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It was the first time an MLS team had played a competitive match in the city since 2016 (a 1-0 Rhinos loss to the New York Red Bulls in that year’s Fourth Round). And the moment was extra special for Washo, who worked for United for their first five (wildly successful) seasons in Major League Soccer.
“For me personally, it was one of those full circle moments,” he said. “We had the team that I co-launched play DC United.”
Against D.C. at the Downtown Soccer Stadium, City held the three-time Open Cup champions scoreless for over 70 minutes before conceding three unanswered goals.
This year, the quest to improve means looking outward. An overhauled roster includes nine players with former professional experience in the USL and abroad.
One is forward Stephen Elias, who joined FCU after winning the 2022 NISA championship with Michigan Stars FC. The New York state native, who also won multiple national titles with amateur outfit and Open Cup regulars Lansdowne Yonkers FC, was ecstatic to return home… even if family and friends have to travel five hours from Rye, New York to watch him in person.
“Hopefully, we can continue to grow this team,” Elias said. “I know it’s a fairly newer team so hopefully this year with the players that we brought in and the talent like Luke [Ferreira] and Noah [Cavanaugh] and Kyle [Nelson] and all these guys and Mumbi [Kwesele]. Hopefully we can continue to get these results.”
Those results include a win against Manhattan SC in the Second Round of this year’s Open Cup. It set up a date on the road against USL Championship side Loudoun United FC in Virginia this week.
Blooms Anew After a Stampede
Rochester is no stranger to coming back from tough times. From the sports teams to the city itself, fight has always been a common word. But this year Flower City Union have more on their plate than most could handle.
On March 10, a few weeks ahead of the Open Cup kicking off, MLS Next Pro side Rochester New York FC announced it was ceasing operations effective immediately. The saga for a team formerly known as the Rochester Rhinos, the last non-MLS team to win the Open Cup back in 1999, ended with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC getting a bye to the Third Round.
But as the dust has settled many within the Flower City fanbase have chosen not to go the route of gloating. Instead, those many hope to try and encourage any discouraged fans from RNYFC to make their way back to Rochester Community Sports Complex Stadium.
For Elias, he knows how intense Rochester soccer fans can be. Last season playing for both Valley United FC and Michigan Stars in NISA, he got to experience it as a visiting player. Now as he calls it home, he gets cheered. In fact, he gets cheered a lot – like when he scored two goals in this year’s Second Round against Manhattan SC.