1982 Tampa Bay Rowdies season
Top 3 1982 Tampa Bay Rowdies season related articles
- 1 Club
- 2 Competitions
- 3 Statistics
- 4 Player movement
- 5 See also
- 6 References
Playoffs: Did not qualify
|U.S. Open Cup||Did not enter|
|Highest home attendance||40,098|
(July 4 v. Jacksonville)
|Lowest home attendance||7,131|
(August 10 v. Montreal)
|Average home league attendance||22,532|
The 1982 season was the original Tampa Bay Rowdies eighth season of existence, and their eighth season in the North American Soccer League, the then-top division of soccer in the United States and Canada. In the 1982 season, the Rowdies finished third in the Southern Division, failing to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Brazilian striker, Luís Fernando lead the club in scoring, with 16 goals in the regular season and 25 across all competitions.
1982 Tampa Bay Rowdies season Intro articles: 2
|6||Defender||Mike Connell (capt.)||
|12||Midfielder||Perry Van der Beck||
Management and technical staff
Gordon Jago began the season as head coach but stepped down the day after a 2–1 loss to the Chicago Sting on July 7. Although Al Miller was immediately named as Jago's successor, assistant coach Kevin Keelan served as the interim head coach for one match at San Diego on July 10. Miller joined the team the following day. Keelan also filled in as coach on July 31, during the Sunshine International Series, while Miller attended his daughter's wedding in Dallas. Other members of the staff included the team's trainer, Ken Shields and equipment manager, Alfredo Beronda.
George W. Strawbridge, Jr., owner
Ted Moore, general manager
Francisco Marcos, director of player personal
Gordon Jago, head coach (resigned July 7)
Kevin Keelan, head coach (interim)
Al Miller, head coach (began July 11)
Ken Shields, trainer
Alfredo Beronda, equipment manager
Three Rowdies received individual honors following the 1982 NASL season.
- NASL Rookie of the Year: Pedro DeBrito
- NASL All-Star, First Team: Peter Nogly
- NASL All-Star, Honorable Mention: Mike Connell
1982 Tampa Bay Rowdies season Club articles: 10
Tampa Bay finished their preseason exhibition schedule undefeated with three victories over other NASL teams, one victory over an NCAA Division I squad, one victory over an NCAA Division II squad, and a draw versus the Honduras National Team as that squad prepared for the upcoming 1982 FIFA World Cup.
|March 17, 1982||Toronto Blizzard||Tangerine Bowl||1–0||1,936||Luis Fernando|
|March 19, 1982||Rollins College Tars||Sandspur Bowl||4–0||Luis Fernando (3), Zequinha|
|March 20, 1982||Montreal Manic||Tangerine Bowl||3–2 (SO)||2,623||own goal, Luis Fernando|
|March 24, 1982||Jacksonville Tea Men||Tangerine Bowl||3–1||2,020||Luis Fernando (2), Njego Pesa|
|March 28, 1982||Honduras National Team||Tad Gormley Stadium||1–1||7,000||Zequinha|
|March 31, 1982||South Florida Bulls||USF Soccer Stadium||3–1||Njego Pesa (2), Peter Roe|
North American Soccer League
The Rowdies finished the regular season with 112 points placing them in 3rd place out of four teams in the Southern Division, and 12th out of 14 teams in the league overall. It also marked the first time Tampa Bay failed to qualify for the NASL playoffs in eight seasons. Predictably, as the losses mounted attendance dipped, with only a handful of home games reaching the 20,000 mark. Two of those were rivalry games against Fort Lauderdale and New York. One match was followed by a massive Fourth of July fireworks display, while another preceded a free concert featuring music legends, Chuck Berry and The Drifters. The remaining 20,000+ crowd showed up for the opening night of the season.
Regular season standings
|NASL Southern Division||W||L||GF||GA||PTS|
|Fort Lauderdale Strikers||18||14||64||74||163|
|Tampa Bay Rowdies||12||20||47||77||112|
|Jacksonville Tea Men||11||21||41||71||105|
Regular season results
|April 3, 1982||Tulsa Roughnecks||H||3–1||27,379||Luis Fernando (2), Zequinha|
|April 10, 1982||Fort Lauderdale Strikers||H||2–3||25,390||Zequinha, Luis Fernando|
|April 18, 1982||New York Cosmos||A||2–0||52,436|
|April 24, 1982||Toronto Blizzard||H||1–2||17,761||Peter Nogly|
|April 30, 1982||Jacksonville Tea Men||A||2–0||10,031|
|May 2, 1982||Montreal Manic||A||0–2||20,612||Luis Fernando, Mike Connell|
|May 5, 1982||Fort Lauderdale Strikers||A||2–3||15,205||Marcelino Oliveira, Fernando, Connell|
|May 7, 1982||Seattle Sounders||H||1–0||15,700||Luis Fernando|
|May 15, 1982||Portland Timbers||H||1–2 (SO)||18,237||Luis Fernando|
|May 19, 1982||Jacksonville Tea Men||H||0–2||13,204|
|May 22, 1982||Golden Bay Earthquakes||A||6–2||12,797||Luis Fernando, Zequinha|
|May 29, 1982||Edmonton Drillers||H||4–1||25,387||Tatu (2), Luis Fernando (2)|
|June 2, 1982||Tulsa Roughnecks||H||2–0||12,109||own goal, Zequinha|
|June 5, 1982||Tulsa Roughnecks||A||2–0||14,332|
|June 9, 1982||Fort Lauderdale Strikers||H||4–2||15,211||Nogly, Tatu, Fernando, Pedro DeBrito|
|June 12, 1982||New York Cosmos||H||0–2||28,475|
|June 16, 1982||Vancouver Whitecaps||A||3–0||18,257|
|June 20, 1982||Edmonton Drillers||A||1–3||4,023||Luis Fernando (2), Wes McLeod|
|June 23, 1982||Golden Bay Earthquakes||H||2–1 (OT)||13,103||Luis Fernando, Peter Nogly|
|June 26, 1982||Vancouver Whitecaps||H||2–5||14,633||Carlos Babington, Wes McLeod|
|June 30, 1982||Jacksonville Tea Men||A||4–0||8,488|
|July 4, 1982||Jacksonville Tea Men||H||2–0||40,098||Carlos Babington, Tatu|
|July 7, 1982||Chicago Sting||H||1–2 (SO)||12,863||Carlos Babington|
|July 10, 1982||San Diego Sockers||A||1–2||6,785||Luis Fernando|
|July 15, 1982||Tulsa Roughnecks||A||3–0||14,527|
|July 17, 1982||Seattle Sounders||A||3–4 (SO)||11,132||Tatu (2), own goal|
|August 4, 1982||Chicago Sting||A||3–1||9,051||Pedro DeBrito|
|August 8, 1982||Portland Timbers||A||5–0||6,620|
|August 10, 1982||Montreal Manic||H||0–3||7,131|
|August 13, 1982||San Diego Sockers||H||3–1||9,436||own goal, Tatu, Luis Fernando|
|August 18, 1982||Fort Lauderdale Strikers||A||2–1||11,426||Peter Nogly|
|August 22, 1982||Toronto Blizzard||A||9–2||9,731||Perry Van Der Beck, Don Droege|
Sunshine International Series
The Sunshine International Series was the first international competition to use the NASL’s point system to determine the standings. As such, teams were awarded six points for wins in regulation or overtime, four points for a shoot–out win, and up to three bonus points for each goal scored in regulation. All four teams faced one another. The Rowdies netted four goals and were winless in the series. On the final day of the competition a double header was played at Tampa Stadium with all four teams in action, followed by a concert featuring country-pop crossover singer, Crystal Gayle.
|São Paulo FC||Série A||3||0||6||2||24|
|Ipswich Town F.C.||First Div.||2||1||4||2||15|
|Fort Lauderdale Strikers||NASL||1||2||4||4||10|
|Tampa Bay Rowdies||NASL||0||3||4||9||4|
|July 24, 1982||Ipswich Town F.C.||H||1–3||10,693||Luis Fernando|
|July 28, 1982||São Paulo FC||H||2–3||8,353||Luis Fernando, Refik Kozić|
|July 31, 1982||Fort Lauderdale Strikers||H||1–3||21,220||Pedro DeBrito|
1982 Tampa Bay Rowdies season Competitions articles: 32
- "Rowdies' Jago Calls It Quits". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. 9 July 1982. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
- "Rowdies, Strikers meet in series finale". Lakeland Ledger. 31 July 1982. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
- "Beating bushes but not the clock, Rowdies' talent search continues". Evening Independent. 22 March 1982. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
- "Fernando lives up to 'goal a game' billing". Evening Independent. 25 March 1982. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
- "Rowdies waive two; midfield help coming". Evening Independent. 26 March 1982. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
- "Rowdies tie World Cup–bound Honduras". St. Petersburg Times. 29 March 1982. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
- Henderson, Jim (May 29, 1982). "Rowdies NEED win". Tampa Tribune. p. 1-C. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
- "Strikers, Rowdies to host international soccer series". Miami News. 28 January 1982. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
- "The Rowdies could have been really embarrassed". Evening Independent. 26 July 1982. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
- "Rowdies earn respect, show pride - Google News Archive Search". Evening Independent. 29 July 1982. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
- "Strikers Clash With Rowdies - Google News Archive Search". Palm Beach Post. 31 July 1982. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
- "Evening Independent - Google News Archive Search". google.com. 2 August 1982. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
- "Strikers Whip Rowdies - Google News Archive Search". Lakeland Ledger. 1 August 1982. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
- Okamoto, David (July 30, 1982). "Crystal Gayle Will Sing For Rowdie Crowd". Tampa Tribune. p. D1. Retrieved 28 November 2017.