The Tampa Bay Rowdies have revealed a few names with bay area ties the USL-1 expansion franchise will work out when it holds the first of four tryout combines at the Ed Radice Sports Complex, beginning on Tuesday evening.
Four of the invitees were selected earlier this year in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft. Former University of Tampa standout Ryan Maxwell, who was a first-round selection by the New England Revolution, will attend, as will former South Florida forward Jordan Seabrook, who was a Colorado Rapids selection.
Richard Jata, who played for Ridgewood High before playing collegiately for Furman and Campbell University, may be best known for the speech he gave after he was selected in the fourth round of the draft by the Chicago Fire.
Rounding out the quartet is former Clearwater standout Brian Shriver, who had a stellar career at North Carolina before being drafted by FC Dallas and playing for FC Miami in USL-1 this past season.
Others invited include Steven Morris, who attended Countryside and Palm Harbor before travelling to play in Honduras for Club Deportivo Motagua and others in the past five seasons, and New Port Richey’s Tanner Wolfe, who finished his collegiate career at Stetson as the fifth-highest scorer in Hatters’ history.
The combine will be held over three days, with Tuesday and Wednesday’s session being held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday’s session taking place from 9 a.m. to noon.