With Aquinas Institute stadium at maximum capacity due to COVID-19 pandemic protocols, Rochester Lancers fans who don’t have tickets for Sunday’s season-opening doubleheader still can watch the games – via streaming.
They can be seen at www.RLancers.com.
The Lady Lancers will kick off their United Women’s Soccer season against FC Buffalo at Charles A. Schiano Sr. Field at 2 p.m., followed by the Lancers facing Cleveland SC in their National Premier Soccer League opener at 5 p.m.
The game streams are hosted by Joe Giuliano and Andrew Battisti.
A quick history of the Lancers
1967: The team was formed by members of the Italian American Sport Club and joined the American Soccer league.
1970: The Lancers joined and saved the North American Soccer League and won the championship that season.
1980: The team folded after this season.
1999: Salvatore “SoccerSam” Fantauzzo bought the name and logo for his soccer collection.
2011: Fantauzzo brought indoor pro soccer back to Rochester.
2017: Fantauzzo brought Lancers outdoor soccer back, and created the Lady Lancers.
2021: Lancers operate two outdoor teams (UWS/NPSL) and an indoor team (Major Arena Soccer League). THREE TEAMS – ONE CITY.