Professional soccer returns to Rochester…again

Professional soccer returns to Rochester…again
Professional soccer is back in Rochester….again! On Tuesday, the Rochester Lancers returned as a franchise and will once again have a season of indoor soccer. A familiar face to Rochester soccer fans will be the head coach Doug Miller who will lead the team this season. “Lot of goal scoring, a lot of action, you turn your head for a... more

Rochester Rhinos look for new home in suburbs

The Rochester Rhinos are leaving the stadium built for the team more than a decade ago — announcing their planned departure in a statement posted online Wednesday. United Soccer League has given the Rhinos approval to join USL Division III in 2020. If all goes as planned, the storied franchise will resume play in a new, multiuse, yet-to-be-built facility, said... more

Rhinos owners plan legal action over stadium lease

The Rochester Rhinos say they are looking to legal options after failing to reach an agreement over the lease for Capelli Sport Stadium. The city moved to evict the team after the Rhinos cancelled their 2018 season due to financial constraints. The team did, however, scheduled other soccer games with the USL and the Rochester Lancers to be played at... more

Rochester Rhinos cancel 2018 season after missing goal

The Rochester Rhinos’ 2018 season will not happen after the team missed its financial goals, officials announced Thursday. Earlier this month, Rhinos leaders announced the team would need to raise $1.3 million to make the 2018 season happen. Thursday was the deadline to raise that money, but in a statement, the team announced it would take a one-year hiatus. The... more

Owners need $1.3 million by Nov. 30 or the Rochester Rhinos are extinct for 2018 season

The storied-yet-struggling Rhinos soccer team has set a Nov. 30 deadline to raise $1.3 million or the 22-year-old franchise will cease operations, Rochester’s team owners David and Wendy Dworkin said during a news conference on Wednesday. “We are at a crossroads, and need to find a path that will bring sustained success for the Rhinos,” David Dworkin said in what... more

Rhinos lose Hall-of-Fame coach Bob Lilley to USL’s Pittsburgh

The Rhinos lost their USL Hall-of-Fame coach on Tuesday in a surprise announcement that Bob Lilley is going to coach the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. How the Rhinos’ shaky future impacted that move is expected to be part of what team owners David and Wendy Dworkin address during a Wednesday afternoon news conference at the team’s office. The second-year owners will “explain... more

Rhinos earn return engagement to playoffs and a home game to boot

A 2-1 Rochester Rhinos win over New York Red Bulls II clinched the No. 4 seed and a first-round home playoff game at Capelli Sport Stadium at 6:05 p.m. Saturday. The Rhinos face Charlotte in a rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference quarterfinal, won 3-1 by Rochester. Home-field advantage favors the Rhinos, who are 9-2-5 at Capelli Sport Stadium and... more

Rhinos cruise to a 4-0 win over Charlotte

The Rochester Rhinos enjoyed their best 90 minutes of the season en route to a 4-0 landslide victory over the Charlotte Independence. Christiano Francois had two assists and drew a penalty in the win where there were four different goal scorers. The Rhinos and Independence were locked in a stalemate in the first 20 minutes, with each team splitting possession... more

Rhinos score late to pull out 2-2 draw in home opener vs. Red Bulls II

Two parents were recently cited for leaving their three small children alone in Eastview Mall while they worked. The case led many people to ask what options are available for parents who find themselves in need of emergency child care. Crisis Nursery, on Genesee Park Boulevard, is one option. Democrat & Chronicle: Read More more

Rochester Rhinos owners enter second season uncertain of future

High Falls, the Kodak and Xerox towers and Rochester’s downtown library are among a handful of sites that plan to be awash in green lights on Friday and Saturday night in honor of the Rochester Rhinos’ 22nd annual home opener at 6:05 p.m. Saturday. City Hall is another, which is ironic, because if professional soccer here continues on the same path it has in... more
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