• Soccer talk since 1994!

    Soccer is a Kick in the Grass is North America's longest running soccer radio show, now in its 27th 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 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 West! The shows are also available on this site under Podcasts.

    Our Latest Broadcast - 9/28

    Our special guest was MASL 2nd team all-star Jake Schindler, who is returning to the Rochester Lancers this upcoming MASL season. Jake discussed why he decided to play for Rochester this season, what it is like to face your former teammates on the field in matches and the impact COVID-19 had on him and the MASL players losing their 2020 season.


    Dick Howard reviewed the Liverpool 3-1 win over Arsenal on Monday, along with the wild Premiership matches this weekend, the unlikely top 2 in the Bundesliga, Luis Suarez starting off well with Atletico Madrid, CR7 saving Juventus against Roma and Toronto FC posting 2 big wins this past week.


    Michael Lewis talked about a potential new coach being hired for the NY Red Bulls and the team posting a pair of 4-1 wins this past week, NYCFC losing key players to injury and Miami FC struggling in their initial season, plus CONCACAF delaying the semi-finals and finals of the Nations League to June.

    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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