• 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...
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    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...
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    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 31: PRFC fundraising, NASL-USSF saga & Butler soccer

    The three hosts discuss the GoFundMe page created to help the staff of Puerto Rico FC recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria before shifting gears to the NASL-USSF saga and some local Butler soccer chatter. LISTEN HERE *** Support Soc Takes on Patreon for access to patron-only...
  • Soc Takes Pod Ep. 30

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 30: NASL to lose DII status

    FiftyFive.One managing editor Wes Burdine joins the panel to chat about his story that broke Tuesday regarding the U.S. Soccer Federation’s decision to strip the NASL of Division II status in 2018. The panel discusses the decision’s impact on NASL clubs before analyzing Minnesota United FC’s recent uptick in...
  • Soc Takes Pod Ep. 29

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 29: Eleven and USMNT troubles, Butler soccer and Mayor’s Cup

    KJ and Aaron run the gamut of Indiana soccer — Indy Eleven, Butler Bulldogs, Indiana Hoosiers and the Mayor’s International Futsal Cup — while celebrating the birth/signing of Soc Takes’ third designated player. LISTEN HERE *** Soc Takes is on Patreon. Get access to patron-only Soc Takes Pod episodes,...
  • Dennis Crowley

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 28: Dennis Crowley talks claim filing, pro/rel

    Kingston Stockade FC owner Dennis Crowley guests on the panel to discuss his and Miami FC owner Riccardo Silva’s claim filed in the Court of Arbitration for Sports. The two clubs are suing the USSF, FIFA and CONCACAF to force U.S. Soccer to implement a system of promotion and...
  • Cincinnati Soccer Talk

    Nipun Chopra helps preview FC Cincy-Miami FC on Cincinnati Soccer Talk

    Our very own Nipun Chopra helps our good friends at Cincinnati Soccer Talk preview the pushed-back-due-to-weather U.S. Open Cup match between FC Cincinnati and Miami FC. Originally scheduled for July 12, a nasty storm delayed — and ultimately postponed — the game, forcing an August make-up date. Watch: Nipun...
  • Gold Cup

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 27: USMNT hoists Gold Cup

    The Big Lead’s Ryan Phillips guests on this late-night edition of the Soc Takes Pod in which the panel dissects the U.S. men’s national team’s 2-1 victory over Jamaica to win the 2017 Gold Cup. Jordan Morris’ heroic finish in the 90th minute broke the deadlock. The USMNT saw...
  • NYRB II - John Wolyniec

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 26: John Wolyniec talks NYRB II, player development

    New York Red Bulls II head coach John Wolyniec chats with the panel about his defending-champion USL club, player development and his lengthy background in the game. LISTEN HERE *** Soc Takes is on Patreon. Get access to patron-only Soc Takes Pod episodes, exclusive written content and tier rewards....
  • Miami-Cincy

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 24: Miami-Cincy preview, Eleven-Cosmos recap

    The panel discusses the penultimate week of the NASL spring season in which Miami FC clinched the spring title with a 7-0 destruction of the San Francisco Deltas. The upcoming U.S. Open Cup match between Miami FC and FC Cincinnati also gets heavily previewed. LISTEN HERE Soc Takes is...
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    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 22: Eleven-Cosmos preview

    The fellas talk about their trip to the Indy Eleven training grounds ahead of Tuesday’s match at the New York Cosmos. They also revisit the SF soccer scene and discuss all the latest stories at SocTakes.com. LISTEN HERE Soc Takes is now on Patreon. Support the staff while getting...