• Soccer talk since 1994!

    NOTE: Our next show will be on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 6:30 pm ET.

     

    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 - 11/21/22

    This week's show was 45 minutes and focused on the FIFA World Cup with host Joe Sirianni and Andrew Battisti and our correspondents 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), discussing the first 4 matches of the competition, including the USA's 1-1 draw with Wales, and previewing the important upcoming matches in the next 7 days.

     

    Joe and Andrew also reviewed the local college soccer postseason and the IASC Boom's 3rd qualifying round match in the US Open Cup against SC Vistula Garfield that the Boom lost 2-1 on the road.

    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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