-3-3, THREE FORWARDS. THEY TRY TO STAY HOME. THEY DON’T HAVE TO ADD TOO MUCH TO THE ATTACK.>>Drew: SHANNON TRYING TO SEND ONE IN FOR ATLANTA UNITED 2. TRYING TO CHASE IT DOWN. CAN’T SAVE. IT INJURY REPORT. SAMUEL WITH THE LEFT KNEE FOR ATLANTA UNITED 2. GALLAGHER MISSING WITH GANGLION INJURY. TWO KEY ONES THERE. FOR THE ROWDIES, NOT MUCH CHANGES. NAJEM, CURINGA AND BONOMO. NAJEM AND CURINGA ARE DEFINITELY OUT THE REST OF 2018. GEORGI HRISTOV WATCHES IT ACROSS THE TOUCH LINE. ZAC PORTILLOS IN THE CAPTAIN’S ARM BAND GETTING IT IN MOTION. MORAD HANDLES IT FOR TAMPA BAY. ROWDIES SPLITTING. THEY HAD A TWO GAME ROAD TRIP WITH A DECISION IN NORTH CAROLINA AS THEY SAW SEBASTIAN GUENZATTI EXPLODE FOR A HAT TRICK. BOY, WOULD THEY LOVE FOR HIM TO BE INVOLVED TONIGHT, EDDIE.>>Eddie: TOWARD ONE OF THOSE POSITIONS WHERE YOU HAVE TO BE HAD. GUENZATTI SCORED A HAT TRICK. YOU WOULD LOVE FOR HIM TO COME OUT ONCE AGAIN AND FIND THE BACK OF THE NET EARLY IN THIS GAME.>>Drew: BALL TAKEN AWAY BY THE ROWDIES AT THE MIDFIELD LINE. THE OFFICIAL GETS CAUGHT UP THAT TIME. THE BALL TAKEN AWAY. THAT’S A TOUGH BREAK.>>Eddie: THAT IS, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ACTION.>>Drew: GUENZATTI TAKEN BY SURPRISE. STLECT IS THE OFFICIAL SOCCER BALL OF THE USL. SELECT PRODUCTS AND SPECIAL OFFICERS VISIT SELECT SPORT AMERICA.com. FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $50.>>Eddie: TALK ABOUT WHEN THE FORWARDS ARE OUT WE’VE SEEN SOME OF THE FORWARDS LIKE JUNIOR FLEMMINGS COMING OFF THE BENCH. EVEN LEO FERNANDES SCORING GOALS, TOO. THE PLAYERS CAN COME OFF THE BENCH AND ADD TO THE ATTACKING POWER. THEY HAVE THE ABILITY WITH JOE COLE AS WELL.>>Drew: ROWDIES ARE TOSS IT IN. SEVEN GAMES REMAINING FOR TAMPA BAY. CRITICAL TO GET A WIN HERE TONIGHT. ATTACKING FROM THE RIGHT SIDE. NICE PLAY BY RUTHVEN. TYLER RUTHVEN GETTING HIS FOOT ON IT. TAMPA BAY WILL RETREAT AND RESET. DANIEL VEGA. A GOAL TONIGHT FOR THE ROWDIES, HOW WOULD YOU EVALUATE VEGA’S PERFORMANCE A MONTH IN, EDDIE?>>Eddie: IT’S BEEN GREAT. HE IS ONE OF THOSE GOALKEEPERS WITH A LOT OF EXPERIENCE. LAST YEAR HE HAD A GREAT SEASON WITH MIAMI FC. ONE OF THE BEST TEAMS LAST YEAR. SO FOR HIM TO COME HERE AND BRING THAT EXPERIENCE FOR THE ROWDIES, IT’S GREAT. ESPECIALLY LATE.>>Drew: GOOD PASS IN. PORTILLOS, VINGAARD HAD A GOOD LOOK AT IT. HILDEBRANDT ABLE TO MAKE THE SAVE.>>Eddie: THEY ARE TRYING TO EXPLOIT. FIVE IN THE MIDDLE WILL GIVE YOU THAT. YOU SAW THAT TRIANGATION ON TOP EVER THE 18. CONTAMINATE PORTILLOS. ONE-TWO, LEFT HIM BY HIMSELF AT THE TOP OF THE 18.>>Drew: ALL TREMENDOUS LOOK BY PORTILLOS THAT TIME.>>Drew: YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU PUT THAT BALL IN FRAME.>>Drew: GETTING GOOD CHANCES IS SOMETHING THE ROWDIES HAVEN’T DONE THE LAST MONTH. YOU SAW THEM OUTPLAY CINCINNATI HERE ON THE 25th OF AUGUST AND THEN TOOK THE SHOW ON THE ROAD TO NORTH CAROLINA. THEN AGAINST SOUTH CAROLINA THEY OWNED POSSESSION, THEY OWNED THE PACE LAST WEEK. JUST COULD NOT GET THE RESULT.>>Eddie: ONE OF THINGS COACH NEILL COLLINS WAS TELLING YOU AND I DURING THE WEEK. WE ARE PLAYING WELL, WE ARE FINDING SCOUTS BEHIND THE DEFENDERS. WE HAVE TO PUTT THE BALL IN THE BACK OF THE NET. ESPECIALLY LATELY IN THE GAME. IT’S ONE OF THOSE THINGS YOU SOMEWHERE TO HAVE WITH ATTITUDE. YOU HAVE TO BE IN FRONT OF GOAL WITH THE ATTITUDE YOU HAVE TO PUT IT AWAY NO MATTER WHAT.>>Drew: PORTILLOS, THE YOUNGSTER, SIDELINED FOR A BIG PORTION OF THE SEASON. VINGAARD GETS IT BACK TO HIM. PORTILLOS, SPINNING AROUND. THE ROWDIES ARE GIVING EVERYONE A TOUCH HERE IN THE SIXTH MINUTE. ROWDIES FANS ONE OF TELEVISION BEST POLICE DRAMAS COMING TO MOR. CHICAGO TD, 10:00 P.M. CATCH CHICAGO PD MARATHON SUNDAYS ON MOR SEPTEMBER 30. CHICAGO PD COMING TO MOR THIS FALL. THE BALL WILL BE TOUCHED OUT AND CORNER KICK OF THE MATCH COMING UP FOR THE ROWDIES. OR WILL IT AB GOAL KICK? NO, IT WILL BE A GOAL KICK FOREATLANTA UNITED 2.>>Eddie: POKU DID NOT LIKE THE CALL. THE DEFENDER LOOKING FOR THE FIRST GOAL. FIRST CORNER KICK, RATHER FOR THE ROWDIES. IT GIVES YOU THAT ADVANTAGE WHERE YOU CAN HIGH PRESS ATLANTA WHEN THEY TRY TO COME OUT OF THE BACK. YOU CAN PITCH ONE OF THOSE BALLS WHEN THE CENTER BACK IS COMING OUT AND YOU CAN GO STRAIGHT TO GOAL.>>Drew: ROWDIES CONTROLLING THE FACE IN THE OPENING MINUTES. UP NOTICE ON THE SCORE TICKER ON THE LEFT HAND ON YOUR SCREEN, GOLD ON THE BROADCAST SCOREBOARD. PART OF OUR “GOAL TOGETHER” AWARENESS THROUGH SEPTEMBER. IT IS SOMETHING WE WILL TALK ABOUT THROUGH THE BROADCAST. HEATHER DID A GREAT JOB ON THAT PRE-GAME PIECE. THE ROWDIES PLAY FOR AN UNBELIEVABLE CAUSE.>>Eddie: IT’S A GREAT CAUSE. THE FACT THEY ARE PUTTING ALL OF THOSE DO NATIONS TOWARDS THE YOUTH. KIDS WITH THIS HORRIBLE CANCER. WE HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB, ESPECIALLY IF THE ROWDIES ARE ABLE TO PUT GOALS TO THE BACK OF THE NET IT WILL BE GREAT FOR THE CAUSE.>>Drew: GOALS WOULD MEANWHILE GREAT THINGS FOR GOLD TOGETHER.>>Heather: THE ROWDIES WILL DONATE 1,000 FOR EVERY GOAL SCORED. THEY ARE DONATING TO THE BENJAMIN GILKEY FUND FOR PATRIOTIC CANCER. THE REASON WHY THIS IS SO IMPORTANT, THERE ARE SOME PRETTY IMPRESSIVE STATISTICS ABOUT CHILDHOOD CANCER. IT’S THE NUMBER ONE DISEASE KILLER OF CHILDREN IN THE UNITED STATES. WORLDWIDE A CHILD IS DIAGNOSED EVERY TWO MINUTES. THIS IS A 90s-MINUTE SOCCER GAME. THAT’S 45 CHILDREN DIAGNOSED JUST DURING THIS GAME. THERE IS NOT ENOUGH RESEARCH. NOT ENOUGH FUNDS. IT’S A GREAT THING THAT THE ROWDIES ARE DOING HERE TONIGHT TO HELP RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS FORETHIS CAUSE.>>Drew: 1 IN 5 CHILDREN WILL NOT SURVIVE THE DISEASE. I GET CHILLS WHEN YOU LISTEN TO IT MARISSA PETTY SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM. 15 YEARS OLD APPEAR LEUKEMIA SURVIVOR, THE RESIDES’ OFFICIAL NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGER. DOING A GREAT JOB NIGHT IN AND NIGHT OUT HERE AT HOME. HERE AT AL LANG STADIUM, DREW FELLIOS, EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, HEATHER DONNELLY. YOU’RE WATCHING TAMPA BAY ROWDIES SOCCER ON THIS TV TAMPA BAY. ROWDIES CONTROL POSSESSION THROUGHOUT THE FIRST TEN MINUTES. THEY TRY TO ATTACK FROM THE CORNER. THE ROWDIES. GOAL KICK OF THIS MATCH.>>Eddie: THAT’S A GREAT BALL INTO THE SPACE LOOKING FOR THAT CROSS BY TAKU. FIRST CORNER KICK OF THE GAME. TAKU, RIGHT IN-SWINGER. YOU WANT TO BRING THE BIG GUYS. POKU OUT OF THE BACK. DIAKITÉ RIGHT IN THE AIR. OF COURSE, GEORGI HRISTOV, ALL-TIME LEADING SCORER OF THE ROWDIES. CONTACT IN THE BOX.>>Drew: BALL SENT IN. DIAKITÉ WENT TO GET IT. POKU ON TOP OF IT FOR TAMPA BAY. ROWDIES WILL HEAD IT FORWARD. WRESTLING IN THE CORNER. HE WILL BE GRANTED POSSESSION. TAMPA BAY WILL THROW IT IN. SEBASTIAN GUENZATTI, THREE GOALS ON THE SEASONAL. ALL OF THEM COMING IN THE MATCH ON THE ROAD AGAINST NORTH CAROLINA A COUPLE OF WEEGZ AGO. HE WAS JUST UNSTOPPABLE. BACK TO DIAKITÉ.>>Eddie: YOU SEE HOW MUCH TIME THE ROWDIES HAVE TO COME OUT OF THE BACK. EVERY PLAYER FROM ATLANTA SITTING BACK AT THE HALFWAY LINE. THAT WILL FREE UP THE ROWDIES TO COME OUT OF THE BACK. ESPECIALLY PLAYING THREEM IN THE BACK. ADDING THAT EXTRA AS WE TALKED ABOUT. HE WILL SIT IN THE HOLE AS A DEFENDER.>>Drew: ROWDIES TRYING TO ATTACK. THE OFFICIAL TWITTERFEED FOR THE USL KEEPS YOU UP TO DATE WITH NEWS, LIVE GAME UPDATES AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM AROUND THE LEAGUE. 24/7. FOLLOW THE USL ON TWITTER @USL. NEWS AND NOTES DAILY AS WELL AS GREAT STORIES ALL SEASON LONG. WHAT A GREAT YEAR IT’S BEEN FOR USL SOCCER. ROWDIES ATTACKING AGAIN. A CROSS GETS CUT OFF AND COCHRAN, A.J. COCHRAN HEADING BACK FOR ATLANTA.>>Eddie: THE ROWDIES FINDING SUCCESS ON THE RIGHT SIDE. TAKU WITH ANOTHER CROSS. GOING TO THE FAR POST. TWICE HE HAS GONE TO THE ENDS LINE WITH A LOT OF SPACE. ONE OF THE THINGS, DREW, IF ATLANTA CHOOSES TO SIT BACK AND NOT PLAY DEEP THE ENTIRE HALF –>>Drew: COACH NEILL COLLINS, VERY CALM HERE IN THE OPENING MINUTES. FIRST YEAR AS A HEAD COACH. COACH OF THE ROWDIES BACK IN MID MAY. RETIRED AS A PLAYER. WHAT AN EMOTIONAL YEAR IT HAS BEEN FOR HIM. EDDIE, I HAD A CHANCE TO DO A PRE-GAME INTERVIEW WITH COACH COLLINS LIKE EVERY HOME MATCH. I HAD A MOMENT TO TALK OFF CAMERA. WATCH HIM TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND HE SHARED THE SEASON OF ADJUSTMENT IT HAS BEEN. GOING FROM PLAYER TO COACH. TRYING TO INJECT THAT WINNING PHILOSOPHY BACK INTO THIS FRANCHISE. THE ROWDIES HAVE SLOWLY EMBRACED IT HERE. TRYING TO MAKE A LATE RUN TO THE POSTSEASON. PORTILLOS NOW WITH THE LEFT-FOOTED STRIKE. SENDING IT TO THE RIGHT SIDE. THE ROWDIES WILL HAVE AN ASHLEY HOME STORE CORNER KICK ONCE AGAIN.>>Eddie: DEFINITELY GIVE NEILL COLLINS A LOT OF CREDIT. DURING THE SEASONAL HE WAS STILL PLAYING. AM AFTER SUDDEN, HEY, YOU’RE THE NEW COACH.>>Drew: ROWDIES WITH THE SECOND CORNER KICK OF THE GAME. IN-SWINGER. TAKU. THE BALL SAILS OVER HIS HEAD. YOU NOTICE OUR GOLD RIBBON NEXT TO THE SCOREBOARD. GOLD, THE OFFICIAL COLOR OF GOLD TOGETHER, CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. GREAT CAUSE THE ROWDIES PLAYING FOR HERE TONIGHT. KISSIEDOU. ATLANTA HOLDS THINGS UP. SHANNON WITH IT NOW FOR THE VISITORS. WE HAVE SEEN GOOD CLEAN SOCKNER THE FIRST 14 MINUTES. POKU. HRISTOV WILL TRY TO FLICK IT FORWARD. THIS IS PORTILLOS FROM THE LEFT SIDE. ZACH GETS THE CROSS IN. HEADER SET UP. PUNCHED AWAY THAT TIME. THE BALL SAILED TO THE LEFT. IT LOOKED LIKE GUENZATTI HAD A SHOT ON IT. IT WAS A LITTLE TOO FAR.>>Eddie: GREAT JOB PORTILLOS GETTING TO THE ENDS LINE. HE GETS ACROSS TOE THE FAR POST. GEORGI HRISTOV GETS UP HIGH. NOW THE CORNER KICK.>>Drew: THE SOCKS DESIGNED BY HUNTER GORSKIE WITH CANCER FIGHTER AMELIA PEACE. THE ROWDIES SEND THIS IN. HEATHER ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF WHAT THE ROWDIES ARE DOING IN SEPTEMBER.>>Heather: THEY ARE NOT WEARING THEIR USUAL HOOP SOCKS. THEN HAVE THE GOLD WIMBLEDONEN ON THEM. THEY GOT TO PUT THEIR FASHION DESIGN SKILLS TO THE TEST DESIGNING WITH A YOUNG CANCER FIGHTER. THOSE SOAKS ARE ON SALE BUT THERE ARE ONLY 50 AVAILABLE. IF FANS WANT TO GET THEIR HANDS ON SOME OF THOSE SOCKS HEAD TO THE ROWDIES’ TEAM SCORE ASAP AND PICK SOME UP. KUNGA GETTING INTO THE GAME. A DANGEROUS CENTER MID. YOU SEE HIM ON THE BALL ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE. KUNGA SLIDES A PASS IN. NICKLAW NOW WITH IT. DIAKITÉ RIGHT THERE TO TAKE CARE OF THINGS FOR TAMPA BAY. ROWDIES CAN’T CLEAR IT, THOUGH, AS HRISTOV IS CUT OFF. THIS IS A LEFT-FOOTED STRIKE AS HIGH AS SHANNON. JUST A LITTLE BIT TOO HARD. ROWDIES FANS, NEXT ROWDIES HOME GAME SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd. TAKING ON RICHMOND. WATCH HRISTOV, BONOMO. ROWDIES TRAVEL TO RICHMOND, THE BROADCAST HOME OF THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS OR VISIT MOR.com. THAT IS IF HRISTOV IS AVAILABLE. IF NOT, JOE COLE, CAN YOU WATCH GUENZATTI PLAY. MORAD, GORSKIE, SEVERAL PLAYERS CONTRIBUTING RIGHT NOW. 17s MINUTE. ATLANTA UNITED 2 HAS HAD A FEW DECENT OPPORTUNITIES. SCORELESS THUS FAR. KEEP IN MINDS BOTH OF THESE TEAMS BATTLING TO A DRAW BACK IN JUNE. NEITHER HAS SCORED A GOAL AGAINST EACH OTHER. AND NOW ABOUT 120 MINUTES OF PLAY.>>Eddie: KUNGA TRYING TO FINE THE SPACE. ATLANTA DOING A MUCH BETTER JOB KEEPING THE BALL AND USING THE WIDTH AND THE SPACE.>>Drew: SIZE UP BOTH OF THESE FRANCHISES. ROWDIES HAVE PLAYED ONE MORE GAME. EIGHT GOALS MORE. CONCEDED CONSIDERABLY LESS. MORE SHOTS ON TARGET AS WELL. THEY ARE TRYING TO TAKE SOME AIR OUT. ATLANTA HAS USED 39 DIFFERENT PLAYERS ON THE PITCH. THE AVERAGE AGE OF THESE GUYS, 21 YEARS OLD. OF COURSE THEY ARE GROOMING FOR THAT FIRST TEAM.>>Eddie: THAT’S THE REASON — ONE OF THE REASONS IS THEY ARE ONE OF THE MLS FRANCHISE, SO THEY CAN USE PLAYERS UP AND DOWN. THAT’S WHY THE AVERAGE AGE IS SO YOUNG, 21. YOU SEE OTHER TEAMS LIKE THE ROWDIES THAT DON’T HAVE AFFILIATES TO THE MLS. THEY HAVE MORE EXPERIENCED PLAYERS.>>Drew: INCLUDED IN THAT 21-YEAR-OLD AVERAGE — GOES DOWN THE CENTER CIRCLE. ATLANTA UNITED 2 HAS PLAYED 18 TEENAGERS THIS YEAR. THAT’S AMAZING. KISSIEDOU NOW HOLDING THINGS UP. ROWDIES HAVE NOT HAD A CLEAN POSSESSION HERE IN THE LAST FEW MINUTES.>>Eddie: YOU SEAL KISSIEDOU ON THE BALL. HOW FAR ‘EM IS ON THE BALL. HE IS THE TYPE OF PLAYER, THE FURTHER YOU CAN KEEP AWAY FROM GOAL THE BETTER. HE IS A DANGEROUS TRIGGER PLAYER AROUND THE 18. YOU SEE VEGA, ONE OF THE MOST EXPERIENCED PLAYERS FOR THE ROWDIES.>>Drew: A WHISTLE HERE. THE ROWDIES CALL FOR A FOUL AS HRISTOV GOT AIRBORNE. NICKLAW. TRYING TO SNEAK A PASS IN. NICE FLICK BEHIND. NOW SOME NUMBERS. KISSIEDOU SENDS IT RIGHT. NICKLAW TRIES TO CROSS IT IN. WE’LL HAVE A CORNER COMING UP FOR ATLANTA.>>Eddie: THE COMBINATION BETWEEN NICKLAW AND KISSIEDOU, THEY ARE DANGEROUS. NOT THE BEST TOUCH. KISSIEDOU TRYING TO PLAY THE BALL OUT WIDE FOR EARLY SERVICE. FIRST CORNER KICK FOR ATLANTA UNITED 2.>>Drew: VEGA TRYING TO KEEP THINGS ORGANIZED DOWN THERE. JACK METCALF HEADS OVER TO THE CORNER. SURPRISING HOW THIS ATLANTA TEAM, FOR BEING SO YOUNG, SO INEXPERIENCED, LOOK VERY CONFIDENT COMING TO AL LANG STADIUM. THEY LOOKED CONFIDENT BACK IN JUNE. THE SAME THING HERE EARLY TONIGHT. DIAKITÉ. MORAD. TRYING TO LOCK UP. OFFENSIVE PLAYERS ON THE OTHER SIDE. METCALF NOW THE OUT-SWINGER.>>Eddie: THIS IS TEAM, DREW, THAT PLAYED A LOT OF GAMES TOGETHER THIS SEASON. THE MORE THEY PLAY, THE MORE COMFORTABLE. FORGET ABOUT THE RESULT. A LOT OF YOUNG PLAYERS ON THAT TEAM THAT ARE LOOKING TO GO TO THE NEXT LEVEL.>>Drew: HERE COMES THE SERVICE. TRIED THE BICYCLE KICK THAT TIME. COCHRAN. REBOUND CAME OUT. A DIRECT SHOT THERE. IT DOES NOT CREATE DANGER FOR VEGA. ROWDIES HAVE TOO MANY BODIES INSIDE THE 18.>>Eddie: GREAT EFFORT BY A.J. COCHRAN TRYING TO MAKE CONTACT WITH THE BIBLE KICK INSIDE THE 18 — THE BICYCLE KICK INSIDE THE 18.>>Drew: IT’S A PLAY, IF YOU CONNECT ON THAT, IT’S A ONCE IN A LIFETIME PLAY.>>Eddie: EVERYTHING HAS TO BE PERFECT. THE TIMING, THE MOVEMENT. YOU CAN’T DO IT AROUND A PLAYER WITH THE HIGH KICK. THE TIMES WAS A LITTLE OFF. YOU EITHER HIT IT OR YOU MISS. IT AS YOU MENTIONED, WHEN YOU DO CONNECT, AT BEAUTIFUL THING.>>Drew: I IMAGINE HULL A FEW BACK IN THE DAY, EDDIE.>>Eddie: A FEW. A FEW MISSES AS WELL.>>Drew: I CAN IMAGINE.>>Eddie: LET’S NOT TALK ABOUT THOSE.>>Drew: 21st MINUTE. ATLANTA PLAYING OUT OF THE CENTER CIRCLE. METCALF NOW. SLOWLY APPROACHING THE ROWDIES’ 18EN SLIDING OVER AND GOOD RHYTHM ALL OF A SUDDEN FROM THE VISITORS. SCRAMBLING JUST A BIT. METCALF SLIDES IT TO BARAJAS. BARAJAS, TIGHTLY. FANCY FOOTWORK THAT TIME. ATLANTA TRYING TO GET THIS CROSS INTO THE EDGE. BODIES AGAIN WORKING OVER THAT BASELINE. CUTTING IT OFF. HRISTOV. AGAIN IN THE AIR AS VEGA SKIES.>>Eddie: THAT IS WHY I LIKE VEGA. HE HAS THAT EXPERIENCE. HE OWNS THE ENTIRE BOX. HE WILL COME OUT. HE WILL COMMAND DEFENSIVELY OUT OF THE BACK. HE JUST TOUCH FOR THE WHOLE DEFENSE SO WELL. YOU WON’T CATCH HIM OFF THE LINE LIKE THAT.>>Drew: CATCH THE ROWDIES ON Facebook. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS FROM EVERY GAME OF THE 2018 SEASON. STAY UP TO DATE FROM NEWS ACROSS THE USL WITH THE OFFICIAL Facebook PAGE. Facebook.com/USLSOCCER. DEFINITELY HAVE TO ECONOMIC IT OUT. DEFINITELY HAVE A CHECK IT OUT.>>Eddie: ATLANTA UNITED 2 GETTING COMFORTABLE ON THE BALL.>>Drew: ROWDIES TRYING TO GET NUMBERS FORWARD. GUENZATTI. LEAVES IT FOR HRISTOV. GEORGI HRISTOV. I HAVE A FEELING A GOAL IS COMING TONIGHT FROM NO. 10. SEE IF THAT HOLDS TRUE. ODURO. WITH POSSESSION. NOW PORTILLOS. PORTILLOS BACK OUT. ODURO COMES UP TO RECEIVE. POKU, THE BLAST. HE GOT HIT, SAILED OVER THE GOAL.>>Eddie: DRIVEN BALL BY POKU. RARE HE GETS THAT MUCH TIME ON THE BALL. GREAT JOB BY OCCUR. HE TAKES A TOUCH. LOOK AT THAT. ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD. ALMOST TOO MUCH. HE GOT UNDER THE BALL A BIT TOO MUCH. IT’S A GOOD CHANCE FOR THE ROWDIES. YOU’VE GOT TO MOVE THE BALL AROUND. FIND THE OPEN PLAYER. THEN GO TO GOAL.>>Drew: ONE OF THOSE PLAYS, A LITTLE BIT BETTER PASS OR STRIKE, A ONE-TIMER INSTEAD OF TRYING TO SETTLE.>>Eddie: IT HAS TO BE THE PERFECT BALL ON THE GROUND. THIS IS THE PERFECT PITCH BUT IT HAS TO BE A GREAT BALL ACROSS, A ONE-TIMER, TRYING TO LOOK FOR THE GOAL.>>Drew: TAKEN DOWN WAS BARAJAS.>>Eddie: A BIT OF A DIVE. YOU SAW THE FOUL. GOOD JOB GETTING THE BALL, THOUGH, IN DANGEROUS SPOTS FOR THIS ATLANTA UNITED 2. A PLAYER WHO IS VERY ACTIVE AT THE CENTER MID SPOT.>>Drew: VINGAARD COLLIDED WITH HIM THAT TIME. ONLY FIVE WINS THIS SEASON. 13 LOSSES, EIGHT DRAWS. APPROACHING AGAIN. KISSIEDOU SHOOTS IT. THIS ONE SAILS TO THE RIGHT. IF YOU ARE A ROWDIES FAN, YOU HAVE TO BE A LITTLE CONCERNED BECAUSE, AS YOU SAID, EDDIE, THE VISITORS FEELING MORE AND MORE COMFORTABLE WITH THE BALL.>>Eddie: YOU SEE ATLANTA UNITED 2 KNOCKING THE BALL AROUND. KISSIEDOU STEPS OVER. LEFT-FOOTED SHOT. YOU CANNOT GIVE HIM A LOT OF TIME ON THE BALL.>>Drew: VINGAARD GOES DOWN HARD. WE’LL HAVE OUR FIRST DISCIPLINE HERE. NICKLAW GETTING A TALKING TO.>>Eddie: THE REFEREE SAYING THIS IS YOUR LAST WARNING HERE. NICKLAW WITH THAT BODY CHECK RIGHT THERE. THAT’S A HOCKEY CHECK, DREW.>>Drew: NICKLAW WITH REALLY, REALLY GOOD SIZE. MARTIN VINGAARD, FIRST YEAR WITH THE ROWDIES. QUIET THIS YEAR. NINE CAPS HE’S GOT. THE DANISH NATIONAL TEAM. PLAYERS LIKE VINGAARD AND GUENZATTI, WHO STRUGGLE AT TIMES THIS YEAR TO REALLY FIND THAT SPOT IN THE LINEUP. THEY REALLY WAIT THEIR TURN, WHICH COACH COLLINS TRYING TO INJECT CONFIDENCE IN THESE YOUNG PLAYERS.>>Eddie: TOO BAD THEY COULDN’T FIND THE RHYTHM WHEN THEY WERE PART OF THE STARTING 11. THEY COULDN’T FINDS THEIR RHYTHM. COULDN’T GEL WITH THE REST OF THE TEAM. YOU SEE THEM GOING IN AND OUT OF THE LINEUP WITHOUT A LOT OF — OUT OF THE SAME STARTING 11.>>Drew: VINGAARD TO ODURO. ODURO INSIDE OF THE 6. ROWDIES COULD NOT GET ONE OFF. IN GREAT POSITION.>>Eddie: THE BALL GOT LOST BEHIND. HE WASN’T ABLE TO BACK THE OTHER BALL AS HE WAS LOOKING TO DO.>>Drew: CAN YOU COOL OFF WITH TAMPA BAY COOLEST MOVIE HITS ON THIS WEEK TAMPA BAY, THE FIRST PREMIER MOVIE SCHANL FEATURING 23EU78Z. FROM THE GREAT MGM LIBRARY. THIS TV TAMPA BAY THE OFFICIAL HOME OF THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES. TWO HOME GAMES REMAINING AFTER THIS ONE. ROWDIES TRYING TO GET THREE. VINGAARD CAN’T SQUEEZE THROUGH THAT BACK LINE. ODURO AND POKU SETTLING THINGS AT THE MOMENT. NOW ROWDIES FINDING SPACE ON THAT RIGHT SIDE. GOOD CROSS IN. TAKEN AWAY BY HILDEBRANDT. HE CAME UP QUICKLY.>>Eddie: ONCE AGAIN ROWDIES FINDING SUCCESS ON THE RIGHT SIDE. TAKU BRINGS IT DOWN. QUALITY SERVICE. YOU HAVE TO GO NEAR POST, FAR POST. HE IS DRIVING THE BALL THE RIGHT WAY. PICK A TARGET. BETTER WITH THE DELIVERY BUT GREAT CHANCE BY THE ROWDIES.>>Drew: HAVING A GOOD TIME HERE TONIGHT. IT’S JUST BEEN FABULOUS AS THE ROWDIES TRAIL IN POSSESSION. 44% TO 55%. TRYING TO CHANGE THINGS AND GET ON THE BOARD HERE. ROWDIES STAY WITH IT. GET IT IN THE 18. TAKEN IS THE SHOT BY GUENZATTI. IT SAILS OVER THE GOAL. OH, A MOMENT THE ROWDIES SHOULD HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF.>>Eddie: GREAT JOB BY TAKU. GEORGI HRISTOV HE ISING UP GUENZATTI. COULD NOT BELIEVE HE PUT THE BALL OVER. HE WAS LEANING BACK WAY TOO MUCH. HE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THAT ONE BACK. GREAT CHANCE BY THE ROWDIES. THEY ARE KNOCKING ON THE DOOR. THEY ARE FINDING SUCCESS ON THE RIGHT SIDE ONCE AGAIN>>Drew: PERFECT OPPORTUNITIES, THE BALL JUST SITTING THERE, EASY PICKINGS FOR GUENZATTI TO FINISH.>>Eddie: HE TRIED TO ONE-TIME ITEN EASIER SAID THAN DONE. YOU BRING THE BALL DOWN, YOU TAP IT IN WITH THE SECOND TOUCH. WHAT A GREAT CROSS ONCE AGAIN BY TAKU. YOU SAW GEORGI HRISTOV ON THE FAR POST, ALMOST A TAP-IN. GREAT JOB BY NICKLAW THE FULL BACK FROM ATLANTA UNITED.>>Drew: BEST OPPORTUNITY THE ROWDIES HAVE HAD HAD TONIGHT. HUNTER GORSKIE CALLED FOR THE HOLD. GUTIERREZ GETTING RIGHT IN THERE.>>Eddie: I SAW YOU HOLDING HIM. OF COURSE, KISSIEDOU — THEY HAVE TO KEEP THE PRESSURE GOING FORWARD. ONCE AGAIN, GORSKIE GETS CALLED FOR THE FOUL. AND ONCE AGAIN KISSIEDOU. HE WENT THE OTHER WAY.>>Drew: ROWDIES GET UP QUICKLY. GET DOWN THE PITCH. TAMPA BAY ABLE TO STAY WITH. IT A LITTLE BIT THERE INSIDE THE BOX. EASILY COULD HAVE BEEN CALLED. ATLANTA GETTING AWAY WITH ONE THERE. POKU KEEPING IT FOR TAMPA BAY. HE WILL TRY TO SEND ONE IN! SCORE! SEBASTIAN GUENZATTI GETS TAMPA BAY ON THE BOARD! [CHEERING]>>Eddie: WE TALKED ABOUT THE ROWDIES KEEPING THE PRESSURE GOING FORWARD. POKU PLAYED THE BALL, GUENZATTI WITH A GREAT TURN. BODIES AT THE BACK OF THE NET. GREAT JOB OF GUENZATTI, GREAT TECHNICAL ABILITIES. TAKES A TOUCH. SPINS OFF THE DEFENDER. GUENZATTI FOR THAT LAST ONE HE COULD PUT AWAY. THERE IS NOTHING BETTER FOR A FORWARD TO FORGET ABOUT THE LAST CHANCE AND PUT THE NEXT ONE AWAY. WE TALKED ABOUT IT, FORWARDS HAVE A SHORT MEMORY. FORGET ABOUT THE LAST ONE. THE NEXT ONE, THAT’S THE ONE THAT COUNTS. GUENZATTI TAKES CARE OF THAT.>>Drew: A MOMENT TO GET HYDRATED FOR THE ROWDIES AFTER THEY GO ON TOP 1-0. YOU SEE COACH PATTERSON NEXT TO SEBASTIAN GUENZATTI ALREADY HAVING AN EFFECT ON THIS ROWDIES TEAM. AGAIN, IT IS HOT. IT IS HUMID HERE TONIGHT. THERE IS THE COACHING WITH PARTS SON, GUENZATTI. YOU SEE COACH PATTERSON PUMPED UP. THAT’S WHYE WAS BROUGHT HERE TO TAMPA BAY. GUENZATTI, HIS FIRST GOAL HERE AT HOME AT AL LANG STADIUM. RIGHT NOW.LOOKING VERY CONFIDEN->>Eddie: WHAT A GREAT TIMING FOR GUNS TO PUT HIS FOURTH INDIVIDUAL GOAL IN. HE HAD A HAT TRICK. THIS HIS FOURTH GOAL. A FORWARD FINDING THE BACK OF THE NET. HE MADE SOME GREAT RUNS. A COUPLE OF NEAR-POST RUNS. NOW THAT BALL, GREAT BALL, POKU FINDS HIM ON THE GROUND. WHAT A GREAT TURN. TOOK A TOUCH TO THE OUTSIDE. THE REST IS HISTORY.>>Drew: THE TEAM ROLLING COMING HERE TO LAMED. POKU OUT OF GHANA. THE ROWDIES EXPECTING MORE FROM HIM. HE HAD A GOAL HERE AT HOME. YOU CAN SEAL WHAT A DIFFERENCEMAKER HE CAN BE. HE IS SO PHYSICAL. STARTING TO MESH WITH HIS TEAMMATES. YOU CAN PUT GREAT TEAMMATES ON THE PITCH BUT GETTING THEM TO MESH IS ANOTHER STORY. LOOK AT GUENZATTI ONE MORE TIME.>>Eddie: POKU PICKS THE PLAYER. GUNS CHECKS, TURNS. WHAT A GREAT FINISH ON THE GROUND. GREAT JOB BETWEEN POKU AND GUENZATTI.>>Drew: JOE COLE NOT IN THE STARTING 11 TONIGHT OR TAMPA BAY. COULD SEE HIMMATOR LATER. ROWDIES HAVE BEEN A DIFFERENT TEAM WHEN SESM NOT A PART OF THE THAT STARTING LINEUP TOP GET A GOAL WITH HIM ON THE BENCH IS BIG THINGS.>>Eddie: THE TIMING IS GREAT FOR THE ROWDIES. YOU SEE HIM TALKING TO NEILL COLLINS, THE HEAD COACH. YOU CAN ALWAYS BRING HIM IN AND HE WILL BRING YOU THAT EXPERIENCE. SWITCH THE POINTS OF ATTACK. TRULY KEEP THE BALL.>>Drew: WHAT’S UP, HEATHER?>>Heather: THE ROWDIES WERE ANXIOUS TO GET THAT WATER BREAK OVER WITH. AFTER THEY CAME TO THE SIDELINES, DRANK WATER, GOT COOL WASH CLOTHS ON THE BACK OF THEIR NECK, THEY WERE OUT 30 SECONDS BEFORE ATLANTA UNITED 2 BROKE THEIR HUDDLE AND CAME BACK ON THE FIELDS. THE ROWDIES WANTING TO PLAY OFF THAT MOMENTOUS. THAT WATER BREAK SLOWED THINGS DOWN ON THE FIELD. GUYS?>>Drew: THIS IS A HUNGRY TEAM. WE HAD A CHANCE TO OBSERVE YESTERDAY TRAINING AS THEY GET READY FOR THIS HOME MATCH, EDDIE. IT TOOK A LITTLE MORE TIME THAN USUAL ON THE PITCH AT AL LANG STADIUM. THEY PLAYED THROUGH THE HARD RAIN AS WELL DURING A FRIDAY MORNING TRAINING SESSION. THIS IS A TEAM THAT WANTS TO PUT IN THE EXTRA WORK.>>Eddie: DREW, YOU AND I WERE TALKING THROUGH THE SEASON, THEY ARE USED TO HUMIDITY. NORTHERN TEAMS, JUSTIFY THE INTENSITY THEY WITH. THEY ARE IEWFERLINGSED TO TRAINING AT THIS INTENSITY IN PRACTICE. THEY DON’T WANTS TO BREAK. THEY ARE TRYING TO GET THE SECOND GOAL AS SOON AS THEY CAN TO GET THE SCORE AGAINST THIS ATLANTA UNITED 2 TEAM.>>Drew: YOU’RE WATCHING TAMPA BAY ROWDIES SOCCER, DREW FELLIOS, EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, HEATHER DONNELLY. HIT US UP ON TWITTER THROUGHOUT THE BROADCAST. FABULOUS TELEVISION CREW WE ARE BRINGING YOU THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS THROUGHOUT THE 2018 SEASON. IT HAS BEEN DEFINITELY FUN, THIS MATCH AND TWO MORE LEFT TO GO. ROWDIES TRYING TO RALLY HERE LATELY IN THE SEASON AND CHALLENGE FOR THE EIGHTH PLAYOFF SPOT. HERE IS BARAJAS. ATLANTA. TRYING TO CONTROL HERE. RUTHVEN SENDS IT FORWARD. ROWDIES NOW WITH PORTILLOS. ZAC PORTILLOS LOOKS REALLY CRISP TONIGHT WITH THE BALL AT HIS FEET. WE’LL SEND IT BACK TO VEGA. WE CONTINUE HERE IN THE 35th MINUTE.>>Eddie: THIS IS WHEN THE ROWDIESHAVE TO BE SMART ABOUT PICKING YOUR TIME WHEN YOU WANT TO GO FORWARDS. IF NOT, YOU POSSESS THE BALL. YOU HAVE TO SCORE. RIGHT NOW YOU ARE WORKING ON THE TIME. THEY WOULD LOVE TO GO TO A HALF-TIME BREAK WITH ANOTHER GOAL. RIGHT NOW IT’S GOOD THEY ARE UP 1-0. KEEP THE BALL AND THE TOMP OF THE GAME — THE TEMPO OF THE GAME AND PICK AND CHOOSE WHEN TO GO FORWARD.>>Drew: POKU WITH AN EARLY ASSIST IN THIS MATCH. PLACE IT ON THE GROUND. ATLANTA WILL TOSS IT IN ON THE FAR SIDE. GOLD TOGETHER THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER. HERE AT AL LANG STADIUM. SEPTEMBER CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. THE ROWDIES PLAYING FOR A CAUSE. PROCEEDS FROM TONIGHT GOING TO THE BENJAMIN GILKEY FUNDS FOR INNOVATIVE PATRIOTIC CANCER. JUST A GREAT ORGANIZATION. A ROWDIES’ WIN WILL BE THAT MUCH MORE SWEET. PORTILLOS AND COMPANY WILL ATTACK. IT WILL GO OUT OF BOUNDS. ANOTHER CORNER KICK COMING UP. LET’S SENDS IT DOWN TO HEATHER.>>Heather: GUYS, THE GOLD TOGETHER IS ALWAYS A SPECIAL TIME FOR THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES. THIS IS SOMETHING THEY HAVE BEEN DOING SINCE 2015 WHEN THEY GOT TOGETHER WITH CANCER SURVIVR COLE EICHER. HE INDRUMP STARRED THIS WHOLE — JUMP STARTED THIS WHOLE THING. THE ROWDIES RAISED OVER $200,00. IT’S BEEN APPEAR GREAT PARTNERSHIP OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS.>>Drew: IT CERTAINLY HAS. CORNER KICK TAKEN. ODURO COMES UP. ODURO WILL GET A RIGHT FOOT ON IT. DEFLECTED TOP OF THE 18. DIAKITÉ ABLE TO RECOVER. ROWDIES RELENTLESS WITH THE PRESSURE TONIGHT. KISSIEDOU TRYING TO WIN IT BACK. CAN’T DO. IT OCCUR ONCE AGAIN CONTROLLING THINGS.>>Eddie: ODURO DOES SUCH A GOOD JOB AT THE DEFENSIVE CENTER MID. ALSO DIRECTION AND SWITCHES THE POINT OF ATTACK SO WELL. HE IS NEVER PANICKED WITH THE BALL. YOU SEE HIM WITH TRAFFIC IN THE MIDDLE. COOL, CALM AND COLLECTED ALL THE TIME.>>Drew: BACK TO WHAT HEATHER WAS SAY BEING COLE EICHER WHAT AN INSPIRATION HE HAS BEEN OVER THE YEARS. WE HAVE SEEN CASES OF OTHER ORGANIZATIONS — TAMPA BAY ATTACKING ONCE AGAIN. THE BALL WILL GET AWAY. SHOULD BE ANOTHER CORNER HERE COMING UP FOR THE ROWDIES. THE COLE EICHER STORY, TOUCHING EVERYBODY SNIEMPLE THE TAMPA BAY LOCKER ROOM. COLE RIGHT NOW JUST DOING GREAT AS WE GET READY FOR ANOTHER ASHLEY HOME STORE CORNER KICK.>>Eddie: GEORGI HRISTOV WITH A FLICK. HE TAKES A SHOT, DEFLECTION. ANOTHER CORNER KICK FOR THE ROWDIES. TAKU. RIGHT FOOT IN-SWINGER.>>Drew: TAKU LOW INTO THE HANDLE OF HILDEBRANDT.>>Eddie: GEORGI HRISTOV GOT HIS HEAD ON THAT. GEORGI HRISTOV IS DUE FOR ANOTHER GOAL HERE AT HOME. DEFINITELY A FAN FAVORITE.>>Drew: LOOK FOR IT TO BE ANOTHER HRISTOV DAY. WE HAVEN’T HAD ONE IN QUITE A WHILE. A LOT OF TIME AND SPACE TO WORK WITH. KISSIEDOU EXTREMELY SKILLED. THE ATLANTA ORGANIZATION, THIS IS BLASTED HIGH OVER EVERYBODY.>>Eddie: BARAJAS FROM 35 OUT. DEFLECTION FROM ONE OF THE DEFENDERS. THE REFEREE FINALLY CALLS IT FOR A CORNER KICK.>>Drew: KIDS HAVING FUN AS USUAL ALONG THAT BERM. GOOD POSITION NOW. KUNGA, A GUY YOU SOMEWHERE TO WATCH OUT FOR, NO. 23. GOOD HOOK ON. IT HEADER WAS ON THAT TIME. TAKEN AGAIN. KNOCKED AROUND ON THE 18. ROWDIES TRY TO CLEAR IT. WELL PLAYED BY ATLANTA. WE’LL HAVE A WHISTLE. THAT WILL GO THE ROWDIES WAY VEGA WAS UPSET. A LITTLE LACKADAISICAL BY TAMPA BAY.>>Eddie: THE REFEREE BLUFF THE WHISTLE AND SANDOVAL MADE CONTACT WITH DIAKITÉ, ACTUALLY. ONCE AGAIN, YOU CAN SEE THE CHALLENGE HERE. THE ELBOW ON GEORGI HRISTOV. THE REFEREE CALLS IT A.J. COCHRAN WITH THE FOUL.>>Drew: THE 41st MINUTE HERE. ROWDIES TRYING TO KEEP THIS ATLANTA TEAM UNDER WRAPS. VEGA A LITTLE CONCERNED OVER THE LAST FEW SEQUENCES. STILL SCORELESS. 1-0. ROWDIES ON TOP. BALL SENT DOWN. HRISTOV TRYING TO GET TO IT. GEORGI HRISTOV NEARLY MAKING A PLAY. HILDEBRANDT PRACTICALLY KICKING IT OUT OF BOUNDS.>>Eddie: TALKING WITH ONE OF THE DEFENDERS FROM ATLANTA UNITED 2. ALMOST PUT GEORGI HRISTOV THROUGH. SAW JOE COLE CAPITALIZE ON A SIMILAR GIVE AWAY EARLIER THIS SEASON IN THE BIG WIN AGAINST REAL. KUNGA. KUNGA WITH GOOD HUSTLE. ODURO, A LITTLE BETTER THAT TIME. COMING OUT WITH IT.>>Eddie: YOU SEE THE BATTLE AGAINST GORSKIE AND KISSIEDOU. KUNGA AS WELL IN THAT PART OF THE FIELD. ROWDIES SCORED THEIR 37th GOAL IN THE 2018 SEASON. GUENZATTI DOING THE HONORS. PORTILLOS NOW. CONTROLLING POSSESSION WITH MORAD. JUST HOLDING THINGS UP. PORTILLOS AGAIN. A LITTLE TIGHTER, YOU CAN SEE ON THAT LEFT SIDE. HE CREATED SOME ISSUES. POKU WITH A NICE LITTLE FLICK. ON SIDE. JUST OVER THE GOAL.>>David: WAS CALLED OFFSIDE.>>Drew: IT WAS OFFSIDE.>>Eddie: GREAT RUN. GUENZATTI JUST — JUST OFFSIDE. GREAT TIMING, THOUGH. EVEN A BETTER DELIVERY RIGHT HERE BY POKU. ONCE AGAIN, YOU SEE HIM SLIGHT OFFSIDE.>>Drew: THE FLAG DID GO UP THAT TIME. SEARCHING FOR IT OWE THAT FAR SIDE. WITH ALL THE GOLD T SNIRTS THE STANDS ON THAT FAR SIDE, TOUGH TO LOCATE THAT YELLOW FLAG, EDDIE, WHEN IT GOES UP.>>Eddie: GREAT JOB OF OUR CAMERA CREW WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE THREE IN THE BACK FROM ATLANTA UNITED. YOU SEE THE SIZE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DIAKITÉ AND KUNGA AND KISSIEDOU.>>Drew: 34th MINUTE. SOLID FIRST HALF OF WORK PUT IN BY THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES. THAT’S ODURO ON THE GROUND RIGHT NOW. HE HAS BEEN GOING AT IT WITH KISSIEDOU OVER THE PAST 10 MINUTES.>>Eddie: THERE IT GUESS, THE FIRST YELLOW CARD. KISSIEDOU. YOU SEE, THERE YOU GO. HE GOT RID OF THE BALL THAT IS DEFINITELY CONTACT AFTER ODURO HAD GIVEN THE BALL UP ALREADY.>>Drew: WILL HAVE IT NOW AS WE WIND DOWN THINGS HERE IN THE FIRST HALF. BUSY HERE AT AL LANG STADIUM. ROWDIES TRYING TO CLOSE IN. VINGAARD, NICE PASS. HRISTOV. ANOTHER SHOT. HILDEBRANDT SOMEHOW ABLE TO DENY IT. ODURO COMING UP TRYING TO CONTINUE THE PLAY. THE WHISTLE WILL BLOW FOR ANOTHER FOUL.>>Eddie: GREAT JOB BY THE ROWDIES. HOW ABOUT POKU WITH THAT LASER FROM OUTSIDE THE BOX. DIAKITÉ. HE IS NOT HAPPY WITH THAT CALL.>>Drew: DIAKITÉ WITH WORDS. COOLER HEADS NEED TO PREVAIL. APPEAR YELLOW WILL BE ISSUED TO DOMINIC ODURO. I BELIEVE HE WILL HAVE TO SIT OUT THE NEXT CONTEST. HE IS HITTING ON THE FOURTH YELLOW. THAT WILL CERTAINLY PROVE CRITICAL MOVING FORWARD FOR THE ROWDIES. HERE IS ONE MORE LOOK. I THINK THAT’S ONE OF THOSE CALLS THAT I THINK THE CONVINCING BY ATLANTA, A BIG REASON THE YELLOW COMES OUT.>>Eddie: IT’S CLEATS UP. HE IS REACHING OUT SHOWING THE BOTTOM OF HIS CLEATS. BARAJAS DID A GOOD JOB SELLING IT. THEY ARE CHECKING HIS CHEST WHERE THE CONTACT HAPPENED IN HIS LEFT FOOT.>>Drew: THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE HE GOT THE YELLOW, NOW HE CAN GET UP.>>Drew: THREE MINUTES OF EXTRA TIME HERE IN THE FIRST HALF. IT’S BEEN A PRETTY CLEAN FIRST HALF OF ACTION UNTIL THAT LAST SEQUENCE. YOU SAW THINGS START TO GET A LITTLE CHIPPY.>>Eddie: I DON’T KNOW WHAT MORE HE WANTS. ODURO GOT A YELLOW ALREADY. NOW IT’S A PLAY FOR A RED CARD. LET’S NOT FORGET, ODURO, THEY HAVE BEEN TAKING TURNS SINCE GETTING UP THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD. A LITTLE FRUSTRATION ON HIS PART. IT HAPPENS.>>Drew: THRM IS COACH DONNELLY. HE HAD A NICE CHAT WITH NEILL COLLINS BEFORE TONIGHT’S CONTEST. LOTS OF MUTUAL RESPECT BETWEEN THESE TWO TEAMS. IT WILL GET COMPETITIVE HERE AS WE APPROACH THE SECOND HALF OF PLAY. DIAKITÉ TRYING TO SHIELD OFF SANDOVAL. GOAL KICK COMING UP. LAURENT KISSIEDOU WITH THE OUT-SWINGER HERE. THAT WILL BE A THROW-IN. SHAWN NICKLAW WILL TOSS IT IN.>>Eddie: ATLANTA UNITED ARE TAKING THEIR TIME FOR A TEAM DOWN 1-0.>>Drew: NICKLAW ONCE MORE. KISSIEDOU. GOING OUT THERE WITH HIM. PORTILLOS COMES OVER. ROWDIES’ BALL. JUST LIKE THAT. ONE LITTLE PLAY, EDDIE. ALL OF A SUDDEN THINGS START TO GET FOULED UP ON THE INTENSITY METER.>>Eddie: ONE TACKLE CAN ESCALATE AND THEN BEFORE YOU KNOW IT SOMEBODY GETS A YELLOW. THINGS ADD UP AND ADD UP. BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, WE HAVE SEEN FOUR REDS SO FAR THIS YEAR.>>Drew: HERE WE ARE SECONDS AWAY FROM CONCLUDING THIS FIRST HALF OF ACTION. COMING UP FOR YOU AT THE HALF, NEWS AND NOTES FROM AROUND THE USL. A GAME OF FORLS WITH KELSI STEELE AND FOREST LASSO COMING UP AT HALF TIME HERE FROM AL LANG STADIUM. ROWDIES WITH 1-0 LEAD BEHIND THE GOAL FROM SEBASTIAN GUENZATTI. HIS FOURTH OF THE SEASON. HE WILL SEND IT FORWARD. I THINK THE ROWDIES CAN GET ONE MORE CHANCE BEFORE HALF-TIME. BE CAREFUL NOT A MAKE A CRITICAL MISTAKE. A PLAYER GOING DOWN FOR ATLANTA. HE WILL GET UP QUICKLY. KUNGA. ODURO. PORTILLOS. GOOD JOB KEEPING THE BALL. TRYING TO MOVE UP AND AVOID THAT TOUCH LINE. KUNGA INVADING HIS SPACE. IT SHOULD BE — THEY WILL SET IT DOWN.>>Eddie: THEY CALLED ALREADY.>>Drew: THAT LOGICAL DOLL IT FOR THE FIRST FRAME. AS THE ROWDIES WILL TAKE A 1-0 LEAD INTO HALF-TIME. INTERESTING MOMENTS TO CLOSE THE HALF. SEND IT DOWN TO HEATHER.>>Heather: COACH, YOU’RE DOWN BY A GOAL AT THE HALF. YOU STARTED OUT STRONG WITH SOLID POSSESSIONS AND GOOD OPPORTUNITY. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR TEAM’S PERFORMANCE SO FAR?>>I THINK IT’S REALLY INCONSISTENT, HONESTLY. INCONSISTENT DEFENSIVELY IN THE ATTACKING HALF. IT’S NOT A BAD EFFORT. BUT IT’S NOT WHAT WE ARE CAPABLE OF.>>Heather: THANKS, COACH. GUYS.>>Drew: ROWDIES WITH A 1-0 LEAD. THE GOAL FROM SEBASTIAN GUENZATTI. HALF-TIME FESTIVITIES COMING UP FROM AL LANG STADIUM IN JUST A MOMENT.>>Drew: HALF TIME HERE. 1-0 IN DOWNTOWN ST. PETE. KIDS HAVING A GREAT TIME TONIGHT WATCHING THE ROWDIES WIN THROUGH THE FIRST 45 MINUTES AND CHANGE. GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US. DREW FELLIOS ALONGSIDE MLS AND LIGA MX STAR EDDIE RODRIGUEZ.>>Eddie: PUT THE BALL IN THE BACK OF THE NET. THEY ARE PLAYING GOOD SOCCER. THEY ARE FINDING SUCCESS OUT OF THE FLANKS. ESPECIALLY TAKU, A COUPLE OF GREAT CROSSES.>>Drew: JOE COLE NOT IN THE 11. IT HAS NOT AFFECTED THE ROWDIES UP TO THIS POINT. ROWDIES LOOKED PRETTY CRISP OFFENSIVELY. ODURO MAKING SEVERAL GREAT PLAYS. ZAC PORTILLOS, THE CAPTAIN, ALSO GETTING THINGS DONE. ROWDIES GETTING A FEW GOOD ONES ON FRAME. GREAT BALL BY PORTILLOS. VINGAARD JUST KNOCKING ON THE DOOR FOR THE ROWDIES.>>Drew: KISSIEDOU, HE HAD A FEW GOOD CHANCES. VEGA LETTING HIS BACKLINE HAVE IT AFTER A FEW GOOD SEQUENCES BY ATLANTA UNITED 2. THIS WAS THE ONE.>>Eddie: GREAT CHANCE. TAKU LOOKING FOR GEORGI HRISTOV. GUENZATTI PUSHED THE BALL OVER THE GOAL. CANNOT BELIEVE IT.>>Drew: JUST A FEW MINUTES LATER. POSTING UP. GUENZATTI TURNS AROUND AND BANKS IT IN FAR POST.>>Eddie: IT STARTS WITH POKU WITH A GREAT BALL. SEBASTIAN WITH AN EVEN BETTER TURN. JUST LIKE THAT, PUTS UP THE ROWDIES 1-0 IN THE FIRST HALF.>>Drew: TIME FOR OUR HALF TIME STATS. HOOK AT THE NUMBERS. RESIDES TRAILING IN POSSESSION ABOUT MIDWAY THROUGH. LEADING 51%. WHAT OTHER NUMBERS REALLY STAND OUT?>>Eddie: SHOTS OWE GOAL FOR SURE. 4-0. ATLANTA HAS TAKEN A COUPLE OF SHOTS BUT NOWHERE NEAR THE GOAL. GREAT SHOTS FOR THE ROWDIES AND THEY ARE KEEPING THE PRESSURE UP.>>Drew: PROUD SPONSOR OF THE ROWDIES. 1-0 THE SCORE SAT HALF TIME. ROWDIES OVER ATLANTA UNITED 2. WE’LL HAVE MORE FROM HALF TIME. HEATHER WILL JOIN US WHEN WE COME BACK. WHO LEADS THE KICKERS IN SCORING WITH SEVEN GOALS. ROWDIES FANS MAY REMEMBER HIM FROM THE TWO SEASONS HE SPENT IN TAMPA BAY IN 2014 AND 2015. TUNE IN TO THIS TV TAMPA BAY ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd, THE ROWDIES HOST THE RICH MONDAYS KICKERS. RICHMOND KICKERS.>>Drew: TAKE A LOOK AT THE STANDINGS. ROWDIES IN 13th PLACE. THREE POINTS WOULD REALLY, REALLY HELP. FC CINCINNATI SETTING THE PACE WITH 63 POINTS ATOP THE LEAGUE. NASHVILLE WITH THE FINAL EIGHTH PLAYOFF SPOT. HERE IS A LOOK AT THE SCORES. LOUISVILLE CITY, 1-0 OVER PITTSBURGH. OTTAWA CONTROLLING RICHMOND. FC TORONTO AND NORTH CAROLINA FC. HOW ABOUT FC CINCINNATI. RIGHT NOW 63 POINTS, 19 WINS. THEY PUNCHED A POST SEASON COCHRAN. RICHMOND KICKERS, WITH 10 TEAMS READY TO KICK INTO 2018. TIME FOR BASKETBALL SOCCER STYLE. AN INTERESTING GAME OF HORSE WITH KELSI STEEL.>>KELSI STEEL HERE. WLET’S SEE WHAT HE HAS ON THE COURT. WE HAVE A GAME OF HORSE GOING WITH QUESTIONS IN BETWEEN. WANT TO GET TO IT?>>LET’S DO IT. OH, ONE GOES. OH, PRESSURE IS ON.>>WE GOT AN H PEOPLE.>>YOU’RE A ROWDIES GUY. THE FAVORITE PART ABOUT ATLANTA?>>SWEET TEAM BARBECUE. ONLY ONE RIGHT ANSWER.>>WE’LL GO WITH JENGA. OH, GOT A LETTER.>>SWEET SPOT THEN ON THE COURT.>>TOP OF THE Q. OH, YES.>>WHO DO YOU PLAY WITH THE MOST?>>IT’S THE REASON I STARTED WATCHING THE NBA.>>GET OUT OF HERE. 5’6″, 5’7″ NOW YOU’RE PUSHING 6’7″ AT 25. WHAT IS THAT LIKE FOR YOU.>>BEING A SMALL GUY, I WAS THE RUNT OF THE LITTER. THEN I STARTED TO GROW. I CONTEMPT IT AS PART OF MY GAME. THEN I REALIZED I HAD A PHYSICAL SIGN. WHEN IT COMES TO THE GAME, IT’S A BLESSING. IT’S A TOOL OF THE TRADE NOT EVERYBODY HAS OBVIOUSLY. I NEEDED THAT.>>WHAT DO THEY BRING YOU GUYS?>>OH, MAN I’VE BEEN PLAYING THIS GAME SINCE I WAS THREE YEARS OLD. EVERYBODY LIKE THE GAME. NOT EVERYONE LOVES THE GAME. WHEN YOU GO TO CINCINNATI, THERE ARE 40,000 PEOPLE WHO LOVE IT.>>YOU REALLY MISS JIMMY. TELL ME YOU GOT A GOOD STORY LIVING WITH HIM THE LAST FEW MONTHS.>>WE HAVE PROBABLY SEEN, WE HAVE ABSOLUTE NO RHYTHM. WILL HATE I’M ITEM THE WORLD THIS. WHEN IT COMES TO DANCING, THIS GUY IS FUN TO WATCH.>>GIVE IT TO THE CHAMP.>>THAT WAS FUN.>>THAT WILL DO IT FOR US. THANKS FOR COMING ALONG. EN AND BEARING THE HEAT FOR US. THAT WILL BE IT.>>Drew: TAMPA BAY ROWDIES TAKING A 1-0 LEAD AT HALF-TIME. AL LANG STADIUM THE SITE. ATLANTA UNITED 2, THE VISITERS. NEILL COLLINS THE HEAD COACH. HEATHER DONNELLY IS WITH HIM.>>Heather: COACH, YOU’RE UP 1-0 AT THE HALF. YOU STATED THE IMPORTANT OF THIS GAME. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE OUT OF YOUR TEAM IN THE SECOND HALF?>>THE SAME PERFORMANCE. OBVIOUSLY AS THE GAME GOES ON, IT WOULD BE GREAT TO ADD TO THE TALLY. THE PERFORMANCE LEVEL STAY THE SAME AND WIN THE MATCH.>>Heather: ATLANTA STARTED OUT WITH GREAT POSSESSION WHAT GAVE YOU THE EDGE LATER IN THE HALF?>>I DISAGREE. I ACTUALLY THINK WE WERE IN COMPLETE CONTROL. I THOUGHT WE MADE THE CHANCES. HE WE HAD A CHANCE AT THE SET PIECE. I THINK THE BOYS IMPLEMENTED. 45 MINUTES MEANS NOTHING. AT THE END OF THE 90 MINUTES, WE NEED THE POINTS.>>Heather: THANKS, COACH. HA MINUTES LEANS NOTHING, GUYS.>>Drew: HEATHER, GOOD STUFF THERE. PAY TRIBUTE TONIGHT FOR A SOCCER ICON WHO PASSED AWAY EARLY THIS WEEK. YOU’RE FAMILIAR WITH THE LIFE OF RON NEWMAN. YOU PLAYED FOR HIM. WHAT DOES HE MEAN FOR YOU?>>Eddie: PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST AMBASSADORS, HE PLAYED IN THE PREMIERSHIP FOR PORTSMOUTH. A GREAT COACH OF THE STRIKERS THAT GREAT RIVALRY BETWEEN THEM AND THE ROWDIES, OF COURSE. JUST A COACH, THE WINNINGEST COACH IN U.S. HISTORY. 857 WINS HE ACCOMPLISHED. THE SAN DIEGO SOCKERS AND THE LEGACY. HE BROUGHT PLAYERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.>>Drew: THE SOCCER COMMUNITY IS VERY SMALL. THERE ARE SO MANY GUYS WHO PLAYED WITH HIM, COACHED WITH HIM, FANS THAT KNOW HIM. HE HAD SUCH AN IMPACT THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES SOCCER.>>Eddie: TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA THERE WILL BE DIFFERENT MOMENTS OF SILENCE IN ENGLAND. LAST WEEK IN MLS AND SAN DIEGO AND DALLAS. HE TOUCHED A LOT OF PEOPLE OVER HIS 50, 60 CAREER, NOT ONLY AS A PLAYER BUT AS A COACH AS WELL. IN THIS LEAGUE, HE COACHED AGAINST THE ROWDIES. IT WAS A GREAT RIVALRY BACK BETWEEN THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES AND THE FORT LAUDERDALE STRIKERS.>>Drew: DANIEL VEGA HAS NOT CONCEDED. DUE, EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, AND HEATHER DONNELLY. YOU’RE WATCHING TAMPA BAY ROWDIES SOCCER ON THIS TV TAMPA BAY. WE BEGIN HALF NUMBER TWO. ROWDIES WITH A GOAL BY SEBASTIAN GUENZATTI. THAT’S THE DIFFERENCE SO FAR. A TAP TO HRISTOV. HE ALMOST HAD A GOOD SHOT AT THE. TOP OF THE 18. ROWDIES WITH A LEAD AT HALF. 6-1-1 WHEN THEM HAVE THE EDGE IN THE FIRST 45 AND CHANGE. ODURO DOWN.>>Eddie: ODURO ON THE GROUND COURTESY OF KISSIEDOU. YOU SEE THAT — OH, THAT ELBOW TO THE FACE. HE DEFINITELY MADE CONTACT. HE HAS TO BE CAREFUL. THAT COULD BE AB STRAIGHT RED RIGHT THERE. THAT COULD BE A STRAIGHT RED RIGHT THERE.>>Drew: GET AN INSIDE LOOK AT LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD FROM A PLAYER’S PERSPECTIVE, THE LATEST EDITION OF “FROM THE PITCH.” uslsoccer.com. ODURO AND KISSIEDOU HAVE BEEN GOING AT IT THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT. THEY WILL CERTAINLY REMEMBER EACH OTHER’S NUMBERS TOMORROW AND BEYOND.>>Eddie: DREW, BOTH PLAYERS HAVE BEEN GOING AT. IT WATCH HIS RIGHT FOREARM. HIS ELBOW. HE MAKES CONTACT RIGHT TO THE FACE OF ODURO. HE IS LUCKY THAT WASN’T A STRAIGHT RED. HE DEFINITELY MADE CONTACT. THOSE ARE THE TYPE OF PLAYS YOU WANT THE REFEREE TO BE CLOSER ENOUGH. UP CAN SEE THE LITTLE ONES.>>Drew: THEY ARE COMING BACK IN. GORSKIE WORKING QUICKLY FOR TAMPA BAY. THIS IS A HIGH BALL. IT WILL SAIL OVER EVERYBODY. AS YOU WERE SAYING ABOUT ODURO. THAT IS WHERE IT REALLY, REALLY HURTS HIM. SOCCER IS A GAME PLAYED WITH THE FEET. IT IS ALSO PLAYED WITH THE HANDS AND THE FOREARMS.>>Eddie: PEOPLE SAY SOCCER IS NOT A CONTACT SPORT. WHOEVER SAID THAT HASN’T PLAIFD AT A HIGH LEVEL. ODURO CAN TESTIFY TO THAT. ELBOW TO THE FACE. ROWDIES TRYING TO SWITCH THE POINT OF ATTACK. TRYING TO FIND THE GAPS. ATLANTA UNITED CONTENT WITH MARKING IN THE BACK. LET’S NOT FORGET WE HAVE GREAT STRIKERS WITH A LOT OF SPEED COMING OFF THE BENCH. GREAT CHOICES FOR THE SKIPPER NEILL COLLINS. JUNIOR FLEMMINGS. THE LIKES OF JOE COLE. JAIME CHAVEZ. RIGHT NEXT TO IT FERNANDES.>>Drew: LOOKING FOR HIS FIRST GOAL OF THE SEASON. JON GALLAGHER THE TOP SCORER OF THIS ATLANTA TEAM. WE HAVE NOT SEEN HIM TONIGHT. GUENZATTI DIVING. BACK QUICKLY IN POSITION. COACH COLLINS SURPRISINGLY THOUGHT THERE WERE NO MOMENTS WHERE HIS TEAM FELT LIKE THEY LOST CONTROL. YOU SAW HIM WITH HEATHER FOR A MOMENT DURING THE HALF-TIME INTERVIEW. INTERESTING TAKE. HE THINKS HIS TEAM HAS IT. IT HAS NOT LOOKED THAT WAY FOR A FEW MOMENTS.>>Eddie: THE CHANCES ATLANTA HAVE WERE NOT CLEAR CHANCES. VEGA OWNING THE BOX. SHOTS FROM 30 YARDS, THE GOALKEEPER WILL HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO REACT. CLEAR CHANCES, HE WASN’T WORRIED. THE FLOW OF PLAY, THE TRANSITION GAME, PRETTY MUCH THE ROWDIES HAVE HAD THEIR NUMBER. IF YOU REMEMBER, GEORGI HRISTOV 1-0 WITH THAT GREAT RUN. GRACE CROSS BY TAKU. LET’S NOT FORGET SEBASTIAN GUENZATTI WITH THE BALL THAT HASN’T LANDED YET OVER THE BAR. HE MADE UP FOR THAT WITH A GOOD TURN TO THE NET.>>Drew: METCALF SETTING UP A KICK. THE OUT-SWINGER. METCALF HAD THAT DUST-UP IN THE FIRST HALF. THIS BALL WILL BE SENT HIGH. VEGA COMING OUT. POKU COMES OUT TO PLAY IT FOR TAMPA BAY. ROWDIES CAN SEND IT FAR.>>Eddie: THAT WILL BE A HANDS BALL. THE REFEREE PULLS IT OUT.>>Drew: YELLOW DEALT THIS TIME. EDDIE, I WANT TO ADDRESS A COUPLE OF THINGS OF FIRST OF ALL WE TALKED ABOUT PLAYERS IN THE OPEN. FIRST OF ALL TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PLAY. WHEN IT’S SO OBVIOUS TO STOP THE MOMENTUM AND YOU STOP THE FLOW.>>Eddie: GUENZATTI WAS WAITING FOR THAT BALL. THE REFEREE DIDN’T HESITATE. HE WENT STRAIGHT TO HIS POCKET FOR THE YELLOW.>>Drew: I’M NOT SURE THE YELLOW IS WORTH IT IN A CIRCUMSTANCE LIKE THAT. THEY WERE CLEARLY BEATEN. ROWDIES WILL HAVE THE CLEAR EDGE. NOW, VINGAARD. SENDS THIS ONE IN. POKU. AS I WAS SAYING BEFORE, WE TALKED ABOUT IT IN THE OPEN FOR THE ROWDIES IN THAT BACK LINE, EDDIE THAT ONE MISTAKE AGAINST CHARLESTON LAST WEEK. HOW DOWELL THINK MORAD PLAYED SO FAR FOR TAMPA BAY.>>Eddie: HE HAS BEEN SO SOLID IN THAT THREE MAN SYSTEM. HIS PHYSICAL PRESENCE IS GREAT. HE IS VERY TECHNICAL FOR SUCH A BIG GUY. COMING OUT OF THE BACK, YOU CAN SEE HE STEPS. ESPECIALLY PLAYING AGAINST PLAYERS LIKE SANDOVAL AND EVEN KISSIEDOU. JUST A LOT SMALLER, A LOT QUICKER.>>Drew: TURNING NOW IS KUNGA. QUICKLY MARKED BY POKU. A PASS THAT GETS AWAY THAT TIME.>>Eddie: YOU SEE THAT PASS FROM KUNGA, THE OUTSIDE OF HIS LEFT FOOT.>>Drew: EDDIE, WE DID TALK ABOUT MORAD FOR ATLANTA. FOR TAMPA BAY, THE PLAYER FOR ATLANTA, JACK METCALF, HE HELPED MUCH IN THE OPEN. HE WAS INVOLVED IN A FEW VERBAL EXCHANGES.>>Eddie: HE IS ON. HE SHALL DEFINITELY ONE OF THE BEST PLAYERS FOR THIS ATLANTA SIDE.>>Drew: ZAC PORTILLOS HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE TONIGHT TRYING TO GET A PASS IN. GUENZATTI RUNNING RIGHT THERE WITH HIM.>>Eddie: A LOOK AT THAT REPLAY. GEORGI HRISTOV WIDE OPEN FAR POST. GEORGI HRISTOV MAKING A GREAT DIAGONAL RUN FROM THE OUTSIDE-IN. HE CHOSE TO GO NEAR POST. THEY GET A CORNER KICK. ONCE AGAIN THE ROWDIES LOOKING TO GO FORWARD, WHICH I LIKE.>>Drew: ASHLEY HOME STORE CORNER KICK FOR THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES. TAKU. ADJUSTING THE MICROPHONE BEFORE LETTING THIS BLAST GO. IT WAS TOUCHED BY ATLANTA. ANOTHER CORNER FOR TAMPA BAY ON THE OTHER SIDE.>>Eddie: TAKU IN-SWINGER. HE GOT UNDER THAT BALL TOO MUCH. YOU WILL DRIVE THAT BALL ADVANTAGE TOWARDS A FORWARD.>>Drew: ASHLEY HOME STORE CORNER KICK NUMBER TWO FOR TAMPA BAY. TAKU, THE ALBANIAN. NICE DRIVE THIS TIME. DIAKITÉ. USING THAT SIZE. HE WANTS TO TOUCH BY ATLANTA.>>Eddie: THE BIG MAN GETS UP. POINTS. BALL AT THE HIGHEST- YOU SEE THE SIZE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIM AND SANDOVAL. MUCH BETTER BALL, THOUGH, DELIVERED BY TAKU. DRIVEN TO THE FAR POST.>>Drew: HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE USL. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE AT U 1-RBGS L SOCCER.com. US L SOCCER.com. YOU CAN WIN TICKETS TO AN UPCOMING GAME OF YOUR CHOICE.>>Eddie: VINGAARD GETS CALLED FOR THE FOUL. 55th MINUTE.>>Eddie: ATLANTA UNITED 2 ARE TAKING THEIR TIME COMING OUT OF THE BACK. NO SENSE OF URGENCY.>>Drew: YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND IF THEY HAD A 6-0 LEAD. GUENZATTI. SCORED THE ONLY GOAL HERE TONIGHT. GUNDZ. THREE DEFENDERS COME OVER TO HIM. POKU NOW TRYING TO GET OUT OF THERE. NICE JOB.>>Eddie: HE GETS THE BALL IN A TIGHT SPACE. RATHER THAN TRYING TO FORCE THE CROSS, JUST HITS THE BALL AT THE DEFENDER, CREATING ANOTHER CORNER KICK.>>Drew: ASHLEY HOME STORE CORNER KICK NUMBER THREE. ROWDIES NOT SATISFIED BEING A GOAL UP. THEY WANT ANOTHER. A BALL AT THE FAR POST. HE CLIMBED THE LADDER TO GO GET IT. MITCH HILDEBRANDT. TAKU, ONCE AGAIN GOT A LITTLE TOO MUCH UNDER THAT BALL. SHOULD HAVE BEEN A DRIVEN BALL.>>Drew: AL LANG STADIUM THE BEAUTIFUL HOME OF THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES HERE IN DOWENLTSES ST. PETE. GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US TONIGHT WITH EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, HEATHER DONE LIP ON THE PITCH. I’M DREW FELLIOS. 1-0 IS THE SCORE. 57 MINUTE. ROWDIES TRYING TO ADD TO THE 41 POINTSEN STILL NOT OUT OF THE PLAYOFF RACE JUST YET. NEILL COLLINS SAYING THAT THEY STILL HAVE HOPES THEY CAN GET HOT IN THE LAST SEVEN MATCHES AND SOMEHOW SQUEEZE THEIR WAY IN. IT WILL NOT BE EASY.>>Eddie: THEY WILL HAVE TO NOT ONLY KEEP ADDING POINTS, BUT A COUPLE WILL HAVE TO GO THEIR WAY AS WELL AS WE GET CLOSE TO THE ENDS OF THIS REGULAR SEASON. USL SEASON.>>Drew: TAKU FINDS THE SPACE. HE LETS IT GO A LITTLE BIT HIGH. THOSE ARE PLAYS THAT LOOKING IN TO NEXT YEAR, I GUARANTEES YOU THE ASSI COACHING STAFF TRYING O ASSEMBLY 2019 ROWDIES’ SQUAD. PLAYS LIKE THAT JUST HAVE TO BE BETTER. THEY WERE BETTER LAST YEAR. THEY HAVE TO BE BETTER NEXT YEAR.>>Eddie: THINK ABOUT THIS, RIGHT NOW IT’S FOR THE TAKING. YOU TALK ABOUT GUENZATTI WHO HAS BEEN HOT LATELY. THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT TO DO TOWARD THE ENDS OF THE SEASON TO GET A CONTRACT FOR NEXT YEAR. YOU TALK ABOUT A PLAYER WITH A HAT TRICK. GOT THE FIRST GOAL TONIGHT. YOU IMAGINE IN THE NEXT GAMES, HE KEEPS PITTING THE BALL IN THE BACK OF THE NET, YOU MAKE YOURSELF AVAILABLE FOR NEXT YEAR WITH IMPORTANCE FOR THE FRANCHISE.>>Drew: ONE PLAYER WEAPON HAVE NOT MENTIONED TONIGHT, JUNIOR FLEMMINGS. HE HAS BEEN THE M.V.P. THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR FOR THE ROWDIES. GREAT OFFENSE WHEN HE IS ON. ALSO HAS ONE HECK OF AN ASSIST TOTAL. FIVE ASSISTS AS WELL.>>Eddie: DEFINITELY TIME FOR HIM TO COME INTO THIS GAME AND BE A PLAYMAKER. BE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS GAME. COMES FROM THE BENCH AND PUT A COUPLE IN THE BACK OF THE NET.>>Drew: SETS THANK YOU. KISSIEDOU TRIES TO TAKE THE SHOT. ROWDIES ORGANIZED DEFENSIVELY.>>Eddie: SCORED THAT LATE GOAL COMING OFF THE BENCH. YOU SEE THEM SCORE IN DIFFERENT GALES. FOR HIM TO USE THE SPEED BEHIND THE DEFENSE. HE HAS BEEN GETTING SO MUCH BETTER. THE LAST INTERVIEW WE HAD WITH HIM HE TALKED ABOUT GROWING AS A PLAYER. GETTING BETTER AS FINISHING. FINISHING IS AN ATTITUDE. YOU HAVE TO SOMEWHERE THE ATTITUDE TO PUT THE BALL IN THE BACK OF THE NET. WHEN FORWARDS ARE HOT, YOU HAVE TO KEEP THEM ON THE FIELD. PAUL CHRISTENSEN, SURPRISED TO SEE CHRISTENSEN NOT IN THE 11 FOR ATLANTA, AFTER THE WAY HE SHUT OUT THE ROWDIES LAST TIME THEY VISITED AL LANG STADIUM.>>SHANNON NOW SWITCHES FIELD. RUTHVEN LOOKING FOR ATLANTA. DANGEROUSLY KEEPING THE WALL THEIR DEFENSIVE THIRD. BARAJAS AND KISSIEDOU.>>Drew: RUTHVEN, NICE TOUCH THAT TILE. BALL STILL ALIVE. ALWAYS DANGEROUS. TRIES TO ACCELERATE. KEEPS THE BALL INSIDE THE 18. IT WILL BE A FOUL. GETS CALLED FOR A FOUL, GRABBING KUNGAEN AGAIN, DANGEROUS PLAYER. KISSIEDOU, SANDOVAL.>>Drew: ROWDIES FANS, THE NEXT HOME GAME SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd, A WEEK FROM TONIGHT. TAKING ON RICHMOND. LIVE ON THIS TV TAMPA BAY. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS OR VISIT MOR T.V..com. HEATHER DONNELLYNER THE PRE-GAME. ALSO JOINING HEATHER DONNELLY, WEEK IN AND WEEK OUT. ZAC PORTILLOS.>>Eddie: DREW, YOU SEE FLEMMINGS LOOKING TO COME IN. JUNIOR FLEMMINGS. SPORTING THAT MOHAWK. HE IS DEFINITELY A PLAYER WHO CAN GET BEHIND DEFENDERS. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE HIM COME INTO THIS MATCH AND BE A DIFFERENCE-MAKER AND ADD TO THE TALLY TO THE ROWDIES.>>Drew: ROWDIES KEEPING IT ALIVE. GUENZATTI ABLE TO GET ONE THROUGH TO THE BACK WALL. POKU. THE BALL SNEAKS IN. HERE IS GUENZATTI. GOT CAUGHT AT THE FEET AFTER DEFENDER.>>Eddie: HE HAD GEORGI HRISTOV FOR THE ONE-TWO ON THE TOP OF THE 18. TRYING TO DRIBBLE ATLANTA DEFENDERS.>>Drew: TIME FOR THE FIRST SUBSTITUTE OF THE MATCH. HERE COMES JUNIOR FLEMMINGS REPLACING GEORGI HRISTOV. SUBSTITUTES BROUGHT TO YOU BY KAPOK MARKETING, PROUD SPONSOR OF THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES. GEORGI FLIRTE WITH A FEW GOALS EARLY ON. DID MAKE A FEW THINGS HAPPEN. YOU KNOW, NO. 10 STILL SEARCHING.>>Eddie: GEORGI HRISTOV DID A GOOD JOB. NOT A LOT OF CHANCES GOING FORWARD. YOU ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS THE PASSES OF THE BALLS YOU GET. JUNIOR FLEMMINGS DEFINITELY A DIFFERENT DYNAMIC. A LOT OF SPEED. NOT AS MUCH TECHNICAL ABILITY AS HRISTOV. HE DOES HAVE SOME GOALS THIS YEAR. DEFINITELY BE A DIFFERENCE FOR THE ROWDIES GOING FORWARD.>>Drew: JUNIOR FLEMMINGS SPORTING THE GOLD HAIR, IN TUNE WITH GOLD TOGETHER, THE THEME THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER. CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. MET CALF THROWING IT IN. METCALF WEARING THE CAPTAIN’S ARM BAND TONIGHT. THE FINAL ROAD MATCH OF THE SEASON FOR ATLANTA. THEY GO HOME AFTER THIS MATCH, THEY HAVE SEVEN IN A ROW AT THE FRIENDLY CONFINES OF COOLRAY FIELD. SEVEN AT HOME. THAT IS WHAT THE SCHEDULE MAKERS HAVE. NICK LAW WILL GET SET TO THROW IT IN.>>Eddie: THEY HAD CONFLICTS WHERE THEY COULDN’T USE THEIR HOME FIELD. SO THEY HAVE THEIR LAST SEVEN GAMES AT HOME. THAT’S A HUGE ADVANTAGE TRYING TO PLAKE THE PLAYOFFS. WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO MAKE A RUN. ATLANTA UNITED WILL UTILIZES THAT IN THEIR — UTILIZE THAT IN THEIR FAVOR.>>Drew: BARAJAS HOLDING IT UP. A STOP IN PLAY HERE. A PLAYER IS DOWN FOR ATLANTA. HE WENT DOWN QUICKLY. STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE BEST IN SOCIAL MEDIA AROUND THE USL WATCHING “OFF THE POST” WITH KELSI STEEL ON THE USL SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNEL. “OFF THE POST” WITH KELSI STEEL. SCHEMM HAD A NICE GAME OF HORSE AT HALF-TIME. ENJOYED IT. ATLANTA GETTING SET QUICKLY AS WELL.>>Eddie: SCOTT DONNELLY SIGNALING FOR A SUB. IT LOOKED LIKE THERE WASN’T A CONTACT. GUENZATTI WAS THE NEAREST ROWDIES’ PLAYER. THERE WASN’T CONTACT. I’M NOT SURE IF THERE WAS A PREVIOUS HAMSTRING PULL OR CRAMPING.>>Drew: KEEP IN MIND, VERY HUMID DOWN ON THE PITCH. IT FEELS LIKE IT’S 100 DEGREES DOWN THERE. WHEN YOU SEE A PLAYER JUST GO DOWN FOR NO APPARENT REASON, IT LOOKS LIKE MAYBE THE HAMSTRING, HE PULLED UP.>>Eddie: GUENZATTI WAS NOWHERE NEAR HIM MAKING CONTACT.>>Drew: SLOWLY MAKING HIS WAY TO THE SIDELINE. I IMAGINE THERE WILL BE A SUB HERE MOMENTARILY. ROWDIES NURSING A 1-0 LEAD. I’M CURIOUS IF A LEAD LIKE THAT WILL STANDS. I GUARANTEE YOU COACH COLLINS AND COMPANY CERTAINLY WOULD LIKE TO ADD ONE MORE GOAL.>>Eddie: THE ROWDIES ARE ARGUING. HE PULLED HIS HAMSTRING. I SAU THE SIGNAL. THE ROWDIES ARE SAYING WHY ARE THEY GOING TO GET THE BALL. THERE WASN’T A FOUL. THERE IS NO CONTACT. UNLESS THE CAPTAIN IS GOING TO DRIVE THE BALL AND GIVE IT TO THE DEFENDERS OR DUMP IT IN THE BOX. THAT SHOULD NOT BE A FREE KICK FOR ATLANTA UNITED.>>Drew: COACH COLLINS GETTEN AN EXPLANATION THERE. THIS BALL SAILS. IT SHOULD BE A GOAL KICK FOR TAMPA BAY. DANIEL VEGA.>>Eddie: I WOULD LOVE TO SEE WHAT THAT EXPLANATION WAS BECAUSE NOTHING MAKES SENSEN YOU SEE CASTRO MAKING HIS WAY INTO THE GAME.>>Drew: CASTRO COMES IN. HE HASN’T SCORED A GOAL THIS YEAR. ONCE AGAIN, TYLER RUTHVEN WENT DOWN. HIS NIGHT IS DONE. TOSSING IN ON THE FAR SIDE. NOTICE OUR GOLD RIBBON TONIGHT OWE OUR SCOREBOARD, HIGHLAND PORTION OF YOUR SCREEN. GOLD TOGETHER IS THE THEME FOR THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES IN THIS MONTH OF SEPTEMBER. CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT THROUGHOUT THIS BROADCAST. A GREAT START TO IT HERE. JUNIOR FLEMMINGS AND COMPANY DID RELIGION ANOTHER GOAL. FLEMMINGS TAKES THE SHOT A LITTLE HIGH. HEATHER, I’D SAY THE MOOD IN THE STADIUM, GREAT TO SEE JUNIOR WITH THE COLD HAIR AND — WITH THE GOLD HAIR AND EMBRACING THIS MONTH OF SEPTEMBER AND WHAT IT HAS BECOME.>>Heather: ROWDIES FANS EMBRACING THIS CAUSE. SOMETHING TO NOTE AT HALF TIME, THE USL JUMPED IN TO SUPPORT THE CAUSE. THEY DONATED $10,000 TO HELP OUT. COOL TO SEE NOT ONLY THE ROWDIES BUT THE LEAGUE GETTING BEHIND IT AS WELL.>>Drew: GREAT STUFF. ROWDIES ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY. RECOGNIZED BY THE LEAGUE. 70th MINUTE. ROWDIES FIGHTING FOR A WIN HERE TONIGHT. TRYING TO KEEP THE SEASON HOPES ALIVE. JACK METCALF LOOKING FOR ATLANTA.>>Eddie: THE QUESTION IS IF YOU ARE NEILL COLLINS, YOU BRING MORE FIREPOWER GOING FORWARD. YOU STILL HAVE LEO FERNANDES, JOE COLE, JAIME CHAVEZ, THE NEW ACQUISITION FOR THE ROWDIES. IF YOU JUST KEEP THE GAME THE WAY IT IS, BRING IN FRESH LEGS AND TRY TO SIT ON THAT 1-0 LEAD.>>Drew: KUNGA, LEFT-FOOTED SLIDE IN. ROWDIES DRIFTING BACK. ANOTHER SERVICE IN. GOT TO BE CAREFUL HERE. ATLANTA UNITED 2 UNABLE TO CONTROL. KUNGA AGAIN WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF IT. STARTING TO GIVE TAMPA BAY A FITS.>>Eddie: TURNING ON THE JETS.>>Drew: HOW ABOUT THAT SPEED, RUNNING RIGHT BY OLIVER SHANNON.>>Eddie: HE IS STILL ON. YOU CAN TELL SELL NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT.>>Drew: HE HAS HIS HANDS UP. HE IS FRUSTRATED AT THE MOMENT. POKU WAS OPEN, TAKU WAS OPEN ON THE RIGHT FLANK. ROWDIES HAVE TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO SWITCH THE POINT OF ATTACK. USE THE WIDTH. EVERYTHING IS GOING NORTH AND SOUTH RIGHT NOW.>>Drew: KUNGA ONCE MORE. TRYING TO STAY WITH HIM. BIG GUARD. HE WILL. IT IT OUT. FEATURING FILMS FROM THE WORLD FAMOUS MGM LIBRARY PLAYING ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT. THIS TV TAMPA BAY THE OFFICIAL BROADCAST HOME OF THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES. ATLANTA THREATENING ONCE MORE. METCALF. CASTRO, WHO JUST CHECKED IN. SWITCHED THE POINT OF ATTACK. KUNGA RIGHT ON THE END LINE. SENDS IT OUT. UP TOP. BALL SHOT. IT’S OFF A ROWDIES DEFENDER. GREAT JOB BY ODURO BLOCKING THAT SHOT AT THE TOP OF THE 18. POKU, THE BIG MAN AMONG THE DEFENDERS.>>Drew: POKU BACK QUICKLY THAT TIME. NOW JUNIOR FLEMMINGS.>>Eddie: THE SPACE IS THERE. ATLANTA SO WORRIED ABOUT GOING FORWARD, THEY WILL LEAVE THOSE GUYS IN THE BACK.>>Drew: JUNIOR FLEMMINGS. DEFENDER GOT TO HIM FIRST. KEEP AN EYE ON SCORES FROM AROUND THE LEAGUE. THE FINAL, PITTSBURGH AND LOUISVILLE DRAW. OTTAWA SCORE AFFECTS WHAT THE ROWDIES DO. AN OTTAWA TEAM THAT TAMPA BAY TRYING TO CATCH. HERE IS A SHOT TAKEN BY KUNGA. KNOCKING IT DOWN IS DANIEL VEGA.>>Eddie: GREAT DIVE, FULL EXTENSION. THIS IS WHEN YOU WANT THE GOALKEEPER TO KEEP YOU IN GAMES. THE ARGENTINA GOALKEEPER. COOL AND COLLECTED IN THE BACK. HE WILL HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO REACT TO THOSE SHOTS.>>Drew: ANOTHER SUBSTITUTE SET FOR ATLANTA. JACKSON CONWAY. HE WILL CHECK IN. HE WILL REPLACE LAURENT KISSIEDOU. THIS IS A BIG SUBSTITUTION. KISSIEDOU WILL HEAD OUT. HE HAS BEEN REALLY, REALLY TOUGH TO MARK TONIGHT FOR THE ROWDIES. ALL SUBSTITUTES BROUGHT TO YOU BY KAPOK MARKETING. I’M NOT SO SURE I’D TAKE THAT GUY OUT.>>Eddie: I’M NOT SURE IF HE IS HURT. IT’S NOT THE SUB I WOULD HAVE MADE. SOMEBODY WHO HAS BEEN GOING AT PLAYERS, CREATING HAVOC. OF COURSE, HE DID HAVE THAT YELLOW. THERE HAS TO BE A REASON WHY. VERY DANGEROUS PLAYER. I’M NOT SURE IF JACKSON CONWAY HAS THE SAME ABILITY. WE HAVE YET TO SEE.>>Drew: AS A COACH, YOU HAVE TO MAKE THAT CALL. IS IT WORTH TAKING OUT THE MOST DANGEROUS PLAYER ON THE FIELD, WHO IS UNDER A YELLOW CARD HERE. THAT IS QUESTIONABLE AS GUENZATTI GETS THE WHISTLE. THEY WILL NOT LIKE THAT.>>Eddie: THAT’S WHAT WE CALL AN ACCIDENTAL CONTACT. GUENZATTI, HE IS WORRIED ABOUT THE BALL. HE CHECKS AND ACCIDENTALLY MAKES CONTACT AS HE IS TURNING WITH HIS RIGHT-HAND. OF COURSE, A.J. COCHRAN SOLD IT WELL UPON CONTACT.>>Drew: JOE COLE WARMING UP. GREAT TO SEE 26 ABOUT TO ENTER THE LINEUP. POKU WILL HEAD OUT IN JUST A MOMENT.>>Eddie: YANK OF ANYONE BETTER 20 COME OAF THE BENCH WITH THE GAME ON THE LINE. JOE COLE THE SKIPPER TO COME IN AND GUARANTEE YOU A VICTORY. HE HAS THE ABILITY TO GO FORWARD. HE HAS HAD SOME GREAT GOALS THIS YEAR. HE CAN WIN THE BAM AT CENTER MID. HE CAN DIRECT TRAFFIC, AS YOU SEE. AN ASSISTANTS COACH WHEN HE IS NOT ON THE PITCH. JUST AS A PLAYER.>>Drew: A WIN WOULD MEAN SO MUCH FOR THIS TAMPA BAY FRANCHISE. A.J. COCHRAN GOING DOWN. THE SET PIECE COMING UP. THAT WAS JACKSON CONWAY WHO JUST CHECKED IN. JACK METCALF WILL PUT IT ON THE GROUND. METCALF, THE CAPTAIN WITH AN IN-SWINGER FOR ATLANTA UNITED. YOU SEE PHYSICALITY OF THIS GAME RIGHT NOW.>>Drew: BIG SET PIECE HERE. 77th MINUTE. THRANT LOOKING FOR A BOUNCE. PRETTY NICE BALL SENT IN. THAT’S NO. 24 MORAD MAKING UP FOR THE MISTAKE HE MADE LAST WEEK. GETTING THERE IN JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF TIME.>>Eddie: JACKSON CONWAY WAS OPEN AT THE FAR POST. CONWAY WAS WAITING FOR THE BALL TO COME DOWNEN YOU SEE HIM IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR SCREEN. GREAT DELIVERY BY KUNGA. LEFT FOOT IN-SWINGER. YOU SEE THIS MATCH RIGHT THERE. DIAKITÉ, SANDOVAL. THE REFEREE IS HAVING A CHAT WITH A.J. ONCE AGAIN.>>Drew: JACK METCALF AND A CORNER KICK COMING UP. METCALF. ROWDIES AGAIN SENDING IT OUT.>>Eddie: HE GETS CALLED FOR THE HIGH KICK INSIDE THE 18.>>Drew: WE’LL HAVE A GOAL KICK. ROWDIES AVOID DANGER. DANIEL VEGA, THE ARGENTINIAN, 13 SAVES COMING IN TO TONIGHT. HE ALLOWED FOUR GOALS IN THE LAST MONTH IN THE NET FOR TAMPA BAY. HIS GOALS AGAINST IS A SOLID 1. THAT’S A LITTLE BIT BETTER THAN CODY MIZELL AND AKIRA FITZGERALD. JUSTIFYING THE LATE MOVE LATE IN THE SEASON TO BRING ANOTHER GOALIE IN. VEGA PROVING THAT THAT WAS THE RIGHT CALL. YOU GOT GUYS LIKE MIZELL AND FITZGERALD. THEY DIDN’T NECESSARILY PLAY BAD, THEY JUST NEEDED A DIFFERENT LOOK.>>Eddie: YOU BRING SOMEBODY WITH HIS EXPERIENCE.>>Drew: DIAKITÉ. ROWDIES WITH JUNIOR FLEMMINGS. HE IS BROUGHT DOWN HARD. OLIVER SHANNON WILL GET A WHISTLE. SHANNON NOT HAPPY.>>Eddie: SEM NOT HAPPY ABOUT THAT YELLOW. HE STOOD AROUND AND WAITED FOR JUNIOR FLEMMINGS TO SHAKE HIS HAND. SOMETIMES YOU THINK SPORTSMANSHIP WILL SAVE UP THE YELLOW. NOT THAT TIME.>>Eddie: EL TRIED FOR IT. [LAUGHTER]>>Eddie: UL SEE FLEMMINGS HERE. CONTACT RIGHT THERE. OLIVER SHANNON WAS JUST WAITING FOR FLEMMINGS, SHOOK HIS HANDS. AS SOON AS HE TURNED, HE FOUND A YELLOW CARD.>>Drew: FLEMMINGS. THE NUMBER ON HIS BACK. ROWDIES IN THE 80th MINUTE. CLOSING IN OWE THEIR NINTH VICTORY OF THE SEASON. FINAL 10 MINUTES WILL FEEL LIKE 45 MINUTES HERE.>>Eddie: THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT JOE COLE WAS BROUGHT IN TO DO. HE WILL SWITCH THE POINT OF ATTACK. KEEP THE BALL. HE IS A CLEVER PLAYER. HE WILL KEEP THE BALL, ONE OR TWO TOUCHES. JUST LIKE THAT, CONNECT THE DOTS. KILL THE CLOCK. GO FORWARD. THE GREAT ASSIST HE HAD ON GEORGI HRISTOV TO BREAK THE RECORD FOR MOST GOALS. IN ROWDIES’ HISTORY.>>Drew: FRANTIC MOMENTS IN THE FIRST HALF. ROWDIES HAVE PRETTY MUCH BEEN IN CONTROL HERE IN THE SECOND HALF. THEY HAVE NOT LOOKED RATTLED. HAVE NOT LOOK SHAKEN. HERE DEFENDING THEIR OWN GOAL.>>Eddie: GREAT RECOVERY BY DIAKITÉ. HE GOT UP AND WON THE GAL AGAIN. HE WENT DOWN BUT TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THAT CHANCE. THE 80th MINUTE, THE ROWDIES JUST KEEPING POSSESSION. KEEPING THE BALL.>>Drew: ANOTHER SUBSTITUTION COMING UP FOR TAMPA BAY. WE’LL TELL YOU WHO IT IS AS SOON AS WE GET WORD. METCALF, NOW COLE. SLIDING. JUNIOR FLEMMINGS. APPROACHING THE 18. FLEMMINGS. LOSES IT. HE GOES DOWN THAT TIME. LIKE HE HAD SOME HELP. HE COULD HAVE DUCKED IT OAF TO HIS TEAMMATES, SOMETHING GOOD COULD HAVE HAPPENED. LOOKS LIKE IT WILL BE LANCE ROZEBOOM. LANCE CAN PLAY A LITTLE MORE DEFENSIVE. THE TYPE OF PLAYER WHO CAN KEEP THE BALL IN THE BACK. IF HIS NUMBER GETS CALLED.>>Drew: THE ROWDIES KEEPING POSSESSION HERE. IF YOU ARE ATLANTA, YOU HAVE TO BE THINKING YOU HAVE TO START PRESSING A LITTLE BIT MORE. IF YOU ARE ATLANTA YOU HAVE TO GO FORWARD. YOU’RE RIGHT. YOU HAVE TO PRESS THE ROWDIES.>>Drew: JOE COLE, SENDING HIM DOWN. HILDEBRANDT PLAYS IT. LANCE ROZEBOOM IS OFF THE BENCH FOR THE ROWDIES. A LONG TIME HE HAS WAITED TO GET BACK HERE ON THE PITCH.>>Eddie: HE WENT OUT WITH THAT SPRAINED KNEE, THAT INJURY EL HE HAD IN A HOME GAME. JUNIOR FLEMMINGS, TIGHTLY, CAN’T SEPARATE.>>Eddie: IF YOUR ATLANTA YOUR CONCENTRATION MUST BE MUCH HIGHER IN THE LAST EIGHT-PLUS MINUTES OF THIS GAME. YOU WANT TO CREATE CHANCES GOING FORWARD.>>Drew: 83RD MINUTE. JOE COLE INTERCEPTS THE PASS. ANTICIPATED THAT TIME. NOW GUENZATTI. THE ROWDIES GETTING NUMBERS UPFIELD. COLE. SETS UP A NICE ANGLE FOR ZAC PORTILLOS. HE IS IN KNOW HURRY. THE CLOCK CONTINUES TO WIND DOWN. YOU’RE IN DOWNTOWN ST. PETE. HUNTER GORSKIE. BODIES CONTINUE TO SWITCH THE POINT OF ATTACK. PLAYING KEEP AWAY RIGHT NOW. THE CROWD SEEMS TO BE ENJOYING IT.>>Eddie: NOTHING WRONG WHEN YOU HAVE A 1-0 LEAD.>>Drew: FLEMMINGS. JUNIOR FLICKS IT OVER. VINGAARD WITH THE LEFT FOOT. THIS IS TAKU. TAKU, THE CROSS IN! SEBASTIAN GUENZATTI HAD IT AT HIS FEET. WILL NOT GET IT. A GOAL KICK.>>Eddie: THE BALL GOES OUT WIDE. TAKU, GREAT CROSS TO THE NEAR POST. GUENZATTI. CONTACT WITH THE DEFENDER. HE IS ASKING FOR A CORNER KICKEN IT’S SO OBVIOUS. LOOK WHICH WAY THE BALL WENT. THERE IS NO CONTACT, THE BALL WOULD HAVE BEEN AT LEAST ON TARGET. WE SEE LANCE ROZEBOOM.>>Drew: WELCOME BACK, LANCE ROZEBOOM. LANCE MISSED 14 MATCHES WITH THAT KNEE INJURY THAT HE SUFFERED AT A HOME MATCH WITH PITTSBURGH EARLIER THIS SUMMER. COACH COLLINS CAN’T BELIEVE THAT LAST PLAY. LOOK AT THAT REPLAY AGAIN. THE COACH DISCUSSING WITH THE OFFICIAL. IT’S THE CONTACT, IT’S A CORNER.>>Eddie: YOU SEEM LAYERS OF CONTACT THERE. THERE WAS ENOUGH OF A CONTACT TO BE A STRAIGHT SHOT, AT LEAST ON FRAME. NA REACTION THERE — THAT REACTION THERE TELLS YOU ALL.>>Drew: HE IS GETTING HYDRATED HERE. NOT MUCH TIME LEFT FOR ATLANTA TO PLAY. THEY REALLY HAVE TO HURRY. HEATHER, WHAT DO YOU GOT.>>Heather: LANCE ROZEBOOM GETS READY TO ENTER THIS GAME. IT’S BEEN OVER THREE MONTHS SINCE HE MADE AN APPEARANCE. HE WENT OUT ON JUNE 2nd. IT WAS AGAINST ATLANTA UNITED 2. HE MAKES HIS FIRST APPEARANCE IN OVER THREE MONTHS, ALMOST COMING FULL CIRCLE HERE AGAINST THE SAME OPPONENTS THAT HE WAS INJURED AGAINST BACK IN JUNE. GUYS.>>Eddie: THE PLAYER COMES OUT AND ROZEBOOM. HE WILL PROBABLY GO UP DEFENSIVELY.>>Drew: KAPOK MARKETING PROUD SPONSOR OF THE ROWDIES. LANCE ROZEBOOM, A GUY WHO IS WELL-RESPECTED AROUND THE LEAGUE. HE PLAYED FOR YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH, THE PITTSBURGH HEAD COACH, EDDIE.>>Eddie: HE WENT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO AND THEN WENT TO PITTSBURGH AND PLAYED FOR BOB WILLY.>>Drew: OLD SCHOOL.>>Eddie: NOW DOING A GREAT JOB WITH PITTSBURGH.>>Drew: ATLANTA WENT TOE THEIR BENCH. RODOLFO da SILVA CHECKED IN FOR NICKLAW. NICKLAW OUT. HE CONTINUES TO PATROL THE PITCH FOR TAMPA BAY. THAT’S A YELLOW CARD. I DIDN’T SEE WHO GOT IT. MAYBE IT WAS JOE COLE. THAT IS THE ROWDIES’ TENTH YELLOW OF THE SEASON.>>Eddie: THAT TACKLE ON ALESSANDRO CASTRO. TOUCHES THE BALL IN FRONT OF HIM.>>Drew: THE BALL TAPPED OUT. ROWDIES NOT COMFORTABLE WITH THIS LEAD. THERE IS JUNIOR FLEMMINGS WINNING IT FOR TAMPA BAY. FLEMMINGS TRYING TO KEEP IT. RETREATING. YOU SEE BARAJAS. FLEMMINGS. TRYING TO SQUARE IT UP. AGAIN, RUNS INTO THE WALL. EDDIE A PLAY LIKE THAT, DO YOU SLOW IT UP? DO YOU PASS IT OFF?>>Eddie: YOU HAVE TO PICK IT UP. HE HAD JOE COLE WIDE OPEN. YOU HAVE TO GO AT IT WITH SPEED AND THEN MAKE A CHOICE, RIGHT-LEFT THAT HAS TO ENDS UP WITH A SHOT. ESPECIALLY WITH THE ABILITY, THE SPEED HE’S GOT. HE HAS TO GET BEHIND DEFENDERS. WHEN YOU SLOW IT DOWN, YOU GIVE THE DEFENDERS THE ADVANTAGE. IF YOU STOP, HE CAN TAKE IT TO ONE SIDE. HE SLOWS DOWN, IT GIVES THE DEFENDERS A CHANCE TO GET IT BACK.>>Drew: FLEMMINGS TAKEN DOWN OUTSIDE THE CENTER CIRCLE. ROZEBOOM. FRESH LEGS. ROZEBOOM. NICE TOUCHES. JOE COLE. ROWDIES OFFENSE WENT SO SMOOTH WHEN ACCEPT IN THE GAME. TAKU. COMING UP, ASHLEY HOME STORE CORNER KICK FOR THE ROWDIES HERE IN THE 89th MINUTE.>>Eddie: HE HAS BEEN DOING, JOE COLE, TO KEEP POSSESSION OF THE BALL.>>Drew: ROWDIES WILL SENDS ONE IN. HEADED RIGHT BACK OUT. HUNTER GORSKIE TRYING TO CHASE IT DOWN. KUNGA. KISSIEDOU THE MAIN OFFENSIVE THREATS TONIGHT. KUNGA ALL ALONE, NOT GETTING MUCH HELP ON THE ATLANTA SIDE. EDDIE, JUST BY THE LOOKS OF THE ATLANTA PLAYERS, THEY LOOK A LITTLE GASSED RIGHT NOW.>>Eddie: THEY DO. WE KNOW THEM HAVE ON THE ROAD. SOMETHING SCOTT DONNELLY WAS TELLING US. THEY CAN’T WAIT TO GET HOME AND GO THROUGH THAT SEVEN-GAME STRETCH.>>Drew: METCALF.>>Eddie: THEY ALMOST LOOK MENTALLY TIRED AS WELL. NOT ONLY PHYSICALLY. REFEREE CALLS A HANDS BALL.>>Drew: SIX MINUTES OF STOPPAGE AS WE GO THROUGH REGULATION TIME. YOU’RE WATCHING TAMPA BAY ROWDIES SOCCER ON THIS TV TAMPA BAY. DREW FELLIOS, EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, HEATHER DONNELLY DOWN ON THE PITCH. THE GOAL BY SEBASTIAN GUENZATTI TONIGHT IN THE 30th MINUTE. ROWDIES NURSING THAT LEAD EVER SINCE. THE PAST 60 MINUTES OF PLAY. HOPING TO CLOSE THIS ONE OUT.>>Eddie: THAT TELLS YOU ABOUT THE TACTICAL DISCIPLINE BY THE ROWDIES. THEY WERE ABLE TO PUT ONE EARLY THEN ABLE TO TAKE OVER THIS GAME. CREATE SOME GOOD CHANCES. THEY HAVEN’T GIVEN UP MUCH IN THE BACK.>>Drew: NICE MOVE THERE AS THE ATLANTA TEAM DOES NOT LOOK LIKE A TEAM WITH ONLY FIVE WINS ON THE YEAR. VERY CONFIDENT HERE TONIGHT. ROWDIES DEFENSE DOING A FABULOUS JOB. ZAC PORTILLOS, A NICE PASS TO JUNIOR FLEMMINGS. THE BALL DID NOT CATCH UP TO THEM THAT TIME. FLEMMINGS LOOKED A LITTLE ROCKY IN POSSESSION.>>Eddie: HE TAKES A BAD FIRST TOUCH, THE BALL STAYS BEHIND. HAD HE TAKEN A GOOD TOUCH, GOING FORWARD, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN INSIDE OF THE 18. THE POSSIBILITY TO GOOD DIRECT. WATCH THIS. GREAT JOB BY PORTILLOS. SEE THIS BAD TOUCH BEHIND. BY THE TIME HE TRIES TO DRAG IT, DEFINITELY CONTACT BETWEEN HIM AND THE ATLANTA DEFENDER. GOOD DEFLECTION BY JOE COLE. FRESH LEGS. GUENZATTI. HE IS PASSING VERY CRISP IN THE MIDFIELD. JOE COLE. HE PLAYS A ONE-TWO TOUCH. JUST CONNECT THE DOTS.>>Drew: HE HEADS IT UP. ROWDIES WITH SOME NUMBERS. COLE CAN ATTACK. SLIDES IT RIGHT. HILDEBRANDT GETS TO THE BALL.>>Eddie: GREAT IDEA BY JOE COLE. MIS-HIT A LITTLE TOO MUCH. HEAVY BALL. I DON’T THINK FLEMMINGS STARTED AT THE RIGHT TIME. THAT’S THE BALL YOU WANT TO GET IF YOU ARE A FORWARD. PENTATIVE BALL. PENETRATIVE BALL.>>Drew: THEY HAVE TRIED TO ATTACK UP THE MIDDLE. IT HAS NOT WORKED. ROWDIES EATING IT UP AT THE MOMENT. TRYING TO ATTACK ON THE FLANKS. CORNER KICK COMING UP.>>Eddie: YOU WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE. JOE COLE DOES A GREAT JOB AT THAT. THE RIGHT FOOT IN-SWINGER, ATLANTA UNITED.>>Drew: JACK METCALF. VEGA COMES OUT. HEADED BACK OUT FOR ATLANTA AS WELL. BARAJAS. TRYING TO SWITCH THE POINT OF ATTACK. CASTRO. CASTRO WILL SEND ONE ON. THIS ONE GETS DEEP. GETS ACROSS THE ENDS LINE. da SILVA DID NOT GET AWAY FROM TAKU. AND AGAIN, THE ROWDIES JUST TOO GOOD DEFENSIVELY. GUENZATTI. WITH ROZEBOOM. ROZEBOOM IN OPEN SPACE. TAKEN DOWN. THE CROWD WANTS A WHISTLE. THEY WILL GET IT. PACK JUMPS UP QUICKLY. THAT COULD EASILY BE A YELLOW.>>Eddie: ABSOLUTELY SHOULD HAVE BEEN A YELLOW. HE TOTALLY TAKES OUT ROZEBOOM, WHO DOESN’T EVEN SEE HIM. HE DOESN’T HAVE THE ABILITY TO PROTECT HIMSELF.>>Drew: HE MARKS THAT SPOT WHERE THE BALL WILL BE. THE ROWDIES CAN MAYBE TAKE A FEW EXTRA SECONDS HERE. DIM GREAT TIME TO TAKE THE BALL INTO THE CORNER.>>Drew: THE CORNER. UNDER 2 MINUTES LEFT TO PLAY HERE AT AL LANG STADIUM. ROWDIES TRYING TO GET THREE MORE POINTS. WINS VICE PRESIDENT NOT BEEN EASY TO COME BY ALL SEASON LONG. EVEN HERE AT HOME. THEY WERE DOMINANT LAST YEAR. KEVIN BARAJAS. HE WILL TRY TO MUSTER ONE FINAL RUN HERE FOR THE VISITORS. BARAJAS, AND NOW THEM WILL HAD RESET. THERE IS CASTRO, COMING IN OFF THE BENCH TONIGHT. %-úG CENTER FIELD. JOE COLE IN THERE AS WELL. BREAKING UP EACH AND EVERY ATTACK THAT LOOKS LIKE IT’S BUILDING. GET FORWARD, GET FORWARD, CAN YOU HEAR HIM SAYING.>>Eddie: A SENSE OF URGENCY BUT IT MIGHT BE TOO LATE.>>Drew: THEY LOOK JUST ABOUT OUT OF GAS. THE ROWDIES, LOOKS LIKE THEY WILL GET THREE POINTS. DANIEL VEGA WILL PLACE THIS ONE DOWN.>>Eddie: VERY NEEDED THREE POINTS AT HOME, DREW. YOU WANT TO MAKE THE RUN AT THE PLAYOFFS, THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO START.>>Drew: BACK NEXT WEEK, RICHMOND COMING TO TOWN. THAT’S GOING TO DO IT. THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES HAVE RETURNED HOME HERE IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER. ON GOLD TOGETHER NIGHT THEY BANNED TOGETHER. AND THEY GET A CRITICAL 1-0 VICTORY OVER ATLANTA UNITED 2.>>Eddie: JUST WHAT THEY NEEDED, DREW. THEY NEEDED TO COME HERE AND GET THREE POINTS.>>Drew: HEATHER DONNELLY IS WITH NEILL COLLINS.>>Heather: YOU PICK UP AN IMPORTANT THREE POINTS, WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS WIN TONIGHT?>>JUST AS YOU SAID, IT’S THREE POINTS. IN ALL, IT’S PSYCHOLOGICALLY IMPORTANT TO WIN AT HOME. FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS. I THOUGHT THE BOYS PUT OWE A FANTASTIC PERFORMANCE. ON ANOTHER NIGHT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE.>>Heather: NOW YOU HAVE A QUICK TURN AROUND. YOU HAVE A ROAD GAME AGAINST NASHVILLE ON TUESDAY. WHAT IS THE FOCUS HEADING INTO THAT MATCH?>>YOU TALK ABOUT IT WILL BE AGAINST US. WE WILL 34R5EU NASHVILLE WHO HAD A NICE TEN DAYS’ REST. IT’S INTERESTING IN THIS LEAGUE. BUT WE’LL GO AND FIGHT AND BATTLE AND SCRATCH AND WIN AS MANY POINTS AS WE CAN.>>Heather: THANK YOU, GUYS.>>Drew: WE’LL WRAP IT UP. OUR POSTGAME SHOW COMING UP FROM AL LANG STADIUM IN JUST A MOMENT.>>Drew: DREW FELLIOS, EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, ROWDIES GET A HUGE 1-0 VICTORY OVER ATLANTA UNITED 2. LET’S GET DOWN TO THE PITCH. HEATHER DONNELLY IS WITH SEBASTIAN GUENZATTI.>>Heather: YOU SCORED THE ONLY GOAL. YOU WERE ABLE TO BREAK THROUGH IN THE FIRST HALF. TAKE ME THROUGH THAT GOAL.>>POKU RECEIVED IT, HE TURNS AMAZINGLY. HE SAW ME WIDE OPEN. HE GAVE IT TO ME. MY FIRST TOUCH WAS PERFECT TO HIT THE VOLLEY AND GO INSIDE THE NET. SO I’M VERY HAPPY.>>Heather: THE GAME WAS IMPORTANT TO HANG ON IN THE PLAYOFF RACE. HOW BIG IS THIS WIN, THESE THREE POINTS MOVING FORWARD?>>IT’S A TOUGH WEEK. WE HAD BACK-TO-BACK GAMES. I THINK WE HAVE TO HANG ON THERE AND GIVE IT THE ALL UNTIL THE END. I THINK WE STILL HAVE A CHANCE. WE’RE NOT GOING TO LET IT GO.>>Drew: SEBASTIAN GUENZATTI. THE COACH TELLING US THERE WAS A POINT WHERE HE HAD TO TAKE A FEW STEPS BACK. COACH COLLINS SAID, “SEBASTIAN, STAY WITH IT.” HE FOUND NEW LIFE LATELY HERE.>>Eddie: IT COMES DOWN TO GOING TO WORK FORWARD. YOU SEE THIS GREAT CHANCE. HE TALKED ABOUT THE CHEMISTRY HE DEVELOPED WITH POKU. HE KNOWS HIM. HE PLAYED HIM A GREAT BALL. HELP THE PERFECT TOUCH AND BURIES IT TO THE BACK OF THE NET FOR THE 1-0.>>Drew: ROWDIES WIN 1-0. WE HAVE MUCH MORE FROM AL LANG STADIUM COMING UP IN JUST A MOMENT.>>Drew: NOW IT’S TIME TO HAVE SOME FUN. JUNIOR FLEMMINGS AND COMPANY SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS. ROWDIES SOAKING IN, GETTING THREE POINTS AT HOLE. 1-0 THE FINAL SCORE OVER ATLANTA UNITED 2. DREW FELLIOS ALONGSIDE EDDIE RODRIGUEZ. EDDIE T WAS A VERY CONSERVATIVE SECOND HALF. NOT MANY CHANCES TO SCORE FOR THE ROWDIES. THEY DID THE JOB DEFENSIVELY.>>Eddie: ON THE COACHING STAFF, YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT, DO YOU GO FORWARD, DO YOU GET THE SECOND GOAL OR WILL YOU EXPOSE YOUR BACK. IT WAS A VERY GOOD PLAN BY NEILL COLLINS. WE’LL JUST KEEP OUR THREECH IN THE BACK. NICE, EVERYTHING IN FRONT. NOTHING BEHIND. NOT CREATE CHANCES FOR THRAENLD.>>Drew: ROWDIES DEFENSIVELY VERY ORGANIZED MOST OF THE NIGHT. MORAD WE TALKED ABOUT. HE WAS GREAT. A COUPLE OF CHANCES. GUENZATTI, THAT GETS AWAY. HE WAS HANGING HILINGS HEAD FOR ABOUT 30 SECONDS UNTIL FOUR MINUTES LATER WHEN HE REALIZED, I CAN MAKE UP FOR THIS. AND HE DID.>>Eddie: POKU FINDS HIM. GREAT BALL TO HIS FEET. EVEN BETTER TERM BY GUENZATTI. JUST FINDS THE BACK OF THE NET. IN-SWINGER TOE MAKE IT 1-0 FOR THE ROWDIES.>>Drew: FORMER NEW YORK COSMO. FOURTH GOAL OF THE SEASON. THE ROWDIES WOULD KICK IT INTO OVERDRIVE PLAYING DEFENSE. YOU SEE THE BIGGEST THREAT WAS LAURENT KISSIEDOU FOR ATLANTA. DANIEL VEGA HAD HYMN MARKED. — HIM MARKED. A DID YOU HAVE DEFENSE TO OPERATE.>>Eddie: THIS HERE, TAKU WITH A GREAT SERVICE TO THE NEAR POST. GUENZATTI TRYING TO GO NEAR POST. 5:00 TAKE A LOOK AT THE FINAL STATS. POSSESSION ABOUT EVEN. ROWDIES HAVE A SMALL EDGE IN SHOTS, SHOTS ON GOAL, 4-1. OFFSIDE NOT REALLY A FACTOR. IT WAS PRETTY PHYSICAL.>>Eddie: IT COMES DOWN TO THAT. THE SHOTS ON GOAL, 4 TO 1. THREE WERE QUALITY SHOTS. THE ONE BY ATLANTA UNITED JUST OUTSIDE THE 18 AND VEGA TOOK CARE OF IT.>>Drew: THE ROWDIES GET THREE POINTS AT HOME. RIGHT NOW SATISFACTORY SAVORING DID-IT-WITH THE FANS. 1-0 THE FINAL AND WE’RE BACK AFTER THIS.>>Drew: GREAT SCENE, FANS WAITING IN LINE TO GET PHOTOGRAPHS. ROWDIES OBLIGING AS THEY DO EVERY SINGLE HOME GAME. 1-8. DREW FELLIOS WITH EDDIE RODRIGUEZ. YOU KNOW WHEN YOU WEAR THAT CAPTAIN ARMBANDS YOU HAVE TO PLAY WELL. ZAC PORTILLOS DID JUST THAT TONIGHT. HEATHER, IT’S ALL YOU.>>Heather: ZACK, YOU GUYS GOT THE SHUTOUT, ESPECIALLY GOOD BECAUSE AN EXTRA THOUSAND FOR THE GOLD TOGETHER CAUSE. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN THAT YOU KEPT THE ZERO AND GOT THE THREE POINTS AND DONATE TO A REALLY GOOD CAUSE?>>IT’S THE CHERRY ON TOP. THAT ORGANIZATION IS SOMETHING WE TALK ABOUT A LOT AND TIE TO HEP. TO GET THE EXTRA $1,000 IS GREAT AND THE WIN, ALTOGETHER A GREAT NIGHT.>>Heather: WHAT WAS IT ABOUT ATLANTA THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO KEEP THEM UNDER CONTROL AND HOLD THEM TO THIS NO GOALS?>>TEMPORARILY WAS A TEAM PERFORMANCE. EVERYONE WAS PUTTING IN THE WORK. WHEN UP DO THAT, YOU CAN GET A RESULT. IF WE GET A GOAL AND KEEP THE ZERO, WE GET THE WIN. THAT WAS AWESOME.>>Heather: YOU WERE SAYING BEFORE WE CAME ON CAMERA, YOU GOT 48 HOURS AND THEN YOU HAVE TO GET ON THE PLANE TO NASHVILLE. BUSY WEEK. WHAT WILL YOU FOCUS OWE INTO THAT MATCH.>>IT’S ALL ABOUT RECOVERY. YOU HAVE TO START TAKING CARE OF YOUR BODY AND GET PREPARED. WE NEED TO GO ON A RUN AND GET A WIN. THANKS, ZACK. DREW?>>Drew: FORMER AKRON UNIVERSITY STAR, JACKPOT. HE WAS INJURED FOR A LOT OF THE SUMMER. HE IS BACK.>>Eddie: THIS ROWDIES ATTACKING FORCE, HE HAD SOME QUALITY CROSSES. ESPECIALLY EARLY IN THE FIRST HALF. HE IS RIGHT, RIGHT NOW IT’S ABOUT TAKING CARE OF YOUR BODY. NEW TRANSITION. RIGHT NOW IT’S ALL ABOUT THIS WIN AND GETTING THE THREE. ROZEBOOM AND PORTILLOS MAKING FANS HAPPY. ROWDIES 1-0. MORE AFTER THIS. 1-0 THE FINAL SCORE. ROWDIES VICTORIOUS OVER ATLANTA UNITED 2. TAMPA BAY GETS THREE POINTS AT HOME. ONE GUY WHO I KNOW IS EXTREMELY HAPPY, LANCE ROZEBOOM, HE SPENT MOST OF HIS SUMMER WEARING THAT BIG CAST ON HIS KNEE. HEATHER TONIGHT HE IS BACK ON THE PITCH. I BET HE IS A HAPPY CAMPER.>>Heather: YOUR FIRST ACTION IN THREE MONTHS. HOW DID IT FEEL TO BE OUT THERE?>>IT WAS A LONG THREE MONTHS. IT WAS GOOD TO BE WITH THE GUYS. SOME RESULTS DIDN’T GO THEIR WAY BUT THEY LEAVE IT ALL OUT ON THE FIELD. IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK FIGHTING ALONGSIDE THEM. THEY PLAYED A GOOD GAME. I WANTED TO HELP CLOSE IT OUT THE BEST I COULD.>>Heather: UP HAVE A STRETCH AHEAD. HOW NICE TO BE BACK HELPING THE GILES ON THE FIELD.>>THANK THE GOOD LORD I’M BACK HEALTHY AND EVERYTHING IS OKAY. YOU CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH WHEN YOU ARE OUT. YOU CAN’T WORK WITH THE GUYS ON A DAILY BASIS. IT’S REALLY GOOD TO BE BACK. TO HELP IN ANY WAY I CAN HELP THE TEAM. HOPEFULLY WE CAN PUT A GOOD RUN AT THE ENDS OF THE SEASON. WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.>>Heather: GREAT TO HAVE YOU BACK, LANCE.>>Drew: GREAT TO SEE LANCE BACK. SUCH A WELL-RESPECTED PLAYER AROUND THE USL. EVEN WHEN HE WAS TAKEN DOWN, I BET IT FELT GOOD TO BE BACK IN THE MIX.>>Eddie: THE PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECT OF GETTING INJURED, SO HARD TO BE OUT. NOW YOU ARE BACK ON THE PITCH. SUCH A HUGE RELIEF.>>Drew: TAKE A LOOK AT OUR LUNAZUL SHOT OF THE MATCH. NO SECRET WHAT IT WAS. THE BIG SHOT IN THE 30th MINUTE BY SEBASTIAN GUENZATTI TO GIVE THE ROWDIES A LEAD.>>Eddie: GREAT GOAL. IT GIVES THE ROWDIES THE WIN AS WELL.>>Drew: LUNAZUL, SHOT OF THE MATCH COURTESY OF GUENZATTI. THE ROWDIES HOPE TO MOVE UP AFTER GETTING THREE MORE POINTS AT HOME. TAMPA BAY IN 13th PLACE. THEY HAVE TO BE IN THE TOP EIGHT. NORTH CAROLINA, NASHVILLE IN FRONT OF THEM. ROWDIES WITH PLENTY OF WORK TO DO IN THE NEXT SIX MATCHES. THESE MATCHES ARE CRITICAL. YOU HAVE NASHVILLE, YOU HAVE RICHMOND AT HOLE. INDY AND THEN ATLANTA ONE MOR TIME ON OCTOBER 3rd. OUR NEXT HOME MATCH IS ONE WEEK FROM TOABILITIESZ. TONIGHT. RICHMOND AND TAMPA BAY. WATCH IT ON THIS TV. JOIN LEATHER AND EDDIE AND IP WILL THE PRE-GAME SHOW. EDDIE, FINAL SHOUTS? ROWDIES, IT’S NOT A PRETTY WIN BUT IT’S AN EFFICIENT ONE.>>Eddie: THEY DID WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO. YOU HAVE TO FIGURE WAY TO WIN GAMES, ADDS POINTS. NOT THE BEST PERFORMANCE, SOMETIMES THE 1-0 GAMES, THAT’S ALL YOU NEED. NOW THEY GO TO NASHVILLE. IT’S GREAT BECAUSE THEY CAN STOP NASHVILLE FROM ADDING POINTS AND ADD THREE ON THE ROAD.>>Drew: GOLD TOGETHER THE THEME THROUGHOUT SEPTEMBER, CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH FOR THE ROWDIES. FOR EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, FOR HEATHER, OUR ENTIRE CREW, I’M DREW FELLIOS. THE ROWDIES VICTORIOUS OVER ATLANTA UNITED 2. WE WILL SEE YOU IN DOWNTOWN ST. PETE. TIME FOR THE MATCH IN FIVE.

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