Doug Miller Sets Two Records
Plays, Scores in Four Decades
Doug Miller is the first American professional soccer player to play and score in four different decades.
The Rochester Lancers legend, who is also the team’s head coach, suited up for a home game against the Florida Tropics to set the playing record. His scoring opportunity came with just over two minutes left in the first half when the Lancers were awarded a penalty kick. It was the 50-year-old’s 511th career indoor goal and his first in the league since the 2015-16 season.
Miller’s career began in 1991 with the Major Indoor Soccer League’s Baltimore Blast. After stints with the Harrisburg Heat and Cleveland Crunch, he joined the Buffalo Blizzard in 1996, where he scored 208 goals in 165 appearances. He became a mainstay in New York, later playing for the Lancers and Syracuse Silver Knights, as well as for the Rochester Raging Rhinos outdoor team.