Aaron Gunyon

  • Colin Falvey

    NASL Power Rankings: Week 13

      Miami FC are running away with the rankings at this point. Can anyone stop them? Miami are the outright leaders and sit 7 points clear of the Deltas and the Cosmos after 12 games. They have 27 points! They have the best offense (21 goals for), the best...
  • Nippert Stadium

    Video: Roar of 30K FC Cincinnati supporters at Nippert Stadium

    CINCINNATI — FC Cincinnati supporters packed Nippert Stadium in droves for the club’s 1-nil U.S. Open Cup win over big brother Columbus Crew SC in the “Hell Is Real Derby.” After a frenetic few minutes of stoppage time, the home side held on to advance to face the Chicago...
  • Indy Eleven updates

    Indy Eleven updates: Good news-bad news

    The bad news first Tanner Thompson left last week’s game with a concussion. It’s a symptom of the plague of injuries that have befallen the Indy Eleven during the course of the season. While his injury is being taken seriously, it’s not a permanent setback. Thompson is expected to...
  • USOC Preview: FC Cincinnati hosts Louisville City FC

    The US Open Cup returns to Nippert Stadium where FC Cincinnati will host Louisville City FC on Wednesday May 31. The United Soccer League rivals are familiar with each other, but this will be their first meeting in the USOC. Both teams advanced to round three of America’s famed...
  • injury

    Indy Eleven injury report and starting XI predictions

    Injuries continue to hamper the Indy Eleven roster. A familiar name returns to the report, but there are still options for head coach Tim Hankinson. The Soc Takes crew has carefully considered the available personnel for this weekend’s matchup vs. FC Edmonton. There is a problem though. The gang...
  • Soc Takes Pod

    NASL Power Rankings

    This 2017 NASL season was always going to be odd. Eight teams are going to become mighty familiar with each other and league tables don’t always tell the full story when trying to consider the best of the best. Miami FC is a safe pick for the leagues best...
  • Buck Stops Here

    The buck stops here

    The word ¨upset¨ is commonly used in these situations. Sometimes the clear favorite loses to the underdog, but Indy fans aren´t upset. They are fuming. There will be no excuses and no media spin will sugar coat this sour taste. The Indy Eleven failed to advance against an amateur...
  • Indy Eleven injury report

    There is no question about it. If this were the Oregon Trail, the Indy Eleven would have snake bite. Teams get injuries and players need rest, but this season’s injury list has been off the charts already through six games. The best news out of all of this is that...
  • Zach Steinberger NASL Week 3 Power Rankings

    NASL Power Rankings: Week 3 shuffles the deck

    Well, there is no denying it. This North American Soccer League season is unpredictable at best and these Power Rankings are subject to change. I mentioned last week that this 2017 NASL season has the potential to be the most interesting in North America and I think that still...
  • Miami FC power rankings

    NASL Power Rankings: Everyone has finally played in Week 2

    The NASL Spring season in now officially in progress. Eight teams play in this seventh edition of the second-division competition. There are 34 matches with opportunities to take points in the standings, but what the standings can’t show is the value of individual matchups. That’s where the power rankings come...
  • Indy Eleven lineup

    Curious Indy Eleven lineup for season opener

    Indy Eleven went to California for their NASL season opener against San Francisco Deltas on Saturday night. Indy started their campaign similarly to the way they had last year, with a point on the road. The Eleven drew the Deltas 1-1 with a solid effort and newcomer Tanner Thompson...
  • Tanner Thompson

    Indiana’s team adds two new players

    The Indy Eleven now have 20 players announced for the 2017 spring season. The additions of Tanner Thompson and David Goldsmith bring much-needed depth to the NASL’s returning runner-up. For Indy, the signings are none too soon. The season kicks off for the boys in blue this Saturday in San Francisco...
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Breathing room: Wolves take 3 points at home

      Wolverhampton Wanderers FC hosted bottom-dwellers Rotherham United FC in a must-win matchup at Molineux Stadium on Saturday. The home side had been without a win in their last seven attempts. Their last league win had been on Jan. 31 against Barnsley. Since then, Wolves have been in an...
  • Eamon Zayed

    Indy draws 1-1 with Swope Park Rangers

    Preseason match number two is in the books. Indy Eleven played the USL’s Swope Park Rangers to a 1-1 scoreline, but I still don’t care about the score. The fact is that I only care about form and there is a lot to dissect here. People will try to...
  • Don Smart

    Indy Eleven and the preseason

    There are varying opinions as to how much stock to place in preseason matches. Obviously there is offseason rust to remove and there are chemistry problems to work through, but preseason is more than that. Jobs are won and lost. Field positions can be tested and depth charts can...
  • Indy Eleven 2017: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

    INDIANAPOLIS — There are no surprises here.  The Indy Eleven have retained a core group of players from last season.  A season which included record goal scoring and a championship run.  Indy Eleven’s head coach Tim Hankinson is a seasoned leader and he is pragmatic with his approach.  There...