The Rochester Lancers will be alive and kicking in the not too distant future.

Team owner Soccer Sam Fantauzzo has scheduled a Saturday morning press conference to announce the return of the team, according to the Rochester Lancers’ Facebook page.

The Lancers played indoor soccer for four seasons, from the 2011-12 campaign through the 2014-15 season in the Major Arena Soccer League.

The team also performed in the American Soccer League from 1967-69 and in the original incarnation of the North American Soccer League from 1970-1980.

To watch the 11 a.m. ET press conference, go to the Lancers YouTube Page (below) or listen onĀ iHeartRadioFox Sports 1280.


Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at