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Introducing: Soccer Stimulus Support

Published April 12, 2021

SOCCERSAM'S SOCCER STIMULUS SUPPORT On April 12th, the Major Arena Soccer League helped announce the launch of SoccerSam's Soccer Stimulus Support.  ( Click To Read Release Here ) SoccerSam’s Soccer Stimulus Support can financially assist families in need to help pay for soccer clubs or cam...

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Bob's Back!

Published June 12, 2020

For Immediate Release 6/12/20 BOB'S BACK! (Rochester, NY) Rochester's favorite sports columnist and sports radio personality returns to the air waves this Saturday, June 13.   The Bob Matthews Show will be live every Saturday on Fox Sports 1280 WHTK and worldwide on iHeartRadio, from 12-1pm...

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Flash get help to clinch regular season title

Published August 19, 2013

Soccer America Heading into the weekend, the Western New York Flash knew they had to win on Satuday night versus the Boston Breakers and then get some help on Sunday when the Chicago Red Stars played FC Kansas City. Well, the Flash took care of business with a 2-1 win over the Breakers and the Red S...

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Rhinos gear sale something to worry about?

Published August 6, 2013

I, and likely many people in Rochester, have received a few emails recently about a 30% sale to clear out Rhinos team merchandise. Now I'm sure that this has happened in the past and the team is still around. But, should this be something that concerns fans given the bad season on the field? I haven...

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Deuce Face

Published August 5, 2013

First, I need to apologize for so much time off. I won't promise how active I'll be here, but I hope the posts will entertain at least. I want to kick off this post talking about Clint Dempsey returning to MLS and specifically the Seattle Sounders. Reportedly , MLS paid the largest transfer fee in...

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Root for and against Syracuse

Published March 1, 2013

MISL Standings MISL Schedule The Lancers will be rooting for Syracuse tonight (@ Chicago) and against Syracuse tomorrow (@ Milwaukee). If the Lancers have those two games go their way, they will make the playoffs for the second straight season as the fourth seed. If not, then the Lancers ended their...

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Lancers take to the road

Published February 1, 2013 The Rochester Lancers are fighting for a playoff spot and this weekend they travel to play the Missouri Comets this evening and the Wichita Wings tomorrow night. Missouri will be looking to avenge last Sunday's loss to the Lancers where MISL leading scorer Doug Miller put up 11 points. That...

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WNY Flash acquire Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd

Published January 11, 2013

Devo's Direct Kicks All the talk about whether it was best for the NWSL if Abby Wambach was allocated to the WNY Flash will get a lot of answers in 2013 with Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd being the two US Women's National Team players that the Flash received today. They will obviously give head coach...

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Happy New Year!

Published January 4, 2013

It's been a wild few weeks for me, so there is some catching up to do. - Lancers F Doug Miller has been on a tear. So much so that he earned MISL Offensive Player of the Month honors for December. He ended up with 16 goals and 38 points in Decemeber. - take a look at new Lancer Paul Craig....

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News bits from around the soccer world

Published December 18, 2012

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 soccer...

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Published August 11, 2012

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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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