USL

  • Nippert Stadium

    Video: Roar of 30K FC Cincinnati supporters at Nippert Stadium

    CINCINNATI — FC Cincinnati supporters packed Nippert Stadium in droves for the club’s 1-nil U.S. Open Cup win over big brother Columbus Crew SC in the “Hell Is Real Derby.” After a frenetic few minutes of stoppage time, the home side held on to advance to face the Chicago...
  • Hell Is Real Derby

    FC Cincinnati douses Columbus Crew SC in ‘Hell Is Real Derby’

    CINCINNATI — When MLS’ Columbus Crew SC and the USL’s FC Cincinnati meet it’s called the “Hell Is Real Derby” for a reason. And no, it’s not just because of an awkward billboard that displays the phrase on Interstate 71 between the two Ohio cities. OK, so it is, but...
  • USL D3

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 16: Steven Short talks USL D3

    The panel welcomes USL Division 3 vice president Steven Short on to discuss the new league, which is still in its formative stages and plans to debut in 2019. Short also touches on the appeal of two Indiana markets: Ft. Wayne and Evansville. LISTEN HERE Thumbnail photo credit: USL...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Andy Craven joins OKC Energy

    Soc Takes understands that OKC Energy have signed Andy Craven as a trade deal for Danni Konig; as first reported by Soc Takes. The 25-year-old striker heads back to OKC Energy having made just three appearances for FCC. His final appearance against Bethlehem Steel resulted in him being given a four-game...
  • Danni Konig

    Danni Konig likely to sign for FC Cincinnati

    With forwards Andy Craven and Djiby suspended, FC Cincinnati are poised to sign Danni Konig from OKC Energy FC. While the contract has not been finalized, Soc Takes understands negotiations are at an advanced stage and are likely to be completed this weekend or early next week. Konig will...
  • 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...
  • Division III

    Soc Takes Pod Ep. 5: Division III, USL and NASL banter

    Aaron Gunyon and Kevin Johnston join host Nipun Chopra, who discusses his breaking story regarding the possible formation of a new Division III league in U.S. Soccer. The panel then shifts its focus to the NASL, where Aaron analyzes the Jacksonville Armada’s red-hot start. And finally, Kevin recaps the Louisville City...
  • New Division III league begins to take shape

    THE SET UP An ecological niche is the response of an organism and/or species to changes in its environment. If an apex predator (a lion, for example) loses numbers rapidly, a new predator (a wolf) might dominate that niche. Or, alternatively, the population of the prey species (deer) might...
  • Unclear Atlanta situation shows clarity in NASL’s new vetting process

    Background As the fable goes, when the clock struck midnight, shit hit the fan. Cinderella lost a shoe, almost lost the love of her life and something about a pumpkin. Moral of that story was: don’t count down to anything. Per the original website, Atlanta was scheduled to make a...
  • Soccer City

    Kevin Johnston appears on Soccer City to preview Louisville City FC vs. Indy Eleven

    Louisville City FC’s official radio show on AM 790 KRD, Soccer City, invited our own Kevin Johnston on the program to preview today’s preseason match between LouCity and the Indy Eleven in Evansville. The topics included what to expect in today’s final dress rehearsal and the growing rivalry between the two...