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Tampa Bay Rowdies
1982 season
Owner George W. Strawbridge, Jr.
President Chas Serednesky, Jr
Manager Gordon Jago (resigned July 8)
Kevin Keelan (interim)
Al Miller
StadiumTampa Stadium
NASLDivision: 3rd
Playoffs: Did not qualify
U.S. Open CupDid not enter
Top goalscorer Luís Fernando (16 goals)
Highest home attendance40,098
(July 4 v. Jacksonville)
Lowest home attendance7,131
(August 10 v. Montreal)
Average home league attendance22,532

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[1] and 25 across all competitions.

1982 Tampa Bay Rowdies season Intro articles: 2

Club

Roster

No. Position Player Nation
0 Goalkeeper Jack Brand  Canada
1 Goalkeeper Jürgen Stars  Germany
2 Defender Peter Gruber  Germany
3 Defender John Gorman  Scotland
4 Defender Refik Kozić  Yugoslavia
5 Defender Peter Nogly  Germany
6 Defender Mike Connell (capt.)  South Africa
7 Forward Zequinha  Brazil
8 Midfielder Wes McLeod  Canada
9 Forward Luís Fernando  Brazil
10 Forward Tatu  Brazil
11 Midfielder Marcelino Oliveira  Brazil
12 Midfielder Perry Van der Beck  United States
13 Defender Carl Bennett  United States
14 Forward Njego Pesa  United States
15 Midfielder Paul Roe  Canada
16 Midfielder Pedro DeBrito  United States
17 Defender Don Droege  United States
17 Defender Terry Moore  Canada
19 Forward Hugo Pérez  United States
20 Goalkeeper Tom Boric  Canada
21 Defender Bruce Bates  Canada
22 Midfielder Carlos Babington  Argentina
22 Goalkeeper Kevin Clinton  United States
24 Defender Peter Roe  Canada

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.[2] Keelan also filled in as coach on July 31, during the Sunshine International Series, while Miller attended his daughter's wedding in Dallas.[3] Other members of the staff included the team's trainer, Ken Shields and equipment manager, Alfredo Beronda.

Honors

Three Rowdies received individual honors following the 1982 NASL season.

1982 Tampa Bay Rowdies season Club articles: 10

Competitions

Preseason friendlies

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.[4][5][6][7]

Preseason results

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
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.[8] 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
Tulsa Roughnecks 16 16 69 57 151
Tampa Bay Rowdies 12 20 47 77 112
Jacksonville Tea Men 11 21 41 71 105

Regular season results

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
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.[9][10][11][12][13][14] 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.[15]

Series standings

SIS Teams League W L GF GA PTS
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

Series results

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
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

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Statistics

Player movement

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.nasljerseys.com/Players/F/Fernando.Luis.htm
  2. ^ "Rowdies' Jago Calls It Quits". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. 9 July 1982. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Rowdies, Strikers meet in series finale". Lakeland Ledger. 31 July 1982. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Beating bushes but not the clock, Rowdies' talent search continues". Evening Independent. 22 March 1982. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Fernando lives up to 'goal a game' billing". Evening Independent. 25 March 1982. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Rowdies waive two; midfield help coming". Evening Independent. 26 March 1982. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Rowdies tie World Cup–bound Honduras". St. Petersburg Times. 29 March 1982. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  8. ^ Henderson, Jim (May 29, 1982). "Rowdies NEED win". Tampa Tribune. p. 1-C. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Strikers, Rowdies to host international soccer series". Miami News. 28 January 1982. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  10. ^ "The Rowdies could have been really embarrassed". Evening Independent. 26 July 1982. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Rowdies earn respect, show pride - Google News Archive Search". Evening Independent. 29 July 1982. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Strikers Clash With Rowdies - Google News Archive Search". Palm Beach Post. 31 July 1982. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  13. ^ "Evening Independent - Google News Archive Search". google.com. 2 August 1982. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  14. ^ "Strikers Whip Rowdies - Google News Archive Search". Lakeland Ledger. 1 August 1982. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  15. ^ Okamoto, David (July 30, 1982). "Crystal Gayle Will Sing For Rowdie Crowd". Tampa Tribune. p. D1. Retrieved 28 November 2017.