• 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....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Michigan Bucks-Indy Eleven

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 12: Eleven-Bucks USOC game, Indy-Miami rematch preview

    The panel previews the upcoming U.S. Open Cup match between the Michigan Bucks and Indy Eleven while exploring some surprising ties the Bucks have to the Eleven roster. The guys then shift their focus to previewing Indy’s Saturday rematch against Miami FC. Listen: You can follow Soc Takes on...
  • Poku

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 11: Poku flourishing for ‘The’ Miami FC

    The panel discusses this Saturday’s NASL showdown between Miami FC and Indy Eleven. Aaron provides an Eleven injury update and Kevin assesses Kwadwo Poku’s development with rave reviews. They also ramble on about Indy’s projected starting XI and new white away kits, and the U.S. Open Cup. Listen: First-place Miami...
  • Don't Stop Believin

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 10: Don’t Stop Believin’

    The panel breaks down all the action from the four NASL weekend matches while awkwardly tying in a Journey motif. “Don’t Stop Believin'” — ever. Listen: Thumbnail image credit: Journey/Nomota LLC You can follow Soc Takes on Twitter @SocTakes....
  • Soc Takes Pod

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 9: Indy-Edmonton preview, Indy player signings

    Permanent Relegation podcaster Andy Baumgartner converses with regulars Aaron Gunyon and Kevin Johnston about the Indy Eleven’s 1-1 draw against Jacksonville Armada FC before previewing Indy’s upcoming match with FC Edmonton. The panel also analyzes what the two new player signings mean for the club, then breaks down Justin Braun’s...
  • Kartik Krishnaiyer

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 8: From A to Z with Kartik Krishnaiyer

    Boca Raton FC director of communications and one of the sharpest soccer minds around, Kartik Krishnaiyer, joins Aaron, Nipun and Kevin to discuss literally every soccer league in America. Strap in and enjoy the ride. Listen: You can follow Soc Takes on Twitter @SocTakes....
  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • 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....