July 24, 2017 USL Toronto FC II--Rochester Rhinos vs Toronto FC II match preview (from torontofc.ca)
Know your opponent: Rochester Rhinos July 24, 2017 2:54PM EDT Adam Krueger The Young Reds are headed to Rochester to take on the Rhinos in a midweek clash at Capelli Sport Stadium. To get you set for the match here is everything you need to know about the Rhinos. 2017 Season: The Rhinos currently sit in 7th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 6-3-8. They have a plus 2 goal differential in their 17 games played. Their eight draws lead the USL. Current Form: DDWDL Draw vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds (0-0) Draw at Ottawa Fury FC (1-1) Win vs. Harrisburg City Islanders (1-0) Draw at Saint Louis FC (0-0) Loss at Charlotte Independence (2-1) Last time we met: The Young Reds and the Rhinos met in the 2017 TFC II home opener, which ended in a 0-0 stalemate. All-time the Reds are 1-4-3 against the Rhinos with the lone win coming in June of 2016. Key Player: Kenardo Forbes The Jamaican international is in his third season with the Rhinos. The midfielder has tallied three assists and two goals this season. Forbes leads the team in completed passes with 900 and has an 85.1 % pass completion rating. He also leads the squad with 33 chances created. Forbes made his full international debut in 2010 with the Reggae Boys. Unsung Hero: Joe Farrell Farrell is in his second season with the Rhinos. The defender joined the Rhinos from the New York Red Bull Academy set up. Farrell has played every second of the Rhinos season thus far and has completed 779 passes at a 79.6% completion rate. The defender has chipped in with an assist and a goal. Farrell is also second on the team in defensive clearances (50) and interceptions (41). Canadian Content: The Rhinos currently employe a pair of Canadians in the midfield: Ryan James and Jordan Dover. Ryan James is a native of Mississauga Ontario. The 23-year-old is in his second season with the Rhinos. The former third round SuperDraft pick has played in all 17 games for the Rhinos this season. James spent four years at Bowling Green before singing with the Rhinos before the 2016 season. Jordan Dover is in his first season with the Rhinos. The native of Ajax has played in 15 games for the Rhinos this season. The former Green Bay Phoenix spent time with Durham United in League1 Ontario before signing with the Rhinos in February. Projected Lineup: The Rhinos have rolled out in a 4-1-4-1 position with an out and out striker. Forbes plays as the lone defensive midfielder. You can catch the match live right here on TFC2.ca and follow along on twitter using #ROCvTOR.
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