History

Tampa Bay Mutiny

1996 - 2001

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Trophies
Supporters' Shield 1996

Stadium: Tampa Stadium, 1996-98
Raymond James Stadium 1999-2001

An MLS original, the Tampa Bay Mutiny seemed poised for a bright future in their inaugural season when a team boasting league MVP Carlos Valderrama, Scoring Champion Roy Lassiter, Rookie of the Year Steve Ralston and future national-teamer Frankie Hejduk compiled the best regular season record in MLS.

Alas, it was not to be. Despite four trips to the playoffs in six years, declining attendance and a failure to find a local owner doomed the Florida club to contraction in 2001 along with the rival Miami Fusion.

Notable Players

  • Carlos Valderrama
  • Roy Lassiter
  • Steve Ralston
  • Frankie Hejduk
  • Martin Vasquez
  • Mamadou Diallo
  • Thomas Ravelli
  • Scott Garlick

Coaches

  • Thomas Rongen, 1996
  • John Kowalski, 1997-1998
  • Tim Hankinson, 1998-2000
  • Alfonso Mondelo, 2001
  • Perry Van der Beck, 2001

1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001