The Tampa Bay Rowdies and FC Edmonton are tied 1-1 at halftime at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Forward Georgi Hristov opened the scoring in the 16th minute after he converted from the penalty spot. The Bulgarian's second goal of the season again came from a from penalty kick after April's NASL Player of the Month Luke Mulholland was once again involved in creating the goal as he was initially brought down in the box by the Eddies goalkeeper Lance Parker.
Despite the Rowdies pressing for a second goal, the Eddies leveled the score in the 35th minute after midfielder Shaun Saiko shot it through the legs of Rowdies goalkeeper Diego Restrepo. The NASL Player of Week 4 received a pass from midfielder Daryl Fordyce before netting the equalizer.
TBR: GK Restrepo; D Gafa, Sanfilippo (Captain), Scott, Arango; M Frimpong, Hill, Savage, Cox; F Mulholland, Hristov
FCE: GK Parker; D Rago, LeRoy, Mitchell, Edward; M Saiko, Garrett, Hlavaty (Captain), Nurse; F Cox, Fordyce
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