Two of last season’s playoff teams collide Saturday night in Tampa/St. Pete as the Rowdies host the FC Edmonton “Eddies” in Tampa Bay’s home opener. Both teams began their season last Saturday night with narrow 1-0 road losses.
Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. FC Edmonton
Saturday, April 14, 2012 – 7:30 p.m. EDT
Al Lang Stadium
St Petersburg, Florida
Webcast: NASL on Ustream
2012 Series: First meeting of 2012
2011 Series: Tampa Bay won series 2-1-1
Category Tampa Bay Edmonton
Head Coach Ricky Hill Harry Sinkgraven
2012 Records 0-0-1, 0pts 0-0-1, 0pts
Goals Leader N/A N/A
Assists Leader N/A N/A
· The Rowdies open at home following a 1-0 loss in Puerto Rico last Saturday. In that game, Tampa Bay had 11 total shots including five on goal.
· The team scored 41 goals in 2011, tied for second-best in the league.
· Luke Mulholland had four shots including two on target in his Rowdies debut last week versus Puerto Rico.
· Michal Misiewicz who starred in goal for the Canadian U-23 team at the recent Olympic qualifying tournament had four saves in FC Edmonton’s 1-0 loss to Fort Lauderdale last week.
· 2011 NASL Best XI midfielder Shaun Saiko began 2012 with four shot attempts versus the Strikers last week.
· FC Edmonton is in the middle of a three game road trip which concludes on Wednesday April 18 in Puerto Rico.
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