The Rochester Rhinos are an American football team from Rochester, New York. The club was founded in 1996 plays in the National Division of the USL Professional Division, the third highest league in the United States.
By 2009, the team in the USL A- League and played in the USL First Division. One of the greatest successes include winning the U.S. Open Cup in 1999. During the first years was called the USL franchise Rochester Raging Rhinos.
The Rhinos with the " Rochester Stampede " a club of enthusiastic fans, who are known for their vocal support. Arch rival of the Rhinos was the Canadian Club Montreal Impact until it joined the MLS in 2012.
- 5.1 season statistics
The team was founded in 1996 and played at the time in the A-League. In the very first season reached the Rhinos both the final of the play-offs, as well as the final of the U.S. Open Cup. In the last final of the A-League, the team lost to the Seattle Sounders. In the cup was D.C. United the better team.
In 1997, the A-League merged with the United Soccer Leagues. This resulted in the USL A-League, which was later renamed the USL First Division. The Rhinos were on their good performances in the first season and were in the years to come the best teams in the USL. In U.S. Open Cup, they were equally successful. In 1999, the team's Cup winner for the Rhinos since 1996, the only team that does not play in Major League Soccer, which could create this.
The 2010 season the team played in the USSF Division 2 Professional League. Since 2011, the Rochester Rhinos of the USL Pro.
On January 28, 2013 it was announced that the Rhinos USL Pro official partner of the MLS franchise New England Revolution are.
- Fauver Stadium; Rochester, New York ( 1996)
- Frontier Field; Rochester, New York (1996-2005)
- Sahlen 's Stadium; Rochester, New York ( 2006 -)
Since 2006, the Rhinos play at Sahlen 's Stadium (formerly PAETEC Park ), a soccer -specific stadium. The stadium has 13,768 seats courts. Before the completion of the Sahlen 's Stadium, the team played at Frontier Field.
Players and staff
As of June 17, 2013
- Canada Pat Ercoli - Trainer
- Winner, USL Conference ( 1 ): 2010
- USL A-League Winners ( 3): 1998, 2000, 2001
- Northeast Division Winners ( 3): 1998, 1999, 2002
- U.S. Open Cup Winner ( 1): 1999