Published July 20, 2011

D& Buffalo  In case you haven't heard, Abby Wambach and magicJack are in town to take on the WNY Flash tonight at Sahlen's Stadium. With the Women's World Cup afterglow in full effect, tonight's match will push to be the largest crowd in Flash history, WPS standalone history, Sahlen's...

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Published July 18, 2011

That had to be the overwhelming reaction to all those involved in yesterday's FIFA Women's World Cup Final on the US side. Whether it was the players themselves, the team's coaching and support staff, their friends and family, or all of the fans that had hopped aboard the USWNT bandwagon since last...

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It all comes down to this

Published July 17, 2011

The D&C is the Wambach & Chronicle for a day. The players are getting ready for the biggest game in many of their careers. The US team may not want to admit that they are the favorites today as they have played the hard luck kids role this far. But, the fact that they are 3-0 versus Japan in 2011,...

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US v Japan on Sunday for all the marbles

Published July 14, 2011

The US jumped out to an early lead again thanks to a Lauren Cheney goal in the 9th minute. But, France was very dangerous and carried the play for much of the first half. The crossbar came up big for Hope Solo as the US got to halftime with the 1-0 lead. France continued to push and got the equalize...

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Published July 13, 2011

Today is the day we've been waiting for since Sunday. US v France with a spot in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup Final on the line. Here we go: - The Salvatore's on Bay Road in Webster is having a viewing party today. - Check out the ESPN mini movie on Abby Wambach to get your day started. - Devo...

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The legend of Mary Abigail Wambach gets another chapter

Published July 11, 2011

According to ESPNW , Abby Wambach has scored two of the top 5 goals in USWNT history, with yesterday's being at the top of the list. Rochester obviously can't get enough of Abby Wambach. Just look at the front page of our paper. But it's not just us. Our neighbors to the west have her on the cover...

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US falls to Sweden, Brazil on tap for QFs

Published July 8, 2011

The US was unlucky against Sweden. Add in poor play defensively and more finishing issues, and the US dropped their first ever WWC group stage match and will have to face Brazil in the Quarterfinals on Sunday morning. It is ironic that left back, a position that has been an issue for the USMNT for a...

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US-Sweden for the #1 Spot in Group C

Published July 6, 2011

I think the headline says it all, so now onto the WWC links: - ESPNW looks at the US young guns that might be called upon today with Heather O'Reilly & Abby Wambach nursing injuries. - Jeff at Equalizer Soccer has a six pack of WWC questions. - Jeff also has Tuesday's Stars & Subs. - Ray at All...

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Rhinos get big win & US takes on Colombia

Published July 2, 2011

Devo's Direct Kicks D& When Isaac Kissi missed an early PK, you wondered if the Rhinos streak of solid league play might be getting derailed due to a post-US Open Cup let down. Then Kissi got the Rhinos on the board early in the second half and things looked up for the home side. But less than...

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Get your Scott Vallow Bobblehead tonight

Published July 1, 2011

Devo's Direct Kicks USL Not only are Matthew Delicate, Ryan Heins, and the Richmond Kickers in town to face the Rhinos tonight, it's Scott Vallow Bobblehead Night! There are only 1000 of them, so get there early to grab yours. On the field you have the Rhinos that got bounced out of the...

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One OK game and one disappointment yesterday

Published June 29, 2011

Yesterday features one game that was OK (USWNT v North Korea) and one that was a disappointment (Rhinos v Chicago Fire in the USOC 3rd Round). The US was blanked in the first half for the third time in World Cup group play by North Korea. It has only happened four times in USWNT history. But, the US...

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Life without the internet sucks

Published June 24, 2011

So, my interwebs hook up at the house is down until at least Tuesday. So, here is a dump of links before I get kicked off the WiFi action here in parts unknown. Gold Cup - US-Mexico tomorrow night - WVHooligan rips a Rocky quote for this post title. Gotta like that. - Dan Loney with a little USA...

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Open Cup, Gold Cup, Women's World Cup, & U-17 World Cup

Published June 21, 2011

Lamar Hunt US Open Cup D& Devo's Direct Kicks Patriot News - Match preview Patriot News - Match notes The - Bracket The Rhinos are in Harrisburg tonight to take on the City Islanders in the 2nd round of the 2011 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup tournament. The winner advances to face the Ch...

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Rhinos roll in Erie, PA

Published June 18, 2011

Devo's Direct Kicks D& First half goals from Rich Costanzo, Andrew Hoxie, and Drew Cost were more than enough offense as the Rhinos defeated the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in Erie, PA last night. The Rhinos also welcomed Isaac Kissi back into the lineup after having to deal with a potentially car...

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Rhinos & US - Survive and Advance

Published June 15, 2011

Rhinos 2:1 Phoenix SC - Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Round 1 Devo's Direct Kicks D& 2011 Lama Hunt US Open Cup Bracket It wasn't a lopsided blowout, but the Rhinos never trailed in their Lamar Hunt US Open Cup 1st Round match with Phoenix SC of the USASA. The Rhinos will now travel south to Harri...

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1 win and 2 losses over the weekend and the USOC is here

Published June 14, 2011

Rhinos defeat Harrisburg 1-0 - The USL Blog  & D& have the recap of the Rhinos win over the Harrisburg City Islanders on Saturday evening.    - Devo's game day piece on the Rhinos focuses on what F Andrew Hoxie did during the off season to enter his second pro season in better condition. - De...

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Random notes ahead of a busy weekend

Published June 10, 2011

With Fox Soccer Channel broadcasting live from Sahlen's Stadium on Saturday and Sunday and the US taking on Panama in the Gold Cup tomorrow evening, it's a busy soccer weekend. Here are some notes from all over the soccer world to get things going: - Devo has an article in today's D&C about Marta an...

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US over Canada and LIVESTRONG Sporting Park lead the news

Published June 9, 2011

USMNT over Canada 2-0 Grant Wahl - 3 Thoughts The Fullback Files Soccer America The Original Winger - Altidore's goal The Original Winger - Dempsey's goal The Original Winger - Highlights Soccer America - US Player Ratings Soccer America - Here is what we learned Dirty Tackle - De...

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5 point weekend

Published June 7, 2011

Devo's Direct Kicks - Four Point Friday USL Blog - Hoxie goals lead Rhinos to win Devo's Direct Kicks - Kitson goal secures a point for the Rhinos USL Blog All White Kit - 6 things that happened in Week 9 of WPS The Flash had an off game and almost defeated Sky Blue FC before a late wonderstrik...

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Double Game Night

Published June 3, 2011

Devo's Direct Kicks D& - Flash game day article D& - Time out with Ali Riley The Rhinos are in Antigua trying to get to .500 and the Flash host Sky Blue FC in a bid to remaining unbeaten on the season. The two teams are in different spots, but they both want 3 points badly.  The Flash wa...

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Flash win, Rhinos lose

Published May 31, 2011

WNY Flash 2:1 Philadelphia Equalizer Soccer All White Kit Devo's Direct Kicks Now we know that the Flash can come from behind on the road to win. The Philadephia Independence jumped out to an early lead when Megan Rapinoe's shot from just outside the corner of the box froze Flash GK Ashlyn Harris...

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Just drying out

Published May 29, 2011

Devo's Direct Kicks Bob Lilley and the Rhinos were not thrilled with how Friday night's 1-1 draw with the Wilmington Hammerheads went. First, you had the Rhinos losing Connor Tobin, Troy Roberts, and Michael Tanke to injury in the first half. Then you had the Rhinos going down 1-0 even though they w...

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It's all about the Flash

Published May 26, 2011

Caroline Seger makes it 4 weeks in a row that a WNY Flash player is named the WPS Player of the Week. The Flash trade away some of the their depth for 1st & 2nd round picks in the 2012 Draft. I wonder if Atlanta is betting against their being a 2012 Draft? Caroline Seger checks in to send some l...

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Flash win big over magicJack

Published May 24, 2011

Devo's Direct Kicks Bob Matthews @ D& Equalizer Soccer Soccer America All White Kit - Six Things That Happened in WPS Week Eight Equalizer Soccer - The Weekly (from Sahlen's Stadium) Equalizer Soccer - WPS Overtime The Flash drew the second largest stand alone crowd in WPS when over...

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Showdown Sunday

Published May 22, 2011

Devo's Direct Kicks D& With the WNY Flash slated to play in front of the largest home crowd so far this season, the players need to focus on remaining unbeaten. But even more important may be the rest of the organization trying to figure out how to get the fans that are showing up for the firs...

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Random links from around the interwebs

Published May 18, 2011

I need to dump a whole lot of links in a short amount of time, so here goes: - The WNY Flash are doing something I've talked about for a while with their Adopt A Player program. If you are a youth coach, get your team in the hopper today. - ESPNW has a Q&A with Abby Wambach. - The USWNT blog has a...

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Lancers join MISL & a 6 point weekend

Published May 17, 2011

USL Devo's Direct Kicks D& Inside Minnesota USL Blog With yesterday's announcement that the MISL has joined the USL and there are now 7 teams in the league that the Rochester Lancers will be playing in this winter, there are no more questions about the league and fans...

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Rhinos fall out of first place

Published May 13, 2011

The Rhinos fell in Harrisburg 1-0 on Tuesday night. But, they didn't fall out of first place in the National Division of the USL PRO League until yesterday when the LA Blues were moved to their division. You can see the revamped Rhinos schedule at USL WNY Flash updates - Devo has a ma...

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USL PRO loses 3 teams

Published May 10, 2011

Inside Minnesota Everyone that predicted the downfall of the International Division of the USL PRO League guessed correctly. The USL will re-work the remainder of the 2011 USL PRO League schedule with the three Puerto Rico clubs being removed.  It will be interesting to see what they do w...

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Alex Morgan is lone Flash player on USWNT WC Roster

Published May 9, 2011

Equalizer Soccer US Pia Sundhage named the 2011 Women's World Cup roster for Team USA today and Alex Morgan is the lone member of the WPS leading WNY Flash that was named to the squad today. magicJack had seven players named to the squad, including Abby Wambach. One magicJack player that...

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