By Michael Lewis Editor

So, just who’s the boss when Loren Inglese and Sal Galvano work together?

Well, it depends on what time of year it is.

If it is, let’s say, August through November, the man in charge is Galvano.

If it is April through July, the man in charge is Inglese.

OK, let’s explain, Galvano is the head coach of the Monroe Community College girls soccer team. Ingelse is his assistant coach.

Ingelse, on the other hands, is head coach and general manager and Galvano is the associate head coach of the Rochester Lady Lancers, who will make their debut in a United Women’s Soccer match at New Jersey Copa FC Saturday night.

“It’s interesting because on paper that’s the way it reads, but that’s not how we always treated our coaching programs over the last handful of years,” Ingelse said in a phone interview Thursday. “We choose to work together because we understand situations similarity, so we joke about it here and there. We’ll poke a little fun at each other: ‘I know you work for me in this situation and I work for you in that one.’

“But in the end, regardless of the role, everyone has the same goal. You want to play well, you want to win games. What your title is, doesn’t translate to whether those things happen or not.”

Inglese realized that he and Galvano are in a unique situation.

“It is interesting,” he said. “It doesn’t happen very often where you see somebody that works for one by definition and works for the other in a different facet but for us it works very well.”

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