2012 Rochester Rhinos season

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Rochester Rhinos
2012 season
Owner United States Rob Clark
Head Coach United States Jesse Myers
Stadium Sahlen's Stadium
USL Pro 2nd
USL Pro Playoffs 2nd Round
U.S. Open Cup Third Round
Top goalscorer Andrew Hoxie - 6
Highest home attendance 7,959
Lowest home attendance 4,653
Home colors
Away colors

The 2012 Rochester Rhinos season will be the club's seventeenth season of existence. It is the Rhinos second-consecutive year in the third tier of American soccer, playing in the USL Professional Division for their second season.

Background[edit]

After the split of several USL clubs to create the North American Soccer League, United Soccer Leagues restructured its top division, and created the USL Pro, which received third-tier sanctioning from U.S. Soccer. The Rhinos, who had played in the second division of American soccer for their entire existence, opted to join the USL Pro, and thus play in the third tier.

On the field, the Rhinos won their division, and boasted the fourth best overall record, making it the second straight year Rochester were division champions. For the third straight season, however, Rochester was eliminated in the first round of the respective league's playoffs.

Outside of the USL Pro Division, the Rhinos were eliminated in the third round of the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup by the MLS side Philadelphia Union.[1] The Rhinos also played a School Day friendly against NPSL team FC Buffalo.[2]

Competitions[edit]

Preseason Friendlies[edit]

USL Pro[edit]

Further information: 2012 USL Pro season

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
GP
W
T
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification
1 Orlando City (CC) 24 17 6 1 50 18 +32 57 Commissioner's Cup, Playoffs 1st round bye
2 Rochester Rhinos (A) 24 12 5 7 27 23 +4 41 Playoffs 1st round bye
3 Charleston Battery (A) 24 12 2 10 36 26 +10 38 Playoffs
4 Richmond Kickers (A) 24 11 5 8 31 27 +4 38
5 Wilmington Hammerheads (A) 24 10 7 7 34 32 +2 37
6 Harrisburg City Islanders (A) 24 10 7 7 34 29 +5 37
7 Charlotte Eagles 24 11 3 10 34 26 +8 36
8 Los Angeles Blues 24 9 3 12 26 29 −3 30
9 Dayton Dutch Lions 24 4 10 10 20 29 −9 22
10 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 24 4 5 15 20 39 −19 17
11 Antigua Barracuda 24 5 1 18 16 50 −34 16

Source: USL Pro official standings
Rules for classification:Points, then tiebreak: 1) Head-to-head record based on total points in League games, 2) Total wins in League games, 3) Goal difference in League games, 4) Goals scored in League games, etc.[3]
(CC) = Commissioner's Cup (best regular season record); (A) = Advances to USL Pro Playoffs; (D) = Divisional winners.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the USL Pro Playoffs, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff-contention.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
0 0 0 0 0 0  0 0 0 0 0 0 0  0 0 0 0 0 0  0

Last updated: December 17, 2011.
Source: Match reports

Results by round
Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Ground
Result

Last updated: December 17, 2011.
Source: Match reports
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

USL Pro Play Off[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Further information: 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Regular Season Playoffs U.S. Open Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals

Top scorers[edit]

Position Nation Number Name USL Pro U.S. Open Cup Total

Disciplinary record[edit]

Position Nation Number Name USL Pro U.S. Open Cup Preseason Total (USSF Total)
YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card
TOTALS

Roster[edit]

as of November 28, 2011[4]

No. Position Player Nation
2 Defender Bellamy, TylerTyler Bellamy  United States
3 Midfielder Cost, DrewDrew Cost  United States
4 Defender Zaher, MikeMike Zaher  United States
5 Defender Traynor, JackJack Traynor  United States
6 Defender Kyriazis, GeorgiosGeorgios Kyriazis  Greece
7 Midfielder Zamudio, GustavoGustavo Zamudio  Chile
8 Midfielder Rosenlund, TylerTyler Rosenlund  Canada
10 Forward McManus, TamTam McManus  Scotland
11 Forward Chinn, ConorConor Chinn  United States
12 Defender Roberts, TroyTroy Roberts  United States
13 Defender Kirk, QuavasQuavas Kirk  United States
15 Forward Brito, GracianoGraciano Brito  Cape Verde
16 Midfielder Earls, DannyDanny Earls  Ireland
17 Defender Hemmi, MasakiMasaki Hemmi  Japan
18 Forward Kissi, IsaacIsaac Kissi  Ghana
20 Defender Fernandez, LucasLucas Fernandez  Argentina
21 Defender Manscuk, KyleKyle Manscuk  United States
23 Goalkeeper Miller, BrandonBrandon Miller  United States
24 Goalkeeper Nicht, KristianKristian Nicht  Germany
25 Forward Hoxie, AndrewAndrew Hoxie  United States
27 Midfielder Tanke, MichaelMichael Tanke  United States
29 Midfielder Banks, J. C.J. C. Banks  United States
31 Goalkeeper Marino, JoeJoe Marino  United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]