• NPSL semifinals

    Staff predictions: NPSL semifinals

    Four clubs will take the pitch Saturday in the NPSL national semifinals, two of which will punch their tickets to the final. CD Aguiluchos USA visits the Elm City Express in the first semifinal at 7 p.m. ET, while Detroit City FC hosts Midland-Odessa FC in the other with...
  • Indy Eleven goal celebration

    Supporter’s multi-day road trip inspires Indy win in Edmonton

    Hardcore Indy Eleven supporter Tony Hebenstreit had done this before, six times to be exact. But something about this time was different — way different. Maybe it was the distance; maybe it was the result; maybe it was everything. Hebenstreit decided to do the unthinkable: drive from Indianapolis to...
  • 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...
  • Carmelo Anthony

    Tom Payne optimistic and critical toward NASL and own club, Puerto Rico FC

    Puerto Rico FC has had a difficult year. Off-field issues have combined with poor performances on-field. Before the kickoff of Puerto Rico’s first fall season game against North Carolina FC, Soc Takes caught up with PRFC president Tom Payne to discuss the health of the NASL, the search for...
  • Patreon - soccer content

    Soc Takes is creating soccer content on Patreon

    Have you enjoyed our content? Would you like the chance to get special access to extra content and other quirky rewards, while also supporting the staff? Please consider becoming a Soc Takes patron by setting up a monthly recurring donation. Click below to become a member of Soc Takes’...
  • 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...
  • City of Angels FC

    How City of Angels FC put together a venue, team, kit and badge in just two weeks

    City of Angels FC are the club that appear to have it all. Sting, the rock icon, wears branded T-shirts on stage at his concerts; Cobi Jones, the former United States international, is the newly appointed director of football; they recently put on a soccer clinic with Manchester United and have...
  • 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....
  • Mike Petke

    Video: RSL coach Mike Petke goes ape on MLS officiating

    After an intense 90 minutes of play, Real Salt Lake and Sporting Kansas City settled for a 1-1 draw Saturday night in Sandy, Utah. Goals on either side of halftime by RSL’s Luis Silva and SKC’s Benny Feilhaber cemented the scoreline. While there was plenty of action on the...
  • VAR

    How will VAR affect the beautiful game?

    With the MLS break now over, the conversation of the incorporation of VAR (Video Assistant Referee) into the game continues to heat up. With both Major League Soccer and the Bundesliga looking to incorporate VAR, it’ll be interesting to look at exactly what the technology is and what it...