• Soccer talk since 1994!

    Soccer is a Kick in the Grass is North America's longest running soccer radio show, now in its 29th year! On each show, hosts Joe "Red Card" Sirianni, Andrew Battisti, "Mr. Zero" Dick Howard and Michael Lewis of www.frontrowsoccer.com and discuss the world of soccer, from Flower City Union, the Rochester Lancers and RNY FC to MLS to the world's game and welcome both local and national guests to the airwaves.

    Click below to listen on Mondays or tune to our flagship station in Rochester, NY - WYSL 1040 AM/92.1 FM and 95.5 FM! The shows are also available on this site under Podcasts.

    Our Latest Broadcast - 8/15/22

    We continued our 3 week celebration of 45th anniversary of the 1977 Rochester Lancers semi-final run in the NASL playoffs with our special guest, Rochester native and Lancers forward Craig Reynolds, who spoke on the intense, physical and memorable quarterfinal series between the Lancers and the NASL Champion Toronto Metros-Croatia won by Rochester 2 matches to zero.


    Dick Howard reviewed Toronto FC's 3-1 win over Portland, the controversial 2-2 draw between Chelsea and Spurs, Manchester United being at the bottom of the EPL table, Liverpool drawing Crystal Palace 1-1, the start of Serie A and the latest from the Canadian Premiership.


    Host Joe Sirianni and Front Row Soccer's Michael Lewis, the author of "Alive and Kicking, the Incredible but True Story of the Rochester Lancers" (go to rochesterlancersbook.com), also spoke extensively on both Lancers' wins over Toronto in the 1977 playoffs and their memories of series, which may have been the best in NASL playoff history, and the tough weekend for the New York City MLS teams.


    Joe Sirianni and Andrew Battisti reviewed the latest matches played by Flower City Union and RNY FC and discussed their upcoming contests this week.

    Available now!

    The long-awaited book on the history of the Rochester Lancers from their inception in the 1960's to their final season in 1980, written by the man who covered the Lancers from 1975-1980 for the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle newspaper, our Soccer is a Kick in the Grass' US Soccer Reporter, Front Row Soccer's Michael Lewis.


    Visit www.rochesterlancersbook.com to learn more or click below to purchase the book today!

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    A TO Z - 50 Years of Soccer in North America 1966-2016 by Dick Howard

    Our international corespondent, Canadian Soccer and Rochester Lancers Wall of Famer Dick Howard, has done it all in the world's game, from playing in the NASL and for Canada to teaching and coaching to radio and TV broadcasting to serving on the FIFA Technical Study Group. Dick has compiled a A-Z of his life in soccer, which you can download below (PDF).

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