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Watch ‘Tampa Bay Rowdies: Trophies and Tradition’ — A World Soccer Talk Mini-Documentary

tampa bay rowdies documentary1 600x397 Watch Tampa Bay Rowdies: Trophies and Tradition — A World Soccer Talk Mini Documentary

Today marks the release of Tampa Bay Rowdies: Trophies and Tradition, a mini-documentary that focuses on one of the great soccer legacies in North America.

Directed by Kartik Krishnaiyer and Joshua Tomlinson for World Soccer Talk, the 25-minute documentary takes a look at the history and current success of the Rowdies, and features interviews with club legend and Rowdies Technical Director Perry Van der Beck, Rowdies Head Coach Ricky Hill, Rowdies CEO Andrew Nestor, as well as members of Ralph’s Mob (the Tampa Bay Rowdies supporters club) in addition to local journalist Bryan Burns and Fort Lauderdale Strikers President Tom Mulroy.

The Rowdies have had a rich tradition in Florida since the club was founded in 1974. Most recently, the Rowdies won the 2012 NASL Championship to become the only team in history to win the title in both incarnations of the league.

Whether you’re a fan of US soccer, the history of the sport, the Rowdies or soccer in general, this is a revealing glimpse into a great American story.

Videography by Josh Tomlinson.

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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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2 Responses to Watch ‘Tampa Bay Rowdies: Trophies and Tradition’ — A World Soccer Talk Mini-Documentary

  1. Cesar Quevedo says:

    Good documentary! This rivalry is amazing. A July 4th Rowdies vs. Strikers game is nothing short of awesome!!!

  2. Daniel Feuerstein says:

    Fantastic job Kartik. Well done with the video. If I ever want someone to do a documentary or do a interview special on me, you are the guy.

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