• 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 - 1/24/22

    Our special guest was Flower City Union defender Andrea Pregoni who spoke on his Italian background, coming to play in the US under his dual citizenship, how he came to play for Union and his expectations for this season.


    Dick Howard and Front Row Soccer's Michael Lewis previewed this week's World Cup Qualifiers in CONCACAF, including the big Canada vs the US match on Sunday, and spoke about the cold weather conditions, which players will be missing and Thursday's matches (US/El Salvador and Honduras/Canada).


    Joe gave his review on the NASL documentary Big Time Soccer – The Remarkable Rise and Fall of the NASL that he saw live recently and Andrew and Joe talked abut the MASL honoring former referee Gino D'Ippolito with by naming the annual referee of the year award after him.

    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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