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Late goal gives Rowdies tie vs. Charlotte

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Keith Savage scored his first goal of the season in the 83rd minute to help the Rowdies tie Charlotte 2-2 on Sunday.

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Savage entered the game in the 67th minute with the Rowdies (6-3-4) trailing 2-1.

"I'm excited to come off the bench and get an opportunity," Savage said. "What an unbelievable (pass) from (Michael Nanchoff). He put it on a platter for me, and all I had to do was put it on frame."

Tampa Bay led 1-0 at halftime after a Georgi Hristov penalty kick in the 25th minute, but Charlotte went ahead with goals in the 51st and 56th minutes.

"I think we performed really well for 85 minutes," coach Stuart Campbell said. "We switched off for five minutes straight after halftime and allowed them to score two goals on us. … Credit to the guys, though, for showing a lot of character to go on and get the equalizer."

The Rowdies earned a point to move within two of Charleston for first in the USL's Eastern Division.

Hristov got his fifth yellow card of the season and is suspended for Saturday's game against Rochester at Al Lang Stadium.

Late goal gives Rowdies tie vs. Charlotte 06/04/17 [Last modified: Sunday, June 4, 2017 10:23pm]
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