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Published: December 18, 2012 12:00am

MISL: - With Saturday's 10-6 win over the Wichita Wings, the Lancers moved to 5-4 on the season and sit in third place in the MISL standings.    - Doug Miller remains in the lead in the MISL scoring race and Mauricio Salles sits in 4th place.  - Baltimore defeated the Missouri Comets 15-9 to move to...

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Lancers with huge 4th quarter comeback win in Chicago

Published: December 8, 2012 12:00am

USL It wasn't looking good for the Rochester Lancers last night when they were trailing the Chicago Soul 11-6 after three quarters of play. Chicago was doing a good job of bottling up MISL leading scorer and reigning MISL player of the week Doug Miller and Mauricio Salles who entered the...

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Miller has record night

Published: December 2, 2012 12:00am Through three quarters last night, Doug Miller had outscored the visiting Missouri Comets 12-11 all by himself. Even without scoring in the final 15 minutes, Miller set franchise records for goals (6) and points (12) in a game. The six goals tied the MISL single game record held by Byron Al...

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A tale of two home games

Published: November 19, 2012 12:00am

A little over a week ago, the Lancers opened their home schedule with a thrilling 18-16 OT win over the Chicago Soul. Doug Miller had an amazing four goal, nine point performance that earned him MISL Player of the Week honors. Mauricio Salles had a six point game, as well. Then the unbeaten Baltim...

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Lancers home opener is tomorrow night

Published: November 9, 2012 12:00am

After falling in their season opener in Syracuse last week, the Lancers host the expansion Chicago Soul tomorrow night at 7pm and the Blue Cross Arena. The Lancers have upgraded F Doug Miller to Player/Assistant Coach status, along with signing Costa Ricas Futsal National Team player Luis Enrique. E...

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The Lancers second impression starts tomorrow

Published: November 2, 2012 12:00am

Tomorrow night, the Rochester Lancers open their second season in Syracuse against the Silver Knights and there is a lot of news out there this week. has a Lancers season preview  and a story about Mauricio Salles leading the Lancers' attack in 2012-13.  Leo Roth had a nice column this week...

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Freak out Friday!

Published: October 26, 2012 12:00am

The Lancers are bringing back 11 players from last season and they held an open scrimmage last night as we are eight days away from their season opener in Syracuse against the Silver Knights. The team also announced that their games will be broadcast on Fickle 93.3 FM and the Time Warner Cable Sport...

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Hesch promoted to Lancers head coach

Published: October 16, 2012 12:00am With less than a month before the 2012-13 season kicks off, the Rochester Lancers have announced that Jim Hesch has been promoted to head coach taking over from Billy Andracki. Andracki guided the Lancers to the MISL playoffs in the club's first season in the MISL. Hesch takes over a team t...

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I'm alive!

Published: October 9, 2012 12:00am

I apologize if you're one fo the three people out there that are used to coming here and getting some soccer news tidbits. Sometimes life gets in the way. But, Sam kicked me in the tail last night and I hope to be back to my semi-regular updates. We are less than a month away from the Lancers openin...

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USWNT vs Costa Rica is sold out

Published: August 25, 2012 12:00am

D& This is one time that I'm proud to say I was dead wrong. When US Soccer announced the ticket prices for the first leg of the USWNT Gold Medal Celebration tour at Sahlen's Stadium, I was worried that instead of packing the house, it would be half to three-quarters full. Well, Rochester so...

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Published: August 11, 2012 12:00am

Studio 90: USWNT golden again Soccer America: Wambach - 'We have come full circle' MLS Highlights It took a lot of heart, skill, and luck, but the USWNT was able to three-peat at the Olympics this week with a 2-1 win over Japan in the gold medal match on Thursday. Carli Lloyd...

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It's medal time

Published: August 4, 2012 12:00am

With the US defeating New Zealand and Canada defeating Team GB , we will get a classic CONCACAF match up in the Olympic semifinals. Abby Wambach and Christine Sinclair both scored in their teams' quaterfinal wins. Wambach's goal made it five straight Olympic matches with a goal for the Rochester n...

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USWNT come back & Rhinos remain in 2nd place

Published: July 28, 2012 12:00am

The USWNT got off to a slow start to the Olympic tournament on Wednesday by falling behind 2-0 to France in the first 15 minutes. But, with goals from Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan, they had pulled even at the half and they scored twice more in the second half on a blast from Carli Lloyd and a tap...

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Rhinos look to bounce back after big loss in Orlando

Published: July 21, 2012 12:00am

It wasn't pretty last weekend when the Rhinos fell to league leaders Orlando City by a 4-0 score. Tonight, the Rhinos return home to host the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in a match that the Rhinos hope to use to get back on track as they finish out the final five games of the regular season at Sahlen's S...

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Rhinos face off with Orlando City in top of table tilt

Published: July 14, 2012 12:00am

USL PRO League Standings After last Saturday's 2-0 win at home vs Dayton and a scoreless draw in Wilmington on Thursday, the Rhinos are in second place as they travel to first place Orlando City tonight. Rhinos F Kendell McFayden was named the USL PRO League Player of the Week and D Danny Earls j...

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Rhinos impressive on the 4th of July

Published: July 7, 2012 12:00am The Rhinos had their biggest offensive game all season on Wednesday night in their 4-1 win over Antigua. Kendall McFayden earned his first start as a Rhino and proceeded to score twice in the game's first twenty minutes. Andrew Hoxie came on in the second half and scored a brace of his own a...

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Miller, Onstad, & Demmin tapped for Rhinos HOF

Published: June 30, 2012 12:00am

If you want your Craig Demmin bobblehead, you better get to the Rhinos game tonight early as the first 1000 fans will get the momento on Hall of Fame induction night as Doug Miller, Pat Onstad, and Demmin will join last year's first inductee Lenin Steenkamp in the Rhinos Hall of Fame. On the field,...

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Rhinos fall in Harrisburg

Published: June 16, 2012 12:00am

USL The Rhinos took a 80th minute lead in Harrisburg last evening when Michael Tanke's 35 yard shot deflected off of a City Islanders defender and wrong footed Nicholas Noble. But, the Rhinos were unable to make the late lead stand as two Harrisburg subs who came on at half time scored to gi...

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I guess it wasn't me, after all

Published: June 9, 2012 12:00am

I didn't say anything after the US Open Cup loss in Philadelphia and the Rhinos have now lost to the Richmond Kickers 1-0 and tied the Wilmington Hammerheads 1-1 in their last two USL PRO League matches. That puts the Rhinos at 0-2-3 in their last 5 league matches after their 6-0-0 start where th...

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I need to stop jinxing the Rhinos

Published: June 1, 2012 12:00am

MLS USL So, it didn't take the Philadelphia Union long to get on the scoresheet and the Rhinos' scoring woes continued in their 3-0 loss to the Union that knocked the team out of the USOC tournament. Up next for the Rhinos are the Richmond Kickers who come to Sahlen's Stadium afte...

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Rhinos face Union in USOC & WPS fallout

Published: May 29, 2012 12:00am

Devo's Direct Kicks Rhinos The Rhinos may have the perfect MLS USOC opponent tonight in the Philadelphia Union. Sure, the Rhinos are 0-1-2 in their last three USL PRO League games and 1-1-2 in all competitions since their season opening 6-0-0 run came to an end. Sure, the Rhi...

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Rhinos look to go 7-0-0 tonight

Published: May 18, 2012 12:00am

With 1-0 road wins over Charlotte and over Charleston last weekend, the Rhinos are a point behind Orlando City for first place in the USL PRO League and the Rhinos hold a game in hand over Orlando City. Tonight, the Rhinos play their second home match of the season as they host a last place Dayton D...

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Rhinos keep rolling

Published: May 11, 2012 12:00am

D& USL The Rhinos were able to keep the unbeaten, unscored upon start to the 2012 season going last Saturday at home versus the Charlotte Eagles. There have been a few ongoing themes throughout the Rhinos 4-0-0 start and they continued in the home opener. First, JC Banks was in on t...

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Rhinos come home unbeaten

Published: May 4, 2012 12:00am

Rhinos 1:0 Dayton This is not a recording. JC Banks scored again, Kristian Nicht had another clean sheet, and the Rhinos return home with a perfect 3-0-0 record as they host the Charlotte Eagles tomorrow night at Sahlen's Stadium. Banks and D George Kyriazis were both named to the USL PRO League Tea...

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Rhinos looking to go 3-0-0 this weekend

Published: April 27, 2012 12:00am

Rhinos sweep the LA Blues Rhinos aim to continue perfect start Dutch Lions set for Rhinos Last weekend, the Rhinos won their second straight against the LA Blues by a score of 2-0. Andrew Hoxie came on at halftime for Graciano Brito and paid immediate dividends. Hoxie scored the game winner in the 5...

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Rhinos win in Myers debut as coach

Published: April 20, 2012 12:00am

Devo's Direct Kicks Tyler Rosenlund gets the goal, Kristian Nicht and the Rhinos defense gets the clean sheet, and Jesse Myers gets the win his his debut as the Rhinos head coach. A lot of things went well in Week 1 for the Rhinos. Rosenlund, Nicht, and Tam McManus were also named to the USL PRO Tea...

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The Rhinos season set to kick off tomorrow

Published: April 13, 2012 12:00am

New head coach Jesse Myers and the Rochester Rhinos are heading to LA to open the 2012 season tomorrow night against the LA Blues. The Rhinos have yet to make it official, but Lancers D and Rochester native Kyle Manscuk is on the Rhinos roster in the team's 2012 media guide. The two other Lancers, G...

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The Duke has Returned

Published: April 6, 2012 12:00am

The Rhinos have brought back MF Danny Earls. Earls has been in town for a while and it's great to see him back with the Rhinos. I can't wait to see what Earls and JC Banks can do on the wings for Rochester this season. In other Rhinos news, they have a new strength and conditioning coach. It should...

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Local news & the US Olympic meltdown

Published: March 29, 2012 12:00am

Local news: - The MISL has expanded the regular season from 24 to 26 games for the 2012-13 season meaning that the Lancers will play one more home game in year two of the franchise.  - The Rhinos beat SUNY Binghamton 4-0 last Saturday with trialist Danny Earls setting up two of the goals.  - Scott V...

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US Men get off to hot start to Olympic Qualifying

Published: March 23, 2012 12:00am

US-Cuba Match Highlights With the US getting a hat trick from Joe Corona in a 6-0 win over Cuba last night, Olympic Qualifying got off to a pretty good start for the US Men.  Although, US coach Caleb Porter is trying to keep the players' heads on their shoulders by focusing on areas the team could i...

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