by Chris Brannick
Modified: June 22, 2014 at 5:28 pm •
Published: June 22, 2014
Oklahoma City hosts the Rochester Rhinos at Pribil Stadium at Bishop McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City. Here are my five joules.
Rochester is 6-4-5 this season. The affiliate of Major League Soccer's New England Revolution has won its last two matches, including defeating the MLS's D.C. United in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup last Tuesday. Rochester also defeated Dayton 2-0 in league play on Friday night.
Rochester is in fourth place in the United Soccer League's Pro division with 23 points. The Rhinos have scored 15 goals in 15 matches this season, led by forward Jimmy Banks, who has five goals.
Christian Duke, who is on loan from Energy FC's MLS affiliate Sporting Kansas City, is listed as out on the team's pregame notes. Philip Lund, who has battled injuries all season, is also listed as out.
Kyle Greig is Energy FC's leading goal scorer. The forward has four goals in 11 games this season, but missed some practice time and Oklahoma City's match with Sacramento Republic FC last week with an ankle injury. Greig won't start but is expected to play.
Adda Djeziri and Michael Thomas earned spots on the USL Pro Team of the Week for week 13. Mark Howard earned honorable mention. Djeziri and Thomas each scored a goal in Oklahoma City's 2-0 win over Sacaramento last week.
Chris Brannick is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, where
he served as Sports Editor of The Vista, UCO's student newspaper.
Originally from Utica, N.Y., he graduated from Sallisaw High School in 2003.