Rochester New York FC began as the Rochester Raging Rhinos in 1996. From the start it was clear that Rochester is Soccer City, and by 1999 The Rhinos achieved the impossible: they won the U.S. Open Cup against all odds. No one believed it could happen. No one, that is, except the Rhinos themselves and the people of this amazing community.
After years of change, ups and downs, in 2022 the Rochester Rhinos became Rochester New York FC. With an ownership group that includes a local family with deep roots in Rochester and some help from an English football superstar, the club was relaunched with a new look, a new stadium plan, and playing in a new league: MLS NEXT Pro. A lot of change, for sure, but the one thing that hasn’t changed is the indomitable belief that the impossible is possible!
RNY FC knows what Rochester has to offer. Rochester is a home of thinkers, and doers, where ideas are born and made. We’re founders, innovators and entrepreneurs, making changes, and taking chances. Knockbacks push us forward. In defeat, we triumph because we see what’s not yet been imagined.
Only one thing is certain, nothing stays the same, but we won’t wait around for change, we will create it. We’re writing our own futures; we believe in the impossible.