• 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 - 9/19/22

    Our special guest was the Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer for Flower City Union, Mark Washo, who talked about the team's front loaded schedule and its impact on the attendance this season, what is happening with NISA for next season and the team's upcoming match against host FC Chattanooga on Saturday.

     

    Dick Howard gave his thoughts on the funeral of HRM Queen Elizabeth II, the big clubs having trouble in Serie A, the latest matches in the EPL and Canada's Men's National team preparing for the World Cup in 2 months with a friendly against the World Cup hosts Qatar on Friday.

     

    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), discussed US National team players in England and their reactions to the passing of the Queen and the selection of the US Men's National Team for upcoming friendlies against Japan and Saudi Arabia.

     

    Joe and Andrew reviewed RNY FC's 2-2 draw with NYCFC 2 on Sunday that qualified the team for the MLS Next Pro playoffs starting Saturday at Columbus Crew 2.

    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!

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    2022 Home Schedule

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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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