2019 Tampa Bay Rowdies season

The 2019 Tampa Bay Rowdies season is the club's tenth season of existence, their third in the United Soccer League, and first in the newly named USL Championship. Including the previous Tampa Bay Rowdies, this is the 26th season of a franchise in the Tampa Bay metro area with the Rowdies moniker. Including the now-defunct Tampa Bay Mutiny, this is the 32nd season of professional soccer in the Tampa Bay region.

Tampa Bay Rowdies
2019 season
ChairmanStuart Sternberg
Head CoachNeill Collins
StadiumAl Lang Stadium
USL Championship5th (Eastern Conference)
USL CupQuarterfinals
U.S. Open CupThird Round
Top goalscorerLeague: Guenzatti (18)
All: Guenzatti (19)
Highest home attendanceLeague/All: 7,851
(October 12 vs. Indy)
Lowest home attendanceLeague: 4,022
(August 31 vs. Nashville, USL-C)
All: 1,342
(May 14 vs. The Villages, USOC)
Average home league attendance5,497
Biggest win6–1 (21 September vs. Bethlehem, USL-C)
Biggest defeat2–4 (14 August @ North Carolina, USL-C)

Club

Current roster

As of June 26, 2019[1]
No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper John McCarthy  United States
3 Defender Ryan Felix  United States
4 Defender Tarek Morad  United States
5 Defender David Najem  Afghanistan
7 Midfielder Yann Ekra  France
8 Midfielder Zach Steinberger  United States
11 Midfielder Leo Fernandes  Brazil
13 Forward Sebastián Guenzatti  Uruguay
14 Forward Malik Johnson  Canada
15 Midfielder Andrew Tinari  United States
17 Forward Juan Tejada  Panama
18 Midfielder Dominic Oduro  Ghana
19 Defender Shawn Barry  Puerto Rico
20 Defender Caleb Richards (on loan from Norwich City)  England
21 Goalkeeper Macklin Robinson  United States
22 Midfielder Jordan Doherty (on loan from Sheffield United)  Ireland
23 Forward Leon Taylor  United States
26 Midfielder Afrim Taku  Albania
32 Forward Jaime Siaj  Jordan
33 Goalkeeper Chris Konopka  United States
42 Defender Mohamed Kone  Burkina Faso
44 Defender Papé Diakité  Senegal
77 Forward Lucky Mkosana  Zimbabwe
88 Forward Kwadwo Poku  Ghana

Technical staff

Medical staff

  • Andrew Keane – head athletic trainer
  • Michelle Leget – assistant athletic trainer
  • Dr. Mohit Bansal – team physician and orthopedic surgeon
  • Dr. Vania Reyes – team physician, sports medicine

Front office

Competitions

Exhibitions

The Rowdies hosted Major League Soccer teams in the Suncoast Invitational for the fourth year in a row.

USL Championship

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
3 Indy Eleven 34 19 6 9 48 29 +19 63 Conference Quarterfinals
4 Louisville City FC 34 17 9 8 58 41 +17 60
5 Tampa Bay Rowdies 34 16 10 8 61 33 +28 58
6 New York Red Bulls II 34 17 6 11 74 51 +23 57
7 North Carolina FC 34 16 8 10 57 37 +20 56 Play-In Round
Source: USL Championship Standings
Rules for classification: 1) total wins; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) points earned against top four Conference finishers; 5) disciplinary points; 6) coin toss or drawing of lots

Results summary

OverallHomeAway
PldWDLGFGAGDPtsWDLGFGAGDWDLGFGAGD
34 16 10 8 61 33  +28 58 8 6 3 33 14  +19 8 4 5 28 19  +9

Last updated: 27 April 2019.
Source: Match reports

Results by round

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
GroundAHAHHHAHAAHHAHHAHAAHAAHAHHAHAHAAHA
ResultWWDDWDWDDWWWWLDWWWDWLWLLWLWDLWDLDL
Position6212241332111111111111232323434545
Updated to match(es) played on 9 March 2019. Source: Match reports
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Results

USL Championship playoffs

The Rowdies clinched their spot in the single elimination 2019 USL playoffs on September 18, by virtue of the Charleston Battery losing, 3-1, to Atlanta United 2.

Conference Quarterfinals

U.S. Open Cup

References

  1. "Roster". Tampa Bay Rowdies. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  2. "Oduro and Diakite To Serve One-Game Suspensions". RowdiesSoccer.com. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
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