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New York Red Bulls travel upstate to take on the Rochester Rhinos in a Fourth Round U.S. Open Cup match this week. Rochester looks to maintain its winning record at home against MLS opponents while NYRB wants to even the all-time series record.
Rochester lost another game on the road in 2016 to a youthful TFC II side that hit with speed on the break. Rookie center back Joe Farrell added to his goal tally in stoppage time but the visitors could not complete their late comeback, falling 2-1.
Rochester Rhinos earned a commanding victory over amateur side Southie FC in the Second Round of the U.S. Open Cup. Marcos Ugarte drew a penalty, scored a goal, and had two assists while Asani Samuels scored a hat-trick.
Christian Volesky scored twice within four minutes in the second half to complete a comeback against visiting FC Montreal. Rochester's home opener did not disappoint as the second-year forward hit his 7th goal in 5 career games against Montreal.
Rochester makes the trip down to Red Bull Arena for a Sunday afternoon game against the early offensive powerhouse of the 2016 USL season. New York Red Bulls II, though potentially thinned by MLS recalls, have the firepower to punish the Rhinos.
Bob Lilley was not pleased with the performances of both signed and unsigned players on Friday night against Syracuse University. A lot of work, both physical and mental, is needed before the team faces Pittsburgh in the season opener next weekend.
While returning players may be slow to arrive (due to both indoor soccer and personal commitments), Rochester has signed three payers discovered during open tryouts and combines. Several players in camp have impressed against UB and Colgate.
The Rhinos have had a similar, yet cartoonish, brand identity since the team's inception in 1996. Rochester's new ownership has talked about overhauling that imagery, so what will the team look like for the upcoming season?
The City of Rochester and the USL are finalizing a deal with a new potential ownership group. David and Wendy Dworkin are awaiting approval from the league for its purchase of the team and from the City Council for a lease on Sahlen's Stadium.