2015 Rochester Rhinos season

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Rochester Rhinos
2015 season
OwnerRob Clark
Head CoachBob Lilley
StadiumSahlen's Stadium
USL1st, Eastern Conference
USL PlayoffsUSL Champions
U.S. Open CupFourth Round
Top goalscorerLeague: Christian Volesky (8)
All: Steevan Dos Santos (9)
Highest home attendance6,922
(July 26 vs. Charleston)
Lowest home attendance4,251
(July 8 vs. Montreal)
Average home league attendanceLeague: 5,599
All: 5,556
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The 2015 Rochester Rhinos season was the club's twentieth season. It was the Rhinos fifth-consecutive year in the third tier of American soccer, playing in the United Soccer League Eastern Conference. The Rhinos finished the regular season in first place, clinching the #1 seed and home field advantage in the 2015 USL Playoffs. The Rhinos won the USL Championship, the club's 5th overall, by defeating LA Galaxy II 2–1 after extra time.

Background[edit]

The Rhinos debuted a new commemorative logo to be used during the 2015 season celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the club's founding.

The Rhinos started the season on a record nineteen game undefeated streak, after finishing the prior season in 6th place.

Competitions[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

USL[edit]

Standings (Eastern Conference)[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Rochester Rhinos (C, X) 28 17 10 1 40 15 +25 61 Conference Semi-finals
2 Louisville City FC 28 14 6 8 55 34 +21 48
3 Charleston Battery 28 12 10 6 43 28 +15 46 First round
4 New York Red Bulls II 28 12 6 10 46 45 +1 42
5 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 28 11 8 9 53 42 +11 41
6 Richmond Kickers 28 10 11 7 41 35 +6 41
7 Charlotte Independence 28 10 10 8 38 35 +3 40
8 Harrisburg City Islanders 28 11 6 11 49 53 −4 39
9 Saint Louis FC 28 8 9 11 30 40 −10 33
10 FC Montreal 28 8 4 16 32 46 −14 28
11 Toronto FC II 28 6 5 17 26 52 −26 23
12 Wilmington Hammerheads 28 3 10 15 22 42 −20 19
Source: 2015 USL schedule
Rules for classification: 1) head-to-head; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots
(C) Champion; (X) Regular Season League Champion.

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
28 17 10 1 39 15  +24 61 12 2 0 24 5  +19 5 8 1 15 10  +5

Last updated: October 6, 2015.
Source: USL

Results by matchday[edit]

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ResultDWWDWWWWDDWWDWDWWDWLDWWWDDWW
Updated to match(es) played on October 6, 2015. Source: USL
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

USL Playoffs[edit]

 
First RoundConference Semi-FinalsConference FinalsUSL Championship
 
              
 
 
 
 
October 3
 
 
#1 Rochester Rhinos2
 
September 26
 
#4 New York Red Bulls II0
 
#4 New York Red Bulls II (a.e.t.)4
 
October 10
 
#5 Pittsburgh Riverhounds2
 
#1 Rochester Rhinos1
 
September 26
 
#2 Louisville City FC0
 
#3 Charleston Battery (a.e.t.)2
 
October 3
 
#6 Richmond Kickers1
 
#2 Louisville City FC (a.e.t.)2
 
 
#3 Charleston Battery0
 
 
October 16
 
 
#1 Rochester Rhinos (a.e.t.)2
 
 
#5 LA Galaxy II1
 
 
October 3
 
 
#1 Orange County Blues FC0
 
September 26
 
#5 LA Galaxy II2
 
#4 Sacramento Republic FC0
 
October 11
 
#5 LA Galaxy II1
 
#5 LA Galaxy II2
 
September 25
 
#2 Oklahoma City Energy FC1
 
#3 Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC2
 
October 4
 
#6 Seattle Sounders FC 20
 
#2 Oklahoma City Energy FC (pen.)2 (4)
 
 
#3 Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC2 (3)
 
 
 
 

Playoff Results[edit]

Championship Game MVP: Asani Samuels

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 April 28, 2015 [1]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Adam Grinwis  United States
2 Midfielder Marcos Ugarte  United States
3 Midfielder Alex Dixon  United States
4 Defender Sean Totsch  United States
5 Defender Vassilios Apostolopoulos  Greece
6 Midfielder Christian Silva  United States
7 Defender Onua Thomas Obasi  England
8 Forward Christian Volesky  United States
9 Forward Colin Rolfe  United States
10 Forward Steevan Humberto Fortes dos Santos  Cape Verde
11 Midfielder Jonny Mendoza  United States
12 Forward Asani Samuels  Jamaica
13 Midfielder Mike Garzi  United States
15 Defender Pat McMahon  United States
16 Midfielder Drew Ruggles  United States
18 Defender Grant Van De Casteele  United States
20 Defender Tony Walls  United States
21 Midfielder Kenardo Forbes  Jamaica
22 Defender Julian Ringhof  Germany
27 Goalkeeper Sean Murdoch  Scotland
29 Midfielder Tyler Rudy  United States
33 Goalkeeper Brandon Miller  United States
92 Forward Timi Mulgrew  United States

Technical Staff[edit]

as of May 30, 2015[2]

Position Name
Head Coach United States Bob Lilley
Assistant Coach Greece Georgios Kyriazis
Goalkeeping Coach Republic of Ireland Gavin McInerny
Head Trainer United States Doug Graham

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

Loan In[edit]

Loan Out[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rochester Rhinos Team Roster". Archived from the original on August 22, 2011. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  2. ^ "Rochester Rhinos Coaching Staff". Archived from the original on 2012-04-05. Retrieved May 30, 2015.