In the sides' fourth and final meeting of the regular season, the Rhinos host FC Montreal.
The young Quebec squad struggled mightily early in the season but has grown somewhat after losing the first five games of the campaign. Since defeating Charleston at home on May 14, Montreal has earned just two points but has only lost one game by a two-goal margin. FC Montreal has been competitive in games but perhaps not-so-much in the big picture.
Bob Lilley's Rochester team has impressively remained undefeated after 15 games, a club record, while Phillipe Eullaffroy squad sits in last place in the league after playing 13 games.
On loan from New England, Tyler Rudy has earned a regular starting role in Rochester's midfield. A natural defensive midfielder, Rudy and second-year Rhino Mike Garzi split the duties of anchoring the center of the field and proving support on the right flank in Rochester's unique tactical setup. When fellow loanee Timi Mulgrew players, which he has been doing more frequently in recent weeks, he provides a much-needed jolt of energy up top.
Rochester starting lineup:
Onua Obasi, Julian Ringhof, Vasilis Apostolopoulos, Sean Totsch;
Alex Dixon, Tony Walls, Tyler Rudy, Timi Mulgrew;
Christian Volesky, Colin Rolfe
Bench: Brandon Miller, Grant van de Casteele, Mike Garzi, Johnny Mendoza, Kenardo Forbes, Duba, Asani Samuels