Abby Wambach gets an early Christmas present

Published: December 21, 2011 12:00am

US Soccer Devo's Direct Kicks Abby Wambach was named the AP Female Athlete of the Year this week. In so doing, she becomes the first individual soccer player to win either the AP Male or Female Athlete of the Year award. The 1999 Women's US National Team won the AP Female award as the first soccer...

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Hannigan early pick for Lancers MVP

Published: December 14, 2011 12:00am

I have to think that Patrick Hannigan missing Saturday night's game in Milwaukee helped Joe Hammes being named MISL Player of the Week this week. The Lancers just play better with Hannigan in there. I hope his wrist is good to go on Saturday afternoon when the Syracuse Silver Knights come to town of...

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Boom goes the dynamite

Published: December 2, 2011 12:00am Mauricio Salles promised a hat trick and he delivered (along with adding an assist) in the Lancers 16-2 win in Norfolk. Jeremy Ortiz had a couple of goals, Doug Miller had a couple of assists, Irondequoit native Jake Schindler had his first pro goal, and Andrew Hoxie had a goal and an as...

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Lancers aim to get back to .500

Published: December 1, 2011 12:00am The Lancers are looking to bounce back tonight from their disappointing loss on Saturday afternoon to the Baltimore Blast. Tonight they make their visit visit to the Norfolk Sharx as they hope to get back to .500 and pull even with the Syracuse Silver Knights for 2nd place in the Eastern Di...

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Play to win or play to entertain?

Published: November 23, 2011 12:00am Devo's Direct Kicks D& After a relatively boring home opener that wasn't helped by the visiting Missouri Comets playing a possession oriented game, the Lancers and the Syracuse Silver Knights played a much more entertaining game that the home team was able to win 22-13. Having ad...

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Will Salles' Goal Bring People Back?

Published: November 16, 2011 12:00am

Devo's Direct Kicks on the Match Devo's Direct Kicks with the video of Salles' goal Indoor Soccer News - Match Report Indoor Soccer News - Look at the Lancers   As the old saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression. The Lancers debut made a good impression amongst some out of to...

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Almost 24 hrs away now....

Published: November 11, 2011 12:00am

Devo has an article on Doug Miller's motivation (including a video interview) at the D&C's website. The Lancers are looking to bounce back from the opening game loss in Syracuse against the Comets.   Now let's get into the MLS news: - Pat Onstad enjoyed his first season as a coach.  - LA and Hou...

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Lancers home opener less than 48 hrs away

Published: November 10, 2011 12:00am

I've been lacking in my blog posting, so here are the things that have happened since my last update. Lancers & MISL:  - Neal Kitson re-signed with the Rhinos and was loaned to the Lancers.   - The Lancers fell on a last minute goal in Syracuse.   - The Lancers also added US Futsal National Team...

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Lancers add 5 more players

Published: November 3, 2011 12:00am

Devo's Direct Kicks On Tuesday, the Rochester Lancers unveiled 5 more players in Brazilian goalkeeper Leonardo "Leo" Tillemont, former Section V star Kyle Manscuk, Serbian native Ljubomir "Lubo" Kocic, former Tacoma Stars standout player Brayton Knapp and former Kitsap Pumas star Elliot Fau...

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MISL season gets closer, magicJack out, and more

Published: October 28, 2011 12:00am

We are one week away from the 2011-12 MISL season kicking off and here are some tidbits: Devo's Direct Kicks - Lancers radio home is 93.3 FM Lancers Preview Syracuse Silver Knights Preview Norfolk SharX Preview Baltimore Blast Preview   The Milwaukee Wave ha...

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Lancers unveil 5 new players & radio home

Published: October 24, 2011 12:00am - Lancers sign five more players Devo's Direct Kicks - Lancers unveil radio partner Last week, the Lancers unveiled five more players with Mauricio Salles, Rey Martinez, Andrew Hoxie, JP Reyes, and Nelson Becerra joing Doug Miller on the Lancers roster. We talked to Salles, Hoxie,...

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Lancers player announcement today

Published: October 20, 2011 12:00am

The Rochester Lancers are having a press conference to announce 5 new player signings, along with the addition of a new assistant coach and their head athletic trainer. Devo thinks that Mauricio Salles might be announced today because of a picture he posted on facebook. I think the bigger clue is th...

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Myers named new Rhinos head coach

Published: October 15, 2011 12:00am

Devo's Direct Kicks - First Impression USL PRO Devo's Direct Kicks - First Interview Devo's Direct Kicks - The "brains" of the Kickers The Rhinos unveiled their new head coach on Wednesday and the job went to long time Richmond Kickers assistant coach Jesse Myers. Myers has head coaching experienc...

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Lancers unveil wall of fame

Published: October 11, 2011 12:00am

MISL The Rochester Lancers have unveiled their inaugural class of the team's Wall of Fame. Team Inductees: Claude Campos, Sal DeRosa (Coach), Pat Ercoli, Francisco Escos, Carlos Metidieri, Frank Odoi, Dragan "Don" Popovic (Coach), Branko Segota, Joe Sirianni (Trainer) and Mike Stojanovic. Non-Team I...

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I'm not dead

Published: October 10, 2011 12:00am

There is some big local news happening this week. First, McCall Zerboni is officially coming back to the WNY Flash after signing a new contract. Second, the Rochester Rhinos have hired their next head coach and he will be unveiled at a press conference on Wednesday. Rhinos GM Pat Ercoli was on Soc...

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Segota & Popovic named to Indoor Soccer Hall of Fame

Published: October 4, 2011 12:00am

Devo's Direct Kicks Indoor Soccer Former Lancers Branko Segota and Don Popovic were named to the inaugural class of the Indoor Soccer Hall of Fame today. News & Notes: - The WNY Flash are bringing back Christine Sinclair, Ashlyn Harris, and Brittany Bock. - ESPNW looks at the Flash's...

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MISL Schedule Revised

Published: September 29, 2011 12:00am Devo's Direct Kicks   Reportedly, Chicago was unable to finalize a stadium lease agreement and that has forced the team to push out joining the MISL until the 2012-13 season and the MISL has come out with a revised schedule for a 7 team league. In other league news, the Baltimore Blast anno...

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Syracuse Silver Knights sign Jonny Steele

Published: September 26, 2011 12:00am The Syracuse Silver Knights have signed former Syracuse Salty Dog and former Rochester Rhino Jonny Steele. Steele has previous indoor experience playing with the Kansas City Comets during the 2004-05 season, the Baltimore Blast during the 05-06 and 06-07 seasons, and with the Philadelphia K...

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USWNT dominate Canada

Published: September 23, 2011 12:00am

Devo's Direct Kicks All White Kit - Match Highlights   Youtube - Post-game Reactions   Soccer America   USWNT Blog - Rapinoe for Mayor   Youtube - USWNT open training at Nike World Headquarters   Youtube - Rapinoe & Lindsey Q&A   US-Sweden in Phoenix on 11/19  Youtube - USWNT put t...

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More on Lilley's choice to take 2012 off

Published: September 20, 2011 12:00am

Kick This! Podcast Devo's Direct Kicks  During Saturday's edition of Kick This!, Devo talked to Rhinos GM Pat Ercoli, Rhinos assistant coach Bill Sedgewick, Lancers head coach & Rhinos GK coach Billy Andracki, and WNY Flash assistant coach and former Rhinos GK Scott Vallow about Bob Lilley's dec...

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Bob Lilley will not be back with the Rhinos

Published: September 16, 2011 12:00am

Devo's Direct Kicks USL PRO Between September 2nd and September 14th, Bob Lilley changed his mind about whether he wanted to sign a new contract to coach the Rhinos beyond this past season. For an organization that is trying to recapture the popularity that they enjoyed a decade ago, having their 3r...

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Doug Miller is on the radio

Published: September 13, 2011 12:00am

Kick This! Soccer is a Kick in the Grass   Rochester Lancers forward Doug Miller has been out and about talking about his signing with the club. On Saturday, he was in studio at Kick This! and last night there was an interview with Doug on Soccer is a Kick in the Grass. News & Notes:  - Indoor...

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Doug Miller joins the Lancers

Published: September 8, 2011 12:00am

D& - Press Conference Coverage D& - Pre-Press Conference Article Devo's Direct Kicks MISL   The Lancers unveiled their first ever player signing yesterday. And in one of the most expected announcements ever, Doug Miller was unveiled as #19 for the Lancers. The USL Hall of Famer has...

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Lancers Schedule is out

Published: September 6, 2011 12:00am

The MISL has released the 2011-12 league schedule. One key date for the Rochester Lancers has changed since the home opener release that the league made previously. The Lancers home opener is now scheduled for 1pm on Saturday November 12th versus Chicago.  Doug Miller to be unveiled tomorrow? Devo'...

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Seger is gone, US-CR, WPS CEO Resigns, & More

Published: September 2, 2011 12:00am

Devo's Direct Kicks The WNY Flash have lost captain Caroline Seger with her signing a two year deal in Sweden. With questions about whether Marta will be back in 2012 with her being out of contract, it will be interesting to see if perhaps the Flash change their formation from the 4-3-3 with three c...

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Is Seger Gone?

Published: August 31, 2011 12:00am

Devo says that the WNY Flash own an option for 2012 on team captain Caroline Seger. Jenna Pel wonders if her new two year deal in Sweden means that she's not coming back to WPS. My guess is that she continues the globe hopping back and forth to maximize income. Although, if WPS pushes back their...

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WNY Flash - 2011 WPS Champions

Published: August 29, 2011 12:00am

Devo's Direct Kicks - Rapid Recap Devo's Direct Kicks - Match Recap Devo's Direct Kicks - Match Highlights   Soccer America All White Kit Steven Goff - Soccer Insider Beau Dure - ESPNW Jacqueline Purdy - ESPNW USL Soccer The Goalkeeper   Dirty Tackle on the four legged pitch invader Thank go...

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Big weekend starts tonight

Published: August 26, 2011 12:00am

Rhinos vs Harrisburg City Islanders in the USL PRO National Division Final D&   USL PRO   Penn   The Rhinos face the Harrisburg City Islanders tonight. So far this season, the Rhinos have taken 2 of the 3 matches between the clubs and all three have ended with a 1-0 scoreline. So,...

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Just another random Wednesday

Published: August 24, 2011 12:00am

- This week's Mondays with McCall takes video form. - Abby Wambach will be making an appearance at Saturday's WPS Championship game. Also, the WPS Championship trophy is en route to Rochester. - If you've been wondering why Equalizer Soccer has been quiet for the past week or so, here you go. - Devo...

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Rhinos advance and Flash get opponent

Published: August 22, 2011 12:00am

Rhinos advance past Pittsburgh 4-0 Devo's Direct Kicks - Rapid Recap Devo's Direct Kicks USL PRO Bob Lilley's squad picked a nice night to have one of their best performances of the season as they blew out the Pittsburgh Riverhounds 4-0 on Friday night. The win puts the Rhinos through to the Nati...

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