USL 1ST DIVISION PLAYOFFS KICK OFF TONIGHT

Published: September 15, 2006 12:00am

In the series that the Rhinos will be watching very closely, the Charleston Battery take on the Puerto Rico Islanders starting tonight at Blackbaud Stadium. And while the Battery are the higher seeded team, Puerto Rico won the season series between the two teams going 2-0-2 in their four match...

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ABBY DELIVERS

Published: September 14, 2006 12:00am

Just like in her last US Women's National Team game in Rochester, Abby Wambach didn't disappoint the home crowd last night as she had yet another two goal effort in the 3-1 US win over Mexico at PAETEC Park last night. Abby's first goal was a PK that was created when Mexican defender Carmen Pad...

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US SOCCER'S DEBUT AT PAETEC PARK IS UPON US

Published: September 13, 2006 12:00am

The weather forecast is less than stellar and everyone has their list of excuses at the ready, but tonight is the night that PAETEC Park makes it's US Soccer debut live on ESPN2. If you live in Rochester and want MLS to come here, then I hope that you are at the game tonight. If you want US Socce...

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MARTINEZ AND VALLOW NAMED TO THE USL 1ST DIVISION TEAM OF THE WEEK

Published: September 12, 2006 12:00am

Team of the Week - 21 Scott Vallow's 13th and 14th shutouts of the season earned him a spot on this week's USL 1st Division Team of the Week. Vallow ended the regular season leading the league in games played, minutes played, saves, wins, and shutouts, and he was third in the league in goals aga...

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AARAN LINES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE 22ND

Published: September 11, 2006 12:00am

After Aaran Lines picked up his fifth caution of the season, some Rhino fans were wondering if that meant that he was going to be suspended for the Rhinos first playoff game on Friday, September 22nd at PAETEC Park. USL Director of Professional League Operations Steven Thompson says that Aaran w...

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USL 1ST DIVISION PLAYOFFS ARE SET

Published: September 11, 2006 12:00am

The Rhinos now have their list of potential opponents in the semifinals narrowed down to two teams: Charleston and Puerto Rico After the Rhinos went down to Charleston and played the Battery to a scoreless draw, they then had to wait and see how the other matches on the evening played out to see who...

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JUST WIN, BABY!

Published: September 10, 2006 12:00am

Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis loves the saying "Just win, baby!". Well, that phrase pretty much sums up last evening's game between the Rhinos and the Minnesota Thunder. It wasn't the prettiest game of the year, but the Rhinos were able to secure the 3 points, guarantee themselves a first roun...

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SO MUCH FOR THE OPEN CUP FINAL AT PAETEC PARK

Published: September 7, 2006 12:00am

The finals for the 2006 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup are set. And despite the fact that neither semifinal last evening could even draw 7000 fans out to Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois or the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, the finals will not be coming to PAETEC Park this year. 6,144 fan...

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SIX POINT WEEKEND

Published: September 6, 2006 12:00am

In the late season push to at least get a first round playoff bye, the Rhinos had a huge weekend and secured six points in a tough two games in two nights scheduling nightmare versus Virginia Beach and Atlanta. While the first game on Friday night wasn't the team's best display of soccer, they w...

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KC WIZARDS ARE SOLD TO LOCAL OWNERS

Published: September 1, 2006 12:00am

Wizards sold to Kansas City investors Wizards sold to local group, will remain in area New owners also new fans Well, it looks like you can cross off the Kansas City Wizards as a potential relocation candidate to move to PAETEC Park in the future and bring MLS to Rochester. While the group still...

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WHO'S HOT/WHO'S NOT

Published: August 30, 2006 12:00am

If were to merely look at the last 5 games, here is how the USL 1st Division Standings would look (overall ranking in parentheses): 1) Miami FC (Currently 5th) - 4-1-0 12 pts 2) Minnesota (Currently 11th) - 3-1-1 10 pts 3) Vancouver (Currently 3rd) - 3-1-1 10 pts 4) Seattle (Currently 6th) - 3-2-0...

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THE UNOFFICIAL/OFFICIAL SOCCERSAM.COM FINAL STANDINGS PREDICTIONS CONTEST

Published: August 28, 2006 12:00am

Here is your chance to win your choice of 2 free club seats or 4 seats in Section 132 for the 2007 Rochester Rhinos season. All you have to do is correctly predict the 6 playoff teams in the USL 1st Division this season, the final seedings 1 through 6, and the final point totals for the 6 playoff te...

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IS PAT ONSTAD THE PLAYMAKER THE RHINOS NEED?

Published: August 24, 2006 12:00am

Dominant Dynamo advance in USOC Not only did Pat Onstad get a clean sheet in Houston's 3-0 win over FC Dallas in the US Open Cup Quarterfinals yesterday. But, he also got an assist on Houston's second goal by Alejandro Moreno. Sure, FC Dallas' Ole defense helped the Dynamo out, but it is an assi...

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IS THE GLASS HALF FULL OR HALF EMPTY?

Published: August 21, 2006 12:00am

In their last three league matches, the Rhinos have gone 0-1-2 versus the 11th and 12th placed teams in the league in the Minnesota Thunder and the Toronto Lynx. Getting 2 out of a possible 9 points against the two worst teams in the league usually would mean that a top team is losing ground in the...

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ATTENDANCE WORRIES?

Published: August 16, 2006 12:00am

A lot has been made recently about attendance at PAETEC Park and at the newer MLS stadiums such as Toyota Park (home of the Chicago Fire) and Pizza Hut Park (home of FC Dallas). But this past week there was some very interesting attendance numbers that were generated. Let's start at home where the...

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ATTENTION PAETEC SHOPPERS

Published: August 13, 2006 12:00am

A lot has been made of the concession prices at PAETEC Park versus what prices are like at Frontier Field and the Blue Cross Arena. Since I was forced to attend the Red Wings game on Wednesday with my work group, I figured I'd use my trip to Frontier Field to do a little research. I didn't buy e...

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FREE KICKS FROM AROUND THE WORLD OF SOCCER

Published: August 8, 2006 12:00am

Greg Howes and Scott Vallow named to the USL 1st Division Team of the Week USLSoccer.com Howes makes it for his game winning goal late in the Atlanta game and Scott Vallow makes it for allowing that goal to be a game winner in the first place. Thankfully Scott followed up his monster performance...

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CARDIAC KIDS COME THROUGH IN THE END

Published: August 6, 2006 12:00am

The Rhinos went with a really young lineup last night against the Atlanta Silverbacks due to some starters nursing injuries that made them unavailable for the game (Frankie Sanfilippo and Johnny Menyongar) and only available in the case of emergency (Greg Howes). The fact that Atlanta had playe...

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MISSED IT BY THAT MUCH

Published: August 3, 2006 12:00am

I was so ready for the headline to be "Survive and Advance" as the Rhinos and the Revolution played 120 minutes of scoreless soccer and it headed to PKs. Especially after Scott Vallow saved the first two Revolution PKs attempts. But, it was not to be............ The gameplan by Coach Calloway w...

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FEELING THE LOVE

Published: August 2, 2006 12:00am

ClintDempsey.com Although Clint Dempsey won't be making the trip to Rochester, he is obviously feeling the passion that Rochester has for it's team and the sport of soccer. I know Clint is aspiring to moving across the pond to bigger and better things on the club level. But, I hope that one day...

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SEDGEWICK JOINS THE IMPACT

Published: August 2, 2006 12:00am

Impact.com Former Rhino Bill Sedgewick finally signed with the Montreal Impact. This was a move that was rumored during the offseason, but never happened. But, at the roster freeze deadline, it finally came to pass. Montreal also picked up Hicham Aaboubou from the CSL's Laval Dynamites. Portland...

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IT'S TIME TO PARTY LIKE IT'S 1999

Published: August 1, 2006 12:00am

MLSNet.com RevsSoccer.net RhinosSoccer.com The biggest news coming out of the training sessions today was that New England and US Men's National Team star Clint Dempsey did not make the trip. He reportedly was headed back to Boston for an MRI on an injured leg. It will be interesting to see how...

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RHINOS MAKE DEADLINE MOVES

Published: July 31, 2006 12:00am

The Rhinos have announced a few moves at the USL roster freeze deadline. Billy Andracki has been signed as an emergency goalkeeper and the Rhinos have picked up former Charleston Battery forward Chris Bagley from the Wilmington Hammerheads of the USL 2nd Division. Bagley was the Hammerheads leading...

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A MUST HAVE THREE POINTS

Published: July 30, 2006 12:00am

While their season wouldn't have been over on Friday night, the Rhinos really did need those three points when the Seattle Sounders paid a visit to PAETEC Park. And things weren't looking good when in the 12th minute USL 1st Division scoring leader Cam Weaver put away a sitter off a corner by R...

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SCREAMING FOR SILENCE

Published: July 28, 2006 12:00am

For almost as long as the Rochester Rhinos have been around, there have been debates over the volume, the content, and the frequency of interruptions by the PA system at home games. People in Cary, NC are even calling the in-game entertainment the "Rochester Effect". Maybe it's just the Rhino f...

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BETTER LATE THAN NEVER

Published: July 25, 2006 12:00am

It was really nice to see the announcement today by the Rhinos that rookies Kenney Bertz and Patrick Hannigan were going to visit the kids at Camp Good Days and Special Times today and that Greg Howes and Scott Palguta were going to go visit a Flower City Soccer League practice tomorrow. This te...

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IS SOMETHING WRONG HERE?

Published: July 23, 2006 12:00am

I know Toronto is better than their record and the Rhinos were missing John Ball thanks to a yellow card accumulation, but they have got to be better than they showed on Friday. Aaran Lines played well. But, he was about the only really effective attacking player the Rhinos had on Friday. Connally...

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I CAN'T TAKE IT ANY MORE

Published: July 16, 2006 12:00am

I've got all this pent up frustration building and I just need to let it all out before my head explodes. I know I should have done a match review for one of the greatest regular season Rhino games the other night when Rochester tore Miami's hearts out with a stoppage time goal and a 5-4 win. B...

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REAL SALT LAKE MOVES ON TO PLAN B

Published: July 16, 2006 12:00am

Here is the latest on the Real Salt Lake stadium front: Salt Lake Tribune: Stadium schemes keep on coming Salt Lake Tribune: If RSL likes the new plan, it sure isn't saying Deseret Morning News: Real done playing with Salt Lake County? The games being played are very interesting. For those that are...

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DAY 3 OF THE REAL SALT LAKE WORLD AND MORE

Published: July 14, 2006 12:00am

Here is a look at what the various newspapers are saying a day after Real Salt Lake owner Dave Checketts held a media conference call about the future of the team and their attempts to get a stadium built in Utah: D&C: Kevin O's recap of the Checketts press conference Salt Lake Tribune: Chec...

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