Let's forget about Friday night....

Published June 7, 2010

Devo's Report Card , Match Report , Notebook, & Saturday's edition of Kick This! pretty much finished beating the dead horse that was the less than stellar performance of the Rhinos versus NSC Minnesota on Friday night. It will be very interesting to see how the team not only comes out on Saturday...

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Published June 4, 2010

D&C.com Devo's Direct Kicks Coming off a nice 2-1 home win over Vancouver, the Rhinos host the NSC Minnesota Stars this evening. When the Rhinos faced the Stars in Minnesota on April 28th, the Rhinos were able to win convincely by a 3-0 scoreline. With a win tonight the Rhinos can pull within a po...

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USOC 1st & 2nd round bracket is out

Published June 3, 2010

The Cup.us The Rhinos will host the Dayton Dutch Lions of the PDL on Tuesday June 15th in the First Round of the 2010 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup tournament. The winner of that match will face the winner of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds-Detroit United SC match in the Second Round. MLS clubs enter into the c...

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World Cup Roundup

Published June 2, 2010

Dirty Tackle @ Yahoo.com USA 10 Kit MLS Talk Fanhouse Apparently there is an ESPN the Magazine cover jinx now with Giuseppe Rossi being left off Italy's World Cup squad. The firestorm that has been set off by this news involving one of the most polarizing figures in US soccer circles has been fun...

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Recapping a looooong weekend

Published June 1, 2010

Devo's Direct Kicks - Report Card D&C.com - Game Report D&C.com - Notebook Whitecaps FC.com The Rhinos got a big three points on Saturday night with their 2-1 win over Vancouver. After the game, Bob Lilley talked about how things are getting better. But in what has become a common theme, he did h...

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Before I shut things down for the long weekend

Published May 27, 2010

Before I shut things down for a long Memorial Day Weekend, here are some links for everyone to chew on: - There are reports that WPS's St Louis Athletica will be folding. Brian Quarstad tweets that he's working on a post about Jeff Cooper talking to both the Athletica & AC St Louis today.... - Devo...

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Bob Bradley has his 23

Published May 26, 2010

US Soccer.com - World Cup Roster The biggest debate today is about Robbie Finlay making the team and Brian Ching being released back to the Houston Dynamo. That makes the million dollar question whether the US has enough beef up top with Altidore and Buddle and if Findlay's speed will be enough to...

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Rhinos fall in Vancouver

Published May 24, 2010

Devo's Direct Kicks D&C.com Whitecaps FC.com - Match report, videos, pics, the works Rhinos Soccer.com For a while, the Rhinos defense had not allowed a goal through the run of play. Now they've allowed one in each of the past two games while the Rhinos offense has gone cold leading to the team ri...

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A developing situation

Published May 21, 2010

Inside Minnesota Soccer Inside Minnesota Soccer - Update St Louis Globe-Democrat StLToday.com TheTelegraph.com Kansas City.com WV Hooligan The Offside Rules MLS Rumors MLS Talk MLS Daily Fake Sigi What started out mid-day yesterday as a few rumors has exploded as the news has circulated...

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CPB comes in and takes 3 pts

Published May 20, 2010

D&C.com Devo's Direct Kicks Devo's Direct Kicks - Report Card US Soccer.com - Scoresheet Randi "The Rhino Killer" Patterson came off the bench last night for Crystal Palace Baltimore and gave the visitors a 1-0 win. For the Rhinos, Max Ferdinand and Isaac Kissi made their debuts and Scott Vallow...

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Ugly Shirt Day

Published May 18, 2010

First I wasn't into the new training gear that the USMNT is wearing at the World Cup camp. Now come leaks of Inter Milan's shirts for 2010/11. I don't know which is worse, the serpent on the away white shirt or the pixelated stripes on the blue & black home shirt? Nike certainly failed when they c...

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It's Monday

Published May 17, 2010

Since there is no Rhinos game from over the weekend to rehash, let's just get to the links: - Work on your resume if you want a ticket to Wednesday night's Rhinos-Crystal Palace Baltimore match. - Don Garber says that MLS has yet to put together the list of what they want in franchise #20 and tha...

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The weekend is almost here

Published May 14, 2010

I apologize for the gap in posts. But yesterday I was at the United Way Day of Caring. There has been a bunch of stuff the past few days, so here goes: - I like that the Rhinos are using their weekend off to get players out to a variety of soccer tournaments that are being held over the weekend. -...

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Davies' World Cup Dream Dies

Published May 11, 2010

Yesterday was the day for people all over the internet to predict what Bob Bradley would do today in announcing his 30 man preliminary roster for the World Cup. SI.com had a panel predict the final 23 man roster. Today was about Bob Bradley unveiling his choices.  While hot names like Edson Buddle...

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Wind blown win

Published May 10, 2010

D&C.com - Match Report D&C.com - Notebook Devo's Direct Kicks - Report Card Rhinos Soccer.com US Soccer.com - Stat Sheet NASL.com Here are my random thoughts from Saturday night's 2-1 win by the Rhinos over AC St Louis in some of the worst weather ever for a Rhino's home game: - I wonder how mu...

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Montreal is making the jump

Published May 7, 2010

Montreal MLS 2012.com MLS Soccer.com Big Apple Soccer.com The Original Winger Soccer Insider In yet another horribly guarded secret, it was officially announced today that Montreal has been granted a 2012 expansion team in MLS. Montreal will become the 19th franchise in MLS. This move now ha...

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Published May 4, 2010

- Devo's latest blog post says that Alfonso Motagalvan's ankle should be OK. Although, it might not be a bad idea to give him a week+ off and wait to bring him back versus Crystal Palace Baltimore. And since Alfonso needs a new pair of boots, he should look at the new lineup that Nike is putting ou...

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It's like kissing your sister

Published May 3, 2010

D&C.com - Match Report D&C.com - Notebook Devo's Direct Kicks - Post-Game Report Card Devo's Direct Kicks - Fan Feedback Rhinos Soccer.com NASL.com - A View from the Press Box Here are my quick takes on the game: - A ton of possession by the Rhinos, but they didn't get enough good scoring chanc...

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Filling out the lineup

Published April 30, 2010

Devo's Direct Kicks Devo has the Rhinos starting lineup for tomorrow's home opener against Carolina. Nothing too surprising given how things have played out over the past few games. Although, Tino Nunez scoring a couple of goals last time out may have made things slightly more difficult. Devo also h...

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Another win ahead of the opener

Published April 29, 2010

Devo's Direct Kicks D&C.com Rhinos Soccer.com Inside Minnesota Soccer.com NSC Minnesota.com - Match Recap NSC Minnesota.com - Match Highlights NSC Minnesota.com - Post Game Interviews (incl. Bob Lilley) Rich Costanzo returned to Minnesota and scores the game winning goal. Tino Nunez scores the...

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Game night

Published April 28, 2010

Devo's Direct Kicks D&C.com Inside Minnesota Soccer Firefox crashes suffer. So the nice long post I had ready to go is gone. I'll just let Devo and Brian Quarstad preview tonight's match. Be sure to tune in to Rhinos Soccer.tv at 8pm. My head says 1-1, but my heart says 2-1 and the Rhinos come ho...

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Winner, winner, chicken dinner

Published April 26, 2010

Rhinos Soccer.com Devo's Direct Kicks D&C.com Random thoughts after the Rhinos first win of the 2010 campaign: - Can't wait to see Hamilton & Hoxie up top on Saturday - You gotta love Bob Lilley getting on these guys about playing better with the lead. Can't let these young kids get a big head aft...

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Rhinos sign 4th player of the week

Published April 23, 2010

Rhinos Soccer.com Devo's Direct Kicks I know the Rhinos have tried to build a young team with speed all over the field, but this is funny. The Rhinos signed Ian Bennett today and the guy ran track in college, on top of playing soccer at Marian College.   Bennett played this past indoor season wi...

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Rhinos sign MLS vet Aaron Pitchkolan

Published April 21, 2010

Rhinos Soccer.com The Rhinos have signed midfielder/defender Aaron Pitchkolan today. Pitchkolan was released by the San Jose Earthquakes last month. He started his MLS career with FC Dallas in 2005 and played 68 games for the Hoops before being traded to San Jose midway through the 2009 season. A...

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Rhinos sign two more young guys

Published April 20, 2010

Rhinos Soccer.com The Rhinos added a couple more young guys to the roster after GM Pat Ercoli and head coach Bob Lilley talked about potentially adding a veteran or two over the weekend. The team announced today that they have signed 22 yo TJ Gore who played his college soccer at the University of V...

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Throw your hands in the air....

Published April 19, 2010

D&C.com Devo's Direct Kicks Rhinos Soccer.com NASL.com The Oregonian Portland Timbers.com USL Soccer.com The Rhinos almost pulled out another road draw in front of a sold out crowd of 15,000+ in Portland on Saturday night. But for the second year in a row Portland won an early match with the R...

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Into the lion's den

Published April 16, 2010

Devo's Direct Kicks Timbers 2010 Preview Part 3 - Defenders Timbers 2010 Preview Part 4 - Midfielders Timbers Fans gearing up for MLS Portland had a really long streak of games without a loss in 2009. And with the team making the jump to MLS in 2011, this year's squad could be even better. Add in...

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Random link generator

Published April 14, 2010

There is a lot of soccer stuff going on, but not too much Rhinos stuff as they prepare for Portland : - It looks like Bill Sedgewick has the team into yoga.  - NASL.com has some more pictures from the Rhinos-Miami FC game. - Devo takes a look at where former Rhinos are playing in the USSF D2 in...

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The Rhinos get a result

Published April 12, 2010

Rhinos Soccer.com Miami FC.com Devo's Direct Kicks Devo's Direct Kicks - More Analysis Coming NASL.com - Observations from Miami FC-Rochester 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 t...

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Countdown to kickoff

Published April 9, 2010

Rhinos Soccer.com - Rhinos 2010 Kickoff dinner D&C.com - Troy Roberts expected to lead Rhinos defense Devo's Direct Kicks Miami Herald - Miami FC opens Saturday  Miami Herald - More from Miami FC media day We are a day away from the 2010 Rhinos season. The $1 million question is who is more p...

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