• Soccer talk since 1994!

    Soccer is a Kick in the Grass is North America's longest running soccer radio show, now in its 29th 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 Broadcast - 5/29/23

    We had a special Memorial Day show focusing on The 7v7 Soccer Tournament taking place this weekend in Cary, NC. (www.thetournament.com/tst). Our special guests were former members of the Rochester Rhinos who are playing in the tournament: 2015 champion Rhinos Tony Walls, Brandon Miller and Nate Boudreau, plus former US International and 1996-97 Rhino Henry Gutierrez, who is coaching NCFC in the event!

    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!


    Now available, Michael's second Lancers book - Still Alive and Kicking, the story of the 21st Century Rochester Lancers!

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    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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