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After the first round of tryouts on Monday, FC Buffalo has gotten a jump on its 2016 roster by signing nine players, eight of whom grew up in Western New York. Overall, 34 players auditioned in front of the Wolves' coaching staff and owners in Sahlen's Sports Park, going through warm-ups, rotating in small-sided 8-vs.-8 matches and finishing with an 11-vs.-11 scrimmage in…

Soccer

For FC Buffalo's first four years, much of the team's roster was familiar to local soccer fans. Medaille College, University at Buffalo and Canisius College were represented well, and players who returned home from college for the summer also had a chance to stay sharp. The NPSL club didn't boast the budget to house visiting players for the summer, so the owners and coa…

Soccer

After entering the USL Championship as a substitute in the 80th minute, Rochester striker Asani Samuels scored the game-tying goal in the first minute of stoppage time, then claimed the game-winner in the 113th as the Rhinos won the league in dramatic fashion, 2-1 (2 OT), over LA Galaxy II. The 6'5 Jamaican striker, who played four years at Canisius College and one with…

Art

If you haven't peeked at the forecast in a while, just know that #WeekendWashout is picking up steam on Twitter. The National Weather Service apparently started the trend, but we blame bearer-of-bad-news T.J. Pignataro. You know, Mother Nature, you should plan these intrusive events on Mondays and Tuesdays in April, not Saturdays and Sundays in late June. But, whatever. W…

Art

"Under love's heavy burden do I sink." Shakespeare's Romeo was on to something, assuming "love" refers to the multitude of brilliant event choices for this weekend in Buffalo. (The "heavy burden," of course, is the finite amount of time between Friday night and Monday morning.) Starry Night in the Garden and the slightly odd blend of Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa position…

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Although The 10 is a weekly look at what's ahead, it's worth revisiting Matt and Kim's Canalside show last night. There's no question a free concert series on the waterfront featuring widely respected bands is fantastic -- and perhaps not the easiest to organize and execute -- so it's fairly excusable when issues arise at the season's first iteration of Canalside Free Thu…