Links for the weekend

Published: June 26, 2009 12:00am

Since it's Wegmans LPGA weekend, here are a boatload of links: - Only $51 was wagered on the US winning the Confed Cup despite 999 to 1 odds. - Here is a video to watch before Sunday's final. Maybe Sunday is our day? - Bill Archer is calling for Bob Bradley for President. - MLS Talk looks at...

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Playing with house money

Published: June 25, 2009 12:00am

MLS Daily - Links du Nord The Kartik Report - Links - Bob Bradley: Neutralising Xavi was the key WV Hooligan Yanks Abroad - Match Report Grant Wahl's Blog @ USMNT Blog - Headlines from around the world The Kartik Report - How the English press covered the match Landon Dono...

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Stadium idea

Published: June 24, 2009 12:00am

du Nord Q&A with Peter Wilt Fanhouse The Offside - Stadium Envy: Millerntor Stadion (FC St. Pauli) MLS Rumors - The Punkrockization of MLS Millerntor - Pic 1 Millerntor - Pic 2 Millerntor - Pic 3 Millerntor - Pic 4 Millerntor - Pic 5 One of the long time debates within soccer circles i...

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Game Day

Published: June 24, 2009 12:00am

US Quote Sheet Grant Wahl's Blog at Yanks Abroad Preview Yanks Abroad - Donovan: We have nothing to lose The Kartik Reports Pregame links Matchfit USA No Short Corners AP via I wish I was in South Africa and had the chance to score free tickets to today's game. And w...

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The Great Escape

Published: June 22, 2009 12:00am

US US - Post match quotes USMNT Blog - Highlights - The Highlights - MMCB Soccer y Futbol blog Prost Amerika Soccer MLS Talk - Houdini Lives MLS Daily NY Match Fit USA Kartik Report Kartik Report's MOM Big Apple No...

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1,000,000 Touches

Published: June 19, 2009 12:00am

With the unwhelming performance so far in the Confederations Cup, some people are blaming Bob Bradley,some people are blaming the US Soccer Federation , and some of the players are getting blamed as well and in one case, a player is taking responsibility for his bad play. But with the technical s...

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Spoiler Alert

Published: June 18, 2009 12:00am

If you DVR'd the Brazil-US Confederations Cup match, I'm going to list a boatload of pre-game and post-game articles. So if you don't want to know what happened, then don't click any of the post-game links! Before: - AP via - Yanks Abroad talks to Bob Bradley and JF Torres, and previews the...

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Bring on the reigning MLS Cup Champs!

Published: June 17, 2009 12:00am

D& Devo's Direct Kicks Rhinos USL - Scoresheet It wasn't pretty, but the Rhinos once again played 120 minutes and advanced on in the US Open Cup with a 2-1 win over Cleveland last night. While you could make the argument that the Rhinos got lucky against Pittsburgh,...

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Round 2 - Ding, Ding

Published: June 16, 2009 12:00am

D& Devo's Direct Kicks US Open - 2nd Round Preview It's the 2nd round of the Open Cup. It's also the 2nd round of the home and home "series" between the City Stars and the Rhinos. With a 3rd round date with the defending MLS Cup champion Columbus Crew on the line, Rochester and Cl...

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That suffered

Published: June 15, 2009 12:00am

Rhinos Devo's Direct Kicks USL - Scoresheet The Rhinos had about as bad a 12 minute stretch as you can have in soccer. And on Saturday night it led to the Cleveland City Stars getting a 3-0 win over the Rhinos ahead of tomorrow night's 2nd Round US Open Cup match here in Roc...

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Ready for the weekend

Published: June 12, 2009 12:00am

I need to run, so here is today's run down of what's going down: - The Rhinos will host Columbus on June 30th in the 3rd round of the Open Cup should they win on Tuesday at home versus Cleveland. - ESPN has unveiled their plans for the Confed Cup. - Jermaine Jones may soon be teaming up with Mi...

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That was crazy

Published: June 10, 2009 12:00am

D& Devo's Direct Kicks Rhinos That was one of the crazier Rhinos games I ever remember being at. T-Bone almost gets red carded in the first minute after picking up a yellow and arguing long after the referee wanted the conversation to end. Then T-Bone scores to put the Riverhou...

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The Open Cup is upon us

Published: June 9, 2009 12:00am

D& Devo's Direct Kicks Rhinos The Rhinos open up the 2009 US Open Cup tournament this evening at 7pm at Marina Auto Stadium against the USL 2nd Division's Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Former Rhino Tenywa "T-Bone" Bonseu has played every minute in all 7 Pittsburgh matches this season...

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Frustrated? Yes. Bored? No.

Published: June 8, 2009 12:00am

Devo's Direct Kicks D& - Match Report D& - Notes USL - scoresheet 323 minutes. That is how long it's been since the Rhinos have scored a goal in league play after back-to-back scoreless efforts at home and getting shut out in Charleston in the final game of the opening...

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Who has to bounce back more?

Published: June 5, 2009 12:00am

Who needs to bounce back more tomorrow: the Rhinos versus Minnesota or the US versus Honduras? The easy answer is to go with the US as the stakes are much higher. Add injuries to a lot of key US players like Maurice Edu, Brian Ching, and others, the case is tough to top. But, the Rhinos will be mis...

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Published: June 2, 2009 12:00am

I ran into a Rhinos player after work yesterday and I was speachless when he asked me what I thought of Saturday night's game. It was hard for me to put into words because there things that I found entertaining, there were things that worried me, and I really wanted another win versus Montreal. But...

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This has got to stop

Published: June 1, 2009 12:00am

D& - Match story D& - Notes D& - Naming rights contest Devo's Direct Kicks Rhinos - Match report Rhinos - Naming rights contest Montreal USL - Scoresheet The Rhinos are now 4-0-1 when they don't have a player sent off with...

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Are we there yet?

Published: May 29, 2009 12:00am

Rhinos - Channel 8 video Devo's Direct Kicks D& - Chris Nurse article Even though it didn't make the D&C's list of 10 things to do this weekend, we are a little over a day away from the home opener between the Rhinos and the Montreal Impact. With Cleveland visiting Carolin...

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Saturday is almost here.......

Published: May 28, 2009 12:00am

Meet the 2009 Rhinos - D& Devo & Scott Vallow Blog Chat We are two days out, the Rhinos are talking up some pretty cool $19.99 promotions , the forecast is looking pretty good, and Montreal lost in Vancouver last night. It doesn't get much better than that. Hopefully there is a nice...

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Forget about the Champions League Final!

Published: May 27, 2009 12:00am The Rhinos played a friendly in Harrisburg on the way home from Charleston! Apparently Kwame Sarkodie scored the lone goal of the match and Tim Melia had the clean sheet. Also, former City Islander Ryan Heins sported the captain's armband for the Rhinos. Champions League stuff: I won't...

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Decompressing from my vacation

Published: May 26, 2009 12:00am

I'm coming off of a six day weekend, so my head is swimming today. But, here are some thoughts on what's gone on over the past week or so: - I should be happy with the Rhinos ending their 8 game road trip in 3rd place and with a winning record at 4-3-1. But, the team picking up cards left and right...

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Refs are a hot topic

Published: May 19, 2009 12:00am

The Rhinos are filing a complaint about them. MLS commish Don Garber is blogging about them. Boston Breakers coach Tony DiCicco is unhappy with them. And Red Bulls head coach Juan Carlos Osorio is backpeddling because of comments about them. From MLS to WPS to the USL, there doesn't seem to b...

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Call a Mountie, They robbed 'em

Published: May 18, 2009 12:00am

Youtube - Match Highlights Youtube - Whitecaps Interviews Devo's Direct Kicks Rhinos USL - Scoresheet On Thursday, the Rhinos were robbed by a ref in Portland. On Saturday, the Rhinos stole three points in Vancouver. In a gutty performance for a whole host of reasons, the...

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Rhinos unhappy after late PK call

Published: May 15, 2009 12:00am

Devo's Direct Kicks Rhinos Portland Oregon Our Sports USL - Scoresheet Apparently after sleeping on it, the Rhinos are going to make some noise about the ending to last evening's 2-1 loss in Portland. I hit the hay with about 10 minutes le...

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Load up on the Red Bull

Published: May 14, 2009 12:00am

D& Devo's Direct Kicks USL USL Thursday Night/Friday Morning Football If you plan on DVRing tonight's Fox Soccer Channel broadcast of the Rhinos game in Portland, then you won't need to stock up on your stimulant of choice. If you are going to watch the game from your couch or...

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Will the City be paying for some stadium up keep?

Published: May 13, 2009 12:00am

D& I hate the headline, but like the news that the City of Rochester appears willing to kick in some $420,000 for up keep of Your Name Here Stadium. Sure, the five pages of comments are primarily negative as people wonder why the City would be putting money into the stadium that houses a te...

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Rhinos T&T connection earn weekly honors

Published: May 12, 2009 12:00am

USL Brent Sancho and Tiger Fitzpatrick were named to the USL 1st Division Team of the Week for their work in the Rhinos 2-1 win in Montreal on Saturday afternoon. Chad Severs was once again named to the 2nd Division TOTW. He is currently tied for the league lead with 4 goals so far this...

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We LOVE Montreal?????

Published: May 11, 2009 12:00am

Rhinos D& USL - Scoresheet Montreal - Match report Montreal - Photos Thanks to Saturday's 2-1 win in Montreal, the Rhinos are now tied for 2nd in the USL 1st Division and trail Vancouver by one point. The Rhinos also own a game in hand over Va...

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Philadelphia Union????

Published: May 8, 2009 12:00am

Delaware So, the people that run various websites, including, have let the logo for the Philadelphia MLS club slip out ahead of next week's announcement. I think the logo is cool and the colors (navy and gold) work for me. But, the "Union" name makes me go...

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Chatting with Devo and Rob

Published: May 6, 2009 12:00am

D& Devo and Rhinos owner Rob Clark had an online chat today at the D&C's website. You can go to the chat archive above and perhaps get some questions you might have answered such as the status of international friendlies, how things are going on the suites, and the prospects of Rocheste...

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