• 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...
  • louisville city fc preview

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 15: FC Cincinnati vs. Louisville City FC preview

    Kevin and Nipun preview Wednesday’s U.S. Open Cup match between FC Cincinnati and Louisville City FC for which they’ll be on hand. The panel also recaps the Indy Eleven’s 2-1 loss at FC Edmonton on Saturday, Indy’s third consecutive NASL loss and fourth straight across all competitions. Listen: You can...
  • 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...
  • road trip

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 14: Cincy road trip, Indy-Edmonton preview

    The panel previews Saturday’s game between two reeling clubs in the Indy Eleven and FC Edmonton. The focus then shifts to the U20 USMNT’s 1-0 win over Senegal that moved the team into first place in Group F. Finally, the fellas get stoked for their upcoming Soc Takes road trip to...
  • 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...