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GAME PREVIEW: #HARvROC

By Rochester Rhinos, 08/07/17, 3:00PM EDT

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Rhinos lead 1-0 in Capelli Sport Hero Cup; without Joe Farrell and Kenardo Forbes

The Rochester Rhinos will finish their three-match road trip in Pennsylvania at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 8th at FNB as they take on the Harrisburg City Islanders. This USL contest also marks the second leg of the inaugural Capelli Sport Hero Cup. Rochester took the first leg 1-0 at Capelli Sport Stadium on July 8th thanks to Jochen Graf’s 85th-minute goal.  Each team will wear specially-designed Capelli Sport camouflage jerseys that will be auctioned off until August 15th.  Proceeds will benefit the Rochester-area Badge of Honor Association and Veterans Outreach Center as well as the Wounded Warrior Project.

The Rhinos will look to pick themselves back up after seeing their six-match unbeaten streak come to an end on Saturday, as they dropped a 2-1 contest to New York Red Bulls II. They will have to do so without starting center back Joe Farrell and captain Kenardo Forbes after both were given red cards in Saturday’s defeat. Rochester is 2-3-5 away from home in 2017.

The Rhinos haven’t lost to Harrisburg since Week 6 of the 2013 USL season, going 5-0-3 in that span, including a US Open Cup triumph.  

Harrisburg currently resides in 11th in the Eastern Conference (6-10-6; 24 points), and can temporarily sneak into the 8th and final playoff spot with a win. To do so, they’ll have to at the very least score their first goal in over 315 minutes of match action.

With a win, the Rhinos (8-4-8; 32 points) can be level on points with fourth-placed Louisville City FC and move within four points of first-placed Charlotte.

Fans can watch the game on USL’s Youtube Channel.  Follow along with all the stats, lineups and analysis on USL Match Center.  Further details on the match can be found below:

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WHO

Rochester Rhinos @ Harrisburg City Islanders

WHEN

7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8th

WHERE

FNB Field, Harrisburg, PA

WATCH

USL YouTube Channel

FOLLOW

USL Match Center

Twitter: @RochesterRhinos - #HARvROC

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TEAM RECORDS

Rochester overall record:  8-4-8, 32 points

Rochester away record:  2-3-5

Streak: L1 (previous 6-match unbeaten streak)

Harrisburg overall record:  6-10-6, 24 points

Harrisburg home record:  4-1-4

Streak:  Winless in 4 (0-2-2)

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RECENT HEAD TO HEAD

July 8th, 2017 - Capelli Sport Stadium

Rochester 1 Harrisburg 0

Scoring Summary

ROC - Jochen Graf 85’ (Joe Farrell)

July 29th, 2016 - FNB Field

Harrisburg 1 Rochester 1

Scoring Summary

ROC - Sean Totsch 87’ (Bradley Kamdem Fewo)

HAR - Brett Jankouskas 90’ (Paul Wilson)

April 30th, 2016 - Rochester Rhinos Stadium

Rochester 2 Harrisburg 1

Scoring Summary

ROC - Kenardo Forbes 23’ (Christian Volesky)

ROC - Ryan James 60’

HAR - Craig Foster 86’

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SEASON LEADERS

Harrisburg

Goals:  Paul Wilson (3)

Assists:  James Thomas (3)

Points:  Paul Wilson, Pedro Ribeiro (6)

Shots:  Paul Wilson (24)

Chances:  James Thomas (24)

Saves:  Brandon Miller (48)

Save %: Brandon Miller (69.6%)

GAA:  Brandon Miller (1.17)

Rochester

Goals:  Wal Fall (7)

Assists:  Kenardo Forbes (4)

Points:  Wal Fall (15)

Shots:  Kenardo Forbes (33)

Chances:  Kenardo Forbes (36)

Saves:  Tomas Gomez (36)

Save %:  Tomas Gomez (73.5%)

GAA:  Tomas Gomez (0.76)

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LAST TIME OUT

Harrisburg

Tampa Bay Rowdies 3 Harrisburg City Islanders 0

SCORING SUMMARY:

TBR -- Neill Collins 15’ (Martin Paterson)

TBR -- Martin Paterson 73’ (Marcel Schafer)

TBR -- Walter Restrepo 90’ (Marcel Schafer)

LINEUP

Brandon Miller; Shawn McLaws, Abass Mohammed, Travis Brent, Lee Nishanian; John Grosh, Jake Bond (Frederick Opoku 61’), Rasheed Olabiyi, James Thomas (Paul Wilson 45’); Ropapa Mensah, Michael Olla (Johnny Mendoza 45’)

Rochester

New York Red Bulls II 2 Rochester Rhinos 1

SCORING SUMMARY

NY -- Arun Basuljevic 5’ (Stefano Bonomo)

NY -- Stefano Bonomo 55’

ROC -- Wal Fall 70’ (PEN)

LINEUP  

Tomas Gomez; Jordan Dover, Bradley Kamdem Fewo (Todd Pratzner 88’), Joe Farrell, Ryan Felix; Kenardo Forbes, Stefan Defregger (Jalen Brown 61’), Ryan James, Wal Fall, Sofiane Tergou (Darius Madison 61’), Jochen Graf