Rhinos keep rolling

Published: May 11, 2012 12:00am

D&C.com USL PRO.com The Rhinos were able to keep the unbeaten, unscored upon start to the 2012 season going last Saturday at home versus the Charlotte Eagles. There have been a few ongoing themes throughout the Rhinos 4-0-0 start and they continued in the home opener. First, JC Banks was in on t...

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Rhinos come home unbeaten

Published: May 4, 2012 12:00am

Rhinos 1:0 Dayton This is not a recording. JC Banks scored again, Kristian Nicht had another clean sheet, and the Rhinos return home with a perfect 3-0-0 record as they host the Charlotte Eagles tomorrow night at Sahlen's Stadium. Banks and D George Kyriazis were both named to the USL PRO League Tea...

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Rhinos looking to go 3-0-0 this weekend

Published: April 27, 2012 12:00am

Rhinos sweep the LA Blues Rhinos aim to continue perfect start Dutch Lions set for Rhinos Last weekend, the Rhinos won their second straight against the LA Blues by a score of 2-0. Andrew Hoxie came on at halftime for Graciano Brito and paid immediate dividends. Hoxie scored the game winner in the 5...

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Rhinos win in Myers debut as coach

Published: April 20, 2012 12:00am

Devo's Direct Kicks Tyler Rosenlund gets the goal, Kristian Nicht and the Rhinos defense gets the clean sheet, and Jesse Myers gets the win his his debut as the Rhinos head coach. A lot of things went well in Week 1 for the Rhinos. Rosenlund, Nicht, and Tam McManus were also named to the USL PRO Tea...

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The Rhinos season set to kick off tomorrow

Published: April 13, 2012 12:00am

New head coach Jesse Myers and the Rochester Rhinos are heading to LA to open the 2012 season tomorrow night against the LA Blues. The Rhinos have yet to make it official, but Lancers D and Rochester native Kyle Manscuk is on the Rhinos roster in the team's 2012 media guide. The two other Lancers, G...

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The Duke has Returned

Published: April 6, 2012 12:00am

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...

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Local news & the US Olympic meltdown

Published: March 29, 2012 12:00am

Local news: - The MISL has expanded the regular season from 24 to 26 games for the 2012-13 season meaning that the Lancers will play one more home game in year two of the franchise.  - The Rhinos beat SUNY Binghamton 4-0 last Saturday with trialist Danny Earls setting up two of the goals.  - Scott V...

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US Men get off to hot start to Olympic Qualifying

Published: March 23, 2012 12:00am

US-Cuba Match Highlights With the US getting a hat trick from Joe Corona in a 6-0 win over Cuba last night, Olympic Qualifying got off to a pretty good start for the US Men.  Although, US coach Caleb Porter is trying to keep the players' heads on their shoulders by focusing on areas the team could i...

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Lancers 1st season comes to an end

Published: March 15, 2012 12:00am

The Lancers season ended on Monday evening when the team lost Game 2 of the MISL Eastern Division Finals to the Baltimore Blast. While the Lancers lost both games in the series by six points, Monday's contest felt a lot more even as the Lancers were able to score eight points at home versus only two...

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The Lancers Epic Weekend and US Soccer's Epic Leap Day

Published: March 2, 2012 12:00am

Mauricio Salles had a huge game last week with 10 points and the OT power play 3-point goal in the playoff clinching win for the Lancers. That led Salles to be named the MISL player of the week for last week. The Lancers now get to sit back, heal up, and watch the Baltimore Blast play the final two...

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Lancers can clinch playoff spot tonight

Published: February 23, 2012 12:00am

With the Lancers win in Wichita on Saturday  and Milwaukee's win in Syracuse last night , the Lancers can clinch a playoff spot if they win tonight at home versus Wichita. The Lancers split their previous two games against the Wings in Wichita. Saturday's 16-10 Lancers win came after Wichita won 19-...

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Lancers magic number is 3

Published: February 16, 2012 12:00am

MISL Standings Norfolk defeats Syracuse With Norfolk defeating Syracuse on Tuesday night, the Lancers magic number to clinch a playoff spot is now down to three as the Lancers have a half-game lead over the Silver Knights and they own the tiebreaker in the event that the two teams finish the season...

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Big News Day

Published: January 30, 2012 12:00am

WNY Flash Letter to Fans WPS has chosen to not have a 2012 season. The WNY Flash are planning on fielding a professional team in the highest league in the US. This news comes one day after the USWNT finishes an unbeaten, unscored upon CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament where WNY Flash F Alex Mor...

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Waldo goes off

Published: January 17, 2012 12:00am

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3   Former USMNT F and current Fox Soccer analyst Eric Wynalda did a presentation at the recent NSCAA Convention called "Why not US?". It was pretty awesome. The written recap is long, but it is a fun read. He also talked to The Free Beer Movement on this topic.  News & Notes:...

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New Year News

Published: January 5, 2012 12:00am

Since my last post, the Lancers defeated Norfolk 26-10 at home, they lost a close game to Milwaukee at home 10-6, they lost in the last minute to in Norfolk 18-16, and they defeated Norfolk at home on Monday afternoon 24-11.  The Lancers are currently a half-game behind Syracuse for the final playof...

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Abby Wambach gets an early Christmas present

Published: December 21, 2011 12:00am

US Soccer Devo's Direct Kicks Abby Wambach was named the AP Female Athlete of the Year this week. In so doing, she becomes the first individual soccer player to win either the AP Male or Female Athlete of the Year award. The 1999 Women's US National Team won the AP Female award as the first soccer...

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Hannigan early pick for Lancers MVP

Published: December 14, 2011 12:00am

I have to think that Patrick Hannigan missing Saturday night's game in Milwaukee helped Joe Hammes being named MISL Player of the Week this week. The Lancers just play better with Hannigan in there. I hope his wrist is good to go on Saturday afternoon when the Syracuse Silver Knights come to town of...

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Boom goes the dynamite

Published: December 2, 2011 12:00am

Lancers.com Mauricio Salles promised a hat trick and he delivered (along with adding an assist) in the Lancers 16-2 win in Norfolk. Jeremy Ortiz had a couple of goals, Doug Miller had a couple of assists, Irondequoit native Jake Schindler had his first pro goal, and Andrew Hoxie had a goal and an as...

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Lancers aim to get back to .500

Published: December 1, 2011 12:00am

MISL.com The Lancers are looking to bounce back tonight from their disappointing loss on Saturday afternoon to the Baltimore Blast. Tonight they make their visit visit to the Norfolk Sharx as they hope to get back to .500 and pull even with the Syracuse Silver Knights for 2nd place in the Eastern Di...

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Play to win or play to entertain?

Published: November 23, 2011 12:00am

MISL.com Devo's Direct Kicks D&C.com After a relatively boring home opener that wasn't helped by the visiting Missouri Comets playing a possession oriented game, the Lancers and the Syracuse Silver Knights played a much more entertaining game that the home team was able to win 22-13. Having ad...

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Will Salles' Goal Bring People Back?

Published: November 16, 2011 12:00am

Devo's Direct Kicks on the Match Devo's Direct Kicks with the video of Salles' goal Indoor Soccer News - Match Report Indoor Soccer News - Look at the Lancers   As the old saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression. The Lancers debut made a good impression amongst some out of to...

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Almost 24 hrs away now....

Published: November 11, 2011 12:00am

Devo has an article on Doug Miller's motivation (including a video interview) at the D&C's website. The Lancers are looking to bounce back from the opening game loss in Syracuse against the Comets.   Now let's get into the MLS news: - Pat Onstad enjoyed his first season as a coach.  - LA and Hou...

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Lancers home opener less than 48 hrs away

Published: November 10, 2011 12:00am

I've been lacking in my blog posting, so here are the things that have happened since my last update. Lancers & MISL:  - Neal Kitson re-signed with the Rhinos and was loaned to the Lancers.   - The Lancers fell on a last minute goal in Syracuse.   - The Lancers also added US Futsal National Team...

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Lancers add 5 more players

Published: November 3, 2011 12:00am

Devo's Direct Kicks MISL.com On Tuesday, the Rochester Lancers unveiled 5 more players in Brazilian goalkeeper Leonardo "Leo" Tillemont, former Section V star Kyle Manscuk, Serbian native Ljubomir "Lubo" Kocic, former Tacoma Stars standout player Brayton Knapp and former Kitsap Pumas star Elliot Fau...

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MISL season gets closer, magicJack out, and more

Published: October 28, 2011 12:00am

We are one week away from the 2011-12 MISL season kicking off and here are some tidbits: Devo's Direct Kicks - Lancers radio home is 93.3 FM   MISL.com Lancers Preview MISL.com Syracuse Silver Knights Preview   MISL.com Norfolk SharX Preview   MISL.com Baltimore Blast Preview   The Milwaukee Wave ha...

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Lancers unveil 5 new players & radio home

Published: October 24, 2011 12:00am

MISL.com - Lancers sign five more players Devo's Direct Kicks MISL.com - Lancers unveil radio partner Last week, the Lancers unveiled five more players with Mauricio Salles, Rey Martinez, Andrew Hoxie, JP Reyes, and Nelson Becerra joing Doug Miller on the Lancers roster. We talked to Salles, Hoxie,...

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Lancers player announcement today

Published: October 20, 2011 12:00am

The Rochester Lancers are having a press conference to announce 5 new player signings, along with the addition of a new assistant coach and their head athletic trainer. Devo thinks that Mauricio Salles might be announced today because of a picture he posted on facebook. I think the bigger clue is th...

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Myers named new Rhinos head coach

Published: October 15, 2011 12:00am

Devo's Direct Kicks - First Impression USL PRO Devo's Direct Kicks - First Interview Devo's Direct Kicks - The "brains" of the Kickers The Rhinos unveiled their new head coach on Wednesday and the job went to long time Richmond Kickers assistant coach Jesse Myers. Myers has head coaching experienc...

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Lancers unveil wall of fame

Published: October 11, 2011 12:00am

MISL The Rochester Lancers have unveiled their inaugural class of the team's Wall of Fame. Team Inductees: Claude Campos, Sal DeRosa (Coach), Pat Ercoli, Francisco Escos, Carlos Metidieri, Frank Odoi, Dragan "Don" Popovic (Coach), Branko Segota, Joe Sirianni (Trainer) and Mike Stojanovic. Non-Team I...

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I'm not dead

Published: October 10, 2011 12:00am

There is some big local news happening this week. First, McCall Zerboni is officially coming back to the WNY Flash after signing a new contract. Second, the Rochester Rhinos have hired their next head coach and he will be unveiled at a press conference on Wednesday. Rhinos GM Pat Ercoli was on Soc...

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