July 26, 2017 USL Toronto FC II--Rochester Rhinos vs Toronto FC II match recap (from uslsoccer.com)

Rhinos Get Past Toronto at Home
By USLSoccer.com Staff, 07/26/17, 9:24PM EDT 

DeFregger's strike leads Rochester over shorthanded TFCII

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Stefan DeFregger broke through in the 58th minute to help lift the Rochester Rhinos 
to a 2-0 victory over Toronto FC II at Capelli Sport Stadium on Wednesday. The Rhinos controlled 
the run of play after Toronto defender Brandon Onkony was issued a straight red card in the 27th 
minute and improved to 7-3-8 (29pts) with the victory. Substitute Jordan Dover swung 
in a dangerous cross that nearly found the head of a diving Darius Madison and ultimately deflected 
in off a Toronto defender for the goal that put the result out of doubt. Despite an impressive 
defensive performance down a man, TFCII has now dropped six consecutive road games and stands 
at 3-10-5 (14pts) on the season.

58’ – ROC – Stefan DeFregger (Kenardo Forbes)
76’ – ROC – Own Goal (Julian Dunn)
•#ROCvTOR: Full Match and Opta Box Score

Three Things That Matter:
•1. The opening minutes featured a Toronto FC II side that was on the front foot and keen on testing 
Rhinos keeper Dan Lynd early, attempting three of its seven shots on the night inside the 
first 20 minutes. The red card to Onkony – who was dismissed for denying a clear goal-scoring 
opportunity for Rhinos forward Darius Madison – changed the tide however as Rochester went 
on to enjoy nearly two-thirds of the possession for the match while outshooting TFCII, 14-4, 
after the visitors were reduced to 10 men.
•2. The opportunity to work in space was a welcome one for a Rochester attack that has been hampered 
by the lack of a consistent scoring touch. DeFregger worked two solid chances in the moments 
immediately following the dismissal of Onkony but sent both wide. On his first shot of the second 
half though, DeFregger pounced on a slotted through ball from Forbes and fired past Toronto keeper 
Mark Pais for his first goal of the season. With Dover’s cross leading to a second tally, Rochester 
broke a string of 12 consecutive games in which the squad had finished with one goal or less.
•3. Always one of the toughest teams to beat at home leaguewide, the Rhinos improved to 6-1-3 
at Capelli Sport Stadium this season with the result but now face a crucial stretch of three away 
matches in-a-row. Bob Lilley’s squad will travel to Cincinnati next week (July 29) before visiting 
a New York Red Bulls II (August 5) side it has not lost to in franchise history and wrapping up with 
a trip to Harrisburg (August 8). With the four teams separated by just seven points following 
Wednesday’s result, Rochester will hope the goal-scoring touch makes the road trip as well as the 
Rhinos have managed just four goals in seven matches away from home since opening the campaign 
with a 3-2 victory over Bethlehem. 

USLSoccer.com Man of the Match
Stefan DeFregger, Rochester Rhinos – DeFregger’s first goal of the year was a vital one, helping 
Rochester turn offensive pressure into three points instead of being forced to settle for one

Upcoming Games:
Rochester Rhinos at FC Cincinnati – July 29, 7 p.m. ET, Nippert Stadium
Toronto FC II at Ottawa Fury FC – July 29, 7 p.m. ET, TD Place

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