• Deltas vs. PRFC

    Multiple teams sign LOIs for 2018 NASL season

    Let’s assume the NASL receives the injunctive relief it hopes for at the upcoming Oct. 31 hearing regarding its federal antitrust lawsuit against the USSF. What then? Turns out, the NASL is locked and loaded to bring in multiple expansion sides. Per documentation provided to Soc Takes, six teams...
  • USSF lawsuit

    SF Deltas and FC Edmonton did not sign letters of commitment for NASL 2018

    As Soc Takes revealed on Twitter yesterday, per the NASL’s USSF application for D2 status (in August), the San Francisco Deltas and FC Edmonton did not sign letters of commitment for the 2018 season. Soc Takes understands that FC Edmonton informed the league that they plan on joining the...
  • Butler men's soccer

    Butler downs DePaul, snaps 2-game skid

    INDIANAPOLIS — A losing streak isn’t something the Butler men’s soccer team is accustomed to, nor particularly fond of. After suffering two consecutive road defeats at Georgetown and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, the Bulldogs decided enough was enough. Butler returned to Big East play Saturday evening at the Sellick...
  • Poku

    NASL playoff picture comes into focus

    The NASL playoffs are looming and the top seed is locked up. Miami FC will host the club’s first-ever postseason match on Nov. 5 at Ricardo Silva Stadium. That is done. Their opponent for that match is less clear, however. There are currently two teams battling it out for...
  • Soc Takes

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 34: Paul Lapointe on his candidacy for USSF president

    U.S. Soccer presidential candidate and UPSL Northeast Conference manager Paul Lapointe shares his wide array of ideas to improve the sport across all levels domestically. The panel covers everything from pay to play, pro/rel and equal pay for the USWNT, to making the position of U.S. Soccer president a...
  • Exclusive interview: Jeremy Sampson discusses Lansing United’s move to PDL

    In their press release, NPSL’s Lansing United confirmed that they will be playing in the PDL next season, thereby becoming the first team to swap between the two leagues for next year. Lansing United President/CEO Jeremy Sampson said in the release: “We are honored to be joining the PDL...
  • Stephen Constantine

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 33: India national team coach Stephen Constantine

    India national team head coach Stephen Constantine joins Nipun for a special podcast episode about Constantine’s passion for soccer. The veteran coach talks plenty of football, as well as gives listeners a glimpse of the man behind the excellent coach. Listen: Make sure to check out Constantine’s book “From...
  • Hispanic Heritage Night

    ‘Campeones de la Comunidad’ planned for Eleven’s Hispanic Heritage Night

    INDIANAPOLIS — All the details of the Indy Eleven’s third-annual Hispanic Heritage Night on Oct. 14 — when the club hosts Miami FC — are set, the team announced Monday. “Indy Eleven is proud to continue fostering our relationship with the Hispanic community in Indianapolis,” Eleven community relations manager...
  • Elena Gutlove

    Bulldogs quell Red Storm behind Elena Gutlove’s strong showing

    INDIANAPOLIS — With just one goal and one assist on the season entering Sunday’s match against St. John’s, Butler attacker Elena Gutlove’s stats weren’t quite doing her stellar play justice. The right-sided forward has done many influential things to spark the Bulldogs offense, but for whatever reason it hasn’t...
  • Vukovic

    Vukovic’s defense reason for Eleven lineup change

    INDIANAPOLIS — Known more for his offensive qualities than his actual defending, Indy Eleven left back Nemanja Vukovic has proven a very useful weapon darting up the left flank in his two seasons with the club. His numbers speak for themselves. But as Indy slumped in the NASL fall...