Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Bethlehem Steel FC: March 24, 2018

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Bethlehem Steel FC: March 24, 2018


>>AFTER KICKING OFF 2018 WITH A WIN ON THE ROAD, ROWDIES RETURN LOOKING FOR WIN NUMBER TWO IN FRONT OF THEIR HOME CROWD. IT’S THE ROWDIES VERSUS BETHLEHEM STEEL, AND YOUR PREGAME STARTS RIGHT NOW.>>Heather: HELLO AND WELCOME. WE’LL BE JOINING YOU BEFORE EVERY HOME GAME WITH HIGHLIGHTS, INTERVIEWS, ANALYSIS AND EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE THE ROWDIES HIT THE FIELD. I’M YOUR HOST, HEATHER DONNELLY, JOINED BY EDDY RODRIQUEZ. YOU WILL MEET OUR NEW PLAY BY PLAY ANNOUNCER IN JUST A LITTLE BIT. IT’S A BIG NIGHT, EXCITING NIGHT, ARE YOU READY TO DO THIS?>>IT’S A GREAT NIGHT FOR THE ROWDIES. THEY HAD A GREAT OUTING LAST WEEK. THEY WERE ABLE TO GET A GREAT SCORE ON THE ROAD. NOW THEY GET TO DO IT AGAIN HERE AT HOME.>>Heather: LET’S GET THINGS STARTED WITH ROWDIES NEWS AND NOTES.>>JIM BLAKE NAMED USL PLAYER OF THE WEEK. THE PLAY TORE LOOK FOR IS GEORGI HRISTOV. HE’S LOOKING TO BREAK THE ALL TIME RECORD. HOPEFULLY HE CAN DO IT TONIGHT HERE AND FOLLOW IN FULL CROWD PRESENCE.>>Heather: IF ANYONE CAN DO IT, IT’S GEORGI. NOW AN EARLY LOOK AT THE EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS. ROWDIES AND BETHLEHEM STEEL PICKING UP 3 POINTS.>>BOTH TEAMS VICTORIOUS, BOTH UNDEFEATED, IN THE EASTERN CONFERENCE, THEY KNOW EACH OTHER. THE ROWDIES AT HOME, THEY WANT TO WIN TONIGHT.>>Heather: LET’S CHECK IN WITHDREW WHO CAUGHT UP WITH HEAD COACH STUART CAMPBELL.>>WHAT’S GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND AS YOU ARE GETTING READY HERE TO TAKE THE PITCH?>>LOTS OF ANTICIPATION. WE WANT TO GET OUT ON THE FIELD.>>Heather: WE ALSO CAUGHT UP WITH THE GOALKEEPERS. HERE’S WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE WIN IN NORTH CAROLINA.>>GOOD PERFORMANCE FOR US. WE ARE HOPING TO BRING THE MOMENTUM HERE. THIS IS A BIG KEY TO ANY PLAYER. GOOD TO GET THE CONFIDENCE AND WE’LL BRING IT IN SATURDAY.>>EXCITED. ON A SERIOUS NOTE, I HAVE TO START WITH A WIN. IT WAS A FORTRESS FOR US LAST YEAR, WE ARE LOOKING TO GO UNBEATEN HERE AT HOME.>>IT’S BEEN A COUPLE OF YEARS WHEN I WORE THE ROWDIES’ JERSEY.>>TO HAVE THE FANS BEHIND OUR BACK, IT’S A WHOLE DIFFERENT ATMOSPHERE. WE LOVE HAVING THEM. THEY GET US ENERGIZED AND READY TO GO. NOT ONLY WIN ON THE SCOREBOARD, BUT PLAY ATTRACTIVE FUTBOL.>>HAVING ALL THE FAITHFUL BEHIND YOU, IT MEANS A LOT.>>Heather: AFTER OPENING THE SEASON ON THE ROAD, THEY ARE EXCITED HERE TONIGHT. THEY WANT TO BE UNDEFEATED HERE. IT’S A DOABLE GOAL CONSIDERING THEY ONLY DROPPED ONE REGULAR SEASON GAME HERE LAST YEAR.>>AND THAT IS ONE OF THE ADVANTAGES OF PLAYING AT HOME. IT’S A GREAT FACILITY, GREAT STADIUM. WHEN YOU GET THE FANS HERE, YOU WANT TO MAKE YOUR HOME COUNT. SO FOR THEM TO GO UNDEFEATED IT’S A GOAL THEY SHOULD HAVE.>>Heather: YEAH, AND TONIGHT IT’S GOING TO BE A BIG NIGHT WITH THE ROWDIES TAKING ON BETHLEHEM FC. CHIPPY GAMES LAST YEAR, 14 YELLOW CARDS IN TOTAL. THERE SHOULD BE A LOT OF GREAT ACTION OUT ON THE FIELD TONIGHT.>>BOTH TEAMS PLAYED, IT WAS A DRAW, 1-1. BOTH TEAMS KNOW EACH OTHER PRETTY WELL, THE COACHING STAFF KNOW EACH OTHER WELL. IT’S GOING TO COME DOWN TO A DIFFERENT FORMATION. YOU HAVE TO GET IT DONE HERE. FOR BETHLEHEM, THEY CAN BRING DOWN A LOT OF THE MLS PLAYERS DOWN. THEY ARE BRINGING EIGHT OF THOSE MLS ROSTER PLAYERS TO PLAY WITH THE ULS TEAM.>>Heather: LET’S TALK ABOUT THE ULS TWO TEAMS. WHILE THEY ARE WRINGING DOWN THE HIGH QUALITY MLS PLAYERS, IT CREATES A DIFFERENT DYNAMIC. THEY ARE NOT TRAINING TOGETHER AS A GROUP ALL THE TIME.>>IT’S A CHALLENGE. BUT THE FACT THAT THEY PLAY THE SAME SYSTEM, THEY WILL COME WON A 4, 3, 2, 1. THEY PLAY WITH TWO DEFENSIVE. NOW KEEP IN MIND, THAT THE OUTSIDE PLAYER IS GOING TO RUN FORWARD. WHEN YOU PLAY THE SYSTEM FROM YOUR FIRST TEAM, THE MLS, NOW THE USL AND IT TRICKLES DOWN, ANY PLAYER YOU BRING DOWN KNOWS THE SYSTEM. YOU CAN TRADE IN A RIGHT FULL BACK FOR A RIGHT FULL BACK. FOR THE ROWDIES IT’S A CHALLENGE BECAUSE THEY ARE BRINGING PLAYERS FROM MLS. IT’S HIGHER COMPETITION. 50/50 CHALLENGES, AND TOUCH WIN THOSE ESPECIALLY AT HOME.>>Heather: TIME FOR OUR FIRST BREAK. WE’LL SHOW YOU THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE SEASON OPENING WIN LAST WEEKEND IN NORTH CAROLINA. DON’T GO ANYWHERE.>>Heather: WELCOME BACK TO OUR ROWDIES PREGAME SHOW. GETTING YOU READY FOR THE HOME OPENER AS THEY GET SET TO FACE OFF AGAINST BETHLEHEM FC. LET’S CHECK UP WITHDREW WITH THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THAT MATCH.>>Drew: THANK YOU. WINS WERE HARD TO COME BY FOR THE ROWDIES ON THE ROAD. TO FOE TO NORTH CAROLINA AND DO WHAT THEY DID WAS HUGE GOING INTO THIS WEEK, THEIR HOME OPENER. LET’S LOOK AT THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST WEEK. TAMPA BAY CAME UP FROM THE GET-GO. LEO FERNANDES ON HIS HORSE. HE’S GOING TO STICK THIS ONE FAR POST WITH THE LEFT FOOT. THE ROWDIES GO ON TOP 1-0 AS THE BRAZILIAN SCORES THE FIRST REGULAR GOAL OF THE YEAR. NORTH CAROLINA WOULD GET EVEN. PERFECT CHIP TO MILLER. AND CODY, JUST OFF-BALANCE. THAT’S THE EQUALIZER. THE PERFECT TOUCH SET THIS GOAL UP. AND MIZELL RESPONDS. A LITTLE CONTROVERSY. WAS THAT INSIDE THE 18? ROWDIES GET A PENALTY KICK AND THEY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT AS HRISTOV RIPS IT FOR HIS FIRST GOAL OF THE LEAD. ROWDIES WITH THE 2-1. SECOND HALF NOW, MIZELL JUST TAKING OVER, DENIED. TREMENDOUS SAVE RIGHT THERE. MIZELL HAD A FABULOUS AFTERNOON IN GOAL. THEN A MINUTE LATER, DJ TAYLOR FINDS THE DEFENSE. BUT MIZELL, ANOTHER TREMENDOUS MENNOUS SAVE. HE KEPT THE ROWDIES IN THIS ONE. THEN JACK BLAKE WITH A MISSILE RIGHT THERE. THAT’S THE CLINCHER. ROWDIES WOULD GO ON TO WIN 3-1, A HUGE WIN ON THE ROAD. AND 3 POINTS TO TAMPA BAY TO START THE SEASON. HOW ABOUT THE NEWCOMER, JACK BLAKE. THE ROWDIES THIS YEAR, THEY ARE YOUNGER, THEY ARE FASTER, WE’LL BE TALKING ABOUT THAT A LOT COMING UP IN THIS GAME, GUYS. SHOULD BE FUN. LET’S SEND IT BACK TO YOU.>>Heather: THANK YOU. A GREAT PERFORMANCE BY THE ROWDIES IN NORTH CAROLINA, NOT ONLY OFFENSIVELY, BUT IN GOAL AND DEFENSIVELY AS WELL.>>THAT’S RIGHT. COURTESY OF CODY MIZELL WHO HAD A COUPLE OF GREAT SAVES AND THAT ALLOWED THE ROWDIES TO STAY IN THE GAME. LATER ON, OF COURSE, GO TO THE ATTACK AND PUT THREE IN THE BACK OF THE NET. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE GOALKEEPER, YOU WANT YOUR GOAL KEEP TORE KEEP YOU IN THE GAME. A COUPLE OF GREAT SAVES. AS WELL, THAT COULD HAVE CAUSED PROBLEMS FOR THE ROWDIES.>>Heather: HOW ABOUT THAT STRIKE BY JACK LAKE, THAT ONE USL GOAL OF THE WEEK. DESERVEDLY SO.>>Eddie: HE CAN STRIKE A BALL FROM ANYWHERE. THE FACT HE TOOK THE BALL, HE TOOK CARE OF ONE PLAYER AND WENT TO THE FAR POST, NOTHING THE GOALKEEPER COULD DO AND AT THE RIGHT TIME, HE WAS CLOSE TO THE 90th MINUTE, BUT THAT SOLIDIFIED THE VICTORY FOR THE ROWDIES ON THE ROWDIES WHICH IS SO IMPORTANT.>>Heather: ABSOLUTELY. IN HONOR OF THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING BREAK, WE DECIDEDDED TO ASK THE ROWDIES PLAYERS WHAT THEY WOULD DO IF THEY HAD AN ENTIRE DAY TO SPEND OUT AT THE BEACH. CHECK IT OUT.>>WHOLE DAY AT THE BEACH. WELL, I WOULD HAVE A GOOD UMBRELLA OUT SO I COULD HAVE SHADE, I WOULD HAVE A NICE BOOK TO ENJOY. AND THEN I WOULD HAVE MY WIFE AND KIDS WITH ME. PERFECT DAY AT THE BEACH.>>PROBABLY BE IN THE SHADE.>>BEING FAIR-SKINNED, UNDER THE SHADE, PROBABLY IN THE SHADE.>>BRING A BOOK, SOME MUSIC, SPIKE BALL, CAN JEM.>>SPIKE BALL, GOING IN THE WATER.>>I WOULD GO JET SKIING. I HAVE NEVER BEEN JET SKIING.>>ON THE JET SKIS, DO THE PADDLE BOARD IN, BANANA BOAT. THINGS LIKE THAT.>>EXTENDS IF THE KIDS ARE THERE OR NOT THERE. IF THE KIDS ARE THERE, IT’S MANIC, BUILD A SAND CASTLE.>>FIRST, EARLY MORNING FISHING. COME BACK, PLAY SOME VOLLEYBALL. GO SURFING. MAYBE NOT ON THIS COAST, BUT SOMEWHERE WHERE THERE IS SOME WAVES.>>DEFINITELY BE AT THE DOG BEACH WITH MY WIFE AND DOG.>>PROBABLY GO TO THE DOG BEACH IF I WAS GOING TO THE BEACH AND JUST HANG OUT, WATCH THE DOGS.>>I WOULD GET AN UMBRELLA, LAY A TOWN THERE, LAY THERE, TAKE A NAP FOR A GOOD TWO, THREE HOURS AND JUST CHILL.>>THERE ARE A LOT OF SPORTS FANS ON THE ROWDIES ROSTER BUT NONE BIGGER THAN SCHAFER THE. WHEN WE SIT DOWN, WE HEAR ABOUT THE DIFFERENT SPORTING EVENTS HE WENT TO DURING HIS FIRST YEAR IN THE U.S.>>Heather: WELCOME BACK. FANS ARE STARTING TO FILL IN HERE AT AL LANG STADIUM. MARCEL SCHAFER TRIED TO GET TO AS MANY SPORTING EVENTS AS POSSIBLE, FOR FUN AND AS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE. NEXT YEAR HE PLANS TO RETURN TO GERMANY. HERE’S WHAT THE SELF-DESCRIBED AMERICAN SPORTS FREAK HAD TO SAY ABOUT HIS FIRST YEAR IN THE STATES.>>I HAVE BEEN TO MANY, MANY SPORTING EVENTS, MANY SPORT GAMES, DIFFERENT TYPE OF SPORTS.>>I THOUGHT I WAS A BIG SPORTS MAN, AFTER MEETING MIZELL, I’M NOT AS BIG AS HE IS.>>OKAY. SO WE CAN WATCH WHATEVER.>>I’M GOING. I’M GOING TO THE STADIUM. WE HAVE BEEN AT THE GAME. THE CARDINALS, ST. LOUIS, SO WE WERE IN TAMPA. ACTUALLY, THE RAYS AS WELL. ON THE ROAD, I WAS AT MANY, MANY BASEBALL GAMES.>>WE SPENT EVEN IN 2018, WE HAD THE USL AND I THINK IT WAS THE NEXT STEP TO WATCH THE MLB AS WELL. WE HAD A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES THIS YEAR ON THE ROAD TO WATCH MORE BASEBALL GAMES. I’M EXCITED. I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.>>HE LOOKS AHEAD OF THE SEASON ON THE ROAD TO WATCH A CERTAINI- KIND OF THING. HE TOLD ME THAT THIS IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY, THIS IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY. WE DON’T DO THIS, WE DON’T DO THIS.>OF COURSE, I’M GOING TO JOIN YOU.>>I WATCHED AS MANY GAMES AS POSSIBLE. YEAH, WITH A JERSEY IN FRONT OF THE SCREEN WITH MY BOYS WITH POPCORN. SO TRADITIONAL AMERICAN. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE MY FAVORITE PLAYER, ELI MANNING. A LOT OF FRIEND WITH THE ROWDIES, BUT IT WAS TOUGH AFTER THE GAME. MY ABSOLUTE HIGH FLIGHT MY LIFE, IN MY SPORT LIFE AS A FAN, IS COLLEGE FOOTBALL IN ATLANTA. THAT WAS THE BIGGEST ATMOSPHERE I HAVE EVER BEEN. AND IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE TO SEE HOW THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL FANS ARE. TOP ON THE LIST, PEOPLE SAID YOU HAVE TO VISIT CHICAGO. I DID IT. I WANT TO GO TO THE WIGGLY FIELD AND WATCH A BASEBALL GAME OVER THERE. I TRIED TO SEE AS MUCH GAMES AND STADIUMS AS POSSIBLE. EVERY STADIUM IS DIFFERENT, EVERY STADIUM IS AN EXPERIENCE FOR ME. EVEN, YEAH, IN THE STADIUM, YOU CAN SEE A LOT. I THINK I LOOK DIFFERENT AT SPORT GAMES, AT SPORTING EVENTS BECAUSE OF MY FUTURE JOB. EVEN WITH THE STADIUM, YOU CAN HAVE A LOT OF INPUT AND I WILL BRING A LOT TO GERMANY.>>Heather: WELL, EDDIE, HE MADE THE MOST OF HIS TIME IN THE U.S. LAST YEAR HERE. WHAT A DIFFERENCE A PLAYER OF THAT QUALITY AND EXPERIENCE LEVEL CAN MAKE ON THE ROSTER.>>Eddie: A PLAYER OF THAT CALIBER, A LONG-TIME PLAYER OF WOLFSBURG, WHAT DOES HE BRING NOT ONLY TO THE LOCKER ROOM AS FAR AS EXPERIENCE AND BEING A LEADER, WHAT YOU BRINGS ON AND OFF THE PITCH. HE HAS ONE OF THE BEST LEFT FOOTS IN THE WHOLE LEAGUE. HE’S LEE SHALL. WE HAVE SEEN HIM STRIKE A BALL. MORE THAN THAT, HE’S A LEADER. I KNOW HE LOVES ALL KIND OF SPORTS AND HE WILL MAXIMIZE THAT TIME. HE WAS A GREAT ACQUISITION LAST YEAR.>>Heather: YOU SAW HIM PLAY DURING THE PRE-SEASON. WHAT IMPRESSED YOU MOST?>>Eddie: HE HAS THE ABILITY TO PUT THE BALL ANYWHERE ON THE FIELD. JACK BLAKE IS ON THE RIGHT, ANOTHER PLAYER WHO CAN STRIKE THE BALL. BUT HE PLAYS ON THE LEFT. HE CAN DELIVER THE BALL, PINPOINT ACCURACY ANYWHERE, CURVE THE BALL, DRIVEN BALL, HE CAN WHIP THE BALL IN, GET A LOT OF ASSIST AND LOOK TO SCORE SOME GOALS.>>Heather: ABSOLUTELY. FOR MORE FEATURES AND INTERVIEWS, BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE ROWDIES ON ALL OF THEIR DIFFERENT SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM, Facebook, TWITTER, SNAP CHAT, INSTAGRAM. HEAD OVER TO ROWDIESSOCCER.COM. A QUICK LOOK AT THE WEATHER TONIGHT. IT’S GOING TO BE MOSTLY CLEAR, 68°, LOW CHANCE OF RAIN, WE LOVE THAT. IT SHOULD BE A PERFECT NIGHT FOR THE HOME OPENER HERE IN DOWNTOWN ST. PETERSBURG. KICKOFF IS COMING UP. WHEN WE COME BACK, WE’LL BREAK DOWN WHAT THE ROWDIES CAN EXPECT TONIGHT AGAINST BETHLEHEM.>>Heather: FANS PLAYING CORN HOLD IN THE PARKING LOT, DOING SOME TAILGATING. WELCOME TO ROWDIES SOCCER. WE ARE JOINING YOU LIVE FROM THE CONCOURSE OF AL LANGUAGE STADIUM. LET’S LOOK AT BETHLEHEM STEEL FC, THEY FINISHED 8th IN THE EAST LAST YEAR.>>Eddie: A TEAM THAT COMES PREPARED, COACHED BY BRENDAN BURKE. THAT’S ONE OF THE PROBLEMS THE ROWDIES WILL FACE TODAY. THEY ARE BRINGING EIGHT MLS PLAYERS DOWN TO PLAY. THEY ARE PLAYING AT THE NEXT LEVEL, A LITTLE FASTER, A LITTLE MORE PHYSICAL, IF YOU WILL. TODAY THEY GET THE CALL DOWN AND THEY ARE LOOKING TO GET A RESULT HERE AWAY FROM THEIR HOUSE, OF COURSE. SO THE ROWDIES NEED TO PLAY THAT GOOD, SOUND, SOLID DEFENSE.>>Heather: THEY ARE COMING OFF THAT 4-1 WIN AGAINST RICHMOND. HERE’S HOW BETHLEHEM SCORED ONE OF THEIR FOUR GOALS LAST WEEKEND.>>Eddie: PHILADELPHIA UNION PLAYING WITH THAT 4, 3, 2, 1 SYSTEM. WATCH THIS INDIVIDUAL EFFORT FROM BEHIND BY DEREK JONES. HE WAS SCORING THE SECOND GOAL. THAT’S JUST A MOMENT OF BRILLIANCE BY JONES. HE TOOK FOUR OF THOSE KICKER PLAYERS AND AS WE SEE TONIGHT, PLAYERS’ ABILITY TO TAKE PLAYERS ON AND GO FORWARD, TRY TO SCORE SOME GOALS.>>Heather: EARLIER TONIGHT DREW CAUGHT UP WITH THE BRENDAN BURKE. LET’S HEAR HIS THOUGHTS AHEAD OF TONIGHT’S MATCH.>>Drew: FIRST ROAD GAME FOR BETHLEHEM STEEL. WHAT’S THE MAIN OBJECTIVE FOR YOUR TEAM?>>BE FEARLESS, PERFORMANCE IS WHAT’S IMPORTANT. JUST MAKE SURE WE APPROACH THE ROAD GAMES THE WAY WE DID LAST YEAR. IF WE CAN PUT ON A PERFORMANCE SIMILAR LAST WEEK, WE’LL BE HAPPY.>>Drew: WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST CONCERN WHENEVER YOU TAKE THE PITCH AGAINST THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES?>>QUALITY. HISTORIC FRANCHISE AND THE PLAYERS ARE JUST PHENOMENAL THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE TEAM.>>Drew: YOUR PLAYERS WERE PHENOMENAL SCORING 4 GOALS. WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE TO DUPLICATE THAT?>>TO BE DISRUPTIVE. YOU CAN’T LET THEM ENJOY THE BALL, THEY WILL RIP YOU APART.>>Drew: IT’S A PERFECT NIGHT FOR SOCCER. ARE YOU READY FOR ANY.>>YEAH, IF YOU CAN’T GET UP FOR A NIGHT LIKE THIS, I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU CAN GET UP FOR. SO WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.>>Heather: LET’S LOOK AT ONE KEY PLAYER TO KEEP AN EYE ON TONIGHT.>>Eddie: FOR THE ROWDIES, THE GOALKEEPER, CODY MIZELL. BRANDON ALLEN IS A PLAYER FROM BETHLEHEM WHO SCORED TWO GOALS LATE IN THE GAME HERE. HE’S GOING TO COME OFF THE BENCH. WE TALKED ABOUT THE MLS PLAYERS COMING DOWN. MIZELL HAD A COUPLE OF GREAT SAVES EARLY IN THE GAME. YOU SEE HIM IN THE 66th MINUTE. HUGE SAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE ROWDIES WERE VICTORIOUS ON THE ROAD AGAINST NORTH CAROLINA.>>Heather: A LOT OF TALENTED PLAYERS GOING TO BE ON THE FIELD. EDDIE AS WE APPROACH KICKOFF HERE, GIVE ME A COUPLE OF KEYS FOR EACH TEAM FOR THE GAME?>>Eddie: FOR BETHLEHEM, THEY HAVE TO BE CLINICAL AS FAR AS FINISHING. THEY HAVE TO MAKE SURE WHERE THEY DRAW THE LINE, THEY ARE PLAYING AWAY OR PRESS A LITTLE BIT. THEY ARE NOT GOING TO PLAY FOR 90 MINUTES PRESS BECAUSE OF THE HEAT, THE HUMIDITY. THEY HAVE TO PICK AND CHOOSE WHERE THEY ARE GOING TO PRESSURE PLAYING WITH THOSE TWO CENTRAL PLAYERS ARE KEY FOR THEM. ON THE OTHER SIDE FOR THE ROWDIES, THEY ARE PLAYING AT HOME, THEY GOT TO COME OUT WITH THREE FORWARDS, PUT THEIR CHANCES AWAY IF THEY HAVE ANYTHING IN THE FIRST 15, 20 MINUTES OF THE GAME, THEY HAVE TO PUT THEM AWAY.>>Heather: HOW ABOUT GEORGI HRISTOV, HE’S APPROACHING THE ALL TIME SCORING RECORD. HE HAS THE MODERN ERA SCORING RECORD. BUT THIS IS ALL TIME. IT WILL TAKE THREE GOALS, A HOT TRICK. CAN HE PULL IT OFF?>>Eddie: HE’S THE ONLY ROWDIES PLAYER WHO HAD A HOT TRICK. FOR HIM, WHAT A TASK. BUT THERE’S A PLAYER THAT CAN DO IT, WE HAVE SEEN HIM SCORE IN PRE-SEASON. HE HAD THE SECOND GAME LAST WEEK AGAINST NORTH CAROLINA, IT WAS A PENALTY KICK. GOAL. A TYPICAL NUMBER 9, A FORWARD. HE CAN STRIKE AT ANY TIME. VERY DANGEROUS PLAY GOING FORWARD.>>Heather: SHOULD BE A GREAT NIGHT TONIGHT. THAT WRAPS UP OUR PREGAME SHOW. FOR OUR ENTIRE BROADCAST CREW, THANKS FOR JOINING US, ROWDIES VERSUS BETHLEHEM STEEL FC IS UP NEXT.>>THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES AND BETHLEHEM STEEL MEET COMING UP NEXT FROM ST. PETE. IT IS A PICTURE PERFECT EVENING FOR SOCCER. THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES ARE SET TO HOST BETHLEHEM STEEL. GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US ALONG STAR EDDIE RODRIQUEZ, I’M DREW. LET’S LOOK AT THE EASTERN CONFERENCE. THE ROWDIES AND BETHLEHEM STEEL, REGISTERING VICTORIES LAST WEEK BY A COMBINED SCORE OF 7-2. THEY WERE BOTH DOMINANT VICTORIES. EDDIE, YOU HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO% WATCH THE TEAM THROUGH THE PAST SIX WEEKS WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THIS TEAM HAS A CHANCE TO BE SPECIAL?>>Eddie: IT’S BEEN A GREAT PRE-SEASON. THEY GOT RESULTS, SUCCESSFULLY WINS. IT’S WAIT THEY ARE PLAYING NO. INJURIES SO FAR. THEY ARE COMING INTO THIS CONTEST WITH A FULL ROSTER.>>Drew: TREMENDOUS TALENT ON BOTH SIDE OF THE SPINACH FOR STEEL AND ROWDIES. HE CAME OFF A BRILLIANT SEASON FROM CHARLOTTE.>>Eddie: EARLY IN THE GAME, HE HAS A COUPLE OF GREAT SAVINGS AGAINST THE NCFC TEAM. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A LOT OF TROUBLE. HE WAS TREMENDOUS, KEPT THEM IN THE GAME AND GO DOWN AND SCORE A COUPLE OF GOALS TO WIN.>>Drew: THEN BRANDON ALLEN, A NEWCOMER FOR BETHLEHEM.>>Eddie: TWO GOALS OUT OF THE FOUR THAT WON AGAINST RICHMOND KICKERS. WATCH FOR HIM TO COME OFF THE BENCH. THEY HAVE A LOT OF MLS PLAYERS COMING DOWN.>>Drew: SHOULD BE FUN, ROWDIES HOSTING THE STEEL FROM DOWNTOWN ST. PETE. AL LANG STADIUM IS GOING TO BE ROCKING TONIGHT. WE HAVE THE KICKOFF COMING UP NEXT. ♪ WHOSE BROAD STRIPES AND BRIGHT STARS, THROUGH THE PERILOUS FIGHT ♪ ♪ O’ER THE RAMPARTS WE WATCHED WERE SO GALLANTLY STREAMING ♪ ♪ AND THE ROCKET’S RED GLARE, THE BOMBS BURSTING IN AIR ♪ ♪ GAVE PROOF THROUGH THE NIGHT THAT OUR FLAG WAS STILL THERE ♪ ♪ OH, SAY DOES THAT STAR-SPANGLED BANNER YET WAVE ♪ ♪ O’ER THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE ♪ [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Drew: IT IS A FESTIVE SCENE HERE TONIGHT AT AL LANG STADIUM. WE GET READY FOR THE HOME OPENER. NATIONAL ANTHEM COURTESY OF MARISSA PETTY, A 12-YEAR-OLD CANCER SURVIVOR. LET’S LOOK AT THE STARTING LINEUPS. FIRST, EDDIE, FOR BETHLEHEM.>>Eddie: BETHLEHEM PLAYING WITH A 4, 3, 2, 1.>>Drew: FOR THE ROWDIES, LEO FERNANDES HAD THE BIG GOAL LAST WEEK, JOE COLE AND JACK BLAKE PART OF THAT MIDFIELD.>>Eddie: ROWDIES PLAYING WITH A 4, 3, 3. JACK BLAKE AND MIZELL PLAYING MORE DEFENSIVE. GOT A LEFT FOOT DELIVERY AND JOE COLE ON THE RIGHT FOR THE ROWDIES. YOU SEE THE CROWD HERE AT AL LANG AS WE SEND IT DOWN TO HEATHER. WELCOME, HEATHER DONNELLY.>>Heather: THANK YOU, DREW. GUYS, TONIGHT, WE ARE ON GEORGI HRISTOV RECORD WATCH. GEORGI IS THREE GOALS AWAY FROM TYING THE ALL TIME SCORING RECORD. IT WOULD TAKE A HAT TRICK. BACK ON SEPTEMBER 21, HE WAS THE ONLY ROWDY TO DO SO. SO TONIGHT, IF ANYONE CAN BREAK THAT RECORD, IT’S GEORGI. GUYS?>>Drew: ALL RIGHT. STUART CAMPBELL, FOURTH YEAR AND THE ROWDIES SYSTEM, THIS IS HIS THIRD FULL SEASON HERE IN TAMPA BAY. BRENDAN BURKE ALSO ON THE OTHER SIDE. THE HEAD COACH OF BETHLEHEM, HAD A CHANCE STUART CAMPBELL, DID NOT HAVE A CHANCE TO HEAR FROM HIM IN THE PREGAME.>>Eddie: HE PUT A QUALITY TEAM ON THE PITCH THIS YEAR. THEY HAVE HAD A PHENOMENAL PRE-SEASON. A LOT OF GOOD RESULTS AGAINST MLS TEAMS. FOR THEM IT’S ABOUT HOW DO YOU CONTINUE GOING FORWARD. THEY HAD A GREAT OUTING IN THE FIRST GAME, NOW THEY GET TO DO IT AT HOME AGAINST A GREAT SIDE FROM BETHLEHEM.>>Drew: LEO FERNANDES, MIDFIELDER FROM BRAZIL, SECOND YEAR AS A ROWDY. HAD FIRST GOAL OF THE SEASON LAST WEEK. WE SHOULD SEE SOME FIREWORKS FROM HIM. THE ROWDIES WITH A 3-1 WIN OVER NORTH CAROLINA FC AS THEY START THEIR SECOND SEASON IN THE USL. WE ARE JOINED TONIGHT BY TOMIKA WITH NEWS THE BOOTH. WELCOME.>>I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS GAME, LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING LOTS OF GOALS FOR THE ROWDIES.>>Drew: UNDER WAY FROM AL LANG. PITCH, AS ALWAYS, SIMPLY GORGEOUS HERE TONIGHT. THERE’S OUR GAME OFFICIALS, LEO LEADS THIS CREW. EDDIE, AS YOU CAN SENSE, IT IS A FESTIVE ATMOSPHERE HERE. THE HOME CROWD IS CERTAINLY GOING TO BE IN THIS MATCH FROM THE START.>>Eddie: IT’S A GREAT ATMOSPHERE HERE FOR BOTH TEAMS. KEEP IN MINE, ONE OF THE CHALLENGES FOR BETHLEHEM IS WHERE DO THEY START THEIR DEFENDING. WE CALL THAT COMING OUT OF THE BACK, DO THEY PRESS, DO THEY STAY A LITTLE MORE DEFENSIVE. PLAYING WITH A 4, 3, 2, 1. THAT’S GOING TO BE CRUCIAL. THEY ARE PLAYING IN A STADIUM THAT THEY KNOW WELL. HOWEVER, FOR THEM IT’S ABOUT LESS MISTAKES. YOU GOT TO TALK ABOUT HUMIDITY, THEY ARE NOT USED TO THE HUMIDITY FOR FLORIDA. FOR THEM IT’S HOW CAN YOU STAY IN THIS GAME.>>Drew: GEORGI HRISTOV NOW. OUR FIRST DEAD BALL, CODY MIZELL IN GOAL FOR TAMPA BAY OUT OF GEORGIA. THROUGH TAKE A LOOK AT JOHN MCCARTHY, THE GOALIE FOR THE BETHLEHEM STEEL. MCCARTHY GETS THE START, FORMER La SALLE STAR AND HAD A GREAT WEEK IN THE OPENER.>>Eddie: OF COURSE, FOR THEM, THEY PLAYED AGAINST THE RICHARD MONDAY KICKERS AT HOME. THEY HAD A GREAT RESULT. A 4-1 WIN. WITH A COUPLE OF GREAT LABEL — DEREK JONES.>>THAT’S A BIG WIN FOR THE STEEL, A GREAT RESULT, FOUR GOALS OBVIOUSLY. I THINK THE GOAL LINE FLATTED THE STEEL, NOT THE GREATEST OF DEFENDING FROM RICHMOND. SO I WILL BE INTERESTED TO SEE HOW THEY GET ON AGAINST, OBVIOUSLY, A BETTER TEAM THAN THE STEEL, THAN THE KICKER.>>Drew: THAT’S A GREAT POINT. THE RICHMOND KICKERS DIDN’T BRING ON THAT HIGH PRESSING. AS YOU SAW, ONE OF THE GOALS BY DEREK JONES, HE WALKED BY AND PUT THE BALL IN THE BACK OF THE NET. YOU CANNOT DO THAT AT THIS LEVEL.>>NO, YOU CAN’T. HE’S A GREAT PLAYER. A FOUL THERE ON FLEMMINGS. HE BREAKS AWAY.>>Drew: GREAT CHANCE FOR THE ROWDIES, FLEMING USING THAT SPEED. TAKING THE PLAYERS ON, GREAT LITTLE TOUCH. TRYING TO MAXIMIZE THE SPACE. YOU SEE THE LINESMAN ONLY TWO FEET AWAY. A COUPLE OF GREAT CHOICES FOR THE ROWDIES. YOU HAVE SCHAFER WITH THE INFOOT, BLAKE, THE RIGHT FOOT, COUNTERPART. FIRST SET PIECE FOR TAMPA BAY. LOTS OF TRAFFIC RIGHT NOW JUST OUTSIDE THE 6. WE’LL DO IT ONE MORE TIME. THIS WILL BE A CORNER KICK.>>Eddie: THAT’S ONE OF THE GREAT ADVANTAGES FOR THE HOME TEAM. THEY HAVE A COUPLE OF PLAY THESE CAN DELIVER THE BALL ON SCHAFER AND BLAKE AS WELL. YOU SEE SCHAFER, THAT LEFT-FOOT INSWINGER. YOU ARE LOOKING AT A COUPLE OF GREAT RUNS, HRISTOV, EVEN COLLINS OUT OF THE BACK, THE BIG DEFENDER.>>Drew: WELL PLAYED THAT TIME, JAMES CHAMBERS, GOT HIS HEAD ON IT THAT TIME FOR BETHLEHEM. ROWDIES JUST OUTSIDE THE 6. MCCARTHY, HE’S BEEN CHALLENGED TONIGHT.>>Eddie: YOU USE THE FRAME, GO ALL THE WAY TO THE OPPOSITE BOX. COLLINS GETTING A HEADER. NOT THE BEST CONTACT WITH THE BALL, BUT GOOD ENOUGH TO KNOCK ON THE DOOR FOR THE ROWDIES.>>Drew: SELECT IS THE OFFICIAL SOCCER BALL FOR THE USL. FOR THE LATEST PRODUCTS, SEE SELECT SPORTS PRODUCTS AMERICA.COM.>>Eddie: THERE IS A HIGH PRESS BY BETHLEHEM. COMING OUT AND PRESSING HIGH. THE ROWDIES HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE TO DO GREAT THINGS WITH THE BALL IN THE BACK. YOU CANNOT GIVE THE BALL, ESPECIALLY IN A DEFENSIVE SITUATION. BEING A CENTER BACK, YOU HAVE TO BE VERY GOOD ON THE BALL. EARLY TOUCHES, PLAYED OUT WIDE AND GET RID OF THE PRESSURE.>>THEY ARE PLAYING THE HIGH PRESSURE AS A DEFENSIVE MEMBER, YOU HAVE TO BE CLEAN ON THE BALL. VERY POSITIVE. AND AS YOU SAY, DON’T GIVE THE BALL AWAY IN THE DANGEROUS AREAS.>>Drew: TAKE A LOOK AT STUART CAMPBELL, COOL, CALM AND COLLECTED, LEADING INTO THIS HOME OPENER. AN OUTSTANDING FULL YEAR AS ROWDIES HEAD COACH LAST SEASON AND MADE A SEAMLESS TRANSITION FROM PLAYER TO COACH. A LITTLE TOO FAR FOR HRISTOV THAT TIME AS THE WHISTLE BLOWS.>>IT’S A GREAT IDEA. BALL PLAYED DOWN INTO THE SPACE. GEORGI HRISTOV MAKING A GREAT RUN INTO SPACE, JUST A LITTLE BIT OFF. JUST LIKE THAT, THEY HAD A GREAT GOAL IN PRE-SEASON AGAINST ONE OF THE MLS SIDES. AS YOU MENTIONED, STUART CAMPBELL, DANGER ON THE OTHER SIDE. SHOT.>>Drew: AND JUST WIDE TO THE RIGHT, MIZELL. LUCKY THAT TIME.>>GREAT SAVE.>>Drew: NUMBER 20. MARCUS EPPS MAKING A HOME COMBING.>>Eddie: WE TALKED ABOUT THE SPEED, GREAT ABILITY TO CUT THE BALL INSIDE AGAINST TRAFFIC. MIZELL JUST GETS A TOUCH ON THAT, JUST TO SEND IT FOR A CORNER KICK.>>Drew: A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY EARLY FOR BETHLEHEM. THE HEADER ON THE WAY AND MIZELL GETS IT OUT THAT TIME.>>Eddie: A GREAT HEADER. BETHLEHEM WITH A GREAT DELIVERY INTO THE BOX. BURKE ALL BY HIMSELF, MAKES GREAT CONTACT WITH THE BALL. HOW ABOUT THIS SAVE BY CODY MIZELL. SENDING THAT BALL FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE CORNER KICK FOR BETHLEHEM.>>Drew: SO THE STEEL WITH EARLY OPPORTUNITIES. AND THAT WAS SOMETHING, EDDIE, THAT STUART CAMPBELL WAS CONCERNED ABOUT, THE ROWDIES TRANSITION DEFENSE, HOW QUICKLY WOULD THEY BE ABLE TO GET BACK AND GET INTO POSITION. THEY HAVE BEEN SLOW.>>Eddie: IN BOTH CORNER KICKS, THERE WAS A SET PIECE THEY WORKED ON. IT WAS A SHORT CORNER. THEY HURRY UP AND WHIP THAT BALL INTO THE BOX. THEY FOUND BURKE WITH A HEADER. AS YOU MENTIONED, CAMPBELL TALKED ABOUT YOU HAVE TO PRESS AND KEEP THE PRESSURE. HOW CAN YOU WIN IN THE BALL IN TRANSITION. THAT’S GOING TO BE KEY IN THIS GAME.>>Drew: NOW IT’S HRISTOV FROM THE LEFT FLANK, TRIES THE CROSS, IT WAS THERE. JUST A LITTLE TOO FAR AHEAD THAT TIME. THE ROWDIES, AGAIN, WITH A VERY, VERY CLOSE NEAR GOAL THERE.>>Eddie: THAT LAST MINUTE SAVE. WHAT A GREAT PROSPECT, GEORGI HRISTOV FLOCKING FOR FLEMMINGS MAKING A RUN TO THE POST THAT. COULD HAVE BEEN THE 1-0 FOR THE ROWDIES. GREAT DELIVERY. EVEN A BETTER DEFENSIVE PLAY.>>Drew: TIME FOR THE ASHLEY STORE HOME KICK. AS THE ROWDIES GET SET FOR THEIR SECOND CORNER OF THE MATCH. AND THE INSWINGER. THIS TIME GETS IT INSIDE THE 6. AND RIGHT IN FRONT OF GORSKIE. TOUCHES TO FLEMMINGS. FLEMMINGS. SO FAR IN THIS MATCH –>>THIS IS KEY FOR THE ROWDIES HERE.>>Drew: VERY LIGHT FOOT AS BETHLEHEM TRIES TO COUNTER AND MIZELL WIND UP WITH IT.>>Eddie: SCHAFER WITH A GOOD DELIVERY. CORNER KICK, LOOKING FOR THE FAR POST. LOOKING FOR COLLINS. DROP BALL TO FLEMMINGS. A LITTLE TOO LONG IN THAT KIND OF SHOT, INSIDE THE 18.>>Drew: DREW HERE WITH EDDIE RODRIQUEZ. WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST IMPRESSIVE THING ABOUT THIS THING TRAINING WITH THESE GUYS IN THE PRE-SEASON?>>THE INTENSITY THE GUYS HAD IN PRE-SEASON. WE PLAYED GOOD OPPOSITION. WE HAVE GOT A LOT OF QUALITY, TOO. SO OBVIOUSLY, WE ARE TRYING TO BRING THAT TOGETHER AND GET GREAT RESULT HERE AGAINST BETHLEHEM STEEL.>>Drew: BETHLEHEM ATTACKING ONCE AGAIN. THEY HAVE SERIOUS WEAPONS ON THIS TEAM. THE FLAG DOES NOT GO UP WITH MIZELL. CODY MIZELL UP TO THE TASK.>>Eddie: CORY BURKE FIND THE BALL IN THE MIDDLEOF THE PITCH ALL BY HIMSELF. GOES ON A BREAK-AWAY. A LITTLE OFF-SIDE. THE LINES MAN IN THE RIGHT SPOT, CALL IT IS OFF. AND YOU GOT TO PICK HIM OFF. CORY IS RUNNING BY ALSO. YOU SEE HIM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SCREEN, NUMBER 19, HE HAS THE SPEED, HE’S GOT THE SIZE. YOU GOT TO PICK HIM OUT. IF NOT HE’S GOING TO PROVE TO BE LETHAL.>>Drew: FLAG W WENT UP A LITTLE LATE.>>Eddie: YOU SAW BOTH DEFENDERS FROM THE ROWDIES LIFT THEIR HAND AND THEY STOPPED.>>Eddie: BETHLEHEM TRYING TO COME OUT OF THE BACK.>>Drew: FERNANDES. HIGH IN THE AIR. THIS ONE TAKEN IN BY THE STEEL.>>Eddie: THERE’S THE BALL THAT THE ROWDIES WON. KEEP AWAY IN THE MIDDLE. THEY HAVE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT AND PICK THAT BALL TO GO FOR. FORWARD.>>Drew: MATT TOUCHING OUT OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK. FORMER TEMPLE STAR. THIS TEAM HAS SENT SIX PLAYERS TO THE FIRST TEAM. ONE OF THOSE GUYS, ANTHONY FONTANA IN THE LINEUP TONIGHT FOR THE BETHLEHEM STEEL.>>Eddie: THEY ARE IN A DIFFERENT SITUATION THAN THE ROWDIES. THEY ARE LIKE A FOREIGN TEAM TO THE PHILADELPHIA UNION, THEY CAN BRING PLAYERS UP AND DOWN. CORY BURKE GOING SOLO.>>Drew: BURKE COULDN’T GET A FOOT ON IT AND WOUND UP ON HIS BACK SIDE.>>Eddie: JACK BLAKE MIGHT HAVE GOT AN FOOT ON THAT.>>YEAH, DEFINITELY. BURKE FINDING SPACE TO RUN AT THE ROWDIES DEFENSE. ROWDIES NEED TO TIE IT UP MIDFIELD AND GET THROUGH THESE FIRST EARLY EXCHANGES AND THEN THE GAME WILL SETTLE DOWN. THAT’S WHEN THE ROWDIES WILL BE THE STRONGEST.>>Eddie: YOU ARE RIGHT. I THINK ONE OF THE PROBLEMS IS JACK BLAKE THAT’S PICK THEM UP, OR SCHAFER. CODY IS HIDING BEHIND THE TWO CENTER MIDS AND IN FRONT OF THE CENTER MIDS. ONCE AGAIN, YOU SEE HIM BETWEEN ALL THE FOUR DEFENDERS, THAT’S WHERE HE’S FINDING THAT GAP. HE TOTALLY WHIP WITH THAT LEFT-FOOTED SHOT. HE WAS TRYING TO GO FAR POST. BUT THE ROWDIES HAVE TO DO A BETTER JOB BECAUSE HE’S RUNNING AROUND FREELY.>>Drew: ZAC PORTILLOS TOUCHING FOR TAMPA BAY. WE ARE IN THE 15th MINUTE AND STILL SCORELESS FROM DOWNTOWN ST. PETE. ROWDIES WITH ANOTHER CHANCE, A FOOT ON IT, AND JUST KEPT OUT. INSIDE THE 6. THE STEEL ABLE TO MAKE A GREAT PLAY WITHOUT THEIR GOALIE.>>Eddie: GREAT JOB BY THE ROWDIES. MADE A RUN OUT OF THE BACK, LOOKING FOR GEORGI HRISTOV. AND ONCE AGAIN, THE ROWDIES KNOCKING ON THE DOOR WITH A GOOD CHANCE. FLEMMINGS DIDN’T QUITE GET ALL THE BALL INSIDE THE 18.>>Drew: HERE’S JUNIOR FLEMMINGS AGAIN, HE’S BEEN SO ACTIVE IN THE OPENING MINUTES. JUNIOR FLEMMINGS HAS BEEN TREMENDOUS. WE WANT YOU TO HEAR THE STORIES FROM THE PITCH WITH WRITTEN AND VIDEO CONTENT THAT PROVIDES UNFILTERED ACCESS AND A FIRST-PERSON LOOK INTO THE GAME. TAM, HOW BIG HAS FLEMMINGS BEEN SO FAR THIS YEAR?>>Eddie: SCHAFER WITH A LEFT-FOOT INSWINGER. MAKING IT A THIRD FOR THE ROWDIES.>>Drew: ASHLEY HOME STORE CORNER KICK COMING UP RIGHT NOW FOR TAMPA BAY.>>Eddie: GREAT DELIVERY TO THE FAR POST. THE GOALKEEPER, JOHN MCCARTHY, WENT A LITTLE TOO FAR.>>RIGHT HERE WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE MIDDLE OR GORSKY AROUND THE BACK POST AS HE WAS QUITE PROLIFIC WHEN HE CAME IN FROM NEW YORK AND HELPED WITH THE PLAY-OFFS. THAT’S WHERE HE WILL BE AIMING.>>Drew: ROWDIES GETTING GOOD LOOKS ON THE CORNER KICK.>>Eddie: JACK BLAKE, FROM THE RIGHT SIDE, LOOKING FOR COLLINS WHO BARELY MISSED THAT GREAT CROSS.>>Drew: BLAKE WITH A NICE TOUCH. THE ENGLISHMAN WITH THE NICE SHOT. THE REDIRECTION FROM JOE COLE. THAT’S GOING TO BE A ROCK SOLID COMBINATION.>>Eddie: A ONE ON ONE, TAKES THE SHOT DIRECTLY. JOE COLE WAS TRYING TO FLICK THE BALL. IT WAS A GREAT SHOT WITH A LOT OF POWER, DIFFICULT TO FLICK THE BALL AROUND THE 6. BETHLEHEM STRUGGLING TO COME BACK WITH THE BALL UNDER CONTROL. THE ROWDIES PROVIDING A LITTLE PRESSURE.>>Drew: HERE’S FERNANDES. NICE TOUCHES BY TAMPA BAY. DAVID ABLE TO SAVE IT JUST BEFORE IT ROLLS OUT OF BOUND.>>Eddie: NAJEM, YOU SEE HIM PLAYING ON THE TOUCH LINE.>>Drew: JUNIOR FLEMMINGS, TIME AND SPACE. FERNANDES REEKING HAVOC, RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT BETHLEHEM DEFENSE. MARCEL SCHAFER THAT. GOES HIGH BY FERNANDES.>>Eddie: YOU SEE THE DIFFERENCE, ROWDIES ARE ATTACKING FROM THE RIGHT, ATTACKING FROM THE LEFT. SCHAFER, EVEN JACK BLAKE. HAVING VARIABLES AND MAKING RUNS TO THE MIDDLE WITH JOE COLE AND PLAYERS COMING OUT OF THE MIDDLE. EVEN JACK BLAKE IS GOING TO PAY DIVIDENDS.>>IT’S NOT JUST A CASE OF STOPPING JOE COLE. YOU HAVE FERNANDES, FLEMMINGS, YOU HAVE ATTACKING PLAYERS WHO ARE HIGH QUALITY.>>Eddie: ONCE AGAIN, COLLINS WINNING THE HEADER. HE HASN’T MISSED A HEADER IN YEARS. THAT’S ONE OF THE ADVANTAGES THEY HAVE WITHOUT THE FORMATION. YOU HAVE THREE PLAYERS UP FRONT AND ALSO WHEN THE PLAYERS OVERLAP, YOUR OUTSIDE. THAT GIVES YOU NUMBERS OFF ATTACKING. EVEN SOMETIMES FIVE OUT OF THE BACK.>>THAT PUTS NAJEM ON THE RIGHT. CROSSES INTO THE BOX. NOT FIGHTING ANYBODY. BUT AGAIN, LOTS OF PENETRATION. IN THE FIRST 60 MINUTES, ROWDIES ARE COMING ON TOP.>>Eddie: FLEMMINGS FINDING SUCCESS. SCHAFER ONCE AGAIN.>>Drew: ASHLEY HOME STORE CORNER KICK COMING UP AGAIN. THE ROWDIES HAVE LIVED ON CORNER KICKS. IT WILL BE MARCEL SCHAFER. SECOND YEAR ROWDY, THE FORMER BUNDESLIGA STAR. 11 GOALS, SEVEN ASSISTS LAST YEAR. CAN HE GET ANOTHER ASSIST HERE? AGAIN, A HEAD THEIR GOES HIGH FOR TAMPA BAY. THE OPPORTUNITIES ARE THERE, BUT STILL YET TO SQUARE ONE UP.>>Eddie: THE CORNER KICK, THE BALL HUNG TOO MUCH IN THE AIR. YOU WANT TO DRIVE THAT BALL FOR THE FAR POST. GIVEN THE ADVANTAGE TO DEFENSIVE PLAYER, AS YOU SEE, PART OF THE COACHING STAFF RIGHT HERE. BRENDAN BURKE, PACING UP AND DOWN FOR BETHLEHEM STEEL.>>Drew: COACH BURKE SAYS IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE HIS TEAM ON EDGE AT ALL TIMES. HE’S VERY GOOD FRIENDS WITH STUART CAMPBELL. THE TWO HEAD COACHES TONIGHT, THEY ARE NOT BASHFUL ABOUT EVEN SHARING STRATEGY. IT’S GOING TO MAKE THIS ONE MORE INTERESTING. ONE OF THE REASONS WHY NEITHER TEAM HAS GOTTEN A WIN SO FAR.>>Eddie: ONE OF THOSE SITUATIONS, YOU ARE IN THE SAME BUSINESS, CAMPBELL, HIS FOURTH YEAR, BRENDAN BURKE, HIS THIRD YEAR. PRETTY WELL. KNOW EACH OTHER- WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT FORMATIONS, THERE IS NO SECRET. IT’S BEEN EXECUTING. IT’S ABOUT GETTING DOWN ON THE PITCH, YOU KNOW THE WAY YOU ARE GOING TO PLAY. PUTTING YOUR CHANCES AWAY, PLAY GOOD DEFENSE AND HOPEFULLY COME OUT WITH A WIN.>>EXACTLY, SHARING FORMATION AND STRATEGIES, IT’S DOWN TO WHAT HAPPENS ON A SATURDAY IN THE GAME. BOTH YOUNG COACHES, BOTH RELATIVELY NEW TO THE GAME. THEY ARE FINDING THEIR FEET AND THEIR TEAMS HAVE CLEAR IDENTITIES. SHARING FORMATIONS.>>Drew: DEREK JONES, JUST OUTSIDE THE CENTER CIRCLE FOR BETHLEHEM STEEL. ROWDIES HAVE HAD SEVERAL CORNER KICKS SO FAR IN THIS FIRST 20. WE ARE STILL SCORELESS. MATT MAHONEY, TOUCH BACK TO JONES. JONES, THE MIDFIELDER, HAD A GOAL LAST WEEK. NOW TAMPA BAY WILL COUNTER WITH LEO FERNANDES. WE HAVE GOTTEN INTO THIS MATCH. BOTH TEAMS STARTING TO DEVELOP TEMPO HERE.>>Eddie: IT’S ABOUT GETTING RID OF THE JITTERS.>>Drew: GREAT SAVE BY MCCARTHY. AS TAMPA BAY WAS INSIDE THE 6 AND READY TO MAKE IT 1-0.>>Eddie: GREAT BALL, PLAYING JOE COLE, FOUND HIMSELF ONE ON ONE WITH THE GOALKEEPER. HE WASN’T ABLE TO PUT IT AWAY. COURTESY OF THE GOALKEEPER FROM BETHLEHEM. YOU SEE JOE COLE WITH A GREAT TURN. THE CENTER BACK SLIPPED AND THE GOALKEEPER, MCCARTHY, CAME UP BIG. HE SHOWED HIMSELF TO COLE’S FACE. MINIMIZED THE ANGLE.>>Drew: MATT MAHONEY IN THE CORNER. IT WILL STAY WITH BETHLEHEM.>>Eddie: MATT MAHONEY WORKING ON THAT RIGHT SIDE. QUIET IN THE FIRST 20 MINUTES OF THE GAME.>>Drew: ANTHONY FONTANA, THEY ARE SO PROUD OF HIM. HERE HE IS AT THE TOP OF 18 AND RUNS INTO TRAFFIC, GOING DOWN THAT TIME. BUT A WHISTLE IS NOT GOING TO COME OUT THIS TIME.>>Eddie: FONTANA ASKING FOR A HAND BALL.>>Drew: NEXT CHANCE TO CATCH JOE COLE AND MARCEL SCHAFER, SATURDAY, APRIL 7, TAKING ON THE OTTAWA FURY. GAME TIME 7:30, PREGAME AT 7. HERE ON THIS TV TAMPA BAY.>>Eddie: GREAT SWITCH, POINT OF ATTACK BY THE ROWDIES. IT’S ONE OF THE THINGS THEY HAVE DONE WELL. SWITCH IT. GREAT SHOT BY JOE COLE. HRISTOV LOOKING FOR THE FAR POST.>>Drew: TAMPA BAY CONTINUES. WE PLAY ON. THIS CROSS, JUST OVER THE HEAD OF HRISTOV. AND FERNANDES TRYING TO DO SOMETHING WITH IT.>>Eddie: STILL DOWN IN THAT CORNER, DREW.>>Drew: WE HAVE GOT BODIES COLLIDING ON THE FIELD.>>Eddie: COLLIDED ON THE RIGHT PART OF THE FIELD AS FLEMMINGS WAS TRYING TO CROSS THE BALL. GEORGI HRISTOV WITH A GREAT CHANCE LOOKING FOR THE HAT TRICK TONIGHT AND THE RECORD AS WELL. YOU SEE THE BALL PLAYED INTO THAT CORNER AND FLEMMINGS WAS TRYING TO SHIELD THE BALL. IF YOU LOOK AT HIS LEFT ANKLE, HE JUST ROLLED THE OUTSIDE OF HIS LEFT ANKLE HE’S GRABBING. 50/50 BALL. THE FOURTH OFFICIAL HAVING A WORD WITH BRENDAN BURKE.>>Drew: SO FIRST 23 MINUTES OF THIS MATCH. WHAT HAS SURPRISED YOU SO FAR ABOUT WHAT HAS TRANSPIRED YOU ON THE PITCH AS WE GET A LOOK AT STUART CAMPBELL? I THOUGHT BETHLEHEM WAS GOING TO SIT BACK. THEY HAVE BEEN GOING FORWARD AND PRESSING THE LINE HIGHER THAN WHAT I EXPECTED, KNOWING THEY ARE PLAYING AGAINST A GREAT HOME TEAM. I KNEW THEY WERE GOING TO PRESS AND TRY TO GO FORWARD. I JUST DIDN’T KNOW WHEN AND AT WHAT TIME.>>THEY HAVE STILL COME OUT FIRED UP. THEY ARE TRYING TO GET THE BALL UP AS CLOSE TO THE BALL AS POSSIBLE. THEY FOUND POCKETS IN BETWEEN THE DEFENSE AND MIDFIELD. THEY ARE TIDY PLAYERS THAT CAN QUICK CHANGE. THEY HAVE HAD THEIR OPPORTUNITIES. CODY MIZELL MADE THREE GOOD SAVES, ONE WAS OFF-SIDE. BOTH TEAMS LOOKING DANGEROUS. NONE HAVE CONVERTED.>>Drew: ONE OF THE PLAYERS IDENTIFIED FOR BETHLEHEM IS PROSPER CHILUYA WHO IS DOWN AND NOT GETTING UP. JUNIOR FLEMMINGS LOOKS LIKE HE’S IN BETTER SHAPE, BUT STILL SHAKEN UP.>>Eddie: ONE OF THOSE PLAYS WE CALL A 50/50 CHALLENGE. YOU COLLIDE WITH DIFFERENT BODY PARTS, YOU SAW FLEMMINGS AND THE DEFENDER FROM BETHLEHEM STEEL DOWN. PROSPER CHILUYA. THAT PLAYER YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT, BR CORY BURKE HAS BEEN AE TO FIND THE SPACE. AND, OF COURSE, HAD A COUPLE OF GOOD CHANCES GOING FORWARD.>>Drew: YOU LOOK AT THE SELLOUT CROWD HERE AT AL LANG STADIUM. THIS IS THE SECOND YEAR FOR THE ROWDIES IN THIS GREAT LEAGUE, EDDIE. THIS VENUE CONTINUES TO GET RAVE REVIEWS BY THE ROWDIES AND VISITING TEAMS AS WELL. I KNOW, IT’S GREAT. YOU SEE THE PITCH, YOU GET TO COME HOME TO THE WEATHER OF FLORIDA AND PLAY ON THIS PHENOMENAL PITCH. A LOT OF THE FIELDS, YOU PLAY IN ST. LOUIS, ASTRO TURF.úAND CANAO TURF. IT’S TOTALLY DIFFERENT. A GREAT VENUE. ONE OF THE BEST FACILITIES IN THE WHOLE USL.>>IT’S THE BEST PLAY TO PLAY IN THE USL WITHOUT A DOUBT. THE TURF FIELDS MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE TO THE ROWDIES’ PERFORMANCE WHICH MAY BE WHY THEY HAVEN’T BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL. SO MANY DIFFERENT TURF FIELD, IT’S A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT GAME TO THE ONE YOU SEE HERE TODAY.>>Drew: NOW, THE ROWDIES WITH A QUICK COUNTER. PASS DOESN’T GET THROUGH. MARCEL SCHAFER LOOKED LIKE HE WAS RUNNING WITH SPACE, EDDIE. THAT’S A GOOD IDEA. THAT’S WHAT ROWDIES HAVE TO PICK UP. YOU GOT TO DO BETTER. WHEN YOU GO FORWARD, YOU GOT TO DELIVER IT RIGHT ON TO SOMEONE’S FEET. IT’S A GOOD IDEA. WRONG CLUB, HOWEVER.>>Drew: NICE PASS GETTING THROUGH THAT TIME TO CODY MIZELL RIGHT THERE TO CUT IT OFF. A LITTLE BIT OF A MIXUP, MIZELL WENT TO TRY AND HELP THE BETHLEHEM PLAY TORE HIS FEET, AND IT WAS NOT — NOTHING TAKEN THAT TIME BY THE OPPOSING SIDE.>>Eddie: GREAT RUN BY COREY. YOU SEE COLLINS, ASKING FOR MISSOURI. THAT’S WHAT MIZELL IS TALKING TO THE REFEREE ABOUT. THE REFEREE IS LIKE DON’T TOUCH HIM. YOU SEE THE CONVERSATION. THAT’S WHAT IT’S ABOUT. WE DON’T LIKE PLAYERS WHO DIVE IN THE BOX LOOKING FOR THE PENALTY KICK. PRETTY OBVIOUS ABOUT IT. CODY HAD A GREAT SEASON WITH CHARLOTT. GREAT PICK BY THE GOALKEEPER FOR THE ROWDIES WHO DID A GREAT JOB BRINGING HIM HERE. HE’S DONE A GREAT JOB IN PRE-SEASON AND A GREAT GAME AS WELL LAST YEAR.>>Eddie: CODY WAS HERE WHEN I FIRST JOINED THE ROWDIES. HE DIDN’T PLAY MUCH IN HIS ROOKIE YEAR. IT’S GREAT TO SEE HIM COME BACK AND WIN THE NUMBER ONE JERSEY IS FANTASTIC.>>Eddie: NOT ONLY IS HE A GREAT GOALKEEPER, HE’S A TRUE LEADER. DOING THINGS LIKE THIS, SORTING PEOPLE OUT FROM THE OTHER SIDE. IT’S ALL RIGHT TO HAVE A CHAT WITH THE REFEREE CHALLENGING SOME OF THE AUTHORITY. HOWEVER, JUST WASTED A LITTLE TIME AND GAINING SOME CONFIDENCE FOR YOUR SIDE.>>Drew: SO SET TO HAVE OUR FIRST SUBSTITUTION OF THE GAME, JUNIOR FLEMMINGS WILL BE EXITING HERE IN FAVOR OF SEBASTIAN GUENZATTI. STILL LOOKING FOR OUR FIRST GOAL. TALK ABOUT CODY MIZELL, AS GOOD AS HE’S BEEN, HE HAS TO KEEP PLAYING WELL. HE HAS A COUPLE OF GREAT GOALIES GIVING HIM COMPETITION. BOTH OF THEM LIKELY TO SEE PLAYING TIME THIS YEAR AS SCHAFER NOW TRIES FOR THE CROSS, BUT NOBODY WAS HOME THAT TIME. PLAY WILL GO DOWN.>>Eddie: BAD FOUL OUTSIDE THE 18. REFEREE TELLING THE DEFENDER, THAT’S THE LAST ONE. NEXT ONE WILL BE A CARD. GREAT CHANCE FOR THE ROWDIES. SCHAFER WENT DOWN, TRIED TO DELIVER THE BALL. YOU SEE THE TACKLE. ANTHONY FONTANA LATE, TACKLE ON FERNANDES, SOLD IT WELL. GOT A FREE KICK FOR THE ROWDIES OUTSIDE THE 18. TWO CHOICES, SCHAFER ON THE LEFT, JACK BLAKE ON THE RIGHT.>>Drew: GOING TO BE BLAKE THIS TIME WITH THE CURLER, AND JUST OVER THE GOAL. MCCARTHY COULD NOT GET A PIECE OF THAT ONE, AND HE IS LUCKY THAT DID NOT FIND THE BACK OF THE NET.>>Eddie: JACK BLAKE LOOKING FOR MCCARTHY. SWINGER, GOING DIRECT. USUALLY DON’T GO DIRECT, THE ANGLE IS NOT THERE. YOU USUALLY TRY TO CROSS THE BALL, DRIVE THE BALL. BUT JACK BLAKE WAS TRYING TO GO DIRECT. GREAT PACE ON THE BALL, LACKING FOR THE BALL TO DIP. JUST NOT ENOUGH DISTANCE.>>HE HAS THAT QUALITY. HE’S GOT THAT IN HIS LOCKER, STILL CONSCIOUS ABOUT GIVING TOO MANY FREE KICKS AROUND THE AREA WITH SCHAFER AND BLAKE.>>Drew: RUN AGAIN. ABOUT TO GET HIS SECOND SHOT OFF TONIGHT. BETHLEHEM A LITTLE METHODDAL. MATT MAHONEY. PATIENCE BY THE STEEL. CHAMBERS ALSO TOUCHING WITH MAHONEY. EVERYBODY TIGHTLY MARKED. ROWDIES ARE IN GOOD POSITION.>>Eddie: THAT’S WHERE YOU WANT TO BE TIGHT IN YOUR DEFENSIVE THIRD. STEEL DOING A GOOD JOB. KEEPING POSSESSION IN THAT SECTOR OF THE FIELD. THEY GOT TO BRING THE BALL BACK, START AGAIN. GREAT JOB BY THE ROWDIES, NOT GIVING ANY SPACE BEHIND THEIR DEFENSE. THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT TO DO, KEEP EVERYTHING IN FRONT OF YOU, DON’T LET IT GET BEHIND WHERE THEY CAN BE DANGEROUS.>>Drew: HERE’S ANTHONY FONTANA. ROWDIES KNOW WHERE 21 IS AT ALL TIMES AS THE FLAG WILL GO UP ONCE AGAIN. THAT’S THE SECOND TIME BETHLEHEM HAS BEEN CALLED OFF-SIDE.>>Eddie: MAKING A RUN OUT OF THE RIGHT FULL BACK SPOT. ONCE AGAIN, TALKING TO HIS TEAMMATES, ALMOST ON, NOT QUITE. SECOND TIME HE’S BEEN OFF-SIDES. PLAYER DOWN ON THE OTHER PART OF THE FIELD. FLEMMINGS AGAIN, I DON’T THINK HE CAN HAVE — GUENZATTI WARMING UP. FLEMMINGS NOT WELL. HAVE TO HURRY UP AND MAKE THE CHANGE NOW. FLEMMINGS COMING OUT. THE ARGENTINE SEBASTIAN GUENZATTI COMES IN THE GAME FOR THE ROWDIES.>>THAT’S A BIG LOSS FOR THE ROWDIES. JUNIOR FLEMMINGS HAS BEEN A THREAT, HE HAS PACE, TRICKY WITH THE BALL. HE GIVES THEM A DIFFERENT DIMENSION. BUT OBVIOUSLY, GUENZATTI COMING ON, WORKS HARD, STRONG, QUICK. THEY WLL TAKE THEIR CHANCE. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING HIM DO SOME DECENT WORK.>>Eddie: WE SAW FLEMMINGS, HELP A GREAT FIRST MONTH MINUTES IN THIS GAME. FOUND SUCCESS. A LOT OF DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SEBASTIAN AND FLEMMINGS.>>THE MAIN DIFFERENCE IS THE PACE THAT JUNIOR HAS. HE WILL ATTRACT THREE, FOUR PLAYERS AROUND HIM SOMETIMES. HE WILL LINK WELL WITH GEORGI AND JOE. MAYBE MORE OF A GOAL THREAT. SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE SQUAD BEING VERY DEEP AND THE STRENGTH IN DEPTH,THIS IS WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. WE HAVE SEBU PLAYING A LOST GAMES. THIS JUST SHIES THE QUALITY THAT WE HAVE IN THE SQUAD.>>Drew: THE DEPTH OF THIS TAMPA BAY ROWDIES AND, DREW, YOU AND I TALKED ABOUT NO INJURIES THIS FAR IN THE SENTENCE. HERE’S THE FIRST ONE THEY HAD TO MAKE A SUB DUE TO AN JURY. THE NEXT PLAYER HAS TO STEP UP, AND TODAY IS A CHANCE OF SEBASTIAN GUENZATTI.>>Drew: MIZELL GOING UP HIGH FOR THAT ONE. CODY MIZELL STANDING HIS GROUND. THAT ONE JUST OUTSIDE THE SIX FOR TAMPA BAY. SEBASTIAN GUENZATTI IS A FORWARD FOR URUGUAY, HE SPENT LAST SEASON WITH THE NEW YORK COSMOS. THIS IS HIS SECOND SEASON WITH THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES.>>Eddie: THEY HAVE THOSE GREAT YEARS WITH THE COSMOS. LED BY GEOVANI.>>Drew: DREW WITH EDDIE RODRIQUEZ AND TAM WITH US. HEATHER DONNELLY JOINING US ON THE FIELD. FIRST ROWDIES REGULAR SEASON BROADCAST OF 2018. THIS ONE SENT OUT BY THE STEEL. ROWDIES WILL ONCE AGAIN HAVE IT ON THE THROW-IN.>>Eddie: THEY HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO FIND JOE COLE’S FEET. NOTHING GREAT OTHER THAN THAT EARLY CROSS THAT JOE COLE TRIED TO FLICK.>>Drew: TAMPA BAY, JUST OUTSIDE THE 6. THE SHOT ON PAR AND ANOTHER SAVE BY JOHN McCAR THIS. OH, MY.>>Eddie: JUST AS I MENTIONED HIS NAME, HE GETS IT TO JOE COLE’S FEET. HE HAS THE ABILITY TO LAY THE BALL OUT. SO TRICKY, SO GOOD ON THE BALL. RIGHT INSIDE THE 18.>>HE IS BEEN QUIET SO FAR. HE HAS GREAT QUALITY. SO HE WILL POP UP LIKE HE DID THERE. HE WILL INFLUENCE THE GAME SOMEHOW I’M SURE.>>Eddie: HE’S THE TIME OF PLAYER, YOU DON’T SEE HIM FOR 60, 70 MINUTES. YOU LEAVE HIM ALONE, HE CONVERTS.>>Drew: SO JUNIOR FLEMMINGS OUT OF THIS FAME FOR THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES. LET’S SEND IT DOWN TO THE FIELD. HEATHER DONNELLY HAS MORE INFORMATION ON HIM.>>Heather: AFTER BEING SUBBED OUT OF THE GAME, JUNIOR FLEMINGS WAS EVALUATED BY MEDICAL PERSONNEL. HE’S BEING TAKEN ON A GOLF CART TO THE LOCKER ROOM. HE’S NOT STAYING OUT HERE ON THE SIDELINE FOR THE REST OF THE FIRST HALF. GUYS?>>Drew: HEATHER WILL KEEP US UPDATED. FLEMMINGS NOT WHERE HE WANTS TO BE IN THE CART. HE DID LEAVE THE FIELD UNDER HIS OWN POWER.>>Eddie: IT’S HARD TO TELL FROM UP WHERE WHAT HAPPENED. IT LOOKS LIKE HIS LEFT ANKLE GOT CAUGHT UNDER THE DEFENDER. AS YOU SAID, DREW, IT’S DIFFICULT. HOPEFULLY NOT TOO SERIOUS, COMES BACK NEXT GAME.>>Drew: ROWDIES WORKING OUT OF THE CENTER CIRCLE, ANOTHER GOOD RUN IN THE WORKS HERE. MARCEL SCHAFER, THAT LETHAL LEFT FOOT. NEARLY AN OWN GOAL AS THE STEEL WITH THE SLIDE THAT TIME BY MacKENZIE.>>Eddie: THAT’S THE REASON WHY YOU WANT TO PLAY THAT BALL BETWEEN THE GOALKEEPER AND CENTER BACK A GREAT CROSS. LOOKS UP, TRYING TO FIND JOE COLE ON THE FAR POST. GEORGI HRISTOV. ALMOST AN OWN GOAL. VERY DIFFICULT TO GUARD THAT BALL. AS EASILY YOU CAN PUT THE BALL IN THE BACK OF YOUR OWN NET.>>Drew: HOW DIFFICULT IS IT WHEN YOU HAVE A TEAM LIKE BETHLEHEM, 30 DIFFERENT LINEUPS COACH BURKE IS EXPECTING TO GO WITH. DO THEY HAVE THE EDGE IN THAT DEPARTMENT, COHESION AND CHEMISTRY TONIGHT?>>I HAVE TO SAY YES. IT MUST BE DIFFICULT FOR BRENDAN BURKE TO GET COHESION. THERE’S EIGHT MLS PLAYERS FROM THE ROSTER COME DOWN. HE MUST FIND IT SO HARD KNOWING WHAT HE’S GOING TO GET. THEY PLAY IN THE SAME SYSTEM AS THE UNION, IT MUST BE DIFFICULT TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO.>>Drew: THAT ONE WAS TAKEN AWAY. IT MUST BE DIFFICULT FOR GUYS AND THEIR CAREERS GOING DIFFERENT WAYS. SO MANY DIFFERENT LINEUPS AND FINDING THAT CHEMISTRY A CHALLENGE. COACH BURKE HAS DONE A PHENOMENAL JOB.>>HE’S DEALING WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT PLAYERS. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HELPS HIM, YOU SEE THIS EARLY CROSS, THE FACT THEY PLAYED THE SAME SYSTEM. WHEN I LEFT FOR A RIGHT FULL BACK, THEY WILL SEND YOU SOMEONE WHO KNOWS HOW TO PLAY THAT SPOT. EACH PIECE IS GOING TO FIT. THAT’S WHY THEY PLAYED ALL THE WAY FROM THE MLS TEAM DOWN TO THEIR ACADEMY. BARCELONA DOES THE SAME THING. EVERYBODY IN THAT SYSTEM KNOWS HOW TO PLAY THAT POSITION.>>THAT’S THE REASON WHY IT WILL BE EASY FOR HIM TO PICK A TEAM AND PRODUCE THE FUTBOL THEY HAVE BEEN PRODUCING. THEY DO KNOW THE SYSTEM VERY WELL. IT’S LIKE A PUZZLE, PUTTING A PUZZLE TOGETHER. THEY KNOW THE SYSTEM. AND THEY WILL BE COMFORTABLE IN THEIR POSITIONS.>>Drew: SCHAFER TRYING TO HOLD IT WILL BE A THROW-IN FOR ZAC PORTILLOS. ROWDIES WERE DOMINANT AT HOME LAST SEASON TRYING TO ESTABLISH THAT HERE AND THEIR FIRST REGULAR HOME SEASON GAME. JACK IS GETTING A GREAT LOOK. HOW ABOUT THE JOB MCCARTHY IS DOING IN GOOD.>>Eddie: HE LADE THAT ONE BACK. HAD A GOOD LOOK. DIDN’T GET ENOUGH OF THE BALL. JOHN MCCARTHY, GOOD PRESENCE. HE CONTROLLED THAT BALL. BUT JACK BLAKE LOOKING FOR THAT INSWINGER, THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS HE DOES SO WELL. HE CAN STRIKE THE BALL, DRIBBLE THE BALL AND CURVE IT. SIX, SEVEN GOALS LAST YEAR FOR THEM. A PLAYER THAT LOVES TO SCORE GOALS.>>HE’S GOT GREAT ABILITY, AS YOU SAY. WE LOOK AT HIM TO BRING THAT INTO THE TEAM AND TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF PLAYERS LIKE MYSELF, GEORGI AND JOE COLE. WE SHOULD HAVE GOAL THREATS FROM DIFFERENT POSITIONS ON THE FIELD.>>Drew: NEARING THE END OF THIS FIRST HALF. 41st MINUTE. LET’S SEND IT DOWN TO HEATHER WHO HAS MORE FROM THE FIELD. HEATHER, WHAT’S GOING ON?>>Eddie: STEEL LOOKING TO SWITCH POINT OF ATTACK. THEY HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO SWITCH THAT 50-YARD SWITCH ON THE MONEY. THEY ARE TRYING, KEEPING THE BALL DEFENSIVELY. AND THEN THEY TRY TO SPRING THE DIAGONAL BALL. THEY HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO HIT THAT DECISION. IT HAS TO BE THERE IN SPACE SO YOU CAN LEAD SOMEONE ON.>>Drew: NICE ONE, TWO FOR BETHLEHEM. TOO MANY GREEN AND GOLD JERSEYS. THE ROWDIES’ DEFENSE HAS TIGHTENED UP.>>Eddie: YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THE FOUR IN THE BACK AND TWO IN FRONT. SCHAFER AND THEY HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB. THEY ADJUSTED IT THE FIRST 15 MINUTES OF THE GAME. BRENDAN BURKE FOUND SPACE. NOW THERE’S NO SPACE BETWEEN THE FOUR PLAYERS WINNING EVERYTHING DEFENSIVELY.>>Drew: BOTH OF THESE TEAMS 1 AND 0 COMING INTO THIS WEEK. CHAMBERS TRYING TO GET IT GOING FOR BETHLEHEM. BETHLEHEM WITH A COUPLE OF GOOD CHANCES IN THE OPENING TEN MINUTES BUT SINCE HAVE BEEN A LITTLE QUIET. NOW DEREK JONES, A GOOD TOUCH THAT TIME. HERBERS SEND IT BACK OUT AND BETHLEHEM WILL WORK.>>Eddie: GOOD RECOVERY BY THE ROWDIES, KEEPING THAT IN THE BACK, NOT LETTING THE PENETRATING RUN BETWEEN THE CENTER BACK AND FULL BACK.>>Drew: HOW MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE DO THEY MAKE, TAM, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU WATCH THE REACTIONS AND TRY AND GET IT AHEAD OF THE VISITING TEAM?>>IT’S HUGE. THEY ARE MAKING NOISE, YOU CAN HEAR THE DRUMS BANGING AND SINGING. IT DOES MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE. THEY ARE LIKE OUR 12th MAN. SOME THEY ARE SO QUIET, YOU CAN HEAR A PIN DROP. SO COMING HERE AND PLAYING, IT’S AMAZING.>>WE WONDERED COMING INTO TONIGHT HOW WELL WOULD THE ROWDIES HANDLE THE BETHLEHEM PRESS. SO FAR SO GOOD.>>Eddie: THEY HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB. THEY GOT OFF A COUPLE OF GOOD CHANCES. CORY BURKE FINDING SPACE. THEY ARE ADJUSTING LINES AND YOU SEE COLLINS COMING OUT OF THE BACK. IT STARTS WITH THE GOALKEEPER, CODY MIZELL, SORTING OUT THE LINES. A COUPLE OF TIMES WHEN THEY FOUND JOE COLE ON TOP. EVEN HRISTOV, A COUPLE OF GOOD CHANCES, AS WE GET TOWARD THE END OF THIS FIRST HALF.>>Drew: BALL SAILS INTO THE STANDS ON THAT FAR SIDE. A PICTURE PERFECT NIGHT FOR SOCCER HERE AT AL LANG STADIUM.>>IT’S VERY IMPORTANT NOW THAT THE ROADS SEE HOW THIS FIRST HALF MAINTAINED POSI POSSESSIONF THE BALL. GET TO HALFTIME, REGROUP, FRESH ENERGY FOR THE SECOND HALF.>>Eddie: WE TALK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FIRST I HAVE TO MINUTES OF EACH HALF AND THE LAST FIVE MINUTES. THAT’S WHEN A LOT OF THE ERRORS HAPPEN. IT HAPPENED TO THE ROWDIES IN ONE OF THE PRE-SEASON GAMES. GET CLOSER TO THE END OF THIS, ARE AS TAM MENTIONED, GET TO THE HALF. SHORT AT THE LINES.>>Drew: FOUR MINUTES OF STOPPAGE TIME COMING UP PLENTY OF TIME ON THE CLOCK FOR BOTH TEAMS TO GET SOMETHING GOING HERE BEFORE INTERMISSION. BALL TURNED OVER, AND AN OPPORTUNITY FOR LEO FERNANDES, ON THE REBOUND, THE HEADER, THE GOAL! THE LINESMAN WAVEING IT OFF. FERNANDES HAVING A GO AT THE LINESMAN SAYING IT DID CROSS THE LINE, FROM OUR VANTAGE POINT IT LOOKED LIKE IT DID. AS THE HOME CROWD –>>Eddie: THAT’S CLEARLY A GOAL. ABSOLUTELY. IT’S A GOAL. THE BALL CROSSED THE LINE COMPLETELY. AS THE RULE STIPULATES. AND THAT’S THE REACTION FROM THE HOME CROWD AS WE WATCH THE REPLAY ON THE BIG SCREEN. THE BALL COMPLETELY CROSSED THE LINE.>>Drew: ANOTHER SHOT COMING UP, DEFLECTED AND TAKEN IN BY MCCARTHY. THAT WAS SO CLEAR, WE COULD SEE IT FROM UP HERE. AND WE HAVE CALLED A LOT OF GAMES IN THE PAST. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A CALL MISJUDGED LIKE THAT ONE WAS.>>Eddie: AND THAT CALL GOES TO THE LINESMAN. HE HAS THE ANGLE. THE MAIN REFEREE CANNOT TELL. BUT THE LINESMAN HAS THE ANGLE. YOU CAN SEE THAT THE BALL GOES ALL THE WAY THROUGH. OF COURSE, THE STEEL, THEY ARE GOING TO ARGUE THAT NOT THE ENTIRE BALL CROSSED THE LINE. WE SAW CLEARLY IN THE REPLAY THAT WASN’T THE CASE, THE BALL WENT IN AS THE DEFENDER, MARTIN PATERSON, WAS TAKING TWO, THREE STEPS INTO HIS OWN GOAL.>>Drew: SO ROWDIES WILL HAVE TO SHAKE OFF HAVING A GOAL TAKEN AWAY FROM THEM. STILL ATTACKING AT THE END OF THE FIRST HALF. GUYS, I AM STILL SHOCKED. I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF CALLS NOT GO YOUR WAY IN THE PAST, BUT THAT ONE WAS AS CLEAR AS DAY.>>Eddie: THAT GOES TO WHAT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT, DON’T GIVE UP AN EASY GOAL IN THE LAST FEW MINUTES OF THE GAME. THE STEEL ALMOST DID. LEO FERNANDES WITH A GREAT CHANCE, THREE TIMES HE MADE CONTACT WITH THE BALL. GREAT EFFORT.>>Drew: WITH THAT, I MUST SAY I THINK I OWE EVERYBODY AN APOLOGY READY TO CELEBRATE. WHAT A MOMENT.>>Eddie: IT WAS SO OBVIOUS THE WHOLE BALL WENT IN. I CONQUER WITH YOU.>>Drew: LEFT-FOOTED, THIS TIME BY SCHAFER. AND SENT OUT ONCE AGAIN. ABOUT A MINUTE LEFT HERE IN STOPPAGE TIME. TAMPA BAY GETTING GREAT LOOKS. BALL DEFLECKED INSIDE THE 18. BETHLEHEM WILL TRY AND COLLECT IT.>>THAT’S VERY DISAPPOINTING. YOU EXPECT THE OFFICIALS TO SEE AND MAKE DECISIONS LIKE THAT. THAT’S SO CLEAR. THIS COULD BE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING 1-0 UP, 3 POINTS OR 1 POINT, 1 POINT OR NO POINTS. VERY DISAPPOINTED THAT THE OFFICIALS DIDN’T CALL THAT GOAL.>>Eddie: NOT ONLY THAT, TAM, BUT THE DIFFERENCE IN GOING INTO HALFTIME WITH A 1-0 LEAD ORALITY A DRAW, 0-0. THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE. IN THE SECOND HALF YOU CAN MANAGE THE TEAM, AS YOU HEAR THE HOME CROWD NOT LIKING THE LAST CALL OF THE REFEREE. AND YOU SEE THE ENTIRE COACHING STAFF RIGHT THERE, ACTUALLY THE ROWDIES.>>Drew: SO ORDER TRYING TO BE RESTORED HERE TO END THE FIRST HALF. ROWDIES HAVE A TASK ON THEIR HANDS NOW TO TRY AND SHAKE THAT ONE OFF. BUT CERTAINLY NOT EASY WHEN YOU HAVE A GOAL SIMPLY TAKEN AWAY FROM YOU LIKE THAT ONE WAS. LET’S SEND IT DOWN ON THE FIELD. HEATHER IS WITH COACH BURKE.>>Heather: THANK YOU, DREW. COACH, IT’S LOCKED UP AT 0. IT’S ALWAYS CLOSE. WHAT STOOD OUT ABOUT THE FIRST HALF?>>THEIR QUALITY. THEY WERE GOOD. OUR GOALKEEPER DID A GREAT JOB OF KEEPING US IN THE GAME A COUPLE OF TIMES. HONESTLY, TOUGH DECISION, I SEE THEY ARE ALL OVER THE REFEREE, WALKING OFF THE FIELD, THE ENTIRE TAMPA TEAM, PROBABLY WAS A GOAL. A TOUGH DECISION. WE HAD A PENALTY NOT GIVEN, KIND OF EVENS OUT IN THE END.>>Heather: A LITTLE BIT OF A LUCKY BREAK IN STOPPAGE TIME?>>Eddie: WE DIDN’T GET OUR PENALTY WHEN CORY WAS CLEARLY FOULED. WE EXPECT NOTHING LESS WITH THESE TWO TEAMS.>>Heather: ALWAYS A GOOD ONE BETWEEN THE ROWDIES AND BETHLEHEM STEEL. THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.>>Drew: TAMPA BAY ROWDIES STILL LOOKING FOR THEIR FIRST GOAL HERE AT HOME IN 2018. HALFTIME FESTIVITIES COMING UP. TAMPA BAY AND BETHLEHEM ON THIS TV TAMPA BAY TV.>>Drew: WELCOME BACK, WE ARE AT AL LANG STADIUM. THIS ROWDIES CROWD A LITTLE BIT IN SHOCK AFTER WHAT TRANSPIRED IN THE PAST FEW MOMENTS. EDDIE, WE HAVE SEEN A LOT OF BIZARRE PLAYS AND THE GAMES WE HAVE CALLED IN THIS LEAGUE THAT. WONTONNED THE REST. EVERYBODY IN THIS STADIUM COULD SEE THAT WAS CLEARLY A GOAL.>>Eddie: ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ARE PLAYING AT HOME, YOU THINK YOU GET THE HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE. THAT WASN’T THE CASE. THE BALL WENT CLEARLY INSIDE, AT LEAST TWO STEPS INSIDE THE GOAL. THE LINESMAN HAD THE RIGHT ANGLE AND THE REFEREE DID NOT CALL IT. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A DIFFERENCE GOING UP 1-0 AT HALF. NOW THEY ARE 0-0.>>Drew: ROWDIES CONTROLLED THE PACE OF PLAY FOR MOST OF THAT FIRST HALF. OPENING MINUTES BETHLEHEM GETTING SEVERAL OPPORTUNITIES, BUT SO WAS TAMPA BAY. AS YOU SEE, CAUSING HAVOC INSIDE THE 6, JOHN MCCARTHY ABLE TO JUMP ON THAT ONE FOR BETHLEHEM. BETHLEHEM GETTING THEIR CHANCES AS WELL.>>Eddie: CODY BURKE WAS ABLE TO FIND THE GAP. CODY MIZELL WITH A GREAT SAVE RIGHT HERE, SENDING THE BALL FOR A CORNER KICK. AND THIS SET PIECE. BURKE GOES UP IN THE AIR. THE ONE-HANDED GRAB TO KEEP THE ROWDIES TO 0-0.>>Drew: CODY MIZELL MAKING BIG PLAYS. THEN THE ROWDIES SEEM TO CONTROL PLAY FROM HERE ON OUT. MCCARTHY AGAIN, DUPLICATING WHAT MIZELL DID. THE ROWDIES WOULD KEEP ATTACKING.>>Eddie: FERNANDES WITH THAT LEFT-FOOTED SHOT. AND THE GOALKEEPER, MCCARTHY, WITH A GREAT SAVE. FERNANDES WITH A GREAT SHOT. FOLLOWS UP WITH A HEADER. LOOK AT THE DEFENDER, THREE YARDS INSIDE HIS OWN GOAL. AS FERNANDES POINTS AT THE LINESMAN. WATCH HOW DEEP PATERSON IS INTO HIS OWN GOAL. THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN AN OWN GOAL, IT WAS DISALLOWED.>>Drew: LOOK AT THE SHOTS ON GOAL, ROWDIES DOMINATING IN THAT CATEGORY, 7-2. CORNER KICKS AS WELL. THE ROWDIES AND BETHLEHEM STEEL ON PAPER RIGHT NOW, THE EDGE GOES TO TAMPA BAY.>>Eddie: WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE POSSESSION BEING 50/50. THE SAME FOR BOTH SIDE. YOU LOOK AT THE SHOT DIFFERENCE, 14 FOR THE ROWDIES AND 14 CORNER KICKS. THAT TELLS YOU HOW MUCH THEY ARE ATTACKING OUT OF THE BACK FOR THE ROWDIES.>>Drew: FOR THE SECOND HALF, MORE OF THE SAME FOR TAMPA BAY. DO YOU EXPECT THEM TO KEEP DOING WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND ONE OF THOSE BALLS WILL FIND THE BACK OF THE NET?>>Eddie: YOU HAVE TO KEEP GOOD, SOUND, SOLID DEFENSE. GET HRISTOV, GET A COUPLE OF CROSSES BY FERNANDES. YOU GOT TO GO FORWARD AND PUT THE FIRST ONE IN THE BACK OF THE NET.>>Drew: THIS CROWD IS ALIVE AND WELL HERE AT AL LANG. WE’LL HAVE MORE FROM ST. PETE IN A MOMENT.>>Heather: OTTAWA GOALKEEPER WILL BE ONE TO WATCH. LAST WEEK HE EARNED HIMSELF A NOMINATION FOR SAVE OF THE WEEK WITH HIS QUICK REACTION TO A POWERFUL HEADER IN THE 54th MINUTE. THE ROWDIES WILL ALSO FACE OFFER WITH CIONE WHO SCORED LAST WEEKEND. THE SPANISH FORWARD IS IN HIS SECOND YEAR WITH THE CLUB. BE SURE TO TUNE INTO THIS TV TAMPA BAY AS ROWDIES HOST OTTAWA FURY FC.>>Drew: TAKE A LOOK AT THE USL STANDINGS, TAMPA BAY ROWDIES HOPING TO GET THE THREE POINTS AND STAY ON TOP OF THE EASTERN CONFERENCE. BETHLEHEM, CHARLOTTE, ALSO OFF TO A GOOD START. LOUISVILLE CITY, THE DEFENDING CHAMPION IN THE USL. NEW YORK RED BULLS, THE TEAM THAT ELIMINATED ROWDIES ONE% SEASON AGO. IT’S GOING TO BE AN INTERESTING 2018 CERTAINLY. TAKE A LOOK AT SCORES FROM AROUND THE LEAGUE. ATLANTA OVER THE RED BULLS. THAT ONE IN THE SECOND HALF. LOUISVILLE CITY AND NORTH CAROLINA FC, THAT GAME POSTPONED. CHARLESTON OVER PENN FC, NASHVILLE AND PITTSBURGH, A SCORELESS TIE. CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE IN CONTROL OVER TORONTO. THE USL OPENS THE 20th SEASON WITH A RECORD SETTING ATTENDANCE. ALMOST 20,000 FANS WENT TO SOCCER GAME LAST WEEK. THAT’S A 20% RISE. THE LAS VEGAS LIGHTS WIN THEIR GAME 3-2 OVER ANOTHER TEAM PLAYING THEIR FIRST GAME, FRESNO FC. LIGHTS GETTING THEIR FIRST GOAL 70 SECONDS IN. AND THE USL POWER RANKINGS ARE OUT, TAMPA BAY ROWDIES NUMBER ONE AFTER WEEK ONE. AND A 3-1 WIN. IT’S TIME FOR A SPECIAL USL INTERVIEW.>>AFOOTBALL.>>PRESIDENT OF THE USL. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.>>GREAT, MY PLEASURE.>>WE HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF INTERNATIONALS THAT CALL THE USL HOME. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU AND THE REST OF THE FOLKS AT THE LEAGUE THAT WE ARE SEEING SO MANY OF THESE PLAYERS APPLY THEIR TRADE HERE WITH THE USL?>>IT’S IMPORTANT. IT’S A TESTAMENT TO THE GROWTH OF THE LEAGUE. THE EXPOSURE THE LEAGUE IS GETTING AROUND THE WORLD. THEY ARE SEEING THE USL REGULARLY, APPRECIATING THE QUALITY OF WHAT’S GOING ON HERE. AND THEY WANT TO MAKE THIS LEAGUE THEY WANT TO PLAY IN, WHETHER IT’S DRA DRAGBA, JOE CO. WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL PLAYERS THAT ARE PLAYING FOR INTERNATIONAL AS WELL AS A NICE MIX OF SOME OF THE NEXT BEST PLAYERS COMING OUT OF THE COUNTRY. IT’S AN EXCITING MIX ON THE IT JUST SPEAKS TO, A, THE COMMITMENT AND INVESTMENT THE OWNERS ARE MAKING INTO THEIR CLUBS, THE QUALITY OF COACHES THAT WE NOW HAVE IN OUR LEAGUE AND THEIR ABILITY TO RECRUIT PLAYERS. IT’S JUST THE QUALITY OF THE COMPETITION, CERTAINLY ATTRACTING BETTER AND BETTER PLAYERS.>>YOU TOUCHED ON COACHING. WITH THE NUMBER OF CALL-UPS WE HAVE SEEN FROM THE PLAYERS AT THE USL PLAYING FOR THE NATIONAL TEAMS, WHAT DOES THAT SPEAK TO IN TERMS OF THE QUALITY OF COACHING?>>IT’S GREAT. IT’S AN AREA OF THE LEAGUE WE TAKE SERIOUSLY. WE SPEND A LOT OF TIME, THEY WORK WITH THE COACHES. THEY ATTRACT BETTER COACHES ALL THE TIME. WE HAVE COACHES THAT HAVE COACHED AT THE MLS, LEAGUE MX, SOME OF THE TOP LEAGUES AROUND THE WORLD. WHAT THAT BRINGS IS AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IT TAKES TO BUILD A PROFESSIONAL FUTBOL CLUB AND HOW TO INSTALL A REAL FUTBOL CULTURE. MAKE NO MISTAKE, IT’S A LARGE REASON WHY WE HAVE SO MANY TOP CLASS PLAYERS COMING IN THE LEAGUE AND TESTAMENT TO THE QUALITY OF COACHES. LAST YEAR WE HAD TWO COACHES GO ON THE PRO LICENSE. WE HAVE MORE COMING NEXT YEAR. THEY ARE DOING TREMENDOUS MENNOUS WORK FROM THE FIRST TEAM ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE YOUTH PROGRAMS IN THE COMMUNITY.>>Drew: UNDER WAY, SECOND HALF, TAMPA BAY ROWDIES AND BETHLEHEM STEEL. WE ARE JOINED BY TOM, OUR SPECIAL BEST, OFFERING HIS EXPERT ANALYSIS. IT’S BEEN A FUN NIGHT, ALTHOUGH STILL LOOKING FOR OUR FIRST GOAL.>>Eddie: IT’S BEEN A GREAT GAME. THE ROWDIES WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THAT ONE GOAL BACK, THAT’S COURTESY OF THE REFEREE WHO DID NOT ALLOW THAT GOAL LATE IN THE FIRST HALF. THE ROWDIES WENT INTO THE LOCKER ROOM COMING OUT WITH THE SECOND HALF SCHEME. YOU HAVE TO FORGET ABOUT THE FIRST HALF. THEY WILL SEPARATE THE GAMES IN HALF. WHAT YOU DO IN THE FIRST HALF, HOW DO YOU REACT AND COME BACK AND WIN THE GAME THAT’S EVEN AT ZERO?>>Drew: ROWDIES ATTACKING JUST OUTSIDE THE 18, DEFLECTED BY DEREK JONES. SEE ALL THE FANS WAITING FOR THAT FIRST HOME GOAL OF 2018.>>Eddie: DEFINITELY A GREAT CROWD TONIGHT FOR THE HOME OPENER FOR THE ROWDIES. ONCE AGAIN, STEEL LOOKING FOR EP PS.>>Drew: JOHN MCCARTHY, SEVERAL TAKES, HE COULD PUT A HIGHLIGHT REEL TOGETHER. DEIT WITH HIS FEET, WITH HIS HAND, KEEPING HIS TEAM IN THE GAME.>>Eddie: GREAT THREE SAVES HE MADE AGAINST LEO FENCE IN THAT ALMOST GOAL. DID A GREAT JOB. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE GOAL WENT TO THE BACK OF THE NET. ONE OF THE DEFENDERS, AJ PATERSON, WAS INSIDE THE GOAL. GREAT JOB BY THE GOALKEEPER, JOHN MCCARTHY, THREE SAVES IN ONE PLAY. CRUCIAL FOR THE STEEL IN THE FIRST HALF IN THIS GAME.>>Drew: TTAM, WHAT DO YOU THINK THE MESSAGE WOULD BE?>>THE SAME. POSSESSION THE SAME, BUT CREATING MORE CHANCES. AS THE GAME PROGRESSES, YOU GOAT 60, 70, 80 MINUTES, JOE COLE WILL GET MORE SPACE. JACK BLAKE COMING INTO THE GAME A BIT MORE. AND BE VERY INFLUENCE ON THE SCORELINE.>>Drew: JOE COLE, REFEREE HAVING A CHAT WITH HIM. A BIT OF A LATE CHALLENGE. YOU WANT TOM GET THE BALL. YOU SEE HIM IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR SCREEN WITH ALL THAT EXPERIENCE. YOU GOT TO MAKE SURE YOU DELIVER THE BALL TO HIS FEET. HE’S SO CLEVER. HE HAS THE ABILITY TO SEE WHAT’S GOING TO TRANS-NEYER THE NEXT TWO SECONDS. AND, OF COURSE, HE’S GOT GREAT VISION AS HE GOES TO GOAL. GREAT FINISHING SKILLS.>>Drew: STEEL, LONG BLAST DOWN THE FIELD. NOW MARCUS EPPS UNABLE TO COLLECT IT FOR BETHLEHEM. THE ROWDIES TRYING TO COUNTER HERE. IF YOU WERE TO MEASURE TIME OF POSSESSION IN THIS GAME. OF COURSE, SHOTS, TAMPA BAY HAS DOMINATED SINCE ABOUT THE 11th MINUTE. HRISTOV WITH THE CROSS. MCCARTHY THERE TO SAVE IT FOR BETHLEHEM.>>THAT’S GOOD COMBINATION BY THE ROWDIES DOWN THIS RIGHT-HAND SIDE. JOE COLE SET HIM UP. MCCARTHY BEING WORK.>>Eddie: THAT’S WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT THAT JOE COLE PROVIDES. YOU CAN SEE THE FLICK OF HIS RIGHT SHOULDER, PUTS GUENZATTI THROUGH. WASN’T ABLE TO HIT THE BACK OF THE NET, BUT GREAT CHANCE BY THE ROWDIES.>>Drew: INSWINGER, ROWDIES WITH ANOTHER CHANCE. LOTS OF TRAFFIC FOR BETHLEHEM. NAJEM WILL TAKE A SHOT, THIS WILL SAIL HIGH.>>Eddie: DOESN’T GET ANY ON THE BALL. NAJEM ON THE BALL. GOOD JOB BRINGING THE BALL DOWN OUTSIDE THE 18. LOOKING TO STRIKE THE BALL WITH THE OUTSIDE OF HIS RIGHT FOOT. DIDN’T MAKE A CLEAN HIT. AS YOU MENTIONED, GREAT BUILDUP ON TAMPA BAY SIDE JUST OUT OF THE BACK. JOE COLE FLICKED THE BALL. GUENZATTI WAS INSIDE THE 6 WITH THE CHANCE TO TAKE A SHOT ON GOAL.>>Drew: LEO FERNANDES ACTIVE, A LITTLE TOO FAR G IDEA FOR TAMPA BAY. ONCE AGAIN, SEBASTIAN GUENZATTI ON THE FAR POST. GOOD IDEA BY LEO FERNANDES, INSWINGER CROSS. DREW, JUST THE THOUGHT THEY ARE GETTING THERE THEY ARE GETTING TO TAKE A SHOT. NOT THE BEST OF SHOTS. AS LONG AS YOU ARE MAKING AND CREATING CHANCES OUT OF THE BACK, YOU GOAT WORK ON THE FINISHING LATER ON.>>Drew: CROWD STILL ANTICIPATING THAT FIRST GOAL. THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD IT IN EXTRA TIME IN THAT FIRST HALF. BUT THE REFEREE THOUGHT OTHERWISE. BOY, DID HE GET AN EARFUL AS HE EXITED THE FIELD FOR INTERMISSION.>>Eddie: HOME CROWD, AS SOON AS THE ROWDIES PUT THE BALL IN THE BACK OF THE NET, THEY ARE GOING TO ERUPT. IT HAPPENED ALREADY. THE GOAL WAS DISALLOWED BY THE REFEREE T CLEARLY WAS ALL WAIT THROUGH THE LINE, INSIDE THE GOAL. DREW, I’M SURE THREE REFEREES HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THE REPLAY AT HALF.>>Drew: WE KNEW THE ROWDIES WERE GOING TO BE YOUNGER AND FASTER. WE HAVE SEEN GLITCHESES OF THAT. NAJEM THROWS IT IN. ROWDIES WILL ATTACK. THIS GOES FAR POST. HRISTOV WAS IN THE VICINITY. COULDN’T CATCH UP TO IT.>>Eddie: JOE COLE WITH THAT EARLY CROSS. LOOKING FOR HRISTOV. GOT TOO MUCH UNDER THE BALL. THAT’S THE EARLY DELIVERY THAT YOU WANT.>>Drew: NOW FROM THE RIGHT SIDE. NAJEM TRYING TO CATCH UP TO IT. AND THIS ONE WILL ROLL OUT ONCE AGAIN. MAKE SURE YOU CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE USL GOAL OF THE WEEK EVERY MONDAY EVENING AT USL SOCCER.COM AS THE ROAD TO THE FAN’S CHOICE GOAL OF THE YEAR CONTINUES THROUGHOUT THE SEASON.>>YOU CAN SEE THE PACE OF THE GAME HAS DROPPED AFTER THE FIRST FIVE MINUTES. IT’S SETTLED INTO A NICE, STEADY RHYTHM. BOTH TEAMS PROBING AND TRYING TO LOOK FOR THE FIRST GOAL.>>Drew: MATT MAHONEY COLLECTING FOR BETHLEHEM.>>Eddie: THE STEEL ARE COMING OUT OF THE BACK WHILE KEEPING POSSESSION OF THE BALL.>>Drew: THIS WILL GIVE IT UP, TAMPA BAY WITH AN OPPORTUNITY. CLEARLY A TAKE-DOWN RIGHT ACROSS MIDFIELD. THE OFFICIAL WILL STEP IN AND HAND OUT THE FIRST YELLOW OF THE CONTEST TO FABIAN HERBERS.>>Eddie: GRABBING JOE COLE. YOU SEE COLE, GREAT TURN AND JUST LIKE THAT, YOU SEE THE TWO HANDS ON THE HEADS OF JOE COLE. REFEREE MAKES THE CALL AND DELIVERS THE FIRST YELLOW CARD OF THE GAME TO FABIAN HERBERS.>>Drew: IT’S BEEN A PHYSICAL GAME. HARD TO BELIEVE THAT’S THE FIRST SAMPLE OF DISCIPLINE WE HAVE SEEN TONIGHT. AND MORE PHYSICALITY RIGHT THERE. ALL TIED UP.>>Drew: 55th MINUTE HERE IN DOWNTOWN ST. PETE.>>Eddie: CORNER KICK FOR THE STEEL. THEY HAVE NOT HAD ANY OPPORTUNITIES AT CORNER KICKS.>>Eddie: FOR THEM THIS IS IMPORTANT. YOU WANT TO SEND NUMBERS UP INTO THE BOX. GET SOME QUALITY CHANCES. BOTH CENTER BACKS ARE UP THERE. AS YOU KNOW, TAM, WHEN THE GAME IS TIED, YOU GOT TAKE CARE OF SET PIECES, WHETHER IT’S A CORNER KICK OR FREE KICK OUTSIDE THE BOX. YOU HAVE TO MAXIMIZE THE POTENTIAL ON THAT.>>Drew: MacKENZIE GIVES THIS A LONG RIDE. WE HAVE GOT SOME SKY WALKERS IN POSITION. AND A HEIGHT ADVANTAGE AS WELL. HERE’S DEREK JONES, TRYING TO TEE ONE UP, MIZELL, IN POSITION.>>Eddie: DEREK JONES OUTSIDE THE BOX, GOOD, CLEAN CONTACT, RIGHT AT THE HAND OF CODY MIZELL.>>Drew: THOUGHT COMING IN, EDDIE, WE WOULD SEE LONGER POSSESSIONS AND MORE POSSESSIONS FROM THE STEEL. THAT HAS NOT HAPPENED TONIGHT SO FAR. WHY?>>Eddie: WE TALKED ABOUT THE CHEMISTRY, BRINGING PLAYERS FROM MLS. IT’S DIFFICULT TO GET THE CHEMISTRY GOOD. GOOD JOB BY NAJEM, LOOKING FOR GEORGI HRISTOV AND FERNANDES MAKING THOSE GOOD RUNS IN THE SECOND POST. AND THAT’S THE CHALLENGE, DREW, THAT COACH BRENDAN BURKE HAS WITH HOW MANY PLAYERS COMING FROM THE MLS. AS YOU TALKED ABOUT SO MANY DIFFERENT PLAYERS — CORNER KICK BROUGHT TO YOU BY ASHLEY HOME STORES. ONCE AGAIN, SHERIFF, INSWINGER. AN INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE.>>Drew: ROWDIES LOOKED LIKE THEY WOULD HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A SPLIT SECOND, BUT IT GETS AWAY. BETHLEHEM WILL USE THEIR SPEED TO TRY AND COLLECT. THERE’S NAJEM AGAIN, ACTIVE FOR THE ROWDIES. AND JUST KIND OF LOOKS, GAVE A LOOK AT FABIAN HERBERS, LIKE COME ON, WAS IT THAT DRAMATIC?>>Eddie: HE HAS DONE A GREAT JOB WITH THE INLINE, GETTING A COUPLE OF GREAT CROSSES.>>Drew: DAVID NAJEM, HIS BROTHER IS ON THE BETHLEHEM ROSTER. BROTHERS ON BOTH SIDES HERE TONIGHT.>>Eddie: WE SAW THEM PLAY AGAINST EACH OTHER IN PHILADELPHIA UNION TEAM TO PLAY THE ROWDIES. THE ROWDIES PRE-SEASON TOURNAMENT WITH ALL THE MLS TEAMS BROTHERS WERE ON THE FIELD AT THE SAME TIME.>>Drew: BETHLEHEM TRYING TO ANSWER ANTHONY FONTANA. HE’S HAD A GOOD LOOK ON OPENING GOAL IN THE OPENING MINUTES. JACK BLAKE FOR THE ROWDIES. AND TAMPA BAY WITH NUMBERS NOW. A BIT OF SPACE TO WORK WITH. SCHAFER, TRYING TO PUT IT IN THE AIR. AS MCCARTHY HAS IT OUT OF BOUNDS. THAT WILL BE ANOTHER CORNER KICK COMING UP FOR TAMPA BAY.>>Eddie: AS STAN MENTIONED, THE TEMPO OF THE GAME HAS CHANGED. THIS IS WHEN LEGS ARE GETTING HEAVY. CORNER KICK BROUGHT TO YOU BY ASHLEY HOME STORES. ON THE OTHER SIDE, JACK BLAKE, RIGHT FOOT INSWINGER.>>Drew: BLAKE PUTS IT IN A PRETTY GOOD SPOT, LEFT IT LONG THOUGH. CHASED DOWN ON THE FAR SIDE. A NICE TOUCH FOR TAMPA BAY. SCHAFER SPRINTS TO GET IN POSITION. HERE COMES THE CROSS. NOBODY HOME THAT TIME.>>Eddie: GREAT CHALLENGE IN THE BACK. YOU CAN TELL COLLINS GOT ALL BALL.>>Drew: FERNANDES HAD MAGIC IN HIS FOOT LAST WEEK. HERE’S A BLAST FROM THE TOP LINE. LONG POSSESSION FOR TAMPA BAY. GREAT BALL BY SCHAFER.%>>Eddie: THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS HE DOES SO GOOD. THAT DELIVERY WITH THAT LEFT FOOT, PINPOINT POSITION, LOOKING FOR JOE COLE.>>Drew: JUST OUTSIDE THE 18. A SHOT BY SCHAFER. CAUGHT UP IN TRAFFIC.>>Eddie: COLLINS WAS LOOKING TO MAKE CONTACT OFF SCHAFER’S CROSS.>>THIS HAS BEEN GOOD FROM THE ROWDIES A SUSTAINED PERIOD OF PRESSURE. CORNER KICKS, DELIVERIES INTO THE BOX. MAINTAINING THAT PRESSURE ON THE STEEL, TRYING TO GET THAT FIRST GOAL. BUT VERY PATIENT AT THE SAME TIME. THEY ARE NOT RUSHING, NOT BEING SLOPPY, SWITCHING PLAY. ROWDIES LOOKING GOOD IN THE SECOND HALF.>>Drew: TAKE-DOWN THERE. A WHISTLE. THAT WAS A HARD ONE. AS CHILUYA THERE AND GEORGI HRISTOV MAKE THE CASE FOR A YELLOW OR POSSIBLY A RED CARD. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS REPLAY. AN UGLY TAKEDOWN THERE.>>Eddie: CHILUYA WAS LATE TO THE TACKLE. GREAT JOB BY GEORGI HRISTOV SELLING IT. ACTUALLY, THINK IT WAS SEBASTIAN GUENZATTI. JACK BLAKE WITH THE DELIVERY. COLLINS, FAR POST. HRISTOV.>>Drew: BLAKE SENDS THIS ONE, THE HEADER IS ON POINT AND A GOAL!>>Eddie: GREAT DELIVERY BY JACK BLAKE. WE TALKED ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF A GREAT DELIVERY AND SET PIECES. WHO ELSE BY GEORGI HRISTOV. GREAT HEADER BY THE NUMBER 10. HE GETS UP, NOBODY AROUND HIM. NOTHING JOHN MCCARTHY COULD DO. LOOK AT THAT, CATCHING THE BALL AT ITS HIGHEST POINT, WHICH IS WHEN YOU WANT TO MAKE CONTACT. JUST LIKE THAT, THE ROWDIES GO UP 1-0.>>NOTHING LESS THAN THE ROWDIES THERE. GOOD WORK OUTSIDE THE BOX. EARL LIE AND THROUGHOUT THE GAME. TWO MORE GOALS AND HE BREAKS THE RECORD. HOPEFULLY IT WILL COME IN THIS GAME, BUT WE’LL SEE.>>Drew: THIS AL LANG CROWD ALIVE AND WELL AS GEORGI HRISTOV LIGHTS IT UP IN THE 62nd MINUTE FOR TAMPA BAY AND THEIR FIRST GOAL AT HOME FOR 2018.>>Eddie: GIVE CREDIT TO JACK BLAKE WITH THAT DELIVERY. TALKED ABOUT HIS BRILLIANT RIGHT FOOT. GREAT DELIVERY RIGHT ON THE DOT. TO THE HEAD OF GEORGI HRISTOV WHO FINISHED IT OFF FOR THE 1-0 LEAD BY THE ROWDIES. JUST AT THE RIGHT TIME. TAM, THE IMPORTANCE OF ROWDIES JUST GOING FORWARD, ATTACKING, KEEPING POSSESSION AND NOT RUSHING ANYTHING. TAKING THEIR TIME, AS THEY CONTINUE TO GO FORWARD. DELIVERIES ON BOTH SIDE BY SCHAFER ON THE LEFT AND BLAKE ON THE RIGHT.>>IT’S ABOUT GAME MANAGEMENT FOR THE ROWDIES. 1-0 UP. THEY WANT TO TRY TO KEEP HOLD OF THE BALL, KEEP SHIFTING THE STEELS FROM SIDE TO SIDE, AWAY FROM THE PENETRATION. AND HOPEFULLY YOU WILL GET THAT SECOND GOAL.>>Drew: THROW-IN ON THE FAR SIDE FOR TAMPA BAY. SO THAT GOAL FOR GEORGI HRISTOV, HIS 55th GOAL AS A TAMPA BAY ROWDY. HE’S TWO AWAY FROM TYING ALL TIME LEADING SCORER, DEREK, WHO PLAYED FROM 1975 TO 1978. THAT RECORD 40 YEARS OLD. 57 GOALS FOR THAT ALL TIME RECORD. HRISTOV AGAIN. HRISTOV, FIGHTS OFF THE DEFENDER AND NEARLY SQUEEZED THAT ONE THROUGH.>>Eddie: THE QUALITY OF BALL IS PERFECT INTO SPACE. GEORGI HRISTOV TRYING TO FLICK THE BALL AS A GOALKEEPER. MCCARTHY CAME OUT. LEO FERNANDES TELLING HIM HE WAS OPEN IN THE FAR POST. DIDN’T QUITE CATCH ENOUGH THE BALL. GEORGI APOLOGIZING FOR NOT LOOKING AT FERNANDES, HE WAS MAKING A GOOD RUN.>>Drew: CORNER KICK BROUGHT TO YOU BY ASHLEY HOME STORES. HOW ABOUT JACK BLAKE? THE LAST SET PIECE WAS MONEY AS HE GOT IT TO HRISTOV. NOW TAMPA BAY TRYING TO GO TO THE WELL AGAIN AS NEILL COLLINS GOT A TOUCH THAT TIME. OUR NEXT GAME, YOUR NEXT CHANCE TO CATCH JOE COLE, GEORGI HRISTOV, SCHAFER THE, SATURDAY, APRIL 7, AS THE OTTAWA FURY COME TO TOWN. GAME TIME, 7:30. PREGAME AT 7:00. HEATHER DONNELLY GETS IT ROLLING WITH EDDIE. IT’S SO GREAT TO BE HERE AND BE A PART OF THIS FINE Q CREW, OUR FIRST OF MANY.>>Eddie: SO MANY HISTORY GOING FORWARD. GREAT CHANCE, GUENZATTI, GREAT BALL IN THE BOX.>>Eddie: STEEL DOING A BETTER JOB AFTER GIVING UP THAT GOAL. SEEMS LIKE THEY CAME DOWN A LITTLE BIT. I’M SURE THEY WERE BY THEIR COACH’S INSTRUCTIONS.>>Drew: ROWDIES HAVE TO STAY ON POINT DEFENSIVELY HERE AS SHERIFF,SCHAFER. THAT FAR SIDE CANNOT COLLECT. IT WILL BE A THROW-IN FOR BETHLEHEM. SENDING GUYS ON TO THE FIRST TEAM. NOW MOAR ITS, THE MIDFIELDER FROM SPAIN, A PLAYER WE HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO SEE AS HERBERS HEADS OUT.>>HE’S A GOOD PLAYER. HE’S A DANGER, DEFINITELY A THREAT. I FELT THEY NEEDED TO MAKE CHANGES. THEY ARE LOOKING A BIT LEGGY. THE HUMIDITY AND TEMPERATURE IS TAKING ITS TOLL ON THEM. AS YOU SAID, DREW, ROWDIES NEED TO STAY ON POINT DEFENSIVELY HERE.>>Eddie: THIS IS AROUND THE TIME THAT IF YOU WERE GOING TO BRING A PLAYER TO MAKE A SPARK, YOU WANT TO GIVE HIM ENOUGH TIME TO ADJUST TO THE GAME AND ADJUST TO THE CONDITIONS. A LOT DIFFERENT, THE HUMIDITY BETWEEN HERE THEN IN PA. A PLAYER HAS TO GET ADJUSTED TO THAT. GOING TO TAKE TEN MINUTES TO GET USED TO THE TEMPO OF THE GAME. AS A COACH, YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU GET ENOUGH TIME TO GET HERE AND GET USED TO THE RHYTHM OF THE GAME.>>Drew: BACK TO WORK FOR TAMPA BAY. SEBASTIAN GUENZATTI, OUT OF URUGUAY, FORMER NEW YORK COSMO. ACTION TO THROW IT IN. NICE GOAL THERE, SNEAKS THROUGH. BETHLEHEM HAS THE RUN CAUGHT OFF. GREAT JOB BY HUNTER GORSKIE. FERNANDES, A LITTLE TIME AND SPACE, HESITATES, SHOOTS AND SCORES! LEO FERNANDES WITH A GREAT STRIKE OUTSIDE THE BOX. WE TALK ABOUT THE ROWDIES ABILITY TO COME FROM THE RIGHT, FROM THE LEFT, AND JUST LIKE THAT, LEO COLLECTS A BALL, LOOKS UP, GOES ONE ON ONE INSIDE THE 18. THAT’S A STEP TO THE LEFT SIDE. GREAT STRIKE TO THE FAR POST TO MAKE IT 2-0 FOR THE ROWDIES.>>Eddie: GOALKEEPER, JOHN MCCARTHY, STEPPED TO THE LEFT. HE TRIED TO ADJUST. FERNANDES, HIS FIRST GOAL OF THE SEASON.>>GREAT FINISH BY LEO FERNANDES. FRONT LINE IS ON FIRE RIGHT NOW. TALKING ABOUT GOALS COMING FROM ALL OVER THE PITCH. TOP OF THE CHARTS. HOPEFULLY THIS CONTINUES INTO THE GAMES.>>Drew: AS THIS GAME HAS GONE ON AND THIS CROWD CONTINUES TO GET INTO IT, BETHLEHEM STARTING TO GET OVERWHELMED BY THE CHANCES AND THE DEPTH AND THE OVERALL TALENT OF THIS ROWDIES’ ROSTER. ALL THE RIGHT BUTTONS BEING TOUCHED.>>Drew: YOU CAN TELL THE DIFFERENCE. THEY ARE DROPPING A LITTLE BIT AND WITH THE HIGH PRESSURE OF THE ROWDIES, THEY KEEP WINNING THE BALL, ESPECIALLY IN GOOD SPACES GOING FORWARD. NOW THEY ARE FINING THEMSELVES GETTING BEHIND THAT DEFENSIVE LINE. I THINK THE STEEL NEED TO MAKE A COUPLE OF SUBS TO KEEP GOING FORWARD.>>Drew: THE USL’S OFFICIAL Facebook PAGE BRINGS YOU NEWS, HIGHLIGHTS, AND INTERACTIVE FEATURES. TO GET THE BEST LEAGUE’S CONTENT, A “LIKE” ON Facebook FOR THE USL AS THIS LEAGUE CONTINUES TO GROW. WE TALKED ABOUT THE ATTENDANCE IN WEEK ONE, NEARLY 70,000 FANS AND A HUGE INCREASE FROM A YEAR AGO. THE POPULARITY OF THIS GREAT GAME IN THIS LEAGUE CONTINUES TO FLOURISH.>>Eddie: IT’S THE SECOND BIGGEST LEAGUE IN THE WORLD, THE USL WITH GREAT TEAMS LIKE THE ROWDIES AND THE STEEL. YOU LOOK AT THIS GREAT HOME CROWD, OPENING GAME FOR THE ROWDIES. JUST GREAT CROWD TONIGHT IN ATTENDANCE.>>Drew: THE GOAL THIS YEAR, KIND OF LIKE THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS IN THE NBA OR NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS OR NFL IS TO WIN THE USL CROWD. IT’S SIMPLY WIN THE CUP OR ELSE. I MEAN, NOT LIKE IT’S COMPLETELY EVERYTHING BUT. CLEARLY THE GOAL HAS BEEN DEFINED. NOW IT’S THE PLAYERS AND COACHES WHO HAVE TO ATTAIN THAT GOAL.>>FOR SURE. I HAVE SAID IT BEFORE, THERE IS NO SHAME IN ADMITTING THAT THAT’S WHAT THEY WANT TO DO. IF YOU LOOK AT THE SIGNINGS THAT THE ROWDIES HAVE MADE, WE SHOULD BE UNSTOPPABLE AT HOME FOR ME. YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT LOSING JUNIOR FLEMMINGS, GUENZATTI COMING ON, BEING FANTASTIC. SO THE STRENGTH AND DEPTH OF THIS SQUAD IS UNBELIEVABLE, TO ME. WE SHOULD BE VERY GOOD AT HOME.>>Eddie: DEFINITELY GREAT JOB BY THE COACHING STAFF, KEEPING DEPTH IN THE SQUAD. THE NEXT PLAYER STEPPING IN, WE SAW SEBASTIAN GUENZATTI COMING IN, HE HAS A COUPLE OF GREAT CHANCES, THAT’S AFTER FLEMMINGS COULDN’T KEEP GOING IN THE EARLY FIRST HALF.>>Drew: HERE’S CHILUYA WORKING OUT OF THE CORNER FOR BETHLEHEM. ROWDIES WERE OUT OF SORTS ABOUT THE FIRST TEN MINUTES, BUT THEY HAVE DONE A MARVELOUS JOB IN THE LAST 60 PLUS MINUTES MARKING VERY TIGHTLY AND SIMPLY NOT GETTING CAUGHT OFF GUARD.>>Eddie: THEY STRUGGLE GIVING UP THE SPACE. AND CORY BURKE FOUND HIMSELF FREE A COUPLE OF TIMES MAKING DEEP RUNS WITH SUCCESS. AFTER THEY ADJUSTED THE LINES, THEY HAVE DONE A FREIGHT JOB GRB KEEPING THE BALL.>>Drew: HERE’S CHILUYA, TRIES THE CROSS. ROWDIES ABLE TO GET IT BACK. CROWD CHANTING TAMPA BAY, TAMPA BAY. HERE IN THE 73rd MINUTE. AND GOING DOWN, LET’S SEE IF THIS IS GOING TO POSSIBLY BRING OUT A YELLOW. THIS, THE TIME OF THE GAME, WHERE LEGS START GETTING A LITTLE HEAVY AND BETHLEHEM TRAILING BY TWO GOALS. A LITTLE BIT OF DESPERATION AS JACK BLAKE WENT TO THE TURF.>>Eddie: THIS IS WHEN YOU ASK THE COACH, YOU NEED TO WORRY ABOUT MANAGE THE TIME. YOU SEE STUART CAMPBELL ON THE BENCH, YOU MAKE A COUPLE OF SUBS, YOU ARE UP 2-0, AS YOU SEE JACK BLAKE TAKING A PLAYER ON, HE GETS TRIPPED FROM BEHIND. COACH TAKING ADVANTAGE OF A COUPLE OF SECONDS HERE. TRAINER CAME ALL THE WAY OUT TO TAKE CARE OF JACK BLAKE. ROZEBOOM ENTERS THE GAME.>>Drew: ROZEBOOM, SIGNED IN JANUARY FROM THE OTTAWA FURY. HE’S A MIDFIELDER, TAM, THAT BRINGS A LOST EXPERIENCE AND VERY WELL RESPECTED AROUND THE LEAGUE AS WELL.>>HE’S A VERY GOOD PLAYER. GREAT LAD AS WELL. HE’S COME OUT TO CLOSE OUT THE GAME. DEFENSIVE-MINDED. BREAK OUT THE LANES FOR THE STEEL. HOPEFULLY SECURE THE WIN FOR THE ROWDIES.>>Eddie: THAT’S THE TACTICAL SUBSTITUTION RIGHT THERE, DREW. YOU BRING JOE COLE AND YOU BRING IN ROZEBOOM. ON THE OTHER SIDE, CORY BURKE COMES OUT, KEEP YOUR EYE ON BRANDON ALLEN. TWO GOALS FOR THE STEEL LAST YEAR. WE TALKED ABOUT IT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE BROADCAST. HE HAD TWO GOALS AGAINST RICHMOND KICKERS. BRANDON BURKE TRYING TO BRING A PLAYER WHO CAN SCORE GOALS, TRYING TO TIE UP THIS GAME IN THE LAST 20 MINUTES.>>Drew: AND THAT BEGS THE QUESTION, ARE YOU SURPRISED WE ARE SEEING BRANDON ALLEN THIS LATE? HE SCORED TWO GOALS. YOUR TEAM NEEDING A SPARK HERE IN BETHLEHEM. ARE YOU SURPRISED TO SEE HIM THIS LATE?>>Eddie: A LITTLE BIT. I WOULD HAVE PUT HIM IN AS SOON AS THEY GOT THE SECOND GOAL. GIVE HIM ENOUGH CHANCE TO ADJUST TO THE GAME. WE SEE THE SHOT INSIDE THE 18, BUT ANYWHERE NEAR THE FRAME.>>Drew: THAT WAS MARCUS EPPS. HE’S HAD GOOD OPPORTUNITIES SO FAR. THIS IS A YOUNG PLAYER THAT THE ORGANIZATION, PHILADELPHIA UNION VERY HIGH ON, A GUY THAT THEY THINK CAN DO A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING. HE’S GOT AN ELECTRIC RIGHT FOOT.>>Eddie: HE HAD A GREAT CAREER. FOR HIM IT’S A HOMECOMING. THAT’S WHY HE’S PLAYING SO WELL TONIGHT.>>Drew: YOU LISTEN COACH BRENDAN BURKE, HE SAYS WHEN IT COMES TO SIGNING GUYS GOING OUT ON THE MARKET AND LOOKING AT PLAYERS TO HELP THE ORGANIZATION, THE CAP IS ABOUT AGE 24. NOBODY OLDER THAN THAT IS GOING TO BE BROUGHT ON BY THE BETHLEHEM STEEL. THAT’S A TIGHT WINDOW, TAM, FOR YOU TO BE A PLAYER AND KNOW YOU ARE MAKING IT OR YOU ARE NOT MAKING IT.>>THE GUYS ARE GETTING YOUNGER AND YOUNGER. THEY HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCED PLAYERS. AT THIS STAGE, USL IS VERY MUCH A DEVELOPMENTAL LEAGUE, AT THE SAME TIME A VERY GOOD LEAGUE T SHOWS YOU THAT THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN SOCCER, THEY ARE TRYING TO GET THESE YOUNG PLAYERS AND WORK WITH THEM FROM AN EARLIER AGE.>>Eddie: I THINK WE ARE TALKING ABOUT TWO DIFFERENT FRANCHISES. THE ROWDIES, AN INDEPENDENT FRANCHISE, WHO ARE LOOKING TO BE PROMINENT AND TRYING TO WIN THE WHOLE LEAGUE. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE STEEL, THEY ARE MORE OF A FARM TEAM SYSTEM FOR PHILADELPHIA UNION. THEIR CONCERN IS TO BRING UP PLAYERS TO THE MLS. THEY HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB. THEY SEND SIX PLAYERS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS TO THE NEXT LEVEL. THEY ARE DOING THE JOB, DREW, BUT IT’S MORE OF A A.A.A.>>Drew: CLEAN SHEET SO FAR FOR MIZELL. I MENTIONED THAT 24-YEAR-OLD NUMBER, EDDIE, BRANDON ALLEN THOUGHT DENOT GET A FAIR SHAKE IN MLS. NOW WITH ANOTHER CHANCE FOR BETHLEHEM. TAMPA BAY THREATENING. THAT NEARLY WAS A TAP-IN FOR TAMPA BAY AND COULD HAVE BEEN THE THIRD GOAL OF THE NIGHT. CHRISTOH WAS RIGHT THERE IN POSITION, JUST INCHES AWAY.>>Eddie: GOOD JOB BY FERNANDES. HRISTOV LOOKING FOR THAT TAP-IN. GREAT DELIVERY, JUST GREAT IDEA. THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT TO DO AS YOU SEE NUMBER 10 RIGHT THERE, GEORGI HRISTOV, ALWAYS RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME. THAT’S THE SIGN OF A GREAT STARTER GOING FORWARD.>>GEORGI IS ALWAYS ON THE RIGHT SIDE. AND FERNANDES ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE.>>Drew: 2-0 SCORE, DREW, EDDIE RODRIQUEZ ALONG WITH TAM AND HEATHER DONNELLY DOWN ON THE FIELD. CROSS, NOBODY THERE FOR THE STEEL. AND TIME IS STARTING TO RUN OUT FOR BETHLEHEM. AS YOU SEE CHILUYA WHO HAS DONE A LOT OF RUNNING, STARTING TO CRAMP UP A BIT.>>Eddie: WE TALKED ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE IN THE HUMIDITY. THESE PLAYERS ARE NOT USED TO SWEATING SO MUCH AND LOSING SO MUCH WATER DURING A GAME. AND IT’S STARTING TO SHOW RIGHT THERE. THE CRAMPS. STILL HAVE FOUR MINUTES LEFT.>>Drew: ALSO HAVE TO MENTION THIS WEEK UP IN BETHLEHEM, THERE WAS A 12 INCHS SNOWSTORM. THAT THREW OFF THE PREPARATION COMING INTO THIS GAME. THESE GUYS DID NOT HAVE THEIR NORMAL WEEK. COACH BURKE HOPED IT WOULDN’T AFFECT HIS TEAM. RIGHT NOW, IN THE 80th MINUTE, BETHLEHEM LOOKING SHAKY, YOU HAVE TO WONDER.>>COMING FROM SNOW TO THIS IS OBVIOUSLY TWO OPPOSITE END OF THE SPECTRUM. IT WOULD HAVE AFFECTED THEIR STRATEGY. BUT DOESN’T TAKE AWAY FROM THE FACT THEY HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB OF WORKING THE BALL, BEING PATIENT AND FINISHING THEIR OPPORTUNITIES.>>Drew: TEN MINUTES LEFT IN REGULATION TIME. TAMPA BAY WITH A SHUTOUT IN THE WORKS AND POSSIBLY LOOKING FOR MORE. PLAYER TAKEN DOWN INSIDE THE 18 THAT TIME, AND THE CROWD UNHAPPY ONCE AGAIN.>>Eddie: THAT WAS BRANDON, CENTER BACK FROM THE STEEL. A LITTLE MUSCLE UP INSIDE THE BOX.>>Drew: GOALS TONIGHT BY HRISTOV AND FERNANDES. BOTH OF THEM SCORING THEIR SECOND RESPECTIVELY ON THIS YOUNG SEASON. SET PIECE COULDING UP FOR BETHLEHEM. TAKE A LOOK AT VAZQUEZ, OUR HEAD REFEREE TONIGHT. YOU LOOK AT THE 2-0 SCORE, ED Y KEEP IN MIND THAT WHAT LOOKED LIKE A GOAL LATE IN THE FIRST HALF, THIS SCORE SHOULD BE AND COULD BE EASILY 3-0 IN FAVOR OF THE ROWDIES.>>Eddie: YOU ARE RIGHT, TOWARD THE HALFTIME, GOOD DELIVERY IN THE BOX. YOU KNOW WHAT, YOU HAVE TO GIVE CREDIT TO THE ROWDIES. THEY HAD A GOAL. ANOTHER SUBSTITUTION BY THE STEEL.>>Drew: THIS IS MIKE CATALANO. GOT A NICE ASSIST. MADE A GOOD IMPACT. A PLAYER THAT THEY ARE VERY HIGH ON.>>Eddie: AND PROSPER CHILUYA WAS THE DEFENDER THAT WENT OUT DUE TO CRAMPS. TO FINISH THAT STATEMENT, THE ROWDIES CAME OUT IN THE SECOND HALF AND KEPT GOING FORWARD. KEPT PUSHING THE LINES AND KEPT CREATING CHANCES RIGHT SIDE, LEFT SIDE. LOOKING FOR JOE COLE ON TOP. AND FOR HRISTOV. AS WE SEE STUART CAMPBELL GIVING SOME OF THOSE INSTRUCTIONS. MORE THAN THAT TO THIS POINT, TAM, IT’S LIKE KEEP POSSESSION OF THAT BALL. YOU GOT TEN MINUTES LEFT, A LITTLE LESS AND YOU ARE UP 2-0. IT’S ABOUT CONTAINING THAT LEAD AND NOT CONCEDING ANY GOALS.>>YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT, TRY TO KEEP THE BALL AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. LIMIT YOUR MISTAKES. MAYBE YOU WILL MAKE A GOAL IN TRANSITION, THAT’S T ROWDIES WILL GET THE 3 POINTS.>>Drew: WELL, ROWDIES’ FANS, FOUR EX-TIME TO CATCH JOE COLE, GEORGI HRISTOV AND MARCEL SCHAFER, SATURDAY APRIL 7 AS THEY TAKE ON THE OTTAWA FURY. GAME TIME 7:30. PREGAME AT 7:00 HERE ON THIS TV TAMPA BAY. I HAD A CHANCE TO WATCH YOU AND HEATHER ON THE BIG SCREEN OUT THERE ON THIS GORGEOUS NIGHT. AND AL LANG, THE PREGAME SHOW AND OUR GAME TELECAST, JUST AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE WITH ALL OF THESE GREAT EXPERIENCE AND EVEN TAM IN THE BOOTH WITH US.>>Eddie: ALWAYS GREAT TO HAVE GUEST PLAYERS LIKE TAM WITH A LOT OF KNOWLEDGE IN THIS GAME. OF COURSE, HOPEFULLY WE CAN SEE YOU ON THE PITCH NEXT WEEKEND.>>I THINK HOPING ON MAKING A FEW APPEARANCE. IT’S BEEN A PLEASURE BEING UP HERE WITH TWO VETERANS, LEARNING THE ROPES. IT’S BEEN A GREAT GAME. HOME OPENER. TWO GOALS.>>Drew: TAKING ON MIZELL WITH THE GOOD HAND. HE IS SO QUICK TO THE BALL, TAM. HIS REACTION TIME IS REALLY SOMETHING SPECIAL.>>HE’S VERY ATHLETIC AS ARE THE OTHER TWO KEEPERS WE HAVE ON THE ROSTER. CODY HAS WON THE BATTLE FOR THE NUMBER ONEERCISM HE’S DONE FANTASTIC.>>Drew: ANOTHER CORNER KICK COMING UP. MIZELL AND HIS SECOND YEAR TENURE. HE’S A MUCH DIFFERENT PLAYER, YOU CAN SENSE THAT, WITH THE EXPERIENCE HE’S BEEN ABLE TO GATHER.>>HE’S COME BACK AND MUCH MORE CONFIDENT. HIS PERSONALITY IS COMING OUT NOW. HE’S A PRESENCE, HE KNOWS WHAT HE WANTS FROM HIS PLAYERS, HIS DEFENSE. HE’S BARKING ORDERS AND COMMANDING HIS BOX.>>Drew: PLAYER TENDED TO NOW FOR TAMPA BAY. I BELIEVE THAT IS GUENZATTI.>>Eddie: SEBASTIAN GUENZATTI.>>Drew: AND HE WILL BE ASSISTED BY THE ROWDIES’ STAFF. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A SUBSTITUTE HERE IN THE 86th MINUTE FOR TAMPA BAY.>>Eddie: JOCHEN GRAF WILL COME IN FOR GUENZATTI.>>Drew: SO WE PLAY ON. AND THIS CORNER KICK IS PUT IN A GREAT SPOT FOR BETHLEHEM. JUST A LITTLE BIT TO THE RIGHT.>>Eddie: THAT WAS CLOSE. THAT WAS DEREK JONES MAKING CONTACT WITH THE BALL INSIDE THE 6. GREAT TURN. AND JUST LIKE THAT, LOOKING FOR THE FAR POST. THAT WAS MIKE CATALANO WHO JUST CAME IN THE GAME. HELP A GREAT ASSIST LATE IN THE GAME AGAINST RICHMOND KICKERS. LOOKING TO DO THE SAME HERE.>>Drew: IF YOU ARE MIZELL, YOU CAN’T SEE WHAT’S GOING ON IN FRONT OF YOU. THE BALL JUST COMES BY YOU.>>Eddie: YEAH, IT HAPPENED SO QUICK. THAT’S WHY YOU WANT CAT-LIKE REFLEXES.>>Drew: ROWDIES ANOTHER RUN, NEARLY PAYING OFF. TAMPA BAY DOESN’T GET A GOAL, BUT ANOTHER IMPRESSIVE BUILDUP.>>Eddie: GRAF WAS MAKING A GOOD RUN IN THE BOX. NOW GEORGI IS PLAYING MORE ON THE RIGHT SIDE.>>Drew: STAY WITH US AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THIS GAME. WE’LL WRAP THINGS UP HERE. IN THE BOOTH. HEATHER AND I WILL HAVE COVERAGE DOWN ON THE FIELD. LOOKS LIKE ROWDIES ARE GOING TO BE HEADED FOR THEIR SEC WIN OF THE SEASON. STILL PLENTY OF TIME, THOUGH, ON THE CLOCK FOR BETHLEHEM TO AT LEAST GET ON THE SCOREBOARD.>>Eddie: IT WOULD BE A GREAT WIN FOR THEM. TAM, YOU CAN TESTIFY NOT ONLY THE FACT THAT YOU WIN, YOU WIN CONVINCINGLY. YOU COULD BE UP 3-0. OFF CLEAN SHOT, THE FACT YOU HAVE NOT MADE ANY MISTAKES DEFENSIVELY. YOU CAME OUT PLAYING TO YOUR SYSTEM AND YOU GOT A LOT OF PLAYERS ON THE PITCH AS WELL. A LOT OF PLAYERS GETTING QUALITY MINUTES IN THE SECOND HALF. OF COURSE, YOU TALKED ABOUT HOW DEEP YOUR ROSTER IS. RIGHT NOW THAT THERE IS NO INJURIES, OF COURSE, FLEMMINGS HAD TO BE TAKEN OUT. BUT OTHER THAN THAT, YOU HAVE A WHOLE ROSTER OF CHOICES AND THE NEXT PLAYER IS GOING TO STEP UP.>>YOU ARE RIGHT, THIS IS BIG FOR THE CONFIDENCE OF THE ROWDIES. THE ROWDIES WON THE FIRST GAME. THIS IS A GREAT RESULT FOR US, 6 POINTS ON THE BOARD, A HOME WIN. AND WE LOOK TO TAKE THAT INTO NEXT WEEK’S GAME. IT’S BUILDING WORK. YOU WORK ON NEXT WEEK’S GAME ON MONDAY. HOPEFULLY WE COME OUT WITH A WIN AND THEN IT’S ON TO THE NEXT. GAME BY GAME.>>Drew: DAVID NAJEM. LOOKING TO PUT THE FINISHING TOUCHES. A PLAYER WAS THERE LOOKED LIKE AN OPEN GOAL OPPORTUNITY IF THAT BALL HAD COME DOWN A LITTLE BIT.>>Eddie: FERNANDES WORKING ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE. YOU SAW THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SIDE. HRISTOV IS IS MAKING A GREAT RU. LOOKING FOR LEO FERNANDES CROSS.>>Drew: NAJEM DOUBLE TEAMED. AND FINALLY A WHISTLE THERE. THAT WILL BE A LATE YELLOW. DISHED OUT. VAZQUEZ HAS BEEN ONE BUSY GUY HERE TONIGHT. AFTER A MISSED CALL LIKE THAT, THE ONE LATE IN THE FIRST HALF, MIZELL COMING UP TO STAY WITH THIS ONE AND REEL IT IN. WILL THE OFFICIALS TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THAT GOAL, MAKE THE ADJUSTMENT, BASICALLY CONFESS AND BASICALLY TAKE IT ON THE CHIN, LIKE THIS ONE WAS ALL OURS?>>Eddie: ABSOLUTELY. THEY HAVE TO LOOK AT THE VIDEO AND LOOK AT THE REPLAY AND SEE THAT IT CLEARLY WAS A GOAL. OF COURSE, THEY HAVE THE ARGUMENT IT HAPPENED SO FAST. THERE ARE TIMES WHERE THERE ARE HUMAN ERRORS, YOU JUST GOT TO MOVE ON. LEARN FROM IT AND CONTINUE TO PRESS FORWARD. BUT IT JUST HAPPENED SO FAST. [INDISCERNIBLE] I PUT MORE BLAME ON THE LINESMAN. HE HAS THAT ANGLE. ESPECIALLY YOU HAVE A DEFENDER FALLING BACKWARDS INTO THE GOAL.>>Drew: FOUR MINUTES OF EXTRA TIME NOW FOR THE ROWDIES AND THE STEEL. BEEN MOSTLY ALL THE HOME TEAM HERE TONIGHT. BETHLEHEM TRYING TO GET OUT OF HERE WITH AT LEAST SOMETHING TO SHOW FOR. MOAR WITH A NICE TOUCH. MIZELL IS THERE. BRANDON ALLEN WAS TRYING TO GET IN POSSESSION. THEY ARE TRYING TO GET ALLEN THE TOUCH.>>Eddie: FOUR MINUTES OF STOPPAGE TIME IN THIS GAME. ALL THE ROWDIES NEED TO DO IS MANAGE TIME, KEEP THAT SHAPE IN THE BACK, CONTINUE TO TRY TO POSSESS THE BALL. JUST CONTINUE TO MAKE RUNS FORWARD. AFTER ALL, THE BEST DEFENSE LET’S THAT OFFENSE WITH GEORGI HRISTOV GOING FORWARD. SOME OF THE PLAYERS COMING IN, FULL TANK OF GAS.>>Drew: ONE OF THE MOST ACTIVE STEEL MEMBERS TONIGHT. SANTI MOAR, THE SPANIARD. CHAMBERS TO THE RIGHT SIDE NOW, A LITTLE TOO FAR. MARCUS EPPS CAN’T CHASE IT DOWN.>>Eddie: CHAMBERS, THE CAPTAIN, HE’S BEEN ACTIVE IN THE LAST 20 MINUTES. HE HAS THE ABILITY TO SPRAY THE BALL EVERYWHERE. NICE LITTLE FLICK TO THE FAR POST.>>Drew: RALF’S MOB MAKING A LOT OF NOISE, THE ROWDIES ON THE VERGE OF STAYING PERFECT. EDDIE, YOU HAD A CHANCE TO CALL A COME OF EXHIBITION CONTESTS FOR THE ROWDIES. THEY SORT OF PUT THE PIECES TOGETHER, GET THE NEW GUYS ACCLIMATED. THEY DID NOT LOOK LIKE THEY WERE CLICKING ON ALL CYLINDERS LIKE THEY ARE TONIGHT.>>Eddie: THAT’S WHAT THE PRE-SEASON IS FOR, ABOUT GETTING FIT AND QUALITY MINUTES. YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT THE RESULTS. YOU SEE THIS GREAT CHANCE HERE, A PUSH OFF ON GRAF. IT’S ABOUT COMING INTO THE SEASON AND PEAKING AT THE RIGHT TIME. THEY HAD A GOOD PRE-SEASON AS FAR AS HOW THEY PLAY. A COUPLE OF GREAT RESULTS AGAINST THE MLS TEAMS. IT’S ABOUT PUTTING IT TOGETHER FOR THE REGULAR SEASON. SO FAR, DREW, THEY ARE 2 FOR 2.>>Drew: LIKELY THE FINAL MINUTE. A LITTLE BIT OF WORD BETWEEN THESE TWO SIDES AS HRISTOV AND CHAMBERS NEED TO BE JUST SEPARATED FOR A MOMENT. TWO GREAT COMPETITORS THERE. GORSKIE, VERY QUIETLY PLAYED WELL FOR TAMPA BAY TONIGHT. AND THAT WILL DO IT. CHAMBERS AND HRISTOV, NOT DONE JUST YET.>>Eddie: YOU SEE COLLINS, THE CAPTAIN, COMING TO THE RESCUE. JUST LIKE THAT, THE ROWDIES PUT THE EXCLAMATION POINT.>>Drew: HAPPY HRISTOV DAY CELEBRATED. AND LET’S HEAD IT DOWN ON THE FIELD. HEATHER DONNELLY IS DOWN ON THE FIELD.>>Heather: COACH, ALWAYS GOOD TO PICK UP 3 POINTS. WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT YOUR TEAM, YOU WERE ABLE TO BOUNCE BACK ESPECIALLY AFTER A TOUGH CALL AT THE END OF THE FIRST HALF.>>I THOUGHT WE PLAYED WELL. WE WERE VERY GOOD. WE HAD A CLEAR GOAL RULED OUT. NOT GIVEN. SO WE SPOKE AT HALFTIME, ABOUT NOT FEELING SORRY FOR OURSELVES. WE STILL HAD 45 MINUTES TO WIN THE GAME. WE DONE THAT.>>Heather: A LOT OF GOOD THINGS TO TAKE WAY AWAY. WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR TEAM?>>THE OVERALL PERFORMANCE WAS GREAT FROM THE FIRST MINUTE. WE LIMIT THEM TO A FEW CHANCES.>>Heather: THANKS FOR YOUR TIME. GUYS?>>Drew: THANK YOU SO MUCH. THE CELEBRATION HAS BEGUN. A HAPPY HOME BUNCH TONIGHT FOR THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES. TAM, WHAT WAS THE MOST IMPRESSIVE THING YOU SAW OUT OF YOUR TEAM?>>I THINK THE AMOUNT OF CHANCES WE CREATED TONIGHT BODES VERY WELL FOR THE FUTURE. AS WE HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT, LOTS OF ATTACKING PLAYERS ON THE ROSTER. THEY ARE PRODUCING AND CREATING CHANCES WHICH IS FANTASTIC.>>Drew: LET’S SEND IT TO HEATHER ONE MORE TIME.>>Heather: COACH, TOUGH ONE TONIGHT. WHAT DO YOU TAKE AWAY FROM THIS ONE?>>THEY WERE G THEY WERE SHARPER ON THE BALL THAN WE WERE. ESPECIALLY IN THE FIRST HALF. BUT CAME ALIVE IN THE SECOND HALF. THEY DESERVED IT. THERE COULD HAVE BEEN MORE FOR THEM.>>Heather: YOU HEAD BACK FOR A HOME GAME WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE WORKED ON BETWEEN NOW AND THEN?>>ON THE DEFENSIVE SIDE, WE CONCEDED WAY TOO MUCH SPACE. BOTH IN THEIR HALF END AND OUR OWN HALF. WE NEVER GOT NEAR THE BALL. THEY PLAYED THIS GAME AT A DIFFERENT TEMPO. THE EFFORT WAS GOOD. BUT THE ENERGY LEVEL BEHIND IT WASN’T GREAT.>>Heather: THANKS, COACH. GUYS?>>Drew: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. TAMPA BAY IMPRESSIVE TONIGHT AS THEY DOMINATE CHANCES OVER BETHLEHEM. 2-0 THE FINAL SCORE. RALF’S MOB IS ROCKING. THE POST GAME SHOW COMING UP NEXT ON THIS TV.>>Drew: WELCOME TO THE ROWDIES POST GAME SHOW. DAVID NAJEM ONE OF THE STARS TONIGHT. ROWDIES GET AN IMPRESSIVE 2-0 WIN OVER THE BETHLEHEM STEEL. LET’S GET RIGHT TO THE HIGHLIGHTS. SO MANY HIGHS AND LOWS IN THE FIRST HALF. ESPECIALLY IN THIS GAME FOR TAMPA BAY. THE DEFENSE ON THEIR HEELS.>>Eddie: A GREAT CROSS, BURKE WITH A HEADER. HOW ABOUT CODY MIZELL DOING WHAT HE DOES BEST, PUTS THE BALL OVER THE NET.>>Drew: TAMPA BAY COMING RIGHT BACK THOUGH, GETTING IT NEAR THE 6 THAT TIME. MCCARTHY, THE GOALIE FOR BETHLEHEM, WAS OUTSTANDING.>>Eddie: FERNANDES WITH THE GREAT SHOT TO THE FAR POST. MCCARTHY ONCE AGAIN ON THE RIGHT SPOT.>>Drew: LEO FERNANDES HAD A SENSE THAT EVENTUALLY HE WAS GOING TO BREAK THROUGH. THAT WAS THE GOAL, THE ONE WE THOUGHT WAS CLEARLY ACROSS THE LINE.>>Eddie: JACK BLAKE WITH A GREAT CROSS. AND HRISTOV GETS UP AND HEADSEL BALL AT THE HIGHEST POINT. THAT WAS A 1-0 UP FOR THE ROWDIES.>>Drew: SO HRISTOV WITH HIS 55th GOAL AS A TAMPA BAY ROWDY. HE HAS PLENTY MORE. THEN FERNANDES, SIMPLY MAGICAL TONIGHT.>>Eddie: HE GOES ONE ON ONE. STEP OVER. HITS TO THE FRONT POST. JUST LIKE THAT, MAKES IT 2-0 FOR THE ROWDIES.>>Drew: FERNANDES AND HRISTOV, BOTH OF THESE GUYS CONTINUE TO PLAY LIKE THIS, I’M TELLING YOU, WITH THE YOUNGSTERS IN THIS LINEUP, THIS COULD BE A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM.>>Eddie: THEY ARE DOING THEIR JOB. FERNANDES OUT OF THE LEFT, HRISTOV LOOKING TO BREAK THE ALL-TIME TAMPA BAY ROWDIES RECORD. HE’S OR THE PACE. HE HAD ONE TONIGHT, HE HAS TWO MORE TO GO.>>Drew: SHOTS ON GOAL, 12-4. 26-7 TOTAL SHOTS. THAT’S NEAR TOTAL DOMINATION.>>Eddie: THAT TELLS YOU THAT ROWDIES CAME OUT GOING FORWARD. THEY WANTED TO BRING NUMBERS UP, CREATE CHANCES. THEY HAVE PLAYERS LIKE COLE, HRISTOV. EVEN THE RIGHT FULL BACK, NAJEM GOING FORWARD.>>Drew: WE’LL STEP ASIDE. OUR POST GAME SHOW CONTINUES. GEORGI HRISTOV, A GOAL TONIGHT. 2-0 VICTORY. WE ARE BACK WITH MORE IN JUST A MOMENT WITH MORE FROM AL LANG.>>Drew: IT IS TIME FOR THE SHOT OF THE GAME. IT CAME FROM GEORGI HRISTOV, THE HEADER TO GET THE ROWDIES ON THE BOARD. LET’S SEND IT TO HEATHER DOWN ON THE FIELD.>>Heather: THANK YOU. GEORGI, BIG WIN FOR YOU IN YOUR HOME OPENER. HOW DID IT FEEL PICKING UP 3 POINTS IN FRONT OF YOUR HOME CROWD?>>AMAZING. I’M HAPPY. I THINK THERE WERE AT LEAST ME, THEY SURPRISED ME A LITTLE BIT. THEY WERE MUCH BETTER THAN WHAT I EXPECTED. ALTHOUGH WE MISS A LOT OF CHANCES. FIRST HALF, I THINK WE WERE THE BETTER TEAMOVER ALL. WE HAD A CLEAR GOAL THE FIRST HALF. SECOND HALF, WE STEPPED UP EVEN MORE. I’M HAPPY THAT WE WON THE GAME. UP 3 POINTS, BUT SWEET.>>Heather: TALK ABOUT THE GOAL SCORING WITH YOUR HEAD WHICH USUALLY ISN’T THE WAY YOU SCORE.>>Eddie: I’M VERY HAPPY. YOU KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE A GOOD BALL COMING FROM JACK. TRIED TO BE ON THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME. I’M HAPPY I WAS THERE. AND IT WAS A GREAT GOAL FROM JACK. I’M HAPPY.>>Heather: THANKS, GEORGI. BACK TO YOU GUYS.>>Drew: THANK YOU SO MUCH. ROWDIES CONTINUING TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS. A 2-0 VICTORY AND 3 POINTS IN THE SECOND WEEK OF THE REGULAR SEASON. BACK WITH MORE IN JUST A MOMENT.>>Drew: 2-0 VICTORY FOR THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES. FANS GETTING AUTOGRAPHS. HOW ABOUT THE FIRST CLEAN SHEET FOR CODY MIZELL. HE’S STANDING BY RIGHT NOW WITH HEATHER DONNELLY. THE ROWDIES’ NEW GOALIE. HE MUST BE A HAPPY MAN.>>Heather: THANKS, GUYS. A CLEAN SHEET. YOU ARE BACK IN FRONT OF THE FANS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SEVERAL YEARS, BACK IN GREEN AND GOLD. WHAT WAS TONIGHT LIKE?>>SPECIAL. I GOT GOOSE BUMPS. I LOVE IT HERE. ANOTHER 3 POINTS AND WE ARE STARTING SEASON STRONG.>>Heather: YOU HAD SEVERAL GREAT SAVES IN GOAL. TAKE ME THROUGH THE NIGHT.>>IT’S STILL NEW, A COUPLE OF GUYS FILLING IN. THANKFULLY WE GOT 3 POINTS.>>Heather: STILL EARLY IN THE SEASON. EVERYONE SEEMS TO BE CLICKING. WHAT’S WORKING SO WELL?>>CHEMISTRY. THE STAFF DID A GOOD JOB OF BRINGING THE VETERANS IN. WE HAVE ADAPTED VERY WELL. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A STRONG YEAR AND I’M EXCITED.>>Heather: THANKS. BACK TO YOU.>>Drew: HELP SEVERAL BIG SAVES. THEY CAME EARLY AND SENSATIONAL.>>Eddie: LOOK AT THIS GREAT SHOT BY CODY BURKE. THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS HE DOES SO WELL, KEEPS THE ROWDIES IN THIS GAME. HE TALKED ABOUT ONE OF THE BEST THINGS IS THE TEAM CHEMISTRY, THEY GEL DURING THE PRE-SEASON. THAT’S WHAT THEY HAVE DONE SO WELL.>Drew: THE OTHER TWO GOALIES VERY TALENTED. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR MIZELL TO CONTINUE TO PLAY AT THIS LEVEL FOR HIM TO STAY IN THE GOAL. SO CODY MIZELL, WE SAW HIM LAST WEEK, LAST YEAR WITH CHARLOTTE, THE INDEPENDENCE, DOING GREAT THINGS FOR TAMPA BAY THIS YEAR.>>Eddie: A GREAT PICK UP. GIVE CREDIT TO THE COACH. THE GOALKEEPER COACH, STEWART BROUGHT HIM IN. BROUGHT HIM INTO THE ROWDIES. THIS IS THE SEC TIME WITH THE ROWDIES. NOW HE TRULY IS A LEER.>>Drew: MORE FROM AL LANG STADIUM. WE’LL PUT THE FINAL TOUCHES ON THE SEC WIN OF THE YEAR FOR TAMPA BAY IN JUST A MOMENT.>>Drew: TAMPA BAY ROWDIES GET THEIR SECOND WIN OF THE YEAR, 2-0 THE SCORE OVER BETHLEHEM STEEL FC. TAMPA BAY WILL STAY ON TOP OF THE EASTERN CONFERENCE. THE CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE ARE RIGHT THERE WITH THEM. ATLANTA UNITED PLAYING IN THE EASTERN CONFERENCE. AND THERE’S A LOOK AROUND THE LEAGUE, LOUISVILLE CITY, NORTH CAROLINA FC POSTPONED. ATLANTA UNITED GETS THE VICTORY% OVER RED BULLS. CHARLESTON VICTORIOUS, CHARLOTTE AND NASHVILLE AND PITTSBURGH HAVE A SCORELESS TIE THERE. OUR SCHEDULE COMING UP FOR THE ROWDIES, LOUISVILLE CITY A HUGE GAME COMING UP. AND THEN RED BULLS AND RIO MONARCHS IN THE UPCOMING WEEKS. LOUISVILLE CITY GOING TO BE A TREMENDOUS MENNOUS CHALLENGE AND OTTAWA FURY THE NEXT HOME MATCH ON APRIL 7. YOU CAN WATCH IT ON THIS TV, IT BEGINS AT 7:00. THE GAME BEGINS AT 7:30. EDDIE, GREAT JOB TONIGHT. I THINK A HUGE OPENING STATEMENT BY THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES.>>Eddie: THEY DID A GREAT JOB ESPECIALLY FOR THEIR FIRST HOME OUTING. THEY PLAYED THE FIRST GAME CLEAN SHEET. NOW THEY WIN THE GAME AT HOME. THEY GET ANOTHER 3 POINTS.>>Drew: GREAT JOB BY HEATHER, EDDIE AND OUR CREW. LET’S ENJOY THE MATCH IN 5.

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