The Rhinos pay their rent!

Published: December 20, 2007 12:00am

D& Apparently the Rhinos new investor can't show up fast enough to help solve the team's cash flow issues. There have been whispers about all the various bills the Rhinos have been failing to pay. One of them has been the rent on the former Empire Plastics building. The Rhinos have cut a $5...

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Santa gives the Red Bulls a coach

Published: December 19, 2007 12:00am Big Apple Soccer By Ives Red First XI So the Juan Carlos Osorio to New York drama has finally played out with yesterday's press conference to announce the 11th head coach in the history of the MetroStars/Red Bulls history. Apparently New York has given up t...

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The news doesn't stop for Christmas shopping!

Published: December 18, 2007 12:00am

News in the soccer world doesn't stop for people to do Christmas shopping, so here we go: - has a nice article on Pat Onstad and his 3rd MLS Cup title. It will be interesting to see what happens this offseason as Houston opted not to pick up Pat's two year option and he's currently without a...

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Rochester Rovers?

Published: December 12, 2007 12:00am

Ever since Steve Donner started dropping hints about the identity of the potential new Rhinos investor, I've been thinking about who it could be. So, I've made a list of all the clues that have been dropped and the rumors that have been circulated. - Last week Steve Donner mentioned that the investo...

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Red Bulls may have a coach under the tree

Published: December 11, 2007 12:00am - Fire coach resigns Big Apple - He's out of there Big Apple - Juan Carlos is the one Big Apple - 'It's A Good Fit' Big Apple - Offside Remarks - Osorio has a lot of history to buck Soccer by Ives - The Osorio Move North - Osorio happ...

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My Soccer Christmas Wish List

Published: December 10, 2007 12:00am

After reading Jeff Bradley's latest First XI article, I had to steal the idea. So, here is my Soccer Christmas Wish List: - My first wish is an easy one: I am wishing that the new Rhinos investor that Steve Donner has been talking about signs on the dotted line and helps stabilize the team's finance...

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Devo plays Scrooge

Published: December 7, 2007 12:00am

Devo's Direct Kicks For everyone that thinks that Jeff has been taking it too easy on the Rhinos brass, this blog post is for you! The other issue to me that wasn't addressed in Jeff's post is that the team was late to admit that they were having issues. How many times over the past couple of years...

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There are some juicy rumors out there

Published: December 6, 2007 12:00am

- There is a juicy rumor that Steve Nichol could be headed to Toronto FC with Paul Mariner replacing Nichol as the top man with the Revs. - I am hearing talk that Jonny Steele won't be the only Carolina RailHawk that is signing with the Puerto Rico Islanders this offseason. It looks like ANthony Ma...

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Jonny Steele on the move again?

Published: December 5, 2007 12:00am It looks like former Rhinos midfielder Jonny Steele could be on the move again. The rumor mill has the Northern Ireland native heading to the Puerto Rico Islanders as a free agent. This would be Steele's third USL 1st Division team in the last three years. News & Notes: - Former...

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This is just a theory...........

Published: December 3, 2007 12:00am

It's been a while since Andrew Murstein has been in the news. In 2005 , he was talking about putting a second MLS team in New York City and naming them the Cosmos. Last year, there were reports that he was trying to get in on the sale of the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins. But the two bits of info that h...

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Chris Wilmot has left the building

Published: November 30, 2007 12:00am

D& Rhinos minority owner Chris Wilmot has left the organization and is less than thrilled with the experience of working with the organization. Wilmot seems to be taking a slightly different route to express his displeasure than Amerks minority owner Randall Latona. However, this does not s...

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USL 1st Division unveils 2008 details

Published: November 29, 2007 12:00am

USL The USL has unveiled the details of the 2008 USL 1st Division season. With 11 teams in the league, there will be a 30 game regular season. Unfortunately, it appears that both Montreal and Carolina will be amongst the 5 teams that only visit PAETEC Park once in 2008. On Kick This! last...

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Rumors, ideas, and theories abound

Published: November 27, 2007 12:00am Soccer by Ives The San Jose Earthquakes made a couple of trades yesterday. Frist, they sent former DC United midfielder Brian Carroll to the Columbus Crew in exchange for forward Kei Kamara. Carroll was one of two defensive midfielders selected by San Jose in last week's expansion draft a...

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Out of the Turkey induced slumber.......

Published: November 26, 2007 12:00am

Fox The LA Galaxy World Tour starring David Beckham continues as over 80,000 are expected to be on hand when the Galaxy take on Sydney FC Tuesday. Beckham hopes to play a full 90 for the Galaxy after coming on as a sub in England's 3-2 loss to Croatia last week in Euro 2008 qualifying. [S...

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Ambo is a Silverback

Published: November 15, 2007 12:00am

Atlanta Mike Ambersley has signed a two year contract with Atlanta Silverbacks ending his Rhinos career after two seasons in Rochester. Ambersley was limited to only 14 USL 1st Division regular season games in 2007 due to a variety of lower body injuries including a bruised foot. The...

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Seattle will be back in the USL 1st Division

Published: November 14, 2007 12:00am

Just because the Seattle is moving to MLS in 2009 , that doesn't mean that the Sounders will bail on the USL for the 2008 season. The USL has announced that they expect the Sounders back in 2008. With that news, the free agent market just got less flooded as many teams were looking at the roster of...

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It's a huge soccer news day

Published: November 13, 2007 12:00am

Soccer Insider Big Apple It is expected that today US Soccer will announce that the US Women's National Team will have a foreign coach for the first time in the program's history. Former Swedish international forward Pia Sundhage is expected to be named as Greg Ryan's replacement at a pre...

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The circus comes to Minnesota

Published: November 12, 2007 12:00am

Star Twin Over 48,000 people came out to see the David Beckham circus aka the LA Galaxy in Vancouver. Last night there were slightly over 20,000 people in the Metrodome to see Becks and company take on the Minnesota Thunder. Last evening's affair, which saw current Rhinos John...

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Lalas talks about what he wants

Published: November 7, 2007 12:00am

OC Apparently Alexi Lalas wants to bring in a "sexy" head coach as he attempts to replace Frank Yallop who has left LA to take over the expansion San Jose Earthquakes in 2008. When will people in charge of running certain MLS franchises (LA & NY in particular) learn that the sexy pi...

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Could the Rhinos take a mulligan?

Published: November 6, 2007 12:00am North Soccer by Ives - Agoos' job to be eliminated Big Apple - It's soccer's version of Groundhog Day Big Apple - End of his Bull Run With the news that former US Men's National Team head coach Bruce Arena resigning as the head coach and sporting director...

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Chase is back, Arena is out, Yallop moving

Published: November 5, 2007 12:00am

Rhinos The Rhinos have re-signed back up goalkeeper Chase Harrison. Harrison has signed a one year deal with an option for 2009. This is a solid move and will allow for the Rhinos to once again have a back up goalkeeper that they can count on in the event that Scott Vallow suffers an in...

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Carolina with a BIG signing

Published: November 2, 2007 12:00am The Carolina RailHawks made a big splash yesterday with the announcement that they had signed 2007 USL 1st Division leading scorer Daniel Antoniuk. Antoniuk scored 7 goals and led the league with 9 assists for the Atlanta Silverbacks in 2007. Antoniuk joins a Carolina club that struggl...

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Published: October 31, 2007 12:00am

I was going to rock a blond afro wig today and say I was dressed up as Josh Bolton. But, my wife said that nobody would get it and nixed the idea. So, I dressed up like a guy that forgot it was Halloween instead. On to the news of the day: - FIFA has announced that Brazil will host the 2014 Men's Wo...

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Montreal re-signs two starters and more......

Published: October 25, 2007 12:00am - Gjersten re-signed - Jordan re-signed There hasn't been a lot of signings around the USL 1st Division. However, Montreal has announced that starting goalkeeper Matt Jordan and 2006 USL 1st Division MVP Joey Gjersten will return to the club in 2008. Gjersten signed a two-year...

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The swoosh is taking over and other news

Published: October 24, 2007 12:00am All the people that hate Nike and especially hate it when they buy up smaller sport-specific brands to expand their empire have a new move by Nike to complain about. Nike has announced a plan to acquire Umbro for almost $600 million. Reportedly, Nike will still operate Umbro as it's own brand...

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The axe has fallen

Published: October 23, 2007 12:00am

US - Press Release US - Gulati PC Quote Sheet Big Apple - Over and Out Big Apple - Throwing His Hat Into the Ring At yesterday's press conference, US Soccer president Sunil Gulati did the expected and announced that US Women's National Team head coach Greg...

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Could today be Greg Ryan's last day?

Published: October 22, 2007 12:00am

Soccer Insider US - US 1 - Mexico 1 Saturday's 1-1 draw with Mexico may end up being the final game in Greg Ryan's career as the head coach of the US Women's National Team. The fact that Hope Solo was on the bench and did not appear in any of the three post-World Cup matches between the...

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A Win-Win Situation

Published: October 18, 2007 12:00am

USMNT 1 - Switzerland 0 USWNT 4 - Mexico 0 A young USMNT squad defeated Switzerland 1-0 yesterday thanks to a goal by Michael Bradley on a play that was started by Maurice Edu and Danny Szetela. Clint Dempsey got the assist on the 86th minute game winner as the US snapped a five game winless streak...

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US takes on Switzerland today

Published: October 17, 2007 12:00am

US Preview US USMNT Video Gallery The US takes on Switzerland today in yet another international friendly that will allow US Men's National Team head coach Bob Bradley to take a look at some fresh faces. With European leagues taking last weekend off, Bradley has been able to ge...

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All the news that isn't fit to print

Published: October 12, 2007 12:00am

For all my loyal readers out there, here is a soccer news round up to end all soccer news round ups.... - The Rhinos announced that Nate Craft (2 yr deal) and Kevin Burns (1 yr deal) will be back in 2008. That means that over a dozen player will return from this year's squad. Will that help quell t...

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