• 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 - 6/20/22

    Our special guests were Rochester Lady Lancers' coach Adam Schwartz, who spoke on the teams 4 match unbeaten streak, their 1-0 win over host Pittsburgh and the two important matches at FC Buffalo Friday and home to FC Berlin on Sunday, and RNY FC defender Ian Garrett, who talked about his soccer background, playing in Finland and Sweden, how the team has improved since the start of the season, standout GK Caique and his PK prowess and the big match against 1st place Columbus on Friday.


    Dick Howard 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), spoke on the 2026 World Cup host cities selection in the US and Canada.


    Dick also talked about the U-20 CONCACAF Men's Tournament, the Canadian Championship semifinals, FC Monza being promoted to Serie A for the first time and the Premiership schedule for this coming season.


    Michael previewed the US Open Cup quarterfinals, talked about Ryan Giggs stepping down as Wales manager, the US Women facing Columbia Saturday and NYCFC and NYRB being 1-2 in the MLS East.


    Joe and Andrew reviewed Flower City Union's 2-2 draw with Albion San Diego and talked about Roc City Boom winning the UPSL Western NY Division for the 3rd straight year and their 1st playoff match Sunday.

    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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