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Soc Takes Pod
39 minutes | 3 years ago
Soc Takes Pod Ep. 41.mp3
Detroit City FC head coach and Michigan State men's soccer assistant coach Ben Pirmann guests alongside co-hosts Kevin Johnston and John Lenard to talk DCFC, MSU, the MLS SuperDraft, NPSL and more.Pirmann also touches on the greater Michigan soccer landscape and provides some of his recipes for success after helping lead Detroit City to the NPSL national semifinals and the Spartans to within a penalty shootout of the Final Four in 2017.
49 minutes | 3 years ago
Soc Takes Pod Ep. 40 - feat. Matt Homonoff
Current WPSL associate commissioner for the central region and former Des Moines Menace general manager Matt Homonoff guests on the podcast to touch on the WPSL, PDL, FC Edmonton and MLS SuperDraft.Homonoff also spent several years working in D.C. United and FC Edmonton's front offices. In 2015, he was named PDL Executive of the Year while with the Menace.
54 minutes | 3 years ago
Soc Takes Pod Ep. 39: NPSL chatter with FC Buffalo’s Nick Mendola
FC Buffalo co-owner and NBC Sports correspondent Nick Mendola hops on the panel to discuss his club and the NPSL. The focus then switches to the Indy Eleven's recent signings -- or in some cases, not re-signings -- before trying to make sense of Mix Diskerud's reported four-and-a-half-year deal with Manchester City.
65 minutes | 3 years ago
Soc Takes 38 - Martin Rennie discussion with Neil Morris
Inverted Triangle Soccer Podcast host and WRAL Sports writer Neil Morris returns to the Soc Takes Pod to discuss the Indy Eleven's hiring of new head coach Martin Rennie. Morris covered Rennie up close and personal from 2009-11 during Rennie's tenure with the then-Carolina RailHawks.Co-hosts Aaron Gunyon and Kevin Johnston also share their first impressions of Rennie after recently interviewing the veteran Scottish manager for the first time. The panel then pivots to NASL and NWSL chatter, with an update on the NASL's antitrust lawsuit and a preview of the North Carolina Courage's upcoming 2018 campaign.
69 minutes | 3 years ago
Soc Takes Pod 36 - Alexi Lalas sizes up US Soccer
Former U.S. men's national team defender and current FOX Soccer analyst Alexi Lalas joins the panel of Aaron Gunyon, Nipun Chopra and Kevin Johnston to size up the current state of American soccer.The U.S. Soccer presidential race is heavily discussed, along with the move of Jonathan Gonzalez to the Mexico national team, Lalas' 1994 World Cup experience and his typical day working for FOX Soccer.
33 minutes | 4 years ago
Soc Takes episode 34 - USSF presidential candidate Paul Lapointe
U.S. Soccer presidential candidate and UPSL Northeast Conference manager Paul Lapointe shares his wide array of ideas to improve the sport across all levels domestically.The panel covers everything from pay to play, pro/rel and equal pay for the USWNT, to making the position of U.S. Soccer president a full-time gig.
52 minutes | 4 years ago
An Interview with Stephen Constantine - Head coach of the Indian NT
Nipun spoke to Stephen Constantine via Skype to learn about Constantine's passion for soccer, as well as the man behind the excellent coach. Make sure you buy Constantine's book "From Delhi to the Den: The Story of Football's Most Travelled Coach" on Amazon or elsewhere. It is truly worth your time. You can find Nipun on Twitter at @NipunChopra7
40 minutes | 4 years ago
Soc Takes Pod Ep. 32: Neil Morris chats NASL vs. USSF
Inverted Triangle podcast host and WRAL writer Neil Morris guests on the panel to talk about the NASL's federal antitrust lawsuit filed against the U.S. Soccer Federation, as well as his background in sports journalism.
51 minutes | 4 years ago
Soc Takes 31 - NASL lawsuit, PRFC and Butler soccer
The lads talk about the litigation brought about by NASL against USSF and discuss the ramifications of the latest wrinkle in the Soccer Warz. Local $hill Kevin Johnston and SBS talk about Butler soccer. Please donate to our GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the staff of PRFC here: https://www.gofundme.com/raising-money-for-prfc-staff
45 minutes | 4 years ago
Soc Takes Pod 30 - Feat. Wes Burdine of FiftyFive.One
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 form.
59 minutes | 4 years ago
Soc Takes 29
KJ and Aaron run the gamut of Indiana soccer -- Indy Eleven, Butler Bulldogs, Indiana Hoosiers and the Mayor's International Futsal Cup -- while celebrating the birth/signing of Soc Takes' third designated player.
34 minutes | 4 years ago
Soc Takes 28 - feat. Dennis Crowley
Kingston Stockade FC owner Dennis Crowley guests on the panel to discuss his and Miami FC owner Riccardo Silva's claim filed in the Court of Arbitration for Sports. The two clubs are suing the USSF, FIFA and CONCACAF to force U.S. Soccer to implement a system of promotion and relegation across all divisions of the pyramid.
42 minutes | 4 years ago
Weekly Rondo feat. Jon Mackenzie
Nico is once again joined by Jon Mackenzie to talk about his experiences hosting the Team of Jon O’Shea’s summer series and what it means to be a football fan in the modern era. You can follow nico @nico_omorales and Jon @jon_mackenzie on twitter
47 minutes | 4 years ago
Soc Takes Pod Ep. 27: USMNT hoists Gold Cup
The Big Lead’s Ryan Phillips guests on this late-night edition of the Soc Takes Pod in which the panel dissects the U.S. men’s national team’s 2-1 victory over Jamaica to win the 2017 Gold Cup. Jordan Morris’ heroic finish in the 90th minute broke the deadlock.The USMNT saw over 80 percent of the ball in the second half and owned 73 percent of the possession overall. Jozy Altidore contributed another all-around stellar performance, scoring the game’s opening goal on a bending free kick from distance.
43 minutes | 4 years ago
Soc Takes Pod - Episode 26 feat. John Wolyniec
93 minutes | 4 years ago
Weekly Rondo feat. Nipun Chopra
Does Lukaku actually make United better? Nico and Nipun discuss this and the summer business of the rest of the top six. Join us!
56 minutes | 4 years ago
Soc Takes Episode 24
The panel discusses the penultimate week of the NASL spring season in which Miami FC clinched the spring title with a 7-0 destruction of the San Francisco Deltas. The upcoming U.S. Open Cup match between Miami FC and FC Cincinnati also gets heavily previewed.
51 minutes | 4 years ago
Soc Takes Pod - Episode 22
57 minutes | 4 years ago
Soc Takes Episode 20 - Feat. Jordan Gardner (President of Burlingame Dragons)
The boys are joined by Burlingame Dragons president, Jordan Gardner. They talk about: 1. San Francisco City FC 2. State of NASL. 3. NASL San Diego 4. Jordan's history in the beautiful game.
75 minutes | 4 years ago
The Philosophy of football media - a chat with Jon Mackenzie
In this week's episode Nicó sits down with respected podcaster and writer, Jon Mackenzie, to take a step back and talk about the medium in which they operate. From statistical analysis to the style of writing we need within the industry, Jon and Nico cover all the bases. Come join us.
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