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  • Nemanja Vukovic injury

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 7: Indy Eleven injury update, NASL weekend preview

    Aaron Gunyon joins host Kevin Johnston to make sense of the latest injury news out of Indy Eleven. The panel also previews Indy’s Saturday clash at first-place Jacksonville Armada FC and a few other matches on the docket this weekend, before answering an excellent Twitter question from listener Jon...
  • Matt Doyle

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 6: MLS talk with ‘Armchair Analyst’ Matt Doyle

    We’re joined by MLSsoccer.com senior writer Matt Doyle this week to discuss the state of U.S. Soccer, Atlanta United FC’s impressive start and the 180-degree turnaround by Minnesota United FC. The “Armchair Analyst” also sizes up the USMNT talent pool and talks about his background in the game from the media side. Listen:...
  • Soc Takes

    Indy Eleven vs. San Francisco Deltas postgame Periscope

    Nipun Chopra shares his thoughts via Periscope on the nil-nil draw between the Indy Eleven and San Francisco Deltas. Watch: Indy Eleven v San Fran Deltas recap. Plus #NASL chat. https://t.co/akflUpotTD — Nipun Chopra, PhD (@NipunChopra7) April 22, 2017 You can follow Soc Takes on Twitter @SocTakes....
  • Division III

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 5: Division III, USL and NASL banter

    Aaron Gunyon and Kevin Johnston join host Nipun Chopra, who discusses his breaking story regarding the possible formation of a new Division III league in U.S. Soccer. The panel then shifts its focus to the NASL, where Aaron analyzes the Jacksonville Armada’s red-hot start. And finally, Kevin recaps the Louisville City...
  • Soc Takes

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 4: NASL Week 3 roundup

    New Soc Takes correspondent Brandon Evans joins Aaron Gunyon, Nipun Chopra and Kevin Johnston to break down all the action from NASL Week 3. We focus on the Puerto Rico FC-Indy Eleven match and briefly touch on all the others as well. We also revisit some of the stories...
  • NASL Cast

    NASL Cast invites Nipun Chopra on to discuss league, season

    Our own Nipun Chopra joins host Chad Irvine on the NASL Cast podcast to chat about their early season impressions two weeks into the 2017 NASL campaign. They also touch on viable markets for league expansion. Listen: Be sure to follow NASL Cast on PodBean and Twitter to catch all...
  • Grant Wahl

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 3: SI’s Grant Wahl talks Arena, Klinsmann, Pulisic, MLS expansion

    Sports Illustrated senior writer Grant Wahl joins the panel to discuss the differences between Bruce Arena and Jurgen Klinsmann, young Borussia Dortmund and U.S. national team phenom Christian Pulisic, and the cities most likely to have their Major League Soccer bids accepted. Use the hashtag #SocTakesPod to join the...
  • Soc Takes

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 2: Breaking down Indy Eleven’s season opener

    Join host Nipun Chopra alongside Aaron Gunyon and Kevin Johnston as the panel breaks down the Indy Eleven’s season-opening 1-1 draw with the expansion San Francisco Deltas. Subtopics include Eamon Zayed coming off the bench, the performance of the Eleven center backs, Gerardo Torrado’s strengths and weaknesses, the Turkish...
  • Feuerstein's Fire

    Aaron Gunyon joins Feuerstein’s Fire to preview 2017 NASL season

    Soc Takes correspondent Aaron Gunyon joins the Feuerstein’s Fire podcast to preview the upcoming 2017 North American Soccer League spring season along with host Daniel Feuerstein and special guests Tommy Hodul, Neil Morris, Steven Sandor, David Kilpatrick and Logan Alexander. Listen: Thanks to @Hodulbass @AGunyon @ByNeilMorris @stevensandor @ItsLogie @DrDKilpatrick...
  • Rishi Sehgal

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 1: Featuring NASL interim commissioner Rishi Sehgal

    We’re joined by North American Soccer League interim commissioner Rishi Sehgal in our first-ever episode of the Soc Takes Pod. Listen as we discuss the 2017 NASL season, increased financial transparency and new mechanisms to ensure all clubs make payroll. Photo credit: NASL.com Follow us on Twitter @SocTakes and join...
  • Soccer City

    Kevin Johnston appears on Soccer City to preview Louisville City FC vs. Indy Eleven

    Louisville City FC’s official radio show on AM 790 KRD, Soccer City, invited our own Kevin Johnston on the program to preview today’s preseason match between LouCity and the Indy Eleven in Evansville. The topics included what to expect in today’s final dress rehearsal and the growing rivalry between the two...
  • Indy Eleven

    Indy Eleven don’t have kit sponsor yet

    Recently, rumors emerged that next season’s Indy Eleven kits will be sponsored by Adidas. While four independent sources informed Soc Takes that Adidas would indeed be next year’s kit sponsor, it turns out those reports were either premature or incorrect. Larry Linde, Director of Corporate Partnerships at Indy Eleven, informed...
  • Lynn Williams

    USWNT upends No. 2 Germany behind Lynn Williams tally

    The U.S. women’s national team used a strong defensive performance and a second-half goal from forward Lynn Williams to best Germany 1-0 at the SheBelieves Cup in Philadelphia. We’re baaaaaaaaack! 🇺🇸 Introducing your #USWNT Starting XI for #USAvGER. Lineup notes: https://t.co/ewx0c4Fk23 pic.twitter.com/FarjpHaODy — U.S. Soccer WNT (@ussoccer_wnt) March 1,...
  • Soccer Down Here

    Nipun Chopra joins Soccer Down Here podcast to talk #ATL2018

    Our very own Nipun Chopra guested on the Soccer Down Here podcast Tuesday morning to talk about the NASL-to-Atlanta situation. If you missed his story from last week on the topic, you can read it here....
  • Mix Diskerud

    Mix Diskerud gets emo regarding NYCFC role

    Out of favor with his current club and with no answer in sight, New York City FC midfielder Mix Diskerud voiced his displeasure on Instagram in a poem. Somebody told me I’m not part of a plan and if he was I – he’d run like the others ran...
  • Orlando City SC

    Video: Sneak peek at beautiful new Orlando City Stadium

    Kaka, Antonio Nocerino and Jonathan Spector marvel at the gorgeous confines of Orlando City Stadium, the new home of Orlando City SC. Built just a few blocks directly east of their previous digs, Camping World Stadium, the Lions will officially open the new stadium on March 5 when they host New...
  • Acura

    Columbus Crew SC reveals new kit partnership

    In 2014, the then-Columbus Crew re-branded their image with a new crest and name change to Columbus Crew SC. On Friday, the club announced another small tweak to its image: a new primary jersey sponsor. Acura is Crew SC’s new partner, replacing former sponsor Barbasol. The club, of course, also unveiled...
  • Benny Feilhaber

    Video: Sporting Kansas City’s Benny Feilhaber scores goal with face

    Benny Feilhaber has given fans plenty of highlights over the years, but expect to see his latest goal-scoring feat on SportsCenter’s Not-Top 10 list. Feilhaber, who was recently called back into the U.S. national team, had an interesting squabble with the ball during training as he took it out...
  • Soc Takes

    Video: Indy Eleven coach Tim Hankinson has a message to pass along

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  • MLS Fantasy

    Join Soc Takes’ MLS fantasy league

    With the 2017 Major League Soccer season fast approaching, there’s no better time than now to sign up and start managing your fantasy squad. Register your team at MLSsoccer.com, then join private league No. 11855-2312. Battle it out with the Soc Takes staff and readers over the course of the...
  • UCL, Barca, PSG, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona

    Gallery: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Barcelona

    PARIS — The first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie between Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona kicked off today at Parc des Princes, ending in a 4-0 thrashing by the home side. The loss leaves Barcelona in a world of trouble — facing a 0-4 aggregate deficit...