Friends, former teammates, a team owner, a son of a team owner and a sportswriter reminisce about one-time Rochester Lancers captain and defender Jim Pollihan on the Monday night radio show, Soccer is a Kick in the Grass.

Among those who talked about the former U.S. men’s national team player were former team owner Charlie Schiano, Vinny Dinolfo, the son of the late team owner Pat Dinolfo, outdoor teammates Jim May, Nelson Cupello, Don Droege, and former indoor stars Pat Ercoli (who also played with Pollihan in Rochester), and Doug Miller, and editor Michael Lewis.

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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