THE OWLS ARE COMING TO PAETEC PARK

Published: May 17, 2006 12:00am

http://www.swfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/News/News/0,,10304~830262,00.html English club Sheffield Wednesday is the first confirmed international opponent for the Rochester Rhinos at PaeTec Park. Sheffield's website is saying that the Owls will play the Rhinos on Saturday, July 22nd at 7:35pm. Th...

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2006 FAST FERRY CUP - ROUND 1

Published: May 15, 2006 12:00am

Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis has a famous saying "Just Win, Baby!". Well, the Rochester Rhinos might be uttering that line after their first encounter with the Toronto Lynx. The Rhinos were able to escape Centennial Stadium with a 2-0 win, but I doubt their heads will be getting too big after...

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TORONTO FC, EH?

Published: May 11, 2006 12:00am

http://toronto.fc.mlsnet.com/MLS/t280/ Today it became official. Toronto FC will join MLS in 2007 as possibly the 13th team in the league and the first to be located outside of the US. Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment opted to go with Toronto FC over the proposed Inter Toronto FC. Personally, I'm...

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THE SOCCER SAM TV SHOW IS BACK!

Published: May 10, 2006 12:00am

It's baaaaaaack. The Soccer Sam Show will hit local airwaves Saturday night at midnight on WB 16 and will re-air at noon on Sunday. Soccer Sam is back as the host and Roxanna Fantauzzo makes her debut as the co-host. This week's show will have loads of behind the scenes footage of the Rhinos' openin...

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MATCH PREVIEW -- WEEK TWO

Published: May 10, 2006 12:00am

The Rhinos showed Toronto what for in 2005, winning each of their four meetings by a combined 10 goals to 4 (including the May 31 hat-trick from He Who Shall Not Be Named). The Lynx are also one of the only teams who were lit up by players still on the Rochester roster, with Greg Howes scoring twi...

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BALL NAMED USL 1ST DIVISION PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Published: May 9, 2006 12:00am

http://uslpro.uslsoccer.com/honors/131807.html Yesterday, the USL released their Teams of the Week for Week 3 and the Rhinos were one of two teams to place three players on the USL 1st Division Team of the Week. Midfielder John Ball was named the player of the week for his two goal performance in Mi...

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2 DOWN, 5 TO GO

Published: May 8, 2006 12:00am

If anyone was concerned that a 7 game road trip to open the 2006 USL 1st Division season would put the Rhinos into an early season hole, they shouldn't be concerned any longer. Less than 48 hours after the Rhinos handed expansion side Miami FC their first ever loss, the Rhinos were able to go into P...

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WELCOME TO MIAMI

Published: May 6, 2006 12:00am

The Rochester Rhinos opened the 2006 campaign in Miami last night and things couldn't have gone much better as they handed the USL 1st Division expansion side their first loss in a 3-0 triumph for the victors. Brazilian legend Romario was making his debut for Miami FC and a lot of people felt that h...

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23 TICKETS PUNCHED, NAME THE CANNON, AND MORE

Published: May 5, 2006 12:00am

20 out of 23 ain't bad http://www.ussoccer.com/articles/viewArticle.jsp_280933.html I won't take credit for Chris Albright being in and Frankie Hejduk being out due to Hey Dude's ACL tear. The big surprise was Jimmy Conrad being named and Gregg Berhalter being left off the squad. But, this is the...

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MATCH PREVIEWS -- WEEK ONE

Published: May 3, 2006 12:00am

So this is uncomfortable. How can someone write a preview for a match against a team that has played just one match, who may or may not feature the service of the most decorated and recognizable star in the history of the league, and whose roster is comprised largely of players completely unfamiliar...

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A SOCCER NATION WAITS

Published: May 2, 2006 12:00am

US Men's National Team manager Bruce Arena will make 23 men very happy today as he will unveil the initial 23 man roster for the US team that will head to Germany and take part in the World Cup that starts in a little over a month. As with any team that is assembled, there will be plenty of second g...

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COULD THE BRITISH BE COMING?

Published: May 2, 2006 12:00am

Over a month ago, the Seattle Sounders announced that Coca-Cola Championship club Cardiff City would be visiting Qwest Field on July 18th. This past week, the Portland Timbers announced that another Coca-Cola Championship club, Coventry City, would be visiting Portland on July 8th to take on the Tim...

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RHINOS CLOSE OUT PRESEASON WITH WIN

Published: April 28, 2006 12:00am

The Rochester Raging Rhinos closed out the 2006 preseason with a 3-0 win over Syracuse University at MCC today. Head Coach Laurie Calloway must have worked the team hard after the 1-0 loss last Saturday to SUNY Binghamton as the team looked a lot sharper than they had in the previous two Rochester a...

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WHERE'S ROMARIO?

Published: April 28, 2006 12:00am

Sunday afternoon, Miami FC opened their inaugural USL 1st Division season versus the Montreal Impact. It was also to be the day that Brazilian legend Romario made his US pro debut. But, visa issues kept Romario from playing in the scoreless draw between Montreal and Miami. Alas, if Rhino fans were h...

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DOING THE RED BULL THING

Published: April 27, 2006 12:00am

DC United forward Alecko Eskandarian missed most of last season due to the effects of a concussion sustained when New England goalkeeper Matt Reis' knee landed upside Alecko's head early last season. But last Saturday, in his return to the stadium where his father Andranik once played for the Cosmos...

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THE SHAKE UP IN NEW YORK CONTINUES

Published: April 20, 2006 12:00am

Well, the rumored move from New York to LA for Alexi Lalas finally happened this week when he resigned as the President and General Manager of Red Bull New York and accepted the President and General Manager position with the LA Galaxy on Monday. While this move was hardly unexpected with Doug Hamil...

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THE SEARCH FOR CHEMISTRY CONTINUES

Published: April 18, 2006 12:00am

The Rhinos took on Hartwick College in their fifth preseason game last night at Roberts Wesleyan College. At the end of the game the scoreboard said that the Rhinos had won 3-0, but their search for offensive chemistry was still ongoing. With players such as Scott Vallow, Frankie SanFilippo, Johnny...

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PRESEASON GAME ON!

Published: April 16, 2006 12:00am

Yesterday at Aquinas High School, the Rochester Rhinos made their local preseason debut with a solid 3-1 victory over the Toronto Lynx. The Rhinos started what could be very close to the opening day starting lineup in Miami with Scott Vallow in goal, Nate Craft at left back, Kenney Bertz and Scott...

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ROCHESTER SOCCER LEGEND PASSES ON

Published: April 14, 2006 12:00am

Former Rochester Lancers co-owner Pat Dinolfo passed away this week. In 1967, Pat and Charlie Schiano put together a group that purchased a team in the ASL and they named that team the Rochester Lancers. Following the 1969 season, the Lancers then moved to the NASL where they would play from 1970 un...

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WHERE WAS THE SMART CHIP BALL WHEN CHIVAS NEEDED IT?

Published: April 13, 2006 12:00am

FIFA and adidas had been hoping that a smart chip soccer ball would be ready in time for the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Unfortunately, the technology wasn't deemed ready by the powers that be. Well, after last Saturday's match with DC United, Chivas USA might want to see if MLS wants to work with ad...

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A MOMENT OF SILENCE

Published: April 13, 2006 12:00am

On Monday April 10th, Julia DiVeronica, Jeff's grandmother, passed away at the age of 93. Sam and I would like to take a moment to pass on our thoughts and prayers to the entire DiVeronica family. James Weise

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LEAVING A LASTING IMPRESSION

Published: April 12, 2006 12:00am

For players looking to play their way on to the 23 man World Cup roster for the US National Team, last night was all about making a strong last impression on US Manager Bruce Arena and his staff. Unfortunately, much like with the 4-1 loss to Germany, the US wasn't particularly strong. And only a few...

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MOVING DAY

Published: April 10, 2006 12:00am

Friday was moving day at the Masters. Sunday was moving day for most of the participants of Rhinos training camp in Cary, NC. The Rhinos broke camp on Sunday with some players headed straight back to Rochester, some to gather up their stuff for a move to Rochester, and yet others were moving on to...

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A NEW ERA BEGINS

Published: April 8, 2006 12:00am

This morning it was bitterly cold at Roberts Wesleyan College, but that didn't stop the new era in women's soccer in Rochester from getting underway. A dozen young women, including Greece-Athena and Le Moyne College's Laney Blais, came out to the open try out for local and regional players looking...

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DID THE RHINOS RETIRE DOUG MILLER'S #19?

Published: April 6, 2006 12:00am

The Rhinos made their preseason debut yesterday in a 2-1 loss to the Charleston Battery at SAS Soccer Park in Cary, NC. Cary soccer fan Jarrett Campbell posted pictures of the match and this one caught my eye. Was that someone wearing Doug Miller's #19? Apparently the Rhinos have given jersey #19...

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QUESTION THE ANSWERS

Published: April 5, 2006 12:00am

One of my favorite albums of all times is The Mighty Mighty BossTones Question The Answers. And while none of the songs are overly deep, the title really stuck with me for a long time. You are probably wondering why on Earth I am bringing up The Mighty Mighty BossTones when I'm supposed to be writin...

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MITCHELL ROWE SPEAKS OUT ON PAETEC PARK

Published: April 3, 2006 12:00am

After yesterday's front page story on PaeTec Park, former City of Rochester employee Mitchell Rowe felt that he wanted to speak out on what he sees as a great project. The following is Mitchell's view on the project in his own words: Speaking out on PaeTec Park by Mitchell Rowe We can argue all day...

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MLS' 11TH SEASON IS UNDER WAY

Published: April 3, 2006 12:00am

I was lucky enough to see most of 4 of the 6 MLS matches this past weekend. And while the level of play in MLS has been debated, I thought that, for at least one weekend, MLS provided a lot of entertaining soccer. Here are some of my random thoughts from this past weekend of MLS action: - Apparently...

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ANOTHER EX-RHINO HEADED TO MONTREAL?

Published: April 2, 2006 12:00am

On yesterday's Kick This! show, Soccer Sam predicted that former Rhino MF Adauto Neto will sign with the Montreal Impact later this week. Neto is currently playing indoors for the Baltimore Blast of the MISL. He is currently 2nd in the MISL in scoring with 56 points. Neto trails only current Rhino G...

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2ND WEEK OF JULY SHAPING UP TO BE A BIG ONE

Published: March 31, 2006 12:00am

Two announcements over the past two days will make the second week of July a big one in Rochester. US Soccer announced the schedule and format for the 2006 US Open Cup tournament this week. The Rochester Rhinos will enter the tournament in the 3rd round and will play the winner of a 2nd round match....

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