Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Charlotte Independence: October 6, 2018

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Charlotte Independence: October 6, 2018


>>>IT’S BEEN A HUGE WEEK FOR THE ROWDIES ORGANIZATION, AND THEY CAP IT OFF WITH THE FINAL MATCH OF THE EDWARDS ERA. IT’S A MUST-WIN AS THEY TRY TO HANG ON TO PLAYING IN THE PLAYOFF. ROWDIES VERSUS CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE. GETTING SET FOR A HUGE NIGHT HERE. THE 2018 HOME FINALE, AND IT WILL BE PACK HERE. HOLE J, WELCOME TO THE — HELLO, WELCOME TO THE PREGAME. HEATHER THOMAS WITH YOU, GETTING YOU READY FOR THE MATCH. IT’S A BIG ONE. THE HOME FINALE AND BILL EDWARDS LAST MATCH AS OWNER, AFTER ANNOUNCING THAT HE SOLD THE TEAM TO TO THE TAMPA BAY RAYS. FIRST THE BIG NEWS OF THE WEEK. BILL EDWARDS ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY THAT HE SOLD THE ROWDIES TO THE NEIGHBOURS DOWN THE STREET, THE TAMPA BAY RAYS. EDMUNDSTON BROUGHT THE TEAM IN 2017. AND INVESTED MILLIONS IN STADIUM RENOVATION AND PERSONNEL. THE AGREEMENT INCLUDES A PROVISION THAT THEY MUST REMAIN FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. MANAGEMENT WILL TRANSITION. WHETHER IT’S THE REGULAR SEASON OR LATER. EDWARDS MADE THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT ALONGSIDE RAY’S PRESIDENT, RICK PRIEMAN.>>I COULDN’T BE HAPPIER TO HAND THE REINS TO A TEAM THAT IS NEAR AND DEAR TO MY HEARD. TO THE RAYS. I’M ANNOUNCING I’M TELLING THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES TO THE TAMPA BAY RAYS. [ CLAPPING ]>>WHY AM I DINING THIS? I WANTED TO KEEP IT LOCAL. IN TOWN, HERE. THIS SITUATION, I THINK, IS A GREAT THING FOR ST. PETERSBURG TO HAVE A MAJOR LEAGUE TEAM OWN THEM IN TOWN, WITHIN MILES OF ONE ANOTHER.>>FOR 14 YEARS WE HAVE PROUDLY OWNED AND OPERATED THE RAYS. OUR FUTURE HAS NEVER BEEN BRIGHTER AND OUR COMMITMENT TO THE TAMPA BAY REGION HAS NEVER BEEN STRONGER. THIS IS AN INVESTMENT IN THE ROWDIES AND DOWNTOWN ST. PETE. WE EXPECT THE ROWDIES TO BE A LARGE PART OF THE RENAISSANCE OF DOWN TIME. WE ARE EAGER TO ENGAGE WITH THE FANS AND SUPPORTERS ON HOW TO CONTINUE THE EXCITING TRAJECTORY THAT THIS FRANCHISE IS ON.>>THE RAYS JOIN A GROWING LIST OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAMS JOINING THE USL OWNERSHIP SUCH AS A CHICAGO CUBS AND CARDINALS. IT’S A TESTAMENTM TO THE SPOR. MAKE NO MISTAKE THE FUTURE OF ROWDIES IS SECURE, AND COULDN’T BE IN BETTER HANDS.>>WHAT A PERFECT MARRIAGE THIS IS, TWO ORGANIZATIONS THAT CARE ABOUT THE COMMUNITY THAT HAVE INVESTED BACK INTO THIS COMMUNITY. FOR ME TODAY, IS A GLORIOUS DAY BECAUSE THE FRANCHISE AND THE FUTURE OF THIS FRAN CHOICE IS SECURE. THE FUTURE IN ST. PETERSBURG IS SECURE. THE COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY IS SECURE, AND THE INVESTMENT IN THE COMMUNITY IS SECURE. FOR THAT I THANK BOTH CHORING NICEATIONS AND CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THE NEXT CHAPTER IN THE LIFE OF THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES.>>JOINING ME AT THE DESK IS MAN OF THE HOUR BILL EDWARDS. YOU SAID AT TUESDAY’S PRESS CONFERENCE, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. IS THIS WHY YOU FELT IT WAS THE RIGHT TIME TO SELL THE TEAM. YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED ALL THAT YOU WANTED TO AND NEW YOU MOVE ONTO THE NEXT THING.>>YES, I THINK WE HAVE. IT’S A FIVE YEAR PLAY THAT TOOK A LONG TIME. WE HAVE GONE THROUGH A LOT OF CHANGES IN THE TEAM, LANDSCAPE, CITY, SPONSORS, AND ARE A TEAM. WE HAVE GOTTEN TO THE TOP OF WHERE WE SHOULD BE, IT’S EXCITING TO TURN OVER SOMETHING THAT IS DOING WELL.>>THE SHAM HAS GROWN SO MUCH. WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF.>>I’M PROUD OF THE PEOPLE. THE PEOPLE IN THIS TOWN. THE PEOPLE THAT WORK IN THIS TEAM, LIKE YOURSELF AND ALL THE GANG. ALL THE PEOPLE THAT WORK HERE THAT HAVE DONE A PHENOMINAL JOB. I’M PROUD OF THEM AND WHAT THEY HAVE DONE. WITHOUT THEM WE COULD NEVER HAVE DONE THIS. WE HAVE A BIG GANG.>>I KNOW YOU CARE ABOUT THE TEAM AND THE CITY. YOU DIDN’T WANT TO SELL TO ANYONE. WHAT MADE YOU THINK THE RAYS WAS A RIGHT FIT.>>THEY ARE LOCAL. THEY’VE BEEN HERE 12-13 YEARS, AND DID A GREAT JOB OF RUNNING THE TEAM AND DOING THE RIGHT THING. THEY ARE MAJOR LEAGUE. THEY ARE THE PEOPLE THAT SHOULD BE DOING THIS. I NEVER ATTENDED A SOCCER GAME. I WAS STRUGGLING TO FIGURE OUT HOW SOCCER WORKED. I EQUATED BUSINESS TO IT, MADE IT SUCCESSFUL. NOW IT’S SUCCESSFUL THAT SOMEONE CAN PICK IT UP AND RUN WITH IT. THEY ARE HERE, LOCAL. THEY UNDERSTAND IT.>>YOU MADE SURE THERE WAS A PROVISION THAT SAID THE ROWEDIES MUST PLAY EAR AT AL LANG FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. WHY WAS THAT.>>I HAD TO MAKE SURE WHATEVER I BUILT CONNED ON. LIKE IN — BUILT CONTINUED ON. IT’S LIKE I HAVE TO HAND THE TORCH OFF. I WANT TO MAKE SURE THE PERSON THAT GRABS IT DOESN’T DROP IT.>>YOU SAID YOU ARE KEEPING YOUR ROW OF SEATS BEHIND THE BENCH. WHAT DO YOU ROPE TO SEE FOR THE — HOPE TO SEE FOR THE FUTURE.>>THE SAME THING, I HOPE TO EXPAND THE STADIUM. WHO KNOWS WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE. YOU HAVE A GOOD START. A SOLD OUT GAME. WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK FOR. DOWNTOWN ST. PETERSBURG ON A SATURDAY NIGHT WATCHING A GREAT TAME.>>THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY. IN FIVE YEARS, THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME ON.>>THAT IS IT.>>WE HAVE TO STEP ASIDE. WE ARE NOT DONE TALKING ABOUT THE SALE. AFTER THE BREAK, THE RAY’S PRESIDENT JOINS US LIVE ON THE ROWDIES PRE-GAME SHOW. STAY WITH US. >>>WELCOME BACK TO THE ROWDIES PREGAME SHOW. THE HOME FINALE IN 2018. NOW I’M JOINED HERE AT THE DESK BY RAY’S PRESIDENT BRIAN AULD. THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY THE PREGAME SHOW. FIRST OF ALL, THE ROWDIES ORGANIZATION HAS A STRONG HISTORY AND A BIG FAN MACE. BASE. HOW WILL YOU BUILD UPON THE SUCCESS? >>EXACTLY THAT. HOLE BUILD ON WHAT WE HAVE HERE. WE DON’T WANT TO CHANGE ANYTHING. WE WANT TO EXPAND ON WHAT WE HAVE UP THE STREET. BRING A FEW PEOPLE IN. THINGS ARE GREAT AND WE WANT TO SEE IT MOVE IN THE RIGHT TRAJECTORY.>>THEY’LL OPERATE SUCCESSFULLY. THERE’S A CHANCE FOR CROSS PROMOTION AND LEARNING. HOW CAN IT WORK TO THE BENEFIT OF BOTH TEAMS TO HAVE BASEBALL AND SOCCER UNDER THE SAME CONTRACT.>>WE HAVE A LOT OF SALES CONTACTS. WE CAN USE THOSE TO MOVE SOCCER TICKET. WE HAVE AN INCREDIBLE SPORT SCIENCE DEPARTMENT. AND PARTNERING WITH THE GREAT STAFF AT THE ROWDIES TO SEE WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM ONE ANOTHER. WAYS TO COOPERATE AND MAKE BOTH ORGANIZATIONS BEATER WILL COME OUT IN THE COMING MONTHS, AND WE LEARN ALL OF THEM.>>SOCCER IS A UNIQUE SPORT. AND YOUR EXPERIENCE AT ROWDY’S GAMES, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE ATMOSPHERE.>>WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOKING TO HAVE A GREAT TIME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL TEAM. THE ROWDIES WILL BE GREAT ABOUT TEACHING AMERICANS THE GAME OF SOCCER. WE WANT TO SPOR THAT ENDEAVOUR TOO. THEY LOVE SOCCER. IT WILL BE A FUN THING FOR EVERYONE IN THE RAY’S ORGANIZATION, TO COME FORWARD.>>AS A FORMER SOCCER PLAYER. PRIOR TO THIS, DID YOU HAVE A TEAM YOU SPORED OR A FAVORITE PLAYER.>>ALWAYS LIVE AND DIE. WITH THE C.O.N.C.A.C.A.F. AND THE REST. BUT WE HAVE TO SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN THE OTHER AREA. THE SANAA BAY EARTHQUAKES HAD MY ATTENTION, I GREW UP WATCHING DONOVAN. HE’S ONE OF MY PEERS. HE’S BEEN ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLAYERS.>>LAST QUESTION. THIS WILL BE A FUNNY RIDE. I’LL BE EXCITED. THERE’LL BE A USL SUP IN THE FUTURE. AN EXCITING ATTACKING STYLE OF SOCCER. SAC I AM EEG TOR PUT IN PLACE. IF WE CAN EMPOWER THE INCREDIBLE PEOPLE IN THE ROWDIES ORGANIZATION TO DO WHAT THEY DO, WE’LL REACH NEW HEIGHTS.>>THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT IS NUMBER E.>>NOW LET’S SWITCH GEARS AND TALK THE MATCH. ROWDIES HOSTING CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE IN THE HOME FINALE. HERE IS A LOOK AT THE ROWDIES STARTING 11. JOE COLE GETTING THE START. IT’S HIS FIRST START IN THE LAST COUPLE OF GAMES, HE’S BEEN COMING OFF THE BENCH. AND LEON TAYLOR. HIS FIRST APPEARANCE ASSISTANCE PLAYING NORTH CAROLINA. FOUR ROWDIES UNIABLE INCLUDING GEORGI HRISTOV, SUFFERING A SPRAIN TWO WEEKS AGO. DAVE, STEFANO WORKING TO GET BACK FROM LONG-TERM INJURIES. THE ROWDIES DID DAMAGE TO PLAYOFF HOPES WITH A DISAPPOINTING DRAW ON THE ROAD AGAINST ATLANTA UNITED. TAMPA BAY HAD THE BULK OF THE CHANCES. THEY WERE LOOKING GOOD THERE TO START. SEBASTIAN SCORED THE GO AHEAD GOAL IN THE 68th MINUTE. STILL LOOKING AT THE CHANCES THERE. THEN WE HAVE HERE SEBASTIAN. NICE GOAL THERE. AND THEN TAMPA BAY FELL A MINUTE SHORT OF BRINGING HOME THREE POINTS. ATLANTA EARNT A LAST-MINUTE FREE KICK AND THE EQUALISER NAPPED INTO TOPPAGE TYPE — STOPPAGE TIME. AFTER PICKING UP A POINT IN ATLANTA. THE ROWDIES HAVE 41 POINTS, SITTING IN 11th. WITH TWO GAMES LEFT TO PLAY, THE POINT TOTAL IS 47 POINTS. THE PLAYOFF LINE IS 44. THE THREE TEAMS AHEAD OF TAMPA BAY HAVE A GAME IN HAND. THEY’LL NEED A LOT OF HELP IF THEY SNEAK INTO THE TOP SPOT.>>NOW WE WELCOME DREW. THE DRAW IN ATLANTA, THE ROWDIES NEEDED THREE POINTS THERE.>>A DIFFICULT ONE TO DEAL WITH. THE ROWDIES LED FOR MOST OF THE WAY. THE 93RD MINUTE THEY WERE A MAN UP IN THAT MOMENT. ATLANTA DOWN TO 10 MEN. UNABLE TO GET ONE PAST DANIEL VEGA FOR THE TYING SCORE. TWO ROAD GAMES, BEC “ROWDY” RAWLINGS WITH A POINT. NOW, THEY HAVE NO MARGIN FOR ERROR. IF THEY WANT TO ADVANCE TO THE POST SEASON. THEY NEED A WIN. THEY HAVE TO GET A WIN AND NEED HELP IN FRONT OF THEM. WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.>>LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE HOW IT SHAKES OUT.>>IT’S TIME FOR A BREAK. WHEN WE COME BACK WE’LLTO PREVIEW THE MATCH, INCLUDING A CHAT WITH HAFFED COACH NEILL COLLINS — WITH HEAD COACH NEILL COLLINS. >>>ONE PLACE I HAVE NEVER BEEN IN THE US, IS UP IN THE NORTH EAST. THE VERMONT NEW HAMPSHIRE AREA, I HAVE NEVER VENTURED UP THERE.>>TECHNICALLY I HAVE BEEN THERE, WHEN I WAS 11. OF AN AGE THAT ENJOYED DIFFEREN PARTS OF VEGAS. I’D SAY IT IS MINE.>>I HAVE TO GO OFF ONCE.>>PROBABLY LAS VEGAS FOR THE EXPERIENCE.>>TWO PLACES THAT I REALLY WANT TO SEE IS HAWAII. HAVING BEEN WHERE I WANT TO BE IN ALASKA.>>LOOKS BEAUTIFUL.>>COLORADO, AND THEY WERE TELLING ME ABOUT THAT LAST YEAR. SAN DIEGO FOR SURE. I LOVED IT. SAN DIEGO. IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES. I’VE NEVER BEEN TO CALIFORNIA. I WANT TO GO THERE.>>SAN FRANCISCO. SAN DIEGO. EVERYONE SAID I WOULD LOVE KALI, I CAN SEE MYSELF THERE. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE SAN FRANCISCO.>>NEVER BEEN THERE. IN CALIFORNIA. I’VE NEVER BEEN IN NEW YORK CITY. I’M DYING TO BE THERE.>>I’VE BEEN TO SEATTLE. I HAVE NEVER PROPERLY VISITED THERE. I WILL HAVE TO SAY SEATTLE. FOR A GOOD WEEK. IT WILL BE WELL ENJOY I BELIEVE.>>ROWDY’S HEAD COACH COLLINS SPOKE WITH DREW ON THE FIELD. LET’S HEAR FROM COACH COLLINS AHEAD OF THE FINALE IN L.A.>>FINAL REGULAR SEASON HOME GAME. IT’S A MUST WIN. YOU HAVE TO MAINTAIN HOPES OF A PLAYOFF STOP.>>YES, OF COURSE, WE ARE DISAPPOINTED. THE PERFORMANCE DESERVED IT. WE MADE IT DIFFICULT FOR OURSELVES. UNDER THE SUN IN ST. PETE, WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS EVENING. SO MUCH GOING ON OFF THE PITCH. WITH THE SALE OF THE TEAM. THE COACH IS GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND.>>IT’S EXCITING ABOUT THAT. THAT IS THE BACKBURNER. FEEL FOCUSED ON THE GUYS, THE RESULT ON THE FIELD. THAT’S ALL WE CAN EFFECT. THREE POINTS. SEND THEM HOME HAPPY. IT’S BEEN A FANTASTIC SPOR. I AM SURE IN THE FUTURE. LET’S FINISH THE JOB.>>BILL EDWARDS DID A PHENOMENAL JOB HOLDING THE TEAM. DO YOU WANT IT GIVE HIM A BIG SENT OFF IN S? >>100%. ROWDY, THERE’S NO MORE THAT CAN QUANTIFY WHAT HE IS DONE. THE BEST THING WE CAN DO IS WIN FOR HIM.>>GOOD STUFF FROM DREW AND NEIL. AFTER YESTERDAY’S SESSION WE SPOKE TO LEON AND LANCE ROZEBOOM. BEEN HOW MUCH WAS AT STAKE.>>IT’S A MUST WIN. WE HAVE TO PLAY TO THE BEST ABILITY. WE HAVE A GREAT FAN BASE. THIS ONE WOULD BE THE LAST GAME. WE PUSH IT ON TO BE MORE HUNGRY. MORE – MORE HUNGRY AND BE BETTER FOR THE GAME.>>OBVIOUSLY NOW THERE’S NO NEED FOR MISTAKES, THE WIN. WE NEED TO WIN SATURDAY, NEXT WEEKEND. WE KNOW THAT. WE ARE REALLY EXCITED TO PLAY IN FRONT OF THE HOME CROWD. WE THINK THAT WILL GIVE IT A LOT OF ENERGY. THE GUYS ARE READY TO GO. IT’S BEEN A – WE KNOW IT’S BEEN A GRIND. THE GUYS ARE READY TO PUT IN A GOOD EFFORT.>>I FEEL LIKE IT’S GOING TO BE A FINAL. BOTH TEAMS NEED A WIN. BOTH WILL GO AT IT. IT WILL BE AN EXCITING GAME.>>IT’S GETTING CLOSE TO KICK OFF HERE. WHEN WE GO BACK, WE BREAKDOWN CHARLOTTE AND PREVIEW THE HOME FINALE. DON’T GO ANYWHERE. >>>WELCOME BACK TO THE PREGAME SHOW LIVE. A SOLD-OUT CROWD HERE TONIGHT AT AL LANG STADIUM. IT WILL BE A BIG ONE, ROWDIES TAKING ON THE CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE. LAST TIME AROUND THE ROWDIES WERE ON THE ROAD. AND AFTER A SCORELESS FIRST HALF, CONCEDED TWO GOALS. IN THE SECOND. QUICKLY RESPONDING TO MAKE IT 2-1. AND IN HIS ROWDIES DEBUT. DOMINIK RIPPED ONE FROM DISTANCE IN THE 90th TO PULL OFF THE 90th MINUTE DRAW. A GOOD POINT THERE FROM THE ROWDIES, NOW TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE. THEY ARE COACHED IN THE FOURTH SEASON OF THE CLUB. THEY ARE ON A SIX-GAME UNBEATEN STRENGTH. KEEP AN EYE OUT. HORA HERRERA HAS 12 GOALS ON THE SEASON. CHARLOTTE SITS IN 12th. BELOW THE ROWDIES, LIKE TAMPA BAY THEY HAVE NOT BEEN MATHEMATICALLY ELIMINATED. THEY’LL NEED MORE HELPS FROM THE TEAMS ABOVE THEM. WITH 39 POINTS AND TWO GAMES LEFT TO PLAY. IT’S NOT LOOKING GREAT FOR THE INDEPENDENCE AT THIS POINT. NOW LET’S HEAR FROM CHARLOTTE’S HEAD COACH MIKE JEFFRIES. DREW CAUGHT UP WITH HIM EARLIER ON THE MATCH WHERE BOTH TEAMS FIGHT TO KEEP THEIR HOPES ALIVE.>>MIKE JEFFRIES, WELCOME TO ALLANG STADIUM, IT’S A BIG MATCH.>>GREAT TO BE HERE: WE EXPECT IT TO GET AN INTENSE GAME. BOTH TEAMS HAVE EVERYTHING TO FIGHT FOR TO PUSH THE GAME. GET A RESULT. GIVEN HOW THE GAME WAS WEDNESDAY, IT’S CRAZY AT THE END SOMETIMES, IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES.>>LAST TIME THE TWO SIDES WENT AT IT. IT WAS A 2-2 DRAW. DOMINIK FOR THE ROWDIES WITH THE LATE GOAL. DOES ANYTHING CHANGE TONIGHT FOR THE INDEPENDENCE. FOR US, IT’S A DIFFERENT GROUP. A DIFFERENT SYSTEM. I EXPECT IT TO BE A DIFFERENT GAME. WE WERE 2-0 UP. AND GAVE AWAY A GOAL AFTER SCORING, AND GAVE AWAY A GOAL REALLY LATE. THAT’S HURT US AND PUT US IN A DIFFICULT SPOT. WE HAD THAT IN THE BACK OF OUR MINDS, BUT THE TAMPA GROUP THAT IS PLAYING IS WHAT FACED US IN THE TACTICS.>>THANK YOU, COACH.>>NO TROUBLE.>>NOW WE SEND IT TO DREW AND EDDIE. TWO TEAMS IN A MUST-WIN SITUATION, THAT SEEMS LIKE THE PERFECT RECIPE FOR AN IMMENSE MATCH.>>THAT’S RIGHT. WHEN YOU TRY TO GET POINTS, YOU TRY TO GET WINS. YOU NEED GOALS, AND ON THE TWO-GAME ROADTRIP THE NUMBERS WERE STAGGERING.>>THEY WERE. YOU TALK ABOUT 43 SHOTS ON THE RUN. THE GOOD NEWS, IT CREATES QUALITY CHANCES. TONIGHT IS THE PERFECT CHANCE. THEY NEED GOALS AND THREE POINTS AT HOME.>>THAT’S SORT OF BEEN THE STORY WITH THE COACHING CHANGE, NEILL COLLINS COMING IN, PUTTING HIS SYSTEM IN. PLAYERS SLOW TO ADAPT AND NOW GETTING THE FEEL LATER IN THE AIR.>>THE SYSTEM IS WORKING. THEY ARE CREATING QUALITY CHANCES, BUT YOU HAVE TO PUT THEM AWAY.>>FOR THE CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE. TWO PLAYERS WE ARE KEEPING AN EYE ON. JORGE HERRERA, AND EAMON ZAYED PLAYING TREMENDOUS SOCCER. THE DANGEROUS THINK ABOUT EAMON ZAYED IS HIS SIZE. HE CAN HOLD THE BALL AND TURN. A GREAT FINISHER. AND JORGE HERRERA, A GREAT FORWARD. HE CAN PUT THE BALL IN THE BACK OF THE NET. HE HAS PROVEN THAT.>>ROWDIES 11th. IF YOU ARE TAMPA BAY, YOU NEED TO WIN OUT. NOT A DRAW.>>FOR THEM, YOU COME OUT AT HOME. YOU PLAY SIMPLE, BUT YOU HAVE TO GO FORWARD FROM MINUTE ONE TO MINUTE 90. YOU HAVE TO SCORE GOALS.>>LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE STANDINGS, TAMPA BAY TRYING TO MOVE UP. WE’LL KEY AN EYE ON THE ACTION. NORTH CAROLINA, NEW YORK RED BULLS AS WELL. ROWDIES WANT TO WIN FOR THE FANS AND BILL EDWARDS, THE OWNER THAT SOLD TO THE TAMPA BAY RAYS.>>THANK YOU, THAT WRAPS UP THE LAST PREGAME SHOW OF THE 2018 SEASON. FROM THE AMAZING BROADCAST TEAM. THAT WORKED AWE SEASON LONG. I’M HEATHER. ROWDIES VERSUS INDEPENDENCE IS UP NEXT. >>>AFTER A NIGHT OF HEART BREAK IN ATLANTA. THE ROWDIES CLING TO SLIM PLAYOFF. HOSTING CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE NEXT. SHOULD BE A GUF YOU BEAUTIFUL NIGHT IN — BE A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT IN STORE AT ST. PETERSBURG. TAKING ON THE CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE. DREW ALONGSIDE FORMER LEAGUER AND MLS STAR EDDY RODRIGUEZ. THE ROWDIES GO ON THE ROAD FOR TWO, TAKING ON INDY AND ATLANTA. AND COME AWAY WITH ONE POINT.>>THEY DO SALVAGE THE ONE-POINT PLAYING AWAY. THEY COME BACK WITH ONE, HOWEVER, PLAYED WELL. CREATED A LOT OF CHANCE, AND WERE NOT ABLE TO CAPITALIZE AT THE END. THEY HAD A CRUCIAL GOAL AT THE END. THEY COME AWAY WITH A 1-1. THEY HAVE TO HAVE THREE POINTS TO KEEP THE HOPES ALIVE.>>WHICH PLAYERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO KEEPING THERE TONIGHT.>>THEY HAVE TO PRODUCE, IT’S A TEAM THING, YOU HAVE TO PUT THE BALL IN THE BACK OF THE NET. ESPECIALLY AT HOME. IT’S A FULL CROWD. A LOT OF PEOPLE IN ATTENDANCE. SHOULD BE A PLAY OFF ATMOSPHERE HERE. AT CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE. ONE SPOT BELOW. EARLIER THIS WEEK IT WAS MADE OFFICIAL AS BILL EDWARDS SELLS TO THE TAMPA BAY RAYS. HE OWNED THE ROWDIES FOR SHY OF FIVE YEARS. THE ROWDIES WILL PLAY AT THE STADIUM FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, AND THE MANAGEMENT WILL TRANSITION AT THE END OF THE SEASON. LET’S HEAR FROM THE RAY’S MATT SILVERMAN.>>WE ARE EXCITED. THIS IS A GREAT THING FOR SAINT PETE AND THE ROWDIES.>>ONE OF THINGS WE HAVE DONE, WE PUT PEOPLE IN CHARGE. THERE’S A GREAT FRONT OFFICE HERE. LEANING ON THE FRONT OFFICE TO LEAD THE CLUB. ADD WHAT WE CAN AND IDEAS. AND BRING NEW STRENGTH TO IT. THIS THING IS GOING HERE. WE NEED TO KEEP IT GOING ON THE PATH IT’S GOING.>>BRIGHT DAYS AHEAD. IT’S THE CHARLOTTE IN DEPENDS NEXT. — CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE NEXT. JUST ABOUT TO GET UNDER WAY FROM DOWNTOWN ST. PETE. TAMPA BAY ROWDIES HOSTING THE CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE. FOR THE IN DEPENDS KEEP AN EYE ON NUMBER 9, EAMON ZAYED THE FORWARD. NEXT TO HIM. JORGE HERRERA. BRANDON MILLER IS THE GOALKEEPER. FERNANDEZ. NO.11, LEON TAYLOR GETS THE START. THE KEEPER. BEFORE WE GET STARTED. HEATHER DONNELLY.>>IT’S GOING TO BE AN ELECTRIC ATMOSPHERE. FIRST OF ALL, THEY ARE IN MUST WIN SITUATION. SECOND OF ALL. THEY ARE THE HOME MATCH OF THE BILL EDWARDS ERA. AFTER HE ANNOUNCED HE WAS SELLING THE TEAM. IT IS A SOLDOUT CROWD. A HUGE MATCH. AND IT WILL BE A FUN ONE HERE. TAKE A LOOK AT THE COACHING MATCH UP. NEIL COLLINS COMPLETING A FIRST SEASON. AT HOME. MIKE JEFFRIES ON THE OTHER SIDE. ONE OF THE GOOD GUYS ON THE USL. DECIDING TO BRING THE IN DEPENDS. BOTH TEAMS ARE THINKING ABOUT COMING FORWARD. SCORING GOALS. THEY ARE COMING UP WITH A 3-5-2 SYSTEM. AN ATTACKING CENTER. 3-4-3. THREE FORTH. PLANS AGAINST THE ROWDIES. BOTH NEED A WIN. SO THEY CAN STAY IN THE PUNT.>>SLEGHT THE OFFICIAL — SLEGHT THE OFFICIAL — SLEGHT THE OSELECT THE OFFICIAL POLL. WE ARE UNDER WAY RIGHT NOW. TAMPA BAY ROWDIES IN THE FAMILIAR GREEN AND GOLD.>>WEARING THE ALL BLUE TONIGHT. OUR OWE INITIAL DIES TONIGHT. LEADING THE CREW. JOE COLE. FOR THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES – THEY’LL BE POSING A LOT OF QUESTIONS FOR THE ROWDIES, AS THEY CONCLUDE THEIR HOME SLATE. THIS IS THE FOURTH ALL-TIME MEETING WITH THE IN DEPENDS. ROWDIES HAVE ONE WIN. THEY NEVER LOST TO CHARLOTTE. INCLUDING THE ONE IN JUNE. BECAUSE OF THE BLAST BY DOMENIC. ONE OF THE BEST SHOTS THE ROWDIES TOOK. THIS IS WHERE YOU NEED THE ROWDIES ON THE PITCH. HANDLING NUMBER 24 FOR CHARLOTTE. SWISS STAR. GETS BACK TO HIM. ROWDIES ORGANISING DEFENSIVELY IN THE SECOND MINUTE. CAPACITY CROWD ON HAND TONIGHT. THEY ARE JUICED UP READY FOR A WIN. PIT OF A SHOT THAT TIME AS IT SALES OVER THE GOAL. THAT WAS CONNOR CONOR O’BRIEN. FORMER CHARLOTTE IN DEPENDS GOALIE.>>YOU WANT TO PLAY AGAINST EX-TEAM-MATES AND COACHING STAFF. WE SAW DEREK WORKING OUT OF THE RIGHT FLANK FOR CHARLOTTE. VERY DANGEROUS, TRICKY ON THE RIGHT. WITH A LOT OF SPEED. DEFINITELY GOING TO KEEP AN EYE ON HIM DEFENSIVELY. WILL NOT LET HIM GET BEHIND. DOING A GOOD JOB ALONG THE BACKLINE. KWADWO POKU NOW. WORKING DOWN FOR TAMPA BAY. COMING OFF A 2-2 DRAW TO PENN FC. BLOWING THIS ONE DEAD. NOT HAVING THE BEST OFFENSIVE SEASON. ROWDIES CONCEDING 41 DEFENSIVELY. BOTH SCENARIOS ARE CLOSE. THAT’S WHY THEY ARE FINDING THEMSELVES RIGHT NOW WITH A MUST WIN TONIGHT. AND, OF COURSE, A COMBINATION OF DIFFERENT GAMES AS WELL. NUMBERS IMPRESSIVE. AND TAMPA BAY SIGNING SIX PLAYERS. SIX PLAYERS HAVE DEPARTED. A CHANGING OF THE GUARD IT HAS BEEN IN 2018. GETTING AIRBORNE AT THAT TIME. YOU SEE THE TREMENDOUS WORK BY THE CREW ALL SEASON LONG. PALADINO. JAN BROWN AS WELL. EDDIE PROVIDING GREAT PICTURES. IN ON THE PLAY.>>THAT’S AREDA, LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET A YELLOW. HE WAS GOING UP IN THE AIR FOR THE HEADER. JORGE HERRERA STOOD, KNOWING THAT HE WAS NOT GOING TO WIN THE BALL. THAT’S A DIFFICULT BALL TO CHALLENGE. COULD HAVE GOTTEN A YELLOW. THE REFEREE KNOWS IT WILL BE A TIGHT GAME.>>BRANDON MILLER. ANGLING FOR THE FIRST TIME. FIVE HOURS OF FUNNY, EVERY WEEKDAY, IT’S MODERN FAMILY. “BIG BANG THEORY” AT 7:00. “MUM”, AND “LAST MAN STANDING” AT FINAL. FIVE HOURS OF FUNNY WEEKDAYS STARTING AT FIVE. FIFTH MINUTE. ATTEMPTING TO KEEP THIS ONE. HANDLED BY THE IN DEPENDS. IT’S BEEN A GREAT SEASON. HERE EDDIE UP IN THE BOOTH. THE STAFF WILL ACKNOWLEDGE ALL SEASON LONG. I MENTIONED YOU AND HEATHER. HOLLY UP IN THE MOTH, PROVIDING US WITH SO MUCH HELP, DOING TREMENDOUS WORK. WE COULD NOT GET IT DONE WITHOUT HER. SO MANY GOING FOR THE PRODUCTION, THE GROUP. MAKING THE BROADCAST HAPPEN.>>TRYING TO WORK IT INSIDE THE 18. GOT A NICE CROSS IN. INDEPENDENCE KNOCKING IT AWAY. OUTSIDE THE 6 YARD BOX.>>TWO PLAYERS IN THE BOX. NOT ABLE TO MAKE IT NEAR POST.>>ROWDY NOT ON THE BALL. USED THE FACE TO FIND THE CAPS BEHIND. COMES ALIVE. LATTER PART OF THE SEASON.>>FOUND THE GROOVE. ROWDY IS AGAIN KNOCKING ON THE DOOR. IT WILL TAKE A SHOT. SALES IT HOT.>>LEON TAYLOR. FINDS – TAKES A SHOT. WITH THE RIGHT FOOT. BETTER WITH THE LEFT FOOT. JUST THE FACT THAT THEY ARE CREATING CHANCES. SPECIALLY IN THE EARLY PART OF THE GAME.>>FIVE GOALS ON THE YEAR. SENDS THIS ONE OUT FOR THE IN DEPENDS. CHARLOTTE JUST BELOW. THE ROWDIES IN 12th PLACE. COUPLE OF GAMES LEFT. THE OTHER REGULAR SEASON. EAMON ZAYED. BIG FORWARD. EIGHT GOALS ON THE YEAR. HANDLES NOW FOR CHARLOTTE. IT WAS CAUGHT THAT TIME AGO. TAMPA BAY HANDLES IT. RUNNING FOR THE ROWDIES. NICE PACE. SEBASTIAN TAKING IT FREE. TAYLOR RUNNING THERE WITH HIM. TRYING TO AVOID THE OFFSIDE. GREAT JOB. TAYLOR MAKING THE DIAGONAL RUN. IT’S A GOOD IDEA. YOU SEE HOW CHARLOTTE STEPPED IN. A GOOD DEFENSIVE EFFORT. THE ROWDIES ARE FINDING THE GAPS IN THE MIDDLE. INVITING THE BEST. HIGHLIGHTS AND UPDATES. FOLLOW US AT INSTAGRAM.COM SLASH USL. ON INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK AS WELL. THE WHISTLE BLOWS. PICKING UP THE FOUL. LAST TIME WE SAW THE ROWDIES AT HOME. IT WAS COMPLETE DOMINATION, AND A 3-0 RESULTS. HOPING TO DO THE SAME TONIGHT. COACH COLLINS SAID IT BEST. WE WANT A FEEL GOOD WIN, EVERYONE THAT LEAVES FEELING GOOD ABOUT WHAT THE TEAM ACCOMPLISHES.>>AND WE TALKED ABOUT THE FACT THAT LEON AND HIS NEW SYSTEM WORKED OUT WHAT WE HAVE AT HOME. DRAWING IT ON THE ROAD. IMPLEMENTING THE SYSTEM AT HOME. BEING ABLE TO CAPITALIZE. CAN THEY PUT THE CHANCES AWAY. SEE IF THEY DO IT. OFF ON THE MASS. CONOR O’BRIEN. TRIES TO SEND IT UP THE PITCH. TAKING IT OUT. NOT ABLE TO CATCH UP TO IT. NOT ABLE TO CATCH UP TO IT FOR CHARLOTTE. THE MOB IN PLACE. AND THIS PLACE IS LOUD TONIGHT. YOU SENSE IT BEFORE KICK-OFF. YOU LOOK OUT. JUST TO FEEL THAT WE HAVE NOT HAD MANY TIMES THIS SEASON. ANY TIME THEY MAKE THE PRESENCE FELT. THEY WANT TO FINISH 2018 ON A NOTE.>>A GREAT CROWD. SINCE THE CHANGING OF THE GUARDS. TONIGHT IT’S ABOUT SPORING THE HOME HOME TEAM HERE WITH A GREAT RESULT. JOE COLE. JOE COLE. LEON TAYLOR TOUCH. NOW IT’S POCK, WHO WE THINK CAN BE THE MOST DANGEROUS. ROWDY SO GOOD WITH THE BALL. FERNANDEZ SHOOTS THE PASS. GREAT JOB. REACHING THE POINT OF THE ATTACK. FOUND FERNANDEZ RIGHT OPEN. ONCE AGAIN, A GREAT CROSS RIGHT INTO THE PENALTY SPOT. NO ONE THERE FOR THE ROWDIES. JOE COLE DEFENDING. PLACE FOR TAMPA BAY, NOW JORDAN. THIS ONE IS GOING TO BELONG TO CHARLOTTE. THEY HAD A TREMENDOUS WEEK FOR SEPTEMBER. THEY WERE OUT OF THE MIX THIS SUMMER. TURNED IT UP. DID NOT HAVE A DEFEAT IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER. POSITIONED THEMSELVES FOR A LATE RUN. STILL A FEW POINTS BEHIND TAMPA BAY BAY. THAT’S WHAT THEY WANT TO DO. PEAKING AT THE RIGHT TIME. CHARLOTTE HAVE DONE SO MUCH BETTER IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON. ONCE AGAIN, PLAYING HERE, LOOKING TO GET THE LAST SPOT INTO THE PLAYOFFS. TRYING TO CROSS IT IN. COLE THERE TO TAKE CARE OF IT. AGAIN, HAS BEEN ACTIVE HERE IN THE FIRST 12 MINUTES. LEON TAYLOR, REMEMBER THE START HE HAD AS A ROWDY. CAME IN, THREE GOALS IN THE FIRST THREE GAMES. HAS NOT SCORED SINCE. HE IS EAGER TO GET QUALITY TIME ON THE PITCH HERE TONIGHT. ON THE FAR SIDE. HE’LL SEND ONE IN. WAITING FOR IT. LANDS AT THE FEET OF FERNANDEZ. SCOOPS PAST THE DEFENDER AND CROSSES IT IN. TOP BREAK. IT WOUND UP IN THE HANDS OF BRANDON MILLER. INVESTIGATES. TAKES YOU INTO A WORLD OF MYSTERY. FIRST IN 11. TRUE CRIME FILES, AT FOON SECRETS ARE UNCOVERED ON “CHEATERS”, CRIMINALS BEWARE. THEY INVESTIGATE. WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 11.>>GREAT JOB. TAKING THE PLAYERS ON ONE ON ONE. CROSSING THE BALL. LOOKING FOR LEON TAYLOR. THE CAPTAIN, JOE COLE WITH IT NOW.>>SOMETHING TO KEEP AN EYE ON, JOE COLE IS ON A SUSPENSION WARNING. IF HE GETS A YELLOW CARD HE’LL BE SUSPENDED FOR NEXT WEEKEND’S GAME AT BETHLEHEM. WE KNOW THIS IS JOE COLE’S HOME GAME. IF WE ARE NOT CAREFUL. IT COULD BE THE LAST GAME OF THE SEASON, GUYS.>>THAT’S RIGHT. JOE COLT. 10 YELLOW CARDS. SCORING FOUR, TWO ASSISTS THIS YEAR. TILL WITH A GREAT LEADER FOR TAMPA BAY.>>28 APPEARANCES FOR THE ROWDIES.>>YOU NOW HOW YOU ARE. THAT IS SOMETHING HE KNOWS IN THE BACK OF HIS MIND. KNOWING IF HE GETS ANOTHER SEASON. CLIMBING TO THE LAST SPOT. HE HAS NOT GOT A LOT OF YELLOW CARDS. HE’S A SMART PLAYER, VERY, VERY EXPERIENCED. ROWDIES, TRYING TO LOOK AROUND. TAKE A SHOT. IT WILL BE A CORNER KICK. FIRST ONE OF THE MATCH FOR THE ROWDIES, AND ALL CORNER KICKS BROUGHT TO YOU BY ASHLEY HOME STORE. FERNANDEZ HEADING TO THE FAR CORNER TO DO THE HONOURS. LEFT FOOT IN-SWINGER FOR HERNANDEZ. A COUPLE OF GREAT CROSSES. THE ABILITY TO DRIVE THE BALL WITH PACE.>>FERNANDEZ. THE BALL HAS GREAT TRAJECTORY ON IT. BRANDON MILLER.>>HAD A LITTLE TOO MUCH UNDER THE BALL. HUGGED THE BALL IN THE AIR, AND THE GOALKEEPER, DID A GREAT JOB IN THE AIR. SPEAKING OF GREAT JOBS, HOW ABOUT THE JOB BILL EDWARDS DID. ROWDIES COMPLETELY REBRANDED THEM. MADE SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENTS HERE TO OUTLINK STADIUM. MADE THE FAN EXPERIENCE BETTER, AND HE HAD LEFT HIS MARK ON THE ENTIRE SCENE.>>HE KEPT THE ROWDIES IN TOWN. GREAT TRADITION, AND FOR HIM TO SPEND A LOT OF MONEY INTO THE VENUE. ONE OF THE BEST. THEY LOVE TO COME TO FLORIDA AND PLAY HERE AT THIS GREAT VENUE.>>WE ENJOYED HEARING FROM BILL EDWARDS IN THE PREGAME SHOW. EVERYBODY ANTICIPATING THE FUTURE. 2019 AND BEYOND AND UT HAVE A FEELING THE FRAN CLIS WILL BE IN GREAT HANDS. THE ROWDIES WORKING RIGHT NOW. STILL SCORELESS. HEATHER CONLEY YOU ARE WATCHING TAMPA BAY ROWDIES ON THIS TV. TAMPA BAY. TOUGH GAME TO FOLLOW, OUR DIRECTOR JOHN CLOSE HAS DONE AN INCREDIBLE JOB TELLING THE STORIES WITH PICTURES THROUGH THE GREAT CAMERA OPERATORS THROUGHOUT THE SEVEN. AND WE WANT TO GIVE JOHN A THANK YOU FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE IN 2018. A PHENOMINAL JOB. KEEPING US UP TO DATE WITH PICTURES AND STORIES. MAKING OUR JOB EASIER IN THE BOOTH. ROWDIES FINDING FEET. SNEAKING A PASS THROUGH. TAYLOR COULD NOD COLLECT IT THAT TIME. WINDS UP AT THE FEET. LEON TAYLOR HAS TO TAKE THE BALL THROUGH. YOU HAVE TO FUNDED PLAYER. THAT’S SOMETHING GEORGI HRISTOV WHO IS NOT ON THE PITCH DOES WELL. LEON TAYLOR HAS TO DO IT NOW.>>IT’S A GREAT POINT. JORGY ALONG THE INJURED. HAD THE KNEE BRAIN. UGLY INJURY. SET PIECE COMING UP.>>THE CROWD DID NOT LIKE IT. HERE IS CONTACTS. THERE’S NO CONTACT THERE. THE MAGIC OF TELEVISION. YOU SAW IT WELL. REFEREE CLOSE ENOUGH. INSTANT REPLAYS SPOT ON AS WELL. ANOTHER GREAT REPLAY, WE HAVE SEEN SO MANY REPLAYS THAT LOOKED AT PLAYS, THAT CHANGED GAMES. HAD A BETTER LOOK AT ALBERT REN OLTEDZ. CALLING THE SHOTS.>>THERE WAS NO CONTACT OUTSIDE THE 18. HOWEVER, THE REFEREE DOES NOT HAVE THE SAME LUXURY THAT WE DO.>>TAMPA BAY BUMPED UP. M WE SEE HIM TRYING TO HUGHES HIS HEIGHT. JORGE HERRERA IS ON TOP OF IT. LEFT-FOOTED INSWING.>>HITS IT RIGHT IN TO THE WALL. REBOUND SHOT AND PULL TO DEFLECT IT.>>A GREAT JOB. GETTING IN, SACRIFICING HIS BODY, AS VINE WAS GOING DIRECT TOWARDS THE GOAL. THEY ARE GOING WHAT CAPTAINS DO. AND NOW JORGE HERRERA GOES OVER TO DO THE HONOURS ON THE CORNER KICK. 38 YEARS OLD. OUT OF COLUMBIA, 12 GOALS ON THE SEASON. 63 TOTAL IN HIS USL CAREER. SECOND ALL-TIME SCORE IN THE LEAGUE. PUTS ONE ON FRAME THERE. AND IT’S HEADED OUT. JORGE HERRERA THROWS IT IN.>>IT’S A GREAT BALL. CONNOR BARELY MISSED THE HEADER. NO ONE AROUND FROM THE ROWDIES DEFENSIVELY. THE BALL SENT IN. FERNANDEZ BALING JORGE HERRERA TOO. IT WILL BE A GOAL KICK ONCE AGAIN YOU SEE THE WALL HERE, STANDING DAL.>>TAKING ONE. STAYING STRONG. SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO SACRIFICE YOUR BODY. THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS GOING TO THE WALL. YOU TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM.>>THE RAYS ARE A BETTER CLUB DEFENSIVELY. SPECIALLY ON SET PIECES. CALLED FOR THE FOUL. AND HUSTLED BACK FOR TAMPA BAY.>>CHALLENGE IN THE AIR BETWEEN AKITA AND CONOR O’BRIEN. GETS THE FOUL. YOU GET THE IMPRESSION THAT THEY ARE CONTENT KEEPING THE BALL. NO RUSH GOING FORWARD. ROWDIES TRYING TO COUNTER THE OTHER WAY. COLE. CAME UP TO CHALLENGE HIM.>>NOT ENOUGH NUMBERS IN FRONT FOR THE ROWDIES. THAT ONE DENIED BY DANIEL VEGA WHO CAME UP.>>THE ARGENTINE SAVING THE ROWDIES INSIDE ASSIST. GREAT JOB COMING U HIS LINE THE RIGHT MOMENT. THAT’S THE REASON WHY. LATE INTO THE SEASON. YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT A PLAYER WITH A LOT OF EXPERIENCE, A GOALKEEPER WHO COULD KEEP HIM IN THE GAME. 32nd SAVE OF THE SEASON. NOW THE ROWDIES COUNTERING THE OTHER WAY. TAKU WITH IT. OUT OF BOUNDS IT GOES. HERE ANOTHER LOOK AT THE SAVE.>>A GREAT BALL INTO THE BOX. EAMON ZAYED WAS WIDE OPEN. STOOD HIS GROUND. STAYED STRONG. SAVING THE ROWDIES INSIDE ASSIST. CORNER KICK FOR THE ROWDIES. SECOND OF THE MATCH. WILL CROWD THE BOX. LOOKING JUST INSIDE THE 18. LOOKS GOOD. THE HEADER. GREG JORDAN MAKING CONTACT. JUST RIGHT IN THE FRONT OF HIM. FROM THE END. IN-SWINGER FROM THE LEFT SIDE. FROM THE RIGHT IN SWINGER. BALL SENT LOW. SKATES PAST THE 6 YARD BOX AND HEADS OUT OF BOUNDS. SHE’LL BELONG TO CHARLOTTE.>>AFTER YOU CATCH THE ACTION ON THE FIELD. CATCH THE MOVIE ACTION WITH TAMPA BAY’S HOTTEST FLICKS. TAMPA’S FIRST PREMIER BROADCAST CHANNEL. WITH FILMS FROM THE LIBRARY. FIGHT FOR YOU ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT. THIS IS THE BIRSS BROADCAST HOME OF THE ROWDIES. HEADER BACK AND FORTH. POKU. SHARING IT WITH HUNTER GORSKIE. THE ROWDIES POSSESS AGAIN OFFENSIVELY. A LOT OF SPACE TO WORK WITH HERE. AS MORAAD COMES UP FOR THE ROWDIES, AND KWADWO POKU. GIVE AND GO ACTION. NICE ONE-TWO. CALLED BACK. TWO DEFENDERS. AND GASTON BAJANICH CORRALLING IT. FERNANDEZ DIDN’T GET THE BALL. SENT BACK. TRIED TO DO WHAT HE DID IN LATE JUNE. GETTING IT PAST A LITTLE BIT.>>A LOT OF THE TIMES YOU ARE KNOCKING THE BALL AROUND THE 18. YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO TAKE A SHOT. TRYING TO DO THAT. HE WAS LEANING BACK A LITTLE TOO FAR. THAT’S THE REASON HE PUTS THE BALL OVER IT. IT’S A GREAT BALL. THE FIRST GAME FOR THE ROWDIES, THE FIRST GOAL AS WELL. FERNANDEZ HAS IT TAKEN AWAY BY JORGE HERRERA. WORKS IT RIGHT SIDE WITH A LOT OF ROOM. ROWDIES BACKPEDALLING ACROSS. GETS IT OUT FOR CATO. TRACKING IT DOWN ON THE LEFT SIDE. CATO SENDING IT IN. ABLE TO PLAY IT. CHARLOTTE TRYING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN HERE. YOU LOOK AT THE GREAT SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE MOB. THE STUFF ON THE PITCH. WE TALK TO HEATHER. THE AUDIO CREW, LARRY AND ALEX. DOING GREAT WORK ALL SEASON LONG, HERE FOR US ON THE BROADCAST. GUYS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. INDEPENDENCE. LEFT-FOOTED BLAST. AND A GOAL. CHARLOTTE HAS GONE ON TOP. THE SWISS STAR GOES FOREPOST HERE IN THE 26th MINUTE.>>A GREAT LEFT FOOT IN-SWINGER, THEY LEAVE IS OPEN INSIDE A BOX. LOOK AT THAT. AROUND TWO DEFENDERS. GREAT ANGLE HERE. FULL EXTENSION AND JUST LIKE THAT PUTS IT AWAY FOR THE ONE NOTHING FOR CHARLOTTE.>>SO MIKE JEFFRIES, A LOT OF SPRING IN HIS SUSTAIN IN THE PREGAME. HAD A CHANCE TO TALK TO HIM. TAMPA BAY COME FROM BEHIND. M YOU TALK ABOUT THE CHARLOTTES, WHO ARE DANGEROUS. DEINITELY THEY HAVE PLAYERS THAT CAN SCORE GOALS. YOU HAVE TO ADJUST YOUR MARKING AND BOX. YOU CAN HAVE A FEW PLAYERS ROAMING AROUND. THAT’S WHAT CAN HAPPEN IN THE GOAL. WITH A LOT OF TIME. LOOKED UP AND PUT THE BALL INTO THE FAR CORNER. SENT BACK TO VEGA. OFF POKU. STARTING THING FOR THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES. ROWDIES CONCEDING IN THE FIRST HALF. EXPECT EVERYTHING AND MORE FROM CHARLOTTE HERE TONIGHT. CERTAINLY BROUGHT THEIR RAY GAME. HORE ADD. LEFT SIDE. HERE IS FERNANDEZ. CONSIDERED OFFSIDE.>>HE IS NOT HAPPY. HE DOESN’T THINK HE WAS OFFSIDE. THAT’S THE BALL HE WANTS TO PLAY TO THE OUTSIDE. FERNANDEZ TAKING A QUICK TOUCH. WHIPPING THE BALL INTO THE BOX. YOU CAN WATCH THE HIGHLIGHTS. LEAGUE’S OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE. SLASH USL. SOCCER. 1-0. CHARLOTTE WITH A GOAL BY FOSSIER. MIDFIELDER OUT OF SWITZERLAND. SCORING IN THE FIRST HALF LAST TIME AGAIN RICH CLAYTON RICHARD. SO MUCH COMING UP AT HALF-TIME HERE IN THIS MATCH. FOUL TO BE CALLED HERE. LET’S CHECK IN WITH HEATHER WITH A PREVIEW OF HALF-TIME.>>WHAT DO YOU HAVE.>>EVERYONE WATCHING AT HOME. IF YOU HAVE A SNACK DO IT DURING THE FIRST BREAK. A LOOK BACK DURING THE LAST FIVE YEARS OF ROWDY’S SOCCER. A LOT OF GOOD MEMORIES TO LOOK BACK ON. MAKE SURE YOU DON’T MISS IT.>>HEATHER HAS BEEN HERE FOR SEVERAL YEARS. SEEING WHAT HAS GONE ON WITH THE FRANCHISE. THE CHANGES ROWDIES IN FIRST HAND. MOVING FORWARD. DOMINIK IN PAIN, AFTER GOING DOWN THERE. AND YOU SEE HIM GRABBING THAT HAMSTRING. NOT IN A POSITION TO GET UP JUST YET. TALKED ABOUT WHAT HAS GONE ON THIS YEAR. ROWDIES HAVE DEALT WITH INJURIES IN 2018 UNLIKE ANY OTHER YEAR, GUYS LIKE LANCE. ZACK. BOTH THE GUYS MISSING SIGNIFICANT ACTION. AT THIS POINT. STILL RECOVERING FROM AN ANKLE INJURY. A KNEE STRAINING. KORINGA. JOINING WITH INJURIES THAT THEY SUFFERED EARLIER. NEILL COLLINS HAD TO WEATHER THE INJURY STORM.>>IN EVERY PROFESSIONAL SPORT YOU DEAL WITH INJURIES. THEY PLAGUED MORE THAN NORMAL. IF YOU LOOK AT THE INJURIES. THAT’S A TESTAMENT TO THE COACHING STAFF AND HOW DEEP THEY ARE. THE NEXT NUMBER THAT IS CALLED UP. YOU HAVE TO GO IN AND BEFORE. RESPECT THEY’LL CONTINUE WITH THE BECAME. IF NOT IN THIS INSTANCE. THEY HAVE TO CALL SOMEONE OFF THE BENCH.>>DOMINIQUE HAS BEEN A GOOD FIND. TALK ABOUT THE GREAT GOAL HE HAD. SINCE HE CAME ON. PLAYED EVERY MINUTE BEFORE HE HAD TO SIT OUT FOR A YELLOW CARD SUSPENSION A COUPLE OF WEEKS BACK. TRYING TO SHAKE OFF THE PAIN RIGHT NOW. IN THIS MATCH. DEFINITELY ONE OF THE MOST DYNAMIC PLAYERS FOR THE ROWDIES, HE’S SO DEFENDABLE TWO. NOT TOO MUCH OF A FLASHY PLAYER. HE’LL KEEP THE BALL. CONNECT THE DOTS. SO GOOD ON THE BALL.>>WORKING QUICKLY, LOOK OUT. INDEPENDENCE ATTACKING. HE’LL SEND ONE IN. IT’S ANOTHER GOAL. ONCE AGAIN CHARLOTTE WITH A COUNTER. JORGE HERRERA PLAYS THE BALL TO THE LEFT. AND A GREAT RUN IN THE BOX. WATCHES BOTH AT THE NEAR POST. GETS IN FRONT OF THE TWO DEFENDERS. AND JUST LIKE THAT MAKES IT 2-0 FOR CLARL AT. THE WHOLE GOT DEEPER FOR TAMPA BAY. FANS STUNNED RIGHT NOW. CERTAINLY DID NOT ANTICIPATE THIS. KEEP IN MIND. ROWDIES COMING OFF AN EMOTIONAL GAME. CON SEEDING THE 93RD MINUTE. COMING AWAY WITH A POINT. DEALT WITH THE EMOTION THAT DEALT WITH THE FACT THAT YOUR CLUB HAS BEEN SOLD. MIXED COMING TONIGHT. THAT COULD PLAY A PART IN THE SLOW START UP TO THIS POINT.>>DEFINITELY DEALT WITH A LOT. YOU TALK ABOUT EVER SINCE NEILL COLLINS TOOK OVER. AND WE HAD A CHANCE TO TALK TO HIM DURING PRACTICE ON FRIDAY. A LOT OF THINGS THE TEAM AND HE HAD TO DEAL WITH. CATO TRYING TO SEND ONE IN TO HEADER. JORGE HERRERA WAS IN PLACE. NEARLY HAD HIS 13th GOAL OF THE YEAR.>>YOU SAW IT NOT BEING HAPPY WITH THE MARKING INSIDE THE BOX BY THE ROWDY DEFENDERS, THE BALL GETS INTO THE FAR POST LOOK AT IT WIDE OPEN. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE TEAMS, THEY CAN PUT 4-5 GOALS ON THE BOARD. SO FAST IN TRANSITION. CHARLOTTE SO GOOD. TAKE A LOOK AT THE SCORES FROM AROUND THE LEAGUE. MENTION HOW IMPORTANT IT IS. LOOK AT THE ROWDIES CHANCES. NASHVILLE WELL. UP 2-0. NO GOOD NEWS. HELPED OFF. THAT IS A BIG CONCERN.>>HE TRIED TO GIVE IT A GO AFTER THAT. LOOKS LIKE A HIP FLEXOR INJURY. KEEPS GRABBING INTO US. JUST WITH THE TRACKING DEVICE, MEASURING SPEED, DISTANCE, STRENGTH, AND ALL KINDS OF COOL DATA. OUT OF MID FIELD. IT’S THE FIRST SUB FROM THE RIGHT. LANCE ROZEBOOM MISSED 14 GAMES WITH A KNEE INJURY EARLIER THIS SEASON. JUST HEALTHY THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, STARTING TO GET BACK INTO FORM.>>FOR HIM, IT’S IMPORTANT. GETS TOUCHES IN THE BALL. AS SOON AS HE CAN. PLAYED A SIMPLE ONE OR TWO TOUCHES. GET ACCLIMATIZED TO THE SPEED OF THE GAME. THAT’S HOW MUCH TIME HE MENTIONED IN THE FIRST HALF.>>JORGE HERRERA ABOUT TWICE THE SIZE OF JORGINHO: LAST FEW MINUTES ROWDIES LOOK A LITTLE SHAKEN AT HOME: IF YOU LOOK AT THE CLEAR CHANCES. DEFINITELY FINE, WHEN IT COMES TO GOING FORWARD. YOU NEED SOMETHING GOOD TO HAPPEN. HERE IS TAYLOR. TAKES THE SHOT DOWN. HEATHER DON OLLIE ON THE PITCH. GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US. YOU ARE WATCHING ROWDIES SOCCER IN THE FINAL TELEVISION FORECAST. LOOKING FOR JOY. LOOKING TO JOIN ROWDY’S SOCCER WITH US. THEY HAVE WORK TO DO, TRAILLING BY TWO GOALS.>>THE FIRST THING TO DO IS MAKE SURE WE SCORE A GOAL BEFORE A HALF. A LOT OF PRESSURE.>>IF YOU ARE ABLE TO PUT ONE IN THE BACK OF THE NET. IT CHANGES THINGS.>>RUNNING ACROSS. TOO MUCH SPACE. ATTACKS THE OTHER WAY. THE CONTACT WAS A LITTLE TOO OBVIOUS. TAYLOR AND WATSON, A FEW FRIENDLY WORDS. YOU SAW LEON TAYLOR PRACTICE THE OTHER WAY. ACTING LIKE HE WAS A WIDE RECEIVER IN FOOTBALL. KEEPING THE TOES IN BOUND. YOU CAN SEE HIM PUTTING ON THE SHOULDER PADS.>>FERNANDEZ SHUFFLED TO WANZATI. IT’S NOT REALLY ON THE SAME PAGE.>>HAS TO DO A BETTER JOB ON THE DELIVERY.>>ANOTHER BALL SENT IN. CROSS EFFORT NOT CONNECTING FOR TAMPA BAY. YOU HAVE A FORWARD. MAKING A RUN. LUGGING THE BALL INTO THE BOX. YOU HAVE TO DRIVE WITH INTENSITY AND PURPOSE AS WELL. FERNANDEZ TURNS A CORNER. CHALLENGE. 40TH MINUTE HERE IN ALEX STADIUM. GOING DOWN IS O’BRIEN. ANOTHER FOUL. AND THE LADIES FRUSTRATED. OFFICIATING TO FAR.>>GENERAL HA SEEN THAT THIS SEASON. DEALT WITH OVER THE COURSE OF THE YEAR. IT’S ONE OF THE YEARS BEFORE THEY GO.>>IT’S REALLY INFLUENCING CHANGE. WIDE OPEN. SETTING UP ANOTHER SHOT. THEY ARE GETTING TOO GOOD A LOOK. ONCE AGAIN, EAMON ZAYED IS THE ONE THAT YOU HAVE TO WATCH OUT FOR. FREE IN THE BOX. AND YOU KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN. A GREAT JOB. THE ARGENTINE GETTING A JOB ON THAT.>>KICK COMING UP WITH JORGE HERRERA, THE OUTSWINGER.>>IN DEPENDS WR JORGE HERRERA, TRYING TO SEND IT FAR POST. EVER SINCE THAT SECOND GOAL. SCORED. ROWDIES LOOKED A LITTLE DISORGANISED ON BOTH SIDES OF THE PITCH. THEY HAVE TO GET IT TOGETHER HERE. AT HALF-TIME THEY’LL HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO.>>WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL, PLAYED WITH THE JACKSONVILLE ARMADA. NOW HAPPY TO COME HOPE, AND PUT ONE IN THE BACK OF THE NET.>>IT’S AMAZING HOW MANY FLARES WERE AROUND THE LEAGUE ON OTHER TEAMS MAKE THEIR HOME COMINGS. I KNOW TAMPA BAY KNOWN TO BASEBALL. COMES OUT OF THIS AREA AS WELL. CERTAINLY DEMANDS THAT. THIS WEEK…>>THE ROWDIES WITH A BET OF PACE. GETTING IT INSIDE THE 18. TAKING THE SHOT. ON THE GROUND.>>GREAT SHOT. BALL GOT AWAY FROM HIM. THAT’S WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO. TAKING A SHOT. LOOKING FOR THE FAR POST.>>TALK ABOUT GREAT TALENT IN THE TAMPA BAY AREA. PLAYING FOR KANSAS CITY SPORTING KC, MAKING A DEBUT AGAINST COLUMBIA.>>HUGE STORY. PLAYED FOR PAUL HARBOUR HERE IN TOWN. TALK ABOUT HOW MANY GREAT PLAYERS FROM THE AREA PLAY AT THE NEXT LEVEL. WHETHER IT’S USL, MLS.>>WE HAVE COVERED A FEW OF THOSE BACK IN THE DAY. THROWS IT IN. TRYING TO SENDS ONE INSIDE THE BOX. THIS SHOULD BE A THROW IN FOR TAKU. ON THE FAR SIDE. THE ALBANIAN. STARTING AGAINST THE INDY 11 EARLIER THIS YEAR. HERE IS POKU. OF COURSE, LET’S NOT FORGET PLAYED FOR THE ROWDIES, DRAFTED BY THE COLOMBUS CREW. PLAYED FOR THE ROWDIES FOR A WHILE. WATCHES THIS ONE. ROWDIES WILL TRY TO BUILD FROM THE BACK HERE IN THE 44th MINUTE. DEREK MORAAD.>>YOU SEE HOW DEEP LEON TAYLOR IS COMING BACK TO COLLECT THE BALL. YOU SEE IT HIGH. COLE WITH THE HEADER. GOES ACROSS THE PITCH. HERE IS THE SHOT DEFLECTED. HEADS TO THE POST. ROWDIES CONTINUE TO SHARE. CON TINNUEDY THERE. OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF SESSIONS. THERE’S A GIVE AWAY. SHOULD HAVE HAD IT AT HIS FEET. IMPORTANCE OF KEELING THE BALL ON THE ATTACK IN THIRD. THE LAST TOUCH. WHETHER YOU GO TO GOAL. TAKING A SHOT. SO ELUSIVE. A LOT LESS PACE AND TIME. COUPLE OF HEADERS. HERNANDEZ. FERNANDEZ. TO POKU. SNEAKING ONE IN. INSIDE THE BOX. CAN’T FINISH, AT THE DOORSTEP. AND SOMEHOW THE ROWDIES COME UP EMPTY. GET GOING. MAKING CONTACT INSIDE THE SIX. JUST LIKE THAT ROWDY NOT ABLE TO PUT THE BALL AWAY. IT’S SO FRUSTRATING. AT THE SAME TIME, SO CLOSE. AND NET SO FAR.>>STAYING WITH IT. APPRECIATING THE EFFORT. CERTAINLY PICKING THINGS UP. TAYLOR COLLIDES AND A FOUL CALLED HERE AT THE 46TH MINUTE. LET’S SEND IT DOWN TO THE PITCH HEATHER. STANDING BY. WHAT DO YOU HAVE? >>WE HAVE A SPECIAL HALF-TIME PLAN FOR YOU. SO WHEN THIS HALF ENDS. DON’T GO ANYWHERE, FANS, STICK AROUND. WE HAVE A LOOK BACK ON THE LAST FIVE YEARS OF ROWDY SOCCER. THE EDWARDS ERA.>>CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH. COMING UP AT THE HALF. LET’S HAVE A LOOK AT THE LAST GOAL ATTEMPT FOR TAMPA BAY. RIGHT THERE. JUST A TOUGH ANGLE.>>IS GREAT CROSS BY TAKU. BRANDON MILLER WITH A GREAT SAVE. WAS NOT ABLE TO MAKE CONTACT. A GREAT CHANCE FOR THE ROURDIES.>>GREAT CROWD ON HAND HERE TONIGHT. IN L.A. THIS ONE SENT FORWARD. THE GOALIE COMMITS. COMES OUT. DECIDED TO WITNESS THE LOOK BACK FOR HEATHER. AND THE ROWDIES OF THE LAST FIVE YEARS. ALSO SALUTING THE CREW HERE TONIGHT. DIRECTOR OF JOHN CLOSE DOING A GREAT JOB. HIS CHEMICAL DIRECTOR DOING A GREAT JOB AS WELL. HAS THE TD THE BUYER YEAR. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HARD WORK.>>HERE IS JORGE HERRERA TOP OF THE BOX TRYING TO GET THE SHOT THROUGH. RIGHT THERE WITH HIM.>>JORGE HERRERA ON TOP OF THE BOX. TRYING TO SCORE ONE FOR HIMSELF. THAT WAS A BUSY PLACE TO BE. JUST BEHIND THE GOAL. LANCE ROZEBOOM – NOW THE IN-SWINGER JORGE HERRERA. EXTRA TIME. HERE IN THE FIRST HALF. JORGE HERRERA. IT’S A HOOK ON IT. HAS TO RETIE TO KNOCK IT OUT. THAT WILL DO IT FOR THE FIRST HALF OF PLAY, THE ROWDIES CONCEDE TWICE. TO THE CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE. AND THEY HAVE GOT PLENTY OF WORK TO DO FOR THE SECOND HALF. HEATHER DONNELLY, IT IS ALL YOURS.>>THANK YOU, COACH, I KNOW IT WAS NOT THE FIRST HALF THAT YOU HOPED FOR OF THE WHAT IS THE BIGGEST THING YOU NEED CORRECTING. TAKING IT ON TOP. AND THERE’S FIVE OR SIX PLAYERS, COMING TO THE GAME. NOT BEING SLOPPY ON THE BALL. THAT’S A NICE WAY OF PUTTING IT.>>THANKS COACH. GUYS.>>ALL RIGHT. NEILL COLLINS SPECTING MORE FROM HIS SIDE. THE ROWDIES AND THE IN DEPENDENTS, A SPECIAL HALF-TIME AND A LOOK BACK OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS OF TAMPA BAY SOCCER WHEN WE RETURN. [ ♪♪ ] .>>A HOME SEEN FOR THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES IS UPPED WAY. — UNDER WAY. PRFE>>TLAPING YOU ALL FOR AN AMAZING FIVE YEARS NOTHING. WE COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU. COME ON YOU ROWDIES. PERSON PERSON>>>GETTING READY FOR THE SECOND HALF. 2-0 THE SCORE. DREW, HEATHER ON THE PITCH. LET’S LOOK AND SEA WHAT HAPPENED IN THE FIRST HALF, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE JUST JOINING US. NOT MANY BRIGHT SPOTS. INDEPENDENCE GOING TO WORK. CHANCES KEPT ON COMING FOR CHARLOTTE.>>YOU SEE IN THE LEFT SIDE. CHARLOTTE WAS NOT DOWN.>>THAT CAME IN THE 26th MINUTE. THEN ONE SNUCK BY DANIEL VEGA. PERFECTLY EXECUTED PLAY BY THE INDEPENDENCE. DANIEL VEGA WONDERING WHERE HIS BACK LINE WENT. THAT IS THE BEST CHANCE THERE. JOE COLE IN POSITION. LET’S TAKE A LOOK NOW. LOGISTICS, FIRST HALF STATS. WHEN YOU LOOK AT SHOTS ON GOAL. THE RIDERS HAVE TWO, TWO FOR THE RIDERS WERE CLOSE. OUT OF THE FOUR FROM CHARLOTTE. TWO GOALS. THEY ARE KNOCKING ON THE DOOR, THEY ARE GREAT AT PUTTING THE CHANCES AROUND. JUST A GREAT JOB BY THE ROWDIES STAFF. PUTTING TOGETHER THE HALF TIMEPIECE. HALF-TIME GEMS THERE THAT TOOK US TO THE ENTIRE OWNERSHIP. THAT WERE SIGNATURE TO THE FRANCHISE. COMING ABOARD THE CONCERT SERIES. IT’S BEEN A FUN RIDE FOR FIVE YEARS. THEY WERE DOING A GREAT JOB, NOT ONLY KEEPING SOCCER. BUT TRANSFORMING THE WHOLE STADIUM. YOU LOOK AT THE PITCH. WE WENT OUT AND BROUGHT JOE COLE FROM ENGLAND. HE WAS FULL-OUT ENGAGING. YOU CAN TELL THE FRANCHISE, IT IS WHAT IT IS NOW.>>THE TRANSITION FROM PLAYER TO HEAD COACH. CERTAINLY NOT HAPPY TO GO TO THE LOCKER ROOM WITH THE TEAM. THE FINAL REGULAR SEASON CONTEST AT HOME TONIGHT.>>IN THE FEDERAL LEVEL YOU KNOW IT HAS TO BE ACCOUNTABLE. NEILL COLLINS NOT HAPPY WITH A FEW OF THE PLAYERS, SAYING SOME OF THE PLAYERS NEED TO SHOW UP. THIS IS THE TIME HERE, SECOND HALF OF THE GAME. THIS IS WHERE THE CHARACTER SHOWS. WHO WILL STEP UP. HE CAN DO IT HERE AT HOME. FOR THE ROWDIES, ALEX STARTS THE SECOND HALF. DONE FOR THE NIGHT. ALEX MORRELL, THE LAKE LAND PRODUCT. SECOND YEAR ROWDY. MIDFIELDER. STARTING IN THE LINEUP RIGHT NOW FOR TAMPA BAY. THAT IS A SURPRISE HERE TO START THE SECOND HALF.>>IT IS. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE SUBS AS YOU SEE HIM IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR SCREEN. A YOUNGSTER LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITY, QUALITY MINUTES. THAT IS SOMETHING THAT NEIL COLLINS HAS SEEN, HE DESERVES A CHANCE.>>ALL SUBSTITUTES TONIGHT NEED TO TALK ABOUT KAYPARK MARKETING. A SPONSOR OF THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES. ALEX MORRELL IN, COMING IN FOR AN INJURE PLAYER AT THE END OF THE FIR HALF. ROWDIES WITH A DIFFERENT LINE UP IT HAS NOT BEEN AS DOMINATING. THAT COHESIVENESS, THEY WANT TO GET THE RHYTHM GOING. THEY WANT TO GET IT GOING IN THE FIRST HALF. THEY’D LOVE TO MAKING IS HAPPEN. MORRELL HAS HAD A FRUSTRATING SEASON. IT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE A BREAK IN YEAR.>>THAT’S ABSOLUTELY HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD. NEEDS QUALITY. TRYING TO GO DOWNTOWN AND DIRECT. PUTS IT ON THE GROUND. IT’S INTO THE HANDS OF MILIK. SCORING ON A SIMILAR PLAY. YOU ARE NOT JUST PLAYING FOR YOUR FUTURE, YOU ARE PLAYING FOR NEXT YEAR. GUYS LIKE LEON TAYLOR. YOU ARE PLAYING FOR SPOTS. YOU ARE PLAYING FOR A CONTRACT, FOR A SPOT. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE A NEW COACH. YOU DIDN’T HAVE THEM ALL YEAR, YOU MAKE SURE WHEN YOU STEP ON THE FIELD YOU ARE AN ASSET TO THE ORGANIZATION. YOU ARE NOT ONLY PLAYING FOR THE MATCH UP. BUT POTENTIALLY YOUR FUTURE WITH THIS TEAM. ROWDIES BUILDING FROM THE BACK. HERE IN THE 49th MINUTE. AWAY HERE IN THE SECOND HALF. LET’S NOT FORGET THAT THIS IS A TEAM INHERITED. SOME OF THOSE LATE EDITION. HEEL SEE IF HE CAN BRING HIS OWN PLAYERS. BRING THE PLAYERS THAT WILL GIVE YOU RESULTS RIGHT AWAY.>>TALK ABOUT THE CHANGES THAT THE ROWDIES HAD TO ENDURE. THE BIGGEST LOSS, MARCEL SCHAFER DEPARTING, GOING BACK TO HIS HOMELAND. IT’S A BIG, BIG SET BACK. MARCEL CONTRIBUTING SO MUCH HERE FOR THE FAST TWO SCENES. HE WAS REALLY THE HEART AND SOLE. HE WAS THE DISTRIBUTOR. IN SO MANY WAYS TO THIS CLOUDY SIDE. NOW HERE IS TACK U. SENDING IT BACK FOR TAMPA BAY. THE ROWDIES SAW THE DIFFERENCE.>>ON THE GROUND. STILL INSIDE THE 18. THE BALL IS ALIVE.>>CHARLOTTE CANNOT FEEL IT. FORCING A CORNER KICK HERE. AND I BELIEVE THEY’LL DO JUST THAT. SO CORNER KICK COMING UP. AFERM TAKU THE IN-SWINGER. TAKU FROM THE LEFT SIDE LOOKING TO DRAG THE BALL INTO THE BOX. PLAYERS MAKING RUNS. COMING UP TO CRASH. LITTLE BIT OF TIME PUTS IT ON THE GROUND. THE OTHER SHOT STRAIGHT AHEAD. THAT WAS A MISSILE.>>FROM THE BACK. FIND THE BALL AROUND THE 18. AS YOU SEE ALEX TRYING TO GO DIRECT. HITS A DEFENDER. THAT’S A DIFF DIFFICULT BALL TO HIT. LET’S CHECK IN WITH HEATHER. THAT WAS A PHENOMENAL PIECE AT HALF-TIME.>>THANK YOU. YOU MENTIONED ROWDIES BEING FOR OFFENSIVE. THERE’S A SENSE OF URGENCY. YOU HAVE NEIL COLLINS REMINDING THE REFEREE THAT CHARLOTTE MAY BE TRYING TO KILL A BIT OF TIME. THE ROWDIES, WITHOUT A SECOND TO WASTE TRYING TO MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY SECOND IN THE SECOND HALF.>>POKED AWAY. TRYING TO SILENCE A THOUGHTS OF A COMEBACK. COLLIDES. CRASHING UP. ANY TIME HE MAKES CONTACT, YOU KNOW THAT SOMEONE IS GOING TO OVEREXAGGERATE IT.>>YOU SEE A SIZE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HERRERA, AND THE BIG MEN IN THE BACK. AND THEY’LL USE THAT TO GET THE CALL AGAINST AKEETA. KATO TRYING TO PLAY IT FORWARD. WANT TO TELL ROWDY, FIVE HOURS OF FUNNY, EVERY WEEKDAY. MODERN FAMILY, AND THE GOLDBERGS AT SIX. BIG BANG THEORY. LAST MAN STANDING BRINGING IT HOME AT NINE. WHO BRINGS IT MORE. FIVE HOURS OF FUNNY, WEEKDAYS, BEGINNING AT FIVE. GOALS FOR CHARLOTTE. THAT’S THE DIFFERENCE NOW. ROWDIES HAVE A FEW CHANCES. AGAIN, LOOKS UP. WONDERING WHEN HIS BREAK WILL COME. PLAYS THE BALL THERE. AND YOU CAN TELL A LITTLE OFF. AND YOU HAVE TO PLAY THE BALL. THE WAY HE WAS OFF. HE COULD BE ON. YOU SAW THE DEFENDER CLEVERLY. TOOK ONE STEP FORWARD. THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT TO DO AS A DEFENDER. FORCING IS TO BE OFFSIDE BY THE TIME HE CLEARS THE BALL. HERE TO STAT NUMBER TWO. GOAL FOR TAMPA BAY. THE LEAD WAS TO BE CUT IN HALF AGAIN. THAT’S WHAT THE ROWDIES NEED TO DO. PUTTING A GOAL AS SOON AS THEY CAN, TO BUY TIME TO TIE IT UP. SUCH A PRESENCE. ANOTHER INDEPENDENCE PLAYER GOES DOWN, AND NOW THE ROWDIES ATTACKING. HERE IS TAYLOR. TRYING TO CROSS IT BACK. PLAYING TO THE RIGHT. GOING TO THE END LINE, TAKES A SHOT. INTO THE BALL.>>TRYING TO COVER THE BALL. THE USL MADE HISTORY. THANK YOU TO ALL THE FANS THAT MADE THIS THE HIGHEST ATTENDED LOWER DIVISION SEASON IN NORTH AMERICAN SOCCER HISTORY. THE LEAGUE CONTINUES TO GROW. A TESTAMENT FOR THAT. YOU SAW SOME OF THE ML IS THE BEATEN IN THE CUP. YOU TAYLOR FINING STATES FOR HIMSELF AS WELL. FORCING THAT ON THE SECOND HALF. IT’S IMPORTANT TO PUT THE ONE IN THE BACK OF THE NET. IMAGINING GETTING THE SECOND GOAL TO TIE IT UP. CALMLY SETTING THINGS UP OFFENSIVELY. ROWDIES THROWING IT IN. FOR THEM, IT’S A DIFFERENT STORY. IT’S ABOUT MANAGING THE TIME AND THE SECOND HALF. THEY DON’T HAVE TO GO FORWARD. IT CAN BE CONTENT. IF HE’S NOT ON THEY ARE NOT GOING TO FORCE HIM. THEY HAVE THE TIME AS WELL. CERTAINLY SHAPING UP ANY GAME PLAN. HERE IS LIFE HERE IN THE SECOND HALF. HEADED OUT. GETTING IT INSIDE LOOKING AT IT ON AND OFF THE FIELD. EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING. IN THE LATEST EDITION FROM THE PITCH. THAT IS FROM USL SOCCER. FROM THE PITCH. USL SOCCER.COM. ON THE BALL. THEY’LL BE HAPPY WITH KEEPING THE BALL. ON THE BALL THE AGELESS WONDER FOR THE IN DEPENDS. COMING BACK AND WINNING IT. WE’LL CHECK IN WITH HEATHER.>>IT’S A MUST WIN. IT’S A TALL TASK. IT IS DOABLE. THE ROWDIES SCORED SEVEN TIMES THIS SEASON. PROBABLY THE MOST REMARKABLE FEAT THEY ACCOMPLISHED. I’VE NOT SEEN A LOT OF THOSE BIG OUTBURST. THAT IS AS YOU MENTIONED A DIFFICULT TASK. NOT IMPOSSIBLE. PLAYS NEXT YEAR. MARKED BY MORAAD. FERNANDEZ COMES UP PUTTING POSSESSION BACK. ROWDIES, JOE COLE. A LOT MORE PRESSURE. SQUISHES THE INTENSITY THERE IN THE FIRST HALF. THAT’S WHERE YOU WONDER. WHERE WAS THE INTENSITY IN THE FIRST HALF. TRYING TO GO AHEAD. HERE IS ALEX MORRELL. TRYING TO SET UP A SHOT. OFF THE BACK. TAYLOR WAS THERE. I BELIEVE THAT WAS OFF FOR THE ROWDIES PLAYERS. THEY WILL TRY TO STAY WITH IT. A LITTLE FLICK. TRYING TO KEEP EVERYTHING IN FRONT OF HIM. THAT IS IT.>>YOU CAN TELL THE SPEED OF THE GAME. DEFINITELY IMPROVED. PLAYING WITH THE URGENCY IN THE SECOND HALF. YOU SEE EACH PLAYER MOVING THE BALL. THAT CHARLOTTE DEFENCE. PLAYING THE DEFENCE. GOOD TOUCH THAT TIME. TRIES TO SEND IT RIGHT. WELL WORKED. SALES TO THE RIGHT. GREAT IDEA CUTTING THE BALL TO THE INSIDE. IF THERE’S A QUESTION WHETHER JOE COLE CAN PLAY, HE’S DOWN A GREAT JOB IN THE SECOND HALF. MESELF CONNECTED THE DOTS. AT 36 YOU CAN TELL. MOR INVESTIGATES. TAKING YOU TO A WORLD OF MYSTERY FIRST AT 11. AND THEN AT NOON. SECRETS UNCOVERED. CRIMINALS BEWARE, LIVE PATROL. ROWDIES PICKING UP. TAKU FROM THE RIGHT SIDE. KNOCKED AWAY. FINDING FEET. COLLECTED THAT TIME.>>CLEVERLY FINDING THE THROUGH BAM. STANDING INSIDE. MADE A GREAT RUN. THAT’S THE ONE YOU WANT TO GET INTO, BEHIND THE DEFENCE. NOW TAYLOR. TACK U – HAS SOME MARCH TO IT. SAVORS THE MONTH. RUNNING THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND. HAVE YOUR SAY ON WHICH PLAYERS SHOULD TAKE HOME THE AWARDS. SAILING IT OVER OF THE SUBSTITUTES TO CHECK IN WITH THE CHARLOTTE IN DEPENDS. MIDFIELDER. 22. THEY’LL THEY CAN IN IN A MOMENT. BRINGING THE DEFENDER IN YOU CAN TELL THEY ARE LOOKING TO SIT BACK ON THE LEAD. TRYING TO KEEP THE LEAD, THE SCORE. BALL HEADED OUT IMMEDIATELY. SUBSTITUTE IS IN. SUB STATE UTES BROUGHT TO YOU BY K-POK MARKETING. BELIEVE IT WILL BE IT FOR THE AGELESS MARKETING. TACHO SCORE ON THE INDEPENDENT SIDE. HE’LL GET A MUCH NEEDED REST. FOR A GUY THAT IS 38. HE RUNS WITH THE BEST OF THEM. HE’S PART AND CLEVER. ASSISTING. KEEPING THE BALL. TAKING THE PLAYERS ON. YOU SEE JOEL COMING IN. CORDELL CATO GOES OUT. K-POP MARKETING SPONSOR IN ALL OF THE SUBSTITUTES. EIGHT GOALS ON THE YEAR. A LOT OF FIRE POWER WITH JORGE HERRERA’S 20 GOALS. THAT’S 20 COMBINED GOALS GOING TO THE BENCH ON THAT TRANSACTION THERE. RE PLAYS THE SCORE. THAT’S THE TACTICAL JOB OF MIKE JEFFRIES. CONTROLLING THE SECOND HALF. RISING WITH A GOOD CHANCE HERE, OUTSIDE THE 18. SHAKEN UP. FORMER LOUISVILLE STAR. HAS A HIGH KICK. FERNANDEZ WITH AN UNSWINGER. WAITING TO GOING IT DOWN. WITH A WIN IN L.A. NERNDS WITH A GOOD OPPORTUNITY THERE. WELL DONE. OFF ON THE PASS. TRYING TO FORCE IT IN A LITTLE QUICKLY. THEY CANNOT GIVE THE BALL AWAY. WHEN YOU GIVE THE BALL AWAY IN DIFFICULT AREAS, IT’S HARD TO GET IT BACK. CHARLOTTE ABOUT TRY TO SQUEEZE THE BALL. AND SHAVE A MINUTE OR TWO OFF THE CLOCK. THIRD SUBSTITUTE CAN HAPPEN. LOOKING AT THE MIDFIELD MINE. WAITING TO ENTER. THEY’LL HEAD OUT. SOON, FOR THE ROWDIES. LEN TAYLOR CIRCLING THE FIELD. ANOTHER ONE OF THE PLAYERS, THE LATEST EDITION TO THE ROWDIES, ANOTHER GOOD FORWARD USED TO SCORING A LOT OF GOALS. TRYING TO SHAKE FREE. TRYING TO SOMEHOW GET A GOAL, GET THE CROWD GOINGS, GET BACK INTO THIS MATCH. IN THE FINAL HOME GAME OF THE YEAR. ALEX MORRELL STAYS UP RIGHT.>>HE HAD A PURPOSE AT THE MOMENT. THEY WANT TO GET SOMETHING GOOD OUT OF THIS POSSESSION. THEY ARE TRYING TO KEEP THE BALL AS MUCH AS THEY CAN, PLAYING THE PERFECT BALL. WOULD RATHER PLAY THE EARLY BALL. TIMING IS OF THE ESSENCE. THEY ARE NOT TAKING SHOTS ON GOAL. LANCE ROZEBOOM SAID IT FAR SIDE. FERNANDEZ CAN’T CATCH UP TO IT. I BELIEVE THE SUBSTITUTE WILL HAPPEN NOW. THE GREAT JOE COLE EXITS. IF YOU ARE A ROWDY’S FAN, YOU HAVE TO WONDER IS THAT POSSIBLY THE FINAL TIME JOE COLE EXITS THE PITCH HERE? >>WELL ONE THING IS FOR SURE, IT’S THE LAST TIME HE’S PLAY AT HOME FOR THE 2018 SEASON. AS YOU SEE JAIME CHAVEZ, WEARING 17 THAT’S THE FORWARD. NEIL COLLINS GOING WITH THREE FORWARDS. NOW HE’S GOING WITH ALEX. JAIME CHAVEZ. AND LEON TAYLOR ON TOP. TRYING TO PUT ONE IN. THE SUBSTITUTE IN THE 70th MINUTE. STILL WAITING FOR THE FIRST GOAL. AFTER THE CATCH THE SHOW, CATCH THE MOVIE “ACTION”, FILMS FROM THE M.G.M. LIBRARY PLAYING FOR YOU ALL DAY, ALL NIGHT. THE OFFICIAL HOME OF THE ROWDIES.>>SWITCHES THE POINT OF ATTACK. INDEPENDENCE KEEPING POSSESSION. KNOCKING IT AROUND. COULDN’T GET IT. SHOT STRAIGHT ON. GREAT IDEA THAT TIME. DID NOT STRIKE IT CORRECTLY.>>A GREATED IT. BRINGING THE BALL DOWN ON TOP OF THE BOX. TRYING TO MAKE IMPACT WITH A ONE TOUCH DRIVEN BALL. NOT NOWHERE WITH THE GOAL. DANIEL VEGA WITH A ONE TIME LOOK AT THE SHOT. HOW MANY SHOTS IN THE SECOND HALF.>>NEIL COLLINS. CONCERNED AT THE MOMENT. DIDN’T EXPECT THE ROWDIES TO BE IN THIS POSITION. IT’S A GOOD SWITCH TO THE LEFT FLANK.>>A GOOD ARC ON THAT ONE. ABLE TO GET A HEAD ON IT. PUTS IT UP IN THE AIR. BATTLE FOR POSITION. CAN’T DIRECT IT INTO THE NET.>>YOU SAW THE CROSS BY FERNANDEZ. HAD THE ABILITY TO GET UP AND HANG IN THE AIR. AND THEN ALEX ON THE FAR POST MADE CONTACT, DECENT CHANCE FOR THE ROWDIES COMES UP ENDED. LEON TAYLOR TRIED TO CHALLENGE IT WHEN YOU ARE A GOOD TEAM. MOST OF THE TEAMS THAT ARE WILL PLAY IN THE POST SEASON. LOOKS LIKE THEY HAVE LITTLE CHANCE IN KNOWING. THEY WANT TO GIVE THE TEAM NEW OPTIONS ON THE GO-TO GUYS LOOKING AHEAD. YOU ARE RIGHT. IF WE ARE TALKING ABOUT ONE THING, CHANCES. THE EIGHTY TO PUT THE BALL IN THE BACK OF THE NET. AND JAIME CHAVEZ, YOU SEE THE CONTACT. TRYING TO TELL THAT CARD. YOU GOTTA FIND FORWARDS AS YOU MENTIONED. A FEW PLAYERS DOWN. HUNTER GORSKIE SHAKEN UP. GREAT WORK. JIM BROWN AS WELL. GRAPHIC CREW CONTINUING. DID HARD WORK TO MAKE SURE THE BROADCASTS LOOK SPECTACULAR AS THEY HAVE ALL SEASON LONG. CONTINUING TO GET UP SLOWLY.>>IN THAT GREAT PIECE AT HALF-TIME THAT HEATHER WAS ABLE TO PUT TOGETHER. YOU GET TO SEE, IF YOU ARE SITTING AT HOME. HOW MANY PEOPLE WORK FOR THE ROWDIES ORGANIZATION, AND THE PERSONNEL THAT TAKES EVERY HOME GAME TO PUT THE PRODUCTION TOGETHER. ALL THE PEOPLE. THE SOUND PEOPLE AS WELL THAT WORK FOR THE ROWDIES, HOW MANY IT TAKES TO GET THE SHOW ON THE ROAD.>>KEVIN KIRK LAND IN VIDEO, ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE THAT YOU OPERATE. THIS YEAR ON THE CREW. UTILITY PERSONAL AS WELL. HELPING OUT WITH ANYTHING THAT NEEDED TO BE DONE ON EVERY NIGHT. WILSON AND LYON ACKNOWLEDGING YOU.>>WE CAN SEE HIM TALKING TO THE FORWARD. HIGH, TAYLOR. YOU GOT BE ABOUT 14 MINUTES AWAY. AT HOME. WITH A COMFORTABLE LEAD. GETTING READY TO TAKE THE FIRST SUB. HE WAS FIRST IN THE ROOM. WHERE DO I NEED TO BE.>>THAT’S A SIGN THAT HE LOVES THE PITCH. AS WE SEE ANOTHER LOCAL TALENT.>>WE FEEL THAT GRASS HERE AT THE STADIUM, THE SPORTSPLEX WHERE CHARLOTTE PLAYS ALSO, A GREAT FACILITY. GOT TO TAKE OUR HAT OFF. HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN WHEN THE SEASON BEGINS, A BITTERSWEET FAREWELL CONTINUES, SO MANY GREAT NAMES AND FACES WE ARE ACKNOWLEDGING THROUGHOUT THE PRODUCTION.>>IT’S A GROUP EFFORT TO GET THE PRODUCTION GOING, AND DOING IT, AS WELL AS WE INTEND TO DO IT. ONCE AGAIN THEY ARE CONTENT TO GO FORWARD. 18 PLUS, 12 MINUTES LEFT IN THIS CAMPAIGN.>>HE HAS BEEN OFF TARGET. AFERM TAKU. MANY TIMES YELLOW CARDS DURING THE LAST INJURY SEQUENCE. MILLER CONTINUES TO WORK ON, A CLEAN SHEET.>>THAT IS THE PROBLEM WHEN TAKING THE LONG SHOTS. TAKING A LONG RANGE SHOT THAT IS NOT AS ACCURATE.>>IN. GREAT BALL. TAYLOR FINALLY GETS TAMPA BAY ON THE BOARD, AND PERHAPS SOME HOPE IN THE 80th MINUTE. JUST A GREAT CROSS TO THE FAR POST: WITH A FLICK, LEON TAYLOR JUST LIKE THAT OFF THE POST FOR THE ROWDIES GIRS GOAL. THIS IS NOT OVER. 11 MINUTES PLUS STOPPAGE TIME. TIME FOR THE ROWDIES TO GET THE EQUALISER. FOURTH OF THE EVEN. ROWDIES BACK IN IT. MEANWHILE. TALBOT CHECKS IN. IN THE 81ST MINUTE. THE ROWDIES WILL PLAY WITH ENERGY, HERE TO CONCLUDE THE HOME SLATE. HERE IS FERNANDEZ. ALEX MORRELL WAS THERE THE BALL OFF HIS KNEE AND OVER THE CROSS BAR. ALEX MORRELL HAD TO GO HEAD FIRST. SEE HOW LOW IT IS, DIVES IN, SACRIFICING THE BODY. PUTTING THE BALL IN THE BACK OF THE NET. IT WAS A TIED GOAL OUT OF CLEAR WATER. TALK ABOUT COMING OFF THE BENCH. THAT’S THE BALL TO PUT AWAY. THAT’S WHY FORWARDS ARE PAID A LOT OF MONEY. THE GOALKEEPER GETTING A YELLOW CARD FOR WASTING TIME.>>THE CROWD HET HIM HAVE IT RIGHT — LET HIM HAVE IT RIGHT NOW. THE SCRIPT HAS CHANGED HERE IN L.A. 2-1 THE SCORE. ROWDIES WITH SECONDS OF SKIP IN HIS STEP. TAYLOR HAD THE EQUALISER. THE YOUNGSTERS WITH A COUPLE OF BACK TO BACK CHANCES. LEON TAYLOR WITH THE LEFT FOOT. IN-SWINGER FROM THE LEFT SIDE. HERE COMES THE CORNER. ONCE AGAIN. HERE IS THE FIRST ONE. ALEX MORRELL ALL BY HIMSELF INSIDE THE SIX. NOW IN THE SECOND ONE. PLAYER TO THE FAR POST. THIS GAME IS NOT OVER. MORAL ALL OF A SUDDEN DOWN FOR TAMPA BAY. YOU HAVE TO WONDER HOW DOES IT HAPPEN.>>HERE. HE’S DEFINITELY SENSED A PROBLEM. IN SOME SERIOUS PAIN. SEE IF WE CAN GET ONE MORE LOOK. EMILIANO MORETTI GOING IN FOR A CHALLENGE HERE. ON THE RIGHT KNEE. CERTAINLY IN PAIN. IF HE CONE GO. ROWDIES WILL HAVE TO PLAY 10 ON 11. HE’S A DEFENDER. ONCE AGAIN, WASTING TIME. NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT. “COACH” GETS A YELLOW. COMING OFF THE BENCH. TAXA BAY UPSET WITH THE COLLISION. ROWDIES HAVE TO GET POSSESSION BACK HERE.>>TWO GREAT CHANCES. ONE TO MORRELL. BOTH AT THE DOORSTEP ONE TOUCH AWAY. THAT SUMS THE SECOND PART OF THE SEASON FOR THE ROWDIES. THEY JUST DID NOT HAVE THE EIGHTY TO PUT THE BALL IN THE BACK OF THE NET. FOUR ON GOAL TWO WENT IN. ONLY ONE FOR THE LOCAL TEAM. 85th MINUTE NOW. CONTACT OUTSIDE THE 18. THE REFEREE SAYS PLAY ON. CHAVEZ TAKEN DOWN AROUND THE 18 LOOKING FOR THE BALL IN THE AIR. ING LOO AT THE EXACT BY THE CENTER BACK. OVER LOOKED AT THE BALL. HAS A SIGN LOOKING TO MAKE CONTACT WITH THE BALL. INDEPENDENT STING, NICE AND COMPAQ. BACK ON HIS FEET. IT’S A GREAT JOB, FORCING THE CORNER KICK. QUICK SET NOW.>>BALL GOES IN QUICKLY, ROWDIES WITH A HEADER, ALONG THE LINE. THE BALL SKATES ACROSS THE SIX. ROWDIES DENIED THE EQUALISER. WATCH THE BUCKET AT THE FAR POST. WIDE OPEN, AND BRANDON MILLER WITH A BETTER SAVE. FULL EXTENSION TO THE LEFT SIDE. TAKE A LOOK AT THAT. CANNOT BELIEVE IT. RIGHT ON THE LINE. ON THE 86th MINUTE OF THE SECOND HALF. BEC “ROWDY” RAWLINGS IS NOT GOING QUITELY HERE. GETS IT ON THE OFFSIDE. PLAYING THE BALL INTO SPACE. THEY’LL GET ANOTHER CLEAR CHANCE. THEY’VE BEEN PLAYING GOOD SOCCER, MOVING THE BALL AROUND.>>LOOK AT THE INDEPENDENCE. LOOKING A LITTLE GASSED.>>THEY ARE GASSED. PLAYING DEFENSIVELY, THEY DON’T WANT TO PLAY THE BALL. THEY DON’T WANT TO KNOW. WATSON NUMBER 27. CHARLOTTE WILL PLAY FORWARD. JOE JOHNSON. SENDING ONE BACK. EBBING ROE TRYING TO LET TIME GO. TRYING TO CROSS ONE. SKIING UP. THIS ONE DOWN. AND GET RID OF IT. GREAT BALL BY DANIEL VEGA. DRIVEN BALL OFF THE VOLLEY.>>LEON TAYLOR. NICE BALL THAT TIME. AS HE GOT IT TO TACK U. DOES HE STILL HAVE A PLAY. THE BALL HEADS OUT. WE CAN SEE WHAT THEY ARE DOING, THE EFFORT HAS BEEN SUPREME. YOU WONDER WHAT WAS THE EFFORT IN THE FIRST HALF. SWITCH WAS DEFINITELY FLICKED ON AT SOME POINT IN THE SECOND HALF. FERNANDEZ LOSES IT. NOW THE INDEPENDENCE. YOU HAVE TO LOOK UP AND WONDER HOW MUCH EXTRA TIME THERE’LL BE. SHOULD BE SIGNIFICANT.>>SHOULD WE HAVE FOUR WE HAD A PLAYER DOWN 4-5 MINUTES IN A COLLISION WITH HUNTER GORSKIE.>>ROWDIES TRYING TO CREATE ANOTHER CHANCE. MAXIMILIANO MORALEZ. THIS IS WHAT HE DOES BEST. PUSHING AT A FURIOUS PACE. DEFENCE COMES BACK. KEPT THE BALL TOO LONG. YOU HAVE TO CROSS THE BALL. TAKE THE PLAYER ON AND FORCE THE CROSS.>>ROWDIES SWITCHED THE POINT OF ATTACK. FERNANDEZ. LEFT-FOOTED STRIKES. OUT AND ON THE FAR SIDE.>>THAT’S WHAT I MEAN. FERNANDEZ DID WHAT YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO DO. TAKE A SHOT ACROSS THE BALL. THE SPEED OF THE GAME IS HUGE IN POINTS.>>SENDING IN A HEADER OFF THE POST. LEON TAYLOR. A HAIR AWAY. ONCE AGAIN LEON TAYLOR ON THE BOARD. BREAKAWAY FOR CHARLOTTE. OUTSTANDING CROSS BY FERNANDEZ.>>GOOD NEWS FOR ROWDIES FANS, THERE’LL BE ABOUT SIX MONTH OF EXTRA TIME. HANG ONTO YOUR SEATS PLENTY OF SOCCER. GOT TO THING IT’S A MATTERS OF TIME. GREAT HEADER TO THE FAR POST. BRANDON MILLER SAYING THANK GOD IT HIT THE BAR. HAD NO CHANCE GETTING THERE. LEON TAYLOR IS A CAREY FINISHER. WHAT’S THE ABILITY TO TAKE PLAYERS AT WILL. TURN ON THE SWITCH AND BE AS DYNAMIC AS YOU CAN. NOT TORE 20 MINUTE OR 10. YOU DO IT FOR 90. BEING GOOD GOING FORWARD. HAVING A CONVERSATION ABOUT WHO IS GOING TO USE THAT. IN THE LINEUP TONIGHT. ALL OF A SUDDEN HAS BECOME THAT GUY.>>ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU LOOK AT LEON TAYLOR. ONE OF THE LAST SIGNINGS. TOOK A CHANCE ON HIM. BEFORE YOU KNOW IT CAME OFF THE BENCH. THREE OR FOUR GAMES, SHOWING MOMENTS OF BRILLIANCE. PUSH FROM BEHIND. THAT’S IN THE BOX. FINALLY, I THINK IT WILL BE JUST OUTSIDE. THE ROWDIES WILL HAVE IT IN A TREMENDOUS SPOTS. SO CLEAR FROM BEHIND. CONTACT FROM BEHIND. ONCE AGAIN, TOLD YOU IT WOULDN’T HAVE A QUALITY CHANCE. HE’S IN THE BOX WHEN THE CONTACT HAPPENS. THAT SHOULD BE A PENALTY KICK THERE. ONCE AGAIN. BALL CLEARLY BLOWN BY THIS OFFICIATING CREW. HERE IN THE WAITING MOMENTS SHOOTS IT THROUGH THE WALL. TAKE A TOUCH. SEND IT FORWARD GET NUMBERS IN. THIS IS THE EQUIVALENT OF A HAIL MARY IN FOOTBALL. DUMP THE BALL IN THE BOX. GET AS MANY FLARES AS YOU CAN. WITH A QUALITY SERVICE, THE BALL NEEDS TO BE DRIVEN. HERE IS ALEX MORRELL. DEFLECTED OUT. THROWING IT IN ONCE MORE.>>EVERYONE ON THE EDGE OF THEIR SEAT. GETTING AIRBORNE. FERNANDEZ. THE BALL SET OUT FOR TAMPA BAY.>>THE BEST HALF WE HAVE SEEN ALL SEASON, DREW. A DYNAMIC TEAM. A TEAM THAT WANTS TO WIN THE GAME. THEY ARE PUTTING IT ON THE LINE TONIGHT. CORNER KICK IN THE 94th MINUTE. HERE IT COMES. BRANDON MILLER BUNCHES IT OUT.>>YOU SEE THE DESPERATION BY CHARLOTTE. KICKING IT OUT OF BOUNDS. THERE’S ALEX MORRELL GAIN WITH FRANTIC PACE. CROSSES ONE. FERNANDEZ FROM THE LEFT SIDE. WATCH IT IN. TIME BECOMING VERY PRESSURE FOR THE RALLY, JUST OVER A MINUTE THAT PLAY. GOAL. HUNTER GORSKIE. OH. THE REFEREE CALLING OFFSIDE. UNBELIEVABLE. WOW. WAVED OFF HERE AND THE CROWD CAN’T BELIEVE IT NEITHER CAN WE. WE’LL TAKE ONE MORE LOOK. THANKS TO THE CAMERA CREW, GREAT JOB, YOU CAN TELL. EDDIE, CURIOUS LOOKED LIKE THE FEET WERE NOT OFF SIDE, THE BODY IS OFFSIDE.>>THE ON DOESN’T COUNT. JAIME CHAVEZ HAS EVENED ITS ARMS. IT’S OFF. THE LINESMAN WITH THE GREAT VIEW.>>WOW. IT LOOKED LIKE, IT FELT LIKE, IT SOUNDED LIKE THE EQUALISER. IT WAS NOT MEANT TO BE. NOW THE INDEPENDENCE JUST TRYING TO CLEAR IT. ROWDIES TRYING TO GET ONE FINAL CHANCE TO PLAY ON HERE. BODIES FLYING AROUND THE PITCH. AND THAT IS GOING DO IT. THIS GAME HAS CONCLUDED. AND THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES WILL COME UP SHORT 2-1 THE FINE SCORE. A FRANTIC FINISH AND WHAT LOOKED LIKE THE EQUALISER FROM HUNTER GORSKIE WAVED OFF. DUE TO AN OFFSIDE. LET’S SEND IT DOWN TO HEATHER.>>HEATHER, WHAT A CHANGE OF PACE IN THE SECOND HALF. NOT ENOUGH TO GET THE THREE POINTS YOU NEEDED. WHAT DO YOU TAKE AWAY FROM THIS ONE.>>YOU I’VE LEARNT A LOT IN THE LAST COUPLE OF GAMES, NEXT YEAR I CAN PROMISE THE FANS WE’LL HAVE A GTEAM AND WHAT WE NEED T DO.>>WHAT HAPPENED THEN CAN YOU SAY ABOUT BILL EDWARDS AND HA HE’S BROUGHT TO THE ORGANIZATION.>>THE THING FOR BELL IS TO LOOK AROUND YOU. HE’S ENTRUSTED ME WITH IMPROVING WHAT IS ON THE FIELD. I PROMISE I’LL DO THAT. HE’S LEFT A GREAT LEGACY AT THE CLUB. HOPEFULLY I CAN TAKE IT ON.>>THANKS FOR YOUR TIME, DOING IT ALL SEASON LONG, GUYS.>>TAMPA BAY ROWDIES, HEARTS BROKEN IN THE FINAL REGULAR SEASON. FANS ENTERTAINED UNTIL THE FINAL WHISTLE. THE ROWDIES COME UP SHORT. 2-1 THE FINAL. POST-GAME SHOW AND MORE STRAIGHT AHEAD BEFORE THAT. >>THE HOME FINALE FOR THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES FANS ENTERTAINED UNTIL THE END. THE ROWDIES A GOAL SHY. 2-1 THE FINAL. INDEPENDENCE WIN AT HOME. DREW AND EDDIE. LET’S GO TO THE PITCH. HEATHER IS WITH HUNTER GORSKIE, WHO PLAYED HIS HEART OUT TONIGHT.>>YES, THANK YOU. THEY SET IT UP IN THE BOOTH. PLAYED YOUR HEART OUT. I KNOW THE LOSS HURTS. HOW ARE YOU FEELING? >>DEVASTATED. WE LEFT IT ALL OUT THERE. EVERYONE ON THE FIELD. WE OWED IT TO THE FANS. HEARTS ON THE LINE. TRIED THE PUSH TO COME BACK. IT’S A TOUGH ONE.>>LOOKING BACK ON THE SEASON OVERALL. I KNOW IT WAS ONE GAME LESS, BUT CAN YOU SUM IT UP AND PUT INTO WORDS WHAT 2018 WAS LIKE.>>A ROLLER-COASTER, A LOT OF UPS AND DOWNS. UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE WE SAW OR BELIEVED WE COULD DO SOMETHING GREAT. IT’S TOUGH TO HAVE THE BITTER TASTE IN YOUR MOUTH. ONE MORE GAME TO PLAYFUL WANT TO GO OUT ON A HIGH NOTE. DO THE FANS JUSTICE AND THE CLUB JUSTICE.>>BACK TO YOU GUYS, WE’LL CHECK WITH YOU IN A MOMENT. THE BIGGEST MOMENT FOR HUNTER, THE GOAL IN THE WANING MOMENTS BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU THOUGHT WAS THE CALL. THERE WERE CONTROVERSIAL CALLS IN THE SECOND HALF. THE ONE OFFSIDE YOU THINK WAS THE CORRECT ONE.>>CHAVEZ IS THE ONE CALLED OFFSIDE. IT IS A LITTLE OFF. ORIGINALLY HE CALLS THAT. COMES IN, PUTS THE BALL ON THE BACK OF THE NET. IT’S OFFSIDE. ON THE OTHER HAND. THE CONTACT THAT HAPPENED AT THE TOP OF THE 18. IN THE BOX. PAST THE ONE MISSED. SHOULD HAVE BEEN A PENALTY MISS.>>WE’LL HEAD TO BREAK AND COME BACK WITH HIGHLIGHTS IN A MOMENT. WE HAVE BEEN ACKNOWLEDGING THE CREW. THE BREAK COORDINATE CHRIS MALITZ DOES HIS THING ONE MORE TIME. CHARLOTTE OVER TAMPA BAY, 2-1. HERE IN THE FINAL HOME AT AL LANG STADIUM. WELCOME BACK TO THE POST-GAME SHOW. DREW, EDDIE, AND HEATHER ON THE PITCH. WE’LL GO RIGHT DOWN TO HEATHER. LANCE ROZEBOOM PUT IN GOOD TIME. MIDFIELD STANDING BY.>>WE HAVE A LITTLE EXTRA CUTENESS ON THE SHOW. BRIGHTENING THINGS UP. A LITTLE BIT OF A BUMMER. LET’S GO THROUGH.>>IT’S DISAPPOINTING. FORTUNATELY WE PUT OURSELVES IN A HOLE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE GAME. PROUD OF THE GUYS FOR FIGHTING BACK. WE DESERVE A DRAW AT THE END. WE WANT TO THING THE FANS FOR A WHOLE YEAR. IT’S BEEN A TOUGH YEAR, A LOT OF UPS AND DOWNS. WE ARE DISAPPOINTED WE COULDN’T SEND HIM OUT WITH A WIN. THAT’S HOW IT GOES SOMETIMES.>>AND KIND OF THE MAN OF THE NIGHT. OWNER BILL EDWARDS. LAST HOME GAME AS OPENER, WHAT CAN YOU SAY ABOUT HIM AND WHAT HE’S BROUGHT TO THE CLUB.>>HE’S DONE GREAT THINGS. HE’S REBUILT IT. PUT A LOT OF TIME, ENERGY AND RESOURCES INTO THE PLACE, WE ARE THANKFUL FOR WHAT HE’S DONE FOR THE ORGANIZATION, HE’S LEFT IT IN HAD A BETTER PLACE THAN WHAT IT WAS. WE ARE APPRECIATIVE OF WHAT HE’S DONE AND WISH HIM THE BEST. I AM SURE HE’LL BE AROUND. HE’S DONE A LOT FOR THE CLUB.>>THANK YOU. BACK TO YOU GUYS.>>GOOD STUFF. CHECKING IN WITH HEATHER LATER ON. IT WAS THE STORY OF NEAR GOALS FOR THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES. CHANCES CREATED. GOALS UNSUCCESSFUL. A YEAR FROM NOW, TAMPA BAY WILL HOPE MORE FIND THE BACK OF THE NET.>>BEAUTIFUL PLAY, THE BUILD UP. THE GREAT CROSSES. AT THE END OF THE GAME, YOU HAVE TO PUT IT AWAY. LEON TAYLOR HEADS UP. DOESN’T FIND THE BACK OF THE NET. HOW ABOUT THIS ONE. ONCE AGAIN. CANNOT FIND THE BACK OF THE NET.>>SEVERAL CHANCE, AND THAT ONE RIGHT THERE. WHAT LOOKED LIKE THE EQUALISER FROM HUNTER GORSKIE WAVED OFF BECAUSE OF AN OFFSIDE. AGAIN, CHANCES CREATED, BUT NOT CASHED IN FOR THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES. SOMETHING THAT YOU WILL WORK ON IN THE OFF-SEASON. IT’S A GOAL HERE, AND A GOAL THERE. THE ROWDIES COULD PRESERVE A SPOT IN THE POST SEASON. NEILL COLLINS HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AT PLAYERS, PLAYERS THAT WILL DIE FOR HIM AND THE ORGANIZATION NEXT YEAR. YOU ARE PLAYING FOR CONTRACTS NOT JUST CAN YOU SCORE A GOAL TONIGHT.>>GOOD TO SEE LEON TAYLOR STEPPING UP.>>MORE COMING AS THE POST-GAME SHOW ROLLS ON. ROWDIES COME UP SHORT BUT A BRIGHT FUTURE HERE IN L.A. BACK IN A MOMENT. 2-1 THE FINAL SCORE. HAVE ONE MORE MATCH LEFT TO CONCLUDE 2018. ROWDIES HEAD TO BETHLEHEM TO FINISH THE SEASON NEXT WEEK. GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US. DREW, EDDY, TIME TO LOOK AT THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EMOTIONAL MATCH. WHEN THE ROWDIES TRAILED 2-0 IN THEIR HOUSE, IN THE FIRST HALF ON THE ROPES. AND IT LOOKED LIKE ALL HOPE WAS LOST, AND EVENTUALLY AS THE MATCH WENT ON. LEON TAYLOR AND COMPANY GAVE THEM THE FANS. GO EARLY AND WATCHED WHAT THEY WERE ABLE TO DO. VEGAS CAME UP BIG. THIS GOAL. A LITTLE TOO EASY. RIGHT INSIDE THE 18. TAKES A GREAT LEFT-FOOTED SHOT TO THE BACK OF THE NET. CHARLOTTE KEEPS GOING. JUST A TAP IN IN FRONT OF THE TWO DEFENDERS. FRUSTRATED. SO WERE THE ROWDIES. GUARDING THE GOAL BETWEEN THE PIKES. CAN’T CASH IN THERE. DENIED ONCE AGAIN. GOES DOWN, GREAT CROSS. LEON TAYLOR PUTS IT IN THE BACK OF THE NET. A GREAT ASSIST, AND THE ROWDIES BACK IN 2-11.>>LEON TAYLOR — 2-1. LEON TAYLOR WITH A FOURTH. ROWDIES HAD HOPE. COULD NOT CRASH IN LATE. IT WAS CALLED OFF BECAUSE YOU HAVE AN OFFSIDE. IT WAS A THRILLER, ROLLER-COASTER RIDE. ROWDY COMING UP A GOAL SHORT. HEATHER STANDING BY, GIVING US PLAYERS. SEBASTIAN IS TURNING NEXT TO HER.>>SO MANY CHANCES IN THE SECOND HALF. WHAT SHIFTED. MOST OF THE PEOPLE THAT GAME TODAY. DIDN’T GET THE WIN. WE HAVE ANOTHER GAME. WE HAVE TO PREPARE. WE’LL GIVE THEM A WIN.>>OUT AFTER THE GAME. STILL SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS. WHAT CAN YOU SAY ABOUT THE FANS, AND HOW MUCH THEY BRING TO YOU GUYS ON THE FIELD.>>UNBELIEVABLE. THEY WERE THE PUSH. AND THE END OF THE GAME. WE HAD THEM THERE. UNLUCKY NOT TO GET THE GOAL. THERE’S A PENALTY. WE SAW IT IN THE REPLAY. EVERY GAME, WE CAN’T ASK FOR MORE.>>GREAT STUFF. FINISHING 2018 WITH A FLURRY. FIVE GOALS, FROM SEPTEMBER ON. WE HAVE MORE COMING UP. THE TEQUILA SHOT OF THE GAME, AND A FINAL SEND OFF FOR 2018. ROWDIES FALL 2-1 TO THE CHARLOTTE POST-GAME SHOW BACK IN A MOMENT. FINAL SEGMENT OF 2018. TAMPA BAY ROWDIES 2-1 FINAL. COMING UP SHORT. DREW WITH EDDIE. LET’S LOOK AT THE FINAL STATS, THE NUMBERS AS THE ROWDIES TRAILED IN SHOTS IN THE FIRST HALF. BUT EVENTUALLY LOOK AT THAT. 22-10. YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBERS, AND THE NUMBERS DON’T LIE. OUT OF THOSE. ON ABLE TO PUT THEM IN THE BACK OF THE NET. THAT TELLS THE STORY. FIRST GOAL FOR TAMPA BAY DID NOT COME UNTIL 80 MINUTES IN. CROSSING THE BALL. LEON TAYLOR DOING THE REST. LIKE THAT, THE ROWDIES WITH ABOUT 10 MINUTES LEFT. GOING INTO THE 2-1 SCORE. UNABLE TO FINISH AT THE END. BUT GREAT CHANCES.>>AS WE ARE SET TO WRAP IT UP FROM THE BROADCAST BOOTH, I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO A COUPLE OF PEOPLE. THANK YOU TO THE PRODUCER WHO PUT UP WITH US ALL SEASON LONG. IT HAS BEEN A FUN RIDE FROM START TO FINISH. AND THE OTHER INDIVIDUAL. JIM, I THOUGHT HE WAS KIDDING. I CAN NEVER IMAGINE THE ROLLER-COASTER RIDE WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH.>>BEING THE LOCAL TALENT IS GREAT. BEING ROWDY FANS IS GREAT. IT’S BEEN PHENOMENAL CALLING THE GAMES FOR THE ROWDIES.>>LET’S HAVE A LOOK AT THE GAMES. BETHLEHEM AWAIT OCTOBER 14TH. ROWDIES AND STEEL IN PENNSYLVANIA. IT’S THE BETHLEHEM STEEL, THE SECOND TEAM OF THE PHILADELPHIA UNION. THE BILL EDWARDS ERA IS OVER. THE RAY’S OWNERSHIP TAKES OVER AT THE END OF THE YEAR. GREAT DAYS AHEAD FOR TAMPA BAY ROWDIES. IT’S BEEN A GREAT YEAR.>>THANK YOU. THERE’S A GREAT CHALLENGE AHEAD.>>THANK ALL OF YOU FOR JOINING US THROUGHOUT 2018. FOR EDDY, HEATHER AND THE CREW. I’M DREW, TIME FOR “THE MATCH”, IN FIVE.

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