I'm not dead

Published October 10, 2011

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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Segota & Popovic named to Indoor Soccer Hall of Fame

Published October 4, 2011

Devo's Direct Kicks Indoor Soccer Hall.com Former Lancers Branko Segota and Don Popovic were named to the inaugural class of the Indoor Soccer Hall of Fame today. News & Notes: - The WNY Flash are bringing back Christine Sinclair, Ashlyn Harris, and Brittany Bock. - ESPNW looks at the Flash's Bec...

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MISL Schedule Revised

Published September 29, 2011

MISL.com Devo's Direct Kicks   Reportedly, Chicago was unable to finalize a stadium lease agreement and that has forced the team to push out joining the MISL until the 2012-13 season and the MISL has come out with a revised schedule for a 7 team league. In other league news, the Baltimore Blast anno...

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Syracuse Silver Knights sign Jonny Steele

Published September 26, 2011

MISL.com The Syracuse Silver Knights have signed former Syracuse Salty Dog and former Rochester Rhino Jonny Steele. Steele has previous indoor experience playing with the Kansas City Comets during the 2004-05 season, the Baltimore Blast during the 05-06 and 06-07 seasons, and with the Philadelphia K...

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USWNT dominate Canada

Published September 23, 2011

Devo's Direct Kicks All White Kit   SBI.net - Match Highlights   Youtube - Post-game Reactions   Soccer America   USWNT Blog - Rapinoe for Mayor   Youtube - USWNT open training at Nike World Headquarters   Youtube - Rapinoe & Lindsey Q&A   US-Sweden in Phoenix on 11/19  Youtube - USWNT put through N...

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More on Lilley's choice to take 2012 off

Published September 20, 2011

Kick This! Podcast Devo's Direct Kicks  During Saturday's edition of Kick This!, Devo talked to Rhinos GM Pat Ercoli, Rhinos assistant coach Bill Sedgewick, Lancers head coach & Rhinos GK coach Billy Andracki, and WNY Flash assistant coach and former Rhinos GK Scott Vallow about Bob Lilley's decisio...

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Bob Lilley will not be back with the Rhinos

Published September 16, 2011

Devo's Direct Kicks USL PRO Between September 2nd and September 14th, Bob Lilley changed his mind about whether he wanted to sign a new contract to coach the Rhinos beyond this past season. For an organization that is trying to recapture the popularity that they enjoyed a decade ago, having their 3r...

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Doug Miller is on the radio

Published September 13, 2011

Kick This! Soccer is a Kick in the Grass   Rochester Lancers forward Doug Miller has been out and about talking about his signing with the club. On Saturday, he was in studio at Kick This! and last night there was an interview with Doug on Soccer is a Kick in the Grass. News & Notes:  - Indoor Socc...

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Doug Miller joins the Lancers

Published September 8, 2011

D&C.com - Press Conference Coverage D&C.com - Pre-Press Conference Article Devo's Direct Kicks MISL   The Lancers unveiled their first ever player signing yesterday. And in one of the most expected announcements ever, Doug Miller was unveiled as #19 for the Lancers. The USL Hall of Famer hasn't play...

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Lancers Schedule is out

Published September 6, 2011

The MISL has released the 2011-12 league schedule. One key date for the Rochester Lancers has changed since the home opener release that the league made previously. The Lancers home opener is now scheduled for 1pm on Saturday November 12th versus Chicago.  Doug Miller to be unveiled tomorrow? Devo'...

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Seger is gone, US-CR, WPS CEO Resigns, & More

Published September 2, 2011

Devo's Direct Kicks The WNY Flash have lost captain Caroline Seger with her signing a two year deal in Sweden. With questions about whether Marta will be back in 2012 with her being out of contract, it will be interesting to see if perhaps the Flash change their formation from the 4-3-3 with three c...

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Is Seger Gone?

Published August 31, 2011

Devo says that the WNY Flash own an option for 2012 on team captain Caroline Seger. Jenna Pel wonders if her new two year deal in Sweden means that she's not coming back to WPS. My guess is that she continues the globe hopping back and forth to maximize income. Although, if WPS pushes back their...

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WNY Flash - 2011 WPS Champions

Published August 29, 2011

Devo's Direct Kicks - Rapid Recap Devo's Direct Kicks - Match Recap Devo's Direct Kicks - Match Highlights WPS.com   Soccer America All White Kit Steven Goff - Soccer Insider Beau Dure - ESPNW Jacqueline Purdy - ESPNW USL Soccer The Goalkeeper   Dirty Tackle on the four legged pitch invader Thank go...

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Big weekend starts tonight

Published August 26, 2011

Rhinos vs Harrisburg City Islanders in the USL PRO National Division Final D&C.com   USL PRO   Penn Live.com   The Rhinos face the Harrisburg City Islanders tonight. So far this season, the Rhinos have taken 2 of the 3 matches between the clubs and all three have ended with a 1-0 scoreline. So, shou...

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Just another random Wednesday

Published August 24, 2011

- This week's Mondays with McCall takes video form. - Abby Wambach will be making an appearance at Saturday's WPS Championship game. Also, the WPS Championship trophy is en route to Rochester. - If you've been wondering why Equalizer Soccer has been quiet for the past week or so, here you go. - Devo...

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Rhinos advance and Flash get opponent

Published August 22, 2011

Rhinos advance past Pittsburgh 4-0 Devo's Direct Kicks - Rapid Recap Devo's Direct Kicks USL PRO Bob Lilley's squad picked a nice night to have one of their best performances of the season as they blew out the Pittsburgh Riverhounds 4-0 on Friday night. The win puts the Rhinos through to the Nati...

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Lancers name Billy Andracki as GM & Head Coach

Published August 18, 2011

Devo's Direct Kicks D&C.com Billy Andracki on The John DiTullio Show [Disclaimer: There wasn't a press conference to announce it, but I am the Rochester Lancers Director of Public Relations as well as the News Director for SoccerSam.com & Kick This!]   Yesterday the Rochester Lancers unveiled Billy...

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Flash & Rhinos close out regular season with wins

Published August 15, 2011

The Rhinos closed out the regular season with a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds thanks to a goal from Pittsburgh native Rich Costanzo. The Riverhounds return to Rochester on Friday night in the first round of the USL PRO League playoffs. If the Rhinos win, they would host the Harrisburg-LA w...

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Home finally weekend is upon us

Published August 12, 2011

Tomorrow night the Rhinos close their regular season at home to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. The Rhinos are tied for first in the National Division with Harrisburg. The City Islanders close out league play in Orlando tonight. The WNY Flash close out their regular season on Sunday at home with a 6pm m...

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A tale of two halves

Published August 11, 2011

The US didn't look great in the first half. But, once they brought on Brek Shea and Robbie Rogers in the 2nd half and tweaked their formation, they looked really good late and Jurgen Klinsmann got a 1-1 draw versus Mexico in his USMNT debut. Not too bad. And here are a ton of links from last night:...

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US-Mexico Game Day

Published August 10, 2011

The cliche goes that you only get one time to make a first impression. Well, tonight is Jurgen Klinsmann chance to make his first impression as the USMNT coach. Add to that the fact that the opponent in tonight's friendly is Mexico and the interest level in this match is off the charts. So, here are...

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All Klinsmann, All the time

Published August 9, 2011

Since we're less than 36 hours away from Jurgen Klinsmann's first match as the USMNT coach, here are the boatload of links out there heading into the match. - Timmy Chandler is out and Zach Loyd is in as the replacement and Robbie Rogers has replaced Maurice Edu. - Clarence Goodson is out for tomorr...

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All sorts of TGIF news

Published August 5, 2011

Here are a bunch of links as that's what happens when I take a day off on a busy week in soccer news.  Local soccer: - Devo has a blog post and a nice article in today's D&C on Lenin Steenkamp. - Here is Devo's blog post on the WNY Flash's 2-1 win over Boston on Wednesday night. And I thought that i...

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Alex Morgan & The WNY Flash take on Boston

Published August 3, 2011

Devo has a big article on Alex Morgan in today's D&C ahead of tonight's WNY Flash match versus the Boston Breakers. Here are the gameday notes from the Breakers website. Dan Lauletta at WPS.com looks at the WNY Flash making their push down the stretch of the 2011 season.  In other news, I hope Old S...

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Busy soccer weekend

Published August 1, 2011

The Rhinos bagged 4 pts, the Flash came back from 1-0 down to bag 4 goals and 3 points, and Jurgen Klinsmann was introduced today as the new USMNT coach. Other than that, not too much is going on..... Klinsmann introduction and first impressions on the hire  - Goal.com & SBI.net have eafrly coverage...

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Klinsmann named new USMNT head coach

Published July 29, 2011

US Soccer.com It's official, Jurgen Klinsmann is the new head coach of the US Men's National Team. A press conference will be held on Monday to officially introduce Klinsmann and he will make his debut in two weeks as the US plays Mexico on August 10th in Philadelphia. Here are some comments that Kl...

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Random randomness.....

Published July 28, 2011

Here are some links from around the soccer world on this Thursday... - BREAKING NEWS: Bob Bradley is out as the USMNT coach. It's going to be interesting to see who's next. Will MLS coaches like Sigi Schmid and Jason Kreis be the type of coach that US Soccer goes to next. Or, will they go the foreig...

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Alex Morgan with the highlight reel equalizer

Published July 26, 2011

Equalizer Soccer  All White Kit   The Original Winger Soccer America Unprofessional Foul  Dirty Tackle  Inside Minnesota Soccer  If you didn't tune in to Fox Soccer on Sunday night to check out the WNY Flash versus the Boston Breakers, then you missed a sick equalizing goal by Alex Morgan. My reac...

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Big win for the Rhinos

Published July 23, 2011

D&C.com Milestone win for the coach? Check First team to clinch a playoff spot in the USL PRO League? Check Knock off a team that was on a six game unbeaten streak? Check The Rhinos were less than 100% with captain Troy Roberts, Quavas Kirk, and Alfonso Motagalvan out with injuries and the Pittsburg...

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Soccertown, USA for one night only

Published July 21, 2011

Devo's Direct Kicks - 5 Thoughts After WWW  Devo's Direct Kicks - Festive Night D&C.com - Soccer Celebration   ESPNW USL Free Kicks Blog Soccer America The Original Winger  NY Times  Rochester was Soccertown, USA last night. But, I'm having a hard time figuring out what last night was, what it cou...

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