• Soccer talk since 1994!

    Soccer is a Kick in the Grass is North America's longest running soccer radio show, now in its 28th 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 - 9/13/21

    Throughout tonight's show, we celebrated the 51st anniversary of the Rochester Lancers winning the 1970 NASL Championship.


    Our special guest was the owner of the indoor Rochester Lancers, Salvatore's Old Fashioned Pizzeria and Donuts Delite, our long time sponsor, "Soccer Sam" Fantauzzo, who talked about his decision to keep the Lancers on hiatus for the 2022 MASL season, the problems in the business world (and specifically his businesses) in procuring equipment and supplies and the status of the new locations of Salvatore's and Donuts Delite.


    Dick Howard (a member of the 1970 NASL Champion Lancers), talked about Canada's Men doing well in World Cup qualifying, the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United and each of the groups in the UEFA Champions League, which starts this week.


    Michael Lewis talked about his upcoming book on the NASL Rochester Lancers, the US Men recording a big win over Honduras in World Cup qualifying, the US competing in the Futsal World Cup and the US Women facing Paraguay in Cleveland on Thursday.

    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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