NEW ENGLAND AND HOUSTON ADVANCE TO THE 2006 MLS CUP FINAL

Published: November 6, 2006 12:00am

Both of the MLS Conference Final games yesterday featured an early goal by the road team. In the first game, it was all the scoring that would take place. In the second game, it was the only stumbling block for the home side. New England gets back to the MLS Cup Final again Heading into Sunday's ma...

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WAMBACH INJURES ANKLE IN PEACE QUEEN CUP

Published: November 2, 2006 12:00am

FoxSports.com The US defeated the Netherlands today by a 2-0 score in Peace Queen Cup to advance to the final where they will face Canada. However, the US will likely be without Abby Wambach for the final as she picked up an ankle injury in today's match. The US dodged a bullet as Kristine Lilly wil...

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MLS CONFERENCE FINALS ARE SET

Published: October 30, 2006 12:00am

It was a crazy weekend in the MLS playoffs. Only one team that entered Game 2 of their total goals series with a tie advanced. And penalty kicks played a big part in how 3 of the 4 series were decided. The Revs versus the world The New England Revolution entered the second leg of their series with...

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EL TRI GOING RED, WHITE, AND BLUE?

Published: October 27, 2006 12:00am

FoxSports.com A segment of Mexican fans had a hard time accepting that Mexico's World Cup team included Argentine-born forward Guillermo Franco and Brazilian-born midfielder Zinha. Nationalistic pride led them to believe that Mexico wasn't one of those countries that needed to import talent to win...

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BETTING ON BECKHAM

Published: October 25, 2006 12:00am

SI.com First he was dropped from England's squad by new head man Steve McLaren. Now David Beckham is dealing with being benched by Real Madrid. After reports that contract extension talks between the former English captain and the Spanish giants had stalled, there is now loads of speculation of what...

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CALLOWAY SIGNED TO THREE YEAR DEAL

Published: October 24, 2006 12:00am

RHINOS RE-SIGN LAURIE CALLOWAY Coach Calloway given three-year deal with Rhinos In a move that has been expected, the Rhinos re-signed head coach Laurie Calloway to a three year extension on Monday. The new contract will run through the 2009 season. In his two years in Rochester, Calloway has led t...

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ROAD WARRIORS AND THE DAY OF THE GOAT

Published: October 23, 2006 12:00am

The MLS playoffs have begun. Saturday was the day of the Road Warriors as the best teams in each conference were each able to get a win away from home. In NY, DC United got a late goal as Jamie Moreno and Christian Gomez played a beautiful one-two play at the top of the Red Bulls penalty area and G...

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GARBER STUMPING FOR TORONTO FC

Published: October 20, 2006 12:00am

Globe & Mail Toronto Sun Canada.com MLS Commish Don Garber was in Toronto this week talking up Toronto FC and discussing a number of areas of concern for fans. Garber was defending the decision to go with a next generation artificial surface, like the FieldTurf at PAETEC Park, saying that withou...

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MLS AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Published: October 19, 2006 12:00am

MLSNet.com Here are my choices: Gatorade Rookie of the Year It has to be Chivas USA's Jonathan Bornstein. The 4th round pick out of UCLA played all but two minutes for Chivas USA this season (the most amongst all field players in MLS) and ended up tied for 3rd on the team with 6 goals. MLS Comebac...

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GOT BECKHAM?

Published: October 18, 2006 12:00am

Grant Wahl:Note to MLS: Get Beckham My favorite MLS non-story story is popping up yet again. I guess the powers that be have grown tired with speculating on who might be the next head coach of the US Men's National Team, so they've moved on to Beckham Watch 2006. SI's Grant Wahl uses the reports tha...

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MLS PLAYOFF PICTURE FINALIZED

Published: October 16, 2006 12:00am

Heading into this past weekend's action, it was 6 of the 8 teams that would battle to get to MLS Cup 2006 on November 12th at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas were already known. But, that didn't mean that there wasn't a boatload of drama in the battle for the final playoff spots in the East and West...

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BRIAN BLISS VS EDDIE JOHNSON

Published: October 13, 2006 12:00am

USAToday.com Daytona Beach News-Journal KC Star In a stunning move, interim Kansas City Wizards head coach Brian Bliss has suspended US National Team forward Eddie Johnson for at least this week's regular season finale versus the New York Red Bulls. Johnson played only 6 minutes two weeks ago in a...

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WAMBACH NOMINATED FOR FIFA WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Published: October 12, 2006 12:00am

FIFA.com FIFA has announced the list of the 20 nominees for the 2006 FIFA Women's World Player of the Year and Rochester's own Abby Wambach was included on the exclusive list. Abby was joined on the list by teammate Kristine Lilly, Brazil's Marta, Christine Sinclair of Canada, and Mexico's Monica O...

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SCOTT SCHWEITZER NAMED THE FIRST HEAD COACH OF THE RAILHAWKS

Published: October 11, 2006 12:00am

RailHawks soccer team names head coach As expected, Carolina RailHawks managing partner Chris Economides will name ex-Rhino defender Scott Schweitzer as the first head coach in team history this afternoon. Schweitzer was a logical choice given not only his long history with Economides, but also beca...

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RIP MOOCH

Published: October 10, 2006 12:00am

USSoccer.com Memories of "Mooch" MLSNet.com BigAppleSoccer.com USLSoccer.com USSoccerPlayers.com Yanks Abroad Soccer America: Remembering Mooch Klinsmann offered US and Mexican jobs? USSoccerPlayers.com ESPN.com It appears that Jurgen Klinsmann has been offered the job to head up the nationa...

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MY OFFSEASON GAMEPLAN

Published: October 6, 2006 12:00am

Heading in to the offseason, the Rhinos can go down a variety of paths in the attempt to both win a title next season and please a fanbase that wasn't exactly thrilled with a squad that finished the regular season with the second best record in the USL 1st Division and made it to their first champio...

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WHO SHOULD STAY AND WHO SHOULD GO

Published: October 5, 2006 12:00am

Since the season is over and the Rhinos are formulating their plans for the off season, I felt it was a great time to take the temperature of Rhino fans with regards who they would like to see back next season and who they would rather not see come back to the team in 2007. I asked fans to rate 28 p...

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CLINT DEMPSEY NAMED US PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Published: October 4, 2006 12:00am

FoxSports.com Clint Dempsey beat out Kasey Keller and Brian McBride in being named the US Soccer Men's Honda Player of the Year. Dempsey was the lone US player to score in the 2006 World Cup and has been pushing for a move to Europe ever since he returned from Germany. Clint also has 7 goals and 3 a...

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THE RHINOS NEED A BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS

Published: October 3, 2006 12:00am

The 2006 season is over. Currently, the team is doing their exit interviews with the players and formulating their plan to build a better team for next season. The question I'm left wondering is do the Rhinos have a plan in place to make the 2007 not only more successful on the field, but also more...

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MONDAY MORNING MANAGER

Published: October 2, 2006 12:00am

By now everyone has digested the depressing 3-0 loss on Saturday night. After watching the tape (that Bertz offside was really, really close) and mulling it over, here is a few general questions I have today: How can you remove a forward from the 18 that has played in the least 5 matches (starting...

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TALE OF THE TAPE

Published: September 29, 2006 12:00am

I've stolen ideas for colums before and this feels like the right time to do a Nick Bakay rip off of his Tale of the Tape columns: In one corner we have the home team that has been in this spot five times before, but hasn't been here in five years. In the other corner we have the road team that is...

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SOCCERSAM.COM PACK THE PARK GROUP SALES CHALLENGE PRIZE UPDATE

Published: September 27, 2006 12:00am

The person that organizes the largest group and tells Norm that they are part of the SoccerSam.com Pack the Park Group Sales Challenge will receive a replica Juninho DaSilva jersey and a certificate good for 4 club seats to the 2007 Rhinos home opener. Soccer Sam has also added a jar of Salvator...

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HANNIGAN OUT, ANDRACKI IN AS VALLOW'S BACK UP

Published: September 27, 2006 12:00am

D&C In a very surprising move, the Rhinos have dismissed back up goalkeeper Patrick Hannigan from the squad less than a week before the USL 1st Division Championship game to be held at PAETEC Park on Saturday evening. The only comment that Coach Calloway would give on the situation was that Hann...

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SEBRANGO APPEALING HIS SUSPENSION

Published: September 26, 2006 12:00am

Vancouver appeals Sebrango's penalty Whitecaps win on field, losing off it The USL has already said that they won't overlook Sebrango's second yellow card versus Montreal on Sunday for taking his jersey off after scoring the series clinching goal for Vancouver. So, the Whitecaps are now going to tr...

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THE USL 1ST DIVISION TITLE GAME IS COMING TO PAETEC PARK

Published: September 25, 2006 12:00am

The 2006 USL 1st Division title game is set and it will be the Vancouver Whitecaps heading to Rochester to take on the Rhinos at PAETEC Park. The game will be at 7pm on Saturday, September 30th. Tickets will go on sale today at 10am and you can get them through Ticketmaster.com , at the PAETEC Park...

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RHINOS RELEASE 2007 SEASON TICKET PRICES AND UNVEIL SUPPORTER'S SECTIONS

Published: September 22, 2006 12:00am

The Rochester Rhinos have announced season ticket prices for the 2007 season and they have rolled back the prices on a variety of locations. Club seats in sections 106-108 were $600 in 2006 and will be $450 in 2007. Sections 101, 102, and the Supporter's Sections in 131 and 132 will now be priced at...

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CHARLESTON'S BEN HOLLINGSWORTH DONE FOR THE YEAR

Published: September 21, 2006 12:00am

Hollingsworth suffers broken foot will miss remainder of Battery season The Charleston Battery got some bad news over the weekend when co-leading scorer and 2006 USL 1st Division 1st Team All-League midfielder Ben Hollingsworth broke his foot in the first half of Friday's playoff opener versus Puert...

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WHAT IS IT WITH REFS AND THE BATTERY ON THE ROAD?

Published: September 19, 2006 12:00am

ENDI.com Apparently the fans in Rochester aren't the only ones that were upset with the way local refs handled a match in which the Charleston Battery were the visiting team. On Sunday, the Puerto Rico Islanders and their fans were upset with the local officiating crew because of some decisions that...

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CHARLESTON ADVANCES TO FACE THE RHINOS

Published: September 18, 2006 12:00am

The Charleston Battery earned their first win over the Puerto Rico Islanders last night with a 1-0 win in Puerto Rico to take their first round playoff series 3-2 on aggregate. Charleston is the only road team to win in PAETEC Park and will likely have some confidence heading into Friday night's gam...

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RHINOS ROLL IN HARRISBURG

Published: September 17, 2006 12:00am

In an attempt to stay sharp during their week off before facing either the Puerto Rico Islanders or the Charleston Battery in the USL 1st Division semifinals, the team headed south to take on the USL 2nd Division's Harrisburg City Islanders last evening. The Rhinos took the game 4-0 on a first h...

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