editor Michael Lewis announced Monday that his long-awaited book is in production.

Alive and Kicking: The incredible but true of the Rochester Lancers will be published soon, although no date has been established yet.

The book tells the story of the Lancers, who competed in the American Soccer League and North American Soccer League from 1967-80.

Lewis covered the Lancers from 1975-80.

Stay tuned to for further updates on the book.


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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