• Tactical Tidbits: Josh Penn shows pedigree in Indy Eleven debut

    The show Josh Penn put on in the Indy Eleven’s 2-1 loss to Saint Louis FC on Saturday was so enthralling that the only thing missing was Teller. The U-19 U.S. men’s national team member and Indiana Hoosiers commit regularly diced up opponents on the left flank and showed...
  • Eastern Conference Part I

    2019 USL Championship mega preview: Eastern Conference Part I

    Welcome back to the 2019 USL mega preview covering every single one of the 36 teams contesting the 2019 USL Championship season. The first two installments, covering the teams in the Western Conference, are already live. Click here for Part I and here for Part II. This time, we’re...
  • Giovani Dos Santos

    Giovani Dos Santos: So much unfulfilled potential

    Once upon a time, in the land of the Inca culture, a talented young man was disputing a U-17 World Cup. Born in Mexico but with Brazilian blood in his veins, Giovani Dos Santos impressed the soccer world with his speed, dribbling and the educated touch he possessed. His...
  • USSF Division III

    2019 USL Championship mega preview: Western Conference Part II

    Welcome back to the 2019 USL mega preview series, covering every single one of the 36 teams contesting the 2019 USL Championship season. If you missed Part I, go check it out here. We left off halfway through the Western Conference, so we’ll pick up right there and dive...
  • Rennie

    Opinion: Rennie tips hand in Eleven’s preseason finale

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Indy Eleven manager Martin Rennie somewhat prides himself on being cryptic about his lineups and tactics, especially during the preseason. The first time I interviewed him and inquired about his coaching philosophy shortly after he took the job, he told me he didn’t want to give...
  • 2019 USL Championship

    2019 USL Championship mega preview: Western Conference Part I

    It’s almost time for USL action once again. The league is back as the permanent Division 2 league with a new brand, loads of new teams and some exciting changes for the 2019 season. The USL is now fresh off a (relatively) quiet offseason. No teams folded, no new...
  • Greenville Triumph SC

    Greenville Triumph SC reveals inaugural kits, sponsor

    Greenville Triumph SC has revealed the kits it’ll don in its inaugural season — and also announced a partnership with ScanSource as a primary shirt sponsor — as the team prepares to take the pitch in USL League One. The club held a press conference Wednesday afternoon at ScanSource,...
  • Lower Division Soccer Summit

    Boca Raton FC’s Lower Division Soccer Summit set for March 30-31

    Boca Raton FC will host the first-ever Lower Division Soccer Summit the weekend of March 30, the club announced Monday. The event is invitation only and will be held at a to-be-determined location in Boca Raton, Fla. Inspired in part by Chattanooga FC’s Summit for American Soccer in 2018,...
  • brutal conditions

    Indy, Nashville fight to draw in brutal conditions

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – In the final preseason fixture for both sides ahead of the start of the 2019 USL Championship season, the Indy Eleven and Nashville SC battled to a nil-nil draw Saturday afternoon at Arad McCutchan Stadium on the campus of the University of Evansville. An absurdly choppy...
  • Sepa

    Opinion: Kepa shows he has balls but only ends up being a dick

    “No, no, no!” Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga yelled to the bench at the dawn of the Carabao Cup extra time. His hands and gestures denoted frustration when Chelsea’s manager Maurizio Sarri ordered the substitution. When the local sound announced that Willy Caballero was taking Kepa’s place, the Spaniard goalkeeper...
  • season ticket info

    GM blog: Old Bhoys tryouts, friendlies, season tickets

    The last weekend of February saw Old Bhoys SC hold another tryout for the upcoming 2019 roster, as well as some schedule updates with the addition of friendlies to round out the complete UPSL-based slate. 2019 continues to take shape, with the Old Bhoys announcing on the 24th of...
  • Soc Takes - 2019 MLS Fantasy

    Join Soc Takes’ 2019 MLS Fantasy league

    It’s that time of year again. With the start of the MLS regular season a week away, the 2019 MLS Fantasy game through MLSsoccer.com has opened up. That means it’s high time to launch Soc Takes’ annual points league. Click here to join the league, or by registering and...