August 31, 2017 USL Toronto FC II--Toronto FC II vs Rochester Rhinos game preview (from

MATCH PREVIEW: Saturday, September 2nd @ Toronto FC II
By Rochester Rhinos, 08/31/17, 6:15PM EDT 

Rochester defeated Toronto on July 26th, drew on April 7th

The Rhinos (10-5-8; 38 points) get back on the road to take on Toronto FC II for the third and final time 
on Saturday, September 2nd at 7:30 PM. Watch the match LIVE on ROC Sports Network WBGT Channel 18 
and digital 46.1.

The two teams shared a 0-0 draw at the Ontario Sports Centre on a very cold and windy night on April 7th. 
That was Toronto’s home opener and Rochester’s 2nd match of the season.  Rochester took all three points 
on July 26th at Capelli Sport Stadium, winning 2-0. Goalkeeper Dan Lynd earned his first professional win, 
and the Rhinos enjoyed a man advantage for the final 64 minutes of the match. 

Last place Toronto FC II (5-14-7, 22 points) is coming off two thrilling contests. On Wednesday night, 
a Shaan Hundal goal in the 93rd minute salvaged a 1-1 draw against Saint Louis FC.  Last Saturday, 
TFC II posted one of the biggest upsets in the entire USL this season, taking advantage of an Alex Martinez 
red card to defeat then-top dog Charlotte Independence 3-2.  3 goals in 7 minutes allowed Toronto 
to storm back from behind and give themselves at least a shouting chance at the playoffs.

The Rhinos are coming off an important 2-1 win over Saint Louis FC to keep their hopes for a top-4 seed 
and a home playoff match alive.  Rochester went down quickly on a 3rd-minute free kick from Ryan Howe 
before the tables turned a few minutes later as leading-scorer Seth Rudolph was sent off for handling 
the ball on the line.  Wal Fall converted the penalty in the 7th-minute to level the match.  
Jochen Graf’s 55th-minute tap in off of Christiano Francois’ perfect delivery ensured the Rhinos would 
take home all 3 points.  

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