Nickname:
Named "Mutiny" to keep in touch with the NFL Buccaneers.

Colors
:
Powder Blue
Blue
Black
 
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1996-2001
First Game Played April 13, 1996
Last Game Played September 4, 2001
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stadiums: (2)
Houlihan's Stadium 1996-1998
Raymond James Stadium 1999-2001
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MLS Cup MVP:
None
 
 
Best Season:
1996 (20-12; 58 points)

Worst Season
:
2001 (4-21-2; 14 points)
Mascot:
Sidekick
 
 
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  Page created on July 19, 2004. Last updated on March 19, 2012 at 12:30 am ET.  

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Coaches: (5)
Thomas Rongen 1996
John Kowalski 1997-1998
Tim Hankinson 1998-2000
Alfonso Mondelo 2001
Perry Van DerBeck 2001

 
 
MLS Cup Champions:
None

MLS Cup Appearances
:
None

Supporter's Shield Winner
: (1)
1996

Semi-Finals Appearances
: (1)
1996

Conference Champions
: (1)
1996

Playoff Appearances
: (4)
1996, 1997, 1999, 2000
All-Star Games Hosted:
None

All-Star Game MVP
: (2)
1996 Carlos Valderrama M
1997 Carlos Valderrama M
AWARDS
Coach of the Year
: (1)
1996 Thomas Rongen

Rookie of the Year: (1)
1996 Steve Ralston M
1997 Mike Duhaney D


Scoring Champion: (2)
1996 Roy Lassiter F
2000 Mamadou Diallo F

Goalkeeper of the Year:
None

Defender of the Year:
None

MVP: (1)
1996 Carlos Valderrama M
Historical Moments:

1996: On April 13th, The Mutiny were welcomed to Tampa with their inaugural game against the New England Revolution. The result was a 3-2 Mutiny victory. There were many stars on the team including Carlos Valderrama, Steve Ralston and scoring machine Roy Lassiter, who scored a record 26 goals in the season. The team was also coached by Thomas Rongen. As for the season, the Mutiny claimed the best record in the league at 20-12 and were the first winners of the Supporter's Shield. In the playoffs, they would be taken to a third game by the Columbus Crew before eliminating them. In the conference final, though, the Mutiny's remarkable season would come to an end as they were swept by eventual champions DC United.

1997
:
In a season that saw coach Thomas Rongen leave to take the New England Revolution's vacancy, the Mutiny would replace him with John Kowalski. Under him, the Mutiny would continue to play well and finished the season with a record of 17-15. But the Columbus Crew would get revenge on the Mutiny for the previous year by sweeping them. After the season, Kowalski resign from the club.

1998
:
In addition to getting a new coach, Tim Hankinson, Star Carlos Valderrama would leave his original club to join their new Florida counterparts, the Fusion. As a result, the Mutiny would struggle through the season, finishing with a record of 12-20 and miss the playoffs for the first time.

1999: Looking to rebound from their disappointing year, the Mutiny would get back Carlos Valderrama, and statistically and record-wise, didn't help the team much, but even with a record of 14-18, the Mutiny would make a return to the playoffs. But like two years ago, they would be swept by the Columbus Crew in the first round.

2000
:
The Mutiny would struggle through the first half of the season, but would pick it up again near the end of the season, finishing with a mediocre 16-12-4 record. But in the first round of the playoffs as the 4th seed, the Mutiny would be swept by the 5th seed Los Angeles Galaxy.

2001
:
Coach Alfonso Mondelo replaced the fired Tim Hankinson and the Mutiny would struggle mightily. In the middle of the season, Mondelo was fired and Perry Van DerBeck attempted to revive the struggling franchise. On September 4, the Mutiny would drop a 2-1 decision to the Columbus Crew, and their record stood at 4-21-2. Unfortunately, that would be the last game the Tampa Bay Mutiny would ever play as the September 11th attacks on America cancelled the rest of the season. The Mutiny, along with the Miami Fusion, ceased operations on January 8, 2002 because they couldn't find local ownership and the horrible season seemed to drive fans away.
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