Rowdies coach found growth in a foreign team

by Gary Shelton on April 10, 2015 · 0 comments

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Friday, 2:51 p.m.

It’s a movie, right?

It’s fiction, right?

Someone had to make it up, right? There are too many wonderful story angles. The good guys win in the end. The transgender soccer player not only has to play, she has to make the saving play. The coach not only has to teach the team, he has to learn something himself.

Yes, it’s a movie. The Next Goal Wins.

Yes, it’s a life. That of Tampa Bay Rowdies coach Thomas Rongen, who found himself somewhere in American Samoa.

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