January 4, 2017
TRIALING FOR FLORIDA CUP
Rowdies prepare for opener against Wolfsburg
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rowdies have invited 19 trialists, including former University of South Florida star Marcus Epps, for training in preparation for their Florida Cup opener against VfL Wolfsburg at 4:45 p.m. Sunday at Al Lang Stadium.
Epps, a midfielder-forward, has also been named to participate in the MLS Combine next week.
The Florida Cup will kick off with Bayer Leverkusen meeting Estudiantes de la Plata in the first game of a doubleheader at 2 p.m. Sunday at Al Lang Stadium.
Other teams in the tournament include Brazil’s Atletico Mineiro and São Paulo FC, River Plate (Argentina) and Millonarios FC (Colombia.)
Goalkeepers (1): Matt Pickens
Defenders (4): Neill Collins, Darnell King, Tamika Mkandawire, Zac Portillos
Midfielders (6): Justin Chavez, Joe Cole, Alex Morrell, Michael Nanchoff, Keith Savage, Martin Vingaard
Forwards (1): Georgi Hristov
Goalkeepers (2): Nico Campbell, Kyle Morton
Defenders (4): Kyle Curinga, Nico Melo, Sergio Manesio, Boubacar Sylla
Midfielders (8): Melvin Boateng, Chad Burt, Marcus Epps, Martim Galvao, Manny Gonzalez, Lindo Mfeka, Christian Silva, Eion Warren
Forwards (5): Jacques Francois, Jonathan Glenn, Zach Hamm, Santi Moar, Jaime Siaj