Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Rowdies come back to beat Toronto FC II

VAUGHAN, Ontario — The Rowdies scored three goals in 14 minutes in the second half to get a come-from-behind 3-1 victory over Toronto FC II and move into first place in the USL's Eastern Conference on Friday.

Joe Cole, Martin Paterson and Darwin Jones scored between the 68th and 82nd minutes for the Rowdies (6-2-2).

"I thought the players showed tremendous character," coach Stuart Campbell said. "It was a difficult first half for us, but the guys came in, we had a good chat at halftime, went back out and I thought we were absolutely outstanding in the second half."

Toronto FC II's Luca Uccello gave his team the lead in the 10th minute, besting the offside trap and beating goalkeeper Matt Pickens one-on-one.

The Rowdies, with 20 points, are in first place by one point ahead of Charleston, which visits Harrisburg City on Saturday.

Rowdies come back to beat Toronto FC II 05/19/17 [Last modified: Friday, May 19, 2017 8:46pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. For starters: Rays looking to get even with Angels, with no TV

    Blogs

    The Rays are looking for a split in the four-game series with the Angels in today's 1:10 matinee, a game that is not on TV in the Tampa Bay market.

    RHP Matt Andriese will start for the Rays, seeking to go deeper than his last start, when he was ejected after hitting New York's Aaron Judge with his first pitch …

  2. It's official: Bucs, Jaguars set joint practices for August

    Blogs

    It's been reported for some time, but the Bucs announced Thursday that they'll hold two joint practices with the Jaguars in Jacksonville on Aug. 14-15.

    Bucs running back Charles Sims runs against the Jaguars in a preseason game last year. The two teams had joint practice last year and will again in August.
  3. Florida Gators to host South Alabama in 2020

    Blogs

    The Florida Gators will host South Alabama in 2020, UF announced Thursday morning.

  4. Bishop McLaughlin defies expectations in getting back to state

    Baseballpreps

    SHADY HILLS — For the second time in three seasons, Bishop McLaughlin is one of the four best teams in Class 3A, but this Hurricane team couldn't be more different than its predecessor.

    Pitcher Dominic Diaz warms up his arm in practice at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School in Spring Hill, Florida on Monday, May 22, 2017.
  5. Bucs to add linebacker from Germany for 2017 practice squad

    Blogs

    The Bucs will be part of a new NFL program this fall that will grant an 11th practice squad slot to an overseas player, with German-born Eric Nzeocha, a linebacker who played at the University of Wyoming, slated to join Tampa Bay's roster for the 2017 season.

    Wyoming linebacker Eric Nzeocha, 24, will be an 11th member of the Bucs' practice squad in 2017 as part of a program to bring more international players to the NFL. He was born in Germany but played in college at Wyoming.