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  • April 12, 2021 - Our Latest Show

    Our special guest was the owner of the Rochester Lancers, "Soccer" Sam Fantauzzo, who spoke on his sponsoring the free broadcast online of the MASL Ron Newman Cup Championship Series this weekend and the upcoming outdoor Lady Lancers season.
     
    Dick Howard discussed Toronto FC drawing at Leon in the CONCACAF Champions League and opening the MLS season against CF Montreal Saturday, the Canadian Women taking on England Tuesday, the latest results from Italy and England and the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.
     
    Michael Lewis discussed MLS being undefeated in the CONCACAF Champions League round of 16 and the quarterfinals being held this week, the start of the MLS and NWSL regular seasons and the US Women tying host Sweden and facing France on Tuesday.

  • April 5, 2021

    Our special guest was the purveyor of Suttie on Soccer and our MASL correspondent, Greg Suttie, who spoke on the Ron Newman Cup final between San Diego and Ontario and the past season and playoffs in indoor arena soccer.
     
    Dick Howard commented on the past week's big league matches and previewed the UEFA Champions league quarter finals first leg. Michael Lewis reported on US Soccer allowing two additional substitutions for concussion related injuries this season and the Round of 16 in the CONCACAF Champions League.

  • March 29, 2021

    Our special guest was the first commissioner of Major League Soccer, Doug Logan, who spoke on the influence of the NASL on the success of MLS, his thoughts on how MLS can be on par with the biggest leagues around the world, the growth of the league over the past 26 seasons and his connection to the NASL Rochester Lancers.
     
    Dick Howard gave live reports on the Canada/Cayman Islands World Cup qualifying match and discussed Canada losing to Mexico in CONCACAF Men's Olympic qualifying, the week's UEFA World Cup qualifying including the controversial Serbia vs. Portugal match, the big domestic league matches this weekend and the announcement by Sergio Aguero that he will not return to Man City after this season.
     
    Michael Lewis spoke about the US Men's Olympic Team losing to Honduras and missing the Games again, the senior US Men's team wins over Jamaica and Northern Ireland and the decision by US Soccer to limit the US Open Cup in 2021 to 16 teams.

  • March 22, 2021

    Our special guest was the new head coach of the Rochester Lady Lancers, Marc Dall, who spoke about how he became head coach of the team, his plans for building the roster this season, how the NCAA spring soccer season will impact the UWS season and what he expects to see in the league in 2021.
     
    Dick Howard gave live reports on the Canada/Haiti Men's Olympic qualifying match and discussed Canada facing Bermuda and the Cayman Islands in World Cup qualifying this week, Juventus losing to Benevento and possibly missing the Champions League next season, what Italian teams need to do to improve in European play and Zlatan Ibrahimović returning to play for Sweden at age 39.
     
    Michael Lewis spoke about the US Men's Olympic Team qualifying for the semi-finals on Sunday, the full US Men's team facing Jamaica and Northern Ireland this week in friendlies and David Beckham's interview on ESPN and his hope for big stars to play for Inter Miami in their later playing days.
     
    Joe and Andrew also revealed the Rochester Lancers Men's 2021 schedule that starts May 16 at home against Cleveland.

  • March 15, 2021

    Our special guest was the head coach of the Puerto Rican National Team, Brighton native and Rochester Lancers Wall of Famer Dave Sarachan, who spoke on how he became coach of Puerto Rico, the young talent he has on the squad and the upcoming World Cup Qualifying matches next week against St. Kitts & Nevis and T&T.
     
    Dick Howard talked about the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 matches, if Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Juventus after this season, the latest European results, the FA Cup quarterfinals and the first matches for Canada in Men's Olympic Soccer qualifying.
     
    Michael Lewis spoke about 18 year old Yunus Musah committing to play for the USMNT, the US Men's Olympic Team starting qualification and their chances to advance to Tokyo and the opening home matches for the MLS coming in April.

  • March 8, 2021

    Our special guest was the owner of the Rochester Lancers, "Soccer" Sam Fantauzzo, who spoke on the upcoming outdoor men's and women's Lancers seasons, the new head coach of the Lady Lancers, Mark Dall and the latest news from indoor soccer. Sam also broke the news that the outdoor Lancers will open their home season on Sunday, May 16 at Aquinas Stadium.
     
    Dick Howard discussed the new head coach of Montreal CF, Wilfried Nancy, Glasgow Rangers winning the Scottish Premiership for the first time in 10 years, Chelsea's win over Everton, Man U beating Man City and the 2nd leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.
     
    Michael Lewis discussed the legal battle between Inter Milan and Inter Miami, US players scoring goals in European soccer, the upcoming matches for the US National teams and the latest from the MLS pre-season camps.

  • March 1, 2021

    Our special guest was former NASL Rochester Lancer, MISL New York Arrow and US Men's National Team captain David D'Errico, who spoke on his coming to play in the NASL with multiple teams, marking Pele, playing in the MISL with New York and Cincinnati, his business iam360soccer.com and his thoughts on US Soccer recognizing the contribution of those who were part of the NASL.
     
    Dick Howard talked about Coach Thierry Henry leaving CF Montreal and who might replace him, the results from the UEFA Champions League, the Premiership and Serie A, the Chinese champions folding suddenly over the weekend and Bundesliga bottom club Schalke 04 firing their entire sporting staff on Sunday.
     
    Michael Lewis spoke on Sacramento Republic losing their MLS investor, putting their expansion team in jeopardy and the sudden passing of former NY Metrostars/Red Bull NY goalkeeper coach Des McAleenan.
     
    Joe and Andrew gave their thoughts on former Lancer and long time coach Dave Sarachan becoming the manager of the Puerto Rican National Team and their upcoming World Cup qualifiers this month.

  • February 22, 2021

    On tonight's show, Joe and Andrew talked about Lancers defender Jake Schindler's excellent play with the Florida Tropics over the past weekend and paid tribute to former Lancers and US National Team Coach Dave Sarachan's mom Flo, who passed away last week.
     
    Dick Howard discussed the latest results in the EPL, including Everton's first win at Liverpool in 20 years, Inter going to the top of Serie A, Bayern Munich losing to Frankfurt and last week's and this week's matchups in the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League.
     
    Michael Lewis also talked about the US Women in the She Believes Cup, who the US will select for the Olympic team, the season ending injury to Jordan Morris and the Red Bulls and Sky Blue having fans at Red Bull Arena this season.

  • February 15, 2021

    NOTE: There was no show on February 8

    Our special guest tonight was the head coach of the indoor and outdoor Rochester Lancers, Doug Miller, who talked about the team not playing in the MASL this season, Jake Schindler being loaned to the Florida Tropics and the plans for the upcoming NPSL season.
     
    Dick Howard discussed the Canadian Women's National team facing the US in the She Believes Cup, the latest news from the Bundesliga, EPL and Serie A and predictions on this week's UEFA Champions League matches.
     
    Michael Lewis also talked about the US Women in the She Believes Cup, the MLS owners and players extending their CBA so the 2021 MLS season could start on April 17 and the matchups in the CONCACAF Champions League.
     
    Joe and Andrew also celebrated the 75th birthday of former NASL Lancer player from 1977 Portuguese international and world-renown soccer coach Artur Jorge.

  • February 1, 2021

    Our special guest tonight was the man who saved pro soccer in the US in 1970 by moving the Rochester Lancers from the American Soccer League to the NASL, former Lancers owner Charlie Schiano, who talked about the new movie about the NASL he is in called "Big Time Soccer – The Remarkable Rise and Fall of the NASL” by Rachel Viollet and told the tale about the Lancers moving to the NASL.

     

    Dick Howard spoke on Jozy Altidore potentially moving from Toronto to Mexico, the firing of Frank Lampard from Chelsea, Man City leading the Premiership, Juventus making a move in Serie A, the big matches this weekend and the start of the Club World Cup.

     

    Michael Lewis gave the latest on the potential MLS player lockout, the USMNT's 7-0 over T&T and the American players moving in the transfer window to European clubs.

     

    Joe and Andrew also remembered former Lancer and Brighton native Terry Lippman who passed away in January from ALS. Click here to donate to Terry's family through GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/b2kwe-support-terry-lippman-and-family-in-als-struggle

  • January 18, 2021

    Show replayed on 1/25/2021

    Our special guest tonight was the "Godfather" of Indoor Soccer and the owner of the MASL Baltimore Blast, Ed Hale, who spoke on the Blast not playing this season for the first time in 40 years (due to COVID), the impact this has on the players and fans and what the league needs to do to ensure it can stay in business going forward.

     

    Dick Howard spoke on the Montreal Impact rebranding as CF Montreal, Chris Armas being named head coach of Toronto FC, Wayne Rooney retiring and this weekend's upcoming FA Cup matches.

     

    Michael Lewis announced that 5 former NASL Lancers are on the initial ballot for the National Soccer Hall of Fame, Dave Sarachan resigning as coach of North Carolina FC, Phil Neville being hired by Inter Miami as coach and the US Women's National Team facing Columbia in their first matches of 2021.

  • January 4, 2021

    NOTE: We replayed this show on January 11

    We previewed the year 2021 in US, Canadian and international soccer with regular correspondents Michael Lewis and Dick Howard, plus had the managing director and Chief Commercial Officer of the new NISA franchise in Rochester, Flower City Union, Mark Washo on as our special guest to talk about the latest news from the team as they prepare for their debut in the Spring of 2022. Mark also said the downtown stadium is being kept up well by the City of Rochester for Union's debut and the team is speaking with an MLS resource from Rochester as a potential hire for the team.

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