AS SALT LAKE TURNS

Published: July 13, 2006 12:00am

We are now into Day 2 of the Real Salt Lake rumor cycle. Here are the latest stories on the future of Real Salt Lake: D&C: Rhinos confirm talk with MLS club in Utah Devo was able to get MLS commish Don "Show Me The Money" Garber on the horn in this piece. D&C: MLS move here could be ploy fo...

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SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

Published: July 13, 2006 12:00am

Last night, the Rhinos entered the 2006 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup tournament in the 3rd round versus the New Hampshire Phantoms of the USL 2nd Division. Unfortunately, only the most hearty of Rhino fans came out to cheer on the boys as they took out the Phantoms 5-1 in front of an announced crowd...

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REAL ROCHESTER????????

Published: July 12, 2006 12:00am

Before anyone gets too excited, I'm first going to say that I believe this is yet just another tease for fans in Rochester that would like to see an MLS team play in PAETEC Park. But, there is a new team that has someone throwing out a potential move to Rochester in response to a push for a pub...

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I CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT I JUST SAW

Published: July 11, 2006 12:00am

I'm over a day late, but I was still absorbing what I saw on Sunday afternoon and needed time for it all to sink in. That World Cup Final between Italy and France was one of the craziest and compelling matches I have ever seen. It had everything from questionable officiating to one of the all-time g...

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ERIC WYNALDA'S FAVORITE LINE APPLIES

Published: July 9, 2006 12:00am

Former US National Team star and current ABC/ESPN soccer analyst Eric Wynalda has a favorite line: "Players win games, coaches lose games, and referees ruin games." Well, the last portion of that quote can certainly apply to last evening's game between the Rochester Rhinos and the Charleston Ba...

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SHOW HIM THE MONEY!

Published: July 7, 2006 12:00am

London's Daily Telegraph is reporting that the US Soccer Federation is willing to offer German National Team Coach Jurgen Klinsmann a little under $3 million per year to replace Bruce Arena. This would be a huge move financially for US Soccer are Arena is currently making around $1 million per y...

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PERSONAL REASONS

Published: July 5, 2006 12:00am

Former French International and current NY Red Bull Youri Djorkaeff missed last night's game between the Red Bulls and the LA Galaxy for what is being called "personal reasons" . What personal reasons you might ask? Well, according to this AP story, Djorkaeff headed to Germany to take in the Fran...

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JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED

Published: July 4, 2006 12:00am

The first place Vancouver Whitecaps came to town last night as the Rhinos were on their fourth attempt to get a win in PAETEC Park. With a record of 0-1-6 in their last seven and three ties in the first three matches at PAETEC Park, my hopes weren't overly high heading into last night's match u...

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THE REVS COULD BE COMING! THE REVS COULD BE COMING!

Published: July 1, 2006 12:00am

US Open Cup 4th Round Pairings Announced If the Rhinos can advance past the New Hampshite Phantoms on July 12th at PAETEC Park, they will earn the right to host US Men's National Team star Clint Dempsey and the rest of the New England Revolution on Wednesday August 2nd at PAETEC Park. Vallow, Sanfil...

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COMING UP EMPTY IN MONTREAL, AGAIN

Published: June 29, 2006 12:00am

Heading into last evening's game in Montreal, the Rhinos hadn't scored a goal in their last 10 games at Claude-Robillard Sports Complex. Rochester scored its last goal in Montreal on July, 23, 2000 in a 3-1 win. Given it's recent struggles to produce consistent offense and the fact that Greg Howes (...

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SOME MORE ONE TOUCH STARTING IN NY

Published: June 28, 2006 12:00am

No Mo in New York The Red Bulls finally let head coach Mo Johnston go and assistant Richie Williams will serve as interim head coach until a permanent replacement is found. Cue the Bruce Arena to the Red Bulls rumors. Bruce is a New Jersey guy, so there is that angle. As a DC United fan, I don'...

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ONE GAME CHANGES EVERYTHING

Published: June 26, 2006 12:00am

Heading into Saturday's game versus the rival Montreal Impact, I was in a pretty bitter mood. I had very high expectations about what the opening of PAETEC Park would be like and what the response within the community would be. I also had expectations on what this team would do entering the seaso...

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IN A DAZE

Published: June 23, 2006 12:00am

Is Montreal really coming to town tomorrow evening? Honestly, my head has been swimming since the US bowed out versus Ghana yesterday. Usually, I look at the glass as half full. But, in the wake of the disappointing attendance at PAETEC Park for the Portland game last Saturday and the less than stel...

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THE BIGGEST GAME IN US HISTORY

Published: June 22, 2006 12:00am

A lot of people are saying that today's game versus Ghana, with a berth in the round of 16 on the line, is the biggest game in the history of US soccer. But that got me thinking about all the big games throughout US soccer history and where this game might end up ranking. 1950 World Cup in Brazil -...

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FANNIES IN THE SEATS - ROCHESTER VS MLS

Published: June 19, 2006 12:00am

With the opening of PAETEC Park, the Rochester Rhinos control their venue for the first time in their history. And the hope was that with a seating capacity of 13,768 and beautiful views of the large playing surface, that the Rhinos attendance numbers would improve over recent years, especially last...

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A TALE OF TWO GAMES

Published: June 18, 2006 12:00am

Yesterday was a very full day for soccer fans everywhere, but especially here in Rochester. While both games that I cared about had similar results, those results left me with very different feelings afterward. Still Alive The US entered yesterday feeling like they needed a win versus Italy to...

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PLAY BEAUTIFUL

Published: June 17, 2006 12:00am

In Nike Soccer's Joga Bonito campaign ad about the US Men's National Team, Eric Cantona says that what makes a great team is eleven players believing in each other. Against the Czech Republic, the US didn't have eleven players that believed in themselves, let alone in their other ten teammates....

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MARK JULY 12TH ON YOUR CALENDAR

Published: June 16, 2006 12:00am

Round 3 pairings announced The Rochester Rhinos will host either the New Hampshire Phantoms from the USL 2nd Division or Milford International of the USASA on July 12th at 7:30pnm at PAETEC Park in the 3rd round of the 2006 US Open Cup. 2006 US Open Cup Bracket New Hampshire and Milford will pla...

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US SOCCER - UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Published: June 15, 2006 12:00am

In light of the massive disappointment versus the Czech Republic on Monday afternoon some people are pointing fingers, some people are starting to give soccer in the US it's last rites, and other's are wondering if the US will ever be a power in world soccer. Personally, I believe that looking...

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THAT'S GONNA LEAVE A MARK

Published: June 13, 2006 12:00am

Yesterday was supposed to be a day where the US took on a top European team on European soil and announced that they had arrived as a world soccer power. Unfortunately, things don't always work out as you had hoped. It only took five minutes for the Czechs to take over the match. Zdenek Grygera...

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US SOCCER ATTACKS TODAY!

Published: June 12, 2006 12:00am

The road to Germany for the US National Team started in Columbus Crew Stadium on June 13, 2004. The US defeated Grenada 3-0 that day with DeMarcus Beasley scoring twice and Kasey Keller earning the shutout to become the All-Time US leader with 38 wins. The US then went to Grenada and earned a 3-2 wi...

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ONE TOUCH FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

Published: June 11, 2006 12:00am

I've been sitting in from of my nine inch black and white TV watching the World Cup (and even Chivas USA at FC Dallas) all weekend. So here are some quick one touch takes from around the soccer world. - So the Rhinos tied Virginia Beach for the third match in a row. And it was the third straight...

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FORGET THE AVIAN FLU, THE WORLD CUP COLD IS COMING!

Published: June 8, 2006 12:00am

I've already requested vacation time for the US versus the Czech Republic and Ghana. But, around the world 24 hour flus will be on the rise for the next month as the World Cup kicks off in Germany tomorrow starting at noon. Germany will take on Costa Rica from Munich and the entire world will b...

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WE'RE GETTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER

Published: June 7, 2006 12:00am

Frank Yallop named the new coach in LA Star player is Landon Donovan? Check Head coach is Frank Yallop? Check A day after Alexi Lalas fired the coach that everyone expected him to fire sooner rather than later due to their past history together, Alexi Lalas hired a new coach that has a strong his...

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YOU GET OUT OF LINE, YOU GET WHACKED

Published: June 6, 2006 12:00am

Lalas fires Steve Sampson Well, that only took slightly longer than I expected. Honestly, I was mildly surprised that Sampson didn't get fired after the Galaxy lost all five of their matches in May. Especially since the reigning US Open Cup and MLS Cup champs went scoreless in all five matches....

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THE PAETEC PARK EXPERIENCE

Published: June 6, 2006 12:00am

I have been struggling with what to write about my experience at PAETEC Park on Saturday night. I've been struggling because I want to say nothing but great things about the stadium and my experience. But then I strolled over the webboards on the Rhinos site and I read all these people having...

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IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES. IT WAS THE WETTEST OF TIMES.

Published: June 4, 2006 12:00am

So maybe having it rain so much that the Red Wings took their balls and bats home last night wasn't a matter of the soccer gods wanting the Rhinos to have the spotlight all to themselves last night. But it was going to take a heck of a lot more than a little rain and some power outages to ruin...

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2006 US OPEN CUP FINAL - LIVE FROM PAETEC PARK?

Published: June 2, 2006 12:00am

Last evening, Rhinos President Frank DuRoss was on with Bob Matthews. At the end of the segment, Frank was asked about whether the 2006 US Open Cup Final could be played at PAETEC Park. Frank's answer was that the organization plans on submitting a bid to host the final to the US Soccer Federat...

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KILLING THE SI COVER JINX - 2006 EDITION

Published: June 1, 2006 12:00am

If being placed into some people's choice for the "Group of Death" in this year's World Cup with the Czech Republic, Italy, and Ghana wasn't bad enough, the US Men's National Team now needs to overcome the Sports Illustrated cover jinx for the second world up in a row. Clint Mathis was the SI cov...

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DON GARBER IS TALKING EXPANSION

Published: May 31, 2006 12:00am

Kansas City Star MLS Commissioner Don Garber recently talked about what he feels the San Jose area needs to do to make an MLS team thrive the second time around. Garber talked about needing more than just passionate fans. He talked about needing an ownership group that can take a passionate fan...

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