Soc Takes

  • Front Porch Discourse

    Front Porch Discourse: Winning, losing business decisions across American soccer

    John, Ian and R.P. discuss the success — or not — of various business deals made across American soccer. They discuss the general move toward digital ticketing, the USSF ticketing structure (13:30), Chattanooga FC’s ownership drive (31:30) and try to answer if bad shirt sponsors affect soccer jersey sales...
  • Greenville Triumph SC

    Greenville Triumph SC reveals inaugural kits, sponsor

    Greenville Triumph SC has revealed the kits it’ll don in its inaugural season — and also announced a partnership with ScanSource as a primary shirt sponsor — as the team prepares to take the pitch in USL League One. The club held a press conference Wednesday afternoon at ScanSource,...
  • Front Porch Discourse

    Front Porch Discourse: MLS tiers Part II

    John and R.P. harangue Ian again over his preseason MLS rankings, taking particular exception to one team in the second tier. The gang goes through Ian’s top 14 teams. Related: Front Porch Discourse: MLS tiers Part I Follow Front Porch Discourse on Twitter: @FPDiscourse. Support Soc Takes on Patreon...
  • Front Porch Discourse

    Front Porch Discourse: MLS tiers Part I

    In an annual tradition that has spanned many podcasts, Ian presents the gang with his preseason MLS tiers while John and R.P. critique them. In this first part, they go through the bottom two tiers. Related: Front Porch Discourse: MLS tiers Part II Follow Front Porch Discourse on Twitter: @FPDiscourse....
  • MLS fantasy preview

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 60: 2019 MLS Fantasy preview

    “MLS Fantasy Boss” Reid Connelly and 2018 MLS Fantasy spring champion Tod Modisette join co-hosts Kevin Johnston and John Lenard to preview the 2019 season from a fantasy perspective. The fellas go over some of the basic MLS Fantasy tenets along with what’s new for 2019, then turn their...
  • Soc Takes - 2019 MLS Fantasy

    Join Soc Takes’ 2019 MLS Fantasy league

    It’s that time of year again. With the start of the MLS regular season a week away, the 2019 MLS Fantasy game through MLSsoccer.com has opened up. That means it’s high time to launch Soc Takes’ annual points league. Click here to join the league, or by registering and...
  • Front Porch Discourse

    Front Porch Discourse: Exciting new year for American soccer

    Co-hosts John Lenard and Ian Foster run down the exciting proofs of concept happening between American and Canadian soccer. But first, they quickly hit on a couple of frustrating developments from USL Chicago and D.C. United. Support Soc Takes on Patreon for access to exclusive content and supporter benefits. Click...
  • Front Porch Discourse

    Front Porch Discourse: Short- and long-term implications of #SavedTheCrew

    John Lenard, R.P. Kirtland and Ian Foster discuss what the success of the #SavedTheCrew movement means for MLS, U.S. Soccer, sports in America, sports everywhere else, life, the universe and everything in the latest edition of Front Porch Discourse. Support Soc Takes on Patreon for access to exclusive content...
  • Front Porch Discourse

    Front Porch Discourse partners with Soc Takes, BGN

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Feb. 8, 2018) — Front Porch Discourse has formed a new partnership with Soc Takes, and has joined the Beautiful Game Network (BGN) as well. Run by co-hosts Ian Foster, John Lenard and R.P. Kirtland, Front Porch Discourse — formerly known as Front Porch Soccer —...
  • Michigan State

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 59: CST’s Nick Seuberling

    Cincinnati Soccer Talk’s Nick Seuberling joins co-hosts Kevin Johnston and John Lenard to analyze FC Cincinnati’s roster construction ahead of the club’s first season in MLS. Seuberling also discusses his background in soccer and digital media. Support Soc Takes on Patreon for access to exclusive content and supporter benefits. Click...
  • Soc Takes TV

    Soc Takes TV: Episode 3

    WESTFIELD, Ind. — Co-hosts Kevin Johnston and Nipun Chopra size up the latest colossal news spewing out of Indy Eleven headquarters before venturing on to national and global soccer in Episode 3 of Soc Takes TV presented by Sogility. WATCH HERE Support Soc Takes on Patreon for access to...
  • Sheldon Grizzle

    Lower League America: Chattanooga FC Fan Ownership with Sheldon Grizzle

    Chattanooga FC co-founder and president Sheldon Grizzle joins co-hosts Jason Davis and Nipun Chopra to discuss the team’s recent decision to open the club up to fan ownership. The move has already proven wildly successful as the team prepares for its first season in the professional ranks as a...