Doug Miller, then 50, scored twice to help the Lancers to a victory last season. (Photo courtesy of the Rochester Lancers)

With 21 players and a coaching staff signed for the 2020-21 Major Arena Soccer League season, the next question for the Rochester Lancers is: Will head coach Doug Miller don a uniform as he did last season?

His presence in the lineup in the final two games of the season helped Rochester to its lone win of the season.

Miller, 50, scored three goals and added three assists in those games, including two goals in the 9-7 home victory over the Kansas City Comets March 7.

“As long as I can help the team and if happens, maybe it does [happen],” Miller said recently. “I’m not going to say one way or another. You don’t lose those competitive juices. You want to be competitive.

“I know at least when I show up to coach, I’ve got one player who is going to be at the game. So, if I have to thrown on my boots, I could.”

Rochester Lancers head Doug Miller, 49, scores 24 seconds after coming on Saturday.

Posted by Michael Lewis on Saturday, June 30, 2018


Returning to the great indoors or outdoors is nothing new for the former Rochester Rhinos and Lancers standout.

Only 24 seconds after coming on early in the second half, the the 49-year-old head coach scored to help his team to a 5-3 hone victory over the Greater Binghamton Thunder FC June 30, 2018.

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