Pretty much everyone agrees about one thing with the Rhinos performance in Miami on Saturday night: they played a heck of a lot better in the first half than the second half.
Bob Lilley was disappointed because the team played much better in the last two weeks of pre-season than they did when the regular season began on Saturday.
Now the questions shift to what can they do this week when they travel across the country to take on the Portland Timbers. Portland should be a big step up in competition for the Rhinos and it will be interesting to see what Bob Lilley and company do to play a 90 minute game this week.
Other tidbits from the USSF D2 Pro League's opening weekend
- US Soccer.com has a schedule page, but I miss the links to the scoresheets like we used to get at USL Soccer.com.
- Luke Kreamalmayer missed the first game in AC St Louis history because his wife was about to give birth. I hope congratulations are in order to Luke and his family.
- NSC Minnesota dropped it's franchise opener in Vancouver.
- Yanks Abroad looks at Jamie Watson's long and winding road.The views and opinions expressed in this column are those of the author, and not necessarily those of the Rochester Rhinos or SoccerSam.com. Feel free to send any comments or complaints to firstname.lastname@example.org. James promises to read (but not to respond) to all of them.