Shake Up Coming?

Published: August 19, 2009 12:00am

D& I can write a piece about tonight's game versus the Minnesota Thunder. But, what fun would that be? This is another game against a bottom 3 team that the Rhinos should win and it will only be a stroy if they don't win it. The news of the day is Jeff's gameday article where there is talk...

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Champions League Tuesday

Published: August 18, 2009 12:00am

Soccer Between the Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Sports Net, the Fox family has both the UEFA & CONCACAF Champions Leagues covered. Not only can you see Arsenal-Celtic in UEFA Champions League action, you can also see Columbus-Puerto Rico and DC United-Marathon in CONCACAF Champions Lea...

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Gut check time

Published: August 17, 2009 12:00am

Devo's Direct Kicks Rhinos USL - Scoresheet It was painful and frustrating to watch the Portland Timbers dismantle the Rhinos on Saturday night. I was upset that Johnny Menyongar would be so selfish that he would kick a Portland player in the nether region after being foule...

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Slow news day

Published: August 14, 2009 12:00am

Jeff has a really good piece on Pat Ercoli's transition into the radio booth today. I was excited about the news that Pat would join Joe in the broadcast booth and the duo has done very well this season. But that was to be expected given how well they both know the game. News & Notes: - Portlan...

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That sucked

Published: August 13, 2009 12:00am

The Kartik Report Du Nord US MLS Talk MLS Daily Yanks Abroad WV Hooligan Soccer Insider No Short Corners AP via Jonah Freedman @ Grant Wahl @ Grant Wahl Quick Shots Michael Lewis @ This Is American The Offside Rules Yank...

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USMNT Gameday

Published: August 12, 2009 12:00am

USMNT Blog MLS Talk Yanks Abroad No Short Corners WVHooligan Washington Post - Soccer Insider The Offside Rules - Jozy video - Grant Wahl's 5 Things - Jonah Freedman on JF Torres No Short Corners - Don't let "cinqo a cero" fool you MLS Talk - Sleeping on Mexico a bad idea Was...

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Azteca looms

Published: August 11, 2009 12:00am

US USMNT Blog - Referee Change The Offside Rules - Howard Power Steve Davis - Open Letter to Mexico Fans WVHooligan - Hex Standings Grant Wahl - Great Moments in US-Mexico Rivalry MLS Talk - JF Torres talks MLS Talk - What will we see from Mexico? The Offside Ru...

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Published: August 7, 2009 12:00am

I'm worn out and I have a busy weekend ahead. If you have been following the Kick This! Twitter feed , you know that we have Matthew Delicate and U.S. Soccer Director of Referee Development Paul Tamberino lined up for the show's second hour, I'm working on getting Ross Smith on in the second hour, a...

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Pure frustration

Published: August 6, 2009 12:00am

D& D& - Notebook Devo's Direct Kicks Rhinos USL - Scoresheet Carolina The coach is frustrated. The players are frustrated. The fans are frustrated. After last evening's 1-0 loss to the Carolina RailHawks, the Rhinos are 2-3-4 at home and th...

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The RailHawks come to town

Published: August 5, 2009 12:00am

D& Rhinos With a 2-2-4 home record so far this season, the Rhinos hope to grab three points this evening when they host the Carolina RailHawks. Carolina has been playing tight games on the road as they have 9 goals for and only 7 goals allowed in 9 road games this season. The R...

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Back from vacation

Published: August 4, 2009 12:00am

It's too bad I didn't miss much over the past four days. Just another in a long line of bad calls against the Rhinos, apparently a show outside the show on Saturday morning, and Darren Tilley trying to change the topic off of the officiating. Now the focus has to shift to the Carolina RailHawks wh...

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Suite Stuff

Published: July 30, 2009 12:00am

Devo has an update on the suites at Marina Auto Stadium. His previous update had the latest on the status of Steve Kindel and Errol McFarlane's availability. MLS All Star Game No Short Corners - Video Thursday I find it funny that there was a lot more internet chatter a...

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MLS All Star Wednesday Night

Published: July 29, 2009 12:00am No Short Corners WV Hooligan I wonder if Everton will be rocking their new black & hot pink away unis tonight when they take on the MLS All Stars in Salt Lake? With so many big names not on the MLS All Star team, I really don't know how interested I am in tonight's match. News &...

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Sepp Blatter makes the rounds

Published: July 28, 2009 12:00am

US MNT Blog US Soccer Insider Washington I'm with Steven Goff with his take on the schedule having nothing to do with luring better players to MLS. Although, everyone agrees that soccer specfic stadiums are key. But, eight of the fifteen teams already play in MLS primary stad...

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Post-Open Cup season off to a good start

Published: July 27, 2009 12:00am

Rhinos D& USL - Scoresheet So much for Darren Tilley's negative tactics during USL 1st Division league play. After the weather delay on Saturday night, the Rhinos came out in a 4-3-3 formation and took care of business against the last place Cleveland City Stars w...

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Rhinos add two more to the roster

Published: July 23, 2009 12:00am

Devo's Direct Kicks The Rhinos made it official today that they have signed former Vancouver Whitecap leftback Steve Kindel to a 1 year deal and T&T forward Errol McFarlane to a 2 year deal. Kindel is a veteran of the USL 1st Division and has two league titles on his resume. I like this additi...

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It's 0 for 4 versus DC United

Published: July 22, 2009 12:00am

D& Devo's Direct Kicks Rhinos Washington Match Tracker Behind The Behind The - Photos Washington DC Washington First off I want to say that I hope that Darren Kent...

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Published: July 21, 2009 12:00am

D& Devo's Direct Kicks Rhinos US Open Preview USL Behind The Badge Washington Behind The Badge - Preview Video Washington Examiner - Game Notes United Mania The Rhinos are without one of the great US Open Cup scorers in...

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The 100 Club has a new member

Published: July 20, 2009 12:00am

D& - Front Page article D& - Sports Page article Devo's Direct Kicks Devo's Direct Kicks US Rhinos The WNT Blog - ESPN Kaka may belong to Jesus, but Abby belongs to Rochester. While Mia Hamm, a few of the others of the 1991 USWNT World C...

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So, are the refs card happy in 2009?

Published: July 17, 2009 12:00am

It was a topic of discussion on last week's edition of Kick This! as to whether the officials were calling things tighter in 2009. The Rhinos-Impact game on Wednesday evening was the 87th game of the 2009 USL 1st Division season. Here are the numbers for the first 87 games of the 2008 season and how...

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Missed it by that much

Published: July 16, 2009 12:00am

D& D& - Notebook Rhinos Montreal USL - Scoresheet This will likely be one of those games that the Rhinos look back upon at the end of the year and think "We really let two points slip away". In the last minute or two of regulation and in the fou...

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It's Rochester-Montreal day!

Published: July 15, 2009 12:00am

D& Devo's Direct Kicks Rhinos Montreal Neither team is at full strength with Brent Sancho and Darren Tilley serving red card suspensions for the Rhinos and Nevio Pizzolitto serving a red card suspension for Montreal. On top of that, midfielder Patrick Leduc (foot) a...

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This is going to be a long one

Published: July 14, 2009 12:00am

I was a slacker yesterday, so to make up for it, here is a really long post. Rhinos stuff: There was a sweet gallery of pictures at D& after the Rhinos-Puerto Rico match on Friday night. We had Brent Sancho and Andrew Gregor on Kick This! on Saturday and neither guy pulled any punches w...

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Book report

Published: July 10, 2009 12:00am - Excerpt - Excerpt When I returned home from Tuesday evening's US Open Cup match, my advance copy of Grant Wahl's new book The Beckham Experiment was waiting for me. I was really excited to read the book, especially after reading the excerpt that was released on

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Bring on United!

Published: July 8, 2009 12:00am

D& D& - Notebook Devo's Direct Kicks It wasn't the prettiest match, but at least the Rhinos finished off the Wilmington Hammerheads in regulation time last evening to advance to the US Open Cup Semifinals where they will take on the defending champion DC United. The Rhinos were a...

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Rain, rain, go away....

Published: July 7, 2009 12:00am

D& Rhinos Star News Online - Match preview Star News Online - Notes USL US Open Here is a good omen for the Rhinos: during the modern era, only one other team has advanced on PKs twice. The first was Charleston last year and they made it all the way to t...

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[Insert hot joke here]

Published: July 6, 2009 12:00am

D& - Game story D& - Notebook Devo's Direct Kicks Rhinos USL - Scoresheet I would expect Darren Tilley to be pretty happy with how yesterday's game versus Austin worked out. Getting the first league win at home was overdue. Getting rest for guys like Brent...

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On to the Quarters

Published: July 1, 2009 12:00am

D& D& Notebook Devo's Direct Kicks Rochester Rhinos Crew Xtra - Devo's game story for the Columbus Dispatch Another Open Cup game, another OT/PK thriller for the Rhinos. After the weather delay, the Rhinos were able to go through against th...

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US Open Cup blackout.......

Published: June 30, 2009 12:00am

Devo's Direct Kicks Part 1 Devo's Direct Kicks Part 2 D& Rhinos Crew Xtra Blog Rhinos owner Rob Clark is making tonight's match versus Columbus as the only one being hosted by a USL 1st Division club that won't be carried on He is also trying to s...

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The clock struck midnight for Cinderella

Published: June 29, 2009 12:00am

US MLS Daily - Lots of links Grant Wahl blog Yanks Abroad Big Apple The first half was a dream that no US soccer fan wanted to wake up from. The second half was reality crashing hard on the hopes of those same fans. That said, the US can only be proud of the eff...

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