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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.

Garzi, dos Santos Goals Lift Rhinos over Cincy

Mike Garzi scored in the first half before Steevan dos Santos and Sean Okoli traded penalties in the second half. Goalkeeper Tomas Gomez came up big at the end to preserve Rochester's 2-1 win.

Rhinos Hold NYRBII at Bay but Fail to Score

Tomas Gomez and a five-man defense prevented the Baby Bulls from creating chances but Rochester's forwards misfired and wasted quality opportunities at the other end.

Louisville Hands Rochester its First Home Loss

After 21 regular season games, the Rhinos lost at home for the first time since August 2014 when the club lost 1-0 to Louisville City FC on Saturday.

Rhinos Host MLS Red Bulls in U.S. Open Cup Action

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.

Rhinos Drop Road Game to a Young Toronto FC II

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.

Volesky and dos Santos Score in Rhinos' Road Win

Christian Volesky continues to torment FC Montreal's defense with his 8th goal against the Impact's reserve team. Dos Santos scored his first from the run of play in USL this year for the insurance goal in Quebec.

Rhinos Draw Late, Keep Home Unbeaten Streak Alive

Rochester needed a 95th minute equalizer from Joe Farrell to keep a home undefeated streak alive at 21 games, dating back to August 2014.

Rochester's own Hadji Barry downs the Rhinos

A speedy forward from Rochester, Barry scored twice to defeat the Rhinos on the road in Orlando. Steevan dos Santos scored a penalty drawn by Kenardo Forbes late in the game as a consolation.

Rhinos Crush Boston's Southie FC 7-0 in the Cup

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.

Rhinos Hosting Southie FC in the Open Cup

Rochester takes on Boston-based Southie FC in the Second Round of the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday.

Joe Farrell Leads Defense in Scoreless Home Draw

Rookie defender Joe Farrell stood out for Rochester as the Rhinos were held to a scoreless draw by Charlotte Independence. The second-year team continues to be an enigma for the defender champions.

Rhinos Win Five-Goal Showdown Against the Battery

Rochester got goals from rookie Joe Farrell, Kenardo Forbes, and Tony Walls to overcome two defensive lapses in a 3-2 result.

Rochester Keeps Rolling at Home

A well-timed chip in the first half and a goal on the silver platter in the second lifted Rochester to victory over the visiting Harrisburg City Islanders. The team is now 3-1-1 on the season.

Volesky Fires Rhinos Past Montreal in Home Opener

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.

Lilley Talks Rhinos Roster Ahead of Home Opener

While the team is still coming together, the playing surface looks ready for action on Saturday. I spoke with Bob Lilley about putting the finishing touches on his 2016 roster.

Rhinos End 3-Game Road Trip with Scoreless Draw

Rochester played to a 0-0 draw at Red Bull Arena against NYRB II on Sunday to earn its fourth point from three road games to open the 2016 USL season.

Rhinos Visit a Dangerous Red Bulls Side on Sunday

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.

Rhinos Fall 1-0 on the Road to Richmond Kickers

Yudai Imura's controversial goal was the difference between Rochester and Richmond during a close match that was characterized by strong winds throughout.

Social Media Reaction to Rochester's 1-0 Win

The best social reactions from the Rhinos' 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

Volesky's Chip and Grinwis's Clean Sheet Earn Win

The Rhinos came away from Pittsburgh's Highmark Stadium with a 1-0 thanks to an early goal from Christian Volesky and a hard-fought shutout from Adam Grinwis.

Rhinos Squeaked by Syracuse as Preseason Sputters

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.

2016 USL Preview: Rochester Rhinos

The Rhinos have a strong base but many questions are swirling around the 2015 champions as the team looks to defend its USL crown.

Rhinos Remain Quiet through Preseason Work

Rochester has not made any splashy signings and have not announced much of anything so far this preseason, but the team is adding pieces and strengthening in Bob Lilley's setup.

Rhinos Sign Three as Preseason Gets Underway

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.

Should Gamble be Loaned to Rochester?

Sending Michael Gamble on loan to Rochester makes sense, but will it happen?

What might the Rochester Rhinos logo be in 2016?

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?

Bob Lilley is Getting Ready for the USL Season

2015 USL Coach of the Year is building a roster and preparing his players to defend the USL championship in the upcoming season despite front office inactivity.

Ruiz to Trial with Rhinos, Not Revs

Turns out Guatemalan midfielder midfielder Andy Ruiz will trial for the Rhinos.

Rhinos Face Familiar Foes in 2016 USL Schedule

The Rochester Rhinos will play a fairly balanced regular season schedule in 2016 with additional games against Toronto, Montreal, New York, and Pittsburgh.

USL, City of Rochester Close to Deal with Owners

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.

Mendoza Goes Home

Johnny Mendoza moves back to his first professional club and will assume a leadership role with Orlando City B in 2016 for its first season in the USL.

A New USL Podcast? Yes, Please!

Listen to the kick-off episode of The USL Show, featuring four knowledgeable writers discussing important topics in the USL.