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 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]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W T L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Orlando City (C) 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]
(A) Advances to USL Pro Playoffs; (C) Commissioner's Cup (best regular season record).

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]

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)
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
TOTALS

Roster[edit]

as of November 28, 2011[4]

No. Position Player Nation
2 Defender Tyler Bellamy  United States
3 Midfielder Drew Cost  United States
4 Defender Mike Zaher  United States
5 Defender Jack Traynor  United States
6 Defender Georgios Kyriazis  Greece
7 Midfielder Gustavo Zamudio  Chile
8 Midfielder Tyler Rosenlund  Canada
10 Forward Tam McManus  Scotland
11 Forward Conor Chinn  United States
12 Defender Troy Roberts  United States
13 Defender Quavas Kirk  United States
15 Forward Graciano Brito  Cape Verde
16 Midfielder Danny Earls  Ireland
17 Defender Masaki Hemmi  Japan
18 Forward Isaac Kissi  Ghana
20 Defender Lucas Fernandez  Argentina
21 Defender Kyle Manscuk  United States
23 Goalkeeper Brandon Miller  United States
24 Goalkeeper Kristian Nicht  Germany
25 Forward Andrew Hoxie  United States
27 Midfielder Michael Tanke  United States
29 Midfielder J. C. Banks  United States
31 Goalkeeper Joe Marino  United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Freddy Adu scores 2, Philadelphia Union beats Rochester Rhinos 3-0 in U.S. Open Cup". Washington Post. Retrieved 5 June 2012. [dead link]
  2. ^ Mendola, Nick. "FC Buffalo falls to USL Pro's Rochester Rhinos, 1-0, in front of 9000 at Sahlen's Stadium". FC Buffalo. FC Buffalo. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  3. ^ See Rule 2.11 League Regulations
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-22. Retrieved 2012-07-26.