• 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, 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 - 1/23/23

    Andrew started the show with the news of the Flower City Union soccer club merging with AC Syracuse Pulse for the 2023 NISA season and how that will impact the schedule, the business side and the home venues for team.

     

    Dick Howard reviewed Juventus being docked 15 points in the Serie A table and a number of senior executives at the club being barred from soccer for over a year due to serious transfer irregularities, Harry Kane tying the 40+ year old record of Jimmy Greaves for most goals scored for Tottenham Hotspur, Everton's manager Frank Lampard being sacked due to the Toffees being in the relegation zone, Earling Haaland notching another hat trick to bring his total for Man City to 25, Arsenal still on top of the Premiership and the huge FA Cup tie on Friday between Arsenal and Man City.

     

    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), remembered when the late Italian actress Gina Lollabrigida came to Rochester in 1974 as the guest of the Lancers, Brian McBride likely being sacked as USMNT GM and if Gregg Berhalter will soon follow, the 2 friendlies with the US Men in the coming week and the young team that will be representing the US, the US women sweeping 2 friendly matches from host New Zealand and the draw for the upcoming Leagues Cup featuring MLS and Liga MX (Mexico) top flight teams this summer in a World Cup style tournament.

    pancreatic cancer at age 58.

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    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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