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New England picks two from Mutiny
The six Tampa players taken in MLS' two drafts include Mamadou Diallo and Steve Ralston. [1/12]

Mutiny moves fast to update obsolete site
Having seen his team officially folded by Major League Soccer two days earlier, Mutiny president Bill Manning faced a strange moment during a staff meeting Thursday morning: Essentially, he had to write an epitaph for his team. [1/11]

MLS folds Mutiny
The Miami Fusion also is eliminated in a move expected for weeks. Lack of local ownership was Tampa Bay's biggest problem. [1/9/02]

Greco downplays future of Mutiny
Some in the Tampa Bay area remain optimistic about the Mutiny's chances of avoiding Major League Soccer contraction, but Tampa Mayor Dick Greco isn't one of them. [12/21]

Politicians support Mutiny
Tampa's mayor and a county commissioner want time to find local ownership before MLS team is eliminated. [12/20]

MLS denies that Mutiny decision has been made
Major League Soccer denied reports Friday that the Mutiny and Miami Fusion would cease operations before the 2002 season. Several South Florida newspapers reported the clubs would be victims of contraction and that a decision would be made Friday. [12/15]

MLS also exploring contraction
The Tampa Bay Mutiny is again under the microscope after Major League Soccer's Board of Governors decided Wednesday to explore possible contraction of the 12-team league. [12/7]

After awful year, Mutiny starts rebuild
TAMPA -- Is there any team in professional sports with a more fitting name than the Mutiny in 2001? [9/17]

Mutiny's season is finished
MLS cancels its last week. Playoffs start Thursday as scheduled. [9/14]

Diallo doubts that he would return next season
So Mamadou Diallo bid farewell to the Mutiny Sunday evening but is the Senegalese striker really finished in Tampa Bay? Diallo still has two years left on his MLS contract, and in the unlikely event the Mutiny doesn't trade him or he is not reallocated by the league, he could end up with the Mutiny next season. [9/12]

Striker says he wants out
After a 2-1 loss and on a bobblehead doll night in his honor, Mamadou Diallo says he'd like to play elsewhere next year. [9/10]

Diallo to announce decision
TAMPA -- Mutiny fans will get a good look at Mamadou Diallo in today's home finale against Columbus. He'll not only be in a Mutiny uniform, but the first 5,000 fans will receive a Diallo bobblehead doll. [9/9]

Sunday may be the last chance to see anything this bad
Sunday is your last chance to see the Mutiny at home this season. Don't miss this opportunity to say you were in the stands to see Scott Cannon, Jair, Gus Kartes, John Maessner, Albert Munoz, Craig Demmin and Joe Addo. It likely is your last chance. [9/5]

Another heartbreaker as Mutiny falls in 2 OT
TAMPA -- Throughout what has become a painfully long season, the Mutiny has come up with just about every conceivable way to lose. But Wednesday night's 3-2 double overtime loss to Dallas was strange, even by Tampa Bay's standards. [8/30]

The only role left for Mutiny is as a spoiler
However, Tampa Bay can make Dallas' playoff path more difficult. [8/29]

Mutiny and Revolution fall short of their goals
The teams get physical on the field but have nothing to show for it on the scoreboard in a scoreless tie. [8/27]

McCarty's big day comes
The Mutiny defender, back from a broken left ankle, returns against New England. [8/26]

Diallo likely to stay for rest of season
Bobblehead doll night appears safe. [8/22]

Mutiny doesn't stay in game long
The Mutiny proved it could match up with one of Major League Soccer's top teams Saturday night, for about 14 minutes. Tampa Bay scored first, then allowed five straight Los Angeles goals in a 5-1 loss at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. [8/20]

Coach says he'll ride vets this season
Perry Van Der Beck said he won't turn to a youth movement or to minor-leaguers for the 4-17-1 Mutiny. [8/18]

Sonora's arrival unlikely before Saturday game at L.A.
It might be a little optimistic to think newly acquired defender Diego Sonora will join the Mutiny in Los Angeles for Saturday night's match. Sonora, obtained from Chicago for a third-round pick in the 2002 draft, is in Argentina awaiting approval for a work visa. [8/15]

New goalkeeper Brown adjusts quickly to team
Mutiny coach Perry Van Der Beck gave newly acquired goalkeeper Adin Brown a guarantee when he arrived from Colorado on June 28. [8/11]

A longshot, but don't tell them
The message board in the Mutiny's Raymond James Stadium locker room before Saturday's match against San Jose read short and sweet: "8 in a row." [8/8]

Mutiny wins on Brown's shutout
Adin Brown is "phenomenal" in 2-0 victory over San Jose. [8/5]

'I didn't have much of a choice'
Danny Pena swiped a mosquito off his right leg after training Tuesday and reflected on his recent move from Los Angeles to the Mutiny. [8/1]

Van Der Beck: Auditions for 2002 are starting
Perry Van Der Beck realizes the season is all but over. His team, which he took over after Alfonso Mondelo resigned July 6, is 3-16-1 with eight games left. [7/25]

Inventive Mutiny finds another way to lose
TAMPA -- The ball went in the net. The streamers flew on the field. The celebration was underway. [7/22]

Match with Rapids rife with subplots
Former Mutiny players and a coach now with Colorado add spice to a matchup of losing teams. [7/21]

Taking the reins of the home team
Perry Van Der Beck, an area soccer fixture since 1978, faces his biggest challenge now as coach of the Mutiny. [7/18]

Swoon leaves many questions
Considered an MLS Cup contender, the Mutiny instead is wallowing in last place. [7/14]

Interim tag removed from Mutiny's coach
The Mutiny made it official Friday, naming Perry Van Der Beck to replace coach Alfonso Mondelo, who resigned on July 6.

Van Der Beck likely coach pick for now; no guarantees for '02
General manager Bill Manning did everything but name Perry Van Der Beck coach Tuesday. Manning has had numerous discussions with Van Der Beck, who took over for Alfonso Mondelo on Friday, and likely will name him as Mondelo's replacement today. [7/11]

Mutiny rallies, then falls 3-2
Two defensive lapses hurt Tampa Bay in interim coach Perry Van Der Beck's first game. [7/8]

With losses mounting, Mondelo steps aside
The first-year Mutiny coach resigns after going 3-12-1; a last-minute home defeat Wednesday is the last straw. [7/7]

Mutiny loses in 8 minutes
New York/New Jersey scores twice at the end for a 2-1 victory. [7/5]

Three new arrivals to make home debuts
The Mutiny's look will change again tonight against the MetroStars. [7/4]

Mutiny has new look
After Tampa Bay trades Carlos Valderrama and picks up three players, it tries to start anew. [6/30]

Mutiny deal sends Valderrama to Rapids
The colorful midfielder and two others go to Colorado in a three-way deal. Tampa Bay gets Adin Brown, Eric Denton and a first-round pick. [6/29]

Poor defense, worse luck
The Mutiny is bad. But injuries and suspensions have kept the team from playing to its potential. [6/27]

Mutiny ends skid, wins 3-2
TAMPA -- With playmaker Carlos Valderrama suspended for his second red card of the season, the Mutiny's biggest question entering Saturday's game was, who would distribute the ball? [6/24]

His lessons come in Mutiny games
Missing out on high school hasn't bothered rookie Devin Barclay, 18. [6/23]

Tempestuous captain on block
In the past month, midfielder Carlos Valderrama has spit on two opponents, punched a teammate in practice and earned two red cards. His latest outburst came in the 12th minute of Saturday's match at Columbus when he spit on John Harkes after he and Harkes collided chasing a loose ball. [6/20]

Crew extends Mutiny's winless slump to 10
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Dante Washington's hat trick, combined with former South Florida star Jeff Cunningham's two goals, powered the Crew past the beleaguered Tampa Bay Mutiny 6-1 Saturday night at Crew Stadium. [6/17]

A winning coach, but a losing team
Alfonso Mondelo isn't used to the struggles, especially on offense, that he has seen with the Mutiny this season. [6/16]

Manning not ready to trade just yet
General manager Bill Manning has read the e-mails. He has taken the phone calls and heard the voice mail. [6/13]

Mutiny routed again, streak reaches nine
FOXBORO, Mass. -- The rested and ready Revolution met a fatigued and indifferent Tampa Bay Mutiny Saturday night and the result was a pretty revealing 3-0 victory for New England. [6/10]

Hirsch backon the air for Mutiny
As he takes over television play-by-play duties for the Mutiny today, Larry Hirsch said he knows the pressure is on. [6/9]

Many excuses, few victories for the Mutiny
Injuries, red cards, officials, or just plain old poor play have led to an eight-game MLS winless streak.

Mutiny's winless streak reaches 8
TAMPA -- With its big guns back in the lineup, this was supposed to be the start of the Mutiny's "second season." [6/7]

Diallo says he's in control
Mamadou Diallo promises to behave. No more outbursts at officials. No more run-ins with fans. For the rest of the season he swears he'll be on his best behavior. Honest. [6/6]

Garlick debunks soccer myths
Mutiny goalkeeper Scott Garlick has been around soccer long enough to have a few takes on the state of the game and the art of goalkeeping. And at 29, he also has a few takes on retail stores, glamorous actresses, Timothy McVeigh and XFL jerseys. [6/3]

Fans see lead, just not win
The Mutiny's home form stays woeful as the Wizards rally to win 2-1.

Fractured Mutiny tries to end feud
Valderrama fight at practice is the latest problem in a frustrating season of losses and red cards. [6/2]

Valderrama is punished twice
Mutiny midfielder Carlos Valderrama will miss Saturday's home match against Kansas City because of a red card he received after Saturday's 4-0 loss to Miami. [5/31]

Valderrama, teammates duke it out in practice
The Mutiny's frustrating season got even worse Tuesday when Carlos Valderrama punched forward Eric Quill in the face during the team's first practice since Saturday's 4-0 loss to Miami. [5/30]

Mutiny hits the bottom
A 4-0 home loss to Miami gives Tampa Bay MLS' fewest points. [5/27]

Back to front, Mutiny has a different look
Ali Curtis, always a forward, starts on defense, and that's just one change for tonight's game with Miami. [5/26]

Slump has everybody searching for answers
The Mutiny office in the bowels of Raymond James Stadium is like a think tank these days. General manager Bill Manning has consulted with just about everybody in the office about getting the team out of its funk. [5/23]

Mutiny renews lease at RJS
The Major League Soccer team will pay more to stay at the Bucs' stadium through 2006. [5/22]

A lack of temper control is not new to Mutiny's Diallo
Mamadou Diallo has helped the Mutiny win plenty of games since joining the team last season. But after his latest fine and suspension, it can be argued Diallo also is hurting the team. [5/18]

MLS suspends Diallo after scrap
Mutiny forward Mamadou Diallo was suspended for three games by MLS on Wednesday for confronting a fan after a game Saturday in Denver. [5/17]

TSA lease deal very close
Unlike seasons past, it appears the Mutiny's future in Tampa is solid. General manager Bill Manning confirmed that the club is close to signing a lease renewal with the Tampa Sports Authority that will keep the team in Raymond James Stadium through 2006. Its three-year lease runs out in November. Manning said talks with TSA president Henry Saavedra began last year. [5/16]

Mutiny loses 2-1 in contest of PKs
The Rapids score twice on penalty kicks, the Mutiny only once. [5/13]

Diallo puts fire into game, feud
After a four-goal game and more penalties from MLS, the Mutiny forward is ready to prove himself. [5/12]

Four goals from Diallo, and no win
The Mutiny ties Los Angeles 4-4 despite the forward's team scoring record for a game. [5/10]

Does anyone havesome duct tape?
Patchwork Mutiny braces for a rematch against division-leading Chicago. [5/5]

Short-handed, Mondelo calls up some support
Help is on the way for the undermanned defense, at least temporarily. With four starters out because of injury, and one (John Maessner) out with a red-card suspension, coach Alfonso Mondelo has had to make some call-ups. [5/2]

Mutiny flat in Chicago loss
TAMPA -- The cannon in the north end zone of Raymond James Stadium sounded and the announced crowd of 10,602 cheered 18 minutes into the Mutiny's match against Chicago on Saturday afternoon. Never mind that Ali Curtis' shot hit the outer left side of the net, it had to cheer for something. [4/29]

Garlick prepared for pressure of being the leader on defense
"I do think in this situation it's time for the veterans to step up and lead." [4/28]

Coach seeks tighter defense
It wasn't supposed to be this way for coach Alfonso Mondelo. He was supposed to fine-tune the team, maybe make a change here or there, and turn Tampa Bay into an MLS Cup contender. [4/25]

Mutiny rallies on N.Y./N.J.
A man advantage finally pays off late in Tampa Bay's 3-1 win. [4/22]

Mondelo scrambling to replace defenders
The season is only two games old, but it isn't too early for coach Alfonso Mondelo to make lineup changes. [4/18]

Missed opportunities cost Mutiny 2-1
Tampa Bay's offensive production falls off in homeopening loss to Columbus. [4/15]

College star makes adjustment to MLS
Ali Curtis, the man at Duke, had a good debut supporting Mutiny scoring machine Mamadou Diallo. [4/14]

Double bad luck in back
The Mutiny suffered two bad breaks last week, and they have caused some roster shuffling. Before the season, veteran defender Steve Trittschuh broke his right leg in practice. Trittschuh, 35, is expected to miss about 12 weeks. [4/11]

Valderamma: many reasons to smile
He is Carlos Valderamma, one of the most visible players in international soccer, and in his second stint with the Mutiny. Through interpreter Janet Vasquez, Mutiny sales manager for the Hispanic community, here is El Pibe on his fears, his hair, his children, playing in the World Cup, the Virgin Mary and his ability to speak English: [4/8]

Mutiny hoping Mondelo is final piece of its title puzzle
Tampa Bay kicks off season No. 6 with a new coach directing a familiar lineup. [4/7] As Mutiny sags, rival is on roll
First-place Miami catches Tampa Bay without Diallo and winless in four games. [5/19]

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