Thomas Rongen, Adu's coach with the USA's 2007 U-20 World Cup team, was let go five weeks after their reunion. Now the 26-year-old's attempt to resurrect his career is in in the hands of former assistant coach Stuart Campbell.
Under Campbell, the Rowdies fell 3-1 to Minnesota United and pulled off a 2-2 comeback tie last weekend at Ottawa. The Rowdies, who were in fourth place of the combined standings when Rongen departed, are now in fifth place.
NASL Player of the Week
The Fort Lauderdale Strikers’ Stefano Pinho earned the honor for the second straight week after scoring a hat trick in a 7-1 win Indy Eleven. He’s scored in three straight games to up his season total to 12.
NASL Play of the Week
Pinho scored with a wonderful side-winding, flying volley.
NASL Week 10, Results:
NASL Team of the Week
Daniel Fernandes (San Antonio Scorpions)
Tamika Mkandawire (Tampa Bay Rowdies)
Rauwshan McKenzie (Atlanta Silverbacks)
Fabricio Ortiz (Jacksonville Armada FC)
Junior Burgos (Atlanta Silverbacks)
Andrés Flores (New York Cosmos)
Marlon Freitas (Fort Lauderdale Strikers)
PC (Fort Lauderdale Strikers)
Oliver (Ottawa Fury FC)
Stefano Pinho (Fort Lauderdale Strikers)
Raúl (New York Cosmos)