Ross Smith re-signs with Rhinos

Published: December 18, 2008 12:00am

460 Oak Street Blog We were unable to get Ross to spill the beans on Saturday's show, but Rob Clark has announced that Ross Smith has signed a one year deal to return to the Rhinos defense in 2009. This gives the Rhinos 12 players currently under contract for next season. The starting defense would...

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Sigi's a Sounder

Published: December 16, 2008 12:00am

Sounders As said yesterday, Seattle fooled nobody today when they named Sigi Schmid the first head coach in the team's history. With the MLS SuperDraft a little under one month away, it will be interesting to see how Schmid deals with the fact that some major pieces of his team's r...

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One of the funniest shows ever

Published: December 15, 2008 12:00am

12/13/2008 Kick This! Archive On Saturday, we were lucky to have Rhinos defender John Ball in studio to help out as Sam was at Eastview Mall for the Camp Good Days and Special Times kazoo sale and Jeff was on his way to Syracuse to cover an Orange men's basketball game. John was great when we were...

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Seattle tampered with Sigi Schmid?

Published: December 12, 2008 12:00am Columbus Dispatch The Seattle Sounders have yet to play a single MLS game and already they are embroiled in their first MLS controversy. It appears that the reason that Sigi Schmid has yet to be named the Sounders first coach is that Columbus is claiming that Seattle tampered with Schmid by...

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Rhinos looking for new naming rights partner

Published: December 11, 2008 12:00am

D& PAETEC Communications signed a one year stadium naming rights deal for the 2008 season with Rob Clark and the new owners of the Rhinos. They have opted not to sign a new deal and now the team is starting a search for a new naming rights partner for the stadium formerly known as PAETEC Pa...

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Sigi to Seattle?

Published: December 10, 2008 12:00am

Columbus Dispatch MLS Cup champion Columbus Crew have announced that they will not be bringing back MLS Coach of the Year Sigi Schmid after he turned down their latest contract offer. That would appear to clear the way for Schmid to sign on as the first coach in the history of Seattle Sound...

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What is up with Wednesdays?

Published: December 9, 2008 12:00am

460 Oak Street Rob Clark's latest blog post breaks down the 2009 Rhinos schedule. Here are my takes: - We were due the two trips to Rochester by Montreal and Carolina and it's nice that they'll only need to travel to Austin once. - Two road trips to Vancouver and Portland could be rough and having...

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We have company

Published: December 8, 2008 12:00am

460 Oak Street Blog Rhinos owner Rob Clark has joined the blogosphere and his first post is his personal To Do list for December. With the news that Red Bull and the Rhinos have joined forces, I'm glad I don't buy energy drinks at PAETEC Park as I can't stand the taste of Red Bull. But, it will be i...

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Working for the weekend

Published: December 5, 2008 12:00am

Friday is almost done, so I thought I'd update this here blog thingy. - Updated programming note: Scott Palguta and John Ball are scheduled to join us tomorrow on Kick This! to talk about their re-signing with the Rhinos that was made official this week. Feel free to email me any questions you'd lik...

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I'm in a hurry!

Published: December 4, 2008 12:00am

I'm in a big hurry, so I'm going the Cliff's Notes version of news today: - Rhinos has the news release on the Palguta, Ball, and Heins signings. Programming note: Scott Palguta is scheduled to appear on Saturday's edition of Kick This! - Craig Demmin will be a Player and Coaches Developm...

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Rhinos re-sign Palguta, Ball, and Heins

Published: December 3, 2008 12:00am

The Rhinos announced today that Scott Palguta and Ryan Heins have been re-signed to two year deals and John Ball has been re-signed to a one year deal. With Kenney Bertz previously under contract, the Rhinos appear to really only be in the market for a starting left back now. The most interesting d...

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It's been a crazy news day

Published: December 2, 2008 12:00am

It's been a surprisingly busy news day today: - Devo talks about the Shootout, Cleveland to the USL 1st Division, and Kandji moving for a buck. - MLS has announced all the home openers for 2009. - Steven Goff has the latest in C'bus with Schelotto back, Chad Marshall possibly heading to Germany,...

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Waking up from my tryptophan induced nap

Published: December 1, 2008 12:00am

I'm back from my Turkey Week vacation. Not surprisingly, not much has really broken over the last week, but there are some tasty nuggets: - has links to all the news around what's up with Mac Kandji's contract since the Atlanta Silverbacks are sitting out the 2009 season. I can't wa...

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Montreal drops out of MLS expansion race

Published: November 22, 2008 12:00am Don Garber announced in his state of the league address that Montreal has dropped out of the bidding for an expansion team because the group that includes Montreal Impact owner Joey Saputo were unsure that they could raise the money needed to meet MLS's expansion fee asking price. Garber al...

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Do you own a piece of Deli's new club?

Published: November 21, 2008 12:00am

Ebbsfleet If you are a member of My Football, then you are a part owner of the club that former Rhinos forward Matthew Delicate has signed on with during his trip back to England. It will be interesting to see how long Deli stays in England and if he returns to the States for...

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Thanksgiving could come early

Published: November 18, 2008 12:00am Mexico needs to get a result on Wednesday versus Honduras or it will not advance on in World Cup Qualifying. Would that be something worth being thankful for or what? The only thing that could be sweeter would be if the US were the ones knocking El Tri out. And while I like Luis Bueno's secon...

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Welcome to Miami Mr. Henry?

Published: November 17, 2008 12:00am

Fan I usually hate the megastar to MLS rumors, but this one is too juicy to pass up. is talking about how FC Barcelona may look to move Thierry Henry to their Miami based MLS team should they ge given one of the two expansion teams that MLS is looking to add in 2011. Although, t...

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The Crew is Through

Published: November 14, 2008 12:00am Brian McBride put Chicago up early, but second half goals by Chad Marshall and Eddie Gaven put the Crew through to their first ever MLS Cup Final appearance. The big match up of Blanco v Barros Schelotto definitely went Columbus' way as Schelotto assisted on both Crew goals and Bla...

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Montreal is wheeling and dealing

Published: November 13, 2008 12:00am

Montreal - Sebrango and DeRoux signings Montreal - Pizzolitto and Pesoli re-sign Devo's Direct Kicks Montreal has a tighter timeframe with CONCACAF Champions League matches in February, but their off season is in full gear with the re-signing of Nevio Pizzolitto and Stefan...

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Colorado makes the Smith deal official

Published: November 12, 2008 12:00am

Colorado Denver FC Rocky : Soccer Blog It what has been a poorly kept secret, the Colorado Rapids announced yesterday that Gary Smith will have the interim removed from his title and he has become their head coach. The Rapids made another sizable announcement yesterd...

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Guppy talks too soon

Published: November 11, 2008 12:00am

Devo's Direct Kicks November 8th Kick This! Denver Post Rapids Class VI blog Apparently the Colorado Rapids forgot to tell Steve Guppy not to spill the beans about his leaving the Rhinos to take a job with the Rapids. With the Rhinos releasing the news that Steve was leaving Rochester to join G...

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WNY Pride is the next chapter in women's soccer

Published: November 7, 2008 12:00am

D& Devo's Direct Kicks USL Yesterday, WNY FC had their press conference and announced that they have merged with FC Indiana and the team that plays it's home games at PAETEC Park next year will be a professional squad playing in the W-League. FC Indiana has won the US Open Cup i...

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Guppy's gone and Onstad's a HOFer

Published: November 6, 2008 12:00am

Devo's Direct Kicks Rhinos The Rhinos have suffered their first big loss of the off season with assistant coach Steve Guppy leaving the organization to take the same job with the Colorado Rapids of MLS. Guppy will be working for long time fried Gary Smith who was the interim coach in C...

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Post-Election Night Hangover

Published: November 5, 2008 12:00am

That is the only way to explain the extremely slow soccer news day: - Jozy Altidore became the first US International to score a goal in La Liga, but he still could get loaned out by Villareal. It will be interesting to see where Jozy lands if he is indeed loaned out.  - Street & Smith's Sports...

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Election Day Kick Around

Published: November 4, 2008 12:00am

- Forget all the free coffee and donuts for voting, get this Rhinos 2009 Season Ticket Deal today! - Chris Economides is now the Senior Director, USL First Division. It will be interesting to see how this changes the way the USL First Division is run. - Former Rhino and 2008 USL 1st Division MVP...

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Beckham gone sooner than expected?

Published: November 3, 2008 12:00am

Grant Wahl Inside Soccer @ More and more interesting tidbits are coming out with David Beckham getting a loan deal to AC Milan done last week. Grant Wahl reporting that Beckham has an out clause in his contract that could see him leave the Galaxy on a free transfer follow...

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MLS Playoffs begin tonight

Published: October 30, 2008 12:00am

MLS has a new trophy for the winner of the MLS Cup. The Philip F. Anschultz Trophy is named after the LA and Houston owner who is also known as Uncle Phil as he has bankrolled MLS to such a degree that it is unlikely that MLS would be where it is at today without him. Luis Bueno's latest at

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Ljungberg is fitting in already

Published: October 29, 2008 12:00am

This report from the UK has a picture that confirms that new Seattle Sounders FC Designated Player Freddie Ljungberg is fitting right in as the picture shows him walking into a Starbucks. I wonder if he'll have a Starbucks endorsement deal soon? At , Arash Markazi wonders if MLS will get mor...

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Will Swedish Fish become the fave candy at Qwest Field?

Published: October 28, 2008 12:00am

Sounders It's official. Fredrik Ljungberg has signed on to be Seattle Sounders FC's Designated Player when they join MLS in 2009. Seattle now has four players on their roster with Kasey Keller in goal, Sebastien Le Toux of the USL Sounders, and young Gambian midfielder Sanna Nyassi. It's inte...

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Published: October 27, 2008 12:00am

Rhinos Devo's Direct Kicks The Rhinos W-League franchise has been sold by Adirondack Sports Club which is owned by Rob Clark and purchased by NY Futbol Club owned by the team's head coach, Peter Amos. I have heard that the deal includes a lease agreement for PAETEC Park and that the team...

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