With a month to go in the season, the Tampa Bay Rowdies would like to think of this as the time to make a final playoff push.
This week, however, it won’t be easy.
The Rowdies of coach Stuart Campbell, whose team is on a 1-3-1 slide, play host to the league’s top team in the Ottawa Fury, a team that tops the standings in both the Fall and Combined seasons. Ottawa has scored 31 goals in the Fall, almost twice as many as Tampa Bay’s 16.
Give the Rowdies credit for this. They’ve tried to shore up their roster as the season has gone along. They’ve added Freddie Adu, Long Tan and, this week, Willie Hunt in an effort to make a difference in the standings.
Game time is 7:30 p.m. at Al Lang Stadium.