• 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 - 10/11/21

    Our special guest was the President of the Roc City (IASC) Boom, Nick Mojsovski, who discussed the team's 3rd qualifying round match in the 2022 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup on Sunday against FC Maritsa of St. Louis and what is means to the franchise to complete in the oldest soccer tournament in the US.


    Joe and Andrew talked about Flower City Union opening up shares of ownership of the franchise to soccer fans (go to https://wefunder.com/flowercity for more details) and Wednesday's premiere of the new documentary by Rachel Viollet - Big-Time Soccer: The Remarkable Rise & Fall of the NASL, featuring Rochester Lancers owner Charlie Schiano.


    Dick Howard reviewed Canada's 2 draws in World Cup Qualifying on the road over the past 7 days, Germany booking their ticket to the World Cup and the important qualifiers taking place this week.


    Michael Lewis gave his thoughts on the disappointing 1-0 loss by the US Men to Panama in World Cup qualifying and previewed the critical qualifier on Wednesday in Columbus against Costa Rica.

    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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