The Rhinos have brought back MF Danny Earls. Earls has been in town for a while and it's great to see him back with the Rhinos. I can't wait to see what Earls and JC Banks can do on the wings for Rochester this season.
In other Rhinos news, they have a new strength and conditioning coach. It should be interesting to see how a guy with an NFL background does in the general physical preperation of a soccer team.
The Rhinos played the Montreal Impact U-21s to a 1-1 draw in pre-season action.
Devo has an article looking at new head coach Jesse Myers.
- Lubo took part in a US Futsal National Team camp this week.
More Olympic Qualifying Talk:
- Juan Agudelo thinks maybe the US U-23s were overconfident.
- Soccer America looks at the problem areas that were exposed by the Olympic stumble.
- MLS Talk looks at how the failure to qualify for the Olympics may hold back young players.
- Kofie Sarkodie defends Caleb Porter who was his coach in college.
- MLS Talk thinks that people overreacted to the team not qualifying.
- Jurgen Klinsmann reflects on the Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
- Klinsmann also sees Caleb Porter having a bright future despite the loss.
- Here is the Studio 90 interview with Klinsmann on the topic.
News & Notes:
- Abby Wambach is huge in Japan. Who knew?
- Here is a cool break down of a Thierry Henry goal vs Colorado.
- Herculez Gomez is balling south of the border.
- Beau Dure is back with another installment of Single-Digit Soccer.
- Red Bull Street Style is pretty sick.
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