The Tampa Bay Rowdies
are an American professional soccer team based in the Tampa Area of Florida, United States. The club was founded in 2008 and first took the pitch in 2010. The Rowdies are a member of the United Soccer League (USL) and play their home games at Al Lang Stadium in downtown St. Petersburg. In 2012, the Rowdies won the NASL Soccer Bowl Championship after a thrilling shoot-out victory in front of a sold out crowd at Al Lang Stadium. The
original Tampa Bay Rowdies were founded in 1975 and won the Soccer Bowl that same year in their inaugural season. The are one of the oldest clubs in American Soccer.