2011 FC Tampa Bay season

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FC Tampa Bay
2011 season
OwnersUnited States Hinds Howard
United States David Laxer
United States Andrew Nestor
Head CoachEngland Ricky Hill
StadiumAl Lang Stadium
St. Petersburg, Florida
NASL3rd
NASL PlayoffsQuarterfinals
U.S. Open Cupdid not enter
Ponce De Leon CupRunners up
Coastal CupWinners
Top goalscorerLeague: Mike Ambersley (11)
All: Mike Ambersley (11)
Highest home attendance4,248
(July 4 v. Fort Lauderdale)
Lowest home attendance1,775
(May 11 v. Edmonton)
Average home league attendance3,087[1]
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2011 FC Tampa Bay season was the second in the club's existence and the first in the NASL.

Review[edit]

FC Tampa Bay transitioned from the temporary USSF Division 2 Professional League to the new North American Soccer League, a second division league, and also changed their home pitch, as they moved across Tampa Bay to Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg from George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. Former original Rowdie Ricky Hill was named the club's manager in January 2011.

After winning only 2 of their first 10 matches, the club rebounded to finish 3rd in the league table and qualified for the NASL playoffs. They were upset by eventual league champion NSC Minnesota Stars in the quarterfinals by a score of 1–0. Tampa Bay won their second straight Coastal Cup, by taking three out of four matches against their Florida Derby rivals, Fort Lauderdale. Another highlight was a 1–0 mid-season friendly win over the Bolton Wanderers of the English Premier League at Al Lang Stadium. The Rowdies (along with the rest of the NASL) did not participate in the 2011 U.S. Open Cup due to late provisional sanctioning by the USSF.

Results[edit]

Preseason[edit]

NASL[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Club[edit]

First team roster[edit]

as of August 25, 2011[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Daryl Sattler
3 Canada DF Andres Arango
4 United States DF Kwame Watson-Siriboe (on loan from Chicago)
5 Guyana DF J. P. Rodrigues
6 United States FW Matt Clare
7 United States DF Frank Sanfilippo (captain)
8 Trinidad and Tobago FW Kerry Baptiste
9 United States FW Warren Ukah
10 Japan MF Tsuyoshi Yoshitake
11 England MF Shane Hill
13 Cuba DF Yendry Diaz
14 Haiti MF Pascal Millien
No. Position Player
15 United States FW Mike Ambersley
17 Canada MF Mozzi Gyorio
18 United States FW Aaron King
20 United States GK Jeff Attinella
21 New Zealand MF Jeremy Christie
22 United States MF Keith Savage
23 United States MF David Hayes
28 United States GK Evan Newton (on loan from Houston)
32 Japan MF Takuya Yamada
77 United States MF Chad Burt
Northern Ireland MF Jonny Steele (on loan to Carolina)

Coaching staff[edit]

NASL[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Carolina RailHawks (X) 28 17 3 8 50 26 +24 54 Playoffs semifinals
2 Puerto Rico Islanders 28 15 7 6 41 32 +9 52
3 Tampa Bay Rowdies 28 11 8 9 41 36 +5 41 Playoffs quarterfinals
4 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 28 9 11 8 35 36 −1 38
5 FC Edmonton 28 10 6 12 35 40 −5 36[a]
6 NSC Minnesota Stars (C) 28 9 9 10 30 32 −2 36[a]
7 Montreal Impact 28 9 8 11 35 27 +8 35
8 Atlanta Silverbacks 28 4 4 20 25 63 −38 16
Source: NASL Standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head record; 3) goal difference; 4) number of goals scored.[3]
(C) Champion; (X) Regular season champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b EDM: 8 pts; MIN: 2 pts

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
28 11 8 9 41 36  +5 41 7 3 4 24 17  +7 4 5 5 17 19  −2

Last updated: April 26, 2018.
Source: Match reports

Ponce De Leon Cup[edit]

The Ponce De Leon Cup was a fan-based derby and trophy that was created in 2006. Participants were originally United Soccer Leagues first division teams (later USSF-D2, then NASL teams) based in lands that Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León had visited; namely Florida and Puerto Rico. It was awarded to the club with the best record in league games versus the other participants.

Pos Team GP W D L GF GA GD AWG Pts
1 Puerto Rico Islanders 8 4 3 1 13 7 +6 7 15
2 FC Tampa Bay 8 3 2 3 11 9 +2 4 11
3 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 8 1 3 4 10 17 -7 5 6

Regular season[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NASL Weekend in Review (18 July 2011).
  2. ^ http://fctampabay.com/index.php?id=58
  3. ^ "NASL Standings".

External links[edit]