- Rochester Rhinos
Football club infobox
clubname = Rochester Rhinos
fullname = Rochester Rhinos
nickname = Rhinos
founded = 1996
capacity = 17,500
chairman = flagicon|USA
manager = flagicon|ENG
USL First Division
season = 2008
position = in progress
American = true
Rochester Rhinos is an American professional
soccerteam, founded in 1996. The team is a member of the USL First Division, the second tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.
They currently play at the
PAETEC Parkin Rochester, New York. The team is currently coached by Darren Tilley. The team's colors are black, white and green.
The team has a sister organization, the
Rochester Rhinos Women, who play in the women's USL W-League.
"As of September 9, 2008"
The team was founded in 1996 as the Rochester Raging Rhinos and played in the now-defunct original A-League until it merged with the USISL for the 1997 season, creating the new A-League. The A-League was renamed the USL First Division in 2005. In
2006the Rhinos into the newly-completed PAETEC Park, a 13,500-seat soccer-specific stadium, ongoing construction of which will boost the capacity to approximately 20,000 seats.
The Rhinos have prided themselves on upholding a high level of play over their twelve plus history. The team has never missed the playoffs, reaching the championship game six times (1996, 1998–2001, 2006). The Rhinos have been league champions three times (1998, 2000, 2001). They also won the
US Open Cupin 1999, becoming the only non- Major League Soccerteam to win the cup since MLS began play in 1996.
The team was declared insolvent in 2008 after defaulting on their stadium agreement, and PAETEC Park was seized by the city of Rochester. [ [http://www.wysl1040.com/?pg=local&fileID=7092 CITY SAYS IT WILL SEIZE PAETEC PARK, CITING DEFAULT] .
On March 20, 2008, it was announced that Utica businessman Rob Clark was purchasing the team, which would from then on be known as the "Rochester Rhinos," and that the 2008 Rhinos season would commence as scheduled. [ [http://democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080320/SPORTS05/80320039/1023 Utica businessman buys Rhinos; 2008 season a go] .
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.]
USL First Division- Playoffs:
** Appearances (12): 1996-2007
USL First Division- Commissioner's Cup:
** Winner (3): 1998, 2000, 2001
** Runner-up (3): 1996, 2005, 2006
U.S. Open Cup:
** Winner (1): 1999
** Runner-up (1): 1996
Darren Tilley2008-present [ [http://democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080325/SPORTS05/80325032/1023 Sources: Rhinos will name Tilley head coach] . Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.]
Overall Average: 11,273
Notable former players
*flagicon|Trinidad and Tobago
*Fauver Stadium (1996)
The Rhinos' main supporters group is called the Rochester Stampede. During the 2007 season, the Stampede occupied section 132 at PAETEC Park. Starting in 2008 the group will be in section 101. Tickets are in the general admission category and anyone is free to walk in and cheer with the supporters.
It has become a tradition for the Stampede to throw green and yellow streamers onto the field after each Rhinos' goal, as well as during every opposing corner kick in front of their sector.
Andrew Gregor, current Rhinos midfielder and former member of the Portland Timbers at the time, openly expressed his disdain for the streamer throwing during a match on June 1, 2008. Gregor complained to the assistant referee, who was unable to impede on the Stampede's streamer throwing. The Rhinos won the match 2-1, and Gregor was dealt to the Rhinos in a 3-team trade a month later.
* [http://www.rhinossoccer.com Official Rochester Rhinos site]
* [http://www.rhinoszone.com RhinosZone Fan Forum]
* [http://www.rochesterstampede.com Rochester Stampede]
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