Jeremy Christie of the FC Tampa Bay Rowdies

Yup folks, its Jerm back here with a Tampa Bay Sports update and more World Cup fever! This is a super exciting update though, as its one that is very close to home and involves our own FC Tampa Bay Rowdies!!!

I was super excited when I read the story today, as the Rowdies own Jeremy Christie, was recently named to New Zealand's 2010 World Cup team, which will compete in South Africa in June!!! New Zealand will compete in Group F taking on Italy, Paraguay and Slovakia. Christie joined FC Tampa Bay this season via Waitakere United in the New Zealand first division.

That's a pretty tough group with some world class competition, so we are all very excited for Jeremy and will be wishing him well in less than a month when the tournament kicks off! This is a perfect of example of world class athletes on display here in Tampa Bay, a world class destination!

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If you want to keep an eye out for Jeremy during the cup, feel free to check out the full line up of games this summer, and check with us for more updates on Tampa Bay area events!