NASL

  • Colin Falvey

    NASL Power Rankings: Week 13

      Miami FC are running away with the rankings at this point. Can anyone stop them? Miami are the outright leaders and sit 7 points clear of the Deltas and the Cosmos after 12 games. They have 27 points! They have the best offense (21 goals for), the best...
  • Miami FC

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 19: Could Miami FC compete in MLS?

    Join us for another episode of the #SocTakesPod as we dissect all the NASL action from the weekend. The panel debates whether Vincenzo Rennella has positioned himself as the front-runner for the NASL Golden Boot award, and if Miami FC could theoretically compete in MLS with its existing roster....
  • Indy Eleven updates

    Indy Eleven updates: Good news-bad news

    The bad news first Tanner Thompson left last week’s game with a concussion. It’s a symptom of the plague of injuries that have befallen the Indy Eleven during the course of the season. While his injury is being taken seriously, it’s not a permanent setback. Thompson is expected to...
  • vs. Jacksonville Armada FC

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 17: Indy Eleven vs. Jacksonville Armada FC preview

    Aaron provides an Indy Eleven injury update from the training grounds, then he and Kevin break down Indy’s Saturday home match vs. Jacksonville Armada FC: LISTEN HERE You can follow Soc Takes on Twitter @SocTakes....
  • Totti

    New York Cosmos: Three strikers in, one striker out?

    As Calciomercato.com reported on June 1st, NY Cosmos may hijack Totti’s possible move to Miami FC. Soc Takes understands that Cosmos are indeed interested in signing the Italian legend, but have not yet approached him directly. Currently, the club seem to simply be ascertaining Totti’s level of interest in Cosmos based...
  • 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...
  • Soc Takes Pod Ep. 13: NASL, Eleven budget & U20 USMNT talk

    The crew analyzes the successful weekend that NASL road teams enjoyed before trying to figure out some of the issues with the Indy Eleven. The fellas debate if it’s OK or warranted to boo players, then close out with some nostalgic U20 U.S. men’s national team chatter. Listen: Thumbnail photo...
  • Soc Takes Pod

    NASL Power Rankings

    This 2017 NASL season was always going to be odd. Eight teams are going to become mighty familiar with each other and league tables don’t always tell the full story when trying to consider the best of the best. Miami FC is a safe pick for the leagues best...
  • postgame Periscope

    Indy Eleven vs. Miami FC postgame Periscope

    Nipun does a postgame Periscope to analyze everything that happened on the pitch this weekend in the NASL. Watch: Talking @naslofficial gameweek. Focus on #INDvMIA . #SFDvJAX #PRFCvNCFC . Also, #MUFC chat & changes at #PRFC. @the… https://t.co/m2hLHNGK5O — Nipun Chopra, PhD (@NipunChopra7) May 21, 2017 You can follow...
  • Indy Forever

    The sky isn’t falling for Indy XI

    Guys, after having slept on it, let’s have some perspective. The sky is not falling down. As an eternal pessimist, I’m in this weird role where I feel that some of the reaction to the game has been too negative. We all care about this club, and your opinion...
  • Poku

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 11: Poku flourishing for ‘The’ Miami FC

    The panel discusses this Saturday’s NASL showdown between Miami FC and Indy Eleven. Aaron provides an Eleven injury update and Kevin assesses Kwadwo Poku’s development with rave reviews. They also ramble on about Indy’s projected starting XI and new white away kits, and the U.S. Open Cup. Listen: First-place Miami...
  • NPSL continues

    NPSL continues to expand and aims to prevent exits

      This is part two of our NPSL story. Make sure you check out part one here. Thoughts on D3 The NPSL is preparing for a strong year. The league just kicked off their season with 96 teams, and that number is expected to rise significantly this year, based...
  • Don't Stop Believin

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 10: Don’t Stop Believin’

    The panel breaks down all the action from the four NASL weekend matches while awkwardly tying in a Journey motif. “Don’t Stop Believin'” — ever. Listen: Thumbnail image credit: Journey/Nomota LLC You can follow Soc Takes on Twitter @SocTakes....
  • recap via Periscope

    Indy Eleven vs. FC Edmonton postgame Periscope

    INDIANAPOLIS — Join Nipun Chopra for a recap via Periscope of the Indy Eleven’s scoreless draw with FC Edmonton, and a rundown of all the other NASL matches on Saturday: Review of @naslofficial GW. #JAXvNYC #PRFCvNYC #INDvFCE @the_byb @socTakes . Preview #ARSMUN https://t.co/1mbpCBNpVx — Nipun Chopra, PhD (@NipunChopra7) May...
  • Daniel Keller

    Daniel Keller up to task in Indy Eleven back line

    INDIANAPOLIS — Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park erupts about every 74 minutes on average. Not quite as often nor with as much dramatic flair, Indy Eleven utility man Daniel Keller pops up every few matches to give bystanders a steady, if unspectacular, show. With “the Chris Tierney of...
  • Soc Takes Pod

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 9: Indy-Edmonton preview, Indy player signings

    Permanent Relegation podcaster Andy Baumgartner converses with regulars Aaron Gunyon and Kevin Johnston about the Indy Eleven’s 1-1 draw against Jacksonville Armada FC before previewing Indy’s upcoming match with FC Edmonton. The panel also analyzes what the two new player signings mean for the club, then breaks down Justin Braun’s...
  • Brandon Poltronieri

    Indy Eleven add two new players

    INDIANAPOLIS — Soc Takes has learned that once-Costa Rican U-20 international Brandon Poltronieri and ex-Bayern Munich youth product Jason Plumhoff have signed contracts with Indy Eleven. Poltronieri and Plumhoff are primarily midfielders, although both are capable of playing other positions; Poltronieri as a left back, while Plumhoff has played in attacking...
  • Jacksonville Armada FC

    Jacksonville Armada FC vs. Indy Eleven postgame Periscope

    Jacksonville Armada FC and the Indy Eleven played to a 1-1 draw Saturday, allowing the former to remain atop the NASL table. Check out Nipun’s post-match thoughts via Periscope: LIVE on #Periscope: Review of #JAXvIND , #PRFCvNCFC . #MUFC #NASL chat https://t.co/9oFfMHGzDu — Nipun Chopra, PhD (@NipunChopra7) April 30,...
  • Kartik Krishnaiyer

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 8: From A to Z with Kartik Krishnaiyer

    Boca Raton FC director of communications and one of the sharpest soccer minds around, Kartik Krishnaiyer, joins Aaron, Nipun and Kevin to discuss literally every soccer league in America. Strap in and enjoy the ride. Listen: You can follow Soc Takes on Twitter @SocTakes....
  • Nemanja Vukovic injury

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 7: Indy Eleven injury update, NASL weekend preview

    Aaron Gunyon joins host Kevin Johnston to make sense of the latest injury news out of Indy Eleven. The panel also previews Indy’s Saturday clash at first-place Jacksonville Armada FC and a few other matches on the docket this weekend, before answering an excellent Twitter question from listener Jon...
  • Nemanja Vukovic

    Eleven defender Nemanja Vukovic out indefinitely

    The Indy Eleven have already dealt with an absurd number of injuries to key players this season. Unfortunately for Indy, the brutal rash of knocks just got even worse. Left back Nemanja Vukovic is out indefinitely with a kidney contusion, a team official confirmed Thursday. Yes, “Iron Man” is...