Kevin Johnston

  • Las Vegas Lights FC - Ferrino

    Oy vey: Ferrino’s disastrous night mars LV Lights FC’s debut

    LAS VEGAS — USL expansion club Las Vegas Lights FC had plenty of positives to exit Saturday’s 2-0 loss to the Montreal Impact with. The Lights held the MLS side scoreless in the first half, mostly contained Ignacio Piatti, did some decent work in the defensive and middle thirds...
  • Atlantic City FC

    Chris Ross brings breadth of experience to Atlantic City FC

    Chris Ross already had a comfortable, prestigious job in the Scottish Premiership. But after working for historic clubs like Ross County FC, Kilmarnock FC and Stenhousemuir FC, he got the itch for a new challenge across the pond. Ross left Scotland for New Jersey to accept a position as...
  • Indy Eleven to play at Lucas Oil Stadium

    Report: Indy Eleven to play at Lucas Oil Stadium

    INDIANAPOLIS — After weeks of negotiating a deal to bring the Indy Eleven to Lucas Oil Stadium, the club and the city’s Capital Improvement Board (CIB) have finally come to terms for use of the venue, per a report from WISH-TV on Monday morning citing “a source with knowledge...
  • Nemanja Vukovic

    Franco, Vukovic latest Indy Eleven roster casualties

    INDIANAPOLIS — As the Indy Eleven’s 2018 roster begins to take shape, one thing is blatantly evident: New head coach Martin Rennie wants an entirely revamped defense. Just days after ex-captain Colin Falvey announced he wouldn’t be returning to the club, fellow defenders Marco Franco and Nemanja Vukovic became...
  • Martin Rennie tactical philosophy

    Tactical Tidbits: Rennie provides glimpse into coaching philosophy

    INDIANAPOLIS — Martin Rennie is already a known commodity in American soccer circles. But he’d also been coaching Seoul E-Land FC in the South Korean second division for the past several years, so who knows what tactical philosophy the 2018 version of Rennie subscribes to? Luckily, the first-year Indy...
  • Lucas Oil Stadium turf

    Opinion: Potential hang-ups in Indy Eleven’s Lucas Oil Stadium deal

    INDIANAPOLIS — The antiquated confines of IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium have served as the home of the Indy Eleven since their inaugural 2014 campaign. For all the charm “The Mike” possesses, the beyond-dated venue has some significant drawbacks. A lack of proper locker room facilities and sufficient plumbing...
  • Chelsea leaves Carrow Road

    Chelsea, Norwich play to stalemate at Carrow Road

    With Chelsea visiting Carrow Road for a third-round FA Cup tie against in-form Norwich City, the Blues entered not expecting to have anything handed to them. In the end, the Premier League giants still got more than they bargained for. The teams played to a scoreless stalemate after Chelsea...
  • Canaries enter 2018

    Canaries begin 2018 on run of good form

    Daniel Farke’s bumpy inaugural tenure at Norwich City certainly hasn’t been without hiccups. But based on current form — if you’re into that sort of thing — the Canaries have looked the part lately under the first-year manager. The historic English club’s youthful attack has gotten healthier and rounded...
  • NPSL offseason - Atlantic City FC

    NPSL offseason equals busy season thus far

    The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) hasn’t exactly been twiddling its thumbs this offseason. With nine new clubs announced, even before the calendar rolled over, the league is set to expand upon its already-extensive roster for the 2018 season. “After managing literally hundreds of expansion inquiries throughout the year,...
  • Midwest Business Funding

    Midwest Business Funding re-ups Indy Saints FC sponsorship for 2018

    CARMEL, Ind. — A partnership between Indy Saints FC and Midwest Business Funding that spawned earlier this year in the Saints’ inaugural season will be renewed for 2018, the two parties told Soc Takes on Friday. Midwest Business Funding will sponsor both the men’s and women’s Indy Saints FC...
  • Monmouth Generals FC

    Monmouth Generals FC reveals club details

    The Garden State has a new club set to take the pitch in 2018 that will play in a league bearing the same name. Monmouth Generals FC, based out of Monmouth County, N.J., will participate in the Garden State Soccer League (GSSL) Summer League beginning in the summer of...
  • Midwest Pro Soccer Combine

    Emphasis on quality at Midwest Pro Soccer Combine

    The second-annual Midwest Pro Soccer Combine is set for Dec. 18-19 at Legacy Center Sports Complex in Brighton, Mich. And just like the inaugural edition, the focus is once again on quality over quantity. Rather than accepting every applicant willing to fork up the bread for a chance to...