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I write about the Mexican national team and Liga MX for Soccer Newsday and about USL-Pro and the Rochester Rhinos on dohertysoccer.com

When I'm not writing I'm juggling Tottenham Hotspur, New York Red Bulls, Rochester Rhinos, and Club America matches on my computer.

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Rhinos drop home game to Wilmington Hammerheads FC


Several players on loan from Toronto FC helped Wilmington defeat Rochester 1-0 on Saturday night. Donnie Smith and Luis Soffner had strong games for the Rhinos.

Livestream: Rhinos vs. Hammerheads

The Rhinos are taking on the Wilmington Hammerheads in USL Pro play tonight. We have the match here.

Rhinos get huge 3-0 win at home over FCD Reserves


FC Dallas Reserves sent a mix of MLS veterans, fringe players, and academy prospects to Rochester but the Rhinos sent them packing nonetheless. Lilley's boys earned a morale-boosting 3-0 win in USL...

Rhinos drop game in return to USL Pro play


After crashing out of the U.S. Open Cup last week, Rochester lost 1-0 at home to the Charlotte Eagles despite being awarded a second half penalty.

Rhinos played to a scoreless draw in OKC on Sunday

After the USMNT suffered stoppage time heartbreak, JC Banks had a chance to break a deadlock for Rochester in the 91st minute. The 0-0 draw gives the Rhinos 4 points on the weekend and some...

Rhinos Celebrate 2-0 Win over Dayton Dutch Lions


After a blasé first half, the Rhinos turned on the jets for a stretch in the second to score two against the visiting Dutch Lions and assure a successful start to another busy run of games for...

Rochester Hosts Dayton with an Eye to the Open Cup

The Rhinos play Dayton at Sahlen's Stadium tonight before travelling to Oklahoma City for Sunday's game in preparation for Wednesday night's U.S. Open Cup showdown with a certain soccer team in New...

Rhinos Won $15,000, and You Helped!

After the Revs beat the Kickers, Rochester has become the final USL Pro team left alive in the Open Cup. Thus, as the furthest-advancing squad in that league, they've earned a $15,000 prize package!

Rhinos Secure Fourth Round Victory Over D.C.

Rochester battled extreme weather conditions and the defending champions to scrape out the club's first ever victory over D.C. United in the Fourth Round of the 2014 U.S. Open Cup.


Rhinos host D.C. United in Fourth Round Thriller

The 2014 U.S. Open Cup heats up as D.C. United visits traditional giant-killer Rochester Rhinos in the Fourth Round.

3 Questions Ahead of Rochester's Cup Match vs D.C.

I had a chat with Ben Bromley about the Rhinos' opponent in Tuesday's Fourth Round match in the 2014 U.S. Open Cup

Second-half penalty downs the Rhinos in Arizona

Luis Soffner got contact but couldn't stop a 75th minute penalty as Rochester lost 1-0 to Arizona United SC.

Rhinos secure three points from LA Galaxy II

Rochester scored two goals in the opening half hour and then held over for a bumpy ride against the usually potent offense of LA Galaxy II. Bob Lilley's men held on for a 2-1 victory on the road...

LA Galaxy II Host the Rochester Rhinos Tonight

LA Galaxy II is fielding a strong lineup featuring Jamieson IV, McBean, and Hoffman. Bob Lilley is putting out a quality defensive side with Dixon and Banks up top.

Rhinos travel to LA to face off against Los Dos

Rochester will play LA Galaxy II on Wednesday night in the StubHub Center. The Rhinos' stingy defense will face its toughest challenge of the season against the league's most potent attacking force.

Set piece marking sinks Rhinos against Pittsburgh

Two goals conceded from corner kicks cancelled out a tremendous free kick goal from Minh Vu in the first half as the Rhinos lose their first ever game at home to the Riverhounds.

Rhinos vs. Riverhounds: Know Thy Enemy, USL PRO

Doherty tracked down soccer writer Ben Cole to answer a few questions about the Riverhounds before the team visits Rochester for Saturday night's USL Pro match.

Rhinos (and a thunderstorm) ruined Dayton's parade


A lightning quick attack spearheaded by Alex Dixon and finished by Levi Houapeu sank the Dayton Dutch Lions on Sunday night. Rochester dominated most of the match, which was interrupted by 2.5 hour...

Rhinos settle for scoreless draw against Richmond

Strong defensive efforts from both sides cancel out the timid offensive attempts in Friday night's 0-0 match between the Rochester Rhinos and the Richmond Kickers.


Rochester Rhinos play Richmond Kickers tonight

New England Revolution's USL Pro affiliate hosts D.C. United's USL Pro affiliate tonight from Sahlen's Stadium in a clash of classic USL clubs.

Richmond Kickers at Rochester Rhinos match preview

Ben Bromley from Black and Red United joins The Bent Musket to preview tonight's USL Pro showdown between the Rhinos and the Kickers at Sahlen's Stadium.

Extra Time Goal Lifts Rhinos Over Reading in USOC


Colin Rolfe got a flick on Johnny Mendoza's free kick at the end of extra time to send Rochester into the Fourth Round of the 2014 U.S. Open Cup

Rhinos to Play Reading United AC in U.S. Open Cup

Rochester will put its all-time undefeated record to the test against visiting Reading United on Tuesday night

Wasteful Rhinos drop points at home to Sacramento


Despite creating better chances than the visitors, Rochester lost 1-0 to expansion club Sacramento Republic FC.


Rhinos host expansion club Sacramento Republic FC

Rochester plays Sacramento Friday night in Sahlen's Stadium with an eye to extend the team's unbeaten streak.

Expansion Side Sacramento Travels to Rochester

The Rhinos host first-year club Sacramento Republic FC and Brendan Doherty gets some help previewing the match from fellow soccer writer extraordinaire Josh Beeman.

McCarthy Registers Fourth Clean Sheet in Road Win

Luis Soffner looked on from the bench as rookie goalkeeper John McCarthy notched his fourth clean sheet of the season as the Rhinos extend an unbeaten streak to 8 games in all competitions with a...

Rhinos travel to Pittsburgh to play Riverhounds

Rochester takes its impressive 7 game unbeaten streak across all competitions to Highmark Stadium to take on a Pittsburgh Riverhounds side that haven't won in 6 league matches in USL Pro.

Recapping the Open Cup, Revs, Rhinos Matchups


The Revolution will not play against its affiliate club in the Fourth Round of the U.S. Open Cup.

Rhinos Advance with a 2-1 Win over WMP in Open Cup

Though Western Mass Pioneers played a solid match over 120 minutes, a lucky bounce and a moment of brilliance gave Rochester the two goals it needed to defeat the amateur club from Massachusetts in...

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