March 19, 2011
The Rhinos announced yesterday that they have signed midfielder Tony Donatelli.
Donatelli had been in camp with the San Jose Earthquakes before being released a month ago.
Donatelli has won a pair of USL 1st Division titles with Vancouver in 2006 and Montreal in 2009. Bob Lilley was Donatelli's coach in Vancouver when they won the title in 2006.
This is a really solid signing after the Rhinos lost SanFilippo and Pitchkolan earlier this off season. And I doubt that Bob will need to get into Donatelli the way he did some of the midfielders that were playing in Thursday's scoreless draw against Binghampton University.
News & Notes:
- Donatelli is on the Rhinos roster for this afternoon's match at Sahlen's Stadium against York University.
- Unprofessional Foul takes a look at WNY Flash & USWNT forward Alex Morgan.
- Chase Harrison is back with the Harrisburg City Islanders.
- Grant Wahl has competition in trying to unseat Sepp Blatter.
- Bob Bradley has unveiled the USMNT roster for the pair of upcoming friendlies.
- The MLS schedule conflicting with the FIFA international dates coming up soon have caused a lot of team to miss key players.
- Next Saturday, the USMNT will be wearing new red jerseys. If you want your motto sewn into them, check out this contest from US Soccer & Nike.
- It looks like the Hex is staying in regards to CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying.
- If you need to brush up on what the Brimstone Cup is, here is a primer.
- Charlie Davies has launched his own website.
- Since Chad Ochocinco's day job is in limbo, he is going to trial with Sporting KC.
- Dan Antoniuk has gone back and signed with FC Edmonton.
- DC United is looking to improve the game day experience for their fans.
- Joe Warren is ending his retirement and playing for Minnesota this season.
- JELD-WEN Stadium doesn't roll off the tongue as easily as PGE Park did.
- Landon Donovan is part of a cool commercial for The Wild Soccer Bunch kids books.
- If you are a fan of goals from distance, check this one out.
- Stuart Holden will be playing at Wmbley Stadium in the FA Cup semifinals.
- If refs could use this , it would be really cool.
- The MLS Roadtrip Crew made it to adidas HQ.
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