• NASL

    The NASL’s decision to litigate was not unanimous

    The decision to sue USSF was not unanimous. Yesterday evening, NASL announced that the league was filing a federal antitrust lawsuit against the USSF. While we know that Rocco Commisso is in support of the litigation – based on his statement in the press release – whether or not...
  • USSF lawsuit

    NASL sues USSF: Soc Takes contributors weigh in

    The North American Soccer League (NASL) has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF), the league announced Tuesday. In wake of the news, our contributors linked up to share their opinions on the impending litigation. Bob Williams: Seventy-one pages, 215 points of order and one last...
  • Hannah Luedtke

    Bulldogs chop down Sycamores with 6th-straight clean sheet

    INDIANAPOLIS — This whole clean sheet thing has become a habit for the Butler women’s soccer team. Co-head coaches Tari St. John and Rob Alman aren’t complaining. Fresh off winning some impressive accolades, Butler goalkeeper Hannah Luedtke continued her dominance in net in the team’s 1-0 win over Indiana...
  • Birmingham to USL: ‘Hold my beer and watch this’

    The beautiful game is heading to the Magic City. A story that was initially revealed on Twitter by Soc Takes staff became official on Aug. 8. Recently, we spoke to Birmingham-USL VP and Birmingham Hammers co-founder, Morgan Copes, about how #USL2BHM came to be, and their plans for the...
  • Eric Wynalda

    Wynalda asked about Pulisic during traffic stop

    File this one under awesome freaking tweets. Former U.S. men’s national team ace and current Fox Sports commentator Eric Wynalda got asked about current USMNT ace Christian Pulisic. Seems like a normal occurrence, right? Wynalda probably gets inquiries about the already polished Borussia Dortmund attacker often. But this time...
  • Ersal Ozdemir

    Indy Eleven owner Ersal Ozdemir emotionally addressed team Tuesday

    INDIANAPOLIS — Rarely the type to meddle in on-field affairs, Indy Eleven owner Ersal Ozdemir decided to step out of his comfort zone to try something he doesn’t typically do. His team needed it. With Indy reeling at the bottom of the NASL fall table, Ozdemir visited the training...
  • Joel Harvey Butler vs Evansville

    Butler’s Braden Van Allen gets 1st start in win over hometown team

    INDIANAPOLIS — Taking the pitch for the first time as a member of the starting 11 can sometimes feel as unnerving as it is exhilarating. Toss in some extra emotional appeal, and it’s the recipe for a highly stressful situation. Making his first start for the Butler Bulldogs against...
  • Bahrain

    Bahrain, Chile capture Mayor’s International Futsal Cup titles

    INDIANAPOLIS — After three days of intense futsal action in the heart of the Circle City, the Bahrain men’s team and Chile women’s squad emerged victorious in the Mayor’s International Futsal Cup. Bahrain took down Mexico in the men’s final, while Chile edged Mexico to win the women’s title....
  • Butler vs. Western Michigan

    Broncos tame Bulldogs with balanced effort

    INDIANAPOLIS — A ranked team and an undefeated team met Friday; the No. 21 Butler Bulldogs hosted the Western Michigan Broncos at the Sellick Bowl. The unbeaten side remained so at the final whistle, while the ranked team likely played its way out of the top 25 in next...
  • Soc Takes Pod Ep. 30

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 30: NASL to lose DII status

    FiftyFive.One managing editor Wes Burdine joins the panel to chat about his story that broke Tuesday regarding the U.S. Soccer Federation’s decision to strip the NASL of Division II status in 2018. The panel discusses the decision’s impact on NASL clubs before analyzing Minnesota United FC’s recent uptick in...