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Rochester Rhinos

The hub for all news related to the Rochester Rhinos, as well as New England Revolution players on loan with the club, and the state of the clubs' affiliation.

Rhinos move on in USOC, face Revolution next

The Rhinos have beaten FC Motown 3-0 and GPS Omens 2-1 to earn a matchup against New England in Providence.

Rochester 1-0 Tampa Bay: Rhinos Raise their Game to Beat the Rowdies

Wal Fall’s 27th minute goal and Tomas Gomez’s clean sheet earned Rochester a Bob Lilley special on Wednesday night in league action.

FC Motown’s Sacir Hot Previews the Second Round Open Cup Match with Rochester

The former NY Red Bulls homegrown defender discusses how his amateur side from Morristown, NJ is gearing up to face the Rochester Rhinos

Rochester Rhinos to Host FC Motown in U.S. Open Cup Second Round

While the Revolution are still a month away from entering the Open Cup, the Rhinos will play next week against a talented amateur side from New Jersey.

Rochester Rhinos at Saint Louis FC Postponed Due to Flooding

As floodwaters from the Meramec River persist, STLFC’s venue is damaged and the area is under a state of emergency; soccer should be an afterthought.

Rhinos Drop Points in Home Opener to NYRB II

Terrible defensive blunders undid the brilliant goals by Mike Garzi and Joe Farrell. Rochester maintains its unbeaten regular season record against the Baby Bulls.

Rochester Rhinos Head Coach: There's no Affiliation with New England This Year

The relationship between New England and Rochester has looked rocky for a while but Bob Lilley has now all but called its time of death.

Rochester Stumbled through Toronto en route to Charleston

The Rhinos did not excite many with a scoreless draw at Toronto last weekend and prepare for a defensive showdown with Charleston Battery on Saturday

Rochester at Bethlehem Steel FC: Three Questions with Evan of the Brotherly Game

The Rhinos travel down to Pennsylvania to open their season at Bethlehem Steel FC. I spoke with Evan Villella of the Brotherly Game to preview the 2017 USL matchup.

Farrell Leads Former Union Academy Players against Bethlehem Steel

Joe Farrell leads a contingent of 7 Rhinos who played for the Philadelphia Union, its academy, or an affiliate team.

Rochester’s Brandon Beresford Called up to Guyana National Team

Second-year midfielder Beresford takes advantage of the Rhinos’ first week bye to join the Golden Jaguars

2017 USL Season Preview: Rochester Rhinos

While the Rhinos don’t play until next week, the 2017 USL season kicks off this weekend.

Rochester Rhinos Add Ryan Felix and Christiano Francois

Felix brings two years of experience with Orange County while Francois has raw talent the team is hoping to refine into a potent threat

Rhinos signal attacking intent with Jalen Brown signing

The rookie winger out of Xavier University offers an immediate attacking threat and room for growth in 2017.

The Process Continues, Rhinos Play to Scoreless Preseason Draw

In their second match of the 2017 preseason campaign, the Rhinos played to a 0-0 result against Syracuse University.

Trialist-Heavy Rochester Rhinos Start Preseason with a Win

Several returning players and some newly signed players got a rest while Bob Lilley and his coaching staff evaluated trialists on Friday night during a 2-1 win over Canisius College.

Rochester Rhinos Sign Five Players for 2017 USL Season

Bob Lilley’s 2017 roster is beginning to take shape.

Christian Volesky Leaves Rochester for Sporting KC

After two years in USL with the Rhinos, SKC announced Volesky had signed an MLS contract for the 2017 season.

Rhinos Lose 5-4 on PKs, USL Title Defense Ends

Rochester Rhinos equalized twice before finally taking the lead in extra time of the 2016 USL Eastern Conference Semifinal. A serendipitous penalty call late in the game allowed NYRB to push into a shootout and ultimately to the next playoff round.

Rhinos Easily Power Past Charlotte in the Playoffs

An early free kick from Wal Fall set Rochester on course to brush Charlotte Independence aside in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal match on Saturday night. Steevan dos Santos scored the ultimate game-winner and Sofiane Tergou added a third.

Rhinos Host Charlotte in USL 2016 Playoffs

Rochester will host the Charlotte Independence on Saturday night in the opening round of the 2016 USL Playoffs. The Rhinos will look to defend their 2015 title against the only team to beat them last year.

Duba's early goal lifted Rochester over Toronto

Steevan dos Santos scored his 8th goal of the USL regular season and Tomas Gomez kept his 7th clean sheet as Rochester defeated Toronto in the season finale. Other results meant Rochester finished in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

Rhinos Claim Another Road Win Late in the Season

Rochester won 1-0 down in Charlotte against another playoff-bound team. The Rhinos are now undefeated in 8 games heading towards the end of the 2016 USL regular season. A Gomez shutout ensured a first half dos Santos penalty did the trick.

Volesky, Gaossou Score as Rhinos Win in Charleston

The second-year forward scored in the first half and rookie midfielder grabbed the late winner as Rochester overcame the Battery 2-1 on the road. Rochester conceding early from the penalty spot but showed postseason tenacity in the comeback.

Forbes Sets up Both Rhinos Goals in Road Draw

Jamaican playmaker Kenardo Forbes came off the bench in the 64th minute and assisted both Rochester goals. Rochester's own Dan Lynd made his first professional start against Wilmington and Christian Volesky took his goal tally to 9 in USL.

Kamdem wowed, Duba scored, Rhinos Draw 1-1 On Road

Steevan dos Santos scored his sixth goal of the season after an impressive attacking run from left back Bradley Kamdem to equalize in the first half. The team battled hard to hold onto the point in Cincinnati against a likely postseason adversary.

6 Games Remain for Potential Loanees to Rochester

There are limited matches left in the USL regular season for any loaned players to earn eligibility for the playoffs with the Rhinos.

Tergou's Brace Defeated Pittsburgh on Saturday

Rookie attacking-midfielder Sofiane Tergou scored his first two goals for the Rhinos while Sean Reilly also opened his account for the team and Tomas Gomez kept his fifth clean sheet.

Matt Turner, Richmond Kickers Blank Rochester

Yudai Imura kept his scoring streak going for Richmond while Revolution goalkeeper kept a clean sheet against the Rhinos. Christian Volesky missed a penalty and hit the crossbar as Turner made 6 saves.

Rhinos Score and Concede Late Headers on Friday

Sean Totsch put Rochester ahead in the 87th minute but the team conceded on a stoppage time corner to settle for another 1-1 draw on the road. The Rhinos are now unbeaten in 8 games in USL.

After Bad Start, Rhinos, Forbes Pull out Road Draw

The Rhinos were awful in the first half on the road at Bethlehem Steel FC but an improved second half performance earned the team a point. Derrick Jones embarrassed the Rochester defense in the first half but Forbes equalized in the 57th minute.

Volesky Scores but Rhinos Settle for a Draw at TFC

Christian Volesky scored his second goal in five days with a clever first half finish against Toronto FC II but the Rhinos were unable to prevent the Young Reds from equalizing in the final quarter hour.