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Indy Eleven's "Soccer Saturday" airs every Saturday at 9am to 10am on 93.5FM/107.5FM hosted by the voice of your "Boys in Blue", Greg Rakestraw. Listen in to learn more about Indy Eleven, the USL, all things about soccer in Indiana and topics from around the globe.

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    Latest episodes from "Soccer Saturday" featuring Indy Eleven

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN 10/01/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 59:56


    (00:00-03:03) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens up this week's show by highlighting the remaining matches within the next eleven days, recapping last week's match, and previewing the conversations he will have with today's guests. (06:05-15:18) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven makes his weekly appearance on the program to highlight some players that have been playing well the final month of the season, how he feels about his teams legs ahead of tonight's Tulsa match, explains how well of a job goal keeper Tim Trilk has done, and breaks down what he expects to see from FC Tulsa tonight. (18:19-29:10) - Full-back Alex McQueen of the Indy Eleven makes an appearance on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to weigh in on what has been the biggest reason for success for the Indy Eleven the last three weeks, how he watched his first NFL game last week, what this experience has been like for him since he has always lived and played soccer in England, and the adjustment that he made from playing on natural grass to occasionally on turf. (32:12-43:23) - Broadcaster Matt Schumacker joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to discuss his undefeated record when filling in for Rake this season, what are some of the notable differences between college soccer and professional soccer, highlights some of the matches that he filled in for Rake for, and what he has seen from the Butler Bulldogs men's soccer team this season. (46:23-56:56) - Greg Rakestraw closes out this week's edition of Soccer Saturday with a conversation with legendary Indiana High School soccer coach Greg Mauch to explain his decision to retire after the conclusion of Fort Wayne Canterbury's season, who some of his favorite soccer players to coach were throughout his career, and what his expectations are for his team heading into the start of sectionals.

    Indy Eleven- Soccer Saturday 9/24/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 60:58


    (0:00-5:51) Greg opens this week's edition of the show looking back at Saturday's match and previews the show which will remember former Coach Tim Hankinson (8:51-24:43) Greg goes back in time to remember late Indy Eleven Manager Tim Hankinson with part 1 of the indepth conversation between Tim and Greg in June 2020. (27:43-37:25) Indy Eleven Current Coach Mark Lowry remembers Tim Hankinson and also talks about what the remainder of the season will be like now that the team has been eliminated from Playoff contention. (40:25-53:48) Greg and late manager Tim Hankinson talk indepth about Tim's career in part 2 of the conversation from the ISC Sports Network's in depth interview from June 2020. (56:48-58:00) Greg closes the show with a look at the Indy Eleven Schedule. To purchase tickets for the next Indy Eleven match, visit IndyEleven.com or download the Indy Eleven app today!

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 09/17/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 60:09


    (00:00-02:39) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and recaps last week's 4-3 win over Birmingham Legion F.C., briefly previews tonight's match against Monterey Bay, and takes a dive into this morning's guest lineup. (05:40-20:39) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven makes his weekly stop on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to break down the challenges the club faces when they go from various time zones in a short period of time, assess how his team played last week against Birmingham Legion F.C., and breaks down what he sees in tonight's opponent in Monterey Bay. (23:39-30:53) - Following the 4-3 win over Birmingham last week, Solomon Asante joined Greg Rakestraw and Brad Hauter on the telecast and Rake brings back that conversation with Solo where he shared his thought process behind each assist and how the team was feeling after the thrilling win. Plus Neveal Hackshaw joined Greg and Brad in the post-game show of their telecast to explain how he was feeling physically after the match and what led to him scoring two goals in the first 16 minutes last week. (33:55-51:46) - The new Vice President of Marketing & Club Growth in Brad Hauter makes his first appearance with that title on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to explain why he felt like this position was meant for him, how the players of his DePauw men's soccer team reacted to the news, and how he plans to balance his farm duties with his new job. (54:46-57:09) - Greg wraps up today's show by recapping the conversations from today's show and previewing some of the upcoming matches for the Indy Eleven.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 09/10/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 60:08


    (00:00-03:55) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens today's show by recapping last week's matches for the Indy Eleven along with previewing tonight's match and today's guest lineup. (06:56-18:03) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven makes his weekly appearance on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to access the performance of his club the last two weeks along with explaining how he feels there is a shift in the culture within the locker room. Plus Lowry sheds some light into what makes the Birmingham Legion a playoff team at the moment ahead of tonight's match. (21:04-34:54) - President of Business Relations of Orange County Soccer Club in Dan Rutstein joins Rake on Soccer Saturday to explain the situation his club is in with LA Galaxy trying to take over their stadium, explains what he will be doing to prevent LA Galaxy from taking over Orange County Great Park Championship Soccer Stadium, explains where the team may go if the City Council decides to evict Orange County SC from their home, and tells you how you can help them out locally here in Indianapolis. (37:56-51:14) - Head Coach of IUPUI's women's soccer team in Chris Johnson makes an appearance on today's edition of Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to break down the 3-0-3 start to the season for his team, how the freshman are blending in with the veteran players within the starting lineup, what his mindset was like after three consecutive nil-nil draws, and what it's like sharing a stadium with the Indy Eleven. (54:15-57:07) - Rake closes out this week's edition of Soccer Saturday by reminding people that there isn't any Premiere League play this weekend with the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and what kind of hot water Liverpool has found themselves in.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 09/03/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 62:01


    (00:00-01:46) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens up today's show with a quick preview of today's guest lineup. (04:48-16:37) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to explain what clicked for his club heading into their match last Saturday against San Antonio that's led to back-to-back wins, how great goalkeeper Tim Trilk has been playing the last month or so, what difference Robby Dambrot has made on the team since being inserted into the starting lineup, and how he plans to rotate players tonight with being short handed. (19:38-26:58) - With the club picking up a pair of wins, Greg Rakestraw brings back a postgame interview from each win against San Antonio FC and Louisville City. Defender Robby Dambrot joined Matt Schumaker and Brad Hauter after the clubs win last Saturday against San Antonio and goalkeeper Tim Trilk joined Greg Rakestraw and Brad Hauter after the Indy Eleven defeated their arch nemesis Lou City on Wednesday. (29:59-42:26) - Ahead of tonight's match against Detroit City, Greg Rakestraw is joined by Head Coach of Detroit in Trevor James to explain the environment that his club has the privilege of playing in front of one of the loudest crowds in the league, highlights some of the players you need to know about before the match tonight, and dives into what he sees from Mark Lowry's club. (45:26-59:00) - Butler men's soccer coach in Paul Snap joins Rake on Soccer Saturday as today's final guest to give an update on how his team is performing thus far into the season, highlights some players that have performed well, and then relives some stories from when he used to play soccer back in the day.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 08/27/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 60:01


    (00:00-04:27) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens up this morning's show by previewing some of the upcoming home matches now that the team's road trip has concluded. Plus Rake notes some of the streaks that were extended following last week's 1-0 loss to FC Tulsa. (07:28-19:09) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven makes his weekly stop on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to assess the performance of his goalie in Tim Trilk, break down what makes San Antonio FC so dominant, and recaps his first experience of trying to practice while the Indianapolis Colts are hosting Training Camp from Grand Park. (22:12-30:16) - With a lot of news pertaining to a current and former Indy Eleven players, Greg Rakestraw spends this segment of Soccer Saturday by issuing some congratulations to Ayoze along with a few former players for the Indy Eleven that are making some advancements in their careers. Plus Rake shares a congratulations to Sadie Soderstrom following her performances last week for Butler against Western Michigan and Michigan. (33:17-37:48) - With the draw officially out for the Champions League, Rake spends a handful of minutes identifying some of the groups that feature some English soccer teams and labels one specific group as the "group of death." (40:48-57:00) - President of Pro X Athlete in Joe Thatcher makes his yearly appearance on the program to weigh in on what it's like having Colts Training Camp and Indy Eleven practices going on simultaneously, the partnership that Pro X has with Indy Eleven coming on Wednesday night against Louisville City, and shares some of the important details on what makes Pro X such a beneficial facility for athletes.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 08/20/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 58:51


    (00:00-02:50) – Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens this week's program by recapping last week's match against Hartford Athletic and previews the upcoming guests that he will have conversations with during the show. (05:52-18:45) – Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven makes his weekly appearance on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to explain if there are things that the staff is changing to try and break the winning drought that the club is currently in, what the academy kids have meant to his this season, and what he expects to see from FC Tulsa in their first match against one another this season. (21:46-35:18) – A member of the NBC Sports Soccer in Robbie Earle returns after long last on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to share his early thoughts on how the start of the Premier League season, compares the rough start of Manchester United's season to the slow start Arsenal F.C. had last year, and what he thinks will end up happening to Cristiano Ronaldo. (38:20-48:30) – Head Coach Justin Sullivan of Marian's women's soccer team joins Greg Rakestraw to dive into the transition from an assistant to a head coach last year, what Erin Oleksak means to the team from a player and leadership perspective, and explains why this senior class is one of the best in Marian soccer history. (51:31-55:50) – Greg Rakestraw closes out the show by previewing the friendly between two of the top FIFA teams in the United States Women's National Team and England and shares some broadcasting news pertaining to a favorite guest of the show in Brian Dunseth.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 08/13/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 59:38


    (00:00-02:36) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens this morning's show by quickly previewing tonight's match, shares a note of a record that was tied last week by an Indy Eleven player, and informs you on who will be joining him on this week's show. (05:38-15:38) - Head Coach Mark Lowry makes his weekly stop on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to explain how a coach spends his birthday in the middle of the season when there is a match just a couple days away, shares his thoughts on how his team performed against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds last week, how the process of the team gelling together with all of the recent acquisitions, and explains how much stock he puts into their last match against Hartford Athletic ahead of tonight's match against them. (18:39-30:55) - Greg Rakestraw is joined by a record holder in former Indy Eleven player Brad Ring on Soccer Saturday to explain how life post-soccer is treating him, how proficient his kids soccer skills are now that they're growing up and being coached up by their dad, why he and his wife decided to stay in Indianapolis once his soccer career was over, and what about Ayoze's game he respects the most. (33:56-47:40) - A member of the Dan Patrick Show in Seton O'Conner joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to explain why the past couple of seasons have been a struggle for his favorite soccer team in Hartford Athletic, how he and some of the other Dannette's have incorporated soccer into the Dan Patrick Show, and Greg extends an offer for O'Conner to come to Indianapolis next season. (50:40-56:38) - Greg Rakestraw closes out this week's edition of Soccer Saturday with the Tyler Pasher news that he briefly mentioned in last week's show, recaps last week's opening matches in the Premier League, and takes a quick dive into some of the top matches on today's schedule.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 08/06/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 59:49


    (00:00-04:53) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens this weeks show with a live soccer update with the start of the Premiere League this week, recaps the latest addition the Indy Eleven have made to the roster, and previews some of the conversations that he will have during the show. (07:53-20:43) - Head Coach Mark Lowry joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to break down what he saw on the film from last week's 3-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rowdies, explains what the latest signing in defender Robby Dambrot brings to the team, and what he expects to see tonight from the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. (23:44-38:19) - The latest addition to the Indy Eleven team in Robby Dambrot makes his debut on Soccer Saturday to share a story as to growing up around LeBron James while his dad serves as his high school basketball coach, how he ended up playing soccer with the majority of his family playing basketball, and how his dad was still able to hold him to a standard despite his little knowledge of soccer. (41:21-51:16) - Our final conversation on today's show is an interview that Greg Rakestraw and Brad Hauter had with Raul Aguilera following last week's match against the Tampa Bay Rowdies and explained the process behind the goal that he scored and what it's like getting to play with all of his new teammates with a short amount of time to practice together. Plus Greg goes crowd surfing on the Brickyard Battalion Facebook page to figure out who some of their favorite professional soccer teams are that isn't the Indy Eleven. (54:17-56:48) - Greg Rakestraw closes out today's edition of Soccer Saturday with a couple of news and notes pertaining to women's soccer.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 07/30/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 59:09


    (00:00-02:41) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens this week show by drought that the Indy Eleven ended in their last match, the roster moves that the team has made since last week's show, and previews the conversations that he will bring you throughout the course of today's show. (05:42-17:45) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven makes his weekly appearance in the second segment of today's show by explaining the thought process behind the couple moves the club officially announcer earlier this week, shares his overall impressions from last week's match against Memphis 901 where the two teams played to a draw, and breaks down Juan Tejada's Indy Eleven debut in last week's match. (20:46-30:43) - Indy Eleven forward Juan Tejada makes his Soccer Saturday debut with Greg Rakestraw to give an assessment of his first performance in an Indy Eleven uniform, if he knew many of the players on the roster before arriving to the team, what it was like playing in front of the Indy Eleven fans/Brickyard Battalion, and what he looks forward to checking out around the city of Indianapolis. (33:44-42:51) - Following last week's match, Greg Rakestraw and Brad Hauter were joined by Solomon Asante and Sean Lewis to weigh in on the overall performance the team put together, how they can build off of the success they had against Memphis 901, and how their transitions from their previous teams to Indianapolis is going. (45:51-56:08) - Rake wraps up today's edition of Soccer Saturday by sharing some news about a significant piece of the marketing staff for the Indy Eleven is switching jobs in soccer, the latest news and notes around the various professional soccer leagues, and what a couple friendly matches from the National Team's mean for the overall landscape of soccer.

    Soccer Saturday - Indy Eleven for 7/23/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 60:14


    (00:00-04:35) - Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw opens the show and previews this week's show and discusses some player news since last week and what changes could be made to get back on track. (07:38-18:04) - Indy Eleven Head Coach Mark Lowry joins Greg Rakestraw in his weekly spot of the program to discuss changes to the roster since last week and what he wants to see changed to get the team back on track. They preview tonight's match against Memphis and what Indy Eleven needs to do to snap the losing streak. (21:04-30:43) – Former Indy Eleven, Dekalb High School and Indiana Hoosier and current Memphis player Rece Buckmaster joins the show to talk to Greg about returning to his home state to play against Indy Eleven tonight. Greg and Rece talk about how why he chose Memphis to play in 2022 after a year in Indy. (33:43-47:19) - John Morrissey, who breaks down everything when it comes to USL Championship Tactics, joins Greg Rakestraw to break down the Indy Eleven season and what he sees around the league. John talks about who he has been impressed by around the league. (50:19-57:14) - Greg Rakestraw discusses the latest news and notes around soccer including the US Women's Team quaifying for the 2023 World Cup and 2024 Olympic Games. The latest on Premier League Soccer as teams play friendlies in the US before the season starts in August.

    Indy Eleven - Soccer Saturday for 07/16/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 59:57


    (00:00-3:28) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens up today's show by briefly recapping the loss last night and the tough streak that Indy Eleven is facing after six straight matches without a result. The Indy Eleven Womens team lost in the first round of the Playoffs ending their first season. (06:28-16:22) - Indy Eleven Men's Head Coach Mark Lowry joins the show to discuss the very tough stretch the squad is facing including four straight 1-0 losses and six in a row overall and how do you get back on track. They discuss what will they work on before they get back on the pitch for a game next weekend. (19:22-36:19) - Indy Eleven Women's Head Coach Paul Dolinsky joins the show to recap the first season including a playoff bid in the teams inaugural season. They also talk about what to expect in season #2 next summer including roster changes and how the team will look different in 2023. (39:19-51:00) - Greg Rakestraw is back to talk about the latest news and notes in the world of soccer. In this segment he discusses Major League Soccer news and the latest regarding the United States National Teams and the latest roster moves in the Premier League for the upcoming season. (54:00-57:14) - Greg Rakestraw closes out today's edition of Soccer Saturday by recapping the show and looking ahead for the Indy Eleven as they look to get a much needed win and snap the losing streak.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN 07/09/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022 60:04


    (00:00-03:28) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens up today's show by briefly previewing a historic night tonight for the Indy Eleven, updates you on the status of the latest goal keeper addition that the boys in blue made, and previews the conversations that he will have with today's guests. (06:30-18:41) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven makes his scheduled appearance during the second segment of today's show to explain what he's taken away from the team's recent struggles that last two matches against Miami FC and Pittsburgh, explains why the team brought in goal keeper Sean Lewis, and takes a brief dive into tonight's opponent in Detroit City with limited time to prepare for the club. (21:42-31:10) - Newly signed goal keeper Sean Lewis of the Indy Eleven joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to explain what went through his mind late last week when the two sides were coming to an agreement to bring Lewis to Indianapolis, if any of his friends or family have reached out yet for tickets to tonight's match, and how he went from playing soccer in Michigan to playing in Austrailia. (34:12-45:07) - Midfielder Ella Rogers of the Indy Eleven W League joins the program to explain what brought her to Indianapolis to play with the Indy Eleven, how this level of soccer compares to collegiate soccer at Xavier University, and what the environment has been like for a first year team with the post-season nearing. (48:07-57:03) - Greg Rakestraw closes out today's edition of Soccer Saturday by sharing some news and notes from the Unites States Women's National Team along with the Premier League.

    Indy Eleven- Soccer Saturday for 07/02/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 59:53


    (00:00-03:59) – To begin the show, Greg Rakestraw talks about the Indy Eleven Women's team winning a Divisional Championship and clinching a spot in the Playoffs. He also previews the first home match for the Men's team in over a month as they host Miami FC. . . (06:59-20:52)- Indy Eleven Head Coach Mark Lowry joins the show to talk about what you learn from the loss last week in San Diego to apply to the upcoming home stand for the Indy Eleven. They talk about the new turf that was planted at Carroll Stadium and how that will play in games as well as the new stadium news announced this week. (23:52-30:00) – Greg Rakestraw talks about the Indy Eleven Womens Team clinching the Great Lakes Division. He had a brief conversation with Defender Robyn McCarthy about what its like to win the Division and make the Playoffs in their first season and what its like to play with her sister. (33:00-40:00) – Bet Rivers Thomas Viola joins the show to talk about their partnership with the Indy Eleven. They talk about what you can bet on involving the USLC league in Las Vegas. (43:00-56:50) – In the final segment of this weeks show, Greg Rakestraw discusses the world of soccer including the USA Mens Soccer Team qualifying for their first Olympic Games since 2008 when they compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics. The Womens National Team begins World Cup Qualifying next week for the 2023 World Cup in New Zealand and Australia. He also talks about the latest Premier League news during the offseason. He also talks about the new stadium, Eleven Park, being built on the southwest side of downtown Indianapolis.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 06/25/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 59:46


    (00:00-03:47) - Brad Hauter fills in for Greg Rakestraw on today's edition of Soccer Saturday while Rake is on vacation and opens up today's show by sharing a story about the first time he was hosting this show, takes a quick dive into where the Indy Eleven are at in the standings, and previews the conversations that he will have on today's show. (06:49-20:43) President/CEO Greg Stremlaw joins Brad Hauter on today's edition of Soccer Saturday following the huge announcement yesterday about Eleven Park. Stremlaw explains why right now was the right time to purchase land, how there will be a multitude of companies that will be consulted with on how the park will be constructed, and why it will cost over one billion dollars. (23:44-37:55) - Head Coach Mark Lowry makes his weekly appearance on Soccer Saturday with Brad Hauter this week. Lowry and Hauter get into the news that broke yesterday regarding Eleven Park, break down the loss against the Colorado Switchbacks last week, and takes a dive into this evening's road match against San Diego Loyal. (40:56-52:40) - Former American goalkeeper Mark Simpson stops by today's edition of Soccer Saturday with Brad Hauter to explain his rollercoaster of a professional soccer career, how he overcome so much adversity as a player, and then how he transitioned from playing into coaching. (55:40-56:45) - Brad Hauter closes out today's show by thanking all of the people who made today's show possible along with wishing the boys in blue good luck tonight in their match against San Diego Loyal.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 06/18/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 59:57


    (00:00-03:55) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday on an Indy Eleven gameday. He opens the show by doing a quick preview of tonight's match in Colorado against the Switchbacks, recaps the Indy Eleven's women's team win last night against Racing Louisville FC, and previews the conversations he will have with today's guests. (06:56-17:29) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven joins Greg Rakestraw ahead of their match in Colorado against the Switchbacks to detail what it's like training in the humidity, breaks down the opponent in Colorado Springs, and what he expects from the trio of players that he gets back for this afternoon's match. (20:30-30:43) - Former Indy Eleven midfielder and current midfielder for the Switchbacks in Cam Lindley joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to detail the improvement that Colorado has made from last year to a very competitive season this season, what it's been like living in Colorado everyday, and what he misses about living in Indiana full time. (33:44-46:08) - Head Coach Paul Dolinksy of the Indy Eleven women's team joins Soccer Saturday following his team's monstrous 3-1 win last night against Racing Louisville FC to breakdown the victory, what it's like being able to coach a player like Maddy Williams who has a high soccer IQ, and if he believes if there is a path to professional soccer for Katie Soderstrom. (49:08-56:56) - Greg Rakestraw closes out today's show with the latest news and notes that you need to know heading into this weekend. The biggest news that Greg highlights was the partnership that Apple TV and Major League Soccer announced earlier this week.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 6/11/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 59:48


    (00:00-6:03) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens up today's show explaining why the Indy Eleven's match for today against Louisville City was re-scheduled to later in the season, the hat tricks that Manuel Arteaga and Maddy Williams within the last week, and previews today's guest lineup. (09:04-25:29) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven makes his weekly appearance on Soccer Saturday to recap the performance put on by Manuel Arteaga a week ago against Charleston Battery, the gamble that he took on bringing in Stefano Pinho this season, and how getting new turf at Carroll Stadium will effect the way the team likes to play. (28:29-37:24) - Indy Eleven forward Stefano Pinho joins Greg Rakestraw this week on Soccer Saturday to explain the spectacular season that he's put together thus far, the importance of having some time off with all the minutes that he has played within the last week, and why he was able to stay confident despite having a down season last year. (40:26-50:30) - Member of the Indy Eleven women's team in Maddy Williams joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday fresh off a hat trick last night to explain why she came back from overseas to pursue a soccer career while working a full-time job, what it's like being one of the older women on the team with some of her teammates about to go to college, and what it's like having the fan support that the team has. (53:30-56:48) - Greg Rakestraw closes out the final minutes of this morning's show by reiterating that the men are off tonight because of new turf being laid at Carroll Stadium.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 6-4-22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 59:53


    (00:00-04:33) - Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw opens up this week's edition of the show by quickly previewing the conversations that he will have with today's guests and who joins the show from the men and women's teams of Indy Eleven. He also discusses the current events involving the Indy Eleven Men's and Women's teams. . . . (07:33-23:29) - Indy Eleven Head Coach Mark Lowry joins Greg Rakestraw in his weekly spot of the program to recap last week's match. Mark and Greg also talk about the new additions to Indy Eleven and what Coach Lowry thinks of his new players. Also who is Indy Eleven to International duties and how it may affect the team. Greg Rakestraw gives a USL Championship update on the back of the interview. (26:29-39:56) – One of the Midfielder's for the Indy Eleven Womens Soccer team Christina Lynch joins the show to talk with Greg Rakestraw to talk about her career and how she ended up with Indy Eleven. She also talks about what it was like to play in the first ever game for the Indy Eleven's Womens team and scoring the only goal to get the win on Friday night as well as her favorite goal ever scored. (42:56-51:25) - During this segment Greg Rakestraw recaps the biggest matches of the week outside of Indy Eleven including the Champions League Final Match win for Real Madrid. Greg also recaps the Championship League Match to advance to Premiere League next season won by Nottingham Forest to get to the Premiere League for first time in 23 years. (54:25-56:32) - The final segment of Soccer Saturday this week with Greg Rakestraw is spent on a new NBC Soccer Voice with Arlo White leaving and who will join USA's group for the World Cup.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 05/28/22

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 59:15


    (00:00-03:52) - Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw opens up this week's edition of the show by quickly previewing the conversations that he will have with today's guests along with some current events notes that he will elaborate on in the final segment of the show. (06:53-20:08) - Indy Eleven Head Coach Mark Lowry joins Greg Rakestraw in his weekly spot of the program to explain when he decided that he will need a new goal keeper, why he's confident in Bryan Meredith to be a top notch goalie for his team, and previews this afternoon's match against New Mexico United. (23:09-33:05) - New goalie for the Indy Eleven in Bryan Meredith joins Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to discuss when he and Elliot Panicco's roles would essentially be reversed when his loan was recalled, how his transition from living in Nashville to Indianapolis is going, and explains where some of his favorite places to play are. (36:06-46:22) - Goalie for the women's Indy Eleven team in Mackenzie Wood joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to describe how crazy last week's match against Louisville for her, what it's meant to her playing with the Indy Eleven crest on her chest, and what it's like playing with a team that didn't have much training on the pitch together prior to the start of the season. (49:22-56:15) - The final segment of Soccer Saturday this week with Greg Rakestraw is spent on previewing this afternoon's match between Real Madrid and Liverpool, breaking down the final standings for the English Premiere League, and the battle between Leeds United and Burnley for seventh in the EPL standings to avoid relegation.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 05/21/22

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 59:49


    (00:00-04:48) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday live at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and opens the show by recapping last night's 2-0 victory for the Indy Eleven's women team, previewing today's guest lineup, and updates you on some notes in the Premiere League. (07:49-20:56) - Head Coach Mark Lowry joins Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw and recaps the loss from last week that ended the four match winning streak, what to expect from Solomon Asante tonight in his first match for the club, and breaks down tonight's opponent in New York Red Bulls II. (23:57-37:21) - Player/Assistant Coach Grace Bahr from the Indy Eleven W League team joins Rake following a 2-0 win in Louisville last night to recap the huge win for the team, how spectacular Katie Soderstrom has been for the team through three matches this season, and shares what a typical day is like for her since she is a player and a coach. (40:22-48:09) - Greg Rakestraw returns from break and shifts his conversation to the United States Men's National Team by going over the commitments that Gregg Berhalter has received in the last couple days along with a quick break down of where each of the players are coming from. (51:10-56:48) - Live from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Greg Rakestraw is joined by Dan Bridges from the Indianapolis Recorder to give an explanation how he fell in love with soccer and Rake gives a quick update on the standings in the Premiere League in connection to the upcoming schedule of matches.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 05/14/22

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 59:14


    (00:00-02:48) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday on The Fan and opens this week's show by reminding you that this past week was one of two weeks off for the Indy Eleven, gives a little preview of tonight's match for the boys in blue, and recaps the most recent match for the Indy Eleven women's team from this week. (05:50-18:06) - Head Coach Paul Dolinsky of the Indy Eleven women's team joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to explain what he thought it would be like being the inaugural match of the W League two weeks ago, the improvement that the team has made from match one to match two, and highlights some notable players through two weeks. (21:06-33:13) - With the Indy Eleven off last week, Rake decided to give Mark Lowry a week off the show and is joined by assistant coach Matt Williams instead. Williams and Rake discuss if he took some time off like the coaching staff encouraged the players, if the film from Hartford Athletic was tossed to the side with the weather conditions being very unfavorable, and previews tonight's match against Memphis 901. (36:14-44:40) - One member of the Indy Eleven's W League team in Katie Soderstrom joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to explain what it means to her to be playing with the Indy Eleven crest on her uniform, what it was like playing with the Brickyard Battalion chanting the entire game, and how many of the players she has played with before. (47:39-56:13) - In the final segment of today's show, Greg spends the final minutes going over how he thinks the standings for the Premier League will finish, highlights some of the matches that he will have his eyes on in the Premier League, and when the United States Men's National Team will play in the World Cup.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 05/07/22

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 60:51


    (00:00-05:15) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens this week's show by recapping last week's match against Hartford Athletic, breaks down the first ever women's match for the Indy Eleven's women's team from last night, and previews the conversations that he will be having with today's guests. (08:16-23:20) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven makes his weekly visit with Rake on Soccer Saturday to explain the game plan for last week's match against Hartford Athletic knowing that rain was in the forecast, gives an overall assessment of goalie Elliot Panicco following his first clean sheet last week, and what led to the decision of letting Detroit FC loaning defender Karl Ouimette. (26:21-38:12) - Indy Eleven's Ayoze Pérez Gutiérrez makes an appearance on this week's edition of Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to break down what he saw in the events leading up to his first goal of the season last week, explains why the team has been able to go four consecutive matches without registering a loss, and what it's going to be like not being around Karl Ouimette for the time being. (41:14-50:59) - Greg Rakestraw takes some time during the fourth segment of today's show by taking a deep dive in the Champions League by highlighting some of the latest news, recaps some of the notable matches in the recent days, and discusses some of the coaching moves that could be coming down the line. (53:59-57:50) - Greg Rakestraw closes out this week's edition of Soccer Saturday by previewing the upcoming schedule for the Indy Eleven along with their women's team and today's slate of matches for the English Premier League.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 04/30/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 59:45


    (00:00-02:40) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens this week's show by detailing the conversations he will be having with an all Indy Eleven guest lineup and gives a quick preview of tonight's match for the boys in blue against Hartford Athletic. (05:41-15:54) - Indy Eleven's Head Coach Mark Lowry makes his weekly stop on the program to explain the difference in the team that is currently playing versus the team that was playing at the start of the season for the team, details what kind of role he envisions for Noah Powder going forward after picking up his first goal of the season last week, and breaks down what he has seen on film in tonight's opponent Hartford Athletic. (18:54-31:47) - Head Coach Paul Dolinsky of the Indy Eleven's women's soccer team joins Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to explain what it has been like the last handful of months assembling the roster, if it will be weird having very limited time on the pitch with the team prior to their first match next week, and highlights some of the players on the roster with local ties. (34:49-44:44) - Indy Eleven's President & CEO in Greg Stremlaw makes an appearance on this week's rendition of Soccer Saturday to share his perspective on the success Mark Lowry's team has had in the last three matches, how he's feeling about the work that has been put into being the first W League match next Friday night, and the feedback that he has received from the community about the franchise being created. (47:44-56:44) - The final segment of this week's version of Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw features a player interview from last week's match in Noah Powder where he gave immediate reaction to scoring his first Indy Eleven goal, how difficult it is coming off the bench and being effective once entering the match, and broke down what he saw leading up to his first goal.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 04/23/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 60:02


    (00:00-02:24) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens up today's show by recapping the first home win of the season last week and previews the conversations he will have with today's guests. (05:26-17:50) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven makes his weekly appearance on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw and breaks down what he noticed when watching the film of last week's win against Atlanta United II, explains how any match is often times won in the second half and not the first half, and the instant impact Manuel Arteaga made when he first checked in last week. (20:51-28:54) - Following last week's win against Atlanta United II, Greg and Brad Hauter spoke to Nicky Law and Aris Briggs after the game and during this segment Greg replays that post-game conversation. Law and Briggs discussed their emotions on picking up their first home win of the season in front of the home crowd, and break down the goals each player scored. (31:56-40:27) - President of HAVEN in Jason Vanderground joins Greg Rakestraw on this weeks installment of Soccer Saturday to explain the Indy Eleven's Faith + Family Night for Sunday's match against Orange County SC, what made the Indy Eleven an attractive piece to work with, and how the campaign is doing thus far. (43:27-57:02) - The final segment of this week's rendition of Soccer Saturday is spent on recapping some of the scores over the last week across the USL Championship, takes a dive into the upcoming Champions League semi-finals schedule, and shares who he thinks from the Europa League could be participating in the Champions League next season.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 04/16/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 59:47


    (00:00-05:14) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens the show by recapping the Indy Eleven's first win of the season against RGV Toros earlier in the week, the big signing the Indy Eleven made earlier this week, and previews some of the other topics that he will discuss throughout the course of the program. (08:16-20:58) - The head coach of the Indy Eleven in Mark Lowry joins the program to elaborate on his team's first win of the season last week, how big of an addition Solomon Asante will be for the team, and previews this evening's match against Atlanta United II. (23:59-35:22) - Rake's broadcast partner in crime for the last nine years in Brad Hauter joins the program to give his perspective on the Indy Eleven being able to pick up a player with a skillset like Solomon Asante's, how opposing coaches will now losing some sleep with the potential setup once Asante joins the team, and which new player has impressed him the most. (38:23-47:04) - The fourth segment of today's show is spent with Rake updating you on some of the scores and upcoming schedule for the English Premier League, the announcement yesterday that Sean Dyche was fired by Burnley with eight games left on the EPL season, and some teams that could be on the way out of the Premier League. (50:04-56:46) - Rake closes out today's show by sharing a couple of notes pertaining to the Indy Eleven's match against Atlanta United II tonight, how he essentially gave Villarreal a participation trophy last week, and what Manchester City proved in their two matches against Atletico Madrid.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 04/09/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 59:22


    (00:00-03:01) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens the show recapping the matches the Indy Eleven have played since last week's show, preview the upcoming schedule for the boys in blue, and teases some of the conversations that he will be having with today's guests. (06:03-15:09) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to detail the improvements that he has seen from his team over the course of each match this season, previews today's match against RGV Toros, and then provides an injury update on a the trio of players that have yet to appear in a match this season for the Indy Eleven. (18:09-27:31) - Retired professional soccer player in Amy Rodriguez joins Soccer Saturday to detail her transition from a playing career to a coaching career, if she always saw herself becoming a coach once she felt like her playing career was over, and explains how her partnership with Invesco QQQ plays a tie into what she's doing as an assistant coach at USC. (30:33-48:21) - Jeff Rueter from The Athletic is the final guest of today's installment of Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw. Rueter shared his experience of covering the United States Men's National Team World Cup qualifying match against Honduras in the freezing cold, details how many changes there could be to the roster for the World Cup, and highlights some things that are on his radar right now in the soccer landscape. (51:22-56:21) - Rake closes out today's edition of Soccer Saturday by hitting on some news and notes that he forgot to mention on last week's show.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 04/02/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 59:58


    (00:00-07:38) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens the show by recapping the Indy Eleven's latest match in Louisville against rival Lou City FC, the status of the United States within the World Cup, and previews the conversations he will have with today's guests. (10:41-20:30) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven makes his weekly appearance on Soccer Saturday to give his thoughts on how the draw against Louisville City FC felt like a win, how incredible the fan base was last weekend in Louisville to help give the team a lift, and the transition that Nicky Law has made from the previous coaching staff's to him. (23:31-37:29) - Lead analyst for the USL in Devon Kerr is back on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to detail the improvements that the Indy Eleven made between their first match of the season to last week's match, the coaching difference between the eastern and western conference in the USL that Coach Lowry is adjusting towards, and which team has impressed him the most in the first three weeks of the season. (40:31-49:34) - Vice President of Marketing and Strategy with the Indy Eleven in Josh Mason to explain what they have learned over the course of the past couple seasons from a gameday experience, identify some experience changes that the club has made with the home opener being tonight, and some of the unique festivities that will take place tonight at the Mic! (52:35-56:58) - Rake closes out today's show by giving a shout out to former men's soccer coach at his alma mater, the University of Indianapolis, in John Higgins for being hired as the men's soccer coach at Xavier University, highlights some of the matches to come with World Cup implications, and then goes through the pairings for the World Cup.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 03/26/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2022 60:03


    (0:00-3:23) Greg Rakestraw is back for another edition of Soccer Saturday on 93.5 and 107.5 the Fan. It has been a slow start for the Boys in Blue losing their first two matches and failing to find the back of the net in either contest. Then, Greg sets the agenda for a jam packed Saturday morning for Soccer Saturday. (6:23-17:44) The head coach of the Indy Eleven, Mark Lowry, joins the show to recap the first week of the season for the Eleven. Mark first discusses the loss to the Tampa Bay Rowdies, the difficulties of early season action and figuring out what his team has in the locker room this year. Coach shares his excitement for the future with the young talent on his squad and making sure the team is set up for long term consistency and success. Then, Greg and Mark discuss loaning out some of the young talent on the team to ensure weekly minutes for the future of the club. Finally, the Eleven are headed to Louisville to take on Louisville City and the head coach touches on what is so impressive about that squad. (20:47-30:49) Indy Eleven forward Rodney Michael joins Greg Rakestraw. The 22-year-old details his journey from Sierra Leone to Santa Barbara, California to UC Santa Barbara to professional soccer. Coming from a lot of warm places, the forward talks about getting used to playing in different conditions and training through the winter here in Indianapolis. Finally, Rodney and Greg touch on what he's heard about playing in front of the Indy Eleven and adding yet another nationality to the list that are represented by the Boys in Blue. (33:50-44:56) Former Indy Eleven player and Butler University alum, Zach Steinberger, joins the show to talk about retired life and his life after soccer. Steinberger discusses the decision he made to hang up the boots and how being able to throw himself into real estate full time was helpful when coping with the end of his soccer career. Greg and Zach set up a bro date on Indy 500 race weekend before the pair takes a look back at Steinberger's professional soccer career. (47:57-57:01) To round out the show, Greg is joined by his fourth guest of the morning, this time it's former Indy Eleven player Tyler Gibson. Gibson talks about how life is treating him in his second year in Louisville and breaks down what's going on with the club 100 miles south of Indianapolis. To end the conversation, Tyler and Greg talk about both sides of the Indy-Louisville rivalry and what it's like to be on both sides of the equation.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 03/19/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2022 60:20


    (00-3:17) Greg opens this week's edition of the show looking back at Saturday's match, and previewing today's guests that will appear on the show. (6:17-17:49) Indy Eleven head coach Mark Lowry makes his weekly appearance on the show. Greg talks with him about the winter weather effecting these early matches. Lowry breaks down what went wrong in the team's loss last weekend, and the importance of throw-in execution for his club. Then, the conversation turns to tonight's matchup with Tampa Bay. (20:49-31:44) In the third segment, Greg welcomes Jonas Fjeldberg to the show. He talks about his road to join the team as the season began and the challenges faced early in the year. Then, they take a look at the weather being a factor in the opener. Fjeldberg speaks to how he got into soccer being from Norway. Greg asks Jonas about his journey from Norway to the University of Dayton. (34:44-51:20) The show continues as Greg welcomes Hoosier native, Dave Leno, who is the voice of the Philadelphia Union. Leno breaks down the success for the union and the two historic season that have taken place the previous two years. (54:20-57:13) Greg closes out this week's show looking ahead to tonight's match and looking at the US National Team trying to qualify for the World Cup.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 03/12/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2022 59:35


    (0:00-4:19) It is finally here! The Indy Eleven season is upon us and Greg Rakestraw is back for another edition of Soccer Saturday on 93.5 and 107.5 the Fan. With just hours left before match time, Greg sets the agenda for a traditional, opening day version of the show. It's a loaded Saturday morning with the head coach of the Indy Eleven, the captain and the voice of the USL all stopping by as the USL Championship season gets underway. (7:20-19:38) The head coach of the Indy Eleven, Mark Lowry, joins the show ahead of Saturday's night match against Loudon United. Greg and Mark discuss the final weekend of preseason friendlies, Elliot Panicco joining the club as the goalkeeper and the decision to make Neveal Hackshaw the guy with the captain's armband to start the season. Before the conversation ends, Coach Lowry breaks down what Loudon brings to the pitch and why it's a very difficult draw to the start the season for the Boys in Blue. Then, Greg details the season opener in Virginia on Saturday. (22:39-30:29) Neveal Hackshaw, the Indy Eleven captain, stops by as he prepares for year four with the Indy Eleven. Neveal and Greg talk about how last year is fueling this season and what it has been like playing for Mark Lowry. The captain is taking on a different position in the Lowry era and touches on what the challenges are when switching positions and his excitement for the switch. The Boys in Blue will be looking fresh during home matches this season with the arrival of new, checkered jerseys. Neveal touches on the new kits and how Indianapolis has turned into home over the last four years. (33:31-49:39) As is tradition on opening day, Greg Rakestraw is joined by the voice of the USL Championship, Mike Watts, to get his thoughts going into another season of the USL Championship and the arrival of Mark Lowry in Indianapolis. Watts then transitions to what the Indy Eleven did over the offseason to improve on a tough year last season that saw the Boys in Blue struggle to put the ball in the back of the net. Then, Greg and Mike take a tour around the USL Championship in a season preview of sorts, specifically the top of the league in 2022 in Louisville City FC and Tampa Bay. (52:41-56:31) To round out a busy Saturday morning, Greg provides you with some news and notes around European soccer and gets you ready for the Indy Eleven season to begin.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 03/05/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2022 59:47


    (0:00-6:52) Greg Rakestraw is back for another edition of Soccer Saturday on 93.5 and 107.5 the Fan. Rake opens the show with recent friendly action for the Indy Eleven as they prepare for the beginning of the regular season next week. Elliot Panicco is the newest member of the Eleven and Greg lays out a very busy morning agenda on Soccer Saturday. We also update you on Premier League action and a club in the EPL now being led by an American. (9:53-22:09) The newest member of the Indy Eleven, Elliot Panicco, joins the show on loan from Nashville SC. Elliot and Greg discuss the young keeper's first full season of professional soccer last year, why he's excited about playing for head coach Mark Lowry and his time with the Austin Bold. Elliot touches on his time as a Charlotte 49er in college, what he's looking forward to about being in Indy and what he knows about his new teammates on the Eleven. To finish the segment, Greg gives an update on Premier League action on Saturday morning. (25:11-36:19) The man behind the USL Tactics Twitter account, John Morrisey, joins Rakestraw to talk about the light bulb moment to start a tactics Twitter account and how much bigger the operation has gotten since he started it in 2020. Morrisey breaks down what Mark Lowry brings to the Indy Eleven from a tactics perspective and what he's trying to do on the pitch. In addition, Rake and Morrisey touch on who benefits the most from a change in tactics here in Indianapolis before bouncing around the strategy and what's going on around the USL. (39:21-51:45) Chris Doran, the radio voice of the Columbus Crew, joins the show to discuss the season opener for the Crew and how impressive the new home of Columbus, Lower.com Field, is and what the facility has done to lift up the club. Then, Chris and Greg discuss the Crew personnel, specifically Gyasi Zardes, and whether or not the Crew can contend for their second MLS Cup in three seasons. Finally, Chris previews Saturday's match for the Crew against San Jose. (54:46-56:45) In a brief conclusion to the show, Greg touches briefly on European soccer action.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 02/26/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2022 59:24


    (0:00-4:20) Greg Rakestraw is back for another edition of Soccer Saturday on 93.5 and 107.5 the Fan. He begins with the most recent Indy Eleven action in preseason friendlies as they gear up for 2022 season and sets the agenda for a busy show on this Saturday morning. (7:21-14:52) The head coach of the Indy Eleven, Mark Lowry, joins the show in the second segment to discuss recent Eleven action on the pitch and how close the squad is to "regular season" form. Greg and Mark discuss how close his coaching staff is to having a Starting XI in ink with just a couple weeks left before the season opener as well as what Raul Aguilera. The conversation concludes with an update on personnel for the Boys in Blue. (17:55-27:15) A recent addition to the Indy Eleven, Raul Aguilera, calls in to chat about his transition from Florida to Indianapolis. Raul touches on what he has explored in the city thus far and Rakestraw, as a longtime Broad Ripple native, gives him some guidance on where to find some good tacos. Transitioning to the pitch, Raul discusses the dynamic of the Eleven locker room and what attracted him to the club here in Indy. Finally, how close is the team to regular season form? Raul paints that picture to end the conversation. (30:17-47:40) It is the opening week of the MLS season and Jason Davis from SiriusXM FC joins Greg Rakestraw to kick off the season. Jason touches on how he feels like everything is running behind before running through some of his predictions for the 2022 season. Which teams have a chance to win the whole thing? And who is the best player in Major League Soccer right now? Then, the conversation switches to the USMNT and the road ahead for them to make it to the World Cup at the end of 2022. Then, Greg and Jason discuss MLS NEXT Pro and the impact it will have on talent in the US and MLS. (50:42-56:20) To round out the show, Rakestraw takes a tour of the international soccer landscape making stops at the Premier League and the Champions League. Finally, Greg takes a moment to talk about what's happening in Ukraine and hopes for swift resolution when it comes to the conflict in eastern Europe.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 02/19/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2022 59:38


    (00-2:53) Greg Rakestraw is back for another week of Soccer Saturday. Greg opens the show with an overview of the upcoming schedule this week, and previews today's show. (5:56-18:58) Bobby Edwards, who recently retired, joins the show to talk about his transition to coaching within weeks of retiring. Edwards explains how the move came about, and he touches on the coaching experience he had while still playing soccer. Then, Greg asks Edwards about the adjustment to being on the sideline, rather than on the field. (21:59-31:20) Indy Eleven's Tim Trilk is featured on this segment of the show. Trilk walks Greg through his thought process over the off-season and the thought of him making the jump in leagues. The goalkeeper talks about how fast the game has been in the training and friendlies with Indy Eleven. Also, Greg asks Trilk about his past experience playing in Chattanooga, with multiple clubs in the same city. (34:22-46:03) Indianapolis native and Pike graduate, Justin Ingram joins the show. First, Greg talks with Ingram about the process after graduating, along with the road to Indy. Ingram speaks on the adjustment after arriving later than most players. Next, Justin details his college career, and Greg asks about how soccer is part of his family. (49:04-56:31) Greg concludes the show with a look at the Champions League. He previews next week's show with conversation about the MLS season, and finishes with a reminder about the countdown to Indy Eleven regular season.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 02/12/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2022 60:09


    (0:00-2:51) Greg Rakestraw is back for another edition of Soccer Saturday on 93.5 and 107.5 the Fan. Greg touches on Indy Eleven preseason action, news around the club and sets the agenda for a jam packed show on Soccer Saturday. (5:52-17:50) The head coach of the Indy Eleven, Mark Lowry, joins the show as he does most Saturdays. Greg and Mark start the discussion with the Eleven's seven-goal performance against Marion University this week and the next steps he wants to see his club take against the University of Indianapolis on Saturday. Then, Mark touches on Bobby Edwards' decision to leave the pitch for the coaching side of things in his mid 20's and what advice he has for any young coach entering the ranks. What's the on-field situation of the goalkeeping position? The coach and Rakestraw touch on that before spending some time discussing more personnel moves for the Eleven before Rakestraw ends the segment with some details on the newest members of the club - both players and coaches. (20:51-36:51) Through the magic of technology, Greg is joined by Jon Busch, the goalkeeper coach of the Scottish club Hibernian, better known as Hibs. Busch and Rakestraw discuss how he ended up there and the connections he had that got him into the European soccer coaching ranks. Jon touches on being thrown into the thick of things in the middle of the season and how he has approached his new position with Hibs. The work has been heavy and the hours have been long, but Jon touches on taking a few moments at each new place to appreciate the situation he is in and capture moments to remember. To end the conversation, Jon touches on what the next few months might look like into the summer months. (39:53-51:31) Duke Lacroix joins the show from the west coast as a current member of the Sacramento Republic and former member of the Indy Eleven. Greg and Duke discuss his now eight-year soccer career and reminisce about what Rakestraw dubs the greatest goal in Indy Eleven history. Duke touches on his involvement with the USL Black Players Alliance, what the group is focused on doing and why it's important. (54:31-57:10) Greg wraps up a busy Saturday morning with his thoughts on the FA Cup.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 02/05/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2022 59:48


    (0:00-7:07) Greg Rakestraw is rolling on another edition of Soccer Saturday on 93.5 and 107.5. Rake opens the show with the weather and how 5 degrees is apparently World Cup Qualifier weather. Then, dives into the Indy Eleven, new personnel added to the squad and sets the agenda for a busy Saturday morning on Indy's weekly soccer show. It was announced earlier this week that the W League team representing the Indy Eleven will be called, you guessed it, Indy Eleven! One badge, one brand regardless of which team is on the pitch between the men's, women's or Academy team. (10:08-21:23) The head coach of the Indy Eleven Mark Lowry joins the show in the second segment to talk about some of the new roster moves the Eleven have made ahead of the 2022 season. Greg and Coach Lowry talk about what positions or skillsets the team is trying to solidify in the next month or so before taking pitch for the beginning of the regular season. Lowry stresses depth, specifically at the goalkeeping position and providing more firepower in the goal-scoring category. Finally, the conversation concludes with how important the preseason games are for the squad and the ludicrous amounts of snow that we got in Indiana this week. Rakestraw finishes up with a update from the FA Cup. (24:24-34:44) Stefano Pinho joins the program after signing with the Indy Eleven earlier this week. The veteran forward was very rudely welcomed by the city's weather this week, but more importantly, Pinho talks about why Indianapolis was the right place to continue his career in the United States and what he remembers about playing here as a part of the visiting team over the years. Finally, Pinho talks about why he wanted to come and play for Mark Lowry. Then, Rakestraw gives some background on the newest forward for the Indy Eleven. (37:45-46:15) Rakestraw turns his attention to CONCACAF and the US Men's National Team. Rakestraw touches on where the US' three qualifying matches took place in the window, specifically the game in St. Paul, Minnesota in freezing temperature that saw several Honduras players leave the field because of the weather. Greg takes a look around the rest of CONCACAF and the upcoming matches in the next qualifying window in March. (49:16-56:50) For the final segment, Rake talks the Indy Eleven. Not the men's or academy team but the women's team that will represent the club in the W League. He breaks down the schedule for the Eleven women's team and the home opener for the squad.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 01/29/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2022 60:10


    (0:00-7:54) Greg Rakestraw is back for another edition of Soccer Saturday on 93.5 and 107.5 the Fan. He dances into the show with the United States' win over El Salvador in World Cup Qualifying in Columbus on Thursday night before setting the agenda for the rest of the show and taking a look at what the USMNT needs to do in order to make it to Qatar at the end of 2022. Finally, Greg provides news and notes surrounding the Indy Eleven. (10:56-20:43) Greg is joined by the Indy Eleven's Alann Torres and the conversation the pair had back in October of 2021. Torres is making the jump straight from the Eleven Academy team to the professional team. Greg and Alann talk about where his dream of becoming a professional soccer player began, where the opportunity to play with the Indy Eleven started and how he's balancing soccer and his course load and academics. Alann touches on which players have really taken him under their wing before Rakestraw finishes the segment with other new additions to the Academy team. (23:45-35:33) From one teenager to another, Greg is joined by Indy Eleven Academy player Palmer Ault and Palmer first talks about why it was so important to him to stick around and play his high school soccer at Noblesville. Palmer touches on how great high school soccer was before talking about graduating early to focus on training and preparing for his time with the Eleven Academy team. Ault is on his way to play for Coach Paul Snape at Butler University in the fall. Greg asks him why he chose Butler for college and then asks him why he went the soccer route rather than following his father who was once Mr. Basketball in the state of Indiana. (38:35-47:13) Greg circles back to the US Men's National Team's win over El Salvador as well as what happened around the rest of the group. Rakestraw previews the rest of the US' upcoming matches including this weekend's match against Canada before transitioning to the news and notes portion of the program. He talks primarily about USMNT goalkeeper Matt Turner and his move to Arsenal. (50:14-57:09) To finish a busy Saturday morning, Greg lays out the preseason schedule and regular season schedule for the Indy Eleven.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 01/22/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 59:24


    (0:00-5:03) Greg Rakestraw is back for another edition of Soccer Saturday on 93.5 and 107.5 the Fan. Greg opens with January World Cup qualifiers starting in less than a week, as well as a new signing that features an Indy Eleven Academy player skipping college and signing his first professional contract. He then sets the agenda for a busy hour of soccer on Indy's weekly soccer show (8:04-18:21) Greg welcomes Indy Eleven defender Alex McQueen to the program to talk about his upcoming schedule with the Grenada National Team and how he's able to compete with that national team. McQueen touches on why it's the perfect time for him to make the jump from European soccer to the United States and his experiences playing in the fifth league of English soccer. How big of an adjustment is going from natural grass to turf? Greg asks Alex if there will be any adjustment in that category and what he's heard about the soccer and the city in Indianapolis. To finish the segment, Greg gives the back of Alex's player card so you can get to know the new Eleven defender. (21:23-31:23) Another new addition to the Eleven stops by, this time it is defender Mechack Jerome. Greg and Mechack touch on what he remembers about his trips to play in Indy as the opponent and his transition to the city of Indianapolis. The defender has spent the overwhelming majority of the last seven years with new Indy Eleven head coach Mark Lowry and he details what about the coach makes him want to follow him wherever he goes. Jerome is also being reunited with a familiar teammate in Indianapolis. To round out the conversation, Greg and Mechack touch on the Haitian National Team, what he's heard about Indianapolis and Coach Lowry. Once again, Greg gives you the back of Alex's card to give you more information about the center back. (34:26-45:52) It's news and notes time. Greg touches on a pair of US Men's National Team members that are linked to high profile moves on the other side of the pond, as well as the departure of one of the best to ever do it in MLS, Diego Valeri. After nine seasons in Portland, Valeri is headed back to Argentina to finish his professional career. Then, Rakestraw touches on the idea of playing a World Cup qualifier in Columbus and Minnesota during the coldest months of the year. (48:54-56:17) To round out another edition of Soccer Saturday, Greg takes a look around the English Premier League and puts a bow on a packed show.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 01/15/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 57:40


    (0:00-6:37) Greg Rakestraw is back for another edition of Soccer Saturday on 93.5 and 107.5 the Fan. Greg opens the show by highlighting the important components of the Indy Eleven schedule in 2022 and the teams that the Eleven will play for the first time this year. He closes the first segment with a reminder about the big international competitions happening this season. (9:38-19:51) As he does most Saturday mornings, Indy Eleven head coach Mark Lowry joins the program for the first time in the new year. Greg and Mark talk about the new personnel on the Eleven Roster, especially the young players on the roster. Mark touches on what Noah Powder will bring to the team as a left back as well as midfielder Raul Aguilera as well as what the next few weeks look like as more players get announced, training camp is on the horizon and the open tryout is right around the corner. (22:52-36:04) Former Indy Eleven player and new Oakland Roots SC head coach Juan Guerra joins the show to chat about his new role as a HC in the USL. Greg asks Guerra what he learned here in Indianapolis that is preparing him for a leadership position like this and what kind of community he is feeling around Oakland already. Juan comments on Eleven head coach Mark Lowry's coaching style and what he expects to see from him as the new head coach of the Boys in Blue. (39:05-44:56) It's news and notes time on Soccer Saturday. Rakestraw updates you on signings and transactions that involve former Indy Eleven players and where they will be playing in 2022. He also touches on MLS Draft news and players that could be bouncing between MLS and the USL this year and a number of other transactions. (47:57-54:38) To wrap up this edition of Soccer Saturday, Rakestraw updates you on the FA Cup and what is going on around the Premier League.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 01/08/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 59:37


    (00:00-07:03) - Greg Rakestraw is back with the first edition of Soccer Saturday for the year of 2022 and opens the show by discussing the guests that will be featured on today's show, latest news of teams dropping out of the USL, and the new scheduling methodology the USL will be implementing this season. (10:05-22:02) - The latest player to sign with the Indy Eleven in Sam Brown makes his first appearance on Soccer Saturday to share his experience with Real Monarchs this past season, what stood out to him when he played the Indy Eleven last year with Real Monarchs, and explains how he ended up playing college soccer at Harvard. (25:02-36:42) - Former Assistant Coach Phil Presser of the Indy Eleven joins Greg on this week's edition of Soccer Saturday to explain his new role within the organization, what it was like witnessing the academy players hoisting up the championship trophy a couple weeks ago, and shares what he will miss most about working with the Indy Eleven team. (39:44-52:04) - Current goalkeeper at Indiana University in Roman Celentano joins Greg Rakestraw a week before the MLS Draft to discuss what it was like playing in both the fall and spring, what his favorite moment that he will never forget during his time at IU, and explains who he models his game after. (55:05-56:37) - Greg Rakestraw concludes the first edition of the ninth season of Soccer Saturday by previewing some of the topics he plans on covering next week!

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 12/25/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 59:52


    (0:00-7:34) Greg Rakestraw is back on 93.5 and 107.5 the Fan for this year's edition of the "Best of Soccer Saturday" for 2021. Greg dives into the eleven best things about 2021 starting with the Eleven's win over Louisville for the first time in three years by breaking down the matchups between the two teams this season. (10:35-20:44) In the second segment of this edition of best of 2021, Rakestraw touches on the fan experience at Indy Eleven games and the return to the Mike, a.k.a IU Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium, on the campus of IUPUI. Greg and Brad Hauter reminisce about the return to the "spiritual home" of the Eleven and how different it was compared to playing at Lucas Oil Stadium. More importantly, the fans were back in the stands for Eleven games heightening the experience at the Mike so much more. To round out the segment, the Indy Eleven will have a women's team in the W League, sponsored by the USL. (23:45-33:41) Greg gives some love to Manuel Arteaga, Nicky Law and Jared Timmer who made their debut with the club in 2021 and will be back in 2022. Rakestraw and Hauter provide some highlights from these three players and talk about what they each brought to the pitch this season. Arteaga was the goal leader for Indy in 2021 and both Law and Timmer were near the top of the club in terms of matches and minutes played. (36:42-44:05) Rakestraw and Hauter, two members of the Indy Eleven Century Club, a group of dedicated supporters to the club who have spent 100 matches or more with the club. Two new members were added to the group this season. (47:06-56:51) It wouldn't be a best of without touching on the Indy Eleven Academy's win in the first ever USL Academy Playoff Championship. Greg and Brad touch on how important a healthy youth system is for the club and why winning a championship on any level is infectious. The pair ends this edition of Best XI for 2021 with the only logical place to finish, the naming of Mark Lowry as the next head coach of the Indy Eleven.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 12/18/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 59:51


    (0:00-3:31) Greg Rakestraw is back for the final fresh edition of Soccer Saturday in 2021 on 93.5 and 107.5 the Fan. In a brief open to the show, Greg introduces you to a new name on the Indy Eleven coaching staff, a new head coach in the organization and sets the agenda for the rest of the show. Stay tuned for another busy edition of Soccer Saturday! (6:35-17:07) The newly re-signed AJ Cochran joins Greg in the second segment to talk about returning to the Eleven for a second season. Cochran touches on his health and the injury he suffered way back in August before a rundown of his quickly approaching wedding early in 2022. Cochran describes what to expect from a Mark Lowry coached team, the new personnel he's looking forward to working with this upcoming season and what he thinks his role will be on the team this season. (20:07-32:18) The Indy Eleven are entering the USL W League and named a head coach. Paul Dolinsky, former head coach of the WPSL's Lady Victory FC, was named the head coach along with Grace Bahr who was named the first assistant coach. Paul touches on his arrival to the organization and the core players that the team also announced in forwards Katie Soderstrom and Kristina Lynch and midfielder Molly McLaughlin. Coach Dolinsky and Greg touch on tapping into the talent coming out of college and the players trying to prove themselves for another pro contract down the road. Paul talks about the attention of the USL W League, already hearing from players in Europe and getting to call Grand Park home base for the club. The conversation concludes with Paul's head coach Grace Bahr and what she will bring to the club as a former player and now coach as well as the upcoming open tryout for the team. (35:18-46:07) Another member of the Indy Eleven staff stops by. He was with head coach Mark Lowry in Jacksonville and El Paso and now he is here in Indianapolis. Matt Williams joins the show to talk about working with Lowry and the opportunity to make the move to Indy alongside the head coach. He touches on his role on a Lowry coaching staff and the dynamic between the two. Believe it or not, Greg references Williams' Twitter page and the quote in his bio and how he applies that to the way he approaches coaching the game. Matt and Greg discuss the incoming personnel that Matt has worked with before and how they fit in to the team in Indianapolis as well as what Grand Park allows them to do in terms of training and the quality of the facility. Finally, Greg and Matt talk golf and checking out the other professional sports teams in Matt's time away from the pitch in Indianapolis. (49:08-56:51) Greg Rakestraw wraps up a busy hour with NYC FC who are this year's MLS Cup Champions and first time champions of that trophy before going international to update you on what's happening on the pitch across the pond. Rake touches on the Champions League and college soccer to finish up the last new edition of Soccer Saturday this calendar year.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 12/11/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 60:05


    (0:00-5:20) Greg Rakestraw is back for another edition of Soccer Saturday on 93.5 and 107.5 the Fan. Greg opens the show by setting the agenda for the show and lays out the new editions to the Indy Eleven for next season. The Indy Eleven Academy team took home a championship last weekend at the USL Academy League Playoffs and the University of Indianapolis saw there season come to a close this week. (8:20-21:25) Head coach of the Indy Eleven Mark Lowry joins the show in the second segment to talk about more additions to the Indy Eleven roster. But first, Mark and Greg talk about the Indy Eleven Academy team lifting a trophy last week in Florida. Then, the head coach dives into the roster decisions that were made this week for the organization including a player that will be staying in Indianapolis for a second season in AJ Cochran. Greg asked Mark how difficult it is to evaluate talent in the United States due to the fact that the college system supplies players alongside the junior and academy programs around the country, and coach describes the game of Alex McQueen, another pick up for the Eleven. Head coach Lowry ends the conversation by laying out how many players they'd like to have under contract before the holiday break. (24:26-36:35) The Indy Eleven Academy team - or the "Baby Boys in Blue" - brought home a trophy and Diego Sanchez, a member of that team, joins the show to talk about last weekend's championship run. Sanchez describes what it was like to win a trophy as well as the fans that met them at the airport when they returned from the tournament. Diego spent time training with the senior team and Greg asks him about the advantages of getting to spend several months with the top team before coming back to the Eleven youth team. To finish out the segment, Greg touches on the rest of the Academy team, several awards that Eleven players received last weekend and an update on the U.S. Men's National Team. (39:35-47:43) Another player joins the show with Greg Rakestraw. Bryam Rebellon calls in to talk about, first and foremost, how he ended up with a wife from Indianapolis considering his travels playing professional soccer for over a decade. Rebellon touches on what it means to be in Indianapolis and what he's expecting as an Indy Eleven player and playing in a colder climate in Indianapolis. Finally, Rebellon talks about what fans should expect from a Mark Lowry coached team next season. (50:44-57:01) To finish another edition of Soccer Saturday, Greg Rakestraw runs through some Champions League results, MLS Cup Final and the rest of the action around Europe.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 12/04/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 60:44


    (0:00-5:07) - Greg Rakestraw is back for another edition of Soccer Saturday on 93.5/107.5 the Fan. He opens the show with an update on the 2022 Indy Eleven roster and a group of players making the jump from El Paso to Indianapolis for next season. Then, Greg lays out the players who likely won't return to the Eleven next season before getting you set up for the rest of this edition of Soccer Saturday. (8:08-23:59) - Indy Eleven head coach Mark Lowry joins the program to talk all things Eleven. The coach talks about the roster moves made earlier this week and what he likes about the players that will wear an Eleven jersey in 2022. As is the case for all professional sports teams and especially USL teams, players come and go, Greg and Coach Lowry talk about the players who represented Indy this season that will move on from their time in Indianapolis. Finally, Greg and Mark touch on the USL Championship final between Tampa Bay and Orange County before Greg provides an update on teams who aren't playing in the 2022 season and 2021 USL awards. (27:00-39:32) The Indy Eleven Academy team is rolling and their head coach, Kiki Wallace, joins the program to talk about the USL Academy Playoffs currently taking place, what the next steps might be for the young players on his team and the array of young talent around the state of Indiana. Then, Greg and Kiki return to the Eleven's matchups this weekend at USL Academy Playoffs. Finally, Kiki touches on the opportunity to play against the Mexican National Team when they made a trip to the states and prepared for games against the US Men's National Team and Canada. (42:32-52:03) The final interview of this edition of Soccer Saturday features John Higgins, the University of Indianapolis men's soccer head coach, as UIndy is one win away from being a national semifinalist. Coach touches on his team this season as well as the Greyhounds game on Saturday Night at Key Stadium against Fort Hays State. He provides an in-depth scouting report ahead of the Regional Final and keys to a win for UIndy. To finish the segment, Greg wraps up the segment with a look around the Hoosier state college soccer landscape. (55:04-57:34) Greg Rakestraw finishes up another edition of Soccer Saturday by talking Premier League, Champions League and international soccer.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 11/27/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 60:20


    (00:00-08:41) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens the show by recapping last week's show, touches on the concept of today's show, and catches you up on what is happening in the USL Championship. (11:43-25:03) - As tradition continues around Thanksgiving, Greg brings back a conversation he had with an author. The first interview Rake replays is his conversation with author Roger Bennett of Reborn in the USA: An Englishman's Love Letter to His Chosen Home. Bennett explains the feedback that he has received since his book was published on June 29th of this year, jokes about how he had to write a book about England to end their curse for the UEFA European Championship, and tells some backstories from England and his time in the USA. (28:04-37:23) - Author of Secrets Of Success: Insights From Megan Rapinoe's World-Class Soccer Career in Meg Linehan was the second conversation that Rake replays on today's show. Linehan shared what she learned about Megan Rapinoe while she was researching her before putting the book together, how much longer she thinks Rapinoe will be professionally be playing soccer, and updated you on how the new expansion team in Racing Louisville FC is coming along. (40:25-51:34) - The final best-of interview author edition of Soccer Saturday is author Rob Goldman of The Sisterhood: The 99ers and the Rise of US Women's Soccer from a couple weeks ago where he explained why right now was the write time to write a book about the 1999 World Cup team, what it was like talking with Tony Dicicco in the latter stages of his life, and which player on the team that isn't talked about enough from that team. (54:35-57:19) - Today's show concludes with Rake teasing some Indy Eleven conversations that he will be having next week and quickly previews all the latest local soccer matches that are coming up within the next week.

    Indy Eleven- Soccer Saturday for 11/20/2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 60:40


    (00:00-09:06) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another version of Soccer Saturday and opens today's show by previewing the show, the new guests and talks about the new hire for Indy Eleven in Head Coach Mark Lowry. (12:06-26:11) - Newly hired head coach of the Indy Eleven Mark Lowry joins Greg to talk about why he decided to take this job and leave El Paso, discusses his thoughts on his new players and on his new community. (29:11-38:52) - Former Butler Player and current Indy Eleven Player Jared Timmer joins the show to talk about returning for a second season, thoughts on playing for a new head coach and what his offseason plans are. (41:52-51:33) - The Head Coach of the Indiana Soccer Team Todd Yeagley joins the show to talk about returning to the NCAA Tournament for the 2nd time in 2021 after a delayed last season. The Hoosiers lost in the National Championship game back in the Spring. He talks about what to expect in their first round matchup and also looks back at the season. (54:33-55:28) - Rake closes out today's edition of Soccer Saturday by thanking today's guests.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 11/13/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 60:31


    (00:00-04:07) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another version of Soccer Saturday and opens today's show by recapping last night's United States Men's National Team victory over Mexico, reminds you about what the criterion is for each country to make the World Cup, and previews today's guest lineup. (07:10-19:38) - Goalkeeper of the Indy Eleven in Jordan Farr joins Rake on Soccer Saturday this week to explain how everything went down with him going on loan to San Antonio FC, if he knows all the names of the players in the locker room, and what it's like looking down at his San Antonio FC uniform and not seeing the Indy Eleven logo. (22:39-35:16) - Lead analyst of the USL Championship and a good friend of the show in Devon Kerr joins Greg Rakestraw on today's installment of Soccer Saturday to detail the fallout of Phoenix Rising throughout the course of the season, how weird it is seeing Jordan Farr between the goal posts for San Antonio FC, and gives his opinion on who has the best chance at beating the Tampa Bay Rowdies. (38:17-50:16) - The final guest on today's show is author Rob Goldman of The Sisterhood: The 99ers and the Rise of US Women's Soccer to explain why right now was the write time to write a book about the 1999 World Cup team, what it was like talking with Tony Dicicco in the latter stages of his life, and which player on the team that isn't talked about enough from that team. (53:17-57:30) - Rake closes out today's edition of Soccer Saturday by thanking today's guests, takes a look at where the collegiate soccer divisions are at in their season along with some notes, and previews what will be coming your way on the show next week.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 11/06/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 59:38


    (00:00-05:50) - The first off-season edition of Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw is underway where he breaks down Jordan Farr's playing situation with San Antonio FC and previews the conversations that he will have today with guests Mike Watts, Carlos Zavaleta, and John Higgins. (08:52-22:59) - Voice of the USL Championship in Mike Watts joins Rake on Soccer Saturday this week to give a breakdown of the teams that are competing in the USL Playoffs, where the Indy Eleven is currently at heading into 2022, and calls the Indy Eleven head coaching job as one of the top jobs in the entire USL. (26:00-38:32) - The father or Eriq Zavaleta in Carlos Zavaleta joins Greg Raketraw on Soccer Saturday following his Brebeuf Jesuit Braves first ever IHSAA state title in soccer to explains what being at Brebeuf Jesuit special in comparison to coaching club soccer, how soccer ended up leading him from El Salvador to the United States, and when he realized that his son Eriq would have the ability to represent El Salvador's Men's National Team. (41:34-50:39) - Head Coach of the men's soccer team at the University of Indianapolis in John Higgins joins Greg Rakestraw to explain the consistent success his team has had this season, how he balanced seniors returning following last year in connection to bringing in freshman, and the legacy that is building between the Steinwasher family and the the soccer program. (53:40-56:37) - Greg Rakestraw closes out today's show with important news and notes surrounding the roster for the United States Men's National Team and what happened this week in the Premier and Champions League.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 10/30/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 59:36


    (00:00-03:56) - The final in-season edition of Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw begins with Rake highlighting the current playoff situations in the league, the IHSAA Soccer State Finals that will be going on today, and previews the conversations he will have with today's guests. (06:58-18:16) - Interim Head Coach Max Rogers of the Indy Eleven possibly makes his final appearance on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw with that title to explain how he has dealt with this week knowing that this is the final week of the season, what to expect tonight from Memphis 901 considering this is their eighth match in the last four weeks, and what the learning process for him has been like going from an assistant coach to the head coach. (21:17-32:41) - With the IHSAA State Finals for soccer going on, Greg Rakestraw is joined by Carmel boys soccer coach Shane Schmidt and takes a look at their opponent in the Noblesbille Millers, if there is an added element to tonight's match with both teams knowing each other very well, and the overall importance of being a balanced soccer team versus having one player who accounts for most of the goals or assists. (35:43-50:24) - Former defender of the Indy Eleven in Nemanja Vukovic joins Greg Rakestraw as the final guest of this week's show to explain how everything went down following the Indy Eleven's decision not to bring him back after the 2019 season, how the transition from player to coach has gone so far, and if he ever saw himself as a coach once his playing career came to a finish. (53:25-56:35) - With the season coming to a close tonight for the Indy Eleven, Greg Rakestraw closes this week's show out with some of the story lines that he will be updating you on throughout the off-season and when training camp for the boys in blue will begin for the 2022 season.

    Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 10/23/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 60:22


    (00:00-01:57) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens up the show with the Indy Eleven officially being eliminated from post-season contention and previews topics that he will cover throughout the show. (04:59-15:08) - Interim Head Coach Max Rogers of the Indy Eleven makes his weekly appearance on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to share his excitement on the team putting together a full match against Louisville City last week, how the team has approached this week knowing their season ends the night before Halloween, and breaks down FC Tulsa ahead of their match tonight. (18:09-33:02) - Jeff Rueter from The Athletic makes his second appearance of the season on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to explain the confidence meter with United States Men's National Coach Gregg Berhalter, who could possibly replace Berhalter if the USMNT decides to part ways with him, and details what next year for the USL looks like in terms of number of teams. (36:04-48:09) - Brebeuf Jesuit's girls' soccer coach Angela White joins Rake on Soccer Saturday to highlight the injuries her team has while making a run to win the state championship for girls soccer, how the team has been able to adapt the last month of the season for the post-season started, and previews tonight's semi-state match against Evansville Memorial. (51:11-57:21) - Our final guest of today's show is Dave Piercefield from the Central Indiana Honda Dealers to explain why the partnership with the Indy Eleven is such a good relationship, how business is going right now for Honda, and how they were able to stay afloat during the tough times this year.

    Soccer Saturday- INDY ELEVEN 10-16

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 59:59


    Today on Soccer Saturday... 00:00-5:46- Host Greg Rakestraw started off by previewed the show, served as the expert on the US Men's national team, and recapped their 2-1 win over Costa Rica on Thursday. Greg also encourages listeners to make it to the Indy Eleven home game on Saturday 8:49-20:20- Interim head coach Max Rogers returned to the show to recap with Greg Rakestraw the Indy Eleven's 3-1 loss to Birmingham Legion, described how the team has responded to the loss this past week, talked about the Indy Eleven's next match against Louisville FC, and gave his idea on what kind of matchup he expects against Louisville. Plus Greg Rakestraw gave the scenarios for how the Indy Eleven could still make the playoffs. 23:22-33:55- Manu Ledesma made his Soccer Saturday debut and discussed where he wanted to continue his career, returning to Indianapolis as a member of the Indy Eleven, and Greg Rakestraw reflects back on July 8th 2017 when Manu scored his first goal at Carroll Stadium as a member of the Cosmos. 36:57-49:58- Greg Rakestraw welcomed Purdue Women's Soccer Coach Drew Roff to the show to discuss their win over Ohio State, their 11-2-2 season as the seasons end draws closer, and gave his key players from the Ohio State game. Plus hear Greg's conversation with Coach Roff on the looming BIG Ten Tournament. 52:58-56:57- Host Greg Rakestraw closed out the show by recapping his guests and gave a quick rundown of what's ahead for the Indy Eleven.

    Soccer Saturday- INDY ELEVEN 10/9/2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 60:15


    Today on Soccer Saturday: (0:00-4:03)- Host Greg Rakestraw previews the show, gives an update on team USA in Mexico, and talks what's left for the Indy Eleven (7:03-20:38)- Interim Head Coach Max Rogers joined Greg Rakestraw to recap their last match against which ended in a 1-1 draw against Atlanta United 2, gave his thoughts on Bobby Edwards, Nicky Law and others, and discussed their rematch against Birmingham Legion tomorrow. (23:42-36:13(- Elkhart native and up and coming star Allan Torres talked about how he found his love for soccer, his journey through Academy leagues, and getting to play against Oklahoma City to start his professional soccer career. (39:15-52:41)- Greg Rakestraw welcomed back former Indy Eleven player Janusz Michalik who talked about the future of the Indy Eleven, players he's watching closely and more on the current roster of guys who could move up into higher leagues. (55:45-57:09)- Host Greg Rakestraw rounds out today's edition of Soccer Saturday by wrapping up thoughts on team USA, previews their final qualifying round matchup against Panama, and previews next weeks show.

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