• Miami FC power rankings

    NASL Power Rankings: Everyone has finally played in Week 2

    The NASL Spring season in now officially in progress. Eight teams play in this seventh edition of the second-division competition. There are 34 matches with opportunities to take points in the standings, but what the standings can’t show is the value of individual matchups. That’s where the power rankings come...
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Two Swedes, two genius pieces of business for Man United

    Since Zlatan Ibrahimovic signed for Manchester United, his prolific goal scoring record has rightly earned comparisons with famous Man United strikers of the Premier League era such as Ruud van Nistelrooy, Robin van Persie, Andy Cole and even Eric Cantona. However, the more you examine it, some incredible similarities...
  • Indy Eleven updates

    Gameweek 2 – NASL Top 3

      Ten goals were scored during an exciting gameweek 2 in the NASL. Three players stood out from the rest this week, and all three have connections to Indy XI. Soc Takes presents its top 3 of gameweek 2: 1. Justin Braun – If not for a controversial offside goal, Justin “Bieber”...
  • Jacksonville Armada FC

    Tactical Tidbits: Armada cracks Eddies’ stifling defense late

    If FC Edmonton were a vehicle, it would definitely be a compact car — a very, very tiny one. After a frustrating 75-plus minutes, Jacksonville Armada FC winger J.C. Banks finally provided the figurative jaws of life to carry the home side to a 1-0 victory. The Eddies defense,...
  • Grant Wahl

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 3: SI’s Grant Wahl talks Arena, Klinsmann, Pulisic, MLS expansion

    Sports Illustrated senior writer Grant Wahl joins the panel to discuss the differences between Bruce Arena and Jurgen Klinsmann, young Borussia Dortmund and U.S. national team phenom Christian Pulisic, and the cities most likely to have their Major League Soccer bids accepted. Use the hashtag #SocTakesPod to join the...
  • Daniel Keller

    Tactical Tidbits: Indy Eleven spoil another expansion opener

    The Indy Eleven’s first meaningful match of 2017 is in the books. After laboring through the first half against the San Francisco Deltas, a half in which neither team really separated itself beyond the obvious Deltas goal, Indy emerged as the better side after the break. Ultimately the Eleven...
  • Soc Takes

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 2: Breaking down Indy Eleven’s season opener

    Join host Nipun Chopra alongside Aaron Gunyon and Kevin Johnston as the panel breaks down the Indy Eleven’s season-opening 1-1 draw with the expansion San Francisco Deltas. Subtopics include Eamon Zayed coming off the bench, the performance of the Eleven center backs, Gerardo Torrado’s strengths and weaknesses, the Turkish...
  • Indy Eleven lineup

    Curious Indy Eleven lineup for season opener

    Indy Eleven went to California for their NASL season opener against San Francisco Deltas on Saturday night. Indy started their campaign similarly to the way they had last year, with a point on the road. The Eleven drew the Deltas 1-1 with a solid effort and newcomer Tanner Thompson...
  • Week 4 MLS picks

    KJ’s Week 4 MLS picks

    2017 record: 9-10 Profit/loss: -44.52 As George Costanza once proudly exclaimed: “I’m back, baby!” Well, that’s a stretch, but I did come to within one win of coming out of the red. Not bad for going winless on the handful of draws I’ve played so far. Here are my...
  • Battalion APA

    People’s Brewing Co. unveils BYB-themed Battalion Ale

    INDIANAPOLIS — People’s Brewing Company co-founder Brett VanderPlaats wasn’t exactly dressed like James Bond for his first lunch meeting with the Brickyard Battalion (BYB), the official supporters’ group of the Indy Eleven. An important project was behind deadline, but VanderPlaats knew this was a stop he had to make. Battalion...