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    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...
  • 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...
  • USSF lawsuit

    Listen: NASL holds conference call on antitrust lawsuit

    The NASL held a conference call Thursday afternoon regarding its federal antitrust lawsuit against the USSF. NASL chairman and New York Cosmos owner Rocco B. Commisso, Winston & Strawn LLP co-executive chairman Jeffrey Kessler and NASL interim commissioner Rishi Sehgal were the speakers. Each made opening remarks before taking...
  • Inverted Triangle Neil Morris

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 32: Neil Morris chats NASL vs. USSF

    Inverted Triangle podcast host and WRAL writer Neil Morris guests on the Soc Takes Pod panel to talk about the NASL’s federal antitrust lawsuit filed against the U.S. Soccer Federation, as well as his background in sports journalism. LISTEN HERE Support Soc Takes on Patreon for access to patron-only...
  • Hurricane Maria

    Help Puerto Rico FC in aftermath of Hurricane Maria

    Please join us in supporting Puerto Rico’s recovery effort following the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. The storm wreaked widespread havoc on the Caribbean island, even damaging Puerto Rico FC’s Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium. Parts of Puerto Rico may be without power for months, according to some estimates. We’re...
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    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 31: PRFC fundraising, NASL-USSF saga & Butler soccer

    The three hosts discuss the GoFundMe page created to help the staff of Puerto Rico FC recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria before shifting gears to the NASL-USSF saga and some local Butler soccer chatter. LISTEN HERE *** Support Soc Takes on Patreon for access to patron-only...
  • USSF lawsuit

    NASL sues USSF: Soc Takes contributors weigh in

    The North American Soccer League (NASL) has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF), the league announced Tuesday. In wake of the news, our contributors linked up to share their opinions on the impending litigation. Bob Williams: Seventy-one pages, 215 points of order and one last...
  • Eric Wynalda

    Wynalda asked about Pulisic during traffic stop

    File this one under awesome freaking tweets. Former U.S. men’s national team ace and current Fox Sports commentator Eric Wynalda got asked about current USMNT ace Christian Pulisic. Seems like a normal occurrence, right? Wynalda probably gets inquiries about the already polished Borussia Dortmund attacker often. But this time...
  • Bahrain

    Bahrain, Chile capture Mayor’s International Futsal Cup titles

    INDIANAPOLIS — After three days of intense futsal action in the heart of the Circle City, the Bahrain men’s team and Chile women’s squad emerged victorious in the Mayor’s International Futsal Cup. Bahrain took down Mexico in the men’s final, while Chile edged Mexico to win the women’s title....
  • Soc Takes Pod Ep. 30

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 30: NASL to lose DII status

    FiftyFive.One managing editor Wes Burdine joins the panel to chat about his story that broke Tuesday regarding the U.S. Soccer Federation’s decision to strip the NASL of Division II status in 2018. The panel discusses the decision’s impact on NASL clubs before analyzing Minnesota United FC’s recent uptick in...
  • Soc Takes Pod Ep. 29

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 29: Eleven and USMNT troubles, Butler soccer and Mayor’s Cup

    KJ and Aaron run the gamut of Indiana soccer — Indy Eleven, Butler Bulldogs, Indiana Hoosiers and the Mayor’s International Futsal Cup — while celebrating the birth/signing of Soc Takes’ third designated player. LISTEN HERE *** Soc Takes is on Patreon. Get access to patron-only Soc Takes Pod episodes,...
  • Day 2 results

    Mayor’s International Futsal Cup: Day 2 results

    INDIANAPOLIS — The second day of the Mayor’s International Futsal Cup is in the books.¬†Here are the Day 2 results, as well as the current leaders of each group: Sunday, Sept. 3 MEN’S Bosnia and Herzegovina 6, Spain 3 Honduras 9, Palestine 1 Bosnia and Herzegovina 8, Montenegro 3...