• MLS Cup radial bracket

    MLS playoffs: MLS Cup radial bracket

    With the two conference semifinals set for tonight, it’s time to unveil the MLS Cup radial bracket. Columbus Crew SC hosts Toronto FC at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the Seattle Sounders and Houston Dynamo kicking off at 9:30 in Houston. Follow John on Twitter: @JohnMLTX. Support Soc Takes on...
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    Rumor: Sunil Gulati considering not running for USSF president

    Sunil Gulati is considering not running for the office of U.S. Soccer president in February, according to a source close to the situation. Soc Takes could not independently corroborate the information. The Allahabad-born Gulati has served as president of U.S. Soccer since 2006 and currently also serves on the FIFA...
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    USSF attempted to prevent NASL from future antitrust litigation

    As Soc Takes revealed on Twitter last week, the NASL and USSF were in discussions to facilitate a continuation of the league at the D2 level. This story was independently confirmed by former Empire of Soccer editor-in-chief Dave Martinez and Jeff Rueter. Since then, reports from Michael Lewis of Front Row...
  • Gallery: Bulldogs advance in 1st round of NCAA tourney

    INDIANAPOLIS — A brace from sophomore forward Brandon Guhl combined with a clean sheet from goalkeeper Eric Dick & Co. propelled Butler to a 2-nil victory over Lipscomb in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Gallery: Follow Robbie on Twitter: @RobbMeh. Support Soc Takes on Patreon for access to...
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    Emphasis on quality at Midwest Pro Soccer Combine

    The second-annual Midwest Pro Soccer Combine is set for Dec. 18-19 at Legacy Center Sports Complex in Brighton, Mich. And just like the inaugural edition, the focus is once again on quality over quantity. Rather than accepting every applicant willing to fork up the bread for a chance to...
  • Jimmy Nielsen resigns as coach of OKC Energy

    Multiple sources inform Soc Takes that Energy FC head coach Jimmy Nielsen has left the Oklahoma City club, taking his staff – Mark Howard, Chris Spendlove and James Ritchie – with him. The Energy enjoyed a strong second half of the USL season, propagating them to the semifinal of...
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    Preki expected to be head coach of Cal United FC

    Soc Takes has learned that Predrag Radosavljević (Preki) is poised to take over as the first head coach of Cal United FC. The nascent club, at present poised to play in the NASL in 2018, was initially expected to begin the season with Eric Wynalda at the helm. Recently, Wynalda...
  • Harrisburg City Islanders

    Harrisburg City Islanders to be sold and rebranded?

    Recently, a website for “Penn FC” was posted to the USL subreddit, along with speculation that the Harrisburg City Islanders might become Penn FC for 2018. If we dig a little deeper, the signs look a lot stronger. For one, if you remove the “under construction” element, you get the...
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    3 Indiana schools among 48 vying for College Cup

    It’s a little early for March Madness. Luckily, November Madness has arrived. The NCAA released the draw for the 2017 Men’s College Cup on Monday. The two semifinals and final will be held Dec. 8 and Dec. 10, respectively, at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia. Three Indiana teams made...
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    USL playoffs: USL Cup radial bracket

    With Louisville City FC and the Swope Park Rangers squaring off for the USL Cup tonight, it’s time to unveil the USL Cup radial bracket: Follow John on Twitter: @JohnMLTX. Support Soc Takes on Patreon for access to patron-only Soc Takes Pod episodes, exclusive written content and tier rewards. Click here to...