Live! Tonight! On FSC!
In some weird, nonsensical way Rochester Rhinos are the LA Galaxy of USL1. In the late 90's/early 2000's they were the "model franchise" that won championships and trophies (3 league titles and the US Open Cup between 1998-2001) and seemed destined to take their club to a higher level, that level being Major League Soccer. Except where LA's ticket to that next level (the hallowed realm of "Superclub") was a player, Rochester's was a stadium. But unfortunately things haven't really worked out as planned for either side because LA are now worse than they have ever been and Rochester came within a garbage plate of ceasing to exist last year so MLS might be a stretch.
So this Los Angeles Galaxy of Rochester is playing what I would say is my USL1 side of choice, the Portland Timbers, tonight on FSC at 11pm EST. I often can't make it through a USL match in it's entireity but since it is Portland there is garuanteed to at least be a bit of atmosphere and a few familiar names to keep me interested; the Rose City side boasts former MLSers Steve Cronin (LA), Alex Nimo (RSL), Ryan Pore (Kansas City), Keith Savage (Chivas USA) and 55 cap Japanese International Takayuki Suzuki.
Now if you are unmarried, in college or a drunk I would suggest you get your ass out to a bar tonight instead. But if you are a broke-assed 33 year old father of two who can't be bothered to go out on a Thursday if it's not for work, a match or to see a band this is must-see TV.