The Rochester Lancers will take on the Chicago Mustangs in the Major Arena Soccer League 2 Eastern Division playoffs at the Grand Sports Arena in Chicago Thursday at 7 p.m.

The winner gets a trip to the M2 Final Four in Ontario, Calif. and face either the Mountain or Pacific Division champions, the loser goes home.

Division champ Chicago (10-2) is favored in the Eastern Division final, a one-shot deal, having won both regular-season matches vs. the second-place Lancers (8-4).

The game will be streamed and can be viewed on the Mustangs and Lancers Facebook pages.

In another development, the Lancers 2020 indoor season tickets are on sale now. Visit to secure a seat for next year at the IDE Family Field at the Dome Arena. Limited season ticket seats will be sold for $120 for the indoor season.

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