On Saturday night, the Bulls got to showcase their talents against the North American Soccer League’s Tampa Bay Rowdies. The Rowdies, a professional soccer team founded in 2008, finished the 2011 regular season with a 11-9-8 record, which was all erased in a 1st round playoff loss to the Minnesota Stars. Last season the Bulls, who finished with a 13-3-3 record, lost 6-5 on Pks to New Mexico in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
The scrimmage kicked off South Florida’s 2012 season with a highly contested 1-0 loss. Despite the loss, Kevin Olali and Wesley Charpie generated many scoring opportunities and South Florida’s defense played a strong game.
“I was really pleased with the way the guys played, simple, moving the ball and connecting passes. I was pleased with the performance of the guys,” said Kiefer.