A preview of tonight's game between the Rowdies and Puerto Rico at Steinbrenner Field.
PUERTO RICO ISLANDERS (5-7-2)
AT FC TAMPA BAY ROWDIES (5-6-4)
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Steinbrenner Field, Tampa
RADIO: WQYK, 1010 AM
NEED TO KNOW: The Rowdies have slipped from third to seventh in the USSF Division II standings during their six-game winless streak. ... They are looking for their first victory since May 29, when they beat the Islanders 2-1. Aaron King scored the winning goal in that game. ... The Rowdies will still be without five players: Aaron Wheeler (shin), Jeremy Christie (concussion), Gordon Kljestan (knee), Scott Buete (hernia) and Erik Ustruck (broken leg). ... This is the third meeting of the season between the teams. Puerto Rico won at home, 1-0 on June 19. ... Since then, the Islanders are 1-1-1, including a 2-0 loss to Carolina in their most recent outing Sunday. ... The Rowdies need to find a way out of their scoring slump; they have scored two goals in their past six games. ... This is the first of four consecutive home games for the Rowdies to close out July. ... The Rowdies are again running a Thirsty Thursday promotion, with $1 beers available from 6 to 7:30 p.m.