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FSM Essential Recap: Lights FC vs Tampa Bay Rowdies – Game 29

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The Lights FC made their first trip to the Sunshine State to take on the Tampa Bay Rowdies and got beat 6-1.

Lights FC vs Tampa Bay Rowdie
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Lights FC made their first trip to the Sunshine State to take on the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The Rowdies opened the score in the 24th minute while Las Vegas was playing a man down due to Morten Bjorshol being injured. Jordan Scarlett took a shot from outside the box that ended in the back of the net.

A turnover from Lights FC in Tampa’s final third left the Rowdies in a perfect position to extend their lead to 2-0 before halftime, which they did with a perfectly positioned shot by Leo Fernandez, that goalkeeper Tomas Romero didn’t have a chance to stop.

Despite Cal Jennings scoring his ninth goal of the 2022 season in the second half, it wasn’t enough for the Lights FC, who conceded four times in the final 45 minutes of the match and return home after a 6-1 defeat.

Las Vegas is still above the playoff line in USL Championship’s Western Conference with 37 points, which has the team sitting in seventh place (final postseason spot).




1-0 Tampa Bay, Jordan Scarlett – 24th minute
2-0 Tampa Bay, Leo Fernandez – 37th minute
3-0 Tampa Bay, Jake LaCava – 51st minute
3-1 Las Vegas, Cal Jennings – 60th minute
4-1 Tampa Bay, Leo Fernandez – 66th minute
5-1 Tampa Bay, Steevan Dos Santos – 87th minute
6-1 Tampa Bay, Lucky Mkosana – 90+2 minute


Lights FC Notes:


In celebration of First Responders throughout the Las Vegas Valley, Lights FC and Clark County Credit Unit have teamed up to host the annual “Police vs. Fire” soccer match as part of a special doubleheader, with the “Guns n’ Hoses” match beginning immediately after Lights FC’s game. One ticket gets fans access to both matches.

Plus, it’s Donate Life Night, presented by Nevada Donor Network. In an annual tradition, Lights FC will wear special commemorative jerseys featuring various human organs that may be donated when a heroic donor passes away to provide to others in need. Fans are invited to register at


Lights FC will host Monterey Bay on Saturday, September 10th with kickoff set for 7 p.m. 


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– Lights FC Communications

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