The Tampa Bay Rowdies now have more in common with the Cosmos than just their NASL affiliation, as the Rowdies announced today that they've added a new shirt sponsor for the 2014 season:
For first time in club history, the Rowdies will have a jersey-front sponsor on their official kits. pic.twitter.com/1S3773fG2x
— Tampa Bay Rowdies (@RowdiesSoccer) February 26, 2014
The release from the club doesn't give many details, but it sounds as if this agreement is in place for just the 2014 season. This makes the Rowdies one of the few clubs in the league to put a sponsor on the front of their shirts, and should be a big benefit to them in terms of being able to put a better quality opponent on the pitch.
The Tampa club also revealed their 2014 preseason kits recently, which I have to say, I like. I've always been a fan of having at least one offering with a collar though, as then I can wear the shirt golfing.