Soc Takes

  • Detroit City FC - Ben Pirmann

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 41: Detroit City FC manager Ben Pirmann

    Detroit City FC head coach and Michigan State men’s soccer assistant coach Ben Pirmann guests alongside co-hosts Kevin Johnston and John Lenard to talk DCFC, MSU, the MLS SuperDraft, NPSL and more. Pirmann also touches on the greater Michigan soccer landscape and provides some of his recipes for success...
  • Indiana Futsal

    Soc Takes partners with local nonprofit Indiana Futsal

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 16, 2018) — Footy is alive and well in the Hoosier State, which was only achieved from the bottom up. Since the growth of the game in Indiana is dependent upon giving kids free, accessible places to play and bringing communities together, two Circle...
  • Beautiful Game Network

    Soc Takes Pod now part of Beautiful Game Network

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS and PITTSBURGH (Feb. 6, 2018) — Soc Takes and the Beautiful Game Network (BGN) are pleased to announce the Soc Takes Pod as the network’s newest member. The BGN is one of the world’s largest collectives of soccer podcasts, already boasting a roster of a dozen...
  • WPSL

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 40: WPSL, PDL, MLS banter with Matt Homonoff

    Current WPSL associate commissioner for the central region and former Des Moines Menace general manager Matt Homonoff guests on the podcast to touch on the WPSL, PDL, FC Edmonton and MLS SuperDraft. Homonoff also spent several years working in D.C. United and FC Edmonton’s front offices. In 2015, he...
  • FC Buffalo

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 39: NPSL chatter with FC Buffalo’s Nick Mendola

    FC Buffalo co-owner and NBC Sports correspondent Nick Mendola hops on the panel to discuss his club and the NPSL. The focus then switches to the Indy Eleven’s recent signings — or in some cases, not re-signings — before trying to make sense of Mix Diskerud‘s reported four-and-a-half-year deal...
  • Soc Takes Pod - Neil Morris

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 38: Martin Rennie discussion with Neil Morris

    Inverted Triangle Soccer Podcast host and WRAL Sports writer Neil Morris returns to the Soc Takes Pod to discuss the Indy Eleven’s hiring of new head coach Martin Rennie. Morris covered Rennie up close and personal from 2009-11 during Rennie’s tenure with the then-Carolina RailHawks. Co-hosts Aaron Gunyon and...
  • Sweet Baby Aaron Gunyon - Go a full 90

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 37: Go a full 90

    This one’s for you, on us. Thanks to your support and generosity, we’ve reached our stated goal of hitting the 50-patron mark. As promised, we #GoAFull90 plus stoppage time in a special episode for patrons only. Pour a drink, sit back and enjoy this off-the-rails, grab-bag edition of the...
  • Run DMB

    ‘Run DMB’ inducted into Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame

    U.S. men’s national team stalwart and recent Houston Dynamo left back DaMarcus Beasley is now a member of the Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame. “Run DMB,” who’s from Fort Wayne, Ind., was announced as an inductee for the Class of 2018 earlier this week. It is truly a honor...
  • USL - conference alignment

    USL announces 2018 conference alignment

    After a few offseason changes to its stable of clubs, the United Soccer League (USL) revealed its conference alignment for 2018 on Friday morning. With 33 total teams, the league will be divided up into 16 sides in the Eastern Conference and 17 in the Western Conference. The Mississippi...
  • Soc Takes Pod - Neil Morris

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 36: Alexi Lalas sizes up state of American soccer

    Former U.S. men’s national team defender and current FOX Soccer analyst Alexi Lalas joins the panel of Aaron Gunyon, Nipun Chopra and Kevin Johnston to size up the current state of American soccer. The U.S. Soccer presidential race is heavily discussed, along with the move of Jonathan Gonzalez to...
  • Soccer City

    ‘Soccer City’ unpacks Eleven to USL with help of Dr. of DII

    Co-hosts Lance McGarvey and Jeff Milby invite Soc Takes staff writer Nipun “The Dr. of DII” Chopra on the latest edition of “Soccer City” presented by LouCity to make sense of his breaking story that the Indy Eleven are migrating to the USL. The move is expected to officially...
  • Soccer Saturday

    Nipun Chopra talks Indy Eleven on ‘Soccer Saturday’

    Greg Rakestraw, host of 107.5 FM/1070 AM The Fan’s “Soccer Saturday,” interviewed Soc Takes staff writer Nipun Chopra on the latest episode to delve into the Indy Eleven’s eerily quiet offseason and the inner workings of SocTakes.com. The segment was pre-recorded Friday afternoon before airing Saturday, thus Nipun’s Friday...