• Colin Falvey

    NASL Power Rankings: Week 13

      Miami FC are running away with the rankings at this point. Can anyone stop them? Miami are the outright leaders and sit 7 points clear of the Deltas and the Cosmos after 12 games. They have 27 points! They have the best offense (21 goals for), the best...
  • Nippert Stadium

    Video: Roar of 30K FC Cincinnati supporters at Nippert Stadium

    CINCINNATI — FC Cincinnati supporters packed Nippert Stadium in droves for the club’s 1-nil U.S. Open Cup win over big brother Columbus Crew SC in the “Hell Is Real Derby.” After a frenetic few minutes of stoppage time, the home side held on to advance to face the Chicago...
  • Miami FC

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 19: Could Miami FC compete in MLS?

    Join us for another episode of the #SocTakesPod as we dissect all the NASL action from the weekend. The panel debates whether Vincenzo Rennella has positioned himself as the front-runner for the NASL Golden Boot award, and if Miami FC could theoretically compete in MLS with its existing roster....
  • Indy Eleven updates

    Indy Eleven updates: Good news-bad news

    The bad news first Tanner Thompson left last week’s game with a concussion. It’s a symptom of the plague of injuries that have befallen the Indy Eleven during the course of the season. While his injury is being taken seriously, it’s not a permanent setback. Thompson is expected to...
  • Hell Is Real Derby

    FC Cincinnati douses Columbus Crew SC in ‘Hell Is Real Derby’

    CINCINNATI — When MLS’ Columbus Crew SC and the USL’s FC Cincinnati meet it’s called the “Hell Is Real Derby” for a reason. And no, it’s not just because of an awkward billboard that displays the phrase on Interstate 71 between the two Ohio cities. OK, so it is, but...
  • Sarah McLachlan

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 18: USOC and the sweet sounds of Sarah McLachlan

    The guys review USA-Mexico and Indy Eleven-Jacksonville Armada FC before turning their focus to Wednesday’s U.S. Open Cup match between USL side FC Cincinnati and MLS’ Columbus Crew SC — all while digesting the soothing tunes of Sarah McLachlan. LISTEN HERE Thumbnail photo credit: Jason Squires/WireImage Note: Impromptu use...
  • Boca Raton FC

    Boca Raton FC settling into NPSL groove

    Snagging six points across two matches in the NPSL is hardly child’s play, even on a home stand. And when you’re the new kid on the block in an established league, doing so on the road is damn near cause for celebration. Boca Raton FC did just that after dropping its...
  • USL D3

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 16: Steven Short talks USL D3

    The panel welcomes USL Division 3 vice president Steven Short on to discuss the new league, which is still in its formative stages and plans to debut in 2019. Short also touches on the appeal of two Indiana markets: Ft. Wayne and Evansville. LISTEN HERE Thumbnail photo credit: USL...
  • vs. Jacksonville Armada FC

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 17: Indy Eleven vs. Jacksonville Armada FC preview

    Aaron provides an Indy Eleven injury update from the training grounds, then he and Kevin break down Indy’s Saturday home match vs. Jacksonville Armada FC: LISTEN HERE You can follow Soc Takes on Twitter @SocTakes....
  • Totti

    New York Cosmos: Three strikers in, one striker out?

    As Calciomercato.com reported on June 1st, NY Cosmos may hijack Totti’s possible move to Miami FC. Soc Takes understands that Cosmos are indeed interested in signing the Italian legend, but have not yet approached him directly. Currently, the club seem to simply be ascertaining Totti’s level of interest in Cosmos based...
  • Djiby

    Djiby’s return helps lift FC Cincinnati over Louisville City FC

    CINCINNATI — A potent striker returned to the FC Cincinnati lineup Wednesday night and immediately provided his club a huge boost. If you’re looking for a corny pop culture reference, you could say FC Cincy was “Gettin’ Djiby Wit It.” With a spot in the next round of the U.S....
  • USOC Preview: FC Cincinnati hosts Louisville City FC

    The US Open Cup returns to Nippert Stadium where FC Cincinnati will host Louisville City FC on Wednesday May 31. The United Soccer League rivals are familiar with each other, but this will be their first meeting in the USOC. Both teams advanced to round three of America’s famed...
  • louisville city fc preview

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 15: FC Cincinnati vs. Louisville City FC preview

    Kevin and Nipun preview Wednesday’s U.S. Open Cup match between FC Cincinnati and Louisville City FC for which they’ll be on hand. The panel also recaps the Indy Eleven’s 2-1 loss at FC Edmonton on Saturday, Indy’s third consecutive NASL loss and fourth straight across all competitions. Listen: You can...
  • Adrian Whitbread

    The Englishman, the Rich Port and the homeless Barracuda

    In 2017, Puerto Rico FC have yet to win a game. They’re dead last in the NASL table, and recently ran a five-game losing streak before drawing at Miami FC on Saturday. This abysmal start led to the dismissal of their head coach, Adrian Whitbread, who had been at the...
  • Live blog

    Live blog: FC Edmonton vs. Indy Eleven

    Join us tonight for our FC Edmonton vs. Indy Eleven live blog. Kickoff is at 9 p.m. ET and we’ll go live at 8:45 to share some pre-match thoughts. Join the conversation below: Live Blog Live blog: FC Edmonton vs. Indy Eleven   You can follow Soc Takes on...
  • Colin Falvey

    Eleven’s struggles weigh heavily on captain’s mind

    INDIANAPOLIS — The mounting frustration was visible on Indy Eleven captain Colin Falvey’s face even before he opened his mouth. In fact, his solemn gaze wasn’t just visible, it was indelible. The scoreboard spoke for him: Miami FC 2, Indy Eleven 0. Falvey had just gone a full 90 with...
  • injury

    Indy Eleven injury report and starting XI predictions

    Injuries continue to hamper the Indy Eleven roster. A familiar name returns to the report, but there are still options for head coach Tim Hankinson. The Soc Takes crew has carefully considered the available personnel for this weekend’s matchup vs. FC Edmonton. There is a problem though. The gang...
  • Dario Suarez

    Two braces win AFC Ann Arbor’s Dario Suarez Player of the Week

    Dario Suarez is one of the most potent attackers in the NPSL. With four career caps for the Cuba national team, that probably goes without saying. After netting four goals last weekend, he’s been named the NPSL Week 11 Mitre National Player of the Week. The AFC Ann Arbor forward...
  • road trip

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 14: Cincy road trip, Indy-Edmonton preview

    The panel previews Saturday’s game between two reeling clubs in the Indy Eleven and FC Edmonton. The focus then shifts to the U20 USMNT’s 1-0 win over Senegal that moved the team into first place in Group F. Finally, the fellas get stoked for their upcoming Soc Takes road trip to...
  • Potential South Oklahoma City/Norman team in the NPSL

    The background When Soc Takes spoke to NPSL chairman Joe Barone, he recognized that NPSL has a heavier presence on the coasts than it does in the central time zone. Currently, there is no NPSL team in Oklahoma City (a team in nearby Tulsa – Tulsa Athletic – has...
  • Soc Takes Pod Ep. 13: NASL, Eleven budget & U20 USMNT talk

    The crew analyzes the successful weekend that NASL road teams enjoyed before trying to figure out some of the issues with the Indy Eleven. The fellas debate if it’s OK or warranted to boo players, then close out with some nostalgic U20 U.S. men’s national team chatter. Listen: Thumbnail photo...
  • Soc Takes Pod

    NASL Power Rankings

    This 2017 NASL season was always going to be odd. Eight teams are going to become mighty familiar with each other and league tables don’t always tell the full story when trying to consider the best of the best. Miami FC is a safe pick for the leagues best...
  • postgame Periscope

    Indy Eleven vs. Miami FC postgame Periscope

    Nipun does a postgame Periscope to analyze everything that happened on the pitch this weekend in the NASL. Watch: Talking @naslofficial gameweek. Focus on #INDvMIA . #SFDvJAX #PRFCvNCFC . Also, #MUFC chat & changes at #PRFC. @the… https://t.co/m2hLHNGK5O — Nipun Chopra, PhD (@NipunChopra7) May 21, 2017 You can follow...
  • Indy Forever

    The sky isn’t falling for Indy XI

    Guys, after having slept on it, let’s have some perspective. The sky is not falling down. As an eternal pessimist, I’m in this weird role where I feel that some of the reaction to the game has been too negative. We all care about this club, and your opinion...