What They're Saying: David Dworkin

"Our current situation is not a sustainable business model."

-- Rochester real-estate attorney David Dworkin, who with his wife Wendy bought the USL Rhinos in 2016. Now in their 22nd season, the Rhinos lost $1.7 million in the Dworkins' first season in charge. (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle)
7 comments about "What They're Saying: David Dworkin".
  1. Quarterback TD, April 24, 2017 at 8:59 a.m.

    piece of advice-- move the team to Staten Island and use the City's Minor league stadium just like Cosmos is doing.. you will increase fans as well as cut rental cost.. Looking into New Jersey there are some county stadiums like Patriots ballpark with tons of soccer enthusiasts so maybe you can negotiate something if not accept your losses because no pro club will survive north of the Bronx.

  2. Fire Paul Gardner Now replied, April 24, 2017 at 12:39 p.m.

    Cosmos just drew 3,600 fans despite being in Brooklyn. They are a failure so no reason to think Rhinos moving there would be any different.

  3. Quarterback TD replied, April 24, 2017 at 1:14 p.m.

    You worry too much about initial number. When Nets moved to Brooklyn it was not selling out but now it is. NYC is one of the few media cities so a team will get tons of free coverage but for right now Cosmos just need to play consistently and regrow their base. Give them 3 years and they will begin to attract Red Bulls fans. I am only now seeing few people with Cosmos attire so there is money being generated and that's with no advertising. Like I said give them 3 years.

  4. Fire Paul Gardner Now replied, April 24, 2017 at 2:56 p.m.

    We've been through this. The Nets attendance is lower than it was in NJ. The team is horrendous but they are not drawing out there. 3,600 is as bad as what they were getting at Hofstra. This team will be defunct in the next year or two along with the NASL.

  5. Glenn Maddock, April 24, 2017 at 2:16 p.m.

    The Tri-State area is not a minor league soccer area. Lots of fans who want big time teams to support. Why is Rochester failing? 15 years ago this was a very successful market. What has gone wrong there? They have a nice soccer stadium.

  6. Quarterback TD replied, April 24, 2017 at 2:48 p.m.

    Glenn, how do you revive ? Personally I don't like driving to Rochester-- not sure about others-- are the owners expecting too much too soon ? There are a few past folks from this team who does youth coaching and when I saw old video it was like fun times.

  7. Craig Cummings, April 26, 2017 at 10:19 p.m.

    Glenn is right. I am not from New York, but I remember reading how good the Rhinos were doing 10 or 15 years ago. I think they might of won the US Open Cup about that time period.

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