• Soccer talk since 1994!

    Soccer is a Kick in the Grass is North America's longest running soccer radio show, now in its 27th 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 the Rochester Lancers 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 - 5/17/21

    Our special guests tonight were the players of the match from the Rochester Lancers opening contests on Sunday: GK Saundra Baron from the Lady Lancers and forward Lukas Fernandes of the Men Lancers.


    Saundra discussed her philosophy and strategy in the net, her jobs as a teacher and Operations Coordinator at Rochester City Soccer League and Sunday's match against New Jersey Copa FC.


    Lukas talked about Sunday's 1-1 tie against Cleveland, his drawing and scoring the tying PK late in the match, his strategy when taking PK's and the Lancers next match this Sunday against FC Buffalo.


    Michael Lewis of Front Row Soccer talked about Atlanta United drawing over 40,000 fans in their 1-0 win over CF Montreal, a world record post-COVID, the controversial non-call in NYCFC's tie vs Toronto and the schedule and groups in the upcoming Gold Cup.


    Dick Howard reviewed the controversial 3-2 win by Juventus over Inter, Leicester wining the FA Cup over Chelsea and the big match the two teams Tuesday to decide a Champions League berth, GK Allison scoring the winning goal for Liverpool Sunday and Barcelona winning the UEFA Women's Champions League.

    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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