June 29, 2018
By KEVIN OKLOBZIJA
It’s Miller Time one last time
Rochester Rhinos legend Doug Miller, the Lancers coach, will come out of retirement again, but this time it’s so he can play for the first time at the downtown soccer stadium.
And considering Miller’s exploits for the Rhinos during their time at Frontier Field had a great deal with how the soccer stadium became a reality, it’s only fitting he actually kick the ball on the turf there.
Miller, 49, will enter the Lancers lineup for the 5 p.m. game against the winless Greater Binghamton FC Thunder (0-9-0). Considering Binghamton has been outscored 54-4 in those nine games, the wise person would probably expect Miller to score a goal.
The Lancers need those three points for a victory to keep their playoff hopes alive. They are 3-3-3 and have 12 points, so they need to win out to have any hope of post-season play.
Former Democrat and Chronicle sports writer Jeff DiVeronica will be the Lancers honorary captain. He wrote about those Miller moments at Frontier Field and provided in-depth soccer coverage for better than two decades.