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Soc Takes Pod

Nipun Chopra

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Bringing you interviews and analysis from the world of American soccer.

Latest Episodes

Soc Takes Pod Ep. 41.mp3

EDetroit 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.

39 MIN2018 FEB 17
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Soc Takes Pod Ep. 41.mp3

Soc Takes Pod Ep. 40 - feat. Matt Homonoff

ECurrent 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.

48 MIN2018 FEB 2
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Soc Takes Pod Ep. 40 - feat. Matt Homonoff

Soc Takes Pod Ep. 39: NPSL chatter with FC Buffalo’s Nick Mendola

EFC 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.

53 MIN2018 JAN 29
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Soc Takes Pod Ep. 39: NPSL chatter with FC Buffalo’s Nick Mendola

Soc Takes 38 - Martin Rennie discussion with Neil Morris

EInverted 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.

64 MIN2018 JAN 22
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Soc Takes 38 - Martin Rennie discussion with Neil Morris

Soc Takes Pod 36 - Alexi Lalas sizes up US Soccer

EFormer 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.

69 MIN2018 JAN 12
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Soc Takes Pod 36 - Alexi Lalas sizes up US Soccer

Soc Takes episode 34 - USSF presidential candidate Paul Lapointe

EU.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.

33 MIN2017 OCT 13
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Soc Takes episode 34 - USSF presidential candidate Paul Lapointe

An Interview with Stephen Constantine - Head coach of the Indian NT

ENipun 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 findNipun on Twitter at @NipunChopra7

51 MIN2017 OCT 10
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An Interview with Stephen Constantine - Head coach of the Indian NT

Soc Takes Pod Ep. 32: Neil Morris chats NASL vs. USSF

EInverted 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.

39 MIN2017 SEP 26
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Soc Takes Pod Ep. 32: Neil Morris chats NASL vs. USSF

Soc Takes 31 - NASL lawsuit, PRFC and Butler soccer

EThe 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

50 MIN2017 SEP 23
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Soc Takes 31 - NASL lawsuit, PRFC and Butler soccer

Soc Takes Pod 30 - Feat. Wes Burdine of FiftyFive.One

EFiftyFive.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.

45 MIN2017 SEP 7
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Soc Takes Pod 30 - Feat. Wes Burdine of FiftyFive.One

Latest Episodes

Soc Takes Pod Ep. 41.mp3

EDetroit 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.

39 MIN2018 FEB 17
Comments
Soc Takes Pod Ep. 41.mp3

Soc Takes Pod Ep. 40 - feat. Matt Homonoff

ECurrent 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.

48 MIN2018 FEB 2
Comments
Soc Takes Pod Ep. 40 - feat. Matt Homonoff

Soc Takes Pod Ep. 39: NPSL chatter with FC Buffalo’s Nick Mendola

EFC 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.

53 MIN2018 JAN 29
Comments
Soc Takes Pod Ep. 39: NPSL chatter with FC Buffalo’s Nick Mendola

Soc Takes 38 - Martin Rennie discussion with Neil Morris

EInverted 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.

64 MIN2018 JAN 22
Comments
Soc Takes 38 - Martin Rennie discussion with Neil Morris

Soc Takes Pod 36 - Alexi Lalas sizes up US Soccer

EFormer 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.

69 MIN2018 JAN 12
Comments
Soc Takes Pod 36 - Alexi Lalas sizes up US Soccer

Soc Takes episode 34 - USSF presidential candidate Paul Lapointe

EU.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.

33 MIN2017 OCT 13
Comments
Soc Takes episode 34 - USSF presidential candidate Paul Lapointe

An Interview with Stephen Constantine - Head coach of the Indian NT

ENipun 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 findNipun on Twitter at @NipunChopra7

51 MIN2017 OCT 10
Comments
An Interview with Stephen Constantine - Head coach of the Indian NT

Soc Takes Pod Ep. 32: Neil Morris chats NASL vs. USSF

EInverted 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.

39 MIN2017 SEP 26
Comments
Soc Takes Pod Ep. 32: Neil Morris chats NASL vs. USSF

Soc Takes 31 - NASL lawsuit, PRFC and Butler soccer

EThe 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

50 MIN2017 SEP 23
Comments
Soc Takes 31 - NASL lawsuit, PRFC and Butler soccer

Soc Takes Pod 30 - Feat. Wes Burdine of FiftyFive.One

EFiftyFive.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.

45 MIN2017 SEP 7
Comments
Soc Takes Pod 30 - Feat. Wes Burdine of FiftyFive.One
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