Former Argo to play in NASL Soccer Bowl
Keith Savage to play in North American Soccer League Soccer Bowl with Tampa Bay Rowdies
TAMPA BAY, Fla.– Former Argonaut Keith Savage is set to play in the final round of the North American Soccer League postseason, the NASL Soccer Bowl, for the Tampa Bay Rowdies Saturday. Savage and the Rowdies are unbeaten in their last eight games and unbeaten in 17 of their last 19 games.
The Rowdies defeated the Carolina Railhawks in the first leg of the semifinal round 2-1 on Oct. 6 and tied the Railhawks 3-3 on Oct. 13 to advance with an aggregate score of 5-4.
The Rowdies will play the Minnesota Stars at the National Sport Center in Blaine, Minn. Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET in the first leg of NASL Soccer Bowl. Tampa Bay will host the second leg of the bowl on Oct. 27 at Al Lang Stadium at 7: 30 p.m.
Savage played for West Florida from 2003-2007. He was on the 2006 squad that made it to the NCAA Division II semifinals and finished with a 20-1-3 record and the 2007 squad that made it to the NCAA South Region semifinals and finished with an 18-2 record.
Savage was a first team All-American in 2006, a three-time All-South Region selection and a three-time All-Gulf South Conference selection. He scored the third-most goals in school history with 47 throughout his career. He is tied for first in assists with 25 and tied for second in points with 119.
Savage was drafted by Chivas USA (43rd overall) as their only pick in 2008 and later signed with the Timbers in USL-1.
The former Argo has started 22 games at midfield and played in a total of 28 this season for Tampa Bay, with 1868 minutes played and two goals. He is tied for second on the team with five assists.
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