Rhinos are among the longest standing American football sides, having formed as the slightly sillier sounding Rochester Rampaging Rhinos in the distant mists of 1996 - practically a lifetime for a football team on that side of the pond. They're based in the city of Rochester - also known as The Flour City - on the Western Edge of New York State. Their home town, nestling on the shores of Lake Ontario, was ranked the sixth most desirable city to live in across the whole of the US.
USSF D2 Pro League, in the second tier of the American game. However, this league is onely a temporary, one-season arrangement, after a bust up between the fueding United Soccer Leagues, and the North American Soccer League, so it is not yet known quite what format football outside of the MLS will take next term.
Onandi Lowe, the free-scoring Jamaican international who also put in a long stint with Rushden and Diamonds, one-time Celtic, Leicester and Port Vale striker Steve Guppy, legendary Canadian keeper Pat Onstad and South African midfielder Lenin Steenkamp, who put in a massive ten year spell with the club.
Their main supporters group call themselves the Rochester Stampede, and delight in chucking green and yellow streamers every time their team score, or whenever the opposition get a corner. Better make sure Manchester United don't play them in a friendly then, or there could be hell to pay!
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