• 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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

    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...
  • Buck Stops Here

    The buck stops here

    The word ¨upset¨ is commonly used in these situations. Sometimes the clear favorite loses to the underdog, but Indy fans aren´t upset. They are fuming. There will be no excuses and no media spin will sugar coat this sour taste. The Indy Eleven failed to advance against an amateur...
  • Wednesday night MLS

    KJ’s Wednesday night MLS plays

    2017 record: 17-17 Profit/loss: -3.16 With five MLS matches on the docket Wednesday evening, I simply can’t wait until the weekend to unleash my inner degen. There are too many losers winners to be picked. Here are my Week 12 Wednesday night MLS plays: Philadelphia Union/Houston Dynamo Draw +255 Risk 39.22...
  • Amani Walker

    Hat trick earns Albion SC PROS striker Amani Walker NPSL Player of the Week honors

    The entire Albion SC PROS squad had a performance to remember last weekend in Albion’s 7-3 home thrashing of fellow Cali club City of Angels FC. And perhaps no one will recall the match as fondly as forward Amani Walker, who coolly bagged a hat trick. Walker’s three-goal performance...
  • Indy Eleven injury report

    There is no question about it. If this were the Oregon Trail, the Indy Eleven would have snake bite. Teams get injuries and players need rest, but this season’s injury list has been off the charts already through six games. The best news out of all of this is that...
  • Passage - SoccerStub

    NPSL announces partnership with SoccerStub

    In an effort to streamline and standardize the ticket-buying process, the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) has partnered with SoccerStub, a division of Passage, Inc. that provides ticketing and payment services in addition to revenue reporting. The deal makes SoccerStub the official ticketing provider for the NPSL, a fourth-division...
  • NPSL continues

    NPSL continues to expand and aims to prevent exits

      This is part two of our NPSL story. Make sure you check out part one here. Thoughts on D3 The NPSL is preparing for a strong year. The league just kicked off their season with 96 teams, and that number is expected to rise significantly this year, based...
  • Andy Craven joins OKC Energy

    Soc Takes understands that OKC Energy have signed Andy Craven as a trade deal for Danni Konig; as first reported by Soc Takes. The 25-year-old striker heads back to OKC Energy having made just three appearances for FCC. His final appearance against Bethlehem Steel resulted in him being given a four-game...