[NASL 2014 COUNTDOWN] The Tampa Bay Rowdies signed 2013 NASL Golden Boot winner Brian Shriver (15 goals) to a four-year contract. The former University of North Carolina star joins the Rowdies from the Carolina RailHawks. He grew up in nearby Clearwater, Fla.
Shriver, who was also named to the 2013 NASL Best XI, signed with Miami FC, which later became the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. In 2010, he scored four goals in his first year with the club. In 2011, Shriver led the Strikers to the NASL Soccer Bowl by scoring 11 goals. He joined the RailHawks for the 2012 season, where he managed to score six goals in league play and five in the U.S. Open Cup.
“We’re thrilled to bring Brian home to the Rowdies,” said club owner Bill Edwards. “I’m committed to fielding the best team possible. Brian’s ability to score will keep the game exciting for fans and help us achieve our goal of winning the 2014 NASL Soccer Bowl championship.”