A NEW ERA BEGINS

Published: April 8, 2006 12:00am

This morning it was bitterly cold at Roberts Wesleyan College, but that didn't stop the new era in women's soccer in Rochester from getting underway. A dozen young women, including Greece-Athena and Le Moyne College's Laney Blais, came out to the open try out for local and regional players looking...

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DID THE RHINOS RETIRE DOUG MILLER'S #19?

Published: April 6, 2006 12:00am

The Rhinos made their preseason debut yesterday in a 2-1 loss to the Charleston Battery at SAS Soccer Park in Cary, NC. Cary soccer fan Jarrett Campbell posted pictures of the match and this one caught my eye. Was that someone wearing Doug Miller's #19? Apparently the Rhinos have given jersey #19...

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QUESTION THE ANSWERS

Published: April 5, 2006 12:00am

One of my favorite albums of all times is The Mighty Mighty BossTones Question The Answers. And while none of the songs are overly deep, the title really stuck with me for a long time. You are probably wondering why on Earth I am bringing up The Mighty Mighty BossTones when I'm supposed to be writin...

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MITCHELL ROWE SPEAKS OUT ON PAETEC PARK

Published: April 3, 2006 12:00am

After yesterday's front page story on PaeTec Park, former City of Rochester employee Mitchell Rowe felt that he wanted to speak out on what he sees as a great project. The following is Mitchell's view on the project in his own words: Speaking out on PaeTec Park by Mitchell Rowe We can argue all day...

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MLS' 11TH SEASON IS UNDER WAY

Published: April 3, 2006 12:00am

I was lucky enough to see most of 4 of the 6 MLS matches this past weekend. And while the level of play in MLS has been debated, I thought that, for at least one weekend, MLS provided a lot of entertaining soccer. Here are some of my random thoughts from this past weekend of MLS action: - Apparently...

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ANOTHER EX-RHINO HEADED TO MONTREAL?

Published: April 2, 2006 12:00am

On yesterday's Kick This! show, Soccer Sam predicted that former Rhino MF Adauto Neto will sign with the Montreal Impact later this week. Neto is currently playing indoors for the Baltimore Blast of the MISL. He is currently 2nd in the MISL in scoring with 56 points. Neto trails only current Rhino G...

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2ND WEEK OF JULY SHAPING UP TO BE A BIG ONE

Published: March 31, 2006 12:00am

Two announcements over the past two days will make the second week of July a big one in Rochester. US Soccer announced the schedule and format for the 2006 US Open Cup tournament this week. The Rochester Rhinos will enter the tournament in the 3rd round and will play the winner of a 2nd round match....

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RUMOR OF THE WEEK

Published: March 28, 2006 12:00am

An unnamed source has said that the USL is talking about bringing back an All-Star game. And preliminary talks would place the 2006 USL 1st Division All Star game in SAS Soccer Park in Cary, NC. If that were to happen, my question would be why wouldn't the All-Star game be played at PaeTec Park? It...

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WHO'S CAMPING WITH THE RHINOS?

Published: March 28, 2006 12:00am

The Rhinos have a lot of new faces running around SAS Soccer Park with Training Camp 2006 kicking off yesterday. The key returnees from last year's squad are Goalkeeper Scott Vallow, Defenders Jason Perry, Frankie SanFilippo, Scott Palguta, and Tenywa "T-Bone" Bonseu (Bonseu is expected in camp late...

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RYAN SUAREZ TURNS DOWN RHINOS' OFFER

Published: March 26, 2006 12:00am

In an attempt to fill the holes created in the central defense by the retirement of Scott Schweitzer and the move of Craig Demmin to Virginia Beach, the Rhinos offered a contract to MLS veteran Ryan Suarez. Unfortunately, Suarez wanted more money than the Rhinos were willing or able to offer up at t...

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HANGING IN THE OWNER'S BOX WITH FRANK DUROSS

Published: March 24, 2006 12:00am

With only 10 weeks until the Rhinos home opener at PaeTec Park, Rhinos President Frank DuRoss takes some time out of his very busy schedule to answer some questions about the new home of the Rhinos. SoccerSam.com: What has been tougher to deal with lately, waiting for the word from Albany on further...

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CHEMISTRY 101

Published: March 21, 2006 12:00am

The 2006 edition of the Rochester Rhinos will be one huge chemistry experiment. This offseason the Rhinos have lost 5 of their core leaders with the retirements of Doug Miller, Rene Rivas, and Scott Schweitzer along with Craig Demmin and Lenin Steenkamp not returning in 2006. Add in the losses of lo...

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FILLING THE HOLES IN CENTRAL DEFENSE

Published: March 17, 2006 12:00am

Well, Craig Demmin will not be back with the Rhinos. Craig came out yesterday and said that he is committed to join the Virginia Beach Mariners of the USL 1st Division and that he won't be back with Rochester this season. With Scott Schweitzer retiring and Demmin not coming back, the Rhinos are now...

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OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN

Published: March 15, 2006 12:00am

After spending much of the offseason debating whether to return to the Rhinos for the 2006 season, captain and defender Scott Schweitzer has decided to retire and concentrate on his youth academy in the Raleigh/Durham area of North Carolina. This is the second retirement of a veteran leader of the R...

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GETTING TO KNOW CHAD SEVERS

Published: March 15, 2006 12:00am

Last season, Chad Severs had a very successful rookie pro season with the Harrisburg City Islanders of the USL 2nd Division. Chad finished the 2005 season second in the USL 2nd Division in goals and points. He also brought home a couple of league awards as he was named the USL 2nd Division Rookie of...

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OH NO, IT'S ONANDI LOOOOOOOOOOWE

Published: March 14, 2006 12:00am

http://aleague.uslsoccer.com/home/124333.htmlOnandi Lowe will provide Miami FC with an enormous talent and a player that is used to the USL 1st Division after his time with the Rhinos, Montreal Impact, and the Richmond Kickers. The question of who will do the dirty work to get the ball to Onandi's f...

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GETTING TO KNOW ADAM BARTLETT

Published: March 7, 2006 12:00am

With Dusty Hudock moving back to the Charleston Battery, the Rhinos were in the market for a new goalkeeper to back up Scott Vallow in 2006. Last season, Adam Bartlett came and trained with the Rhinos and impressed the coaching staff enough that the Rhinos offered the young English keeper a contract...

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ADAM BARTLETT SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT

Published: March 6, 2006 12:00am

After reading the article I wrote recently about his reported travels after getting released by Newcastle United, Rhinos rookie goalkeeper Adam Bartlett sent an e-mail setting the record straight on just what happened last season and where the Newcastle United fan site [ http://www.nufc.com/2005-06h...

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EATING AND TALKING WITH LAURIE CALLOWAY AND MATTHEW FORD

Published: March 6, 2006 12:00am

This past Saturday not only did Rhinos Head Coach Laurie Calloway and new Rhinos, Rattlers, and PaeTec Park Executive Vice President Matthew Ford come in studio for Kick This!, but they also went out to lunch with some fans, Sam, and myself. I had a great time and I hope that everyone else involved...

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ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS BACK

Published: March 3, 2006 12:00am

The Rhinos took one step forward with the news last week that veteran defender Tenywa "T-Bone" Bonseu was expected back with the club for the 2006 season. But, this week comes news that former captain and team MVP Craig Demmin will likely not be back with the Rhinos. That would be the classic exampl...

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GETTING TO KNOW RHINOS ROOKIE DANNY KRAMER

Published: March 1, 2006 12:00am

When back up Goalkeeper Dusty Hudock wanted to return home to Charleston, SC, the Rhinos gave him his wish. The trade netted the Rhinos the 5th overall pick in the 2006 USL 1st Division Collegiate Draft. The Rhinos used that pick to acquire Duke F/MF Danny Kramer. Danny was kind enough to answer s...

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RHINOS BACKUP GOALKEEPER HAS BEEN A BUSY GUY

Published: February 27, 2006 12:00am

http://www.nufc.com/2005-06html/unlikely.html Ever crossed your mind where those black and white clad gladiators ended up after they were escorted into Barrack Road for the final time ? This is a constantly out of date list, which you are most welcome to supply updates to.In the absence of our prom...

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BONSEU NOW EXPECTED BACK

Published: February 27, 2006 12:00am

Despite previous reports, Rhinos Head Coach Laurie Calloway said that he expects Tenywa "T-Bone" Bonseu to be back with the Rhinos in 2006. On Kick This!, the coach said that money had become an issue with Bonseu, but his attempts to get a more lucrative job overseas failed to happen and that they e...

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WHERE THE RHINOS ROSTER STANDS TODAY

Published: February 23, 2006 12:00am

Goalkeepers: Out: Dusty Hudock (Charleston) - In: Adam Bartlett The Rhinos have my choice for 2005 Rhinos MVP Scott Vallow returning and young English goalkeeper Adam Bartlett under contract. Like last season, you would expect Vallow to get the bulk of the workload again in 2006. About the only thin...

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RIVAS RETIRES AND OTHER VETS DON'T LOOK TO BE BACK

Published: February 22, 2006 12:00am

http://www.rochesterdandc.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060222/SPORTS05/602220345/1023 Rene Rivas announced his retirement yesterday due to the ankle injury that ended his 2005 season not healing as quickly as he had hoped. This expected event creates a huge hole in the Rhinos midfield as both Ri...

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30 DAYS UNTIL THE RHINOS COMBINE OPENS

Published: February 20, 2006 12:00am

Today is Monday, February 20th. That means there are 30 days until the Rochester Raging Rhinos open up their 2006 player combine in Cary, NC and 34 days until training camp officially gets under way. So what's happened this offseason? Not much if you consider the GM leaving to start up an expansion...

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KICK THIS, THE SOCCER SHOW

Published: February 18, 2006 12:00am

Hey! If you missed any of Kick This this past Saturday, you're in luck! Now, you can hear each week's program whenever you want! Check back here for our weekly archives of Kick This, The Soccer Talk Show! Never be without Soccer Sam again... All you need to listen is Windows Media Player software an...

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