• 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Penn FC

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 35: Division II finals, Preki to Cal, Penn FC

    The panel rambles on about the NASL and USL finals, Preki’s new coaching gig at Cal United FC and the Harrisburg City Islanders’ rebrand to Penn FC. Eventually, the conversation devolves into nuggets like this one regarding a sideline red card: “It was just a classic dick move that...
  • Soc Takes

    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...
  • 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...