• Soccer talk since 1994!

    Soccer is a Kick in the Grass is North America's longest running soccer radio show, now in our 30th year!


    On each show, host Joe "Red Card" Sirianni, co-host and WYSL Sports Director Andrew Battisti and Michael Lewis of www.frontrowsoccer.com discuss the world of soccer, from Flower City Union, Flower City 1872 and 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 Show - 5/13/24

    Our special guest was Flower City 1872 all-time leading scorer Taylor Wingerden who spoke on the team preparing for their opening match against Erie on Sunday, how her role has changed on the team over the years and the new D1 players on the squad.


    Front Row Soccer's Michael Lewis, the author of "Alive and Kicking, the Incredible but True Story of the Rochester Lancers" and "Still Alive and Kicking - The Story of the 21st Century Rochester Lancers" (go to rochesterlancersbook.com), talked about the US Men's National Team selection for the June friendlies in preparation for the Copa America, the pitch invasion by a racoon in NYCFC's road win over Philadelphia and the Cityzens winning the Hudson River Derby over the NY Red Bulls, Lynn Williams becoming the all-time leading scorer in NWSL history and Emma Hayes finishing up with WSL champions Chelsea to take over the US Women's National Team coaching job.


    Joe and Andrew talked about the firing of Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri and who will take over next season, Manchester City winning an unprecedented 4th straight Premiership title and if manager Pep Guardiola is the greatest of all time, Bayer Leverkusen being the 1st team to complete a Bundesliga season unbeaten and their Europa League final against Atalanta on Wednesday and Brazil being named the host of the 2027 Women's World Cup.

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    World Cup 2026 Schedule

    Download a PDF file of the schedule!

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    Available for all soccer fans!

    The long-awaited book on the history of the original Rochester Lancers from their inception in the 1960's to their final NASL 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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    Now available!

    The second book on the history of the Rochester Lancers, "Still Alive and Kicking - The story of the 21st Century Rochester Lancers", written by 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!

    Flower City Union and Flower City 1872

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    Soccer is a Kick in the Grass

    For tickets. merch & more, visit www.flowercityunion.com

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

    Our former international correspondent, 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 on the Canadian National Team 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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