Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Ottawa Fury FC: April 7, 2018

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Ottawa Fury FC: April 7, 2018


DISPLT RESIDES RETURN TO AL LANG STADIUM LOOKING FOR REVENGE IN FRONT OF HOME FANS. THE ROWDIES TAKE ON OTTAWA FURY IN St. PETERSBURG. YOU ARE LIVE, ROWDIES PRE-GAME SHOW STARTS RIGHT NOW.>>HELLO AND WELCOME TO YOUR ROWDIES PRE-GAME SHOW LIVE ON THIS T.V. TAMPA BAY. A LITTLE SOGGY EARLIER IN ST. PETE, FLORIDA. BUT THE RAIN CLEARED UP. IT LOOKS LIKE IT SHOULD BE A PRETTY GOOD NIGHT FOR A SOCCER MATCH. THE ROWDIES RETURN HOME TO TAKE ON OTTAWA FURY LOOKING TO BOUNCE BACK AFTER SUFFERING THEIR FIRST LOSS OF THE SEASON LAST WEEK IN LOUISVILLE. I’M HEATHER DONNELLY JOINED BY EDDIE RODRIGUEZ. WE’LL HEAR FROM PLAY BY PLAY ANNOUNCER DREW FELLIOS IN JUST A LITTLE BIT. EDDIE IT WAS TOUGH FOR THE ROWDIES IN LOUISVILLE. THEY ARE BACK HOME SWEET HOME IN AL LANG STADIUM.>>GOING AGAINST LOUISVILLE TO PLAY AWAY. YOU WILL DEAL WITH DIFFERENT CONDITIONS, THE FIELD CONDITIONS, THE STADIUM, THE SCROWD. OF COURSE, YOU’RE PLAYING AWAY. THE ROWDIES WENT OUT TRYING TO GET A W. DIDN’T QUITE GET THERE. IT WAS A GOOD OUTING FOR THEM.>>LET’S GET THINGS STARTED WITH ROWDIES NEWS AND NOTES FROM THE PAST WEEK.>>RALLY SIGNED LEON TAYLOR. HE WILL NOT BE ON THE LINEUP TODAY. BUT THE BIG STORY HERE IS GEORGI HRISTOV IS TWO GOALS AWAY FROM THE RECORD. THREE FROM GETTING IN. HEATHER, IT’S A SITUATION WHERE WE WANT HIM TO DO IT AT HOME RATHER THAN AWAY SOMEWHERE ELSE.>>LET’S HOPE HE GETS A COUPLE OF GOALS IN THE BACK OF THE NET TONIGHT. A LOOK AT THE EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS. THE ROWDIES LOOKING GOOD IN SECOND PLACE HERE IN WEEK 4.>>IT’S REALLY ALL ABOUT JUST KEEP ADDING POINTS. WHEN YOU PLAY AT HOME, YOU WANT TO GET THREE. IF YOU CAN COME OUT WITH ONE POINT ON THE ROADTH HUGE. LOUISVILLE CITY HAS A NUMBER THREE THERE. IT’S ALL ABOUT CONTINUING ADDING THOSE POINTS WHEN YOU PLAY AT HOME OR AWAY.>>THERE ARE SOME GAMES GOING ON, ACTION IN THE BIG EASTERN CONFERENCE. THOSE STANDINGS WILL BE UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT. NOW LET’S CHECK IN WITH PLAY BY PLAY DREW FELLIOS WHO TALKED WITH STUART CAMPBELL A LITTLE WILE AGO.>>FIRST TIME THIS YEAR YOU DON’T GET A RESULT IN LOUISVILLE. HOW DO YOU THINK YOUR TEAM RESPONDED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THAT, COACH?>>THEY SHOWED NO SIGN OF LINGERING DISAPPOINTMENT AFTER THE GAME. BUT WE COME BACK TO WORK ON MONDAY. PRACTICE ALL WEEK HAS BEEN EXCELLENCE. NO SIGN OF FEELING SORRY FOR THEMSELVES. THEY PUT IN A GOOD PERFORMANCE, JUST COULDN’T GET THE PERFORMANCE DESERVED IN MY OPINION.>>A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO AGAINST BETHLEHEM, IT WAS A PERFECT NIGHT. HOW DO YOU THINK THE CONDITIONS WILL AFFECT THE PLAY, IF IT’S WINDY AND POSSIBLY RAINY AS WELL.>>IF THE WIND ISN’T TOO STRONG, THAT WON’T BE AN ISSUE. THEY PLAY ON FIGHT PITCHES AND PROVIDING NOT TOO MUCH RAIN, IT SLOWS THE MITCH DOWN. MAYBE THE RIGHT ENOUGH RAIN WILL QUICKEN THE PITCH UP. IT WILL MAKE IT A MORE ENTERTAINING GAME. IT COULD BE AN INTERTDING NIGHT FOR THE FANS.>>FINAL QUESTION, COACH. HRISTOV COMING UP ON THE ALL-TIME SCORING RECORD THERE ANY ANTICIPATION IN THE LOCKER ROOM OR JUST BUSINESS AS USUAL?>>YEAH, THE GUYS HAVE A LITTLE BANTER WITH HIM, JOKING, ETC., ETC. FROM THAT PERSPECTIVE, IT’S BUSINESS AS USUAL. GEORGI HASN’T SHOWN SIEFN BEING ANXIOUS ABOUT THE RECORD. AS FAR AS I CAN TELL, IT’S BUSINESS AS USUAL.>>THANK YOU, COACH.>>THIS WEEK DAVID NAJEM, JACK BLAKE SPOKE ABOUT HOW MUCH THEY ENJOY PLAYING ON THEIR HOME FIELD.>>I MEAN, PLAYING HERE, WE FEEL IT’S AN ADVANTAGE TO US WHEN YOU HAVE THE SUPPORT THAT FANS BRING EVERY HOME GAME. IT’S UNBELIEVABLE. IT’S SUCH AN ADVANTAGE. THE PITCH WE HAVE HERE AND THE FANS BEHIND US, IT’S INCREDIBLE.>>WE HAD A GOOD PRE-SEASON. WE HAD A GAME PLAN AND WE STUCK TO IT. ATTACKING WHEN WE BREAK OUT. WE HAVE POSSESSION BUT WE LIKE TO GO TO TARGET EVERY TIME WE GET THE BALL.>>OUR HOME, OUR LINE IS A FORTRESS. AND FOR TEAMS TO COME HERE AND PLAY IS VERY DIFFICULT. WE MAKE IS VERY DIFFICULT. OUR FANS MAKES IT HOSTILE FOR THEM, WHICH IS FANTASTIC. SO WE ARE MORE THAN COMFORTED EVEN AFTER — WE ARE MORE THAN COMFORT TO COME OUT AND DO OUR USUAL STUFF.>>WE LOVE PLAYING ON HER FIELD AND PLAYING OUR SYSTEM. WE START AT THE LINE PRETTY HIGH. IT TAKES ALL 11 PLAYERS TO DEFEND PROPERLY. I THINK THAT’S WHAT WE ARE DOING. EVERYONE IS DOING THEIR PART.>>YOU HEARD STUART CAMPBELL TALK ABOUT IT A LITTLE THERE. THE FIELD CONDITIONS. IT DID RAIN PRETTY HARD A LITTLE WHILE AGO. EDDIE, HOW DOES A WET FIELD AFFECT THE FLOW OF THE GAME?>>THAT’S A GREAT POINT YOU BRING OUT. WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT WET CONDITIONS. TWO THINGS WILL HAPPEN. THE BALL WILL SKID. CAN YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE, TAKE EARLY SHOTS, IT WILL SKIP BEFORE IT GETS TO THE GOALKEEPER. THE GOALKEEPER WILL HAVE A TOUGH TIME. STRE TO GET USED TO THAT BOUNCE. ESPECIALLY IF YOU PUT SPIN ON THE BALL. OTHER THAN THAT, IT’S ABOUT CONTROL, CONTROLLING THE BALL. YOUR FIRST TOUCH HAS TO BE ON. CAN YOU NOT LET THE BALL ROLL AWAY WITH YOU. WHEN YOU TACKLE, YOU CAN SLIDE FOR DAYS. IT’S FUN TO PLAY IN THE GAME.>>DEFINITELY. WE HAVE TO TAKE OUR FIRST BREAK. WE’LL LOOK BACK AT LAST WEEKEND’S ROAD TRIP TO TAKE ON THE DEFENDING USL CHAMPS. STAY WITH US.>>Heather: WELCOME BACK TO OUR ROWDIES PRE-GAME SHOW. SOME YOUNG ROWDIES FANS ENJOYING SOME FUN IN THE PARKING LOT AREA BEFORE TONIGHT’S MATCH. ROWDIES GET SET TO HOST OTTAWA FURY FC. LEFTY WEEK THEY TRAVELED TO LOUISVILLE TO TAKE ON THE DIVERSIFIEDING USL CHAMPS. IT RESULTED IN THE FIRST LOSS OF THE SEASON FOR THE ROWDIES. CHECKSE IN JUST A MOMENT. CODY MIZELL THE GOALIE, REALLY HAVING A GREAT YEAR SO FAR. SETTING THE TONE EARLY. 8 MINUTE. LOUISVILLE STILL WITH THE COUNTERATTACK. THERE IS MIZELL GETTING INVOLVED. THEN A FEW MINUTES LATER. CODY MIZELL WITH A HUGE SAVE. OSCAR JIMINEZ FINDS SPENCER. SPENCER WITH THE SHOT. MIBETIONAL HAD THE USL SAVE OF THE WEEK ON A PLAY JUST LIKE THIS WHEN THE ROWDIES WERE HERE AT HOLE. OFFENSIVELY TAMPA BAY DID NOT HAVE MANY CHANCES. WATCH MARCEL WITH THE CROSS. A SCRAMBLE IN THE BOX. KEEPING IT ALIVE BUT THE SHOT SAVED BY THE GOALIE FOR LOUISVILLE. 69th MINUTE. LOUISVILLE CITY. FINALLY GETS ON THE BOARD. JIMINEZ SCORES. IT’S 1-0. THE DEFENDING USL CHAMPIONS FINDING A WAY TO GET IT THROUGH THE BACK LINE FOR TAMPA BAY. NOT MANY CHANCES WOULD FOLLOW FOR THE SOMEBODY ROWDIES. IN FACT, THE FINAL CHANCE CAME HERE AS THE CROWD WAS GOING NUTS UP IN LOUISVILLE. IT CAME IN ADDED TILE. ROWDIES TRY TO PULL, NEILL COLLINS HIS HEADER IS JUST OFF TARGET. TAMPA BAY ROWDIES. LOUISVILLE CITY, THEY WON THE USL CUP A SEASON AGO. THIS CERTAINLY IS NOT TOO MUCH OF A SETBACK. HEATHER, INTERESTING, COACH CAMPBELL SAID HE WAS PLEASED WITH THE ROWDIES’ EFFORT. A LOT OF POSITIVE COME OUT OF THAT GAME. LOTS TO LEARN FROM, GUYS.>>Heather: ABSOLUTELY. HE SAID NO EXCUSES. EVEN THOUGH THAT PITCH IS A NARROWER PITCH, THE ROWDIES COULDN’T PLAY THAT GAME. WE TALKED WITH STUART CAMPBELL AND HE SAID NO EXCUSES. WE THINK WE PLAYED WELL AGAINST THE DEFENDING CHAMPS.>>Eddie: IT’S ONE OF THOSE SITUATIONS WHEN YOU HEAR COACH CAMPBELL TALK ABOUT THE FIELD CONDITIONS. IT WAS NARROWER. AT THE SAME TIME YOU TALK ABOUT CONDITIONS, 120 LENGTH BY 80 WIDE. ALMOST THE WIDTH OF AL LANG STADIUM. WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT ANOTHER FIELD BEING NARROWER, THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT THEY DID. THAT’S THE REASON WHY THE ROWDIES DIDN’T HAVE THAT MANY CHANCES. THEY CLOSED THE GAPS. THEY HOPE TO DO THAT TONIGHT.>>Heather: TOMORROW A NEW GREEN JACKETED WINNER WILL BE CROWNED. WE DECIDED TO ASK THE ROWDIES HOW GOOD OR BAD THEY ARE WHEN THEY HIT THE LINKS.>>GOT TO BE CAREFUL HERE. THE GUYS COME ON PRETTY QUICK. I SHOOT IN MY 80s ON A GOOD DAY.>>MY PARENTS THREWNEY CLUBS AWAY IN SEVENTH GRADE. I TOOK THAT AS A SIGN.>>BEFORE THEY CAME ALONG, I WAS BEHIND AND FIVE? SINCE THEN, I HAVE NOT HAD THE TIME. I STILL THINK I COULD TAKE THEM.>>NOT BAD. NOT COLLINS’ LEVEL JUST YET, BUT GETTING CLOSE.>>I PLAYED ONCE IN MY LIFE AND I RIPPED IT AND THEY HAD TO KICK ME OUT. IT’S THE WORST THEY HAD SEEN.>>I’D SAY REALLY POOR, BUT I AM GETTING BETTER.>>I THINK I’M PRETTY GOOD GETTING CONTACT WITH THE BALL AND GETTING TOWARD THE GREENEN ONCE I’M ON THE GREEN I’M A TERRIBLE PUTTER.>>I’M SO BAD.>>I DON’T KNOW HOW TO PLAY.>>VERY POOR. NOT GOOD GOFFER. I LOVE PLAYING.>>VERY BAD. I HAVEN’T PLAYED GOLF IN YEARS, SO NOT GOOD.>>Heather: WELL, IT’S TIME FOR ANOTHER BREAK. COMING UP NEXT JOE COLE TELLS US HOW HE SPENT HIS BUSY OFF SEASON, INCLUDING A DIVE INTO THE WORLD OF T.V. COMMENTARY.>>Heather: WELCOME BACK TO OUR PRE-GAME SHOW LIVE ON THIS T.V. TAMPA BAY. HOST OTTAWA FURY FC.ING SET TO- IT WAS AN OFF SEASON FIRST FOR JOE COLE, WHO NOT ONLY JOINED SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THE FIRST TIME BUT STEPPED INTO ORWORLD AND TRIED TO DO SOCCER COMMENTARY. WE HEARD ABOUT HIS BUSY COUPLE OF MOWS BACK HOME ACROSS THE POND.>>I WAS VERY, VERY BUSY IN THE OFF SEASON. WE WENT ON FAMILY HOLIDAY WITH THE KIDS, WHICH WAS LOVELY. CARRIED ALL OF MY COACHING AND STARTED TRAINING WITH CHELSEA. THEY WERE KIND ENOUGH TO LET ME COME IN AND PLAY FOOTBALL WITH THEM GUYS, WHICH WAS A REAL HELP COMING TO THE NEW SEASON. I’VE BEEN VERY, VERY BUSY. I DID SOME T.V. PUNDITRY ON VARIOUS CHANNELS WHICH WAS FUN, TALKING ABOUT FOOTBALL, WATCHING FOOTBALL, ANALYZING AND REALLY ENJOYED THAT. IT WAS GOOD FOR THE ROWDIES BEING AROUND PEOPLE ASKING HOW IS IT GOING OVER THERE? THE TELEVISION CHANNELS LIKED HAVING A DIFFERENT VIEWPOINT, A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE. I THINK IT WENT WELL ON ALL COUNTS. SOMETHING IN THE FUTURE THAT MAY INTEREST ME. WE’LL JUST SEE HOW THAT GOES. BEING STILL A PLAYER, YOU STILL HAVE A PLAYER’S MENTALITY. SO CRITICIZING, I’M WATCHING FRIENDS PLAY. LUCKILY ENOUGH THEY ALWAYS HAD GOOD GAMES. IT’S THEIR JOB AND I HAVE TO TELL THE PEOPLE WHEN WHAT’S HAPPENING AND. SEEING FOOTBALL FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE, WHICH HAS BEEN VERY GOOD. I’VE NOT DONE SOCIAL MEDIA. I DON’T KNOW WHY, REALLY. MAYBE A BIT OLD SCHOOL. GOING INTO THAT TELEVISION MEDIA SIDE OF THINGS IS A MASSIVE PART OF IT NOW IT WAS ENCOURAGING ME. I’LL STICK TO INSTAGRAM FOR NOW. IT’S A WAY OF COMMUNICATING. I’M LEARNING. HOPEFULLY IN SIX MONTHS OR A YEAR FROM NOW I’LL BE ABLE TO USE IT.>>Heather: INTERESTING STUFF FROM JOE COLE SAYING IT’S TOUGH FOR HIM TO BE A SOCCER PUNDIT BECAUSE HE IS A CURRENT PLAYER AND HE HAS TO TALK ABOUT GUYS WHO ARE HIS FRIENDS.>>Eddie: THAT’S A BIG PROBLEM FOR HIM BECAUSE HE IS A CURRENT PLAYER NOW. WHAT HE IS DOING, AS HE MENTIONED, HE IS TALKING ABOUT SOME OF HIS MATES. SOME OF HIS EX-TEAMMATES, EX-PLAYERS. IT’S DIFFICULT. ONCE YOU RETIRE AND GO TO COACHING SCHOOL, HE IS TAKING HIS BACHELORS, TAKING LICENSES SO HE CAN ANALYZE THE GAME A LITTLE DIFFERENT. ONCE YOU DO THIS FOR A LIVING, IT’S A JOB NOW. THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS HE BROUGHT UP, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DOING IT FOR FUN, DOING IT ONCE OR TWICE, OR THIS BEING YOUR JOB AND YOU HAVE TO BE HONEST WHETHER YOUR FRIENDS MADE A MISTAKE OR NOT, YOU HAVE TOE CALL THEM OUT ON THAT.>>Heather: HE SAID HE TRAINED WITH THE CHELSEA U-2s. WHAT A PLAY HE IS FOR THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES. HE BRINGS SO MUCH TO THE TEAM.>>Eddie: THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS HE BRINGS TO THE TABLE. HIS EXPERIENCE ABROAD, BEING FROM ENGLAND, ACROSS THE POND. BECAUSE HE HAS THAT EXPERIENCE HE HAS A LEADER ON AND OFF THE PITCH. THE YOUNG PLAYERS, HE CAN SAY THIS IS THE WAY WE DO IT IN EUROPE.>>Heather: FOREMORE FEATURES FOLLOW THE ROWDIES ON ALL THEIR DIFFERENT SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS. YOU CAN FOLLOW ON Facebook, TWITTER, SNAPCHAT AND INSTAGRAM. DON’T MISS OUT ON ROWDIES UPDATES. HEAD OVER TO rowdiessoccer.com FOR MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW. ILLINOIS A LOOK AT THE WEATHER. MOSTLY CLOUDY HERE IN ST. PETE. 13-MILE PER HOUR WIND. A LITTLE BREEZY. 72 DEGREES, THE TEMPERATURE FEELS GREAT. THEN YOU HAVE THE 50% CHANCE OF RAIN. IT DID RAIN OUT HERE EARLIER. WE HOPE IT HOLDS OFF THE REST OF THE NIGHT. KICK-OFF IS APPROACHING QUICKLY IN ST. PETE. BEFORE THE ROWDIES FACEOFF WITH THE FURY WE’LL TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT THEY CAN EXPECT AGAINST THEM ON THE PITCH. DON’T GO ANYWHERE.>>Heather: SOME GOOD-LOOKING FOOD BEING COOKED UP BY ROWDIES FANS IN THE PARKING LOT TODAY. WELCOME BACK TO OUR ROWDIES PRE-GAME SHOW ON THIS T.V. TAMPA BAY, EVERYBODY. HEATHER DONNELLY AND EDDIE RODRIGUEZ JOINING YOU FROM THE CONCOURSE OF AL LANG STADIUM. KICK-OFF JUST AROUND THE CORNER. IT’S TIME TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT OTTAWA FURY FC. THERE IS NOT MUCH TO GO ON WITH ONE BYE WEEK. THEY HAVE ONLY PLAYED ONE GAME THIS SEASON.>>Eddie: ONE GAME AND THEY WERE LOST 4-1. THE GOOD THINGS ABOUT OTTAWA, IS COACHING NIKOLA POPOVIC. THIS IS HIS FIRST SEASON. HE HAD A GOOD SEASON WITH SWOPE PARK RANGERS. THEY HAD A GOOD RECORD. MORE THAN THAT, HEATHER IS THE STYLE HE IS IMPLEMENTING WITH THE OTTAWA TEAM.>>Heather: HERE IS HOW THEY SCORED THEIR LONE GOAL IN THE 4-1 LOSS TO CHARLOTTE IN WEEK ONE.>>IT STARTS FOR THE TWO MIDDLE, CRISTIAN PORTILLA GETS THE BALL. HE HERE IS A CHEEKY LITTLE PLAY HERE TO THE FRONT POST. HE TAKES THE SHOT TO THE FAR POST. WHAT A GREAT ASSIST BY MICHAEL SALAZAR. WATCH THIS WITH HIS BACK HEEL. THIS IS TRICKY. HE IS WITH THE CENTER BACKS. HE DOES A GREAT JOB. UNFORTUNATELY HIT ONE OF THE DEFENDERS RIGHT THERE AND HE GOES INTO THE BACK OF THE NET. RIGHT HERE IT HITS THE DEFENDER. IT GOES TO THE BACK OF THE NET, HEATHER.>>Heather: EARLIER DREW FELLIOS TALKED TO OTTAWA HEAD COACH NIKOLA POPOVIC. HEAR WHAT HE HAD TO SAY HEADING INTO TONIGHT’S MATCH IN ST. PETE.>>Eddie: IT HAS BEEN 21 DAYS SINCE YOUR TEAM PLAYED IN A GAME. HOW ARE THEY FEELING TONIGHT?>>THEY ARE FEELING EXCITED. BEING HERE IN THIS FANTASTIC ENVIRONMENT HAS TO BE MOTIVATION FOR THEM. KNOWING WE DIDN’T PLAY FOR SUCH A LONG TIME WE HAVE EVERYTHING TO MAKE A GOOD PERFORMANCE.>>Drew: IT HAS BEEN VERY COLD IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS. COMING EAR A LOT WARMER THAT FAVORABLE TO YOUR TEAM?>>IT’S ALWAYS DIFFERENT. IT’S A QUESTION ABOUT SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO ADAPT YOUR BODY TO THE DIFFERENT WEATHER. I THINK WE ARE READY TO GO. WE ARE READY TO PLAY WELL IN A VERY GOOD WAY.>>Drew: YOU SPENT THE LAST FEW MONTHS TRYING TO ACCLIMATE YOUR TEAM. HOW DO YOU THINK THEY ARE EMBRACING IT?>>I THINK IT’S A LEARNING PROCESS. WE UNDERSTANDTH IMPORTANT TO BE A VERY GOOD FOUNDATION FIRST TO BE ABLE TO PRACTICE A DIFFERENT STYLE OF FOOTBALL. WE ARE WORKING ON IT. WE KNOW THIS WILL TAKE SOME TIME TO CREATE THIS CULTURE. BUT I THINK, OF COURSE, AS YOU SAY, WE HAVE PROBLEMS WITH WEATHER WITH THE WAY WE TRAIN. BUT IT’S CHALLENGES THAT WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO OVERCOME AND PLAY IN A GOOD WAY.>>Drew: THANK YOU, COACH THOIM THANKS, DREW. WE HEARD FROM A COUPLE OF FURY PLAYERS. HERE IS CARL HOWARD AND FORMER DEFENDER KYLE.>>IT’S GREAT TO REPRESENT THE FURIES. ALL WE ARE TRYING TO DO IS WIN. OLD TEAM OR NOT, WE ARE GOING TO WIN.>>WE ARE FORMULATING A GAME PLAN. WE ARE SEEING HOW THEY PLAY. NOW THEY ARE TRYING TO MAKE THE RIGHT STEPS TO APPROACH THE GAME.>>IT SEEMS RARING TO GET GOING AGAIN AND GET ON THE FIELD. THERE IS A LOT OF FRUSTRATION BUILT UP FOR THE TEAL AND THE PLAYERS AND THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE ORGANIZATION. THE FANS, TOO. YEAH, WE ARE READY TO GET BACK AT IT. WE GOT A COUPLE OF EXTRA WEEKS TO WORKER ON THE ORGANIZATION,% GETTING IN THE BOX, CREATING CHANCES, SCORING GOALS, REPETITIONS, BUILDING CONFIDENCE. YEAH, A LOT OF TIME TO WORK ON IT AND IT’S TIME TO PLAY.>>Heather: GOOD STUFF FROM THOSE GUYS. YOU HEAR COACH NIKOLA POPOVIC SAYING HIS PLAYERS HAVE BOUGHT INTO HIS SYSTEM.>>Eddie: HE IS TALKING ABOUT THE CULTURE AND THE SYSTEM HE IS TRYING TO IMPLEMENT. LITTLE TRUE. HE NEEDS TO KEEP THAT IDEA GOING. MAKE SURE EVERY PLAYER OF THAT TEAM BUYS INTO IT SO THEY CAN PLAY SOMETHING AS A TEAM AND THEY CONTINUE GETTING SOME PRACTICES.>>Heather: LOOK AT ONE KEY PLAYER FROM EACH TEAM TO KEEP AN EYE ON TONIGHT.>>Eddie: FOR THE OTTAWA TEAM, THE VISITORS, CRISTIAN PORTILLA THE SPANIARD. YOU SEE HIM LAST YEAR PLAYING FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO DELTAS IN THE NASL. GREAT LEFT FOOT PLAYER. LOOK FOR HIM TO BE THE CATALYST GOING FORWARD. ON THE OTHER SIDE, ONLY TWO GOALS TO TIE THE REGULAR. THREE GOALS TO BREAK THE RECORD. OF COURSE, WE ARE LOOKING FOR HIM TO DO IT AT HOME. HE CAN SCORE IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS. HE HAD A PENALTY KICK. HE HAD A GREAT HEADER. LOOKING FOR HIM TO DO THAT.>>Heather: THE ROWDIES SAID THEIR GOAL IS TO GO UNDEFEATED HERE AT AL LANG STADIUM THIS SEASON. THEY NEED TO GET THREE POINTS HERE TONIGHT. WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO GET BACK TO THEIR WINNING WAYS?>>Eddie: THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION. THEY NEED TO COME AND PLAY THEIR SYSTEM ONCE AGAIN. GO BACK TO THE THINGS THEY WERE DOING PRIOR TO GOING ON THE ROAD AS THEY DID LAST WEEKEND. PLAYING AT HOME WITH THE FIELD WILL BE A LITTLE WET. THEY ARE USED TO THE FACILITIES. GREAT VENUE FOR THEM AT HOME. THEY HAVE TO GO BACK PLAYING THEIR SYSTEM.>>Heather: THESE ARE TWO ATTACK-MINED TEAMS. THERE SHOULD BE A LOT OF GREAT ACTION ON THE PITCH.>>Eddie: IT WILL BE A GREAT MATCH BECAUSE OF THE SYSTEM, THEY MATCH WITH A 4-3-3. THEY WILL BE ABLE TO CREATE CHANCES, ESPECIALLY USING THE WIDTH OF THIS FIELD. THAT IS WHAT THE ROWDIES WILL LOOK TO DO, USE THE WIDTH, CREATE CHANCES AND YOU HAVE REAL STUFF TO PUT THEM AWAY.>>Heather: IT SHOULD BE A GREAT ONE OUT THERE TONIGHT. THAT WRAPS UP OUR PRE-GAME SHOW FOR EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, DREW FELLIOS, I’M HEATHER DONNELLY. ROWDIES VERSUS OTTAWA FURY FC UP NEXT. PORT.>>Drew: LAST WEEK IN LOUISVILLE IN A HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT, CHANCES WERE HARD TO COME BY. THE SOL GOAL SCORED BY THE USL CHAMPIONS. THE ROWDIES REGROUP AND REFOCUS, NEXT. GETTING READY FOR SOCCER SATURDAY NIGHT AT BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN SPEED. ALL LANGE STADIUM, HOME OF THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES. THEY HOST A TEAM THEY CAME INTO THE LEAGUE WITH A SEASON AGO, THE OTTAWA FURY. ALONGSIDE FORMER MLS STAR EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, I’M DREW FELLIOS. THE ROWDIES WILL TRY TO REGROUP AFTER COMING OFF THEIR FIRST LOSS, UP AGAINST THE DEFENDING CHAMPIONS. EDDIE, WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT MATCH?>>Eddie: WAS TOUGH. ONE, YOU HAD TOE GO ON THE ROAD, HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS. AT HOME THEY WILL PACK IT IN AND IT WORKED FOR THEM BECAUSE ALL THEY LOOK FOR IS THAT COUNTER.>>Drew: TAKING ON AN OTTAWA TEAM THAT HAS PLAYED ONLY ONE GAME. NOT A LOT TO SCOWTD COMING INTO THIS MATCH.>>Eddie: LAST WEEKEND THEY DID NOT PLAY BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER CONDITIONS. NOT A LOT TO SEE. HOW YOU HAVE TO PLAY THEM STRAIGHT UP, SEE WHAT THEY HAVE AND ADJUST TO THEIR STYLE OF PLAY.>>Drew: ONLY ONE GOAL SCORED BY OTTAWA. DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THIS TEAM. THEY HAVE SO MUCH TALENT ON THEIR SIDE OFF THE PITCH, INCLUDING PORTILLA, ONE OF THE SUPERSTARS.>>Eddie: ONE OF THE PLAYERS YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT. THERE YOU SEE HIM PLAYING FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO DELTAS IN THE OLD NASL. KEEP IN MIND HE HAS THAT LEFT FOOT ABILITY TO GO FORWARD AND TAKE PLAYERS ON. HE IS A GREAT LEADER. ON THE OTHER TIME, GEORGI HRISTOV ONLY THREE GOALS AWAY, DREW, FROM BREAKING THE RECORD OR TO TIE IT UP. HE IS LOOKING TO DO IT AT HOLE. GEORGI HAS THE ABILITY TO PUT THE BALL IN THE BACK OF THE NET. WE ARE LOOKING FOR HIM TO DO IT TONIGHT AT HOME.>>Drew: ONLY TWO SCORING CHANCES FOR IT’S TAMPA BAY ROWDIES. HRISTOV, THE 66-YEAR-OLD BULGARIAN, PART OF THE SOLUTION HERE TONIGHT AT ALL LANGE.>>Eddie: TEAMS LOOKING TO COME IN HERE ARGET IT DONE. OTTAWA WILL ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL WEATHER.>>Drew: ROWDIES AND FURY, KICK-OFF COMING UP NEXT AT ST. PETE. ,>>Drew: HERE TONIGHT WE ARE THRILLED TO HAVE YOU ALONG FOR THE RIDE AT AL LANG. WITH EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, I’M DREW FELLIOS. HEATHER DONNELLY WILL JOIN US THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT. TAMPA BAY ROWDIES DEFENDING THE HOME PITCH FACING AN OTTAWA TEAM THAT WILL REALLY, REALLY. OUR STARTING 11 BROUGHT TO YOU BY SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOLD AND CASINO. THE MAIN AMERICAN, SITO SEOANE.>>Eddie: YOU HAVE KEVIN OLIVEIRA. YOU’RE RIGHT, COMING OFF THE BENCH AND BEING A WEAPON. THE OTHER SIDE, THE HOME TEAM.>>Drew: THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES, THE SAME STARTING LINEUP WE SAW A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO IN THE BETHLEHEM MATCH. MARCEL SCHÄFER MIDFIELD WITH JACK BLAKE. THAT BACK LINE WAS STELLAR COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO. LET’S GO DOWN TO THE THIRD MEMBER OF OUR CREW, WELCOME HEATHER DONNELLY.>>Heather: THANK YOU, DREW. ADJUST QUICK WEATHER UPDATE FROM FIELD LEVEL. AROUND 60:00 A PRETTY BIG STORM DUMPED QUITE A BIT OF WATER AT AL LANG. IT LET UP A LOT BUT IT HASN’T COMPLETELY STOPPED THERE ARE RAIN DROPS COMING DOWN. IT’S A LIGHT DRIZZLE. THIS WILL BE REALLY NICE. THERE IS A LIGHT BREEZE, COOL TEMPERATURES. IT WILL FEEL GREAT FOR THE PLAYERS. THE FIELD CONDITIONS SEEM BEAUTIFUL.>>Eddie: ABSOLUTELY GREAT CONDITIONS. A LITTLE BIT OF THE RAIN. THAT WILL GO AWAY. HUMIDITY WILL PLAY INTO THE HANDS, OF COURSE, OF THE HOME TEAM, TAMPA BAY ROWDIES. LOOK FOR OTTAWA TO GET HERE AND STRUGGLE A LITTLE PHYSICALLY. THEY ARE PLAYING IN THE SNOW. THEY ARE NOT USED TO HUMIDITY. OF COURSE, BIG DEAL.>>Drew: LET’S MEET THE HEAD COACHES, STUART CAMPBELL FOR THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES. THIRD SEASON. SECOND FULL YEAR ON THE SIDELINES FOR TAMPA BAY. NIKOLA POPOVIC, FIRST YEAR HEAD COACH FOR OTTAWA. TRYING TO CHANGE THE CULTURE, THE SYSTEM, EDDIE. HE HAS BEEN CHALLENGED TO DO THAT THE FIRST COUPLE OF MONTHS.>>Eddie: HE COMES FROM SWOPE PARK, A COACH WITH A LOT OF EXPERIENCE. HE WAS ASSISTANT COACH AT SPORTING KC WITH MY BUDDY PETER. POW POPOVIC IS LOOKING TO COME IN HERE AND HAVE THE SYSTEM, THE 4-3-3. WE HAVE STUART CAMPBELL, HE HAS DONNA TREMENDOUS JOB BRINGING HIS OWN PLAYERS. DREW YOU AND I TALKED ABOUT HE INHERITED A TEAM THAT WERE NOT A PART OF WHAT HE WANTED TOE BRING IN. THIS IS A TEAM THAT HE IS PROUD OF. THAT HE IS EXPAIBL OF COACHING — CAPABLE OF COACHING. EVERYWHERE ON THE FIELD A LOT OF EXPERIENCE AND ALSO SOME YOUTH.>>Drew: COACH CAMPBELL SINGING THE PRAISES OF HIS TEAM, THE EFFORT DAY IN AND DAY OUT HAS BEEN STELLAR. HE SAYS IT’S BEEN HARD TO MAKE THE STARTING LINEUP WHEN YOU HAVE SO MANY GUYS LAYING EVERYTHING ON THE PITCH. IT’S TOUGH TO CHOOSE WHO HE IS PLAYING AND WHO IS ON THE SIDE.>>Eddie: TRADE OF A GREAT TEAM, MAN UNITED, BARCELONA, THEY HAVE A TOUGH TIME PICKING THE STARTING 11 BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY CHOICES, SO MANY WEPPEDZ ONZ. SIGN AFTER GOOD TEAM WHEN YOU CAN BRING SOMEONE OFF THE BENCH AND THE LEVEL DOES NOT DROP.>>Drew: THE OFFICIALS, LUIS GUARDIA IS THE HEAD REFEREE. WALTER HEATHERLY, MATTHEW OTION TER HOUSE. THE FOURTH OFFICIAL, NATALIE SIMON. TAMPA BAY ROWDIES WANT TO GET OFF TO A FAST START TONIGHT. EVERYBODY IS HEALTHY. THE TEAM WORKED IN THE OFF SEASON. THEY MADE A COUPLE OF ADDITIONS. YOUNGER, FASTER. WE HAVE SEEN THE RESULTS IN THE FIRST FEW WEEKS. TONIGHT THEY WANT TO GET DOWN AND BACK TO WHAT THEY WERE STARTING.>>Eddie: A YOUNG TEAM. YOUNG PLAYERS. AND A VERY THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PLAYERS WITH A LOT OF EXPERIENCE, LIKE SCHÄFER AND YOUNG PLAYERS. YOU WANT BALANCE BETWEEN PLAYERS WHO HAVE PLAYED AT THE NEXT LEVEL AND SOME OF THE YOUNG PLAYERS WHO HAVE ALL THE LEGS AND STAMINA TO PLAY FOR 120 MINUTES.>>Drew: THE OFFICIAL SOCCER BALL OF THE USL, SELECT SPORTS AMERICA.com. RECEIVE FREE SHIPMENT ON ORDERS OVER $50. HAWORTH GETTING THE TOUCH. WORKING FROM THE BACK. NICE TOUCHES. KEVIN OLIVEIRA, THE MIDFIELDER. SENDS IT RIGHT. HAWORTH WORKING INSIDE THE 18. HE GETS A GOOD CROSS IN. DANGER FOR TAMPA BAY. AVOIDING A GOAL. THAT IS A HECK OF A PLAY BY DAVID NAJEM, WHO GOT THERE JUST IN TIME.>>Eddie: RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME. LOOK AT THIS CROWD. THE EARLY BALL AND THAT’S DANGER. MICHAEL SALAZAR NOT ABLE TO MAKE GOOD CONTACT. HE WAS INSIDE THE SIX. GIVE CREDIT TO CODY MIZELL WHO STOOD HIS GROUND. HE NEVER DOVE. EASY FOR A KEEPER TO GET DOWN BUT HE STOOD HIS GROUNDS, MADE HIMSELF BIG. PORTILLOS, IN-SWINGER.>>Drew: CLEARED BY TAMPA BAY. FURY PUTTING EARLY PRESSURE ON THE ROWDIES. LOOKING FOR THEIR FIRST POINTS HERE TONIGHT. NICE ONE HERE. THIS IS JUNIOR FLEMMINGS. TRIPPED UP AND CONTACT INSIDE THE BOX. THEY WILL PLAY ON.>>Eddie: A GREAT BALL TO FLEMMINGS, WHO PUTS IT ONE AND ONE WITH THE GOALKEEPER.>>Drew: SCHÄFER WITH THE SERVICE. CALLUM IRVING. A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THE ROWDIES GOES FOR NAUGHT.>>Eddie: IRVING STOOD HIS GROUND. THERE IS CONTACT BUT NO WAY TO GET TO THE BALL. HE PLAYED A GREAT BALL. STOLE THE BALL RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE CENTER BACK. PLAYED THE LEFT FOOT. FLEMMINGS WENT ONE ON ONE WITH THE GOALKEEPER. THOSE ARE THE BALLS YOU HAVE TO KEEP AWAY. YOU WANT TO PUT IT AWAY, ESPECIALLY THE FIRST FIVE MINUTES OF THIS GAME.>>Drew: 12th ALL-TIME MEETING BETWEEN THESE TWO TEAMS. NOW IT’S LEO FERNANDES. HE HAS BEEN LETHAL SO FAR THIS SEASON. AS THAT ONE INSIDE THE SIX. THAT WAS NEARLY AN OWN GOAL. HEATHER, THE 12th ALL-TAME MEETING BETWEEN THESE TWO TEAMS.>>Heather: THEY GO BACK BEFORE THEIR TIME IN THE USL. ROWDIES ARE 3-2-7 IN A SERIES THAT DATES BACK TO THE 2014 SEASON. DREW?>>Drew: BOTH TEAMS PLAY THE SAME STYLE. KEEP IN MIND THIS GAME WILL BE ONE, THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT. THIS GAME WILL GO FORWARDS, BACKWARDS. CAN YOU IMPLEMENT, CAN YOU WIN THE BALL. BOTH TEAMS HAVE CREATED A COUPLE OF GOOD CHANCES. BOTH TEAMS CAME OUT OF THAT EMPTY HANDED. THEY HAVE TO PUT THE CHANCES AWAY.>>Drew: COACH POPOVIC TALKED ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT TO GET CONTACT INSIDE THE CENTER CIRCLE. THAT WAS JACK BLAKE. COACH POPOVIC SAYS POSSESSION IS IMPORTANT IN THIS ENVIRONMENT. THAT IS OTTAWA’S GAME. POSSESS, POSSESS, POSSESS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.>>Eddie: ALSO PLAYING THE BALL IN CRITICAL SPACES. YOU SEE THIS GREAT SWITCH OF ATTACK. KEEP AN EYE ON PORTILLA. HE LOVES TO GO FORWARD. YOU SEE THE CAPTAIN. NO. 10. HE WILL GET IN AND OUT OF THE CENTER BACKS. YOU SEE HOW DEEP PORTILLA IS, THAT LEFT-FOOTED PLAYER. WHAT COACH POPOVIC, DREW IS TALKING ABOUT IS FINDING THE JOBS. WHEN YOU PLAY THREE AGAINST THREE, THEY ARE PLAYING 4-3-3. THEY WILL MATCH UP AT CENTER MID. THERE IS A 50/50 CHALLENGE, IF YOU CAN GET THROUGH THAT.>>Drew: CODY MIZELL OUT OF WOODSTOCK, GEORGIA, HE WAS A WALL FOR THE CHARLOTTE INCIDENTS LAST SEASON — INDEPENDENTS, LAST SEASON. THAT SAVE AGAINST BETHLEHEM. OFF TO A TREMENDOUS START ON HIS SECOND STINT WITH TAMPA BAY.>>Eddie: YOU REMEMBER, TOO, HE HAD A COUPLE OF EARLY SAVES AGAINST NORTH CAROLINA F.C. IF ANY CHANCE WOULD SEE HAVE GONE IN, THE STORY WOULD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT FOR THE ROWDIES. THEY WON AGAINST A VERY GOOD NORTH CAROLINA SIDE. THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT OUT OF YOUR GOALKEEPER TO KEEP YOU IN GAMES. CODY MIZELL HAS DONE THAT ALL YEAR FOR THE ROWDIES>>Drew: THIS OTTAWA ROSTER IS, OF COURSE, IS LOADED WITH CANADIANS. THE LONE AMERICAN OUT OF MIAMI, SITO SEOANE. IT’S A TOUGH TEST FOR THE ROWDIES TONIGHT HERE AT HOME. KEVIN OLIVEIRA. HE SPENT THE LAST TWO SEASONS WITH THE SWOPE PARK RANGERS.>>Eddie: GREAT JOB BY NEILL COLLINS. HE IS APPLYING PRESSURE WHERE HE MAKES THEM PLAY THE NEGATIVE BALL. YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU PRESS THEM. DON’T LET THEM GET BEHIND YOU. THAT IS WHAT NEILL COLLINS DID. MOST OF THE TIME HE IS MAKING HIS PHYSICAL PRESENCE KNOWN. THAT GREAT HEADER. TODAY HE JUST STEPPED IN AND WAS ABLE TO WIN THE BALL. GREAT THING ABOUT HIM, HE IS PRETTY GOOD ON THE BALL FOR BEING A BIG MAN. HE HAD A BIG SIZE. HE LOVES TOE ACCOMMODATE OUT OF THE BACK WITH THE BALL.>>Drew: RAIN IS COMING DOWN ONCE AGAIN AT AL LANG. AS HEATHER MENTIONED THIS AREA WAS HIT HARD BY THUNDERSTORMS AN HOUR BEFORE KICK-OFF. THE RAIN MAKING ITS PRESENCE FELT AGAIN. SEE HOW THE ROWDIES ARE ABLE TO ADJUST.>>Eddie: YOU SAW DAVID NAJEM, THE RIGHT FULL-BACK. HE LOVES TOE GO FORWARD AND LOVES TO PROVIDE GREAT CROSSES FROM THE BACK. SCHÄFER ON THE LEFT SIDE. ROWDIES WILL BE CONTENT WITH SWITCHING, USING THE WIDTH. COACH CAMPBELL TALKED ABOUT, LET’S OPEN IT UP. WE HAD GREAT CHANCES. NOW CAN YOU PLAY THE PENETRATING RUN, BUT YOU HAVE TO KEEP THE BALL CENTER MID.>>Drew: MARCEL SCHÄFER, THE STEADY FORCE ON GOALS LAST SEASON. SENDING IT TO THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE FIELD. JUNIOR FLEMMINGS. HE IS MARKED TIGHTLY BY OBASI. HIS THIRD SEASON WITH OTTAWA.>>Eddie: SEE THE SIDES DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OBASI, EVERY BIT OF 6’4″, 210. FLEMMINGS.>>Drew: HEATHER, WHAT’S UP?>>Heather: DREW BEFORE THE GAME WHEN IT WAS COMING DOWN WITH RAIN, I RAN INTO GEORGI HRISTOV AND I SAID DO YOU LIKE PLAYING IN THE RAIN? HE SAID IF THE FIELD DIDN’T GET IN TOO POOR CONDITIONS. HE SAID HE PREFERS THE RAIN TO 100 DEGREES IN JULY. LEAST ONE GUY IS ENJOYING THE DRIZZLE.>>Drew: FOR OTTAWA, THIS IS NOTHING. THEY HAVE BEEN BELOW ZERO WINDCHILL AND IT’S MADE — THEY SPENT SO MUCH TIME INDOORS, EDDIE. HE SAYS THEIR TEAM IS PLAYING FOR AN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP, WE’D BE CHAMPIONS BY NOW.>>Eddie: IT’S DIFFERENT THAN PLAYING ON TURF, PLAYING OUTSIDE. WHAT HRISTOV WAS PLAYING ABOUT, AS LONG AS THE PITCH IS STILL ABLE — OF COURSE YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT THE FIELD CONDITIONS. WHEN YOU ARE NOT GETTING THE TRUE BOUNCE OF THE BALL, YOU SEE HOW NICE THE FIELD IS. THEN IT DIDN’T MAKE A DIFFERENCE. AS SOON AS THE RAIN AND THE MUD STARTS ACCUMULATING AND YOU CAN’T GET THE TRUE BALANCE THEN YOU DON’T WANT TO PLAY IN THOSE CONDITIONS.>>Drew: NEILL COLLINS. WITH A TOUCH FOR TAMPA BAY. THAT IS INTERCEPTED. A COUNTER OPPORTUNITY FOR THE FURY. JUST UNDER WAY. DREW FELLIOS, EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, HEATHER DONNELLY AT AL LANG STADIUM. THIS IS CARL HAWORTH, TEAM CAPTAIN. HE WILL SEND IT BACK. THE DEFENSE FOR TAMPA BAY THERE TO TAKE IT AWAY. FERNANDES WAS HELD THAT TIME.>>Eddie: GREAT JOB BY LEO FERNANDES. THAT MAY HAVE BEEN THE FIRST FOUL ON THAT BREAKAWAY.>>Drew: YOU ARE WATCHING TAMPA BAY ROWDIES SOCCER ON THIS T.V., THE HOME FOR TAMPA BAY ROWDIES SOCCER. ALREADY THE FIRST YELLOW HANDED OUT TONIGHT. THE RECIPIENT IS DIXON.>>Eddie: FERNANDES GRABS HIS JERSEY. WE CALL THAT A PROFESSIONAL FOUL. YOU ARE STUCK IN THE COUNTERATTACK. YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU DON’T GET A YELLOW CARD. NOW DIXON WILL HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT DOING INTO A TACKLE, ESPECIALLY HIM BEING A DEFENDER, WITH A YELLOW CARD. GIVE CREDIT TO LEO FERNANDES WHO WAS GREAT TURN OFF THE DRIBBLE. HE WAS TRYING TO FIND THE SPACE AND THAT BREAKAWAY.>>Drew: FOR VIEWERS IN TAMPA BAY, WEEK DAYS STARTING AT 4:00 ON MORE, IT’S FAMILY FUN TIME FEATURING STEVE HARVEY, THE GOLD BERGS, MODERN FAMILY AND THE BIG BANG THEORY. TURN ON THE LAUGHS AND GET MORE WITH MOR. 1th MINUTE. THE BACK LINE. TRYING TO SET UP A ROW. SCHÄFER WITH THE TOUCH. HE IS METHODICAL. WE HAD FIREWORKS IN THE FIRST FEW MINUTES AS JUNIOR FLEMMINGS NEARLY BROKE LOOSE. THAT COULD HAVE EASILY BEEN CALLED A CONTACT INSIDE THE SIX.>>Eddie: IT WAS A LITTLE LATE BY THE GOALKEEPER TO COME OUT. HE DID A GREAT JOB JUST HOLDING HIS SPACE, MADE HIMSELF BIG. GOT THAT ANGLE. PLAYED A GREAT THROUGH BALL. YOU MENTIONED FLEMMINGS WHO HAD A CHANCE TO PULL THE TRIGGER. YOU CAN PUT IT AWAY TO THE FAR POST, THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN HUGE FOR THE ROWDIES IF THEY WOULD HAVE DONE THAT THE FIRST THREE MINUTES OF ACTION EARLY IN THE FIRST HALF.>>Drew: HUNTER GORSKIE GATES ROUGH START FOR TAMPA BAY AND THE DEFENSE FOR OTTAWA IS VERY COMPACT, MARKING EVERY GREEN AND GOLD JERSEY TITLELY.>>Eddie: BOTH TEAMS HAVE SETTLED DOWN. OTTAWA CAME OUT FLYING. THEY WANTED TO MATCH THE INTENSITY AGAINST THE ROWDIES. THEY ARE NOT USED TO THE HEAT. EVEN THOUGH TEMPERATURE IS DROPPING A LITTLE, IT IS STILL HOT FOR A TEAM THAT HAS BEEN TRAINING IN THE SNOW. AS YOU KNOW. MORE THAN THAT THE AMOUNT OF WATER YOU WILL LOSE, THE HUMIDITY. EVEN JUST COMING OUT HERE AND WARMING UP. IT’S A LOT DIFFERENT THAN WHEN YOU ARE IN THE SNOW AND YOU COME OUT AND IT’S -10.>>Drew: DAVID NAJEM. A SIGNING BACK IN JANUARY BY TAMPA BAY. HE SPENT SEASONS WITH NEW YORK RED BULLS II. THE ACQUISITIONS HAVE PAID DIVIDENDS UP TO THIS POINT, JIM BLAKE, GRAF. MAKING THEIR PRESENCE FELT AT AL LANG STADIUM. PORTILLOS. THAT BALL DEFLECTED. TAMPA BAY A LITTLE OUT OF SINK ON THE ATTACK.>>Eddie: YOU ARE PLAYING THE THROUGH BALL TO SCHÄFER WHO MADE A GREAT RUN AT THE BACK. YOU SEE SCHÄFER, HOW DEEP HE GOT TO COLLECT THE BALL, ALLOWING TIME BETWEEN THE TWO CENTER BACKS. NOW ON THE OTHER SIDE, YOU HAVE JACK BLAKE. HIS RIGHT FOOT COMING OUT OF THE BACK. COLLECTING THE BALL DEEP. THEN TRY TO PLAY THE BALL INTO ONE OF THE POST, WHERE THERE IS GEORGI, JOE COLE, AND THEY ARE ABLE TO DO THE ONE-TWO AND GO FORWARD OUT OF THE BACK.>>Drew: HAWORTH TOOK A BUMP THAT TIME. A LITTLE GINGERLY RIGHT NOW. THE LONGEST-SERVING OTTAWA FURY PLAYER. A LITTLE PHYSICAL DOWN THERE, PORTILLOS DOME WILL YOU SEE THAT MATCH THROUGHOUT THE GAME, PORTILLOS IS HAVING A CHAT WITH THE LIENGSMAN. NO REASON FOR THAT. HAVING A CHAT WITH THE REFEREE. PORTILLA IS COMPLAINING ABOUT THE PUSH FROM BEHIND. HAWORTH, NO HARD FEELINGS. MIZELL WITH THIS OUT OF THE BACK. THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS COACH CAMPBELL WANTS OUT OF THE GOALKEEPER. CAN WE DISTRIBUTES OUT OF THE BACK. WHEN YOU HAVE CENTER BACKS LIKE COLLINS WHO CAN TAKE CARE OF THE BALL CAN TAKE THE CHALLENGE. SALAZAR GETS ONE TO THE BACK.>>Drew: NAJEM, A YEARS AGO. HE HAD A CHANCE TO PLAY AGAINST BETHLEHEM WITH HIS BROTHER, ADAM, ON THE ROSTER. AGAIN, THE ROWDIES JUST A LITTLE BIT HESITANT CONNECTING THE DOS SANTOS HERE IN THE OPENING 20.>>Eddie: GREAT TURN FROM FLEMMINGS. HE WAS STILL ON SIGNED JUST THAT LAST TOUCH IN THE ATTACKING THIRD. IT’S SO HARD TO GET THE TIMING, THE ONE-TWOS, THE RUNS WITHOUT THE BALL. CAN YOU MAKE THAT RUN, REMAIN DIFFICULT TO THE PLAYER BEHIND THE ENTIRE DEFENSE.>>Drew: ROWDIES WITH THEIR FIRST LOSS OF THE SEASON. THEY HAVE WINS OVER NORTH CAROLINA AND BETHLEHEM. BACK HERE IS BRUNO. APPROACHES. THE ARGENTINIAN. HE IS THE CLUB LEADER IN CROSSES AS WELL. HE GETS TO THAT LEFT FLANK, THE ROWDIES WILL TAKE THOSE.>>Eddie: HE ACTUALLY STARTS THE BALL WITH BOTH FEET. HE MAKES THE GREAT DIAGONAL RUNS. GETTING THE GOALIE TO DRIVE NEAR POST, FAR POST. HOW DIFFICULT THOSE BALLS ARE TO DEFEND. YOU WANT TO PUT YOUR HEAD IN THERE AND IT WILL ENDS UP IN THE BACK OF YOUR NET FOR AN OWN GOAL.>>Drew: SNEAKING A PASS THROUGH. CUTTING IT OFF THIS TIME, NEILL COLLINS. THE SPOTS — THE SCOTTSMAN. ROWDIES WITH A CHANCE TO COUNTER. HERE IS JOE COLE. FERNANDES. INSIDE THE 18. DEFLECTED. AND THEN BACK OUT. THEY ARE STAYING WITH IT. PORTS IS ABLE TO KEEP IT ALIVE. NOW FERNANDES WITH SOME SPACE.>>Eddie: FERNANDES TRYING TO TURN AT THE FAR POST.>>Drew: MARCEL SCHÄFER GETS AIR UNDER THIS ONE. REBOUND. THE BLAST UP TOP HITS TO THE RIGHT. HAD A CHANCE TO AT LEAST GET A ON IT.>>Eddie: DAVID NAJEM GOING FORWARD ON THE BACK FOR THE ROWDIES SENDING NUMBERS UP. I LIKE THEY ARE COMING OUT OF THE BACK, TRYING TO SENT FULL-BACKS THERE IS DAVID NAJEM ON THE RIGHT. YOU SEE SCHÄFER A COUPLE OF TIMES ON THE LEFT.>>Drew: HEAR EXCLUSIVE STORIES FROM THE USL PLAYERS AT USL.com, SCRUM TO PITCH PROVIDING UNFILTERED ACCESS AND A FIRST PERSON LOOK INTO THE PROFESSIONAL GAME, PLAYERS’ EVERYDAY LIVES FROM THE PITCH. INTERESTING. DEFINITELY WANT TO CHECK THAT OUT. BACK THE OTHER WAY. JUST SET TO THE RIGHT. AGAIN THE ROWDIES ESCAPE. BRUNA HAD A SOLID RUN THAT TIME.>>Eddie: YOU TALK ABOUT THE ABILITY OF THE ARGENTINIAN, BRUNA. HE GETS FREED. WATCH THE TWO DEFENDERS. LOOKS, TAKES A SHOT AT THE FAR POST. I’M NOT SURE CODY MIZELL GOT A TOUCH OF THAT. SUCH A DIFFICULT BALL TO GET DOWN. NO, HE SAYS “I DIDN’T TOUCH THAT BALL.” YOU GOT TO PUT A BODY ON BRUNA. HE IS SO DANGEROUS GOING FORWARD.>>CODY MIZELL SUCH A MASTER OF ANGLES. HE KNOWS WHERE THE FAR POST IS AND HOW FAR IN HE NEEDS TO BE.>>Eddie: WHEN HE COMES OUT HE HAS A COUPLE OF STEPS. HE KNOWS WHEN HE COMES OUT WHERE THE POST IS AND WHERE HE NEEDS TO DIVE. THAT AS YOU KNOW A GOALKEEPER IS A MASTER OF ANGLES. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU COME OUT AND MAKE YOURSELF BIG, CLOSING THE GAP.>>Drew: OTTAWA HAD TWO REALLY GOOD CHANCES HERE IN THE FIRST 20 MINUTES. MARCEL SCHÄFER SLOWLY APPROACHING HIS SECOND YEAR WITH THE ROWDIES. TRYING TO GET IT TO FERNANDES. I THINK NO. 11 LEO FERNANDES, THE KEY TO THIS TAMPA BAY ROWDIES’ ATTACK. HE HAS PLAYED WELL THE PAST FEW WEEKS. THAT’S WHEN THINGS REALLY START TO ROLL.>>Eddie: HE IS DEFINITELY ONE OF THE BETTER PLAYERS THE ROWDIES HAVE GOING FORWARD. HE HAS THAT LEFT FOOT. AT THE SAME TIME, SO MANY PLAYERS HAVE THE ABILITY. YOU HAVE JOE COLE. YOU HAVE HRISTOV WHO IS A GREAT FINISHER. FLEMMINGS OUT OF THE BACK. YOU CAN GO A LITTLE DEEPER. EVEN SCHÄFER, I LOVE THE FACT THAT THE FULL BACKS GO. WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT PLAYERS OUT OF THE BACK, EVEN COLLINS EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE — ESPECIALLY SET PIECES. CORNER KICKS, FREE KICKS, HE WILL GET THE HEAD IN THERE FOR THOSE HEADERS.>>Drew: LOOKED LIKE A HIGH KICK THAT TIME. A WHISTLE COMES IN ON MARCEL SCHÄFER. TOUGH POSITION FOR SCHÄFEREN HE WAS RIGHT BEHIND HIM.>>Eddie: THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS DO YOU AT CENTER MID. IT’S A THANKLESS JOB. ALWAYS RUNNING, ALWAYS GETTING PHYSICAL IN THE MIDDLE. ALWAYS GOING AFTER SOMEONE. IF YOU ARE NOT PLAYING OFFENSE, YOU ARE PLAYING DEFENSE. YOU ARE ALWAYS BUSY. YOU CAN’T JUST RELAX AND WALK AROUND.>>Drew: FOR VIEWERS IN TAMPA BAY THE NEXT CHANCE TO CATCH JOE COLE AND GEORGE IR HRISTOV, VERSUS THE REAL MONARCHS RIGHT HERE ON THIS T.V. TAMPA BAY.>>Eddie: SALAZAR WITH THE SHOT. WAY OUT TO — HE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THAT ONE BACK.>>Drew: SALAZAR, ONE OF THOSE PLAYERS ON LOAN FROM THE MONTREAL IMPACT. YOU GET A LOOK AT STUART CAMPBELL. HE SAYS NO PLAYER FOR TAMPA BAY SO FAR HAS BEEN GETTING DOWN ON HIMSELF. ALL THE GUYS ARE GOING FOR IT IN PRACTICE, EDDIE. AT TRAINING YESTERDAY. THIS TEAM, TO WATCH THEM PRACTICE, IT IS REALLY A TREAT. IT’S ONE THING TO WATCH A TEAM PLAY A GAME. BUT TO WATCH THE ROWDIES PRACTICE THIS YEAR, REALLY SPECIAL. EVERYBODY PICKING EACH OTHER UP.>>Eddie: IT’S FUN TO WATCH THEM, ON AND OFF THE PITCH AS WELL. YOU SAW THE STARTING 11, YOU SAW THE INTENSITY. YOU SAW EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A STARTER ON THIS TEAL. THE ONES THAT ARE NOT ARE WAITING FOR THAT CHANCE, WAITING FOR THAT GOAL AND TO ADD SOMETHING TO THE TEAM. THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT CAMPBELL, THE COACH TALKED ABOUT. HE LOVES THE INTENSITY. HE KNOWS HE HAS A TOUGH JOB SELECTING THE STARTING 11.>>Drew: ROWDIES TRYING TO POSSESS HERE. SCHÄFER TO THE LEFT. FERNANDES WILL TRY AND TRACK IT DOWN IN THE CORNER. TRIES TO GET IT OUT OF THERE. BALL A LITTLE DANGEROUS. THE KEEPER GOT CAUGHT. SHOT STRAIGHT ON BY HRISTOV. GEORGI HRISTOV WAS JOHNNY ON THE SPOT. I THINK HE WAS A LITTLE SURPRISED HOW OPEN HE WAS.>>Eddie: PERFECT, TO MAKE CONTACT WITH THE BALL. GEORGI FINDS THE BALL, IT’S A FULL VOLLEY. JUSTIFY THE FACT HE WAS NOT EXPECTING IT. HE COULD HAVE DONE BETTER WITHOUT TAKING A TOUCH. THE TIMING OF IT ALL MAKES IT HARD. HE IS WAITING FOR THE BALL TO DROP.>>Drew: SO FAR THIS MATCH GOING EXACTLY THE WAY OTTAWA WANTS IT TO GO.>>Eddie: FOR THEM COMING IN HERE, LOOKING TO COME IN HERE AND PLAY GOOD SOCCER. ALSO THE COUNTERPART ATTACK, THE BREAKAWAY. NOW CAN YOU TELL THEY HAVE GOOD SOLID DEFENSE AND NOT GIVING ANYTHING TREMENDOUS OUT OF — FREE OUT OF THE BACK.>>Drew: COLE GOING DOWN. CONTACT THERE. WE WILL HAVE A SET PIECE COMING UP HERE. JOE COLE, OF YEARS OLD. STILL PLAYING LIKE HE IS 26 YEARS OLD. THIRD SEASON AS A TAMPA BAY ROWDY. MARCEL SCHÄFER NOW DOWN ON THE PITCH.>>Eddie: LET’S HOPE IT’S SOMETHING SERIOUS FOR SCHÄFER. HE IS HOLDING ON TOE THAT LEFT ANKLE. HE IS HOLDING ON TO THAT LEFT ANKLE THAT’S DANGEROUS FOR HIM. HE IS A LEFT-FOOTED PLAYER. YOU SEE THE ARGENTINE BRUNA. HE WAS A LITTLE LATE ON THAT TACKLE. YOU CATCH A GLIMPSE OF THAT LATE TACKLE BY BRUNA. JUST CLIPPED HIM FROM BEHIND. THERE IS NO INTENTION. YOU SEE JACK BLAKE, IN-SWINGER. EIGHT PLAYERS MAKING A RUN INTO THE BOX.>>Drew: BLAKE GETS A NICE PULL ON THAT ONE AS CALLUM IRVING CAME UP TO PUNCH IT AWAY TO THE FAR SIDE. THAT LASER JACK BLAKE HAD IN THE NORTH CAROLINA GAME. HE CAN CERTAINLY STEAL FROM THAT POINT.>>Eddie: HE HAS BEEN QUIET TONIGHT. HE DOES HAVE THE SAME WITH SCHÄFER. BLACK DOES IT ON THE RIGHT. HE HAS A GREAT FOOT. YOU SEE HIM ON FREE KICKS AND PENALTY KICKS AS WELL. HE HAS GREAT VISION, PLAYING THAT DEFENSIVE CENTER MID FOR THE ROWDIES. THEN SWITCHING AND PLAY THREE IN THE MIDDLE. I’D LIKE TO SEE SCHÄFER DROP AND PLAY A BIT MORE DEFENSIVELY. THEY SWITCH.>>Drew: SCHÄFER TRIES TO SWITCH FIELDS. HE IS OKAY. COLLINS WITH A QUICK TOUCH. HE CANNOT POSSESS FOR THE ROWDIES. JUST ABOUT 0 MINUTES IN THE FIRST HALF, DREW. BOTH TEAMS JUST WHAT YOU EXPECTED? I EXPECT OTTAWA TO BE A LITTLE MORE DEFENSIVE WHAT DO YOU THINK?>>Drew: CERTAINLY OTTAWA WITH A 21-DAY REST. THEY CERTAINLY LOOK RESTED AND WELL COMING IN HERE TONIGHT. IT’S HARD TO ANALYZE. IS IT AN ADVANTAGE OR DISADVANTAGE TO ONLY PLAY ONE GAME COMING UP TO THIS GAME WITH TAMPA BAY? THIS IS THEIR FOURTH CONTEST OF THE REGULAR SEASON. AT THIS POINT, STILL EARLY IN THE YEAR. ADVANTAGE, DISADVANTAGE, HOW DO YOU THINK?>>Eddie: IT’S A GREAT QUESTION, YOU WANT TO GO INTO THE SEASON AND DEVELOP. AT THIS POINT IT’S A DISADVANTAGEN ONE OF THE REASONS WHY STRATEGISTS WANT TO SETTLEMENT PRE-SEASON GAMES, THEY WANT THE TEAM TO STARTED GELLING, YOU WANT THE CHEMISTRY TO ROLL. OTTAWA HASN’T HAD THAT MANY GAMES. THAT’S WHAT THEY NEED TO DO SO THEY CAN START GELLING ON AND OFF THE PITCH. THAT’S WHY THE CROWD IS WITH THE ROWDIES. THEY ARE A GREAT TEAM ON AND OAF THE PITCH. YOU CAN — AND OFF THE PITCH. YOU CAN TELL BY THE WAY THEY PLAY.>>Drew: YOU’RE WATCHING TAMPA BAY ROWDIES SOCCER ON THIS T.V. TAMPA BAY WITH EDDIE RODRIGUEZ AND HEATHER DONNELLY ON THE FIELD. DREW FELLIOS HERE. FABULOUS TAMPA BAY ROWDIES T.V. CREW THROUGHOUT THE PARK BRINGING YOU THE PICTURES, THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS TONIGHT, AS WE CONTINUE TO BRING YOU ROWDIES SOCCER. IT’S BEEN A FUN SEASON SO FAR.>>Eddie: IT’S BEEN A GREAT BEGINNING TO THE 2018 SEASON FOR THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES APPEAR GREAT TEAM THIS ORGANIZATION HAS PUT TOGETHER ON THE PITCH. EXPECT A LOT OF GOOD THINGS. THEY FELL SHORT OF THE GOAL LAST YEAR.>>Drew: DEFLECTED THAT TIME. ALLOWS PORTILLOS TO GET IT FOR TAMPA BAY. ZACHARY PORTILLOS. ROWDIES WILL SLOW THINGS UP AT THE MOMENT. ZACHARY PORTILLOS, HE HAS OVERCOME TWO ACHILLES TEARS IN HIS SOCCER CAREER. THAT JUST GETS AWAY FROM HIM. TOSSES IT IN FOR OTTAWA. USL SCORES, TOP LEFT-HAND PORTION OF YOUR SCREEN. GOOD RUN HERE. OTTAWA, ONE ON ONE PLAY. HOWARD TRYING TO GET FREE. MIZELL COMES OVER TO CLEAN IT UP.>>HAWORTH WITH A GREAT CHANCE. CAN YOU TELL HE WOULD LOVE TOE HAVE THAT BACK. IT WOULD HAVE GONE STRAIGHT TOWARD GOAL. HE HAD A CLEAR ANGLE RIGHT THERE. PORTILLA IN SPACE. WATCH THIS. HE WANTS TO CUT TO THE INSIDE. MIZELL WAS THERE. HE TRIED TO CUT THE BALL BACK AGAIN. PORTS READ HIM.>>Drew: THE BACK LINE IS SO FAST, IF YOU HESITATE FOR A SPLIT SECOND, THEY WILL EAT IT UP.>>Eddie: THE WINDOW IS THERE AND THEN THE OPPORTUNITY CLOSE. YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO TAKE THE EARLY SHOT, THEN CHOSE NOT TO. SCHÄFER GIVES IT A RIDE. IRVING CLIMBS A LADDER TO GET IT FOR OTTAWA.>>Eddie: YOU SEE GEORGI HRISTOV. SCHÄFER WITH A GREAT DELIVERY. ONE OF THE THINGS HE DOES SO WELL. LEFT FOOT IN-SWINGER TO THE FAR POST. THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT FOR THE CENTER FORWARD. GEORGI HRISTOV A LITTLE OFF. BUT GREAT IDEA. ESPECIALLY IF YOU STRIKE THE BALL EARLY ENOUGH WHERE YOU CAN GAIN THE DEFENDER’S BACK. YOU PUT IT BEHIND THE DEFENDER, NO WAY THEY CAN GET TO THAT BALL. IT WILL BE EASY PICKINGS FOR THE LIKES OF GEORGI HRISTOV, WHO IS GREAT IN THE AIR, BY THE WAY.>>Drew: PUSHED FROM BEHIND. THE USL’S OFFICIAL TWITTER FEED KEEPS YOU UP TO DATE WITH NEWS, LIVE GAME UPDATES AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM AROUND THE LEAGUE. 24/7 FOLLOW @USL AT TWITTER. BACK TO WORK FOR THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES. THE 0th MINUTE AT AL LANG STADIUM. AGAIN THAT FINAL THIRD UNABLE TO BE SET UP THAT TIME.>>THE GOALIE IS OUT OF HIS BOX. RIGHT THERE, UP AGAINST THE POST. JOE COLE WITH A TOUGH ANGLE ON IT.>>Eddie: JOE COLE WAS OFFSIDES. THAT LAST TOUCH IN THE ATTACKING THIRD, YOU HAVE TO BE PATIENT. YOU HAVE TO LET IT COME TO YOU. YOU HAVE TO HEADACHE SURE IN THAT SITUATION YOU HAVE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT.>>Drew: TOUGH POSSESSION WHEN THE KEEPER CAME OUT AND LOST IT FOR COLE KIND OF IN KNOW MAN’S LAND.>>Eddie: YOU SAW THE REFEREE RIGHT AWAY BLEW THE WHISTLE. THE LINESMEN HAD THE FLAG OUT. NONE OF THAT WOULD HAVE COUNTED.>>Drew: FURY LOST 4-1 TO CHARLOTTE ON MARCH 17, OPENING WEEK OF THE REGULAR SEASON. THEIR MATCH LAST WEEK AGAINST TORONTO POSTPONED AS THE ROWDIES SET UP ANOTHER RUN HERE. THE PLAYERS ARGUE ABOUT A HAND BALL, JOE SCHÄFER, JACK BLAKE AND THE REFEREE.>>Drew: SOMETHING TO KEEP IN MIND, EDDIE. OF THE 11 MEETINGS THAT TAMPA BAY HAS MET OTTAWA, SEVEN OF THEM HAVE BEEN DRAWS. PERHAPS A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME. THIS IS EARLY IN THE MATCH.>>Eddie: THEY MATCH EACH OTHER PRETTY WELL. IT HAPPENS, DREW, YOU PLAY AGAINST A TEAM THAT YOU MATCH UP WELL, SIMILAR SITUATIONS, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU PLAY THE SAME FORMATION, HAD-3-3. YOU FIND YOURSELF MUTUAL BEST PLAYERS, NOT CREATING MANY CHANCES. WHEN YOU DO –>>Drew: IT’S A SHOT FROM FAR OUT. A TOP OF THE 18, THE BLAST JUST HIGH.>>Eddie: GREAT JOB BY THE ARGENTINE, BRUNA. YOU SEE THE POSSESSION TIME. TAMPA BAY ROWDIES DO WHAT THEY DO BEST. THEY KEEP THE BALL, SWITCH THE PENPOINT OF ATTACK. BRUNA SAYS “NOT TOO FAST, GIVE ME THE BALL AT THE TOP OF THE 18 AND I’LL DO THE REST.” CONTINUING TO WEAR THE ROWDIES FAITHFUL, THE HOME CROWD.>>Drew: PORTILLOS TOSSES IT IN FOR TAMPA BAY. ROWDIES AND THE FURY ENTER THE USL TOGETHER. A LITTLE OVER ONE YEAR AGO. THEY FEEL TIED TO THIS OTTAWA FRANCHISE. AFFILIATED WITH THE MONTREAL IMPACT. TORONTO FC. FROM HERE CATCH THE GREATEST STARS ON THIS TV TAMPA BAY. CATCH ALL THE STARS, INCLUDING COLE, HRISTOV AND SCHÄFER. TAMPA BAY FIRST 6 HOR MOVIE CHANNEL AND THE HOME OF TAMPA BAY ROWDIES SOCCER. A STANDSTILL AT THE MOMENT. FURY IN THE WHITE. ROWDIES, OF COURSE, THE FAMILY GREEN AND GOLD. OLIVEIRA.>>Eddie: SEE HOW DOPE HE COLLECTS THE BALL FOR OTTAWA. HE IS LITERALLY BETWEEN TWO CENTER BACKS.>>Drew: SLOW COUNTER BY TAMPA BAY. THERE IS FERNANDES COMING UP TO PLAY. JUST STOPPED. NOW THE ROWDIES COME OUT. HERE IS MARCEL SCHÄFER, WHO ELSE. CAN HE GET THE LEFT-FOOTED CROSS IN THERE? THERE IT IS. INFRASTRUCTURING TO GET IT FOREOTTAWA. GOOD IDEA FROM MARCEL SCHÄFER.>>Eddie: ANOTHER GREAT RUN BY THE GERMAN, SCHÄFER. HE WAS HOPING GEORGI HRISTOV WOULD MAKE THE RUN.>>Drew: EIGHT CAPS WITH THE GERMAN MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM AND A BUNDESLIGA VETERAN MAKING HIS PRESENCE FELT. STARTING TO APPLY PRESSURE. SCHÄFER TRYING TO GO TO THE WELL AGAIN. A LITTLE ARC ON THIS ONE. FLEMMINGS IN THE AREA. ILLINOIS STRAIGHT ON. SHOT JUST TO THE LEFT.>>Eddie: WHEN A GREAT DELIVERY BY THE GERMAN INTERNATIONAL, SCHÄFER. HE GETS UNDER THE BALL. ING LOUING FOR FLEMMINGS. JUST A NICE LITTLE CHIP. FLEMMINGS HITS THE BALL, COMING BACK LOOKING FOR LEO FERNANDES.>>Drew: JACK BLAKE THAT TIME GOT A PIECE OF IT. JUST SAILED OUT.>>Eddie: BLAKE DID NOTE MAKE THE BEST CONTACT WITH THE BALL AT THE TOP OF THE 18. RUSHING IN. THAT’S A DIFFICULT BALL TO WORK. LINE UP YOUR HIPS FACING THE GOAL, THE WAY YOU ARE GOING. TRY TO GET MORE AFTER VOLLEY, WHICH IS HARDER TO HIT.>>Drew: A LOOK AT JUNIOR FLEMMINGS. NOW THE FURY. STRUGGLING TO REALLY POSSESS AS MUCH AS THEY WOULD LIKE TO HERE IN THE FIRST HALF BECAUSE BEHALF THE ROWDIES HAVE DONE. KIND OF BEATING THEM AT THEIR OWN GAME RIGHT NOW.>>Eddie: YOU ARE SEEING HOW THEY ARE OFF THE PACE. ROWDIES CONTINUE TO KEEP GOING. THEY CONTINUE TO MAKE RUNS. OTTAWA IS SITTING BACK, THEY ARE STARTING TO FEEL A LITTLE DEHYDRATION, A LITTLE WE TALKED ABOUT THE CONDITIONING, WE TALKED ABOUT IF YOU ARE NOT AS FIT, IF YOU ARE NOT USED TO PLAYING IN THIS HUMIDITY. I THINK THEY ARE SITTING BACK, STARTING TO SAVE A LITTLE ENERGY FOR THE SECOND HALF, IF YOU WILL.>>Drew: 37th MINUTE. GORSKIE. PLAYED WELL BY OTTAWA. MANNELLA, A PLAYER DOWN FOR THE ROWDIES.>>Eddie: HE DIDN’T LIKE THAT. RIGHT BEFORE THAT HE GOT HIT. HE GOES INTO A TACKLE. HE MAKES CONTACT. NOW HE GETS THE CALL.>>Drew: NIKOLA POPOVIC, I ASKED HIM, COACH, WHOA ARE THE STARS ON YOUR TEAM? WHO ARE THE MAIN GUYS TO WATCH? HE WAS VERY RECEPTIVE OF THAT QUESTION BECAUSE HE IS IN THE MIDDLE OF TRYING TO INSTILL CULTURE WHERE NO ONE PERSON IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE TEAM.>>Eddie: HE SAID THERE ARE NO SUPERSTARS ON MY TEAM. WE PLAY TOGETHER AS A STEAM COLLECTIVELY. HE IS INTERESTED IN IMPLEMENTING THAT STYLE OF PLAY. HE KEPT TALKING ABOUT THE CULTURE AND WHAT HE IS TRYING TO DO WITH HIS TEAM. WHAT HE IS ABLE TO DO WITH THE RANGERS LAST YEAR.>>Drew: HE USED WORDS LIKE FOUNDATION AND SYSTEM AND CULTURE TO DESCRIBE BUILDING THE OTTAWA FURY. HERE IS JUNIOR FLEMMINGS FROM THE RIGHT POINT. FLEMMINGS WITH THE BLAST. THIS SAILS HIGH. GOOD DECISION?>>Eddie: I’M NOT SURE IF THAT WAS A SHOT OR A CROSS YOU HAVE TO DO ONE OF THE TWO. EITHER YOU’RE SHOOTING. IF YOU ARE NOT SHOOTING, HIT THE FRAME, PUT IT ON TARGET. IF YOU ARE GOING TO CROSS IT, CAN YOU TELL HE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THAT BACK. A LOT OF TIMES YOU’RE TRYING TO DECIDE. HE GOT UNDER THE BALL TOO MUCH. EVENING, WHEN YOU HAVE A COUPLE OF YOUR TEAMMATES MAKING RUNS, YOU GOT TO MAKE SURE YOU PLAY THE BALL INTO THE BOX, NOT JUST WAIT FOR YOUR CHANCE. IT WENT NOWHERE NEAR THE GOAL.>>Drew: MATCH ALL THE ACTION THROUGHOUT THE 2018 REGULAR SEASON AT USL CUP PLAY OFFS. VISIT USL SOCCER.com FOR MORE DETAILS. PARTNERING WITH ESPN IN THEIR NEW SURFACE ESPN PLUS. TREMENDOUS COVERAGE AHEAD FOR THIS GREAT LEAGUE, WHICH CONTINUES TO GROW, CONTINUES TO.>>Eddie: THE BIGGEST DIVISION LEAGUE IN THE WORLD.>>Drew: GREAT ATTENDANCE FIGURES SO FAR THIS YEAR. EDDIE, THE PLAY, THE OVERALL TEAMS, THE OVERALL LEVEL OF PLAY THAT WE HAVE SEEN THIS YEAR HAS JUST BEEN FABULOUS.>>Eddie: IT IS DEFINITELY GETTING BETTER. ONCE THEY WENT AWAY FROM HAVING ANOTHER LEAGUE AND THEY JUST PUT IT IN JUST ONE LEAGUE, THE USL, YOU SAW SOME OF THE TEAMS THAT CAME TO THIS LEAGUE. I KNOW NORTH CAROLINA CAME INTO THE LEAGUE, SOME OF THE TEAMS THAT WERE IN THE OTHER LEAGUE. NOW THEY ARE IN THIS LEAGUE. NOW YOU CAN SAY, WHO WILL BE THE WINNER FOR THE SECOND DWITIONZ OF THE U.S.?>>Drew: A CHANCE TO SEE LAS VEGAS PLAY LAST WEEK. ONE OF THE BRIGHT YOUNG TEAM IN THE LEAGUE.>>Eddie: YOU SAW THAT BY GEORGI HRISTOV, LEAVING THE BALL. SCHÄFER PLAYS THE THROUGH BALL. THAT’S WHAT HE IS ARGUING ABOUT. GEORGI NEVER TOOK THE BALL. LEO FERNANDES MADE AROUND TO TRY TO GET TO THE BALL CLOSE TO THE FRATH MINUTE OF THE FIRST HALF. THAT’S A PLAYER WITH EXPERIENCE, DREW. WHEN YOU HAVE ENOUGH EXPERIENCE, YOU CAN STOP AND MAKE YOURSELF UNAVAILABLE. FINISH THE BALL AND THAT’S WHAT GEORGI HRISTOV WAS TRYING TO DO.>>Drew: STILL ANTICIPATING ROWDIES’ FIRST GOAL. JOE COLE COLLECTING. FLEMMINGS ON THE FAR SIDE.>>Eddie: KEEP IN MIND THE FIRST FIVE MINUTES OF EACH FIVE, FIRST FIVE MINUTES, THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF MISTAKES HAPPEN. IT’S CRUCIAL TO STAY ACTIVE AND YOU TALK ABOUT NOT GIVING UP A SOFT GOAL ESPECIALLY EARLY? IT’S ALSO LATE IN THE MATCH. YOU AND I SEE IT ALL THE TIME, THE LAST FIVE MINUTES HAVE A TENDENCY OF THINKING WE’RE GETTING READY FOR HALF TIME.>>Drew: FLEMMINGS ONE OWE ONE WITH OBASI. FLEMMINGS GOES DOWN. PLAY ON.>>Eddie: YOU SEE THE SIZE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OBASI AND FLEMMINGS. OBASI EVERY BIT OF 6’4″, 210, THE PHYSICALITY EVEN FOR A LEFT FULL BACK.>>Drew: THAT COULD BE A TOUGH MATCHUP MOVING FORWARD.>>Eddie: THE REASON THEY PUT HIM OUT THERE, THEY KNOW THE SPEED OF FLEMMINGS. TODAY HE HAS HAD A TOUGH TIME. HE REALLY HASN’T BEEN ABLE TO GET BEHIND. THERE IS THE MATCHUP AT THE MIDDLE OF YOUR SCREEN.>>Drew: FLEMMINGS GOING DOWN HARD. THIS TIME A WHISTLE COMES OUT. LET’S SEE.>>Eddie: THE REFEREE IS SAYING THAT IS YOUR SECOND ONE. YOU HAVE ONE MORE AND THEN THE CARD IS COMING OUT. YOU SEE FLEMMINGS ON THE GROUND.>>Drew: LAST COUPLE OF TIMES IT LOOKS LIKE HE IS RUNNING UP AGAINST A BRICK WALL HERE.>>Eddie: OBASI WAS JUST LATE. HE DOES NOT MAKE CONTACT WITH THE BALL. AS A PLAYER, YOU HAVE TO START WINNING YOUR 50/50 CHALLENGES LIKE THAT ONE. YOU’RE GOING TO SWITCH IT UP. I TAKE THE NEXT. YOU WANT TOE TAKE IT BEHIND. LITTLE BY LITTLE YOU KNOW WILL YOU BREAK DOWN, FIRST HIM AS A PLAYER AND AS A UNIT AS WELL. THAT’S WHEN YOU CAN FIND SUCCESS.>>Drew: CALLUM IRVING SEVEN CLEAN SHEETS GETTING HIS 8TH STRAIGHT START FOR OTTAWA IN GOAL. CANADIAN MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM CAPTAIN BACK IN JANUARY OF LAST YEAR. ROWDIES TRY TO GET ONE MORE CHANCE ON GOAL HERE BEFORE HALF TIME. HERE IS FLEMMINGS. WITH SOME TIME AND SPACE TO WORK WITH. JUNIOR FLEMMINGS. THE CROSS WAS ON. DEVIATED. DEFLECTED. IRVING WITH COLLECT.>>Eddie: LEO FERNANDES WAS MAKING THE RUN TO THE FAR POST. JUST LIKE THAT, THE ROWDIES WERE TRYING TO GET ONE LAST CHANCE IN THIS FIRST HALF. OTTAWA WILL BE CONTENT WITH JUST FREEZING THE BALL. THEY DON’T HAVE TO GO FORWARD. THEY ARE HAPPY WITH THAT SCORE RIGHT NOW GOING TO THE LOCKER ROOM.>>Drew: THEY TURN. BRUNA HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE FOREOTTAWA. HE IS THE GUY THAT HAS KEPT THAT ROWDIES’ BACK LINE ON NOTICE.>>Eddie: CRISTIAN PORTILLA COMING OFF THE BENCH IN THE SECOND HALF. I THINK BETWEEN HIM AND THE ARGENTINE, BRUNA, CAN DO SOME DAMAGE INDR THEY CALL FOR ONE MINUTE OF EXTRA TIME IN THIS FIRST HALF. THE IRISHMAN, SECOND STINT WITH THE FURY. THEY TRY TO CATCH UP TO IT. MIZELL JUST THROWS THAT INSIDE THE SIX. AGAIN, AS YOU SAID, EDDIE RODRIGUEZIE, GOT TO BE CAREFUL HERE AS THE CLOCK WINDS DOWN BEFORE HALF TIME.>>Eddie: HOWARD WHO GOT THAT, SO DIFFICULT TO MAKE THAT SPRINT AND GET TO THAT BALL. OTTAWA REFUSING TO GO AWAY. KEEPING THE BALL, TRYING TO CREATE JUST ONE MORE CHANCE. CHRIS MANNELLA. PORTILLA WITH THE TOUCH. FINAL SECONDS OF THIS FIRST HALF. FURY WITH OLIVEIRA. ROWDIES GET A COUNTER THE FORMER TAMPA BAY ROWDY. SECOND STINT WITH THE FURY. HE WOULD LOVE A GOAL AGAINST HIS OLD TEAM. HE IS CUT OFF AND THAT WILL DO IT. HERE IN THE FIRST 45 AND CHANGE. GEORGI HRISTOV AND THE ROWDIES. NOT ABLE TO NOTCH A GOAL THROUGH THE FIRST HALF BUT THAT SHOULD CHANGE. SEND IT DOWN ON THE FIELD TO HEATHER WITH COACH POPOVIC OF OTTAWA.>>Heather: THIS WAS YOUR TEAM’S FIRST GAME ACTION IN THREE WEEKS. HOW SATISFIED ARE YOU WHAT YOU SAW FROM YOUR TEAM IN THE FIRST HALF?>>I THINK WHAT WE SEE IT’S LACK OF CONSISTENCY. THERE ARE LOTS EVER UPS AND DOWNS, A LOT OF MISSED BALLS WITHOUT ANY REASON IN THE MIDFIELD. WE CANNOT KEEP POSSESSION AS CONSISTENTLY AS WE WANT. WE HAVE TO GET BETTER ON THE BALL. AND THEN FROM THAT HAVE MORE POSSESSION AND CREATE SITUATIONS TO SCORE GOALS AND THEN BE MORE CAREFUL WITH TAMPA BAY.>>Heather: THANKS, COACH. BACK TO YOU GUYS.>>Drew: COACH POPOVIC, ABLE TO KEEP THEM OFF THE SCOREBOARD. CLEARLY HE WANTS MORE IN THE SECOND. HE THINKS HIS TEAM HAS SOMETHING FORETAMPA BAY. EVEN AFTER ONE HALF OF PLAY HERE IN DOWNTOWN ST. PETE. HALF TIME FESTIVITIES COMING UP IN JUST A MOMENT.>>Drew: HALF TIME, TAMPA BAY. ROWDIES AND OTTAWA FURY. SCORELESS TIE AFTER THE FIRST HAWORTH. YOUNGSTERS ENJOYING A NIGHT AT AL LANG STADIUM. WITH EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, DREW FELLIOS HERE. IT’S ABOUT WHAT WE EXPECTED. OTTAWA WANTS TO KEEP IT LOW SCORING. COACH POPOVIC IS NOT SATISFIED, AS HE TALKED TO HEATHER AT HALF TIME.>>Eddie: THEY KNEW THEY WOULD COME IN HERE AN PLAY AGAINST A GREAT HOME TEAM IN THE ROWDIES. THEY WILL COME OUT OF THE BACK. MORE THAN THAT THEY WILL CREATE CHANCES GOING FORWARD. YOU ALMOST HAVE TO PLAY THE PERFECT GYM. THEY HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB PLAYING DEFENSE BUT THEY HAVEN’T HAD NO CLEAR CHANCES.>>Drew: WE SAW FIREWORKS, BOTH TEAMS REALLY GOING AT EACH OTHER. TAMPA BAY HAD SOME REALLY, REALLY CLOSE CALLS HERE APPROACHING. LUIS FERNANDES, HIS SIGNATURE POINT WE SAW HIM SCORE FROM ABOUT THAT POINT AGAINST BETHLEHEM A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO. NEARLY HAD THE ANGLE HERE.>>Eddie: HE WENT DOWN THE LINE. NOT A LOT OF ANGLE. THE SHOT TO THE FAR POST. THE THROW-IN AGAINST TWO PLAYERS, GETS PULLED FROM BEHIND. HE DREW THE FIRST YELLOW CARD OF THIS GAME.>>Drew: OTTAWA ABLE TO REGROUP, GET A FEW CHANS OF THEIR OWN. KOIDS GETTING — CODY MIZELL, MAY HAVE GOTTEN A WIRNG TIP ON THAT ONE.>>Eddie: BRUNA THE ARGENTINE TAKES A SHOT AT THE FAR POST. THE GOALKEEPER JUST GIVES IT AWAY. GEORGI HRISTOV NOTE ABLE TO MAKE GOOD CONTACT WITH THE BALL. VERY DIFFICULT. IT’S COMING DOWN.>>Drew: CALLUM IRVING LAYING LOW FOR OTTAWA THAT NEARLY SELF-DESTRUCTED. OTTAWA GETS A CHANCE HERE. HAWORTH CREATED HAVOC. HE HAS NOT FINISHED FOR THE FURY YET.>>Eddie: TAKEN AN EARLY SHOT. HAWORTH NOT ABLE TO HIT IT FAR POST. WE GO INTO THE STATS.>>Drew: ABOUT EVEN, EDDIE, WHAT MAIN NUMBER THAT STANDS OUT.>>Eddie: POSSESSION FOR THE ROWDIES, A LITTLE HIGHER BUT THE FURY DOING A GOOD JOB OF MAINTAINING. THEY HAVEN’T CREATED AS MANY CHANCES AS THE ROWDIES.>>Drew: THE ROWDIES AND WOTSZ, A SCORELESS TIE AFTER ONE HALF OF PLAY. SATURDAY NIGHT AT AL LANG STADIUM. THE PLACE TO BE IN DOWNTOWN ST. PETE. WE’RE BACK IN JUST A MOMENT.>>Heather: NEXT HOME GAME BROADCAST IS AS A RESULT APRIL 21st AS THE ROWDIES HOST THE REAL MONARCHS. BROADCAST STARTS AT 7:00 WITH KICK-OFF AT 7:00 POSITIVE AT AL LANG STADIUMS. THE MONARCHS DEFENDER IS ONE TO WATCH. HE SCORED TWO GOALS, BOTH BEING HEADERS IN THE FIRST HALF THAT WAS ENOUGH TO LANDS HIM A SPOT ON THE USL TEAM OF THE WEEK. ROWDIES WILL HAVE TO BE PREPARED FOR SET PIECES IN THE MATCH. IN THEIR GAME AGAINST PORTILLALAND THE MONARCHS PRODUCED SEVEN CORNERS KICKS AND SCORED OAF TWO. TUNE IN ON SATURDAY APRIL 21st AS THE ROWDIES HOST THE REAL MONARCHS. NOW HERE IS DREW FELLIOS WITH USL NEWS AND NOTES.>>Drew: THANK YOU SO MUCH HEATHER. TAMPA BAY ROWDIES RIGHT NOW ATOP THE EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS RIGHT NOW. CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENTS AND NEW YORK RED BULLS II SETTING THE PACE. CITY GOT THE VICTORY OVER TAMPA BAY. KEEP AN EYE ON CINCINNATI. NASHVILLE, OTTAWA FURY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STANDINGS. SCORES SO FAR HERE TODAY. PITTSBURGH OVER TORONTO. 4-0 COUNT. RICH MOANED AND RED BULLS IT EVEN AT ONE. LOUISVILLE CITY LEAD CINCINNATI. THAT’S A SHOWDOWN THERE. 1-0. INDY ELEVEN, 1-0 OVER NORTH CAROLINA F.C. NASHVILLE AND CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENTS. THAT GAME SHOULD BE STARTING IN JUST A MOMENT. THREE PLAYERS ARE TIED IN SCORING. TALK ABOUT JORGE HERRERA, THE AGELESS WONDER FOR CHARLOTTE. BELMAR FOR SWOPE PARK AND EDELSON OUT OF ORANGE COUNTY. THE TOP SCORERS IN THE LEAGUE. HOW ABOUT THE FIRST EVER REGULAR SEASON HOME MATCH, THEY TRADE SWOPE PARK AND CAME BACK AND WON THAT 2-1. LOUISVILLE CITY F.C. REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE TEAM IN THE USL. POWER RANKINGS. THEY ARE THE DEFENDING CHAMPIONS IN THE USL. IT’S TIME FOR A SPECIAL INTERVIEW BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE USL.>>PRESIDENT OF THE USL, KICKING OFF THE 2018 SEASON. JAKE, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.>>MY PLEASURE.>>WE’RE GETTING READY TO KICK OFF THE 2018 USL. THIS HAS BEEN CRUCIAL FOR THE SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH OF DIVISION THREE. TALK TO US ABOUT THE LEAGUE AND THE STEPS TAKING PLACE TO TAKE THE BALL TO THEM NEXT YEAR.>>THAT’S A GREAT DEAL OF WORK THAT’S GONE INTO THAT. IT’S BEEN A TWO-YEAR PROJECT. WE ARE KICKING OFF IN 19. VERY EXCITED. IT’S SIGNIFICANTLY IMPORTANT STEP WE ARE TAKING HERE. BECAUSE THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE PROFESSIONAL SOCCER. THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT COMMUNITIES AND FANS THAT DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO A PROFESSIONAL TEAM OF THEIR OWN. THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY THERE TO GO INTO THESE COMMUNITIES WHO WANT PROFESSIONAL SOCCER, CLUBS THAT WILL BE HERE MANY YEARS TO COME. THEY WILL FOLLOW THE SAME MODEL WITH THE RIGHT OWNERSHIP, THE RIGHT VENUE. GREAT PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS BETWEEN THE TWO PROFESSIONAL DIVISIONS. ALSO WITH OUR THREE PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE, THE AMATEUR UNDER-23 LEAGUE. NOW WE HAVE THREE PROPERTIES. CAN YOU SEE MOTHER INTEGRATION WITH — MORE INTEGRATION.>>WHAT DOES JAKE AS PRESIDENT THINK WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE NEXT DECADE WHAT ARE INITIATIVES YOU SEE?>>WE SET A LONG-TERM STRATEGY PLAN THAT TOOK US THROUGH 2020. SOME OF THOSE PROJECTS WILL CARRY ON BEYOND THAT. THERE WILL BE MORE EXPANSION FOR DIVISION THREE. IT’S THE CONTINUATION OF OUR SOCCER-SPECIFIC STADIUM PUSH TO GET ALL OF OUR TEAMS PLAYING IN THOSE VENUES. AGAIN, CONTINUE AT THE FOCUS ON THE COMPETITION LEVEL. CONTINUE TO ATTRACT QUALITY PLAYERS AND WORLD CLASS AND COACHES AS WELL. YOU KNOW, A LARGE PART OF WHAT WE WILL BE FOCUSING ILLINOIS IS ON THE COMMERCIAL GROWTH AND THE MEDIA GROWTH OF THE LEAGUE AS WE BUILD SPECIFIC INTEREST AND SIGNIFICANT QUALITY. AND A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT WANT TO COME. WE WILL BE UNVEILING NEW PARTNERS OVER THE COMING 1 TO 24 MONTHS. THERE IS A BIG FOCUS FOR THE LEAGUE. ULTIMATELY THE FANS. KEEP SERVICING THE FANS. KEEP ENGAGING WITH THE FANS. KEEP GIVING THE FANS MORE AND MORE GREAT PROFESSIONAL SOCCER FOR THEM TO COME OUT AND SUPPORT. [♪♪]>>Drew: WELCOME BACK TO TAMPA BAY ROWDIES SOCCER ON THIS TV TAMPA BAY. WITH EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, DREW FELLIOS, HEATHER DONNELLY ON THE FIELD. AN ENTERTAINING FIRST HALF OF ACTION. NEITHER TEAM ABLE TO GET INTO THE SCORING COLUMN. WE STILL GET A LITTLE PHYSICAL. THE PITCH WAS WET TO START. DO YOU THINK THAT PLAYED A FACTOR IN THE RHYTHM, THE TEMPO THAT THE ROWDIES STRUGGLED TO SET EARLY ON?>>Eddie: MAYBE A LITTLE BIT. NOT TOO MUCH. THESE ARE PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS. THEY ARE USED TO PLAYING IN ALL DIFFERENT CONDITIONS. MORE THAN ANYTHING, THEY HAVE TO PLAY TOGETHER. THEY GOT TO GET THE TIMING RIGHT. ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY GO INTO THE ATTACKING THIRD, CREATING CHANCES. BEING ABLE TO CAPITALIZE WHEN THE OPPORTUNITY IS THERE. YOU HAD A COUPLE OF CHANCES, GEORGI HRISTOV HAD ONE APPEAR DIFFICULT BALL TO HIT IN A VOLLEY. BIG-TIME PLAYERS SHOW UP FOR BIG-TIME GALES. YOU HAVE TO HAVE YOUR KEY PLAYERS SHOW UP AND PUT THIS OTTAWA SIDE AWAY.>>Drew: MARCEL SCHÄFER, EXTREMELY ACTIVE IN THE FIRST HALF. LEO FERNANDES WAS AS WELL. CODY MIZELL CHALLENGED A FEW TIMES FOR TAMPA BAY. HE WAS THERE TO ANSWER THE BELL BOTH TIMES. BRUNA, THE ARGENTINIAN CLOSING THE BIGGEST SCORING THREAT. AFTER THE FIRST HAWORTH MINUTES OF ACTION. UNDER WAY IN THE SECOND HALF.>>Eddie: NOT EXPECTING THEM TO CHANGE THIS EARLY IN THE GAME.>>Drew: ROWDIES TRYING TO ADD TO THEIR SIX OPPONENTS. OTTAWA TRYING TO REGISTER THEIR FIRST POINTS IN THE 2018 SEASON. IT’S NOT GOING TO BE EASY HERE IN A TIE ENVIRONMENTAL AT AL LANG STADIUM. THE FRENCHMAN UP FIELD. SCHÄFER, LOOKS LIKE A PLAYER SHAKEN UP IN THE BACK THERE.>>Eddie: THE CAPTAIN JUST MADE CONTACT WITH JACK BLAKE. 50/50 BALL. NOT MUCH OF A CONTACT. THE REFEREE PULLS THEM UP.>>Drew: TAKE ONE MORE WORK. CARL HAWORTH MAY HAVE TAKEN DOWN TO THE JAW. THERE IS JACK BLAKE WHO RAN INTO HIM.>>Eddie: I THINK WAS THE ELBOW OF BLAKE. HE WAS JUST TRYING TO PROTECT HIMSELF. THERE WAS CONTACT. WOULD THINK THERE WAS INTENTION OF SWINGING THAT ARM. MAKING CONTACT WITH THE PLAYER. THE REFEREE WAS CLOSE ENOUGH.>>Drew: IT LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE MASSAGING HIS SHOULDER. MIGHT HAVE GOTTEN HIM ON THE COLLARBONE.>>Eddie: THE TRAP, THE TRAPEZIUS MUSCLE ON YOUR NECK.>>Drew: COACH POPOVIC NOWS HOW IMPORTANT HAWORTH IS. HE IS LIKE THE TEAM SPOKESMAN, THE LONGEST SERVING FURY PLAYER, IN HIS FIFTH SEASON. HE IS THE TEAM CAPTAIN. THEY CAN REALLY NOT AFFORD TO LOSE HIM. LOOKS LIKE HE WILL PLAY ON HERE. GORSKIE SWITCHES FIELDS. COLLINS AND GORSKIE. GOOD COMBINATION IN THE BACK FOR THE ROWDIES. HE WILL LET THIS ROLL PAST.>>Eddie: EARLY IN THE SECOND HALF, DREW, OTTAWA JUST CAME OUT, THEY DON’T HAVE THE SAME INTENSITY THEY SHOWED IN THE FIRST HALF.>>Drew: MARCEL SCHÄFER. SHIVER TURNING, DEALING LEFT SIDE. THERE IS A STRIKE. IRVING THERE TO PICK IT UP OFF THE GROUND.>>Eddie: LEO FERNANDES TRYING TOE WORK THROUGH TRAFFIC. YOU GET THE SHOT TO THE FAR POST. DOESN’T QUITE GET ENOUGH. TRYING TO CROWD THE BALL, THE CROSS SHOT. HE IS FINDING THE GAP. WE HAVE SEEN HIM SCORE FROM THERE, DREW, RIGHT ABOUT THE SAME SPOT. THE FIRST HOME GAME TOWARD THE FAR POST.>>Drew: FERNANDES IN THAT POSITION A WEEK AGO AT LOUISVILLE. FIELD CONDITIONS DID NOT ENABLE HIM TO SQUARE ONE UP. DIXON NOW WITH A RUN. BRUNA. BEING HELD THAT TIME. COLLINS CAME WITH THE SLIDE.>>Eddie: GREAT TACKLE, GREAT TIMING BY NEILL COLLINS. BRUNA WAS DRIVING THAT BALL TO THE FAR POST. WATCH HOW NEILL COLLINS STANDS HIS GROUND. STAY, STAY, NOW HE DIVES AND MAKES CONTACT WITH THE BALL. GETS UP, JUST GREAT EFFORT BY THE BIG MAN IN THE BACK FOR THE ROWDIES.>>Drew: COLLINS NOW ADVANCING. ROWDIES CONTROLLING POSSESSION HERE TO START THE SECOND HALF. SCHÄFER. SENDS IT DOWN FIELD. FLEMMINGS. HUNTER GORSKIE. HE SPENT TIME WITH NEW YORK LAST YEAR, OUT OF STAMFORD, THE NEW YORK COSMOS, THAT IS. OF COURSE, HE WON A COUPLE OF CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH THE NEW YORK COSMOS UNDER GIOVANNI, THE COACH.>>Drew: HE WILL LET THIS ONE ROLL. TOUCH ON IT. SCHÄFER TRYING TO THROW IT IN. POPOVICH TELLING HIS TEAM, GUYS, LET’S STAY ON POINT HERE. YOU CAN FEEL THE ROWDIES STARTING TO BUILD A LITTLE RHYTHM. BLAKE. CARELESS PASS THAT TIME. THE FURY TRY TO CAPITALIZE. BLAKE GETS IT BACK FOR HIS TEAM.>>Eddie: GOOD JOB BY BLAKE GETTING IT BACK. JOE COLE AS WELL. FERNANDES GOING FORWARD.>>Drew: FERNANDES LOOKED LIKE HE WAS HELD OFF. HERE COMES THE SERVICE, SCHÄFER. HE WILL TAKE HIS TIME. FERNANDES. BACK TO SCHÄFER. THERE IS THE RHYTHM TAMPA BAY IS LOOKING FOR. TAKEN AWAY INSIDE THE SIX. ROWDIES WILL STAY WITH IT. GORSKIE. A LITTLE AIR UNDER HIM. THE BALL WON’T GO.>>Eddie: WHAT IS GREAT TO SEE AS SOON AS THE ROWDIES LOST THE BALL, YOU SAW, WHO ELSE, BUT THE EXPERIENCED JOE COLE OR EVEN JACK BLAKE MADE A RUN DEFENSIVELY. GREAT JOB BY JACK WINNING THE BALL. AS SOON AS YOU LOSE THE BALL AND THEN THEY WON THE BALL. THEY GIVE HIM A CHANCE GOING FORWARD. THAT’S A SIGN AFTER GREAT TEAM. AS SOON AS YOU LOSE THE BALL, IF YOU CAN COME BACK AND GET IT RIGHT AWAY. A LITTLE QUIET SO FAR TONIGHT. HERE IS A SHOT. MIZELL NOT TAKING ANY CHANCES FOR THE ROWDIES. CODY MIZELL. HE IS SO FOCUSED. WEEK IN AND WEEK OUT. QUICK TOUCH TO BLAKE.>>Eddie: THAT COMBINATION OF BLAKE AND COLE.>>Drew: FERNANDES. LEAVES IT OFF. SCHÄFER DOES THE SAME. MARCEL SCHÄFER. SENDS IT IN. IRVING OUT TO GET IT.>>Eddie: THOSE TWO CHOICES WERE GEORGI HRISTOV, A LOOK AT FLEMMINGS. MAKING A GOOD RUN FROM THE OUTSIDE IN. LOOKING TO GET INTO THE FAR POST. DREW, NOT THAT I DIDN’T EXPECT IT, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE OTTAWA WILL BE CONTENT TO SIT BACK IN THE SECOND HALF. THEY HAVEN’T CREATED MUCH GOING FORWARD. PASSES, I THINK THEY WILL BE HAPPY WITH DOING THAT. WE DON’T HAVE TO GO FORWARD, LET’S JUST STAY BACK AND DEFEND AND NOT GIVE UP THE LEAD. AT THE SAME TIME WE ARE PLAYING AWAY AGAINST A GREAT SIDE IN THE ROWDIESEN LET’S SEE IF WE CAN GET A POINT AT LEAST ON A TIE, ON A DRAW.>>Drew: GREAT POINT. MEANWHILE, EDDIE, IF YOU ARE TAMPA BAY, THE ROWDIES LOOK BACK TO THE LAST WEEK OF LOUISVILLE. THEY HAVEN’T SCORED THROUGH THE FIRST 6 MINUTES HERE. WHEN DOES IT CREEP IN, HEY, LISTEN, WE REALLY NEED A GOAL. IT HAS SERGE BEEN A WHILE.>>Eddie: GREAT POINT. THAT’S WHAT CAMPBELL IS THINKING. HE IS PLAYING AT HOLE. HE HAS THE ABILITY — HE IS PLAYING AT HOME. HE HAS TO CONTINUE TO GO FORWARD. FORGET HOCKEY GAME HAVE HAVE SCORED. THEY HAVE TO CREATE CHANCES AND WIN THIS GAME AT HOME.>>Drew: IT HAS BEEN TWO YEARS SINCE THE ROWDIES HAVE BEEN SHUT OUT. IT DOES NOT HAPPEN OFTEN. THEY HAVEN’T LOST ONE MATCH CONCEDED HERE AT HOME SINCE THE BEGINNING OF LAST SEASON. THERE HAS CERTAINLY BEEN A HOME FIELD EDGE. HERE IS SCHÄFER APPROACHING. A CORNER KICK COMING UP FOR TAMPA BAY.>>Eddie: THAT’S A GREAT STAT. THEY HAVEN’T BEEN SHUT OUT AT HOME OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS. THEY ALWAYS, ALWAYS SCORE AT HOME. YOU WANT TO KEEP THAT TRADITION, THAT STAT GOING. HOWEVER,.>>Drew: ASHLEY HOME STORE CORNER KICK COMING UP. THE END-SWINGER.>>Eddie: LOOKING FOR COLLINS. FLEMMINGS.>>Drew: HARD TO BELIEVE THIS IS THE FIRST CORNER KICK FOR THE ROWDIES SO FAR TONIGHT. OTTAWA CONTINUES TO DO WHAT YOU SECOND EDDIE, JUST KICK IT INTO THE SEATS.>>Eddie: ABSOLUTELY. OLIVEIRA TAKING A SHOT FROM WAY OUT. NOWHERE NEAR THE GOAL.>>Drew: FOR VIEWERS IN TAMPA BAY, WEEK DAYS STARTING AT 4:00, STEVE HARVEY, THE GOLDBERGS, MODERN FAMILY AND BIG BANG THEORY. GET MORE WITH MOR. STILL WAITING FOR OUR FIRST GOAL IN DOWNTOWN ST. PETE. DREW FELLIOS WITH EDDIE RODRIGUEZ AND HEATHER DONNELLY.>>Eddie: GIVE THE BALL TO JOE COOL AND BLAKE AND LET’S GO FORWARD.>>Drew: A CROSS IN. ROWDIES HAVE HAD SEVERAL OF THOSE, HAVEN’T CASHED IN JUST YET. FERNANDES I TRYING TO SEPARATE. SCHÄFER GOING DOWN JUST OUTSIDE THE 18. THE CROWD WANTS CONTACT.>>Eddie: THERE WAS DEFINITELY CONTACT. THE REFEREE WAS CLOSE ENOUGH, HE CALLED IT. HE WILL HAVE A CHAT WITH THEM. ONCE YOU SEE THE REPLAY, YOU WILL SEE THE CONTACT. HE GOT THE BALL, HE GOT UP GINGERLY BECAUSE HE MADE CONTACT WITH SCHÄFER IN THE GROUND AS WELL. WATCH HIS RIGHT FOOT. YOU SEE THAT? HE GETS SCHÄFER’S RIGHT FOOT. AS HE GETS UP, HE SAYS NO. THE REASON HE IS NOT LIMPING, HE MADE CONTACT WITH THE GROUND AS WELL. SCHÄFER WITH A LEFT FOOT END-SWINGER. HE IS MOTIONING THAT AND LETTING THE CAPTAIN KNOW, HE GOT ME FROM BEHIND.>>Drew: AFTER 4 FEET WIDE OF THE 18. SCHÄFER WILL TRY AND PUT SOME AIR UNDER THIS ONE. WHERE IS HE GOING WITH IT, EDDIE?>>Eddie: FAR POST. HE IS TRYING TO PICK SOMEONE MAKING A RUN. LOOKING FOR COLLINS, NO. 3. HE IS BEING DOUBLE MARKED. WATCH BLAKE, NOVELTY 18 RIGHT THERE. NO. 18 RIGHT THERE. THERE IT IS.>>Drew: NICE CALL. GETS AWAY. JACK BLAKE COULDN’T COLLECT.>>Eddie: HE GOT JUST A LITTLE UNDER THAT. BLAKE MADE A RUN INSIDE THE SIX AND THEN PULLED BACK ALL BY HIMSELF.>>Drew: THERE WAS NOBODY CLOSE TO HIM.>>Eddie: NOBODY. THE TENDENCY OF DEFENDERS IS TO GO FORWARD GOAL. SCHÄFER GOT A LITTLE TOO MUCH UNDER THAT BALL.>>Drew: A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO AGAINST BETHLEHEM, THEY CAME BACK WITH TWO ELECTRIFYING GOALS TO TAKE THE 2-0 VICTORY. HERE, A SIMILAR SITUATION TONIGHT WAITING FOR THE FIRST GOAL. ROWDIES CERTAINLY HAD CHANCES HERE IN THE SECOND HALF.>>Eddie: I THINK THE CROWD HERE, DREW, THEY ARE EXPECTING GOALS HERE TONIGHT. CRISTIAN PORTILLA WITH THE HIGH KICK. THE HOME CROWD IS EXPECTING GOALS. WHEN YOU HAVE ALL OF THESE PLAYERS WITH THE ABILITY TO SCORE GOALS. BLAKE, SCHÄFER, AND, OF COURSE, THE MAN OF THE HOUR, GEORGI HRISTOV. ONLY TWO MORE GOALS TO TILE THE RECORD. THREE TO BREAK IT.>>Drew: THE RECORD IS 57 GOALS. HE MADE IN 1975 TO 1978. 1975, A YEAR FOR THIS INCREDIBLE FRANCHISE, TAMPA BAY ROWDIES.>>Eddie: THEY WON A CHAMPIONSHIP, 1975. I HAVE NEVER SEEN THAT.>>Drew: HERE COMES OTTAWA. OTTAWA HAS SOME NUMBERS NOW. ATTACKING FROM THE RIGHT. A BIT OF SPACE TO WORK WITH. NICE ONE-TWO. MIZELL THERE TO TAKE CARE OF THINGS. THE USL OFFICIAL Facebook PAGE BRINGS YOU ACROSS THE LEAGUE WITH NEWS, HIGHLIGHTS AND INTER ACTIVE FEATURES LIKE THE USL ON Facebook TO GET THE LEAGUE’S BEST CONTENT DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOU.>>Eddie: GREAT JOB BY BRUNA THE ARGENTINE WITH THE ONE-TWO. HE THOUGHT OLIVEIRA WAS THROUGH. A BETTER JOB BY THE CAPTAIN AND GOALKEEPER CODY MIZELL. HE HAS BEEN VERY EFFECTIVE. NOT A LOT TO DO.>>Drew: MARCEL SCHÄFER GETS ONE ON POINT. IT’S A GOAL! GEORGI HRISTOV! [CHEERING]>>Eddie: WE TALKED ABOUT THE MAN OF THE HOUR. GEORGI DOING WHAT HE DOES BEST. RIGHT ON MONEY. RIGHT ON HIS HEAD. GEORGI HRISTOV. NEAR POST. NOTHING IRVING COULD DO. JUST LIKE THAT, WE TALKED ABOUT CAN HE DO IT AT HOME? NOTHING LIKE DOING IT WHEN IT COUNTS. THE ENTIRE STADIUM IS WAITING FOR THAT GOAL. GEORGI HRISTOV ONE GOAL AWAY FROM TYING THE RECORD. WHAT A GOAL THAT WAS, DREW.>>Drew: ANOTHER STROKE OF BRILLIANCE FROM THE BULGARIAN.>>Eddie: THE GERMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHÄFER. LEFT FOOT IN-SWINGER RIGHT ON THE MONEY.>>Drew: 56th CAREER GOAL FOR GEORGI HRISTOV. THEY LOVE THEIR SUPERSTAR, WHAT HE HAS MEANT FOR THIS FRANCHISE. I ASKED STUART CAMPBELL IN THE PRE-GAME. TALKING ABOUT THAT MARK IN THE LOCKER ROOM. HE DID NOT DENY IT WAS CERTAINLY A TOPIC.>>Eddie: DID YOU LOOK AT THE BENCH FOR OTTAWA? COACH POPOVIC I GUARANTEE YOU WAS GETTING READY TO TAKE OUT A FORWARD FOR A DEFENDER. SITTING BACK AND SHUTTING IT DOWN. THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING FOR OTTAWA. NOW HE CANNOT AFFORD TO SIT BACK. YOU SEE ONE GOAL AWAY FROM TYING THE RECORD FOR GEORGI HRISTOV. THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING FOR THE ROWDIES. NOW IT GIVES YOU THE FREEDOM, THAT FLEXIBILITY TO CONTINUE TO GO FORWARD. I WANT TO TELL YOU GEORGI HRISTOV IS THINKING OF THE RECORD NOW. LOOK AT THE CLOCK. PLENTY OF TIME.>>Drew: A SUBSTITUTION AS TONY TAYLOR, A FORWARD WITH THREE GOALS, LAST YEAR PLAYING FOR THE JACKSONVILLE ARMADA. HE COMES IN TRYING TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION. THIS IS A PLAYER THAT COACH POPOVIC IS CERTAINLY VERY HIGH ON.>>TONY TAYLOR DID A GREAT JOB, A TEAMMATE OF JACK BLAKE, PLAYING THE PORTUGUESE SECOND DIVISION A PRODUCT OF JACKSONVILLE.>>Drew: TAMPA BAY ROWDIES WITH A GOAL BY GEORGI HRISTOV TO GIVE THEM A 1-0 ADVANTAGE. THIS CROWD IS STILL BUZZING.>>Eddie: POPOVIC BRINGING A FORWARD IN. TONY TAYLOR. A LOT OF PACE. GREAT ON FREE KICKS AS WELL. I HAD A CHANCE TO CALL SOME OF HIS GAMES LAST YEAR. DEFINITELY A THREAT FOR OTTAWA.>>Drew: COLLECTED. WELL SET UP BY TAMPA BAY. NOW THE WRAP-AROUND. JOE COLE SENDS IT BACK OUT VERY INTELLIGENTLY.>>Eddie: EVERY SINGLE ONE OF OTTAWA’S PLAYERS DEFENDING IN THEIR OWN HALF. YOU CAN SEE THE SPEED OF TAYLOR AS SOON AS HE CAME IN THIS GAME. HE NORMALLY PLAYS AS A NO. 10, NO. 9. I THINK HE WILL COME OUT ON THE RIGHT FLANK FOR OTTAWA.>>Drew: SALAZAR HAD IT TAKEN AWAY. AGAIN, IT’S JACK BLAKE.>>Eddie: GIVEN AWAY BY FLEMMINGS.>>Drew: JUNIOR FLEMMINGS HAS NOT BEEN SURE WITH THE BALL. HE HAS STRUGGLED A LITTLE BIT.>>Eddie: YOU HAVE TO GET BETTER TECHNICALLY ON THE BALL, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ARE NOT HAVING YOUR BEST GAME. YOU HAVE TO CONNECT THE DOTS. THAT’S A SIMPLE PASS. A LOT OF TIMES YOU THINK ABOUT THE NEXT PASS, THE NEXT SEQUENCE. YOU CONNECT THE LITTLE ONE. YOU TRY TO GET PLAY ON THE BACKHEEL. BACKHEEL TO THE OPPOSITE TEAM.>>Drew: HAVE YOUR WAY OF THE USL PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH AND WHICH WILL GET THE GAME OF THE MONTH AND SAVE OF THE MONTH AWARDS. CAST YOUR VOTE AT USL SOCCER.com. TAMPA BAY ATTACKING, LEO FERNANDES. HE IS SO GOOD WHEN HE DECIDES TO GO NORTH-SOUTH. JOE COLE. SEND IT TO THE RIGHT. TAKEN AWAY.>>Eddie: FLEMMINGS ALMOST HAD HIM. ONCE AGAIN, YOU TALK ABOUT THAT MATCH THE WHOLE GAME BETWEEN FLEMMINGS RIGHT THERE. THE LEFT FULL BACK. SHOULD WE PICK A DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE MONTH, I’LL GIVE YOU TWO PLAYERS, GEORGI HRISTOV.>>Drew: THIRD SEASON WITH THE FURY. SUCH A SURE PASSER, 81% PASSING. THEY RELY ON HIM BIG TIME.>>Eddie: HE CAN USE HIS FRAME, THAT BIG SIZE. YOU CAN SEE THE SPEED OF TONY TAYLOR IN FRONT. 99. SCORING EIGHT GOALS. RIGHT ALONGSIDE JACK BLAKE.>>Drew: LAST TWO SEASONS WITH THE SWOPE PARK RANGERS WHERE COACH POPOVIC COMES FROM. NATURAL TO BRING HIM OVER.>>Eddie: I’M SURPRISED HE DIDN’T BRING MORE PLAYERS. USUALLY A COACH, WHEN HE GETS A NEW JOB, HE BRINGS FOUR OR FIVE PLAYERS WHO KNOW THE SYSTEM SO WELL. THEY CAN COME IN AND GO TO WORK.>>Drew: FOR VIEWERS IN TAMPA BAY YOUR NEXT CHANCE TO CATCH JOE COLE AND GEORGI HRISTOV, TWO WEEKS FROM TONIGHT VERSUS THE REAL MONARCHS. HEATHER DONNELLY AND THE PRE-GAME SHOW WITH EDDIE RODRIGUEZ ON THIS TV TAMPA BAY. COACH STUART CAMPBELL HAS SUCH A CALM DEMEANORRER. I THINK THAT HELPS IN ROWDIES TEAM SO MUCH. ESPECIALLY IN TOUGH MOMENTS WHEN THEY STRUGGLE JUST A LITTLE BIT. THE LONG AND DRAWN-OUT USL SEASON, YOU ALWAYS HAVE MOMENTS WHERE YOU CAN’T PANIC. OTHER TEAMS WILL HAVE THE BETTER OF YOU CERTAIN NIGHTS. LAST WEEK WAS ONE OF THOSE AT LOUISVILLE. GREAT JOB BY COACH CAMPBELL KEEP KEEPING THEM IN THE RIGHT NEXT.>>Eddie: DOS SANTOS COMES IN.>>Drew: SCHÄFER HAS BEEN tampa.thistv.com SPOT ONE TOO OFF TONIGHT. NOT HAPPY RIGHT NOW AS HE GETS UP. HE HAS WORDS FOR THE OTTAWA FRONT LINE.>>Eddie: THOSE ARE SITUATIONS WHERE THERE ARE LATE TACKLES. WHEN YOU ARE LATE TO A TACKLE, YOU WILL USUALLY MAKE CONTACT WITH A PLAYER. NORMALLY YOU TAKE CONTACT WITH THE PART OF THE ANKLE WHERE IT IS PAINFUL. THAT’S WHY SCHÄFER IS NOT HAPPY. A LOT OF TIMES REFEREES, THEY JUST MISS IT. THEY ARE NOT GOING TO GIVE YOU THE CALL. THEY WILL NOT GET A CARD. YOU ARE DEALING WITH THE PAIN AND SUFFERING. TRUST ME, SHIVER IS NOT THE TYÄE OF PLAYER TO FAKE INJURIES. THE PHYSICALITY OF THE GAME, DREW, EVERY TIME THEY MAKE YOU PAY FOR SPACE, FOR TIME ON THE BALL. THEY ARE ALWAYS HITTING YOU FROM BEHIND. TRUST ME, HE IS USED TO GETTING HIT FROM BEHIND.>>Drew: DIXON HAD IT TAKEN AWAY. ANOTHER ROWDY TRYING TO GAIN POSSESSION. WE APPROACH THE 70th MINUTE AT AL LANG STADIUM, DOWNTOWN ST. PETE. 1 YOU ON LEAD FOR THE ROWDIES. A GOAL BY GEORGI HRISTOV.>>Eddie: GREAT JOB KEEPING POSSESSIONEN THEY PLAY IT BACK TO NEILL COLLINS. GORSKIE. HERE HE COMES WITH THE BALL.>>Drew: NAJEM, GREAT PASS. ANOTHER ONE BY JACK BLAKE. HE WILL TEE IT UP. IT’S A GOAL! LEO FERNANDES! LEO FERNANDES WITH A GREAT LEFT-FOOT STAB. WE TALKED ABOUT THE ROWDIES’ ABILITY TO KEEP THE BALL GOING FORWARD. JACK GETS THE BALL WIDE TO FERNANDES. OHIO ABOUT THAT LITTLE TOUCH AT THE FAR POST. AN OWN GOAL. THEY WILL GIVE IT TO FERNANDES ANYWAY. HE EARNED IT. GREAT TOUCH. HE WAS LOOKING FOR GEORGI HRISTOV FOR A TAP-IN. YOU SEE THE DEFENDER MAKES CONTACT. GIVE CREDIT TO THE ENTIRE TEAM BY THE ROWDIES. THE BALL WENT ALL THE WAY BACK TO NEILL COLLINS. HE SKIES THE PLAY. GORSKIE ON THE RIGHT. THEY PLAY THE BALL. DAVID NAJEM WITH A GREAT RUN OUT OF THE BACK BEFORE IT GOES TO JACK BLAKE AND FERNANDES GETS THE SHOT. SEVEN PLAYERS FROM THE ROWDIES GOT A TOUCH IN THAT.>>Drew: IT WAS OFF THE FOOT OF CHRIS MANNELLA. ATTACKING AGAIN, FERNANDES, WHY NOT. THE BEAUTIFUL PASS. THE FINISH, THE REBOUND. TRY AGAIN! OFF THE HANDS. SOMEHOW KEPT OUT. HE HAD A DEAD CENTER LOOK AND COULD NOT PUT IT AWAY. GREAT JOB BY — THREE DIFFERENT LOOKS. CORNER KICK BROUGHT TO YOU BY ASHLEY HOME STORES. SECOND OF THE NIGHT FOR THE ROWDIES. RIGHT NOW THEY HAVE OTTAWA OWE THEIR HEELS. EDDIE, YOU CALLED IT THE START OF THE SECOND HALF. YOU COULD 16 THE LEGS FOR THE FURY WERE JUST A LITTLE HEAVY. MEANWHILE, TAMPA BAY, THAT ROWDIES’ MACHINE HAS KEPT ON CHIPPING AWAY. HERE IS SCHÄFER ONCE AGAIN DOING HIS THING.>>Eddie: FERNANDES, SCHÄFER, SECOND CHANCE. GREAT SAVE BY THE GOALKEEPER. HE GETS UP AGAIN.>>Drew: ROWDIES RIGHT NOW FEELING IT. THAT BALL GOES OUT FOR THE GRAB. THIS COULD EASILY BE 6-0, VERY EASILY. 3-0. IT WILL BE 3-0 AFTER THAT FROM OTTAWA. THE FACT IS, THEY HAVE 18 MINUTES, DREW. THEY CAN STILL DO SOME DAMAGE. THE WAY THEY ARE MOVING THE BALL OUT OF THE BACK COURTESY OF THE BIG GUY, NEILL COLLINS. HE STARTED EVERYTHING OUT OF THE BACK. HE HAS THE ABILITY TO GO SIDE TO SIDE TO KEEP THE BALL. HE LEADS THE TROOPS TO SUSTAIN NICE. EVERYTHING STARTS OUT OF THE BACK. HE STAYS WITH THE BALL, HE STAYS CENTRAL. HE WILL KEEP THE SHAPE DEFENSIVELY. MEANTIME, YOU ARE GOING FORD WITH THE BALL. YOU SEE SCHÄFER ONCE AGAIN. YOU SEE GORSKIE SWITCHING THE POINT OF ATTACK. THAT’S HOW THEY ARE DOING FORWARD.>>Drew: THE MAYER WHO COMES IN, SITO SEOANE FINALLY ENTERS IN THE 73rd MINUTE.>>Eddie: HE GOT THAT GOAL AGAINST THE CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENTS.>>Drew: TOUCH THERE PORTILLOS. NOT MANY CHANCES. GOOD LOOKS FOR THE FURY. ROWDIES HAVE DOMINATED THE ACTION.>>Eddie: I’M SURPRISED TONY TAYLOR CAME IN TO PLAY RIGHT MID. IN THAT SYSTEM IMPLEMENTED BY POPOVIC, YOU HAVE TO — HE HAS ABILITY TO RUN FROM THE BACK. A PLAYER WITH A LOT OF SPEED. ONCE AGAIN, COLLINS HAS LEGISLATIVE TIME JUST KEEPING THE SHAPE FOR THE ROWDIES. HE DOES IT SO WELL. HE CAN START THE COUNTERATTACK FROM THE BACK.>>Drew: DOES HE HAVE ANOTHER SHOT? NOT THIS TIME. IRVING COLLECTING FOR OTTAWA. LIVE ACTION HERE ON THE PITCH. AL LANG AND THE FANS ABSOLUTELY LOVING IT. I’LL TELL YOU WHAT, THIS ROWDIES TEAM THEY CAN CERTAINLY PLAY AN EXCITING AND EXHILARATING BRANDS OF SOCCER. THAT IS WHY THERE IS SO MUCH ACTIVISM FOR 2018.>>Eddie: GET USED TO IT. THIS IS WHEN YOU WILL SEE THE ROWDIES WORKING AGAINST TEAMS LIKE OTTAWA. THEY ARE A TEAM THAT IS FIT APPEAR TEAM THAT CAN PLAY TOGETHER APPEAR TEAM THAT CAN PLAY TOGETHER AND JUST THE WAY THEY COME OUT OF THE BACK WHILE POSSESSING THE BALL. THEY ARE A DYNAMIC TEAM. THEY WILL DO A LOT OF DAMAGE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.>>Drew: NOW THE ROWDIES. FERNANDES TRIED TO FIND GEORGI HRISTOV. A LOT OF ATTACKING, THEY WANT TO SCORE GOALS. TEND TO GET THE BALL A LITTLE MORE THAN USUAL, SO YOU TRY TO FORCE IT A LITTLE BIT. LEO FERNANDES, YOU TRY TO GET THE BALL SO HE CAN SCORE A GOAL.>>Drew: HESITATION. THAT IS TOUGH TO HANDLE. MIZELL MAY HAVE GOTTEN A PINKIE ON THAT RIGHT POST.>>Eddie: I WAS TALKING ABOUT TONY TAYLOR. THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS HE DOES SO WELL. HE CAN PLAY ALTER FRONT. GREAT DIVE, HE GOES DIAGONAL. HE DID NOT TOUCH THE BALL. CAN YOU SEE HIM TALKING TO THE LINESMAN. TONY TAYLOR COMING OUT OF THE BACK WITH A GOOD LEFT-FOOTED SHOT TRYING TO GET SOMETHING GOING FOR OTTAWA.>>Drew: GOOD BALL BY THE FURY. MIZELL THERE TO TAKE IT AWAY. SEND IT DOWN ON THE FIELD. HEATHER HAS AN UPDATE FOR US.>>Heather: AN UPDATE ON JOE COLE. STUART CAMPBELL GOT HIS ATTENTION FROM THE SIDELINE AND ASKED HIM, JOE, ARE YOU DOING ALL RIGHT? HE GAVE HIM A BIG THUMBS UP. THE ROWDIES HAVE TWO SUBS LEFT. DOESN’T LOOK LIKE JOE COLE WILL BE ONE. AT LEAST NOT IN THE NEAR FUTURE.>>Eddie: NO CHANCE JOE COLE WILL ASK TO COME OUT OF A GAME. WITH ALL OF THAT EXPERIENCE, HE LOVES TOE PLAY, ESPECIALLY LATE IN THE GAME. HE SETS THE PACE TO COMPETE. HE WILL TRY TO GET HIS OWN GOAL, TRUST ME.>>Drew: FERNANDES DOES NOT GIVE UP ON IT. HOW ABOUT FANCY FOOTWORK. LEO FERNANDES, YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING ME! LEO FERNANDES ONCE AGAIN WITH A MOMENT OF BRILLIANCE. A COUPLE OF STAKEHOLDERS INSIDE THE SIX. A LITTLE SHAKE AND BAKE FROM THE LEFT-FOOTED PLAYER. ONE-TWO. GOES NEAR POST. GETS A GOALKEEPER GOING BACKWARDS.>>Drew: I TOLD YOU THE ROWDIES WOULD START BREAKING DOWN TEAMS LATE IN GAMES.>>Eddie: THIS IS A CLEAR EXAMPLE OF THAT. WHEN YOU ARE FIT. WHEN YOU ARE A TECHNICAL TEAM. WHEN YOU CAN KEEP THE BALL AND SWITCH THE POINT OF ATTACK, THAT’S WHAT WILL HAPPEN. LEO FERNANDES WITH THE SECOND GOAL. HIS FOURTH OF THE SEASON. SECOND TONIGHT. WHAT A GREAT DELIVERY. HE IS TRYING WITH THE BALL, GREAT GOAL.>>Drew: THAT IS WHAT YOU CALL SCHOOLYARD. WHICH TEAMS ARE HITTING PEAK PERFORMANCE IN THE USL, FIND OUT EVERY MONDAY AFTERNOON WHEN POWER RANKINGS ARE RELEASED TO SEE WHERE YOUR TEAM REANKS AFTER ITS MOST RECENT RESULTS. DREW.>>Eddie: HARD TO THINK WE ARE 0-0, ARE WE GOING TO GET A GOAL. I TOLD YOU WE WILL GET A GOAL. THE HOME CROWD WERE ASKING FOR IT. GEORGI HRISTOV WASN’T GOING AWAY WITHOUT SCORING AT LEAST ONE.>>Drew: THE FLOODGATES HAVE OPENED-IN-ST. PETE.>>Eddie: GUESS WHAT. IT’S NOT OVER YET. 13 MINUTES PLUS STOPPAGE TIME. THE REFEREE GIVING A YELLOW TO GEORGI HRISTOV. ACTUALLY IT WENT TO MARCEL SCHÄFER.>>Drew: YES, IT WILL GO TO SCHÄFER. SCHÄFER HAS HAD A ROUGH NIGHT JUST TAKING BUMPS AND GETTING FRUSTRATED AS THE NIGHT GOES ON. HE HAS PAID THE PRICE.>>Eddie: AFTER A WHILE YOU DISH OUT A FEW FOULS AND THAT’S WHAT COULD HAPPEN, AS WE SEE SUBSTITUTION FOR THE ROWDIES.>>Drew: GRAF WILL CHECK IN FOR TAMPA BAY. HE SCORED11 GOALS FOR THE ROCHESTER RHINOS LAST YEAR. GEORGI HRISTOV WILL GET A WELL-DESERVED ROUND OF APPLAUSE. HIS GREATNESS IS ONCE AGAIN ON DISPLAY HERE TONIGHT AT AL LANG.>>Eddie: GREAT PERFORMANCE BY GEORGI HRISTOV, NOT ONLY SCORED THE FIRST GOAL. HE IS A PLAYER ALWAYS, ALWAYS TRYING TO GO FORWARD. ALWAYS TRYING TO EITHER SCORE OR ASSIST.>>Drew: CATCH HOLLYWOOD’S GREATEST STARS ON THIS TV TAMPA BAY. CATCH ALL THE STARS IN YOUR FAIST TAMPA BAY ROWDIES, INCLUDING COLE, HRISTOV, AND SCHÄFER. THIS TV TAMPA BAY, FIRST 24 MOVIE CHANNEL AND THE HOME OF TAMPA BAY ROWDIES SOCCER. IT’S A NIGHT FOR GEORGI HRISTOV IS DONE. HE IS 33 YEARS OLD. HE RUNS LIKE HE IS STILL 18 YEARS OLD. FOR THE ROWDIES, THERE IS KNOW DOUBT WHERE THEY WANT THE BALL TO GO. ANOTHER FORWARD SCORING GOALS AGAINST MLS TEAMS. ANOTHER PLAYER BY THIS BENCH WHO IS HUNGRY, TRUST ME. WHEN YOU COME OAF THE FIELD AND YOU ARE A FORWARD, YOU WANT TOE MAKE SURE YOU LEO FERNANDES — YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE YOUR MARK. THAT’S LANCE ROZEBOOM. HE IS A FORMER OTTAWA FURY MEMBER WHO WILL COME IN AGAINST HIS FORMER TEAM. MARCEL SCHÄFER WILL GET A BREAK. SCHÄFER HAVING A WORD WITH THE FOURTH OFFICIAL. HE WILL COMPLAIN ABOUT NOT GETTING THOSE GOALS. IF YOU DON’T GET THE CALLS, YOU STILL GET THE FOUL. IT DOESN’T MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD WHEN YOU DON’T EVEN GET THE FOUL. THAT’S FRUSTRATION BY THE GERMAN INTERNATIONAL.>>Drew: I LIKE THE FACT THIS LATE IN THE GAME, 81st MINUTE UNYOU SEE HIM STILL RUNNING BACK. JOE COLE, EVEN SCHÄFER. DEFENSIVELY TACTICAL DISCIPLINE, DREW, THAT’S THE NAME OF THIS GAME. EVEN LATE IN THE GAME. EVEN UP 3-0, HE HAS THE ABILITY TO RUN BACK AND WIN THE BALL TIME AND TIME AGAIN. REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY ARE 18, THE FACT THEY ARE RUNNING AND PLAYING DEFENSE, THAT’S HUGE.>>Drew: THAT WENT INTO THE WALL OF THE GREEN AND GOLD. LEO FERNANDES WILL TAKE IT OUT, OUT FOR TAMPA BAY. FERNANDES, ANOTHER MARVELOUS NIGHT FOR THE ROWDIES. FERNANDES CONTINUING THIS RUN. SHOT, AND DEFLECTED AT JUST THE LAST MOMENT. IT NEARLY WAS 4-0. AGAIN, THE PERSEVERANCE, THE ATHLETICISM OF FERNANDES KEEPING THAT BALL ALIVE.>>Eddie: DREW, HE JUST PLAYS ON, WAS ABLE TO GET A CROSS AND JUST LIKE THAT, THAT COULD HAVE BEEN A GOAL.>>Drew: ESPN PLUS IS THE NEW STREAMING HOME OF THE USL OF THE UNITED STATES. WATCH ACTION AT USL PLAYOFFS STARTING SATURDAY APRIL 14. VISIT uslsoccer.com FOR MORE DETAILS. DREW FELLIOS, EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, AND HEATHER DONNELLY. YOU’RE WATCHING TAMPA BAY ROWDIES SOCCER ON THIS TV TAMPA BAY. ROWDIES DID NOT SCORE THROUGH THE FIRST 60s MINUTES. THEN THE FLOODGATES OPENED BEHIND GEORGI HRISTOV’S HEADER. SINCE THEN IT’S ALL TAMPA BAY.>>Eddie: INTERESTING, DREW. WE KNOW THE STYLE OF STUART CAMPBELL, THE HEAD COACH, IT’S ABOUT ATTACKING. IT’S ABOUT ATTACKING WELL. KEEPING THE BALL AT YOUR FEET, CREATING WIDTH, CREATING CHANCES, GETTING THE BALL TO THE FAR POST. LEO FERNANDES, TWO GOALS, A COUPLE OF GREAT SERVICES FROM THE OUTSIDE IN. JUST THE WAY HE CAME IN AND JUST PRETTY MUCH CAPITALIZED EVERY TIME HE GETS THE CHANCE, HE IS GOING FORWARD GOAL. LANCE ROZEBOOM.>>Drew: THE CROWD IS ALIVE AND WELL AT AL LANG STADIUM. SUCH A HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE, THE WHOLE SOCCER EXPERIENCE, JUST MAGNIFIED HERE AT HOME FOR THE ROWDIES. EDDIE, ONE MORE THING, HOW ABOUT SCREEN WITH THE ADVERTISEMENTS CONSTANTLY CHANGING A NEW FEATURE AT AL LANG STADIUM. IT JUST REALLY ADDS TO THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE, DOESN’T IT?>>Eddie: ONE OF THE B BEST VENS OF THE USL. WE KNEW THERE WOULD BE RAIN, THERE WOULD BE THUNDERSTORMS AND THIS IS THE CROWD WE GET HERE. IMAGINE A NORMAL DAY WITH NO RAIN.>>Drew: APPROACHING SLOWLY FOR THE ROWDIES. TAKES A SHOT. BLAKE COULDN’T CONTROL. ANOTHER SHOT FROM STRAIGHT ON. WHY NOT. IT’S JOE COLE.>>Eddie: I TOLD YOU HE WANTED HIS OWN GOAL. WHEN THE GAME IS ON THE LINE, DREW,IO COAL REFUSES TO GO AWAY QUIETLY. GREAT STRIKE BY THE ENGLISH INTERNATIONAL. ONCE AGAIN, LOOK AT THE BUILDUP. DAVID NAJEM, HE TAKES A SHOT. DEFLECTION. BLAKE AND COLE TO THE FAR POST.>>Drew: THE FORMER CHELSEA STAR, ALL THEY WANTED WAS A JOE COLE GOAL AND HE GOT IT IN THE 86th.>>Eddie: ONCE AGAIN, DREW, YOU TALKED ABOUT NOT GETTING GOALS AFTER THE 60 MINUTE MARK. WE GOT FOUR IN THE LAST 20.>>Drew: SO MUCH FOR THE POSSIBLE SHUTOUT THAT HAD NOT HAPPENED SINCE AUGUST OF 2016.>>Eddie: SO MUCH FOR WE STILL HAVE FIVE MINUTES PLUS STOPPAGE TIME. PLAYERS LIKE ROZEBOOM WOULD LOVE TO GET ONE. PLAYERS WHO ARE LOOKING TO GET MORE MINUTES SO THEY CAN BECOME STARTERS, TRYING TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION ON THE COACHING STAFF. LOOK AT THAT, MR. CAVALIER, NEILL COLLINS. MISTAKE-FREE TONIGHT. THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT OUT OF YOUR SUPER BOWLS. COOL, CALM AND COLLECTS.>>Drew: 87th MINUTE. TAMPA BAY ROWDIES ON THE BRINK OF SECURING ANOTHER THREE POINTS. TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS HERE AT HOME. WE TALKED TO COACH CAMPBELL EARLIER THIS WEEK. I THINK, NUMBER ONE, TAKE CARE OF ALL OF YOUR BUSINESS AT HOME WHEN YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO. HE SAID TOTAL, EVERY TIME WE SEE THAT OUR GOAL IS AT LEAST TWO POINTS. WHAT HE MEANS, HE KNOWS YOU WILL CONCEDE A FEW. BUT YOU TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS HERE AT HOME, YOU WILL BE IN GOOD SHAPE.>>Eddie: SHE ASKED ME OHIO DID THE ROWDIES COME BACK HOME AND ONCE AGAIN GET THE WINNING WAYS. THIS IS HOW. THEY CAME BACK. ONCE AGAIN THEY IMPLEMENT THEIR SYSTEM. THEY NEVER WENT AWAY. THEY KEPT FIGHTING. BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, IT’S 4-0 WITH MULTIPLE STRIKERS SCORING GOALS. YOU PLAY YOUR STYLE AT HOME IN FRONT OF A VERY HUNGRY –>>Drew: WAITING FOR A WIN FOR SURE. HUNTER GORSKIE.>>Eddie: YOU’RE RIGHT. THE REFEREE CALLS IT.>>Drew: AND I KNOW, EDDIE, WE DON’T TALK ABOUT RECORDS TOO MUCH. KEY GOALS WILL COME FIRST. TALK ABOUT WHAT GEORGI HRISTOV IS ON THE BRINK OF DOING THAT RECORD, 57 GOALS ALL-TIME HELD BY DEREK IS A FORTY-YEAR-OLD RECORD THAT IS BIG TIME. IT WILL BE A HUGE MOMENT WHEN HRISTOV EVENTUALLY BREAKS IT. I ONLY HOPE IT HAPPENS AT HOME.>>Eddie: SO DO I. IT LOOKED LIKE A GREAT CHANCE. HERE IS THE THING, KNOWING THE ROWDIES ARE PLAYING A GREAT BRAND OF SOCCER, IT WILL HELP NOT ONLY GEORGI HRISTOV. YEAH, HE WILL BREAK THE RECORD. BUT IT’S A MATTER OF TIME. NOT ONLY WHEN BUT IF. HE WILL DO IT, HOPE HE DOES IT AT HOME. THE FACT THEY ARE PLAYING GOOD SOCCER. YOU SEE THE FOUL RIGHT HERE. THAT’S A STRAIGHT RED.>>Drew: HE WILL BE SENT OFF. OBASI.>>Eddie: WHEN YOU SEE THE INTENTION.>>Drew: UNFORTUNATE IT HAPPENS IN THE 90th MINUTE.>>Eddie: HE HAD A GREAT GAME. WATCH THIS. SEE THE GRAB RIGHT THERE? WATCH HIM STEPPING ON HIM. SEE THAT? THAT’S RIGHT THERE. WHEN YOU ARE GOING OUT OF YOUR WAY TO HURT SOMEONE AND IT PUTS SOMEONE ON THE GROUND DEFENSELESS. THAT’S THE KEY WORD. DEFENSELESS. HE CANNOT DEFEND HIMSELF. THAT’S WHY HE GETS A STRAIGHT RED. DON’TEN SURPRISED IT’S A STRAIGHT RED WITH AT LEAST TWO-GAME SUSPENSION. YOU CAN TELL THE COACH, NIKOLA POPOVIC, IT’S NOT SOMETHING HE PREACHES. NOT SOMETHING HE IS ABOUT. HE IS VERY DISAPPOINTED ABOUT THAT PLAY. HE JUST LOST HIS HEAD. 4-0. YOU DON’T DO THAT. ESPECIALLY WHEN ANOTHER PLAYER IS ON THE GROUND. NOT MUCH YOU CAN DO TO DEFEND HIMSELF.>>Drew: OTTAWA HEADS TO PITTSBURGH A WEEK FROM TONIGHT. THEY WILL NOT HAVE THE SERVICES OF OBASI. NOT JUST HERE TONIGHT, IT’S THE FOLLOWING MATCH. THAT LOSS WILL STING THIS TEAM. NOW HE IS TRYING TO COSE THIS STRONG. STILL WORKING OUT OF THE CORNER. THE CROWD SATISFIED LEAVING HERE VICTORIOUS 4-0. THEY WANT ONE MORE.>>Eddie: HE IS TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS IN THE CORNER. GUENZATTI. SITO SEOANE TRIPS HIM UP. THE FRUSTRATION OF THE FURY BEING FELT RIGHT NOW. ANOTHER YELLOW BEING DEALT. SITO SEOANE WITH A YELLOW CARD. WUPS AGAIN, THAT’S FRUSTRATION. ONCE AGAIN, THAT’S FRUSTRATION. DIXON HAVING A WORD WITH THE REF. DOS SANTOS AS WELL.>>Drew: AT THIS POINT WHERE IT BE SAFE TO SAY IF YOU ARE OTTAWA, YOU ARE DEFINITELY NOT COMING BACK IN THIS GAME.>>Eddie: YOU HAVE TO KEEP WORKING HARD AND GET AWAY FROM RED CARDS AND YELLOW CARDS.TING- FINISH THE GAME THE WAY YOU STARTED. THEY ARE A GOOD TEAM. THEY ARE WELL-COACHED. WE TALKED ABOUT FEELING THE DEHYDRATION AND FEELING THE DIFFERENCE IN TEMPERATURES COMING FROM UP NORTH. IT’S A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THE ROWDIES JUST PLAY THE GAME. THEY WILL COME OUT OF THE BACK. THEY LIKE TO CREATE THINGS AT THE BACK. SEE HOW THEY ARE KEEPING THE BALL? THEY ARE HAPPY KEEPING POSSESSION OF THE BALL.>>Drew: ANOTHER CROSS! AND A GOAL! ZACH PORTILLOS GETS INTO THE SCORING HABIT. EVERYBODY SCORES TONIGHT HERE AT AL LANG. PORTILLOS GOING FORWARD. WE TALKED ABOUT THEY FIND THAT SPACE IN THE BACK. ALL KINDS OF SPACE. ONCE AGAIN, WHAT A GREAT BALL BY LEO FERNANDES. PORTILLOS HEADS THE BALL AT ITS HIGHEST POINT. HOW ABOUT THIS SERVICE RIGHT HERE? PORTILLOS, FAR POST. MAKE IT 5-0. OTTAWA IS PLAYING WITH ONE LESS PLAYER. THEREFORE YOU WILL HAVE MORE SPACE.>>Drew: HOW ABOUT ZACH PORTILLOS, TWO ACHILLES TEARS HE HAS OVERCOME IN HIS YOUNG CAREER. AND THAT WILL DO IT. A DOMINATING PERFORMANCE BY THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES. EMBRACING CODY MIZELL AND ZACH PORTILLOS. ONE HAPPY YOUNG STAR RIGHT NOW. SEND IT TO THE FIELD. HEATHER DONNELLY WITH STUART CAMPBELL.>>Heather: THANK YOU, DREW. COACH AFTER GOING SCORELESS IN THE FIRST HALF AND THEN SCORING FIVE GOALS IN THE SECOND HALF, WHAT MADE THE DIFFERENCE IN THE LATTER MINUTES?>>WE HAD MULTIPLE CHANCES. AND THEN AT HALF TIME WE SPOKE OF BEING PATIENT, THE FACT THAT AND THAT PROVED TO BE THE CASE.>>Heather: YOU ARE BACK AT HOME IN FRONT OF YOUR HOME CROWD. YOU GOT TO PLAY ON YOUR FIELD, PLAY YOUR GAME. HOW NICE WAS THAT, PLAY LIKE THE ROWDIES THIS WEEK?>>I CAN’T SPEAK HIGHLY ENOUGH ABOUT THE FANS, WHAT THEY GENERATE TONIGHT. THEY TURN OUT IN THE THOUSANDS AND THEY HELPED.>>Heather: THANKS, COACH. GUYS?>>Drew: THOSE MOMENTS THAT YOU JUST SAVOR. GEORGI HRISTOV NEEDED THE SUPERSTAR TO STEP UP. THE BULGARIAN COMES UP STRONG WITH THE HEADER.>>Eddie: AS YOU HEARD FROM COACH CAMPBELL. HE SAID WE DIDN’T CHANGE ANYTHING. WE WERE PLAYING WELL, IT WAS A MATTER OF BEING PATIENT. THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT. THEY HAVE TO KEEP PLAYING THE SAME THING, DO WHAT THEY DO BEST, CREATING CHANCES AND THE RESULT WILL COME.>>Drew: THEY DID IT THE BEST TONIGHT. 5-0 THE FINAL. TAMPA BAY ROWDIES OVER THE OTTAWA FURY. YOUR POSTGAME SHOW COMING UP. YOU’RE WATCHING TAMPA BAY ROWDIES SOCCER ON THIS TV TAMPA BAY.>>Drew: FEFTDIVE FINISH AT AL LANG. 5-0 OVER THE OTTAWA FURY. WHAT A NIGHT FOR THE ROWDIES AS THEY GET BACK INTO THE WIN COLUMN. THEY GET THE THREE POINTS OVER THE FURY AT HOLE. GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US. TAKE A DEEP BREATH. IT WAS A THRILLING NIGHT OF SOCCER. FOR A MOMENT YOU THOUGHT HERE WE GO, ROWDIES STRUGGLING OFFENSIVELY. THEN HRISTOV OPENS THE FLOODGATES.>>Eddie: JUST A MATTER OF BE PATIENT AS COACH CAMPBELL TOLD US. AT THE END IT’S ABOUT IMPLEMENTING YOUR SYSTEM, PLAYING YOUR STYLE, KEEPING THE BALL, CREATING CHANCES. AT THE END THE GATES WERE OPEN. IT WAS 5-0 WITH A GREAT BRAND OF SOCCER. THEY HAD ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT GOAL SCORERS. A GREAT GAME TO WATCH.>>Drew: GEORGI HRISTOV ONE CLOSER TO BECOMING THE ALL-TIME LEADER IN SCORING. TAKE A LOOK AT HIGHLIGHTS. CODY MIZELL GETTING A FINGER TIP ON THAT ONE TO DENY IT. MIZELL, VERY ACTIVE NIGHT IN THE NET. ROWDIES, A LITTLE FRUSTRATED THROUGHOUT THE FIRST HALF OF PLAY THAT ONE, HRISTOV GETS IT PAST THE GOALIE, CALLUM IRVING, A TREMENDOUS CHANCE.>>Eddie: IT STARTED WITH THE GREAT DELIVERY TO MINISTER.>>Drew: TAMPA BAY, LEO FERNANDES. AN OWN GOAL AS IT WENT OFF CHRIS MANNELLA. CREDIT FERNANDES HE DID ALL THE WORK.>>Eddie: FERNANDES WORKING WITH FOUR LAYERS. BALL INTO THE BOX. SHOT. KEEPER COMES OFF. HIM. THREE DIFFERENT LOOKS RIGHT HERE. THE GOALKEEPER HAD OTHER PLANS.>>Drew: CALLUM IRVING WAS BACK PEDALLALLING THE ENTIRE SECOND HALF. THE HAD THEM ON HIS HEELS. WATCH THIS GOING THROUGH TWO% DEFENDERS. THE FANCY FOOT WORK, IT LOOKED LIKE HE WAS IN THE SCHOOL YARD.>>Eddie: INSIDE THE SIX. HE WAS TRYING TO CROSS THE BALL. TOOK THE SHOT NEAR POST AND GOT THE GOALKEEPER LEANING TOWARD THE BACK.>>Drew: OHIO ABOUT THAT GOAL — HOW ABOUT THAT GOAL, JOE COLE.>>Eddie: THE ENGLISH INTERNATIONAL WITH A GREAT STRIDE. HOW ABOUT THIS GOAL RIGHT HERE. LEO FERNANDES CROSSING THE BALL. PORTILLOS GETS UP. HITS THE BALL AT ITS HIGHEST POINT. EVERYONE SCORES TONIGHT. MAKING IT 5-0 FOR THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES.>>Drew: THE ROWDIES GET IT DONE. FINAL COUNT, 5-0. ALSO HAD A CHANCE TO TALK TO COACH CAMPBELL, HEATHER, HE HAS TO BE THRILLED WITH WHAT HE WITNESSED.>>Eddie: NOT JUST THE RESULTS. IT’S THE FACT THAT HOW YOU DID IT, YOU CAME OUT AND PLAYED YOUR BRAND. SOCCER. CREATING A LOT OF CHANCES NOT ONLY AT THE BACK. YOUR CENTERS, AND FORWARDS. YOU ARE ABLE TO CAPITALIZE. NO GOALS ALLOWED, THAT’S HUGE.>>Drew: THE ROWDIES GETS A VICTORY. HEATHER DONNELLY IS WITH LEO FERNANDES.>>Heather: SCORING TWO GOALS TONIGHT. BIG NIGHT FOR YOU. YOU HAD A GREAT SEASON SO FAR. WHAT IS WORKING SO WELL FOR YOU? IS.>>I DON’T KNOW, JUST STAYING PATIENT AND PICKING MY OPPORTUNITIES. I HAVEN’T HAD MANY IN THE FIRST HALF. I KNEW THEY WOULD COME IN THE SECOND HALF. I WAS ABLE TO BURY THEM.>>Heather: HOCKEY TALK ABOUT THE SECOND ONEN TELL ME ABOUT THAT GOAL.>>HE KEEPER EXPECTED ME TO CROSS IT. I SAW A LITTLE OPENING. IF I COULD GET A HARD ENOUGH SHOT, LUCKILY IT WENT IN.>>Heather: HOW NICE TOBACCO BACK HOME AFTER PLAYING ON THE ROAD SUFFERING YOUR FIRST LOSS?>>IT’S IMPORTANT. I GET A HUGE BOOST OF ENERGY. IT’S JUST SO MUCH FUN TO PLAY HERE. WE SHOWED THAT THE FIRST TWO GAMES HERE.>>Heather: THANK YOU, LEO. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK ON THIS TV TAMPA BAY.>>TAMPA BAY ROWDIES 5-0 OVER THE OTTAWA FURY. ELECTRIFYING NIGHT OF SOCCER AS THE ROWDIES GO ON TO GET THEIR THIRD WIN OF THE SEASON. WITH EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, DREW FELLIOS. WHAT A NIGHT FOR LEO FERNANDES AS HE ONCE AGAIN SPARKS THE ROWDIES, SCORING THE SECOND AND THIRD GOAL. HE HAD A LITTLE HELP FROM THE OPPOSITION ON THE FIRST AS CHRIS MANNELLA GETS THE OWN GOAL THERE. BUT, STILL, IT WAS CLEARLY THE WORK OF FERNANDES THAT MADE THAT ONE HAPPEN.>>Eddie: FERNANDES, THIS DOUBLE. HE KNOWS THE GOALKEEPER WILL GO TO THE MIDDLE. FERNANDES, THAT’S A DOUBLE STEP. HE HITS THE BALL NEAR POST. THAT’S YOUR LUNAZUL SHOT OF THE GAME.>>Drew: COURTESY OF LEO FERNANDES. HE HAS BEEN DAZZLING THE PAST FEW WEEKS. LET’S SIZE UP SOME OF THE FINAL NUMBERS AS THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES GET THEIR THIRD WIN OF 2018. THE GOALS COMPLETELY DOMINANT. LOOK AT THE SHOTS ON GOAL. REALLY, THAT DOESN’T TELL THE WHOLE STORY. A LOT OF THE OTTAWA SHOTS HAD NO CHANCE.>>Eddie: WHEN YOU TAKE A SHOT FROM 30 OUT, IT’S NOT LIKE SIX YARDS OUT AND HIT THE FRAME. 62.9%, THE ROWDIES WERE ABLE TO PRETTY MUCH DICTATE WHICH WAY THEY WERE GOING. THEY CREATED CHANCES THAT’S WHY THEY WERE VICTORIOUS. QUALITY CHANCES BRING YOU GOALS. HE HAS FIVE IN THE BACK OF THE NET.>>Drew: TAMPA BAY OVER OTTAWA. HARD TO BRING THEY WENT OVER 60 MINUTES WITHOUT A GOAL. THINGS SLOWLY CHANGED AFTER THE ROWDIES GOT THINGS GOING AFTER THE GOAL OF HRISTOV. FANS STILL HANGING AROUND FOR AUTOGRAPHS AND A LITTLE BIT OF FUN DOWN ON THE PITCH. WE ARE BACK WITH MORE POSTGAME SHOW ON THIS TV TAMPA BAY.>>Drew: 5-0 YOUR SCORE. TAMPA BAY ROWDIES GET IT DONE OVER THE OTTAWA FURY. POSTGAME CELEBRATION CONTINUES ON THE PITCH HERE AT AL LANG STADIUM. YOU KNOW, EVERY PLAYER ON THE ROWDIES ROSTER HAS A STORY. FOR ZACH PORTILLOS THAT STORY IS ABOUT PERSEVERING, ABOUT PLAYING ON THROUGH TWO ACHILLES INJURIES. PORTILLOS GETS HIS FIRST POFL GOAL TONIGHT, EDDIE.>>Eddie: IT’S ABOUT PERSEVERING. PEOPLE TELL YOU THAT YOU CAN. HERE IS A STORY ABOUT YOU KEEP PERSEVERING THINGS WILL HAPPEN.>>Drew: HEATHER IS WITH MR. PORTILLOS.>>Heather: PRETTY COOL MOMENT. HOW DOES IT FEEL?>>IT FEELS AMAZING. YOU WORK SO HARD. TO FINALLY GET THE GOAL FEELS GREAT AND TO GET A WIN LIKE THAT IN FRONT OF HOME FANS.>>Heather: YOU SPECIFICALLY ARE RECOVERING FROM BACK-TO-BACK ACHILLES INJURIES. THIS HAS TO BE EXTRA SPECIAL AFTER ALL OF THAT HARD WORK YOU PUT IN TO GET BACK INTO SHAPE AND BE AS A STARTER FOR THE ROWDIES.>>IT’S BEEN A LONG RODE. I CAN’T THANK THE STUFF ENOUGH FOR BELIEVING IN ME AND HELPING OWE WORK THROUGH EVERYTHING. IT WAS A TOUGH TIME. TOUGH TIMES PASS. I FEEL BETTER. IT FEELS GREAT TO GET THE GOAL FOR THE ROWDIES.>>Heather: IT WAS RIGHT IN THE FINAL SECONDS OF THE GAME WHAT HAPPENED?>>IT WAS A GOOD BILLION BY JACKSON AND LEO WAS ON FIRE ALL NIGHT. HE SET ME UP WITH A NICE HEADER. I CLOSED MY EYES AND WENT IN. I WAS LUCKY.>>Heather: THANKS. GUYS.>>Drew: THANK YOU, HEATHER. ZAPTD SCORES. THIS WAS HIS FIFTH GOAL.>>Eddie: GREAT BALL BY LEO FERNANDES. THE GREAT THING ABOUT PORTILLOS HE HIT IT AT THE HIGHEST POINT WITH A GREAT HEADER FAR POST. THAT WAS HIS FIRST PROFESSIONAL GOAL.>>Drew: YOU SEE HIS TEAMMATES, SO EXCITED FOR PORTILLOS. ALL THE HARD WORK HE HAS PUT IN. ONE MORE SEGMENT TO COME. 5-0. THE VICTORY PARTY TIPS FOR THE ROWDIES.>>Drew: WHAT A NIGHT FOR THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES, 5-0 OVER THE OTTAWA FURY. GEORGI HRISTOV GETS TAMPA BAY ON THE BOARD. GEORGI ONE GOAL CLOSER TO BECOMING THE ALL-TIME SCORING LEADER. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE VICTORY HEATHER. FIRST THINGS FIRST, RIGHT?>>Heather: ABSOLUTELY, DREW. BIG WIN FOR YOU GUYS. YOU LOVE TO TALK ABOUT THE TEAL. YOU DON’T LOVE TO TALK ABOUT YOUR OWN ACCOMPLISHMENTS. TALK ABOUT THE WIN. 5-0 VICTORY. HUGE FOR YOU GUYS.>>IT WAS GREAT. WE PLAYED AMAZING, I THINK. EVEN THOUGH WE MISS OUR KANS IN THE FIRST HALF. WE STAYED COMPACT KEPT COMPOSURE AND SECOND HALF, AS WITH THE FIRST HALF, BUT WE JUST MISSED OUR TOUCHES. IT’S TOUGH TO PLAY AGAINST CANADIAN TEAMS. IT GAVE US CONFIDENCE.>>Heather: TALK ABOUT YOUR GOAL. ANOTHER ONE WITH YOUR HEAD. TAKE ME THROUGH THAT GOAL AND WHAT HAPPENED OUT THERE.>>IT WAS A GREAT GOAL, THE WHOLE THING. I HAD THE BALL, I JUST TRIED TO PICK THE RIGHT SPOT IN THE 18-YARD BOX. IT WAS A GREAT CROSS FROM HIM. I TRIED TO TO GO NEAR POST. IT JUST WORKED GREAT. I’M HAPPY FOR ME BECAUSE WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT SO LONG. ONLY FOUR GAMES SINCE WE WE ACHIEVED AND I’M HAPPY FOR HIM, FOR ME, FOR THE WHOLE TEAM.>>Heather: NICE JOB TONIGHT. GUYS?>>Drew: GEORGI HRISTOV MOVES SO WELL ACROSS THE FRONTS LINE. HE STAYS SO PATIENT, DOESN’T HE?>>Eddie: JUST LIKE A GREAT FORWARD, GREAT NO. 9. GREAT DIAGONAL RUNS. GREAT BALL BY SCHÄFER. A BETTER HEADER BY HIM. HE DID THAT TENANT.>>Drew: 63 YEARS OLD — 33 YEARS OLD, THE LEADER OF THIS TEAM. EVERY POINT IS CRITICAL AT THE MOMENT.>>Eddie: WE TALKED ABOUT THE ABILITY AS A TEAM TO WIN YOUR HOME GAME. THAT’S THE REASON WHY THE ROWDIES ARE NUMBER ONE.>>Drew: LOUISVILLE CITY FC WITH A WIN OVER TAMPA BAY. TAKE A LOOK AT THE SCORES FROM THE DAY. PITTSBURGH VICTORIOUS. LOUISVILLE CITY WINS AGAIN. INDY ELEVEN 1-0. RED BULLS AND RICHMOND TIED AT ONE. CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENTS DOWN TO NASHVILLE F.C. RIGHT NOW, 1-0. IT HAS BEEN ANOTHER BUSY NIGHT IN THE USL. ROWDIES SCHEDULE DOES NOT GET EASIER. HEAD TO NEW YORK NEXT WEEK. NEXT HOME GAME TAKING ON IT’S REAL MONARCHS. THEN THE CHARLESTON BATTERY.>>HE LAID FOR THEM AS WELL. THE ROWDIES GO AWAY AND TRY TO GET THE POINT. WHEN YOU ARE AT HOME, MAKE SURE YOU CONTINUE TO PUT THE BALL IN THE BACK OF THE NET AND GET THE COMPLEEPTS AT HOME — THREE POINTS AT HOME.>>Drew: ORNEXT HOME GAME COVERAGE STARTS AT 7:00 P.M. TAMPA BAY ROWDIES AND REAL. HETSER WITH THE PRE-GAME SHOW ALONG WITH EDDIE AT 7:00. FINAL THOUGHTS, EDDIE FROM A BRILLIANT NIGHT FROM THE TAMPA BAY ROWDIES.>>Eddie: IT WAS THE PERFECT NIGHT FOR THE HOME FANS IN TAMPA BAY, IT’S St. PETERSBURG AREA. IT WAS THE PERFECT GAME FOR THEM WITH A SHUTOUT.>>Drew: WE ENJOYED. IT THE ROWDIES GET ANOTHER THREE POINTS AS THEY MARCH ON. A GREAT START TO THE SEASON. TAKE A LOOK AT THE MATCH IN FIVE. CAN

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