Jacksonville Armada FC vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies

MAY 16 | 1-0 | Southern Oak Stadium (Jacksonville University), Jacksonville, Fla.

Jacksonville Armada FC (NPSL) 1, Tampa Bay Rowdies (USL) 0
Severe weather delayed kickoff for over an hour, but it didn’t take away Jacksonville Armada FC’s appetite for victory, as the NPSL side outlasted Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-0 at Southern Oak Stadium. An even first half gave way to the game’s only goal just before the hour mark, as a build-up down the left gave Armada attacker J.C. Banks an open look at goal. The son of 1990 U.S. World Cup defender Jimmy Banks made no mistake in slotting a low effort inside the left post in the 58th minute. Pushing for an equalizer, Tampa Bay almost pulled level, but saw Zac Portillos’ 71st minute effort clang off the cross bar before Armada FC closed out the victory. With the win, Jacksonville advances to the Third Round where they’ll host Miami United FC on Wednesday, May 23.