The Rhinos have their second home game of the pre-season tonight with the Syracuse Orange heading west down I-90.
Here are some of the questions running through my head before the 6pm kick off:
- Will Salles play or is he still out with an ankle injury?
- Will John Ball be in the line up since his indoor season is over?
- Will any of the new signings be in uniform for the Rhinos?
- Will Steve Guppy start for the Rhinos?
- Who gets the bulk of playing time at D-Mid?
- Will Melia see enough action for me to tell whether the hype over the kid is warranted or not?
News & Notes:
- Devo has an article up at D&C.com about NBT Bank's lawsuit against the former owners of the Rhinos and their attempts to recoup some of the $10+ million in loans that they defaulted on.
- MLSNet.com has an article on how Real Salt Lake's new lineup added an offensive spark. It has some quotes from Dema Kovalenko.
- Ridge Mahoney's latest at SI.com talks about how Schelotto has been the staw that stirs the drink in Columbus. Honestly, I thought everyone knew that last year.
- Big Apple Soccer.com is saying that Tony Meola and Marcelo Balboa could be up to replace Marc De Grandpre as the New York Red Bulls grand poobah.
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