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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.
Rolls-Royce has half-billion-dollar plans in Indianapolis; a marketing company compares its growth to a Marvel movie; we visit one of the state's architectural gems; the home of the Pacers and Fever has a new name; a cutting-edge brain procedure is coming to Indiana; Purdue Polytechnic continues to be a success story; Indy Eleven is adding a women's team; and Indiana continues to be "READI" for regional growth.
(00:00-03:46) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and open the show recapping the Indy Eleven/OKC Energy match from Wednesday, (06:48-18:40) - President and CEO of the Indy Eleven in Greg Stremlaw joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to explain his the flurry of moves the club has made in the last couple weeks, why right now is the right time for the franchise to launch a women Indy Eleven team in the W League, and accesses the job that Max Rogers and the rest of the coaching staff has done since the departure of Martin Rennie. (21:41-33:09) - Interim head coach Max Rogers makes his weekly appearance on Soccer Saturday to debrief you on the performance on some of the new faces that his club has added, explains how much he needs to see from Emmanuel Ledezma before implementing him into the lineup, and previews tonight's match (36:11-44:32) - Director of Women's Soccer Operations of the USL in Betsy Haugh to give you the elevator speech of what opportunities will be created for players and coaches in the W League, what the next couple months will be like for people involved with creating and growing the W League, and how many teams have joined the W League as of today. (47:34-57:42) - The final segment of this week is spent with Greg recapping this week of Champions League play, the NWSL news that has been coming out the last 48 hours or so, and the United States Men's National Team roster before World Cup qualifiers.
Can the injury-plagued Colts finally get a win vs. the Fins? Can IU repeat last season's miracle win vs. Penn State? Pacers injury news. Indy Eleven has to find some points and get some W's.
(00:00-06:11) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday today and opens up the show with Rake explaining where the Indy Eleven are at right now in the playoff picture, the additions the Indy Eleven made this week, and profiles each of those players that the team added. (09:13-20:25) - Interim Head Coach Max Rogers returns in his weekly slot in the show to discuss the frustrating loss to Memphis 901 on Wednesday, how much training the team is doing with the lack of player rotation during mid-week matches because of injuries, and Coach Rogers breaks down some of the recent players the team has added in the last handful of days. (23:26-36:33) - President Katherine Reed of the Brickyard Battalion joins Rake on Soccer Saturday to explain how the BYB is handling the up-and-down season the Indy Eleven is having, how it feels being back at Carrol Stadium this year, and how the Brickyard Battalion came up with the idea of making a tifo for Carl Ouimette in celebration for his 100th match with the Indy Eleven. (39:36-53:07) - Head Coach Justin Sullivan of the Marian Knights women's soccer team makes his first ever appearance on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to explain how his team is playing their best soccer as they head into the post-season, how the transition from Gary Yohe to Sullivan was so smooth, and how bringing back so much talent from last year to this year has helped him out. (56:09-59:56) - With Greg up against it time wise, he quickly closes out the show by dropping some names that will be on next week's installment of the show.
Will Wentz play Sunday vs. Titans? Should he? Can IU recapture the magic from last season? Indy Car Championship on the line tomorrow. Indy Eleven needs some W's. Fever look ahead to the draft and next season.
Can the Colts bounce back vs. the Rams? Biggest game in Bloomington for IU v. Cincy. Fever season comes to a close. Indy Eleven still have something to play for. Indy Car action heats up on the west coast for the final two races.
(00:00-02:17) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and spends the first couple minutes of today's show by updating you on the Indy Eleven standings in relation to their playoff aspirations and previews the rest of the show. (05:19-18:38) - Interim Head Coach Max Rogers returns in his weekly spot in the show to preview his team's important match tonight against rival Louisville City at 7pm, explain how much film study he has put in towards the match whether that is past matches against Lou City or their more recent matches, and then how important Gershon Koffie has been to the team this season. (21:39-37:56) - New member of the Indy Eleven in Liam Doyle on loan from San Antonio FC joins Rake for the first time on Soccer Saturday to explain his decision to come to the Indy Eleven, explains where the Isle of Man is because he is the first Indy Eleven player from the Isla of Man, and tells his story on how to ends up in Ohio for college soccer. (40:58-50:00) - Former member of the Indy Eleven and current member of Louisville City in Tyler Gibson makes another appearance on Soccer Saturday and shares some perspective from the opponents side going into tonight's match, what it feels like playing at Carrol Stadium, and whether or not he heard the can of beans story regarding Carl Ouimette. (53:02-56:26) - In the final segment of today's installment of Soccer Saturday, Greg Rakestraw closes out the show recapping some of the Premier League scores from this week that caught his attention.
Colts are set for the home opener with Wentz to start. IU has a rude awakening to start their season. Pacers get troubling news on the injury front. Fever & Indy Eleven struggle.
(00:00-02:45) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens today show with a quick first segment previewing today's show. (05:47-14:36) - Interim Head Coach Max Rogers is back on today's show and spends his weekly segment to explain how the team bounces back from Wednesday's 2-1 loss to FC Tulsa, how the team is feeling heading into today's match against Sporting KC II, and gives his expectations as to what he thinks Sporting KC II will try to do tonight against the boys in blue. (17:37-32:49) - Former soccer player DaMarcus Beasley joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to give his outlook on the United State Men's National team making the World Cup, how Ricardo Pepi's performance against Honduras makes an impact beyond the USMT, and how he was blown away by the amount of support Fort Wayne FC received in their first year. (35:51-49:28) - Greg Rakestraw's broadcast partner for life in Brad Hauter makes an appearance on this week's installment of Soccer Saturday to give his thoughts on where the Indy Eleven are at heading towards the end of the season, how he is feeling about his men's DePauw soccer team right now, and takes a look at some of the greatest soccer players from the state of Indiana that have played professionally. (52:29-56:07) - In our final segment of today's show, Greg pays tribute to the people we lost twenty years ago during the attack of 9/11, tells a story about the impact the aftermath had on his family, and highlights some of the top Premier League matches going on today.
(00:00-02:45) - A very happy Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens the show by recapping everything that happened since last week's installment of the show. Rake also previews the conversations that he will be having with Max Rogers and Brian Dunseth later on in the show. (05:47-17:45) - Interim Head Coach Max Rogers of the Indy Eleven is back on the show following a 2-0 win against Real Monarchs last Saturday, explains the thought process behind the decision made by the club to release goalie Jordan Hamilton, and how the club is feeling about playing at home now that they have won two straight home matches. (20:46-25:40) - Defender AJ Cochran joined Greg Rakestraw and Brad Hauter following the victory last Saturday against Real Monarchs and Rake brings back that interview during this segment of today's show. Cochran discusses the environment of playing at Carroll Stadium this year and more. (28:42-45:05) - A frequent guest in Brian Dunseth from SiriuxXM joins Greg Rakestraw with World Cup qualifying underway for Team USA. Dunseth gives his opinion on the performance of the Men's National Team against El Salvador, how important the USMNT upcoming match against Canada is, and whether or not if there is a World Cup qualifying rivalry anywhere else in the world. (48:05-56:29) - In the final segment of today's installment of Soccer Saturday, Greg Rakestraw takes a look at the latest soccer standings in the EPL, examines some of the top matches throughout the course of next week, and shares his thoughts on the Champions League group stage matches.
Jason and Phillip talk about recent results for the 2's, the struggles with injuries this season, and who is the grill master for the squad. Check it out!2's back in action on Saturday night on the road as they face Indy Eleven. Kickoff is just after 7pm and you can watch on ESPN+.
(00:00-03:30) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another installment of Soccer Saturday brought to you by the Indy Eleven and Rake opens up today's show in the first couple minutes by recapping the matches since last week's show, previews some of the conversations he will have throughout the show, and then the latest soccer news regarding the English Premier League. (06:32-17:19) - Interim Head Coach Max Rogers joins Rake in his usual timeslot in the show this week to access the performance of the boys in blue from last Sunday's performance in Kansas City against Sporting KC II, what the team really has to focus on in their match tonight against Real Monarchs, and how beneficial it is for the entire club knowing that they have four home matches within their next five. (20:20-31:42) - Midfielder Jeremiah Gutjahr makes his second appearance on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to access the way his first year with the Indy Eleven has gone thus far, what it means to him to move up from someone who was seeing occasional minutes to being apart of the 18 players who are seeing regular minutes, and gives his take on why this season has been so hard for the team. (34:45-47:26) - Greg Rakestraw continues Soccer Saturday with Dr. Joseph LaPlaca of Ares Elite Sports Vision to explain how he started working with the Indy Eleven and details the type of work that he does with some of the position groups on the Indy Eleven. (50:28-56:26) - In the final segment of today's edition of Soccer Saturday, Greg Rakestraw wraps up the show with some news and notes regarding Cristano Renaldo going back home to Manchester United and the United States Men's National Team.
Colts 2nd dress rehearsal tonight in Minnesota: Ehlinger gets the start. Pacers sign Torrey Craig & the season schedule drops. Fever go 1-2 coming back from the break. Indy Eleven still finding their way. IndyCar points reace tightens up.
(00:00-02:55) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday on The Fan by opening the show with the recent performances by the Indy Eleven, previews the guests that will be on today's program, and teases some upcoming topics that he cover later in the show. (05:58-16:00) - Interim Head Coach Max Rogers makes his weekly stop on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw following a frustrating performance by his squad earlier in the week, how you work on things without having much time to train on the pitch, and shares the keys to victory for tomorrow's match against Sporting KC II. (19:01-29:54) - During the third segment of today's installment of Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw, he brings back an interview he did following the Indy Eleven's with last Saturday against the OKC Energy with Nicky Law and plays a portion of a different postgame interview with Jordan Farr too. (32:56-45:05) - Center-back for Toronto FC in Eriq Zavaleta joins Rake on Soccer Saturday to explain how he made the jump from Westfield, Indiana to playing for the El Salvador national team, describes how he is feeling about his season overall right now, and how awesome it is to see all the activity at Grand Park with soccer, football, and many other sports. (48:05-57:35) - In the final segment of today's edition of Soccer Saturday, Greg discusses the news regarding Carli Lloyd announcing her retirement and recaps some of the matches from the opening week in Premier League.
Pacers Summer league heats up, Colts camp updates, IndyCar action later today, Fever get set for their restart, Indy Eleven looking to keep their winning ways going.
(00:00-03:38) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens up today's show by recapping one of the worst defeats in the history of the franchise, touches on the start of the Premiere League, and provides today's guest lineup. (06:40-16:29) - Interim Head Coach Max Rogers of the Indy Eleven joins Greg Rakestraw to briefly touch on last week's 6-2 loss to Atlanta United 2, updates you on how Neveal Hackshaw's training is coming along in connection to his playing time in the recent matches, and details the roles that he wants the academy players on the club to have going forward. (19:29-34:16) - The all-time leading scorer of the Indy Eleven in Eamon Zayed returns to Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to announce his new job in soccer as the head coach of Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC, how putting together a team is the most exciting part of the job for him (as of right now), and why he had the best all-around soccer experience with the Indy Eleven. (37:18-51:05) - Host pf SiriusXM FC 157 in Tom Rennie joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday today to share his thoughts on how the Premiere League will go this season, how excited he is to finally be watching soccer again with fans in the stands, and whether or not Chelsea has done enough to leap over Man City in the Premiere League. (54:06-57:22) - In the final minutes of today's show with Greg Rakestraw, he teases next week's interview that you will hear with Eriq Zavaleta by playing a snippet of the interview, and takes a look at the upcoming schedule for the Indy Eleven.
SDH gets a look back at the record-setting night for Atlanta United 2 against Indy Eleven and gerts you ready for the weekend with a look at the schedule and the juice boxes for a big Saturday slateEnjoy, y'all!
Pacers sign & re-sign some quality guys. Colts injury updates plus playmakers from camp. Indycar revs up the Music City. Olympic Final talks and the Hoosier connections. Indy Eleven get a W!
(00:00-06:12) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday following a win on Wednesday against FC Tulsa for the boys in blue, and Rake opens up today's show by previewing the conversations you will hear the next hour, touches on the USMNT and MSWNT, and updates you on the news surrounding Lionel Messi. (09:14-23:34) - Interim head coach of the Indy Eleven in Max Rogers joins Greg Rakestraw once again on Soccer Saturday to breakdown the victory over FC Tulsa from Wednesday, how important it was for Gordon Wild to pick up his second goal on the season for himself and the team, and previews his team's next opponent in Atlanta United 2. (26:35-39:29) - Greg Rakestraw is joined by Indy Eleven midfielder Carl Haworth to explain how these last couple months have been for him while he is recovering from injuries, how much longer he anticipates on being out before being able to return to the pitch, and gives his perspective on the mid-season coaching change from Martin Rennie to Max Rogers. (42:31-51:53) - Greg deems this segment the Men's and Women's National Team update segment and spends the first couple of minutes discussing the USMNT performance in the Gold Cup, how he feels really good about the USMNT going into the CONCACAF Gold Cup, and how the USWNT performance in Tokyo in connected to the 2019 concerns people had about the team. (54:54-57:08) - In the final minutes of today's show, Greg Rakestraw received a text from Max Rogers on something that he forgot to say during their conversation and teases a guest for next week's show!
(00:00-08:05) – Greg Rakestraw opens the show looking back at the team's performance before the 10-day break and looking ahead to what is next for the boys in blue. Then, Greg previews what is coming up on the show today. He also looks back on the past few days for the US National Teams. (11:05-23:27) – Indy Eleven Goal Keeper Coach Andy Swift joins the show. Swift ways in how the club has changed through since changes back in June. Then, Swift ways in on how different goal keepers have stepped up with the injury troubles this season. This conversation moves to the challenges of the day to day training situation. Lastly, he speaks on the transition back to their original home, instead of Lucas Oil Stadium. (26:27-40:04) - Indy Eleven Goal Keeper Jordan Farr calls in to the show to discuss his rehab progression and the current season. Farr weighs in on the benefit of the break for the Indy Eleven, and how the team has used the time off. He explains his injury situation and the events of the days following the injury. Farr explains his relationship with former coach Martin Rennie. (43:04-55:48) – Jeff Rueter, of the Athletic, joins Greg for the final segment, to break down all things soccer. Rueter explains the current standing on the USL season. Greg asks Jeff about the possibility of moving to the international schedule, and the idea of playing matches in the winter. Jeff weighs in on the ideas, as well as, possible teams switching divisions.
The Hoosier state is well represented at the Tokyo games. Colts are bit badly by the injury bug at camp. Pacers trade up in the draft & use a their lottery pick for the first time in a while. Indy Car & Indy Eleven news!
On the first half hour Network Indiana's Indiana Sports Talk, Host Brendan King opened the show recapping the Driving 4 Dyslexia event at Whiteland Raceway Park and gave his impressions on the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Greg Rakestraw joined later, to discuss the US Women's National Team defeating New Zealand 6-1 early on Saturday, previewed what's ahead for the USWNT, and broke down the Indy Eleven's tough 2-1 loss to Birmingham FC to extend their winless month. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
00:00-06:40- On Soccer Saturday today, host Greg Rakestraw opened the show with an update on the US Women's National Team's matchup against New Zealand at the time the show began, a brief recap of their three-nil loss on Wednesday morning, and a preview of Indy Eleven's matchup against Birmingham Saturday Night. 9:42-22:01- Interim head coach Max Rodgers joined Greg Rakestraw to breakdown the last matchup with Birmingham which ended in a draw, Cammy Smith and the team agreeing to terminate his contract, and gave an update on Carl Haworth coming back from an injury. 25:02-33:58- In the third part of Soccer Saturday, Greg Rakestraw gave a rundown on the current USL standings, talked about how the starting group for the Indy Eleven could feature Indiana natives, and Rece Buckmaster talked to Greg about playing with his former IU teammate Aaron Dick. 37:00-47:25- Gary Yohe came on the show to talk with Greg Rakestraw about his decision to leave Marion University's women's soccer team to become an assistant coach for Ball State, told how difficult it was to tell his players and athletic director, and why he chose Ball State. 50:28-56:50- Greg Rakestraw recaps the show to finish out todays edition of Soccer Saturday, recapped the USWNT 6-1 victory over New Zealand and previewed their match up against Australia.
Brendan King, guest host for Coach Bob Lovell, started the first full hour of Indiana Sports Talk with Greg Rakestraw of ISC Sports Network. Greg gave his expectations for this weekend's Indy Eleven vs. Birmingham Legion FC match, Indianapolis Colts' upcoming season and lineup, and Jonathan Taylor‘s future performance. NASCAR Race Hub's Adam Alexander then joined Brendan and discussed how new winners in NASCAR have changed the way the cutline is viewed, how the Fords have struggled this season, and how the results from the New Hampshire race could predict the performance of the racers in the playoffs. To finish out the hour, Brendan had the voice of the Indianapolis Indians, Howard Kellman, on to talk about the Tribe's 2-1 win over Toledo and the expected performance improvement of their players. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this episode, Justin and Jacob discuss the local sports scene including the Indy Eleven and Indianapolis Indians. On the professional side, the Pacers have solidified their coaching staff and are looking for answers in the draft with the 13th overall pick. Training camp for the Colts are right around the corner as Justin and Jacob round out their 53 man roster prediction. Plus, the Xavier Rhodes helmet giveaway is announced!
(0:00-3:00) - Greg Rakestraw brings you Soccer Saturday on 93.5 and 107.5 the Fan ahead of the Eleven's match against Memphis 901 FC. He starts by previewing the upcoming hour featuring Indy interim head coach Max Rogers, Butler head coach Paul Snape and Chris Doran. (6:03-17:10) Interim head coach Max Rogers joins the show to preview Saturday's match against Memphis 901 FC and talk about some of the recent struggles of the Eleven and how to fight through those bumps in the road. (20:12-34:12) - Butler head coach Paul Snape joins Soccer Saturday to talk about a pair of former Bulldogs, Eric Dick and Jared Timmer, who are now on the Indy Eleven roster. Snape talks about England's loss in the Euro 2020 final and seeing special players like Dick and Timmer come through his program and then come back to Indianapolis for professional soccer. Snape speaks on how Timmer was a leader from day one at Butler and why he was a captain for three of his five years at Butler. Then, Snape speaks on Eric Dick's journey through professional soccer since leaving the Bulldogs and his talent as well as what it means for his program to see his players succeed at the next level. Finally, after a weird last year, Snape talks about being back on the road recruiting and preparing for a proper season this fall. (37:15-51:48) Radio voice of the Columbus Crew, Chris Doran, joins the show to talk about the Crew's brand new stadium in downtown Columbus and the Crew coming back from down two goals and down a man to steal a point. Doran talks about the emotions and feel of a brand new soccer stadium and accommodating 20,000 people all learning about a new location at the same time as well as the world class nature of the facility. Finally, Doran and Rakestraw discuss specifics about the Crew roster including the goalkeeper room in Columbus and Eric Dick's chances of getting a shot at the keeper position in MLS as well as dealing with absences due to international play and tournaments like the Gold Cup. (54:50-57:07) Greg comes back to wrap up Soccer Saturday with what he dubs the Gold Cup Corner to talk about the Concacaf Gold Cup to wrap up a busy hour on Saturday morning.
At the top of the final hour of Indiana Sports Talk, Howard Kellman from the Indy Indians joins the show to talk Indians after a rain shortened game last night and a postponement on Friday. Then, Greg Rakestraw hops on IST to talk about the Greater Lafayette World Series, the Indy Eleven's upcoming match against Memphis 901 FC and Indianapolis Colts training camp. Chicago Cubs prospect Brennan Davis talks about winning the MVP of the Future Stars game at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, Shohei Ohtani and what he's learned while making his way through Minor League Baseball. To round out the show, Max Thoma from the South Bend Cubs joins the show after the Cubs win on a walk off. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Memphis 901 FC has seen it's fair share of injuries this season and a big one in keeper John Berner BUT a familiar face (to the USL Championship Central Division) returns in Kyle Morton, making his 901 FC club debut against division leader Birmingham Legion FC. Tim Van Horn talked with the newest signee, and USL Player of the Week, Kyle Morton about his clean sheet and returning to a division he knows so well. Brodee Scott unpacks the Memphis 901 FC victory against Birmingham Legion FC with head coach Ben Pirmann and takes a look ahead at an Indy Eleven club hoping to shift it's fortune this Saturday at home. Memphis 901 FC at Indy Eleven Saturday, July 17, 2021 – 7:00 P.M. ET Michael A. Carroll Stadium | Indianapolis, Ind. Local TV: CW30 - Memphis Streaming Video: ESPN+ (click to subscribe) Support the show: https://podcave.app/subscribe/my-3-subs-a-soccer-odyssey-mqdxzscg See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Want to know what it's like to take a penalty in an old firm game? What type of abuse would you get on twitter for playing poorly? Nicky Law joined Rangers at their lowest point and helped drag them up the divisions and back to the premiership. From the lows of drawing at Stranraer to the highs of being Rangers top goal scorer Nicky had an eventful time at Glasgow Rangers. Oh yeah and he has had amazing spells at Bradford City and Motherwell under Stuart McCall his mentor. He now plies his trade for Indy Eleven in the USL. Nicky is calm and cool and an awesome interview.
Guest co-hosts for Indiana Sports Talk Rob Connett and Eddie Garrison were joined by Tim Torrance of WORX 96.7 to talk about the high speed boat racing that took place this weekend. They talked about the significance of winning the gold cup of the Miss Madison racing, which is so important that a movie was made about it. Rob and Eddie were then joined by the radio voice of the TinCaps Mike Maahs after the Fort Wayne TinCaps gained a “badly needed win” in front of their second-biggest crowd so far. They talked about the enticing environment the stadium has had for their games and the recent successes the players have had. Finally, ISC Sports Network's Greg Rakestraw discussed with Rob and Eddie the updates on a potential new soccer stadium for the Indy Eleven, the future progression of Indy Eleven's forward Gordon Wild, and started the conversation on which high school football team has a chance of winning state championships this year. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
(00:00-02:15) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday after a well deserved vacation and opens today's show by previewing what today's show will entail and previews the upcoming schedule for the Indy Eleven. (05:17-20:37) - Interim head coach of the Indy Eleven in Max Rogers returns to the program to recap the club's draw against Atlanta United from Wednesday, how encouraged his was with the way the team is starting to play in the recent matches, and how the club will handle the upcoming travel schedule where the club will be flying or traveling in three or four consecutive days. (23:38-37:14) - Author Roger Bennett of Reborn in the USA: An Englishman's Love Letter to His Chosen Home joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to explain 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. (40:16-47:50) - Following his conversation with Roger Bennett, Greg takes a look at the Men's National Team schedule and the Women's National Team schedule. Greg Rakestraw also touches on the Gold Cup roster for the USMT because there are a handful of the top American players sitting out of the Gold Cup to rest up. (50:51-57:03) - In conclusion of today's edition of Soccer Saturday, Greg Rakestraw takes a look at all the soccer matches that are going on in the USL and gives his prediction as to who will win the UEFA European Championship tomorrow night.
With the first full hour of Indiana Sports Talk, Brendan King discussed the potential futures of rising All-Star high school football players with Greg Rakestraw of ISC Sports Network after the IFCA North/South All-Star Classic game, with the South beating the North 45-7. Rakestraw also gave his thoughts on the roster and pre-draft pick of the Pacers, expectations for Indy Eleven's upcoming game, and opinions on the Homerun Derby. BK was then joined by Jake Query of NTT IndyCar who mentioned different personal effects of the layoff and schedules on the drivers, differences between street, road, and race courses, and which young driver has impressed him the most. Finally, switching gears to finish out the hour, BK discussed ultimate football and the Indianapolis AlleyCats' road to recovery with WIBC's John Herrick. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The ECNL Podcast features Martin Rennie, a professional coach who has managed clubs such as MLS' Vancouver Whitecaps FC, USL's Indy Eleven, the Carolina RailHawks (now North Carolina FC) and more, and his daughter Lauren, a current ECNL player who will play collegiate soccer at Indiana Wesleyan starting next season. ECNL Podcast host, Dean Linke, along with ECNL Boys Commissioner Jason Kutney, chat with Martin and Lauren about Martin's journey through the coaching ranks, how he brought his experience in sales and marketing into soccer, Lauren being born into soccer, her experiences in the ECNL and more.
(00:00-06:37) - While Greg Rakestraw enjoys a vacation, Indy Eleven's John Koluder (Senior Director of Communications and Marketing) fills in as the host of today's edition of Soccer Saturday. In the opening segment, John spends some time looking at the standings as we near the halfway point of the season, giving you the specials that will be available for tonight's match, and shares his excitement for the opening of tailgating this weekend. (09:38-19:58) - Assistant Coach Phil Presser joins John Koluder and Josh Mason to explain how the recent results on the road might be able to improve their performance at Carrol Stadium, what is different about the team now in comparison to when Martin Rennie was the head coach of the Indy Eleven, and how the fans really help with the team's confidence. (22:59-33:30) - Assistant Coach Phil Presser rejoins for a second segment with John Koluder and Josh Mason and details his involvement with the USL Academy in connection with the Indy Eleven and how the USL Academy games can lead to future opportunities to further young soccer athlete's careers. (36:32-45:51) - Midfielder Patrick Seagrist of the Indy Eleven on loan from Inter Miami, joins John Koluder on Soccer Saturday to explain how the acclimation process is going for him at this point in the season, how nice it has been playing in the mid-west in comparison to playing out east or down south, and how the team has responded to the change of Max Rogers as the interim head coach after Martin Rennie's departure. (48:52-57:27) - John Koluder wraps up today's edition of Soccer Saturday in the same way Greg Rakestraw would by giving you all the news and notes you need heading into this upcoming week of soccer both for the Indy Eleven and nationally.
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(00:00-02:54)- Greg Rakestraw previewed the upcoming matchup against Louisville City FC and reviewed their last victory against the club. Also, Greg set up his recap of the Eleven's victory over Sporting Kansas and previewed his guest in Bobby Edwards who made his Indy Eleven debut in that game. Plus a look ahead at his conversation with Max Rogers and a look at the Carmel and Butler product Eric Dick who is on loan from the MLS. (5:57-17:28)- Greg Rakestraw returned to talk with Interim Head Coach Max Rogers on the teams victory over Sporting Kansas City in his coaching debut. Also, Rogers discussed whether players were "buying into" his coaching. Plus, he gave his perspective on taking the lead as the interim head coach in his first game and his thoughts on Bobby Edwards. And also hear what they were looking at ahead of the rivalry matchup with Louisville City FC. (20:30-35:00)- Bobby Edwards joins Greg Rakestraw out of the break and discussed his performance coming in off the bench. Plus, Edwards discussed the sudden coaching change and how the team responded after the departure of Martin Rennie and being a more inclusive part against Louisville FC. Also he shared his thought on Eric Dick signing with the Indy Eleven and what he brings to the squad. He also shared his thoughts on possibly getting to play in front of the Brickyard Battalion in a week. (38:02-48:35)-Greg Rakestraw brought Eric Dick back on the show, this time as member of the Indy Eleven! Hear the conversation about getting to play at Grand Park while on loan from the Columbus Crew, how familiar heading to Grand Park is and getting to be on the pitch for a game at Carrol Stadium. (51:38-56:54)-Greg Rakestraw recaps the show and broke down the US Women's National Team Olympic Roster for this summers Olympics and Carly Lloyd making the team at 39 years old. For ticket information and the latest news surrounding the Indy Eleven, download the app from your app store or visit IndyEleven.com today!
In this episode, Justin and Jacob recap and discuss the recent sports news in Indiana after missing a few weeks. They recap the Indy Eleven head coach change and how they've done thus far. The Pacers are picking 13th in the draft and are still looking for a head coach. Golden Tate wants to go to Indy but do the Colts want him?
(00:00-04:53) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens the show with the big news of the week in regards to Martin Rennie and the Indy Eleven mutually parting ways earlier this week. Greg previews the guests that he will talk to in order to give the details on the fallout of the decision and shares his appreciation for everything that Coach Rennie did for the Indy Eleven. (07:55-20:00) - President and CEO of the Indy Eleven in Greg Stremlaw makes an appearance this week on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to explain how Martin and the organization came to decision to mutually part ways, how the club will handle the head coaching position going forward until someone is hired, and what the general overview on how the conversation went with the players when he met with them earlier in the week. (23:01-38:21) - Greg Rakestraw's broadcast partner for life in Brad Hauter joins the conversation on the fallout of the Indy Eleven and Martin Rennie's decision to mutually part ways to explain what he has noticed over the last handful of matches that the players aren't doing, how there could be an issue in the locker room right now with the club, and the message that the departure of Coach Rennie sends to the players in the locker room mentally. (41:23-46:41) - Rake takes a break from discussing the fallout of Martin Rennie and the Indy Eleven parting ways by updating you on how the USL standings look like entering this weekend, takes a look at some key matches that the Indy Eleven have coming up, and shares a little story that fans should monitor throughout the course of the rest of the season. (49:42-56:27) - In the final segment of today's show, Greg Rakestraw takes a step back to look at some national soccer scores, matches that are coming up in the future, and the European Championship.
The Indy Eleven parted ways with head coach Martin Rennie after 8 matches...Play-by-play voice Greg Rakestraw joins to talk the season and the future for them and we preview the weekend in the USL Championship
(00:00-02:33) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens this week's show as he recaps the past two weeks on the pitch and previews what is coming up in the show. (05:33-17:19) - Martin Rennie speaks on the mood and morale of the club going through a tough stretch the past couple of weeks. He breaks down the El Paso trip, and how a flight cancellation made the trip more difficult. Also, he discusses how a lot of players have seen playing time early, but moving forward the lineups will be more consistent. (20:19-29:55) - Greg catches up with former Indy Eleven player Kyle Hyland and discusses his decision to step away from the game of soccer. Hyland explains the stress and workload on your body in professional soccer, then he relates that to looking for a 9-5 job. He takes it back to 2016 to share one of his memorable moments in his career. (32:55-41:15) - Commissioner of Indy City Futbol Jordan Updike joins the show to discuss his rising league. Updike speaks on the new location of the league games. He explains how the league works and how the team names are representative of each neighborhood. Then, he breaks down how the standings of the league are based on much more than just wins and losses. (44:15-56:27) - Greg opens the last segment breaking down the US Men's National team's victory over Mexico. He discusses the significance of the victory and the history of the series. Next, Greg previews what is on the schedule for the US Woman's National team. Greg ends the show back with the Indy Eleven as he looks back to the team's accomplishment five years ago.
In this episode, Justin and Jacob recap the recent Indy Eleven games before diving into the professional side of things. Boy was it slow. The Pacers have been quiet since their postseason press conference but have been linked to a few head coaches hitting the market. It has also been rumored that at least four teams are interested in Myles Turner. The Colts are off but are getting ready for training camps. The guys talk Julio to the Titans and what it means for the Colts and the rest of the AFC South.
Professional soccer returned to Indianapolis in 2013, with the founding of the Indy Eleven soccer club. The Indy Eleven immediately became a strong part of the Indianapolis sporting culture, selling out every game of its inaugural 2014 season at IUPUI's Michael Carroll Stadium. After a few seasons at Lucas Oil Stadium, the Indy Eleven make a return this year to Carroll Stadium, with plans for a new Eleven Park soccer stadium in the works. This episode features conversations with two of the leaders of Indy Eleven: CEO Greg Stremlaw and Head Coach Martin Rennie. Greg Stremlaw has served as CEO of Indy Eleven since 2019, bringing an international background as former Head of Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) Sports, overseeing programs including Hockey Night in Canada, and previously as CEO of Curling Canada. Coach Martin Rennie has led Indy Eleven on the pitch since 2018, bringing a long coaching career which includes head coaching experience in Major League Soccer (MLS) and the Korean K-League. Both Greg and Martin have become great ambassadors for Indianapolis, and I hope you enjoy the conversations.