If you are searching for a soccer book to read at the beach or in the comfort of your air-conditioned house, you might want to consider ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers.

It was written by FrontRowSoccer.com editor Michael Lewis and has been getting good reviews.

If you think first division soccer in the United States has been like MLS forever, you’ve got it wrong.

Back in the day, teams such as the Lancers were forced to overcome much. They saved the original North American Soccer League from extinction, were the first NASL to participate in the Concacaf Champions Cup with some head-turning results and adventures and played in the long professional game in U.S. soccer history (and lived to talk about it). They had passionate owners, coach and players.

The Lancers also defeated the high-priced New York Cosmos, including the likes of Pele, Giorgio Chinaglia, Franz Beckenbauer and Carlos Alberto, in several unforgettable encounters.

The team also had one wild ride during its 14-year existence, 21 coaches, owners coaching the team at times (and winning), pitch invasions by their supposed loyal fans and much, much more!

So, if you are ready to get a history lesson and a laugh or two (actually, there probably will be several), ALIVE AND KICKING is a great read.

For more information, go to www.RochesterLancersBook.com.

To order the book, visit www.Amazon.com.

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 Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. 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 Amazon.com.