The Tampa Bay Rowdies incredibly went in at halftime ahead 4-3 against the San Antonio Scorpions at Toyota Field having trailed 3-0 after 18 minutes. The first half saw seven goals scored between the two sides, with the Rowdies scoring four unanswered goals.
San Antonio dominated possession early and picked up their first goal of the Fall Season off of a corner kick. Forward Hans Denison rose above everyone and headed in the set piece in front of Rowdies goalkeeper Diego Restrepo's net after just three minutes.
The Dutchman added his second goal and tenth of 2013 in the 16th minute of the match after being slotted through for a one-on-one with Restrepo. The Scorpions scored their third goal in 18 minutes when new signing, forward Tomasz Zahorsky, headed in a cross at the near post.
Things began to turn around for Tampa Bay when midfielder Luke Mulholland volleyed in an Evans Frimpong cross in the 25th minute. Midfielder Keith Savage cut the Scorpions lead to one, scoring off a fantastic strike from outside the box in the 32nd minute. He continued what he started with his brace against Ft. Lauderdale, scoring his third goal in two matches.
Momentum had clearly shifted to the reigning NASL Soccer Bowl champions, when Evans Frimpong continued the comeback with a goal of his own. The Ghanaian blasted a shot from distance into the bottom corner of San Antonio's net in the 42nd minute.
Tampa Bay capped off their first half comeback with their fourth unanswered goal in stoppage time. Forward Amani Walker headed in a Mulholland corner kick to give the Rowdies a 4-3 lead after being down three goals early on.
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