Tag: Frank Odoi

BLACK HISTORY MONTH (DAY 5): Too close a call at Tara: When Lancers’ Black players experienced racism on and off the field in Atlanta in 1970

Since the Rochester Lancers were going to play a ridiculous back-to-back road games within 24 hours, reporter Alex Loj wrote in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle that they “will encounter their toughest North American Soccer League schedule of the season.” He was correct, although there were other reasons for it.

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51 YEARS AGO TODAY: The Lancers won the NASL title

The Rochester Lancers’ 3-0 win over the Washington Darts in the first leg of the North American Soccer League championship series in Rochester came at great cost as Carlos Metidieri was forced out of the first leg with a slight dislocation of his right knee early in the second half when he was tackled by Willie Evans. Metidieri, who was seen hobbling around on crutches, was listed as questionable for the second leg in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 13.

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