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"Soccer Saturday" featuring Indy Eleven

"Soccer Saturday" featuring Indy Eleven

By Indy Eleven

Indy Eleven's "Soccer Saturday" airs every Saturday at 9am to 10am on 93.5FM/107.5FM hosted by the voice of your "Boys in Blue", Greg Rakestraw. Listen in to learn more about Indy Eleven, the USL, all things about soccer in Indiana and topics from around the globe.
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Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 11/26/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 11/26/22
(00:00-07:31) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of the Soccer Saturday on 93.5/107.5 The Fan and opens up the show by recapping the pair of matches the United States Men's National Team has played in the group stage for the FIFA World Cup, previews some of the topics that he will discuss through his crowdsourcing on the Brickyard Battalion Facebook page, and the one conversation he will have on today's show. (10:32-20:15) - As noted in the previous segment, Greg Rakestraw turns to the Brickyard Battalion Facebook page to get the reaction of USMNT fans following their draw yesterday against England, how the striker position was the one weakness coming into the World Cup and it showed yesterday, why Gregg Berhalter has made some of the lineup decisions that he's made so far, and how great of a job that Berhalter of switching up scheme between the Wales match and England match. (23:15-32:00) - Greg Rakestraw comes back from break and provides a quick scoreboard update on the Poland/Saudi Arabia match that's going on during the show. Then Rake transitions into some of the tweets that he has received between yesterday and this morning regarding how the United States Men's National Team performed against England yesterday, how important it was that the USMNT to pick up a point, and how he got a Twitter reply from someone that is from his hometown in Lanesville, Indiana. (35:01-50:21) - Head Coach Justin Sullivan of the Marian's women's soccer team joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday ahead of their trip to Alabama for the NAIA National Tournament Quarterfinals to explain how he packs for a trip that could last up to ten days, how you prepare for a hopefully long stay in Alabama, how challenging it'll be knowing his club has a huge target on their back considering their 19-0-2 record, and the growth he has seen from Erin Oleksak throughout the course of this season alone. (53:20-56:42) - Greg Rakestraw closes out this week's edition of Soccer Saturday by updating you on the scoring that happened during his conversation with Justin Sullivan in the Poland/Saudi Arabia along with some of the news and notes regarding some roster transactions happening in the USL.
59:43
November 26, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 11/19/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 11/19/22
(00:00-03:24) – Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens up today's show by sharing some notes about the World Cup with it starting tomorrow from Qatar, previews the conversations he will have with the two guests on the show, and slightly explains what soccer fans locally in Indianapolis can do on next week's show. (06:26-10:49) – With the World Cup on the horizon and team USA attempting to qualify for the world cup after not qualifying in 2018, Rake turns to the Brickyard Battalion Facebook page by asking people that are members of the Facebook group what their expectations are for Team USA, how they will do in each of their individual matches, and which team is going to win the World Cup if it isn't Team USA. (13:49-25:52) – Vice President of Marketing and Club Growth in Brad Hauter joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to explain how he's liking the new job with the Indy Eleven, shares how the Indy Eleven's youth soccer program is giving people an avenue to professional soccer in comparison to his childhood where there wasn't an alternate path, walks you through what the next ten days will be like from an Indy Eleven promotional standpoint, and discuss the famous Ale Emporium wings that Hauter has yet to have. (28:53-43:05) – The Sporting Director of Academy Operations and the W League in Phil Presser joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to highlight some of the standout academy players that could play professional soccer for the Indy Eleven in the near future, explains how the Indy Eleven Academy team provides opportunity for players for a different avenue of improving their soccer skills, and the process of how someone can join an Indy Eleven Academy team. (46:05-57:32) – Greg Rakestraw wraps up today's show by wrapping up last week's USL Championship between San Antonio FC and Louisville City FC, shares some notes around the USL pertaining to some coaches and players following the championship match, and highlights some of the local soccer college programs that seasons are continuing in the postseason.
01:00:33
November 19, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 11/12/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 11/12/22
(00:00-06:32) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday on 93.5/107.5 and opens up today's show by previewing the conversations he will have with today's guests, previews the USL Championship match that will be happening tomorrow evening, and highlights some of the Indy Eleven players that will not be back for a second season for the Boys in Blue. Plus, Rake makes some occasional references to Christmas with the first snow in Indianapolis coming this Saturday morning. (09:34-14:55) - With the United States Men's National Team roster revealed earlier this week, Greg Rakestraw highlights the players that made each of the position groups, explains why he believes some players were left off the roster along with why some players were selected to the roster, and goes crowd surfing on the Brickyard Battalion Facebook page to share some of the reaction from fans. (17:56-30:22) - Former member of the Indy Eleven in Tyler Gibson and current midfielder for Louisville City joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to preview their match tomorrow night against San Antonio, explains why Lou City consistently has success year in and year out, how the club has been able to perform at such a high level despite a multitude of injuries throughout the course of the season, and if he's communicated with a former teammate in Jordan Farr ahead of the match. (33:24-48:34) - Author Ryan O'Hanlon of Net Gains: Inside The Beautiful Game's Analytics Revolution joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to explain why it is so challenging to utilize analytics in soccer compared to American football or baseball, how analytics are primarily being used right now to determine value of players when deciding who to add to a club's team, and if analytics are starting to be used in National Soccer matches like the World Cup. (51:33-57:06) - Rake closes out the final segment of Soccer Saturday on The Fan by raving over the recent crowd turnouts for Major League Soccer matches with the season officially ending a week ago, goes through some of the upcoming local college soccer matches between now and next week's show, and thanks everyone that made today's show possible.
01:00:07
November 12, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 11/05/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 11/05/22
(00:00-02:45) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday on 93.5/107/5 The Fan and opens the show with some quick soccer notes pertaining to the MLS, previews the conversations that he will have with today's guests, and shares some news that was broke earlier in the week via Manuel Arteraga's twitter. (05:47-15:34) - A former member of the Indy Eleven and current midfielder for the Colorado Springs Switchbacks in Cam Lindley joins Rake on Soccer Saturday to explain what has led to the team being so successful the last couple of weeks defensively, what it's like playing with Michiee Ngalina and Elvis Amoh, why the Colorado Switchbacks are a perfect fit for his playing style, and weighs in on the recent couple of seasons that his former teammate in goalie Jordan Farr has put together. (18:35-30:39) - Voice of the USL Championship in Mike Watts makes an appearance on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to share his initial thoughts on the path to get to Colorado Springs/San Antonio and Louisville/Tampa Bay in the USL playoffs, how Jordan Farr is a different and better player with San Antonio FC compared to his days with the Indy Eleven, what is the likelihood that some of the Louisville FC players make a return tonight against the Rowdies, and where he would put the Louisville run within all of American soccer. (33:40-44:15) - IUPUI's men's soccer coach in Sid Van Druenen joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to explain what he remembers when he faced the Indy Eleven eight years ago when the Boys in Blue registered their first win in franchise history, if he thinks that he is having more success than he initially thought in his first year as head coach, whether or not his team's best player in Joesmir Gomez has the talent to make it to the next level, what kind of impact the new turf at Michael A Carroll Stadium had on his team compared to the old turf, and shares the scouting report ahead of their Horizon League Tournament match against Detroit Mercy. (47:15-56:03) - The final segment of Soccer Saturaday with Greg Rakestraw is spent with Rake sharing some news and notes. He recaps the IHSAA Soccer State Championship winners from last week, previews The Big East Soccer Championship match featuring some of the players from the Indy Eleven's women's team that were tabbed on league teams, transitions to some of the all-league recognitions from the USL, and goes across the pond to explain everything that is going in the Champions League.
59:04
November 05, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 10/29/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 10/29/22
(00:00-02:53) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday on 93.5/107.5 The Fan and opens the show by recapping the IHSAA State Finals from yesterday along with highlighting the two matches that he will have on IHSAAtv.org later today. Plus, Rake previews the conversations that he will have with today's guests, shares some tidbits of information around the Soccer landscape, and updates you on what's going on in the USL playoffs. (05:54-23:25) - A former member of the Indy Eleven and current midfielder of the Tampa Bay Rowdies in Nicky Law joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to explain what the last three months have been like for him moving from Indianapolis to Tampa Bay during the middle of the season, what is was like trying to figure out his role with the Tampa Bay Rowdies along with playing with players he has never played with before, and what his experience was like when he first heard about the possibility of Hurricane Ian hitting Tampa Bay to how it managed to bring the team together during that time. (26:26-40:48) - The lead analyst of the USL Championship in Devon Kerr makes an appearance on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to take a quick dive into what he is expecting from the Indy Eleven this offseason that could lead to the club making it back into the playoffs in 2023, highlights a couple of the matches going on in the USL tonight along with some insight into the matches that he and Rake discuss, and makes a prediction on who will come out of the Eastern Conference to compete in the final match of the USL Championship playoffs. (43:49-52:36) - Noblesville Millers boys soccer coach in Ken Dollaske joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday ahead of their 3A State Final match against Columbus North to explain what his preseason expectations were for his team, what it has been like trying to develop players on his team to fill the departure of Palmer Ault, details the level of competition that he plays throughout the year from teams in Hamilton County, and previews his opponent in Columbus North ahead of their 1:30pm match for the 3A State Championship. (55:36-56:19) - With Rake up against the clock, he does a quick sign off by thanking all the parties that were able to make today's edition of Soccer Saturday possible.
59:20
October 29, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 10-22-22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 10-22-22
1st Break - The show opens this week with a 5-season veteran of the Indy 11 joining Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday. Karl Ouimette calls in to the program and discusses his loan to Detroit City this year. Ouimette says Detroit was a pleasant surprise. He has received quality treatment from the city and the team. Rakestraw dives into the differences between Indy and Detroit's playing venues. Ouimette claims that Detroit's field is very small, which allows it to sell out and give fans a more intense feel. Ouimette misses home in Carmel, Indiana but he is focussed on this Detroit team that is still seen as an underdog despite their post season appearance.  2nd Break - John Morrissey of USL Tactics joins the show and gives a detailed rundown of players and teams that are matching up in the USL playoffs. Colorado Springs vs. Rio Grande Valley is a standout game for Morrissey. They had a couple of players step up as offensive producers while having a very limited defensive presence. Rio Grande Valley on the other hand has been a team that steadily improved the entire year. They started as a slow paced offensive team and transformed into a counter-attack powerhouse. What does the abscence of Hadji Berry mean to Colorado Springs? Morrissey then does a quick look into the Tampa Bay vs. Miami game.  3rd Break - Drew Thompson of "The Game Beckons" blog is up on the program and recaps the Indy 11 season in terms of roster size, returning members and possible new members, age of the roster, and more! Thompson and Rakestraw also go over his favorite moment from the Indy 11's 2022 season. Rakestraw closes the interview by promoting Thompson's  entry and exit interview with DePauw's soccer coach Brad Hauter.  4th Break - Dave Leno closes out the show giving a preview of his call with the Philadelphia Union in the MLS Ploffs. Coming off of their 1-0 win in the first round of the MLS Cup Playoffs, the Union await their opponent in the conference finals. FC Cincinnati had been a team that frustrated the Union earlier in the year and with such a close game it was clear the frustrations continued into this game. Philadelphia had a winning streak to defend however as they have won 13 in a row at home and that streak, plus the pressure of playoff elimination was enough to elevate them to a single goal victory. Rakestraw puts Leno on the spot to predict who the Union will see in their next matchup. They will face the  winner between Montreal FC and New York City. 
56:43
October 22, 2022
Indy Eleven- Soccer Saturday 10/15/2022
Indy Eleven- Soccer Saturday 10/15/2022
(00:00-02:36) - Greg Rakestraw opens the show by previewing the upcoming show and recapping the season that came to an end last weekend. (05:36-17:42) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven returns to the show to recap the 2022 season as Indy Eleven enters its first week of the offseason. He talks about what changes may be made this offseason for the team and the positives of the 2022 season. He talks about Ayoze and what he has meant for the program as he decides to step away after five seasons and into possible retirement. (20:42-30:50) - During this segment, Greg gives tribute to Captain Ayoze as he steps away from the Indy Eleven and into possible retirement from playing. You hear Ayoze talk about his career and his teammates talking about what he has meant to the program. (33:50-45:37) - It is the MLS Playoff Preview Segment, Greg Rakestraw talks with the Voice of FC Cincinnati Tom Gelehrter as they make their first playoff birth since moving up to MLS from USFL. He discusses what it means for the team to make their maiden playoffs and previews their match against the New York Red Bull and discusses their chances to advance in the postseason. (48:37-58:26) - To wrap up this week’s edition of Soccer Saturday, Greg talks about the news and notes with possible Televison contract changes when it comes to soccer matches. He also talks about overseas soccer and the up to date tables and begins to talk World Cup.
01:01:41
October 15, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 10/08/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 10/08/22
(00:00-03:17) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens up this week's edition with a quick preview of the conversations he will have with today's guests in Mark Lowry, Brian Dunseth, and Palmer Ault. Additionally, Rake teases up some soccer topics that he will discuss on next week's show. (06:19-13:11) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven makes his final regular season appearance on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to share his thoughts on the team heading into their final two matches of the season, how much stock he puts into their 4-2 loss to FC Tulsa, what it has been like coaching at Carrol Stadium for his first full season instead of being a visiting sideline, and what he expects to see from the Charleston Battery in the home finale. (16:11-37:14) - TV analyst for Real Salt Lake and ESPN in Brian Dunseth makes his return to Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to explain what it was like signing off for the local telecast for Real Salt Lake for the final time with it heading to Apple TV, what led to him moving away from Sirius XM Radio full-time, why there is a problem with players being treated poorly in the NWSL, and what match today has his attention on decision day. (40:16-51:37) - A member of the Butler Bulldogs men's soccer team in Palmer Ault joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday explains how training with the Indy Eleven during the summer has helped his performance in the Big East with the Bulldogs, how the IU game a couple weeks ago was one of the most exciting games that he has played in, and how his initial thought when we committed to Butler that he would be there for four years. (54:37-57:19) - Rake quickly wraps up today's show and taking a quick look at the standings and matches going on today in the English Premiere League.
01:00:20
October 08, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN 10/01/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN 10/01/22
(00:00-03:03) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens up this week's show by highlighting the remaining matches within the next eleven days, recapping last week's match, and previewing the conversations he will have with today's guests. (06:05-15:18) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven makes his weekly appearance on the program to highlight some players that have been playing well the final month of the season, how he feels about his teams legs ahead of tonight's Tulsa match, explains how well of a job goal keeper Tim Trilk has done, and breaks down what he expects to see from FC Tulsa tonight. (18:19-29:10) - Full-back Alex McQueen of the Indy Eleven makes an appearance on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to weigh in on what has been the biggest reason for success for the Indy Eleven the last three weeks, how he watched his first NFL game last week, what this experience has been like for him since he has always lived and played soccer in England, and the adjustment that he made from playing on natural grass to occasionally on turf. (32:12-43:23) - Broadcaster Matt Schumacker joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to discuss his undefeated record when filling in for Rake this season, what are some of the notable differences between college soccer and professional soccer, highlights some of the matches that he filled in for Rake for, and what he has seen from the Butler Bulldogs men's soccer team this season. (46:23-56:56) - Greg Rakestraw closes out this week's edition of Soccer Saturday with a conversation with legendary Indiana High School soccer coach Greg Mauch to explain his decision to retire after the conclusion of Fort Wayne Canterbury's season, who some of his favorite soccer players to coach were throughout his career, and what his expectations are for his team heading into the start of sectionals.
59:57
October 01, 2022
Indy Eleven- Soccer Saturday 9/24/2022
Indy Eleven- Soccer Saturday 9/24/2022
(0:00-5:51) Greg opens this week’s edition of the show looking back at Saturday’s match and previews the show which will remember former Coach Tim Hankinson (8:51-24:43) Greg goes back in time to remember late Indy Eleven Manager Tim Hankinson with part 1 of the indepth conversation between Tim and Greg in June 2020. (27:43-37:25) Indy Eleven Current Coach Mark Lowry remembers Tim Hankinson and also talks about what the remainder of the season will be like now that the team has been eliminated from Playoff contention. (40:25-53:48) Greg and late manager Tim Hankinson talk indepth about Tim's career in part 2 of the conversation from the ISC Sports Network's in depth interview from June 2020. (56:48-58:00) Greg closes the show with a look at the Indy Eleven Schedule. To purchase tickets for the next Indy Eleven match, visit IndyEleven.com or download the Indy Eleven app today!
01:00:58
September 24, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 09/17/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 09/17/22
(00:00-02:39) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and recaps last week's 4-3 win over Birmingham Legion F.C., briefly previews tonight's match against Monterey Bay, and takes a dive into this morning's guest lineup. (05:40-20:39) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven makes his weekly stop on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to break down the challenges the club faces when they go from various time zones in a short period of time, assess how his team played last week against Birmingham Legion F.C., and breaks down what he sees in tonight's opponent in Monterey Bay. (23:39-30:53) - Following the 4-3 win over Birmingham last week, Solomon Asante joined Greg Rakestraw and Brad Hauter on the telecast and Rake brings back that conversation with Solo where he shared his thought process behind each assist and how the team was feeling after the thrilling win. Plus Neveal Hackshaw joined Greg and Brad in the post-game show of their telecast to explain how he was feeling physically after the match and what led to him scoring two goals in the first 16 minutes last week. (33:55-51:46) - The new Vice President of Marketing & Club Growth in Brad Hauter makes his first appearance with that title on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to explain why he felt like this position was meant for him, how the players of his DePauw men's soccer team reacted to the news, and how he plans to balance his farm duties with his new job. (54:46-57:09) - Greg wraps up today's show by recapping the conversations from today's show and previewing some of the upcoming matches for the Indy Eleven.
01:00:10
September 17, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 09/10/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 09/10/22
(00:00-03:55) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens today's show by recapping last week's matches for the Indy Eleven along with previewing tonight's match and today's guest lineup. (06:56-18:03) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven makes his weekly appearance on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to access the performance of his club the last two weeks along with explaining how he feels there is a shift in the culture within the locker room. Plus Lowry sheds some light into what makes the Birmingham Legion a playoff team at the moment ahead of tonight's match. (21:04-34:54) - President of Business Relations of Orange County Soccer Club in Dan Rutstein joins Rake on Soccer Saturday to explain the situation his club is in with LA Galaxy trying to take over their stadium, explains what he will be doing to prevent LA Galaxy from taking over Orange County Great Park Championship Soccer Stadium, explains where the team may go if the City Council decides to evict Orange County SC from their home, and tells you how you can help them out locally here in Indianapolis. (37:56-51:14) - Head Coach of IUPUI's women's soccer team in Chris Johnson makes an appearance on today's edition of Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to break down the 3-0-3 start to the season for his team, how the freshman are blending in with the veteran players within the starting lineup, what his mindset was like after three consecutive nil-nil draws, and what it's like sharing a stadium with the Indy Eleven. (54:15-57:07) -  Rake closes out this week's edition of Soccer Saturday by reminding people that there isn't any Premiere League play this weekend with the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and what kind of hot water Liverpool has found themselves in.
01:00:08
September 10, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 09/03/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 09/03/22
(00:00-01:46) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens up today's show with a quick preview of today's guest lineup. (04:48-16:37) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to explain what clicked for his club heading into their match last Saturday against San Antonio that's led to back-to-back wins, how great goalkeeper Tim Trilk has been playing the last month or so, what difference Robby Dambrot has made on the team since being inserted into the starting lineup, and how he plans to rotate players tonight with being short handed. (19:38-26:58) - With the club picking up a pair of wins, Greg Rakestraw brings back a postgame interview from each win against San Antonio FC and Louisville City. Defender Robby Dambrot joined Matt Schumaker and Brad Hauter after the clubs win last Saturday against San Antonio and goalkeeper Tim Trilk joined Greg Rakestraw and Brad Hauter after the Indy Eleven defeated their arch nemesis Lou City on Wednesday. (29:59-42:26) - Ahead of tonight's match against Detroit City, Greg Rakestraw is joined by Head Coach of Detroit in Trevor James to explain the environment that his club has the privilege of playing in front of one of the loudest crowds in the league, highlights some of the players you need to know about before the match tonight, and dives into what he sees from Mark Lowry's club. (45:26-59:00) - Butler men's soccer coach in Paul Snap joins Rake on Soccer Saturday as today's final guest to give an update on how his team is performing thus far into the season, highlights some players that have performed well, and then relives some stories from when he used to play soccer back in the day.
01:02:02
September 03, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 08/27/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 08/27/22
(00:00-04:27) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens up this morning's show by previewing some of the upcoming home matches now that the team's road trip has concluded. Plus Rake notes some of the streaks that were extended following last week's 1-0 loss to FC Tulsa. (07:28-19:09) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven makes his weekly stop on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to assess the performance of his goalie in Tim Trilk, break down what makes San Antonio FC so dominant, and recaps his first experience of trying to practice while the Indianapolis Colts are hosting Training Camp from Grand Park. (22:12-30:16) - With a lot of news pertaining to a current and former Indy Eleven players, Greg Rakestraw spends this segment of Soccer Saturday by issuing some congratulations to Ayoze along with a few former players for the Indy Eleven that are making some advancements in their careers. Plus Rake shares a congratulations to Sadie Soderstrom following her performances last week for Butler against Western Michigan and Michigan. (33:17-37:48) - With the draw officially out for the Champions League, Rake spends a handful of minutes identifying some of the groups that feature some English soccer teams and labels one specific group as the "group of death." (40:48-57:00) - President of Pro X Athlete in Joe Thatcher makes his yearly appearance on the program to weigh in on what it's like having Colts Training Camp and Indy Eleven practices going on simultaneously, the partnership that Pro X has with Indy Eleven coming on Wednesday night against Louisville City, and shares some of the important details on what makes Pro X such a beneficial facility for athletes.
01:00:01
August 27, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 08/20/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 08/20/22
(00:00-02:50) – Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens this week’s program by recapping last week’s match against Hartford Athletic and previews the upcoming guests that he will have conversations with during the show. (05:52-18:45) – Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven makes his weekly appearance on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to explain if there are things that the staff is changing to try and break the winning drought that the club is currently in, what the academy kids have meant to his this season, and what he expects to see from FC Tulsa in their first match against one another this season. (21:46-35:18) – A member of the NBC Sports Soccer in Robbie Earle returns after long last on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to share his early thoughts on how the start of the Premier League season, compares the rough start of Manchester United’s season to the slow start Arsenal F.C. had last year, and what he thinks will end up happening to Cristiano Ronaldo. (38:20-48:30) – Head Coach Justin Sullivan of Marian’s women’s soccer team joins Greg Rakestraw to dive into the transition from an assistant to a head coach last year, what Erin Oleksak means to the team from a player and leadership perspective, and explains why this senior class is one of the best in Marian soccer history. (51:31-55:50) – Greg Rakestraw closes out the show by previewing the friendly between two of the top FIFA teams in the United States Women’s National Team and England and shares some broadcasting news pertaining to a favorite guest of the show in Brian Dunseth.
58:51
August 20, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 08/13/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 08/13/22
(00:00-02:36) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens this morning's show by quickly previewing tonight's match, shares a note of a record that was tied last week by an Indy Eleven player, and informs you on who will be joining him on this week's show. (05:38-15:38) - Head Coach Mark Lowry makes his weekly stop on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to explain how a coach spends his birthday in the middle of the season when there is a match just a couple days away, shares his thoughts on how his team performed against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds last week, how the process of the team gelling together with all of the recent acquisitions, and explains how much stock he puts into their last match against Hartford Athletic ahead of tonight's match against them. (18:39-30:55) - Greg Rakestraw is joined by a record holder in former Indy Eleven player Brad Ring on Soccer Saturday to explain how life post-soccer is treating him, how proficient his kids soccer skills are now that they're growing up and being coached up by their dad, why he and his wife decided to stay in Indianapolis once his soccer career was over, and what about Ayoze's game he respects the most. (33:56-47:40) - A member of the Dan Patrick Show in Seton O'Conner joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to explain why the past couple of seasons have been a struggle for his favorite soccer team in Hartford Athletic,  how he and some of the other Dannette's have incorporated soccer into the Dan Patrick Show, and Greg extends an offer for O'Conner to come to Indianapolis next season. (50:40-56:38) - Greg Rakestraw closes out this week's edition of Soccer Saturday with the Tyler Pasher news that he briefly mentioned in last week's show, recaps last week's opening matches in the Premier League, and takes a quick dive into some of the top matches on today's schedule.
59:39
August 13, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 08/06/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 08/06/22
(00:00-04:53) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens this weeks show with a live soccer update with the start of the Premiere League this week, recaps the latest addition the Indy Eleven have made to the roster, and previews some of the conversations that he will have during the show. (07:53-20:43) - Head Coach Mark Lowry joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to break down what he saw on the film from last week's 3-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rowdies, explains what the latest signing in defender Robby Dambrot brings to the team, and what he expects to see tonight from the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. (23:44-38:19) - The latest addition to the Indy Eleven team in Robby Dambrot makes his debut on Soccer Saturday to share a story as to growing up around LeBron James while his dad serves as his high school basketball coach, how he ended up playing soccer with the majority of his family playing basketball, and how his dad was still able to hold him to a standard despite his little knowledge of soccer. (41:21-51:16) - Our final conversation on today's show is an interview that Greg Rakestraw and Brad Hauter had with Raul Aguilera following last week's match against the Tampa Bay Rowdies and explained the process behind the goal that he scored and what it's like getting to play with all of his new teammates with a short amount of time to practice together. Plus Greg goes crowd surfing on the Brickyard Battalion Facebook page to figure out who some of their favorite professional soccer teams are that isn't the Indy Eleven. (54:17-56:48) - Greg Rakestraw closes out today's edition of Soccer Saturday with a couple of news and notes pertaining to women's soccer.
59:49
August 06, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 07/30/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 07/30/22
(00:00-02:41) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens this week show by drought that the Indy Eleven ended in their last match, the roster moves that the team has made since last week's show, and previews the conversations that he will bring you throughout the course of today's show. (05:42-17:45) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven makes his weekly appearance in the second segment of today's show by explaining the thought process behind the couple moves the club officially announcer earlier this week, shares his overall impressions from last week's match against Memphis 901 where the two teams played to a draw, and breaks down Juan Tejada's Indy Eleven debut in last week's match. (20:46-30:43) - Indy Eleven forward Juan Tejada makes his Soccer Saturday debut with Greg Rakestraw to give an assessment of his first performance in an Indy Eleven uniform, if he knew many of the players on the roster before arriving to the team, what it was like playing in front of the Indy Eleven fans/Brickyard Battalion, and what he looks forward to checking out around the city of Indianapolis. (33:44-42:51) - Following last week's match, Greg Rakestraw and Brad Hauter were joined by Solomon Asante and Sean Lewis to weigh in on the overall performance the team put together, how they can build off of the success they had against Memphis 901, and how their transitions from their previous teams to Indianapolis is going. (45:51-56:08) - Rake wraps up today's edition of Soccer Saturday by sharing some news about a significant piece of the marketing staff for the Indy Eleven is switching jobs in soccer, the latest news and notes around the various professional soccer leagues, and what a couple friendly matches from the National Team's mean for the overall landscape of soccer.
59:09
July 30, 2022
Soccer Saturday - Indy Eleven for 7/23/2022
Soccer Saturday - Indy Eleven for 7/23/2022
(00:00-04:35) - Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw opens the show and previews this week's show and discusses some player news since last week and what changes could be made to get back on track. (07:38-18:04) - Indy Eleven Head Coach Mark Lowry joins Greg Rakestraw in his weekly spot of the program to discuss changes to the roster since last week and what he wants to see changed to get the team back on track. They preview tonight's match against Memphis and what Indy Eleven needs to do to snap the losing streak. (21:04-30:43) – Former Indy Eleven, Dekalb High School and Indiana Hoosier and current Memphis player Rece Buckmaster joins the show to talk to Greg about returning to his home state to play against Indy Eleven tonight. Greg and Rece talk about how why he chose Memphis to play in 2022 after a year in Indy. (33:43-47:19)  - John Morrissey, who breaks down everything when it comes to USL Championship Tactics, joins Greg Rakestraw to break down the Indy Eleven season and what he sees around the league.  John talks about who he has been impressed by around the league. (50:19-57:14) - Greg Rakestraw discusses the latest news and notes around soccer including the US Women's Team quaifying for the 2023 World Cup and 2024 Olympic Games. The latest on Premier League Soccer as teams play friendlies in the US before the season starts in August.
01:00:15
July 23, 2022
Indy Eleven - Soccer Saturday for 07/16/2022
Indy Eleven - Soccer Saturday for 07/16/2022
(00:00-3:28) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens up today's show by briefly recapping the loss last night and the tough streak that Indy Eleven is facing after six straight matches without a result. The Indy Eleven Womens team lost in the first round of the Playoffs ending their first season. (06:28-16:22) - Indy Eleven Men's Head Coach Mark Lowry joins the show to discuss the very tough stretch the squad is facing including four straight 1-0 losses and six in a row overall and how do you get back on track. They discuss what will they work on before they get back on the pitch for a game next weekend. (19:22-36:19) - Indy Eleven Women's Head Coach Paul Dolinsky joins the show to recap the first season including a playoff bid in the teams inaugural season. They also talk about what to expect in season #2 next summer including roster changes and how the team will look different in 2023. (39:19-51:00) - Greg Rakestraw is back to talk about the latest news and notes in the world of soccer. In this segment he discusses Major League Soccer news and the latest regarding the United States National Teams and the latest roster moves in the Premier League for the upcoming season. (54:00-57:14) - Greg Rakestraw closes out today's edition of Soccer Saturday by recapping the show and looking ahead for the Indy Eleven as they look to get a much needed win and snap the losing streak.
59:58
July 16, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN 07/09/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN 07/09/22
(00:00-03:28) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens up today's show by briefly previewing a historic night tonight for the Indy Eleven, updates you on the status of the latest goal keeper addition that the boys in blue made, and previews the conversations that he will have with today's guests. (06:30-18:41) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven makes his scheduled appearance during the second segment of today's show to explain what he's taken away from the team's recent struggles that last two matches against Miami FC and Pittsburgh, explains why the team brought in goal keeper Sean Lewis, and takes a brief dive into tonight's opponent in Detroit City with limited time to prepare for the club. (21:42-31:10) - Newly signed goal keeper Sean Lewis of the Indy Eleven joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to explain what went through his mind late last week when the two sides were coming to an agreement to bring Lewis to Indianapolis, if any of his friends or family have reached out yet for tickets to tonight's match, and how he went from playing soccer in Michigan to playing in Austrailia. (34:12-45:07) - Midfielder Ella Rogers of the Indy Eleven W League joins the program to explain what brought her to Indianapolis to play with the Indy Eleven, how this level of soccer compares to collegiate soccer at Xavier University, and what the environment has been like for a first year team with the post-season nearing. (48:07-57:03) - Greg Rakestraw closes out today's edition of Soccer Saturday by sharing some news and notes from the Unites States Women's National Team along with the Premier League.
01:00:05
July 09, 2022
Indy Eleven- Soccer Saturday for 07/02/2022
Indy Eleven- Soccer Saturday for 07/02/2022
(00:00-03:59) – To begin the show, Greg Rakestraw talks about the Indy Eleven Women’s team winning a Divisional Championship and clinching a spot in the Playoffs. He also previews the first home match for the Men’s team in over a month as they host Miami FC. . . (06:59-20:52)- Indy Eleven Head Coach Mark Lowry joins the show to talk about what you learn from the loss last week in San Diego to apply to the upcoming home stand for the Indy Eleven. They talk about the new turf that was planted at Carroll Stadium and how that will play in games as well as the new stadium news announced this week. (23:52-30:00) – Greg Rakestraw talks about the Indy Eleven Womens Team clinching the Great Lakes Division. He had a brief conversation with Defender Robyn McCarthy about what its like to win the Division and make the Playoffs in their first season and what its like to play with her sister. (33:00-40:00) – Bet Rivers Thomas Viola joins the show to talk about their partnership with the Indy Eleven. They talk about what you can bet on involving the USLC league in Las Vegas. (43:00-56:50) – In the final segment of this weeks show, Greg Rakestraw discusses the world of soccer including the USA Mens Soccer Team qualifying for their first Olympic Games since 2008 when they compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics. The Womens National Team begins World Cup Qualifying next week for the 2023 World Cup in New Zealand and Australia. He also talks about the latest Premier League news during the offseason.  He also talks about the new stadium, Eleven Park, being built on the southwest side of downtown Indianapolis.
59:53
July 02, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 06/25/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 06/25/22
(00:00-03:47) - Brad Hauter fills in for Greg Rakestraw on today's edition of Soccer Saturday while Rake is on vacation and opens up today's show by sharing a story about the first time he was hosting this show, takes a quick dive into where the Indy Eleven are at in the standings, and previews the conversations that he will have on today's show. (06:49-20:43) President/CEO Greg Stremlaw joins Brad Hauter on today's edition of Soccer Saturday following the huge announcement yesterday about Eleven Park. Stremlaw explains why right now was the right time to purchase land, how there will be a multitude of companies that will be consulted with on how the park will be constructed, and why it will cost over one billion dollars. (23:44-37:55) - Head Coach Mark Lowry makes his weekly appearance on Soccer Saturday with Brad Hauter this week. Lowry and Hauter get into the news that broke yesterday regarding Eleven Park, break down the loss against the Colorado Switchbacks last week, and takes a dive into this evening's road match against San Diego Loyal. (40:56-52:40) - Former American goalkeeper Mark Simpson stops by today's edition of Soccer Saturday with Brad Hauter to explain his rollercoaster of a professional soccer career, how he overcome so much adversity as a player, and then how he transitioned from playing into coaching. (55:40-56:45) - Brad Hauter closes out today's show by thanking all of the people who made today's show possible along with wishing the boys in blue good luck tonight in their match against San Diego Loyal.
59:46
June 25, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 06/18/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 06/18/22
(00:00-03:55) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday on an Indy Eleven gameday. He opens the show by doing a quick preview of tonight's match in Colorado against the Switchbacks, recaps the Indy Eleven's women's team win last night against Racing Louisville FC, and previews the conversations he will have with today's guests. (06:56-17:29) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven joins Greg Rakestraw ahead of their match in Colorado against the Switchbacks to detail what it’s like training in the humidity, breaks down the opponent in Colorado Springs, and what he expects from the trio of players that he gets back for this afternoon's match. (20:30-30:43) - Former Indy Eleven midfielder and current midfielder for the Switchbacks in Cam Lindley joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to detail the improvement that Colorado has made from last year to a very competitive season this season, what it's been like living in Colorado everyday, and what he misses about living in Indiana full time. (33:44-46:08) - Head Coach Paul Dolinksy of the Indy Eleven women's team joins Soccer Saturday following his team's monstrous 3-1 win last night against Racing Louisville FC to breakdown the victory, what it's like being able to coach a player like Maddy Williams who has a high soccer IQ, and if he believes if there is a path to professional soccer for Katie Soderstrom. (49:08-56:56) - Greg Rakestraw closes out today's show with the latest news and notes that you need to know heading into this weekend. The biggest news that Greg highlights was the partnership that Apple TV and Major League Soccer announced earlier this week.
59:57
June 18, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 6/11/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 6/11/22
(00:00-6:03) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens up today's show explaining why the Indy Eleven's match for today against Louisville City was re-scheduled to later in the season, the hat tricks that Manuel Arteaga and Maddy Williams within the last week, and previews today's guest lineup. (09:04-25:29) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven makes his weekly appearance on Soccer Saturday to recap the performance put on by Manuel Arteaga a week ago against Charleston Battery, the gamble that he took on bringing in Stefano Pinho this season, and how getting new turf at Carroll Stadium will effect the way the team likes to play. (28:29-37:24) - Indy Eleven forward Stefano Pinho joins Greg Rakestraw this week on Soccer Saturday to explain the spectacular season that he's put together thus far, the importance of having some time off with all the minutes that he has played within the last week, and why he was able to stay confident despite having a down season last year. (40:26-50:30) - Member of the Indy Eleven women's team in Maddy Williams joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday fresh off a hat trick last night to explain why she came back from overseas to pursue a soccer career while working a full-time job, what it's like being one of the older women on the team with some of her teammates about to go to college, and what it's like having the fan support that the team has. (53:30-56:48) - Greg Rakestraw closes out the final minutes of this morning's show by reiterating that the men are off tonight because of new turf being laid at Carroll Stadium.
59:49
June 11, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 6-4-22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 6-4-22
(00:00-04:33) - Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw opens up this week's edition of the show by quickly previewing the conversations that he will have with today's guests and who joins the show from the men and women’s teams of Indy Eleven. He also discusses the current events involving the Indy Eleven Men’s and Women’s teams. . . . (07:33-23:29) - Indy Eleven Head Coach Mark Lowry joins Greg Rakestraw in his weekly spot of the program to recap last week’s match. Mark and Greg also talk about the new additions to Indy Eleven and what Coach Lowry thinks of his new players. Also who is Indy Eleven to International duties and how it may affect the team. Greg Rakestraw gives a USL Championship update on the back of the interview. (26:29-39:56) – One of the Midfielder’s for the Indy Eleven Womens Soccer team Christina Lynch joins the show to talk with Greg Rakestraw to talk about her career and how she ended up with Indy Eleven. She also talks about what it was like to play in the first ever game for the Indy Eleven’s Womens team and scoring the only goal to get the win on Friday night as well as her favorite goal ever scored. (42:56-51:25)  - During this segment Greg Rakestraw recaps the biggest matches of the week outside of Indy Eleven including the Champions League Final Match win for Real Madrid. Greg also recaps the Championship League Match to advance to Premiere League next season won by Nottingham Forest to get to the Premiere League for first time in 23 years. (54:25-56:32) - The final segment of Soccer Saturday this week with Greg Rakestraw is spent on a new NBC Soccer Voice with Arlo White leaving and who will join USA’s group for the World Cup. 
59:53
June 04, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 05/28/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 05/28/22
(00:00-03:52) - Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw opens up this week's edition of the show by quickly previewing the conversations that he will have with today's guests along with some current events notes that he will elaborate on in the final segment of the show. (06:53-20:08) - Indy Eleven Head Coach Mark Lowry joins Greg Rakestraw in his weekly spot of the program to explain when he decided that he will need a new goal keeper, why he's confident in Bryan Meredith to be a top notch goalie for his team, and previews this afternoon's match against New Mexico United. (23:09-33:05) - New goalie for the Indy Eleven in Bryan Meredith joins Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to discuss when he and Elliot Panicco's roles would essentially be reversed when his loan was recalled, how his transition from living in Nashville to Indianapolis is going, and explains where some of his favorite places to play are. (36:06-46:22) - Goalie for the women's Indy Eleven team in Mackenzie Wood joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to describe how crazy last week's match against Louisville for her, what it's meant to her playing with the Indy Eleven crest on her chest, and what it's like playing with a team that didn't have much training on the pitch together prior to the start of the season. (49:22-56:15) - The final segment of Soccer Saturday this week with Greg Rakestraw is spent on previewing this afternoon's match between Real Madrid and Liverpool, breaking down the final standings for the English Premiere League, and the battle between Leeds United and Burnley for seventh in the EPL standings to avoid relegation.
59:16
May 28, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 05/21/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 05/21/22
(00:00-04:48) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday live at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and opens the show by recapping last night's 2-0 victory for the Indy Eleven's women team, previewing today's guest lineup, and updates you on some notes in the Premiere League. (07:49-20:56) - Head Coach Mark Lowry joins Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw and recaps the loss from last week that ended the four match winning streak, what to expect from Solomon Asante tonight in his first match for the club, and breaks down tonight's opponent in New York Red Bulls II. (23:57-37:21) - Player/Assistant Coach Grace Bahr from the Indy Eleven W League team joins Rake following a 2-0 win in Louisville last night to recap the huge win for the team, how spectacular Katie Soderstrom has been for the team through three matches this season, and shares what a typical day is like for her since she is a player and a coach. (40:22-48:09) - Greg Rakestraw returns from break and shifts his conversation to the United States Men's National Team by going over the commitments that Gregg Berhalter has received in the last couple days along with a quick break down of where each of the players are coming from. (51:10-56:48) - Live from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Greg Rakestraw is joined by Dan Bridges from the Indianapolis Recorder to give an explanation how he fell in love with soccer and Rake gives a quick update on the standings in the Premiere League in connection to the upcoming schedule of matches.
59:49
May 21, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 05/14/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 05/14/22
(00:00-02:48) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday on The Fan and opens this week's show by reminding you that this past week was one of two weeks off for the Indy Eleven, gives a little preview of tonight's match for the boys in blue, and recaps the most recent match for the Indy Eleven women's team from this week. (05:50-18:06) - Head Coach Paul Dolinsky of the Indy Eleven women's team joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to explain what he thought it would be like being the inaugural match of the W League two weeks ago, the improvement that the team has made from match one to match two, and highlights some notable players through two weeks. (21:06-33:13) - With the Indy Eleven off last week, Rake decided to give Mark Lowry a week off the show and is joined by assistant coach Matt Williams instead. Williams and Rake discuss if he took some time off like the coaching staff encouraged the players, if the film from Hartford Athletic was tossed to the side with the weather conditions being very unfavorable, and previews tonight's match against Memphis 901. (36:14-44:40) - One member of the Indy Eleven's W League team in Katie Soderstrom joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to explain what it means to her to be playing with the Indy Eleven crest on her uniform, what it was like playing with the Brickyard Battalion chanting the entire game, and how many of the players she has played with before. (47:39-56:13) - In the final segment of today's show, Greg spends the final minutes going over how he thinks the standings for the Premier League will finish, highlights some of the matches that he will have his eyes on in the Premier League, and when the United States Men's National Team will play in the World Cup.
59:14
May 14, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 05/07/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 05/07/22
(00:00-05:15) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens this week's show by recapping last week's match against Hartford Athletic, breaks down the first ever women's match for the Indy Eleven's women's team from last night, and previews the conversations that he will be having with today's guests. (08:16-23:20) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven makes his weekly visit with Rake on Soccer Saturday to explain the game plan for last week's match against Hartford Athletic knowing that rain was in the forecast, gives an overall assessment of goalie Elliot Panicco following his first clean sheet last week, and what led to the decision of letting Detroit FC loaning defender Karl Ouimette. (26:21-38:12) - Indy Eleven's Ayoze Pérez Gutiérrez makes an appearance on this week's edition of Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to break down what he saw in the events leading up to his first goal of the season last week, explains why the team has been able to go four consecutive matches without registering a loss, and what it's going to be like not being around Karl Ouimette for the time being. (41:14-50:59) - Greg Rakestraw takes some time during the fourth segment of today's show by taking a deep dive in the Champions League by highlighting some of the latest news, recaps some of the notable matches in the recent days, and discusses some of the coaching moves that could be coming down the line. (53:59-57:50) - Greg Rakestraw closes out this week's edition of Soccer Saturday by previewing the upcoming schedule for the Indy Eleven along with their women's team and today's slate of matches for the English Premier League.
01:00:51
May 07, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 04/30/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 04/30/22
(00:00-02:40) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens this week's show by detailing the conversations he will be having with an all Indy Eleven guest lineup and gives a quick preview of tonight's match for the boys in blue against Hartford Athletic. (05:41-15:54) - Indy Eleven's Head Coach Mark Lowry makes his weekly stop on the program to explain the difference in the team that is currently playing versus the team that was playing at the start of the season for the team, details what kind of role he envisions for Noah Powder going forward after picking up his first goal of the season last week, and breaks down what he has seen on film in tonight's opponent Hartford Athletic. (18:54-31:47) - Head Coach Paul Dolinsky of the Indy Eleven's women's soccer team joins Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to explain what it has been like the last handful of months assembling the roster, if it will be weird having very limited time on the pitch with the team prior to their first match next week, and highlights some of the players on the roster with local ties. (34:49-44:44) - Indy Eleven's President & CEO in Greg Stremlaw makes an appearance on this week's rendition of Soccer Saturday to share his perspective on the success Mark Lowry's team has had in the last three matches, how he's feeling about the work that has been put into being the first W League match next Friday night, and the feedback that he has received from the community about the franchise being created. (47:44-56:44) - The final segment of this week's version of Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw features a player interview from last week's match in Noah Powder where he gave immediate reaction to scoring his first Indy Eleven goal, how difficult it is coming off the bench and being effective once entering the match, and broke down what he saw leading up to his first goal.
59:45
April 30, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 04/23/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 04/23/22
(00:00-02:24) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens up today's show by recapping the first home win of the season last week and previews the conversations he will have with today's guests. (05:26-17:50) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven makes his weekly appearance on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw and breaks down what he noticed when watching the film of last week's win against Atlanta United II, explains how any match is often times won in the second half and not the first half, and the instant impact Manuel Arteaga made when he first checked in last week. (20:51-28:54) - Following last week's win against Atlanta United II, Greg and Brad Hauter spoke to Nicky Law and Aris Briggs after the game and during this segment Greg replays that post-game conversation. Law and Briggs discussed their emotions on picking up their first home win of the season in front of the home crowd, and break down the goals each player scored. (31:56-40:27) - President of HAVEN in Jason Vanderground joins Greg Rakestraw on this weeks installment of Soccer Saturday to explain the Indy Eleven's Faith + Family Night for Sunday's match against Orange County SC, what made the Indy Eleven an attractive piece to work with, and how the campaign is doing thus far. (43:27-57:02) - The final segment of this week's rendition of Soccer Saturday is spent on recapping some of the scores over the last week across the USL Championship, takes a dive into the upcoming Champions League semi-finals schedule, and shares who he thinks from the Europa League could be participating in the Champions League next season.
01:00:03
April 23, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 04/16/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 04/16/22
(00:00-05:14) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens the show by recapping the Indy Eleven's first win of the season against RGV Toros earlier in the week, the big signing the Indy Eleven made earlier this week, and previews some of the other topics that he will discuss throughout the course of the program. (08:16-20:58) - The head coach of the Indy Eleven in Mark Lowry joins the program to elaborate on his team's first win of the season last week, how big of an addition Solomon Asante will be for the team, and previews this evening's match against Atlanta United II. (23:59-35:22) - Rake's broadcast partner in crime for the last nine years in Brad Hauter joins the program to give his perspective on the Indy Eleven being able to pick up a player with a skillset like Solomon Asante's, how opposing coaches will now losing some sleep with the potential setup once Asante joins the team, and which new player has impressed him the most. (38:23-47:04) - The fourth segment of today's show is spent with Rake updating you on some of the scores and upcoming schedule for the English Premier League, the announcement yesterday that Sean Dyche was fired by Burnley with eight games left on the EPL season, and some teams that could be on the way out of the Premier League. (50:04-56:46) - Rake closes out today's show by sharing a couple of notes pertaining to the Indy Eleven's match against Atlanta United II tonight, how he essentially gave Villarreal a participation trophy last week, and what Manchester City proved in their two matches against Atletico Madrid.
59:48
April 16, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 04/09/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 04/09/22
(00:00-03:01) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens the show recapping the matches the Indy Eleven have played since last week's show, preview the upcoming schedule for the boys in blue, and teases some of the conversations that he will be having with today's guests. (06:03-15:09) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to detail the improvements that he has seen from his team over the course of each match this season, previews today's match against RGV Toros, and then provides an injury update on a the trio of players that have yet to appear in a match this season for the Indy Eleven. (18:09-27:31) - Retired professional soccer player in Amy Rodriguez joins Soccer Saturday to detail her transition from a playing career to a coaching career, if she always saw herself becoming a coach once she felt like her playing career was over, and explains how her partnership with Invesco QQQ plays a tie into what she's doing as an assistant coach at USC. (30:33-48:21) - Jeff Rueter from The Athletic is the final guest of today's installment of Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw. Rueter shared his experience of covering the United States Men's National Team World Cup qualifying match against Honduras in the freezing cold, details how many changes there could be to the roster for the World Cup, and highlights some things that are on his radar right now in the soccer landscape. (51:22-56:21) - Rake closes out today's edition of Soccer Saturday by hitting on some news and notes that he forgot to mention on last week's show.
59:23
April 09, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 04/02/2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 04/02/2022
(00:00-07:38) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens the show by recapping the Indy Eleven's latest match in Louisville against rival Lou City FC, the status of the United States within the World Cup, and previews the conversations he will have with today's guests. (10:41-20:30) - Head Coach Mark Lowry of the Indy Eleven makes his weekly appearance on Soccer Saturday to give his thoughts on how the draw against Louisville City FC felt like a win, how incredible the fan base was last weekend in Louisville to help give the team a lift, and the transition that Nicky Law has made from the previous coaching staff's to him. (23:31-37:29) - Lead analyst for the USL in Devon Kerr is back on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to detail the improvements that the Indy Eleven made between their first match of the season to last week's match, the coaching difference between the eastern and western conference in the USL that Coach Lowry is adjusting towards, and which team has impressed him the most in the first three weeks of the season. (40:31-49:34) - Vice President of Marketing and Strategy with the Indy Eleven in Josh Mason to explain what they have learned over the course of the past couple seasons from a gameday experience, identify some experience changes that the club has made with the home opener being tonight, and some of the unique festivities that will take place tonight at the Mic! (52:35-56:58) - Rake closes out today's show by giving a shout out to former men's soccer coach at his alma mater, the University of Indianapolis, in John Higgins for being hired as the men's soccer coach at Xavier University, highlights some of the matches to come with World Cup implications, and then goes through the pairings for the World Cup.
59:59
April 02, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 03/26/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 03/26/22
(0:00-3:23) Greg Rakestraw is back for another edition of Soccer Saturday on 93.5 and 107.5 the Fan. It has been a slow start for the Boys in Blue losing their first two matches and failing to find the back of the net in either contest. Then, Greg sets the agenda for a jam packed Saturday morning for Soccer Saturday. (6:23-17:44) The head coach of the Indy Eleven, Mark Lowry, joins the show to recap the first week of the season for the Eleven. Mark first discusses the loss to the Tampa Bay Rowdies, the difficulties of early season action and figuring out what his team has in the locker room this year. Coach shares his excitement for the future with the young talent on his squad and making sure the team is set up for long term consistency and success. Then, Greg and Mark discuss loaning out some of the young talent on the team to ensure weekly minutes for the future of the club. Finally, the Eleven are headed to Louisville to take on Louisville City and the head coach touches on what is so impressive about that squad. (20:47-30:49) Indy Eleven forward Rodney Michael joins Greg Rakestraw. The 22-year-old details his journey from Sierra Leone to Santa Barbara, California to UC Santa Barbara to professional soccer. Coming from a lot of warm places, the forward talks about getting used to playing in different conditions and training through the winter here in Indianapolis. Finally, Rodney and Greg touch on what he's heard about playing in front of the Indy Eleven and adding yet another nationality to the list that are represented by the Boys in Blue. (33:50-44:56) Former Indy Eleven player and Butler University alum, Zach Steinberger, joins the show to talk about retired life and his life after soccer. Steinberger discusses the decision he made to hang up the boots and how being able to throw himself into real estate full time was helpful when coping with the end of his soccer career. Greg and Zach set up a bro date on Indy 500 race weekend before the pair takes a look back at Steinberger's professional soccer career. (47:57-57:01) To round out the show, Greg is joined by his fourth guest of the morning, this time it's former Indy Eleven player Tyler Gibson. Gibson talks about how life is treating him in his second year in Louisville and breaks down what's going on with the club 100 miles south of Indianapolis. To end the conversation, Tyler and Greg talk about both sides of the Indy-Louisville rivalry and what it's like to be on both sides of the equation.
01:00:04
March 26, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 03/19/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 03/19/22
(00-3:17) Greg opens this week’s edition of the show looking back at Saturday’s match, and previewing today’s guests that will appear on the show. (6:17-17:49) Indy Eleven head coach Mark Lowry makes his weekly appearance on the show. Greg talks with him about the winter weather effecting these early matches. Lowry breaks down what went wrong in the team’s loss last weekend, and the importance of throw-in execution for his club. Then, the conversation turns to tonight’s matchup with Tampa Bay. (20:49-31:44) In the third segment, Greg welcomes Jonas Fjeldberg to the show. He talks about his road to join the team as the season began and the challenges faced early in the year. Then, they take a look at the weather being a factor in the opener. Fjeldberg speaks to how he got into soccer being from Norway. Greg asks Jonas about his journey from Norway to the University of Dayton. (34:44-51:20) The show continues as Greg welcomes Hoosier native, Dave Leno, who is the voice of the Philadelphia Union. Leno breaks down the success for the union and the two historic season that have taken place the previous two years. (54:20-57:13) Greg closes out this week’s show looking ahead to tonight’s match and looking at the US National Team trying to qualify for the World Cup.
01:00:21
March 19, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 03/12/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 03/12/22
(0:00-4:19) It is finally here! The Indy Eleven season is upon us and Greg Rakestraw is back for another edition of Soccer Saturday on 93.5 and 107.5 the Fan. With just hours left before match time, Greg sets the agenda for a traditional, opening day version of the show. It's a loaded Saturday morning with the head coach of the Indy Eleven, the captain and the voice of the USL all stopping by as the USL Championship season gets underway. (7:20-19:38) The head coach of the Indy Eleven, Mark Lowry, joins the show ahead of Saturday's night match against Loudon United. Greg and Mark discuss the final weekend of preseason friendlies, Elliot Panicco joining the club as the goalkeeper and the decision to make Neveal Hackshaw the guy with the captain's armband to start the season. Before the conversation ends, Coach Lowry breaks down what Loudon brings to the pitch and why it's a very difficult draw to the start the season for the Boys in Blue. Then, Greg details the season opener in Virginia on Saturday. (22:39-30:29) Neveal Hackshaw, the Indy Eleven captain, stops by as he prepares for year four with the Indy Eleven. Neveal and Greg talk about how last year is fueling this season and what it has been like playing for Mark Lowry. The captain is taking on a different position in the Lowry era and touches on what the challenges are when switching positions and his excitement for the switch. The Boys in Blue will be looking fresh during home matches this season with the arrival of new, checkered jerseys. Neveal touches on the new kits and how Indianapolis has turned into home over the last four years. (33:31-49:39) As is tradition on opening day, Greg Rakestraw is joined by the voice of the USL Championship, Mike Watts, to get his thoughts going into another season of the USL Championship and the arrival of Mark Lowry in Indianapolis. Watts then transitions to what the Indy Eleven did over the offseason to improve on a tough year last season that saw the Boys in Blue struggle to put the ball in the back of the net. Then, Greg and Mike take a tour around the USL Championship in a season preview of sorts, specifically the top of the league in 2022 in Louisville City FC and Tampa Bay. (52:41-56:31) To round out a busy Saturday morning, Greg provides you with some news and notes around European soccer and gets you ready for the Indy Eleven season to begin.
59:36
March 12, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 03/05/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 03/05/22
(0:00-6:52) Greg Rakestraw is back for another edition of Soccer Saturday on 93.5 and 107.5 the Fan. Rake opens the show with recent friendly action for the Indy Eleven as they prepare for the beginning of the regular season next week. Elliot Panicco is the newest member of the Eleven and Greg lays out a very busy morning agenda on Soccer Saturday. We also update you on Premier League action and a club in the EPL now being led by an American. (9:53-22:09) The newest member of the Indy Eleven, Elliot Panicco, joins the show on loan from Nashville SC. Elliot and Greg discuss the young keeper's first full season of professional soccer last year, why he's excited about playing for head coach Mark Lowry and his time with the Austin Bold. Elliot touches on his time as a Charlotte 49er in college, what he's looking forward to about being in Indy and what he knows about his new teammates on the Eleven. To finish the segment, Greg gives an update on Premier League action on Saturday morning. (25:11-36:19) The man behind the USL Tactics Twitter account, John Morrisey, joins Rakestraw to talk about the light bulb moment to start a tactics Twitter account and how much bigger the operation has gotten since he started it in 2020. Morrisey breaks down what Mark Lowry brings to the Indy Eleven from a tactics perspective and what he's trying to do on the pitch. In addition, Rake and Morrisey touch on who benefits the most from a change in tactics here in Indianapolis before bouncing around the strategy and what's going on around the USL. (39:21-51:45) Chris Doran, the radio voice of the Columbus Crew, joins the show to discuss the season opener for the Crew and how impressive the new home of Columbus, Lower.com Field, is and what the facility has done to lift up the club. Then, Chris and Greg discuss the Crew personnel, specifically Gyasi Zardes, and whether or not the Crew can contend for their second MLS Cup in three seasons. Finally, Chris previews Saturday's match for the Crew against San Jose. (54:46-56:45) In a brief conclusion to the show, Greg touches briefly on European soccer action.
59:48
March 05, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 02/26/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 02/26/22
(0:00-4:20) Greg Rakestraw is back for another edition of Soccer Saturday on 93.5 and 107.5 the Fan. He begins with the most recent Indy Eleven action in preseason friendlies as they gear up for 2022 season and sets the agenda for a busy show on this Saturday morning. (7:21-14:52) The head coach of the Indy Eleven, Mark Lowry, joins the show in the second segment to discuss recent Eleven action on the pitch and how close the squad is to "regular season" form. Greg and Mark discuss how close his coaching staff is to having a Starting XI in ink with just a couple weeks left before the season opener as well as what Raul Aguilera. The conversation concludes with an update on personnel for the Boys in Blue. (17:55-27:15) A recent addition to the Indy Eleven, Raul Aguilera, calls in to chat about his transition from Florida to Indianapolis. Raul touches on what he has explored in the city thus far and Rakestraw, as a longtime Broad Ripple native, gives him some guidance on where to find some good tacos. Transitioning to the pitch, Raul discusses the dynamic of the Eleven locker room and what attracted him to the club here in Indy. Finally, how close is the team to regular season form? Raul paints that picture to end the conversation. (30:17-47:40) It is the opening week of the MLS season and Jason Davis from SiriusXM FC joins Greg Rakestraw to kick off the season. Jason touches on how he feels like everything is running behind before running through some of his predictions for the 2022 season. Which teams have a chance to win the whole thing? And who is the best player in Major League Soccer right now? Then, the conversation switches to the USMNT and the road ahead for them to make it to the World Cup at the end of 2022. Then, Greg and Jason discuss MLS NEXT Pro and the impact it will have on talent in the US and MLS. (50:42-56:20) To round out the show, Rakestraw takes a tour of the international soccer landscape making stops at the Premier League and the Champions League. Finally, Greg takes a moment to talk about what's happening in Ukraine and hopes for swift resolution when it comes to the conflict in eastern Europe.
59:24
February 26, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 02/19/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 02/19/22
(00-2:53) Greg Rakestraw is back for another week of Soccer Saturday. Greg opens the show with an overview of the upcoming schedule this week, and previews today’s show. (5:56-18:58) Bobby Edwards, who recently retired, joins the show to talk about his transition to coaching within weeks of retiring. Edwards explains how the move came about, and he touches on the coaching experience he had while still playing soccer. Then, Greg asks Edwards about the adjustment to being on the sideline, rather than on the field. (21:59-31:20) Indy Eleven’s Tim Trilk is featured on this segment of the show. Trilk walks Greg through his thought process over the off-season and the thought of him making the jump in leagues. The goalkeeper talks about how fast the game has been in the training and friendlies with Indy Eleven. Also, Greg asks Trilk about his past experience playing in Chattanooga, with multiple clubs in the same city. (34:22-46:03) Indianapolis native and Pike graduate, Justin Ingram joins the show. First, Greg talks with Ingram about the process after graduating, along with the road to Indy. Ingram speaks on the adjustment after arriving later than most players. Next, Justin details his college career, and Greg asks about how soccer is part of his family. (49:04-56:31) Greg concludes the show with a look at the Champions League. He previews next week’s show with conversation about the MLS season, and finishes with a reminder about the countdown to Indy Eleven regular season.
59:38
February 19, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 02/12/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 02/12/22
(0:00-2:51) Greg Rakestraw is back for another edition of Soccer Saturday on 93.5 and 107.5 the Fan. Greg touches on Indy Eleven preseason action, news around the club and sets the agenda for a jam packed show on Soccer Saturday. (5:52-17:50) The head coach of the Indy Eleven, Mark Lowry, joins the show as he does most Saturdays. Greg and Mark start the discussion with the Eleven's seven-goal performance against Marion University this week and the next steps he wants to see his club take against the University of Indianapolis on Saturday. Then, Mark touches on Bobby Edwards' decision to leave the pitch for the coaching side of things in his mid 20's and what advice he has for any young coach entering the ranks. What's the on-field situation of the goalkeeping position? The coach and Rakestraw touch on that before spending some time discussing more personnel moves for the Eleven before Rakestraw ends the segment with some details on the newest members of the club - both players and coaches. (20:51-36:51) Through the magic of technology, Greg is joined by Jon Busch, the goalkeeper coach of the Scottish club Hibernian, better known as Hibs. Busch and Rakestraw discuss how he ended up there and the connections he had that got him into the European soccer coaching ranks. Jon touches on being thrown into the thick of things in the middle of the season and how he has approached his new position with Hibs. The work has been heavy and the hours have been long, but Jon touches on taking a few moments at each new place to appreciate the situation he is in and capture moments to remember. To end the conversation, Jon touches on what the next few months might look like into the summer months. (39:53-51:31) Duke Lacroix joins the show from the west coast as a current member of the Sacramento Republic and former member of the Indy Eleven. Greg and Duke discuss his now eight-year soccer career and reminisce about what Rakestraw dubs the greatest goal in Indy Eleven history. Duke touches on his involvement with the USL Black Players Alliance, what the group is focused on doing and why it's important. (54:31-57:10) Greg wraps up a busy Saturday morning with his thoughts on the FA Cup.
01:00:10
February 12, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 02/05/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 02/05/22
(0:00-7:07) Greg Rakestraw is rolling on another edition of Soccer Saturday on 93.5 and 107.5. Rake opens the show with the weather and how 5 degrees is apparently World Cup Qualifier weather. Then, dives into the Indy Eleven, new personnel added to the squad and sets the agenda for a busy Saturday morning on Indy's weekly soccer show. It was announced earlier this week that the W League team representing the Indy Eleven will be called, you guessed it, Indy Eleven! One badge, one brand regardless of which team is on the pitch between the men's, women's or Academy team. (10:08-21:23) The head coach of the Indy Eleven Mark Lowry joins the show in the second segment to talk about some of the new roster moves the Eleven have made ahead of the 2022 season. Greg and Coach Lowry talk about what positions or skillsets the team is trying to solidify in the next month or so before taking pitch for the beginning of the regular season. Lowry stresses depth, specifically at the goalkeeping position and providing more firepower in the goal-scoring category. Finally, the conversation concludes with how important the preseason games are for the squad and the ludicrous amounts of snow that we got in Indiana this week. Rakestraw finishes up with a update from the FA Cup. (24:24-34:44) Stefano Pinho joins the program after signing with the Indy Eleven earlier this week. The veteran forward was very rudely welcomed by the city's weather this week, but more importantly, Pinho talks about why Indianapolis was the right place to continue his career in the United States and what he remembers about playing here as a part of the visiting team over the years. Finally, Pinho talks about why he wanted to come and play for Mark Lowry. Then, Rakestraw gives some background on the newest forward for the Indy Eleven. (37:45-46:15) Rakestraw turns his attention to CONCACAF and the US Men's National Team. Rakestraw touches on where the US' three qualifying matches took place in the window, specifically the game in St. Paul, Minnesota in freezing temperature that saw several Honduras players leave the field because of the weather. Greg takes a look around the rest of CONCACAF and the upcoming matches in the next qualifying window in March. (49:16-56:50) For the final segment, Rake talks the Indy Eleven. Not the men's or academy team but the women's team that will represent the club in the W League. He breaks down the schedule for the Eleven women's team and the home opener for the squad.
59:48
February 05, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 01/29/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 01/29/22
(0:00-7:54) Greg Rakestraw is back for another edition of Soccer Saturday on 93.5 and 107.5 the Fan. He dances into the show with the United States' win over El Salvador in World Cup Qualifying in Columbus on Thursday night before setting the agenda for the rest of the show and taking a look at what the USMNT needs to do in order to make it to Qatar at the end of 2022. Finally, Greg provides news and notes surrounding the Indy Eleven. (10:56-20:43) Greg is joined by the Indy Eleven's Alann Torres and the conversation the pair had back in October of 2021. Torres is making the jump straight from the Eleven Academy team to the professional team. Greg and Alann talk about where his dream of becoming a professional soccer player began, where the opportunity to play with the Indy Eleven started and how he's balancing soccer and his course load and academics. Alann touches on which players have really taken him under their wing before Rakestraw finishes the segment with other new additions to the Academy team. (23:45-35:33) From one teenager to another, Greg is joined by Indy Eleven Academy player Palmer Ault and Palmer first talks about why it was so important to him to stick around and play his high school soccer at Noblesville. Palmer touches on how great high school soccer was before talking about graduating early to focus on training and preparing for his time with the Eleven Academy team. Ault is on his way to play for Coach Paul Snape at Butler University in the fall. Greg asks him why he chose Butler for college and then asks him why he went the soccer route rather than following his father who was once Mr. Basketball in the state of Indiana. (38:35-47:13) Greg circles back to the US Men's National Team's win over El Salvador as well as what happened around the rest of the group. Rakestraw previews the rest of the US' upcoming matches including this weekend's match against Canada before transitioning to the news and notes portion of the program. He talks primarily about USMNT goalkeeper Matt Turner and his move to Arsenal. (50:14-57:09) To finish a busy Saturday morning, Greg lays out the preseason schedule and regular season schedule for the Indy Eleven.
01:00:11
January 29, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 01/22/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 01/22/22
(0:00-5:03) Greg Rakestraw is back for another edition of Soccer Saturday on 93.5 and 107.5 the Fan. Greg opens with January World Cup qualifiers starting in less than a week, as well as a new signing that features an Indy Eleven Academy player skipping college and signing his first professional contract. He then sets the agenda for a busy hour of soccer on Indy's weekly soccer show (8:04-18:21) Greg welcomes Indy Eleven defender Alex McQueen to the program to talk about his upcoming schedule with the Grenada National Team and how he's able to compete with that national team. McQueen touches on why it's the perfect time for him to make the jump from European soccer to the United States and his experiences playing in the fifth league of English soccer. How big of an adjustment is going from natural grass to turf? Greg asks Alex if there will be any adjustment in that category and what he's heard about the soccer and the city in Indianapolis. To finish the segment, Greg gives the back of Alex's player card so you can get to know the new Eleven defender. (21:23-31:23) Another new addition to the Eleven stops by, this time it is defender Mechack Jerome. Greg and Mechack touch on what he remembers about his trips to play in Indy as the opponent and his transition to the city of Indianapolis. The defender has spent the overwhelming majority of the last seven years with new Indy Eleven head coach Mark Lowry and he details what about the coach makes him want to follow him wherever he goes. Jerome is also being reunited with a familiar teammate in Indianapolis. To round out the conversation, Greg and Mechack touch on the Haitian National Team, what he's heard about Indianapolis and Coach Lowry. Once again, Greg gives you the back of Alex's card to give you more information about the center back. (34:26-45:52) It's news and notes time. Greg touches on a pair of US Men's National Team members that are linked to high profile moves on the other side of the pond, as well as the departure of one of the best to ever do it in MLS, Diego Valeri. After nine seasons in Portland, Valeri is headed back to Argentina to finish his professional career. Then, Rakestraw touches on the idea of playing a World Cup qualifier in Columbus and Minnesota during the coldest months of the year. (48:54-56:17) To round out another edition of Soccer Saturday, Greg takes a look around the English Premier League and puts a bow on a packed show.
59:24
January 22, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 01/15/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 01/15/22
(0:00-6:37) Greg Rakestraw is back for another edition of Soccer Saturday on 93.5 and 107.5 the Fan. Greg opens the show by highlighting the important components of the Indy Eleven schedule in 2022 and the teams that the Eleven will play for the first time this year. He closes the first segment with a reminder about the big international competitions happening this season. (9:38-19:51) As he does most Saturday mornings, Indy Eleven head coach Mark Lowry joins the program for the first time in the new year. Greg and Mark talk about the new personnel on the Eleven Roster, especially the young players on the roster. Mark touches on what Noah Powder will bring to the team as a left back as well as midfielder Raul Aguilera as well as what the next few weeks look like as more players get announced, training camp is on the horizon and the open tryout is right around the corner. (22:52-36:04) Former Indy Eleven player and new Oakland Roots SC head coach Juan Guerra joins the show to chat about his new role as a HC in the USL. Greg asks Guerra what he learned here in Indianapolis that is preparing him for a leadership position like this and what kind of community he is feeling around Oakland already. Juan comments on Eleven head coach Mark Lowry's coaching style and what he expects to see from him as the new head coach of the Boys in Blue. (39:05-44:56) It's news and notes time on Soccer Saturday. Rakestraw updates you on signings and transactions that involve former Indy Eleven players and where they will be playing in 2022. He also touches on MLS Draft news and players that could be bouncing between MLS and the USL this year and a number of other transactions. (47:57-54:38) To wrap up this edition of Soccer Saturday, Rakestraw updates you on the FA Cup and what is going on around the Premier League.
57:40
January 15, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 01/08/22
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 01/08/22
(00:00-07:03) - Greg Rakestraw is back with the first edition of Soccer Saturday for the year of 2022 and opens the show by discussing the guests that will be featured on today's show, latest news of teams dropping out of the USL, and the new scheduling methodology the USL will be implementing this season. (10:05-22:02) - The latest player to sign with the Indy Eleven in Sam Brown makes his first appearance on Soccer Saturday to share his experience with Real Monarchs this past season, what stood out to him when he played the Indy Eleven last year with Real Monarchs, and explains how he ended up playing college soccer at Harvard. (25:02-36:42) - Former Assistant Coach Phil Presser of the Indy Eleven joins Greg on this week's edition of Soccer Saturday to explain his new role within the organization, what it was like witnessing the academy players hoisting up the championship trophy a couple weeks ago, and shares what he will miss most about working with the Indy Eleven team. (39:44-52:04) - Current goalkeeper at Indiana University in Roman Celentano joins Greg Rakestraw a week before the MLS Draft to discuss what it was like playing in both the fall and spring, what his favorite moment that he will never forget during his time at IU, and explains who he models his game after. (55:05-56:37) - Greg Rakestraw concludes the first edition of the ninth season of Soccer Saturday by previewing some of the topics he plans on covering next week!
59:38
January 08, 2022
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 12/25/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 12/25/21
(0:00-7:34) Greg Rakestraw is back on 93.5 and 107.5 the Fan for this year's edition of the "Best of Soccer Saturday" for 2021. Greg dives into the eleven best things about 2021 starting with the Eleven's win over Louisville for the first time in three years by breaking down the matchups between the two teams this season. (10:35-20:44) In the second segment of this edition of best of 2021, Rakestraw touches on the fan experience at Indy Eleven games and the return to the Mike, a.k.a IU Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium, on the campus of IUPUI. Greg and Brad Hauter reminisce about the return to the "spiritual home" of the Eleven and how different it was compared to playing at Lucas Oil Stadium. More importantly, the fans were back in the stands for Eleven games heightening the experience at the Mike so much more.  To round out the segment, the Indy Eleven will have a women's team in the W League, sponsored by the USL. (23:45-33:41) Greg gives some love to Manuel Arteaga, Nicky Law and Jared Timmer who made their debut with the club in 2021 and will be back in 2022. Rakestraw and Hauter provide some highlights from these three players and talk about what they each brought to the pitch this season. Arteaga was the goal leader for Indy in 2021 and both Law and Timmer were near the top of the club in terms of matches and minutes played. (36:42-44:05) Rakestraw and Hauter, two members of the Indy Eleven Century Club, a group of dedicated supporters to the club who have spent 100 matches or more with the club. Two new members were added to the group this season. (47:06-56:51) It wouldn't be a best of without touching on the Indy Eleven Academy's win in the first ever USL Academy Playoff Championship. Greg and Brad touch on how important a healthy youth system is for the club and why winning a championship on any level is infectious. The pair ends this edition of Best XI for 2021 with the only logical place to finish, the naming of Mark Lowry as the next head coach of the Indy Eleven.
59:53
December 25, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 12/18/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 12/18/21
(0:00-3:31) Greg Rakestraw is back for the final fresh edition of Soccer Saturday in 2021 on 93.5 and 107.5 the Fan. In a brief open to the show, Greg introduces you to a new name on the Indy Eleven coaching staff, a new head coach in the organization and sets the agenda for the rest of the show. Stay tuned for another busy edition of Soccer Saturday! (6:35-17:07) The newly re-signed AJ Cochran joins Greg in the second segment to talk about returning to the Eleven for a second season. Cochran touches on his health and the injury he suffered way back in August before a rundown of his quickly approaching wedding early in 2022. Cochran describes what to expect from a Mark Lowry coached team, the new personnel he's looking forward to working with this upcoming season and what he thinks his role will be on the team this season. (20:07-32:18) The Indy Eleven are entering the USL W League and named a head coach. Paul Dolinsky, former head coach of the WPSL's Lady Victory FC, was named the head coach along with Grace Bahr who was named the first assistant coach. Paul touches on his arrival to the organization and the core players that the team also announced in forwards Katie Soderstrom and Kristina Lynch and midfielder Molly McLaughlin. Coach Dolinsky and Greg touch on tapping into the talent coming out of college and the players trying to prove themselves for another pro contract down the road. Paul talks about the attention of the USL W League, already hearing from players in Europe and getting to call Grand Park home base for the club. The conversation concludes with Paul's head coach Grace Bahr and what she will bring to the club as a former player and now coach as well as the upcoming open tryout for the team. (35:18-46:07) Another member of the Indy Eleven staff stops by. He was with head coach Mark Lowry in Jacksonville and El Paso and now he is here in Indianapolis. Matt Williams joins the show to talk about working with Lowry and the opportunity to make the move to Indy alongside the head coach. He touches on his role on a Lowry coaching staff and the dynamic between the two. Believe it or not, Greg references Williams' Twitter page and the quote in his bio and how he applies that to the way he approaches coaching the game. Matt and Greg discuss the incoming personnel that Matt has worked with before and how they fit in to the team in Indianapolis as well as what Grand Park allows them to do in terms of training and the quality of the facility. Finally, Greg and Matt talk golf and checking out the other professional sports teams in Matt's time away from the pitch in Indianapolis. (49:08-56:51) Greg Rakestraw wraps up a busy hour with NYC FC who are this year's MLS Cup Champions and first time champions of that trophy before going international to update you on what's happening on the pitch across the pond. Rake touches on the Champions League and college soccer to finish up the last new edition of Soccer Saturday this calendar year.
59:51
December 18, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 12/11/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 12/11/21
(0:00-5:20) Greg Rakestraw is back for another edition of Soccer Saturday on 93.5 and 107.5 the Fan. Greg opens the show by setting the agenda for the show and lays out the new editions to the Indy Eleven for next season. The Indy Eleven Academy team took home a championship last weekend at the USL Academy League Playoffs and the University of Indianapolis saw there season come to a close this week. (8:20-21:25) Head coach of the Indy Eleven Mark Lowry joins the show in the second segment to talk about more additions to the Indy Eleven roster. But first, Mark and Greg talk about the Indy Eleven Academy team lifting a trophy last week in Florida. Then, the head coach dives into the roster decisions that were made this week for the organization including a player that will be staying in Indianapolis for a second season in AJ Cochran. Greg asked Mark how difficult it is to evaluate talent in the United States due to the fact that the college system supplies players alongside the junior and academy programs around the country, and coach describes the game of Alex McQueen, another pick up for the Eleven. Head coach Lowry ends the conversation by laying out how many players they'd like to have under contract before the holiday break. (24:26-36:35) The Indy Eleven Academy team - or the "Baby Boys in Blue" - brought home a trophy and Diego Sanchez, a member of that team, joins the show to talk about last weekend's championship run. Sanchez describes what it was like to win a trophy as well as the fans that met them at the airport when they returned from the tournament. Diego spent time training with the senior team and Greg asks him about the advantages of getting to spend several months with the top team before coming back to the Eleven youth team. To finish out the segment, Greg touches on the rest of the Academy team, several awards that Eleven players received last weekend and an update on the U.S. Men's National Team. (39:35-47:43) Another player joins the show with Greg Rakestraw. Bryam Rebellon calls in to talk about, first and foremost, how he ended up with a wife from Indianapolis considering his travels playing professional soccer for over a decade. Rebellon touches on what it means to be in Indianapolis and what he's expecting as an Indy Eleven player and playing in a colder climate in Indianapolis. Finally, Rebellon talks about what fans should expect from a Mark Lowry coached team next season. (50:44-57:01) To finish another edition of Soccer Saturday, Greg Rakestraw runs through some Champions League results, MLS Cup Final and the rest of the action around Europe.
01:00:05
December 11, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 12/04/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 12/04/21
(0:00-5:07) - Greg Rakestraw is back for another edition of Soccer Saturday on 93.5/107.5 the Fan. He opens the show with an update on the 2022 Indy Eleven roster and a group of players making the jump from El Paso to Indianapolis for next season. Then, Greg lays out the players who likely won't return to the Eleven next season before getting you set up for the rest of this edition of Soccer Saturday. (8:08-23:59) - Indy Eleven head coach Mark Lowry joins the program to talk all things Eleven. The coach talks about the roster moves made earlier this week and what he likes about the players that will wear an Eleven jersey in 2022. As is the case for all professional sports teams and especially USL teams, players come and go, Greg and Coach Lowry talk about the players who represented Indy this season that will move on from their time in Indianapolis. Finally, Greg and Mark touch on the USL Championship final between Tampa Bay and Orange County before Greg provides an update on teams who aren't playing in the 2022 season and 2021 USL awards. (27:00-39:32) The Indy Eleven Academy team is rolling and their head coach, Kiki Wallace, joins the program to talk about the USL Academy Playoffs currently taking place, what the next steps might be for the young players on his team and the array of young talent around the state of Indiana. Then, Greg and Kiki return to the Eleven's matchups this weekend at USL Academy Playoffs. Finally, Kiki touches on the opportunity to play against the Mexican National Team when they made a trip to the states and prepared for games against the US Men's National Team and Canada. (42:32-52:03) The final interview of this edition of Soccer Saturday features John Higgins, the University of Indianapolis men's soccer head coach, as UIndy is one win away from being a national semifinalist. Coach touches on his team this season as well as the Greyhounds game on Saturday Night at Key Stadium against Fort Hays State. He provides an in-depth scouting report ahead of the Regional Final and keys to a win for UIndy. To finish the segment, Greg wraps up the segment with a look around the Hoosier state college soccer landscape. (55:04-57:34) Greg Rakestraw finishes up another edition of Soccer Saturday by talking Premier League, Champions League and international soccer.
01:00:45
December 04, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 11/27/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 11/27/21
(00:00-08:41) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens the show by recapping last week's show, touches on the concept of today's show, and catches you up on what is happening in the USL Championship. (11:43-25:03) - As tradition continues around Thanksgiving, Greg brings back a conversation he had with an author. The first interview Rake replays is his conversation with author Roger Bennett of Reborn in the USA: An Englishman's Love Letter to His Chosen Home. Bennett explains the feedback that he has received since his book was published on June 29th of this year, jokes about how he had to write a book about England to end their curse for the UEFA European Championship, and tells some backstories from England and his time in the USA. (28:04-37:23) - Author of Secrets Of Success: Insights From Megan Rapinoe's World-Class Soccer Career in Meg Linehan was the second conversation that Rake replays on today's show. Linehan shared what she learned about Megan Rapinoe while she was researching her before putting the book together, how much longer she thinks Rapinoe will be professionally be playing soccer, and updated you on how the new expansion team in Racing Louisville FC is coming along. (40:25-51:34) - The final best-of interview author edition of Soccer Saturday is author Rob Goldman of The Sisterhood: The 99ers and the Rise of US Women's Soccer from a couple weeks ago where he explained why right now was the write time to write a book about the 1999 World Cup team, what it was like talking with Tony Dicicco in the latter stages of his life, and which player on the team that isn't talked about enough from that team. (54:35-57:19) - Today's show concludes with Rake teasing some Indy Eleven conversations that he will be having next week and quickly previews all the latest local soccer matches that are coming up within the next week.
01:00:20
November 27, 2021
Indy Eleven- Soccer Saturday for 11/20/2021
Indy Eleven- Soccer Saturday for 11/20/2021
(00:00-09:06) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another version of Soccer Saturday and opens today's show by previewing the show, the new guests and talks about the new hire for Indy Eleven in Head Coach Mark Lowry. (12:06-26:11) - Newly hired head coach of the Indy Eleven Mark Lowry joins Greg to talk about why he decided to take this job and leave El Paso, discusses his thoughts on his new players and on his new community. (29:11-38:52) - Former Butler Player and current Indy Eleven Player Jared Timmer joins the show to talk about returning for a second season, thoughts on playing for a new head coach  and what his offseason plans are. (41:52-51:33) - The Head Coach of the Indiana Soccer Team Todd Yeagley joins the show to talk about returning to the NCAA Tournament for the 2nd time in 2021 after a delayed last season. The Hoosiers lost in the National Championship game back in the Spring. He talks about what to expect in their first round matchup and also looks back at the season. (54:33-55:28) - Rake closes out today's edition of Soccer Saturday by thanking today's guests.
01:00:41
November 20, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 11/13/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 11/13/21
(00:00-04:07) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another version of Soccer Saturday and opens today's show by recapping last night's United States Men's National Team victory over Mexico, reminds you about what the criterion is for each country to make the World Cup, and previews today's guest lineup. (07:10-19:38) - Goalkeeper of the Indy Eleven in Jordan Farr joins Rake on Soccer Saturday this week to explain how everything went down with him going on loan to San Antonio FC, if he knows all the names of the players in the locker room, and what it's like looking down at his San Antonio FC uniform and not seeing the Indy Eleven logo. (22:39-35:16) - Lead analyst of the USL Championship and a good friend of the show in Devon Kerr joins Greg Rakestraw on today's installment of Soccer Saturday to detail the fallout of Phoenix Rising throughout the course of the season, how weird it is seeing Jordan Farr between the goal posts for San Antonio FC, and gives his opinion on who has the best chance at beating the Tampa Bay Rowdies. (38:17-50:16) - The final guest on today's show is author Rob Goldman of The Sisterhood: The 99ers and the Rise of US Women's Soccer to explain why right now was the write time to write a book about the 1999 World Cup team, what it was like talking with Tony Dicicco in the latter stages of his life, and which player on the team that isn't talked about enough from that team. (53:17-57:30) - Rake closes out today's edition of Soccer Saturday by thanking today's guests, takes a look at where the collegiate soccer divisions are at in their season along with some notes, and previews what will be coming your way on the show next week.
01:00:31
November 13, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 11/06/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 11/06/21
(00:00-05:50) - The first off-season edition of Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw is underway where he breaks down Jordan Farr's playing situation with San Antonio FC and previews the conversations that he will have today with guests Mike Watts, Carlos Zavaleta, and John Higgins. (08:52-22:59) - Voice of the USL Championship in Mike Watts joins Rake on Soccer Saturday this week to give a breakdown of the teams that are competing in the USL Playoffs, where the Indy Eleven is currently at heading into 2022, and calls the Indy Eleven head coaching job as one of the top jobs in the entire USL. (26:00-38:32) - The father or Eriq Zavaleta in Carlos Zavaleta joins Greg Raketraw on Soccer Saturday following his Brebeuf Jesuit Braves first ever IHSAA state title in soccer to explains what being at Brebeuf Jesuit special in comparison to coaching club soccer, how soccer ended up leading him from El Salvador to the United States, and when he realized that his son Eriq would have the ability to represent El Salvador's Men's National Team. (41:34-50:39) - Head Coach of the men's soccer team at the University of Indianapolis in John Higgins joins Greg Rakestraw to explain the consistent success his team has had this season, how he balanced seniors returning following last year in connection to bringing in freshman, and the legacy that is building between the Steinwasher family and the the soccer program. (53:40-56:37) - Greg Rakestraw closes out today's show with important news and notes surrounding the roster for the United States Men's National Team and what happened this week in the Premier and Champions League.
59:38
November 06, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 10/30/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 10/30/21
(00:00-03:56) - The final in-season edition of Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw begins with Rake highlighting the current playoff situations in the league, the IHSAA Soccer State Finals that will be going on today, and previews the conversations he will have with today's guests. (06:58-18:16) - Interim Head Coach Max Rogers of the Indy Eleven possibly makes his final appearance on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw with that title to explain how he has dealt with this week knowing that this is the final week of the season, what to expect tonight from Memphis 901 considering this is their eighth match in the last four weeks, and what the learning process for him has been like going from an assistant coach to the head coach. (21:17-32:41) - With the IHSAA State Finals for soccer going on, Greg Rakestraw is joined by Carmel boys soccer coach Shane Schmidt and takes a look at their opponent in the Noblesbille Millers, if there is an added element to tonight's match with both teams knowing each other very well, and the overall importance of being a balanced soccer team versus having one player who accounts for most of the goals or assists. (35:43-50:24) - Former defender of the Indy Eleven in Nemanja Vukovic joins Greg  Rakestraw as the final guest of this week's show to explain how everything went down following the Indy Eleven's decision not to bring him back after the 2019 season, how the transition from player to coach has gone so far, and if he ever saw himself as a coach once his playing career came to a finish. (53:25-56:35) - With the season coming to a close tonight for the Indy Eleven, Greg Rakestraw closes this week's show out with some of the story lines that he will be updating you on throughout the off-season and when training camp for the boys in blue will begin for the 2022 season.
59:37
October 30, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 10/23/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 10/23/21
(00:00-01:57) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens up the show with the Indy Eleven officially being eliminated from post-season contention and previews topics that he will cover throughout the show. (04:59-15:08) - Interim Head Coach Max Rogers of the Indy Eleven makes his weekly appearance on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to share his excitement on the team putting together a full match against Louisville City last week, how the team has approached this week knowing their season ends the night before Halloween, and breaks down FC Tulsa ahead of their match tonight. (18:09-33:02) - Jeff Rueter from The Athletic makes his second appearance of the season on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to explain the confidence meter with United States Men's National Coach Gregg Berhalter, who could possibly replace Berhalter if the USMNT decides to part ways with him, and details what next year for the USL looks like in terms of number of teams. (36:04-48:09) - Brebeuf Jesuit's girls' soccer coach Angela White joins Rake on Soccer Saturday to highlight the injuries her team has while making a run to win the state championship for girls soccer, how the team has been able to adapt the last month of the season for the post-season started, and previews tonight's semi-state match against Evansville Memorial. (51:11-57:21) - Our final guest of today's show is Dave Piercefield from the Central Indiana Honda Dealers to explain why the partnership with the Indy Eleven is such a good relationship, how business is going right now for Honda, and how they were able to stay afloat during the tough times this year.
01:00:22
October 23, 2021
Soccer Saturday- INDY ELEVEN 10-16
Soccer Saturday- INDY ELEVEN 10-16
Today on Soccer Saturday... 00:00-5:46- Host Greg Rakestraw started off by previewed the show, served as the expert on the US Men's national team, and recapped their 2-1 win over Costa Rica on Thursday. Greg also encourages listeners to make it to the Indy Eleven home game on Saturday 8:49-20:20- Interim head coach Max Rogers returned to the show to recap with Greg Rakestraw the Indy Eleven's 3-1 loss to Birmingham Legion, described how the team has responded to the loss this past week, talked about the Indy Eleven's next match against Louisville FC, and gave his idea on what kind of matchup he expects against Louisville. Plus Greg Rakestraw gave the scenarios for how the Indy Eleven could still make the playoffs. 23:22-33:55- Manu Ledesma made his Soccer Saturday debut and discussed where he wanted to continue his career, returning to Indianapolis as a member of the Indy Eleven, and Greg Rakestraw reflects back on July 8th 2017 when Manu scored his first goal at Carroll Stadium as a member of the Cosmos. 36:57-49:58- Greg Rakestraw welcomed Purdue Women's Soccer Coach Drew Roff to the show to discuss their win over Ohio State, their 11-2-2 season as the seasons end draws closer, and gave his key players from the Ohio State game. Plus hear Greg's conversation with Coach Roff on the looming BIG Ten Tournament. 52:58-56:57- Host Greg Rakestraw closed out the show by recapping his guests and gave a quick rundown of what's ahead for the Indy Eleven.
59:60
October 16, 2021
Soccer Saturday- INDY ELEVEN 10/9/2021
Soccer Saturday- INDY ELEVEN 10/9/2021
Today on Soccer Saturday: (0:00-4:03)- Host Greg Rakestraw previews the show, gives an update on team USA in Mexico, and talks what's left for the Indy Eleven (7:03-20:38)- Interim Head Coach Max Rogers joined Greg Rakestraw to recap their last match against which ended in a 1-1 draw against Atlanta United 2, gave his thoughts on Bobby Edwards, Nicky Law and others, and discussed their rematch against Birmingham Legion tomorrow. (23:42-36:13(- Elkhart native and up and coming star Allan Torres talked about how he found his love for soccer, his journey through Academy leagues, and getting to play against Oklahoma City to start his professional soccer career. (39:15-52:41)- Greg Rakestraw welcomed back former Indy Eleven player Janusz Michalik who talked about the future of the Indy Eleven, players he's watching closely and more on the current roster of guys who could move up into higher leagues. (55:45-57:09)- Host Greg Rakestraw rounds out today's edition of Soccer Saturday by wrapping up thoughts on team USA, previews their final qualifying round matchup against Panama, and previews next weeks show.
01:00:15
October 09, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 10/02/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 10/02/21
(00:00-03:46) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and open the show recapping the Indy Eleven/OKC Energy match from Wednesday, (06:48-18:40) - President and CEO of the Indy Eleven in Greg Stremlaw joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to explain his the flurry of moves the club has made in the last couple weeks, why right now is the right time for the franchise to launch a women Indy Eleven team in the W League, and accesses the job that Max Rogers and the rest of the coaching staff has done since the departure of Martin Rennie. (21:41-33:09) - Interim head coach Max Rogers makes his weekly appearance on Soccer Saturday to debrief you on the performance on some of the new faces that his club has added, explains how much he needs to see from Emmanuel Ledezma before implementing him into the lineup, and previews tonight's match (36:11-44:32) - Director of Women's Soccer Operations of the USL in Betsy Haugh to give you the elevator speech of what opportunities will be created for players and coaches in the W League, what the next couple months will be like for people involved with creating and growing the W League, and how many teams have joined the W League as of today. (47:34-57:42) - The final segment of this week is spent with Greg recapping this week of Champions League play, the NWSL news that has been coming out the last 48 hours or so, and the United States Men's National Team roster before World Cup qualifiers.
01:00:44
October 02, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 09/25/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 09/25/21
(00:00-06:11) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday today and opens up the show with Rake explaining where the Indy Eleven are at right now in the playoff picture, the additions the Indy Eleven made this week, and profiles each of those players that the team added. (09:13-20:25) - Interim Head Coach Max Rogers returns in his weekly slot in the show to discuss the frustrating loss to Memphis 901 on Wednesday, how much training the team is doing with the lack of player rotation during mid-week matches because of injuries, and Coach Rogers breaks down some of the recent players the team has added in the last handful of days. (23:26-36:33) - President Katherine Reed of the Brickyard Battalion joins Rake on Soccer Saturday to explain how the BYB is handling the up-and-down season the Indy Eleven is having, how it feels being back at Carrol Stadium this year, and how the Brickyard Battalion came up with the idea of making a tifo for Carl Ouimette in celebration for his 100th match with the Indy Eleven. (39:36-53:07) - Head Coach Justin Sullivan of the Marian Knights women's soccer team makes his first ever appearance on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to explain how his team is playing their best soccer as they head into the post-season, how the transition from Gary Yohe to Sullivan was so smooth, and how bringing back so much talent from last year to this year has helped him out. (56:09-59:56) - With Greg up against it time wise, he quickly closes out the show by dropping some names that will be on next week's installment of the show.
59:57
September 25, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 09/18/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 09/18/21
(00:00-02:17) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and spends the first couple minutes of today's show by updating you on the Indy Eleven standings in relation to their playoff aspirations and previews the rest of the show. (05:19-18:38) - Interim Head Coach Max Rogers returns in his weekly spot in the show to preview his team's important match tonight against rival Louisville City at 7pm, explain how much film study he has put in towards the match whether that is past matches against Lou City or their more recent matches, and then how important Gershon Koffie has been to the team this season. (21:39-37:56) - New member of the Indy Eleven in Liam Doyle on loan from San Antonio FC joins Rake for the first time on Soccer Saturday to explain his decision to come to the Indy Eleven, explains where the Isle of Man is because he is the first Indy Eleven player from the Isla of Man, and tells his story on how to ends up in Ohio for college soccer. (40:58-50:00) - Former member of the Indy Eleven and current member of Louisville City in Tyler Gibson makes another appearance on Soccer Saturday and shares some perspective from the opponents side going into tonight's match, what it feels like playing at Carrol Stadium, and whether or not he heard the can of beans story regarding Carl Ouimette. (53:02-56:26) - In the final segment of today's installment of Soccer Saturday, Greg Rakestraw closes out the show recapping some of the Premier League scores from this week that caught his attention.
59:27
September 18, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 09/11/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 09/11/21
(00:00-02:45) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens today show with a quick first segment previewing today's show. (05:47-14:36) - Interim Head Coach Max Rogers is back on today's show and spends his weekly segment to explain how the team bounces back from Wednesday's 2-1 loss to FC Tulsa, how the team is feeling heading into today's match against Sporting KC II, and gives his expectations as to what he thinks Sporting KC II will try to do tonight against the boys in blue. (17:37-32:49) - Former soccer player DaMarcus Beasley joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to give his outlook on the United State Men's National team making the World Cup, how Ricardo Pepi's performance against Honduras makes an impact beyond the USMT, and how he was blown away by the amount of support Fort Wayne FC received in their first year. (35:51-49:28) - Greg Rakestraw's broadcast partner for life in Brad Hauter makes an appearance on this week's installment of Soccer Saturday to give his thoughts on where the Indy Eleven are at heading towards the end of the season,  how he is feeling about his men's DePauw soccer team right now, and takes a look at some of the greatest soccer players from the state of Indiana that have played professionally. (52:29-56:07) - In our final segment of today's show, Greg pays tribute to the people we lost twenty years ago during the attack of 9/11, tells a story about the impact the aftermath had on his family, and highlights some of the top Premier League matches going on today.
59:09
September 11, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 09/04/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 09/04/21
(00:00-02:45) - A very happy Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens the show by recapping everything that happened since last week's installment of the show. Rake also previews the conversations that he will be having with Max Rogers and Brian Dunseth later on in the show. (05:47-17:45) - Interim Head Coach Max Rogers of the Indy Eleven is back on the show following a 2-0 win against Real Monarchs last Saturday, explains the thought process behind the decision made by the club to release goalie Jordan Hamilton, and how the club is feeling about playing at home now that they have won two straight home matches. (20:46-25:40) - Defender AJ Cochran joined Greg Rakestraw and Brad Hauter following the victory last Saturday against Real Monarchs and Rake brings back that interview during this segment of today's show. Cochran discusses the environment of playing at Carroll Stadium this year and more. (28:42-45:05) - A frequent guest in Brian Dunseth from SiriuxXM joins Greg Rakestraw with World Cup qualifying underway for Team USA. Dunseth gives his opinion on the performance of the Men's National Team against El Salvador, how important the USMNT upcoming match against Canada is, and whether or not if there is a World Cup qualifying rivalry anywhere else in the world. (48:05-56:29) - In the final segment of today's installment of Soccer Saturday, Greg Rakestraw takes a look at the latest soccer standings in the EPL, examines some of the top matches throughout the course of next week, and shares his thoughts on the Champions League group stage matches.
59:30
September 04, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 08/28/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 08/28/21
(00:00-03:30) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another installment of Soccer Saturday brought to you by the Indy Eleven and Rake opens up today's show in the first couple minutes by recapping the matches since last week's show, previews some of the conversations he will have throughout the show, and then the latest soccer news regarding the English Premier League. (06:32-17:19) - Interim Head Coach Max Rogers joins Rake in his usual timeslot in the show this week to access the performance of the boys in blue from last Sunday's performance in Kansas City against Sporting KC II, what the team really has to focus on in their match tonight against Real Monarchs, and how beneficial it is for the entire club knowing that they have four home matches within their next five. (20:20-31:42) - Midfielder Jeremiah Gutjahr makes his second appearance on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to access the way his first year with the Indy Eleven has gone thus far, what it means to him to move up from someone who was seeing occasional minutes to being apart of the 18 players who are seeing regular minutes, and gives his take on why this season has been so hard for the team. (34:45-47:26) - Greg Rakestraw continues Soccer Saturday with Dr. Joseph LaPlaca of Ares Elite Sports Vision to explain how he started working with the Indy Eleven and details the type of work that he does with some of the position groups on the Indy Eleven. (50:28-56:26) - In the final segment of today's edition of Soccer Saturday, Greg Rakestraw wraps up the show with some news and notes regarding Cristano Renaldo going back home to Manchester United and the United States Men's National Team.
59:20
August 28, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 08/21/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 08/21/21
(00:00-02:55) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday on The Fan by opening the show with the recent performances by the Indy Eleven, previews the guests that will be on today's program, and teases some upcoming topics that he cover later in the show. (05:58-16:00) - Interim Head Coach Max Rogers makes his weekly stop on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw following a frustrating performance by his squad earlier in the week, how you work on things without having much time to train on the pitch, and shares the keys to victory for tomorrow's match against Sporting KC II. (19:01-29:54) - During the third segment of today's installment of Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw, he brings back an interview he did following the Indy Eleven's with last Saturday against the OKC Energy with Nicky Law and plays a portion of a different postgame interview with Jordan Farr too. (32:56-45:05) - Center-back for Toronto FC in Eriq Zavaleta joins Rake on Soccer Saturday to explain how he made the jump from Westfield, Indiana to playing for the El Salvador national team, describes how he is feeling about his season overall right now, and how awesome it is to see all the activity at Grand Park with soccer, football, and many other sports. (48:05-57:35) - In the final segment of today's edition of Soccer Saturday, Greg discusses the news regarding Carli Lloyd announcing her retirement and recaps some of the matches from the opening week in Premier League.
01:00:36
August 21, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 08/14/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 08/14/21
(00:00-03:38) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens up today's show by recapping one of the worst defeats in the history of the franchise, touches on the start of the Premiere League, and provides today's guest lineup. (06:40-16:29) - Interim Head Coach Max Rogers of the Indy Eleven joins Greg Rakestraw to briefly touch on last week's 6-2 loss to Atlanta United 2, updates you on how Neveal Hackshaw's training is coming along in connection to his playing time in the recent matches, and details the roles that he wants the academy players on the club to have going forward. (19:29-34:16) - The all-time leading scorer of the Indy Eleven in Eamon Zayed returns to Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to announce his new job in soccer as the head coach of Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC, how putting together a team is the most exciting part of the job for him (as of right now), and why he had the best all-around soccer experience with the Indy Eleven. (37:18-51:05) - Host pf SiriusXM FC 157 in Tom Rennie joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday today to share his thoughts on how the Premiere League will go this season, how excited he is to finally be watching soccer again with fans in the stands, and whether or not Chelsea has done enough to leap over Man City in the Premiere League. (54:06-57:22) - In the final minutes of today's show with Greg Rakestraw, he teases next week's interview that you will hear with Eriq Zavaleta by playing a snippet of the interview, and takes a look at the upcoming schedule for the Indy Eleven.
01:00:23
August 14, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 08/07.21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 08/07.21
(00:00-06:12) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday following a win on Wednesday against FC Tulsa for the boys in blue, and Rake opens up today's show by previewing the conversations you will hear the next hour, touches on the USMNT and MSWNT, and updates you on the news surrounding Lionel Messi. (09:14-23:34) - Interim head coach of the Indy Eleven in Max Rogers joins Greg Rakestraw once again on Soccer Saturday to breakdown the victory over FC Tulsa from Wednesday, how important it was for Gordon Wild to pick up his second goal on the season for himself and the team, and previews his team's next opponent in Atlanta United 2. (26:35-39:29) - Greg Rakestraw is joined by Indy Eleven midfielder Carl Haworth to explain how these last couple months have been for him while he is recovering from injuries, how much longer he anticipates on being out before being able to return to the pitch, and gives his perspective on the mid-season coaching change from Martin Rennie to Max Rogers. (42:31-51:53) - Greg deems this segment the Men's and Women's National Team update segment and spends the first couple of minutes discussing the USMNT performance in the Gold Cup, how he feels really good about the USMNT going into the CONCACAF Gold Cup, and how the USWNT performance in Tokyo in connected to the 2019 concerns people had about the team. (54:54-57:08) - In the final minutes of today's show, Greg Rakestraw received a text from Max Rogers on something that he forgot to say during their conversation and teases a guest for next week's show!
01:00:09
August 07, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 07/31/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 07/31/21
(00:00-08:05) – Greg Rakestraw opens the show looking back at the team’s performance before the 10-day break and looking ahead to what is next for the boys in blue.  Then, Greg previews what is coming up on the show today. He also looks back on the past few days for the US National Teams. (11:05-23:27) – Indy Eleven Goal Keeper Coach Andy Swift joins the show. Swift ways in how the club has changed through since changes back in June. Then, Swift ways in on how different goal keepers have stepped up with the injury troubles this season. This conversation moves to the challenges of the day to day training situation. Lastly, he speaks on the transition back to their original home, instead of Lucas Oil Stadium. (26:27-40:04) - Indy Eleven Goal Keeper Jordan Farr calls in to the show to discuss his rehab progression and the current season. Farr weighs in on the benefit of the break for the Indy Eleven, and how the team has used the time off. He explains his injury situation and the events of the days following the injury. Farr explains his relationship with former coach Martin Rennie. (43:04-55:48) – Jeff Rueter, of the Athletic, joins Greg for the final segment, to break down all things soccer. Rueter explains the current standing on the USL season. Greg asks Jeff about the possibility of moving to the international schedule, and the idea of playing matches in the winter. Jeff weighs in on the ideas, as well as, possible teams switching divisions.
01:02:10
July 31, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 07/24/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 07/24/21
00:00-06:40- On Soccer Saturday today, host Greg Rakestraw opened the show with an update on the US Women's National Team's matchup against New Zealand at the time the show began, a brief recap of their three-nil loss on Wednesday morning, and a preview of Indy Eleven's matchup against Birmingham Saturday Night. 9:42-22:01- Interim head coach Max Rodgers joined Greg Rakestraw to breakdown the last matchup with Birmingham which ended in a draw, Cammy Smith and the team agreeing to terminate his contract, and gave an update on Carl Haworth coming back from an injury. 25:02-33:58- In the third part of Soccer Saturday, Greg Rakestraw gave a rundown on the current USL standings, talked about how the starting group for the Indy Eleven could feature Indiana natives, and Rece Buckmaster talked to Greg about playing with his former IU teammate Aaron Dick. 37:00-47:25- Gary Yohe came on the show to talk with Greg Rakestraw about his decision to leave Marion University's women's soccer team to become an assistant coach for Ball State, told how difficult it was to tell his players and athletic director, and why he chose Ball State. 50:28-56:50-  Greg Rakestraw recaps the show to finish out todays edition of Soccer Saturday, recapped the USWNT 6-1 victory over New Zealand and previewed their match up against Australia.
59:52
July 24, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 07/17/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 07/17/21
(0:00-3:00) - Greg Rakestraw brings you Soccer Saturday on 93.5 and 107.5 the Fan ahead of the Eleven’s match against Memphis 901 FC. He starts by previewing the upcoming hour featuring Indy interim head coach Max Rogers, Butler head coach Paul Snape and Chris Doran. (6:03-17:10) Interim head coach Max Rogers joins the show to preview Saturday’s match against Memphis 901 FC and talk about some of the recent struggles of the Eleven and how to fight through those bumps in the road. (20:12-34:12) - Butler head coach Paul Snape joins Soccer Saturday to talk about a pair of former Bulldogs, Eric Dick and Jared Timmer, who are now on the Indy Eleven roster. Snape talks about England’s loss in the Euro 2020 final and seeing special players like Dick and Timmer come through his program and then come back to Indianapolis for professional soccer. Snape speaks on how Timmer was a leader from day one at Butler and why he was a captain for three of his five years at Butler. Then, Snape speaks on Eric Dick’s journey through professional soccer since leaving the Bulldogs and his talent as well as what it means for his program to see his players succeed at the next level. Finally, after a weird last year, Snape talks about being back on the road recruiting and preparing for a proper season this fall. (37:15-51:48) Radio voice of the Columbus Crew, Chris Doran, joins the show to talk about the Crew’s brand new stadium in downtown Columbus and the Crew coming back from down two goals and down a man to steal a point. Doran talks about the emotions and feel of a brand new soccer stadium and accommodating 20,000 people all learning about a new location at the same time as well as the world class nature of the facility. Finally, Doran and Rakestraw discuss specifics about the Crew roster including the goalkeeper room in Columbus and Eric Dick’s chances of getting a shot at the keeper position in MLS as well as dealing with absences due to international play and tournaments like the Gold Cup. (54:50-57:07) Greg comes back to wrap up Soccer Saturday with what he dubs the Gold Cup Corner to talk about the Concacaf Gold Cup to wrap up a busy hour on Saturday morning.
01:00:09
July 17, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 07/10/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 07/10/21
(00:00-02:15) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday after a well deserved vacation and opens today's show by previewing what today's show will entail and previews the upcoming schedule for the Indy Eleven. (05:17-20:37) - Interim head coach of the Indy Eleven in Max Rogers returns to the program to recap the club's draw against Atlanta United from Wednesday, how encouraged his was with the way the team is starting to play in the recent matches, and how the club will handle the upcoming travel schedule where the club will be flying or traveling in three or four consecutive days. (23:38-37:14) - Author Roger Bennett of Reborn in the USA: An Englishman's Love Letter to His Chosen Home joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to explain the feedback that he has received since his book was published on June 29th of this year, jokes about how he had to write a book about England to end their curse for the UEFA European Championship, and tells some backstories from England and his time in the USA. (40:16-47:50) - Following his conversation with Roger Bennett, Greg takes a look at the Men's National Team schedule and the Women's National Team schedule. Greg Rakestraw also touches on the Gold Cup roster for the USMT because there are a handful of the top American players sitting out of the Gold Cup to rest up. (50:51-57:03) - In conclusion of today's edition of Soccer Saturday, Greg Rakestraw takes a look at all the soccer matches that are going on in the USL and gives his prediction as to who will win the UEFA European Championship tomorrow night.
01:00:04
July 10, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 7/3/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 7/3/21
(00:00-06:37) - While Greg Rakestraw enjoys a vacation, Indy Eleven's John Koluder (Senior Director of Communications and Marketing) fills in as the host of today's edition of Soccer Saturday. In the opening segment, John spends some time looking at the standings as we near the halfway point of the season, giving you the specials that will be available for tonight's match, and shares his excitement for the opening of tailgating this weekend. (09:38-19:58) - Assistant Coach Phil Presser joins John Koluder and Josh Mason to explain how the recent results on the road might be able to improve their performance at Carrol Stadium, what is different about the team now in comparison to when Martin Rennie was the head coach of the Indy Eleven, and how the fans really help with the team's confidence. (22:59-33:30) - Assistant Coach Phil Presser rejoins for a second segment with John Koluder and Josh Mason and details his involvement with the USL Academy in connection with the Indy Eleven and how the USL Academy games can lead to future opportunities to further young soccer athlete's careers. (36:32-45:51) - Midfielder Patrick Seagrist of the Indy Eleven on loan from Inter Miami, joins John Koluder on Soccer Saturday to explain how the acclimation process is going for him at this point in the season, how nice it has been playing in the mid-west in comparison to playing out east or down south, and how the team has responded to the change of Max Rogers as the interim head coach after Martin Rennie's departure. (48:52-57:27) -  John Koluder wraps up today's edition of Soccer Saturday in the same way Greg Rakestraw would by giving you all the news and notes you need heading into this upcoming week of soccer both for the Indy Eleven and nationally.
01:00:28
July 03, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 6/26/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 6/26/21
(00:00-02:54)- Greg Rakestraw previewed the upcoming matchup against Louisville City FC and reviewed their last victory against the club. Also, Greg set up his recap of the Eleven's victory  over Sporting Kansas and previewed his guest in Bobby Edwards who made his Indy Eleven debut in that game. Plus a look ahead at his conversation with Max Rogers and a look at the Carmel and Butler product Eric Dick who is on loan from the MLS. (5:57-17:28)- Greg Rakestraw returned to talk with Interim Head Coach Max Rogers on the teams victory over Sporting Kansas City in his coaching debut. Also, Rogers discussed whether players were "buying into" his coaching. Plus, he gave his perspective on taking the lead as the interim head coach in his first game and his thoughts on Bobby Edwards. And also hear what they were looking at ahead of the rivalry matchup with Louisville City FC. (20:30-35:00)- Bobby Edwards joins Greg Rakestraw out of the break and discussed his performance coming in off the bench. Plus, Edwards discussed the sudden coaching change and how the team responded after the departure of Martin Rennie and being a more inclusive part against Louisville FC. Also he shared his thought on Eric Dick signing with the Indy Eleven and what he brings to the squad. He also shared his thoughts on possibly getting to play in front of the Brickyard Battalion in a week. (38:02-48:35)-Greg Rakestraw brought Eric Dick back on the show, this time as member of the Indy Eleven! Hear the conversation about getting to play at Grand Park while on loan from the Columbus Crew, how familiar heading to Grand Park is and getting to be on the pitch for a game at Carrol Stadium. (51:38-56:54)-Greg Rakestraw recaps the show and broke down the US Women's National Team Olympic Roster for this summers Olympics and Carly Lloyd making the team at 39 years old. For ticket information and the latest news surrounding the Indy Eleven, download the app from your app store or visit IndyEleven.com today!
01:00:23
June 26, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 06/19/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 06/19/21
(00:00-04:53) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens the show with the big news of the week in regards to Martin Rennie and the Indy Eleven mutually parting ways earlier this week. Greg previews the guests that he will talk to in order to give the details on the fallout of the decision and shares his appreciation for everything that Coach Rennie did for the Indy Eleven. (07:55-20:00) - President and CEO of the Indy Eleven in Greg Stremlaw makes an appearance this week on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to explain how Martin and the organization came to decision to mutually part ways, how the club will handle the head coaching position going forward until someone is hired, and what the general overview on how the conversation went with the players when he met with them earlier in the week. (23:01-38:21) - Greg Rakestraw's broadcast partner for life in Brad Hauter joins the conversation on the fallout of the Indy Eleven and Martin Rennie's decision to mutually part ways to explain what he has noticed over the last handful of matches that the players aren't doing, how there could be an issue in the locker room right now with the club, and the message that the departure of Coach Rennie sends to the players in the locker room mentally. (41:23-46:41) - Rake takes a break from discussing the fallout of Martin Rennie and the Indy Eleven parting ways by updating you on how the USL standings look like entering this weekend, takes a look at some key matches that the Indy Eleven have coming up, and shares a little story that fans should monitor throughout the course of the rest of the season. (49:42-56:27) - In the final segment of today's show, Greg Rakestraw takes a step back to look at some national soccer scores, matches that are coming up in the future, and the European Championship.
59:29
June 19, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 06/12/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 06/12/21
(00:00-02:33) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens this week’s show as he recaps the past two weeks on the pitch and previews what is coming up in the show. (05:33-17:19) - Martin Rennie speaks on the mood and morale of the club going through a tough stretch the past couple of weeks. He breaks down the El Paso trip, and how a flight cancellation made the trip more difficult. Also, he discusses how a lot of players have seen playing time early, but moving forward the lineups will be more consistent. (20:19-29:55) - Greg catches up with former Indy Eleven player Kyle Hyland and discusses his decision to step away from the game of soccer. Hyland explains the stress and workload on your body in professional soccer, then he relates that to looking for a 9-5 job. He takes it back to 2016 to share one of his memorable moments in his career. (32:55-41:15) - Commissioner of Indy City Futbol Jordan Updike joins the show to discuss his rising league. Updike speaks on the new location of the league games. He explains how the league works and how the team names are representative of each neighborhood. Then, he breaks down how the standings of the league are based on much more than just wins and losses. (44:15-56:27) - Greg opens the last segment breaking down the US Men’s National team’s victory over Mexico. He discusses the significance of the victory and the history of the series. Next, Greg previews what is on the schedule for the US Woman’s National team. Greg ends the show back with the Indy Eleven as he looks back to the team’s accomplishment five years ago.
59:38
June 12, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 06/05/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 06/05/21
(00:00-04:19) - Greg Rakestraw returns with the first June edition of Soccer Saturday by touching on last weekend's victory over Louisville City, previews the upcoming matches the boys in blue have between now and next week's show, and sets the table for some of the conversations he will be having during today's show. (07:21-17:49) - With the short turnaround of games this week, Greg Rakestraw replays his conversation with Head Coach Martin Rennie following the Indy Eleven's draw against OKC Energy on Wednesday and midfielder Nicky Law. (20:50-35:21) - Author Steve Mandis joins Rake on this week's edition of Soccer Saturday joins to break down why the 2017 Men's National Team failed to qualify for the World Cup from the research he did for his book titled What Happened To The USMNT: The Ugly Truth About The Beautiful Game, how there are young talented Americans in the Champions league but puts it into perspective from past years, and what the biggest challenge will be for the USMNT this year. (38:24-53:09) - Author of Secrets Of Success: Insights From Megan Rapinoe's World-Class Soccer Career in Meg Linehan stops by on Soccer Saturday to share what she learned about Megan Rapinoe while she was researching her before putting the book together, how much longer she thinks Rapinoe will be professionally be playing soccer, and updates you on how the new expansion team in Racing Louisville FC is coming along. (56:10-57:51) - Greg spends the final moments of today's show by looking over some of the most notable scores from Champions League matches earlier in the week.
01:00:52
June 05, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 05/29/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 05/29/21
(00:00-02:49) - Greg Rakestraw returns with another edition of Soccer Saturday with a quick preview of the Indy Eleven's match against the Louisville City, previews the conversations he has with today's guests, and teases some national soccer news that he will touch on during the show. (05:51-15:49) - Head Coach Martin Rennie joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to recap his club's victory last weekend against Sporting Kansas City II, assesses the play of numerous players through the first three matches of the season, and details whether or not there is a lot more energy or focus leading up to their match against rival Louisville City. (18:50-26:30) - Member of the USL Team of the Week in Gordon Wild from the Indy Eleven joins Greg Rakestraw to give his thoughts on the 2-0 victory last week against Sporting KC II, what his first true experience at playing at Carroll Stadium was like, and what he liked to do most when he was in his short circus career before playing professional soccer. (29:33-40:33) - Former ironman with the Indy Eleven in Tyler Gibson, now with rival Louisville City, joins Rake on today's edition of Soccer Saturday to detail how surprising it was for the team to go through a coaching change at the start of the season, what's impressed him the most about being a part of Louisville City, and explains how much conversing he does with some of the guys that are still with the Indy Eleven. (43:35-56:56) - Greg Rakestraw closes out this weekend's edition of Soccer Saturday with Josh Kremers, Director of Indy Eleven Youth Development, explains what the USL Academy is and details what the seventeen-year-olds that compete in this academy are wanting to get out of it. Additionally, Greg wraps up the show by recapping the English Premiere League from the franchise perspective since their season concluded earlier this week.
59:58
May 29, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 05/22/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 05/22/21
(00:00-02:12) - Greg Rakestraw is back and better than ever with another edition of Indy Eleven Soccer Saturday and spends the first segment previewing today's guest lineup and the topics he will be discussing. (05:14-12:30) - Head Coach Martin Rennie makes another appearance on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to preview tonight's match against Sporting Kansas City II after some time off, why it is hard to game plan against clubs like Sporting Kansas City II, and details how excited he is to be playing back at Carrol Stadium tonight. (15:31-31:52) - Lead analyst of the USL Championship in Devon Kerr is back with Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday to recap the NCAA Championship match between the Indiana Hoosiers and Marshall Thundering Heard, what has caught his eye so far in the USL, and explains why he believes the divisions are incredibly top heavy early in the season. (34:54-44:16) - Head Coach Paul Dolinsky of Lady Victory FC makes his debut on Soccer Saturday to detail how their first match went last week, what a post-season would look like for Lady Victory FC if they are able to string together wins, and how there are several Indiana colleges that compose of Lady Victory FC. (47:17-57:08) - Artist Rich Barker joins Greg Rakestraw to ask for help in naming their band following their "Back Home Again In Indiana" song that was played prior to the Indy Eleven's previous match and details how the song came about.
01:00:09
May 22, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 5/15/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 5/15/21
(00:00-03:32) – Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens this weeks show as he recaps the loss to FC Tulsa last Saturday and previews what is coming up in the show. (06:32-15:06) – Head coach Martin Rennie is back in his weekly time slot breaking down last week’s home loss to FC Tulsa. He talks about players who are playing well for the Indy Eleven so far this season. He talks about the bye week and the intrasquad scrimmage that took place this week. (18:06-28:49) – Greg catches up with brand new Assistant Coach Max Rogers and talks about what it has been like coming to Indianapolis and why he had to go through Poland to get his Visa to come to the United States and what he thinks about being a native of Indianapolis. (31:49-47:19) – Former Indy Eleven Head Coach Tim Hankinson joins the show and talks about his cancer battle and also what its like seeing the Indy Eleven playing back at the Mic.  He also talks about his new book "Never leave a Plato Behind." (50:19-57:13) – Indy Eleven President and CEO Greg Stremlaw talks with Greg from a townhall about the latest news involving Indy Eleven Park and where that stands. Greg also talks Premier League Soccer and the Indiana Hoosiers as well. For ticket information and the latest Indy Eleven news, download the Indy Eleven app today!
01:00:21
May 15, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 05/08/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 05/08/21
(00:00-02:01) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens this weeks show with a brief recap of last week's win and sets the table for today's show, to preview Indy Eleven's first match against FC Tulsa. (05:04-13:44) - Head coach Martin Rennie is back in his weekly time slot breaking down last week's win over Birmingham, highlights some players who he thought performed well in their first match for Indy Eleven, and previews tonight's match against FC Tulsa. (16:46-32:03) - Greg is joined by goalkeeper Jordan Farr who gives insight into his challenges during the pandemic, growth through his career as a goalkeeper while he's battled for the starting goalkeeper position, and gives his thoughts on how the team handled the conditions of the field last weekend. (35:06-42:14) - Josh Mason, Vice President of Marketing & Strategy of Indy Eleven, talks with Greg on ways Indy Eleven will be testing ways to improve your game experience. (45:16-57:06) - The voice of FC Tulsa Dave Saunders joins Rake to breakdown FC Tulsa and says that the organization has a lot of respect for Indy Eleven and the way they play soccer.
01:00:07
May 08, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 05/01/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 05/01/21
(00:00-02:54) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday on the first official gameday of the season previewing today's show and gives some notes on what is going on in the USL. (05:57-16:49) - Head Coach  Martin Rennie is back in his weekly timeslot to shine some light on who will be the starting goalie in the season opener today, how much he has seen Jordan Farr improve throughout the course of his career with the Indy Eleven, and what he expects tonight in their season opener against the Birmingham Legion. (19:50-31:32) - Ayoze Garcia makes an appearance this week on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw and details why Indiana is such a great fit for him and his family, what he does to continue playing like a 25-year-old even though he's 35-years-old now, and Ayoze explains how excited he is for this season. (34:37-43:31) - Vice President of Marketing and Strategy in Josh Mason stops by Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to update you on the restrictions for fans at the home matches, details what he thinks gameday will look like seven days from now, and updates you (46:32-56:55) - Alex Crognale from the Birmingham Legion joined Greg Rakestraw today on Soccer Saturday detailing how his first year in Birmingham went, shares what their expectations are this season,  and Rake closes out the show with some news and notes from college soccer programs across the state.
59:56
May 01, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 04/23/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 04/23/21
(00:00-02:35) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and kicked off the show by previewing the conversations he will be having with today's guests and touches on the fallout of the Super League. (05:37-19:12) - Head Coach of the Indy Eleven in Martin Rennie joined Rake on the Dan Dakich Show on Thursday and explained how he is feeling about his club right now going into the start of the season, how the process of blending new players into his system with the returning players is going, and broke down the skillset of some of the new players. (22:13-36:05) - Brian Dunseth from SiriusXM's Counter Attack joins Greg Rakestraw after the fallout of the Super League earlier this week to break down why teams were removing themselves from the league, if the teams will be punished at all for initially joining and then dropping out, and what the long term ramifications of the Super League fallout. (39:07-52:38) - Head Coach of the Marian Knights in Gary Yohe stops by Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw to describe how the season has gone for his team, how he is coordinating with their track coach since Erin Oleksak participates in both sports, and if he would like his players to take a break this summer after playing two seasons in one academic calendar year. (56:40-57:28) - In the final seconds that Rake has left, he spends it thanking all of his guests who joined today's show and previews next week show.
01:00:29
April 24, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 4/17/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 4/17/21
(00:00-02:27) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday on The Fan and opens this week's show by sharing that his thoughts and prayers are with the families that were affected by the shooting Thursday night at FedEx. (05:30-15:26) - Indy Eleven's Head Coach Martin Rennie is back in his weekly time slot now that the season is starting to discuss how his team played in their pre-season friendly last week against Vancouver, explains how new signee Patrick Seagrist has impressed him so far since joining the club, and discusses how he loves the depth of his squad again this year. (18:27-26:57) - Patrick Seagrist makes his first debut on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw after the Indy Eleven acquired him via loan from Inter Miami detailing whether or not it was surprising for him to find out he was on loan to another club with Inter Miami's season starting soon, how excited his mom is that he is playing much closer to home, and what it has been like for him so far trying to get acclimated with the new teams and play style. (30:00-43:18) - The voice of the Philadelphia Union in Dave Leno explaining how the Union have handled the loss of a couple players from last season, whether or not the group that played earlier in the week will be the lineup they regularly use this season, and gives his thoughts on whether or not Philly can make a run in MLS. (46:20-56:59) - Head Coach of the men's soccer team at University of Indianapolis in John Higgins joins former Greyhound Greg Rakestraw today with his (Higgins) to explain how strange it was to not be playing in the fall, detail his emotions for his seniors this year knowing they won't participate in a post-season after the conference tournament, and if he will worry about the wear and tear of his players later this season when they get back to a normal schedule.
01:00:01
April 17, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 4/10/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 4/10/21
(00:00-01:55) - Greg Rakestraw is back a with another edition of Soccer Saturday and in the first two minutes of today's show, Greg previews today's show and briefly touches on the broadcasting schedule for the Indy Eleven matches. (04:57-16:23) - Newly signed forward Cammy Smith joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday for the first time on the season to give his early impressions on the team, why the move to the Indy Eleven was the best move for him, and what he is looking forward to the most outside of the soccer. (19:24-40:07) - Mike Watts joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday for the first time in a while discussing the start of the NWSL season, which teams he thinks will make major improvements from last season, and gives his thoughts on the way the Indy Eleven have constructed their roster for this season. (43:10-49:33) - Greg Rakestraw goes through the latest news and notes about the Indy Eleven, looks at some college soccer news that has taken place since last week's show, and updating you on the latest standings and scores in the Champions League. (52:35-55:58) - Rake wraps up this game with more notes in college and professional soccer, and looks at the remaining pre-season friendly matches for the Indy Eleven.
59:01
April 10, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 4/3/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 4/3/21
(00:00-02:58) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and spends the first segment detailing the opponents the Indy Eleven will be playing this season following the official release earlier this week and previews today's show. (6:01-16:59) - Head Coach Martin Rennie returns to Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw in his weekly time slot to share his thoughts on how the team is performing in their pre-season friendly matches, shares his thoughts on what Gordon Wild brings to the club, and analyzes the schedule now that the Indy Eleven's opponents have been released. (20:00-35:31) - Greg's broadcast partner for life and head coach of the DePauw Tigers in Brad Hauter joins today's edition of Soccer Saturday to give his opinion on what it was like going up against a professional team as a collegiate soccer team, where they are at right now in their spring soccer schedule, and gives his thoughts on going back to Carrol Stadium. (38:03-51:11) - Steve Stewart from Football Stadium Prints to explain how he got into the stadium print business and explains what goes through his mind as he starts to design a stadium. (54:14-56:17) - Greg wraps up today's episode of Soccer Saturday congratulating Todd Yeagley and the Indiana Hoosiers soccer program and looking at the Premiere League schedule between now and next week's show.
59:20
April 03, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 3/27/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 3/27/21
(00:00-01:56) - Greg Rakestraw returns for another edition of Soccer Saturday with a quick opening segment to preview the conversations he will have with today's guests. (04:58-17:19) - Head Coach Martin Rennie is back in his weekly time slot on today's program to share his takeaways from his team's pre-season victory earlier this week against Detroit, gives his initial thoughts on finally knowing who his club will be playing to start the year, and previews today's match. (20:20-33:12) - Former Indy Eleven player in Ben Spencer is back on Soccer Saturday for the first time in seven years discussing the promise that he made to his mother about being a college graduate, reflects on the handful of years with Toronto FC, and if has ever lined up against the Indy Eleven at any point in his career. (36:14-46:40) - The leading goal scorer of the Indiana Hoosiers in Victor Bezerra makes his first appearance on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw detailing how weird it is playing conference matches in the month of March, what it was like training last fall versus playing like usual, and if he remains in contact with Josh Penn. (49:41-56:33) - Greg Rakestraw wraps up today's show recapping the Men's National Team match from earlier this week, telling you about the book you can purchase on IndyEleven.com, and previews next weeks show.
59:35
March 27, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 03/20/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 03/20/21
Segment 1 (00-02): Greg previews today's show guests, Jeremiah Gutjahr and Aidan Liu. Coach Martin Rennie will join the show for segment 2. Segment 2 (06-16): Indy Eleven head coach Martin Rennie joins Greg to talk about this week's newly signed players. Rennie speaks on local product Jeremiah Gutjahr, and how he envisions him developing here in Indy. Also, Rennie discusses the importance of the local college programs in the state. Later on, coach breaks down what new comer Aidan Liu brings to the club. Finally, Greg asks Rennie about the value and expectations going into open tryouts this weekend. Segment 3 (19-30): Local product, the Bloomington native and IU grad, Jeremiah Gutjahr, calls in to talk about signing with the Eleven. Gutjahr explains how excited he is to be playing professionally so close to home. Then, Gutjahr talks about his college days, and the influence his dad had on him as a professor at IU. Next, the midfielder speaks to his relationship with the Eleven coaching staff. Segment 4 (33-44): The newly signed Aidan Liu joins the show. Liu opens with speaking on his career so far, and how excited he is to be back home. Next, Liu explains how he learned he was going to the Indy Eleven. He talks about how much playing time was an incentive of moving here. Later, Liu discusses how he has meshed with his new teammates in the off season. Finally, Liu describes his expectations for a successful first season in Indy. Segment 5 (47-56): Greg takes a look around local soccer this week. Then, he moves out to the Premiere League lack of matches, because of seven teams competing in the FA Cup. Finally, Greg turns his attention to the Champions League quarterfinals draws that resume on Tuesday.
59:42
March 20, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 03/13/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 03/13/21
(00:00-03:28) - Another edition of Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw begins with Rake previewing the conversations he will be having with guests Martin Rennie, Josh Mason, Chris Johnson, and previews some of the news in the English Premiere League and Major League Soccer that he will touch on later in the show. (06:30-14:29) - Head Coach Martin Rennie makes a return to Soccer Saturday following the news that Cal Jennings will be heading off to the MLS without stepping a foot into the Indy Eleven facility to describe how that came about, how he can use the recent success of players moving to the MLS as a recruitment tactic, and give his thoughts on how training is going with the players who have been able to make it into the facility so far. (17:30-28:02) - Director of Strategy and Marketing in Josh Mason joins Greg Rakestraw on the program for the first time in a while to give his thoughts on why the club switched apparel from Adidas to Puma, how the plans for coming back home to Carrol Stadium, and whether or not fans can go online and purchase the new apparel yet. (31:04-46:55) - Head Coach of the women's  IUPUI Jaguars Chris Johnson joins the show to explain how tough it is to ask college student-athletes to make some of the sacrifices they have to make in order to have a season, what it meant to the program to pick up a win against a talented Milwaukee team, and gives his thoughts on having a spring and fall season. (49:56-56:47) - In the final segment of this week's rendition of Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw, he goes through the latest news and notes in the English Premiere League, Champions League, and Major League Soccer.
59:50
March 13, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 03/06/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 03/06/21
(00:00-05:29) - Greg Rakestraw kicks off this week's edition of Soccer Saturday recapping the off-season activity for the Indy Eleven between last week and this week, previewing today's guest lineup, and announces the changes to the USL Championship standings. (08:32-19:36) - Head Coach Martin Rennie joins Greg Rakestraw on the program this week to explain what kind of player Jordan Hamilton is, share his thoughts about playing some new teams this year with the different USL standings, and answers Greg's question pertaining to how many more players he expects to sign before the season starts. (22:37-34:52) - Forward Jordan Hamilton makes his first appearance on Soccer Saturday after signing with the club earlier this week to explain how appealing it is to play on a night in night out basis with the Indy Eleven, how many times he has crossed paths with Karl Oiumette and Carl Haworth, and what his expectations are for playing at Carrol Stadium. (37:55-51:21) - Indiana Men's Soccer Coach Todd Yeagley joins Rake to discuss what it means for the program to have the opportunity to play for a championship after the postponement to the season from the fall to the spring, if they are allowed to have spectators at their matches this season, and shares his thoughts on making soccer a two semester sport where they play both in the spring and the fall. (54:23-57:00) - Greg closes out this week's rendition of Soccer Saturday recapping some news in the Champions League with Liverpool and previews the matches this week in the league.
01:00:03
March 06, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 02/27/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 02/27/21
(00:00-04:08) - Greg Rakestraw is back with the final February edition of Soccer Saturday of the year previewing the two guests that are joining today's show and catches you up with what has been going on in the Champions League, Premiere League, and College Soccer. (07:10-22:32) - Former goal keeper for the Indy Eleven in Evan Newton makes an appearance on the program following the announcement a couple weeks ago that he will now be joining the Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS to share what he has been up to during his quarantine period before joining the club, how much Coach Rennie has helped him reach the MLS, and explains how grateful he is to have this opportunity at this point in his career. (25:33-37:20) - Former Indy Eleven player in Marco Franco returns to Soccer Saturday following his announcement that he will be retiring to explain when he exactly decided that he was going to retire, reflect on his career to share what his favorite moment during his tenure as a professional soccer player was, and explains his excitement in returning to Carrol Stadium as a fan versus as a player. (40:23-49:25) - Greg spends the second to last segment revisiting some of the scores from earlier this week in the Champions and Premiere League, and then looks at some of the upcoming matches coming up in the next week. (52:26-57:04) - The final segment of Soccer Saturday wraps up with Greg Rakestraw thanking and congratulating Evan Newton and Marco Franco on the new chapters in their career that they are taking, and looks at the latest news that is going on in the FA Cup.
01:00:06
February 27, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 02/20/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 02/20/21
(00:00-01:51) - Greg Rakestraw is back with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens this week's show by previewing the guest lineup for today's show and the conversations he will be having with each guest. (04:53-15:09) - Newly signed defender A.J. Cochran makes his first appearance on Soccer Saturday after being announced as the latest member to the team earlier this week discussing why deciding to join the club was such an easy decision, how excited he is to play at Carroll Stadium, and reflects on his time in Phoenix by explaining what has made that club so good the last couple of years. (18:10-34:55) - A football shirt enthusiast from England in Josh Chapman, aka The Kitsman,joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday this morning discussing how many soccer jerseys that he has, which jersey he thinks is the most distinctive jersey when it comes to the Indy Eleven, and explains why the Indy Eleven will like switching their gear to Puma. (37:57-52:21) - Regional broadcaster with Austin FC in Adrian Healey is the final guest on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw explaining why he thinks Austin FC will have a lot of success in the community, what its like having Matthew McConaughey's fingerprints all over the franchise, and if he plans on working in any of McConaughey's famous sayings into a broadcast to see if he will notice. (55:22-56:43) - Greg spends the final minute of today's edition of Soccer Saturday previewing next week's show and what kind of conversations you should expect on next week's Soccer Saturday.
59:45
February 20, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 2/13/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 2/13/21
(00:00-02:16) - Greg Rakestraw returns with another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens this week show reviewing the signings the Indy Eleven made this week, the announcement of the new president of the Brickyard Battalion, and preview's today's guest lineup. (05:18-19:50) - Head Coach Martin Rennie is back in his regular slot in the show explaining how he recruits players from different parts of the world without being able to actually visit them, shares his thoughts about Josh Penn moving on to Inter Miami, and breaks down each of the four players that the Indy Eleven have signed in as many days. (22:51-32:35) - First new signee in Gordon Wild joins Rake on Soccer Saturday to explain why joining Martin Rennie was the best thing for him in his career right now, answers whether or not he got into acrobats like his father did in Germany, and details if he ever thought that he would make it this far into soccer when he initially started playing. (35:38-44:10) - Bobby Edwards makes his first appearance on the show after signing with the club earlier this week by discussing what he currently knows about the Indy Eleven, explains why he is so excited about joining the current team that Martin Rennie has put together, and goes through all the different stops he has made so far in his playing career. (47:10-56:25) - Newly announced president of the Brickyard Battalion in Katherine Reed makes her first debut on Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw discussing the significance of being announced as the BYB president and explains the process of designing their new scarf.
59:27
February 13, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 02/06/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 02/06/21
(00:00-4:00) - Greg Rakestraw opens up this week's edition of Soccer Saturday announcing the return to Mike Carroll Stadium and previews what the rest of the show will sound like! (07:02-17:12) - CEO and President Greg Stremlaw returns to the program explaining the big news this week about the Indy Eleven going back to "The Mike" for the upcoming stadium instead of playing at Lucas Oil Stadium, how many fans that he has heard from following that announcement in the last couple days, and details why the club changed their apparel partnership to Puma. (20:12-31:59) - Head Coach Martin Rennie is back on Soccer Saturday and spends his time this week elaborating on the benefits of the club returning to Carroll Stadium, explains what he tells players they are recruiting as to what the benefits are to playing for the Indy Eleven, and how cool it is for the Indy Eleven to be a part of Puma now. (35:02-49:59) - Midfielder Nicky Law makes his first appearance to the Indianapolis airwaves by explaining why this move to the Indy Eleven was the right time in his career, explains the difference between on grass versus artificial grass, and shares what he has heard about the game-day experiences of playing at Carroll Stadium. (52:59-56:28) - Greg wraps up today's show by crowd sourcing courtesy of the Brickyard Battalion in regards to their comments about returning to Carroll Stadium.
59:30
February 06, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 01/31/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 01/31/21
(00:00-05:37) - In the opening segment of this week's edition of Soccer Saturday, Greg teases a potential new member to the Indy Eleven that will be joining the program next week, mentions the move of Evan Newton from the Indy Eleven back to Major League Soccer, and previews the conversations he will have later in the show. (08:39-19:11) - Head Coach Martin Rennie returns to Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw discussing how excited he is for Evan Newton receiving the opportunity to play in Major League Soccer, how there will be competition for Jordan Farr to take over the goalkeeper job, and explains what he likes in newly signed Gershon Koffie. (22:13-35:38) - Newly signed midfielder Gershon Koffie joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday this morning to elaborate on why the move to Indianapolis was the right time, spends a little time with Greg discussing places the family can go to eat, and explains what to expect from him as a player when you see him on the pitch. (38:39-52:16) - Co-host of Counter Attack FC on Sirius XM in Brian Dunseth returns to the program from a skiing resort in Utah discussing what will happen with Jordan Morris moving into the future while he is on loan in Swansnea City from the Seattle Sounders, shares his thoughts about the target range set for the start of Major League Soccer, and what the overall importance of what is taking place in the Men's National Team this week. (55:17-57:45) - In conclusion of this week's rendition of Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw, reminds you to go help out Tim Hankinson as he battles cancer, touches on the English Premiere League, and thanks everyone involved in making today's show happen.
59:47
January 30, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 1/23/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 1/23/21
(00:00-03:27) - In the first segment of today's edition of Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw, the league has officially announced a window as to when the USL season will start, previews which guests will be coming your way throughout the rest of the season, and a couple of players that were drafted by Major League Soccer clubs. (06:29-18:26) - Head Coach Martin Rennie joins Greg Rakestraw on Soccer Saturday again this week discussing a variety of things such as a pair of Indy Eleven players in Josh Penn and Mitch Guitar being drafted by MLS clubs, what it means now that USL has announced when the season will start in terms of all the moving pieces to start training camp, and how he feels playing a more variety of teams in comparison to last season. (21:27-32:36) - Coordinator of partnerships with the Indy Eleven in Madison Priliwitz makes her first appearance on the show discussing what her job entails in her day-to-day tasks, what it was like for her working through the pandemic knowing the Indy Eleven would have some games at the end of 2020, and what it is like working with the USL Championship that is embracing the challenges of racial injustice. (35:38-50:33) - IUPUI Men's Soccer Coach Brian Bennett is the final guest of this week's rendition of Soccer Saturday explaining the challenges that he had to go through the last ten months as a soccer coach, explains how his summer looked in terms of the players and recruiting in comparison to his usual summer, and what this month has been like for him knowing he has some competitive soccer coming up next month. (53:34-56:54) - In conclusion of today's show, Greg spends his final minutes updating you on some matches that have happened and will happen in the FA Cup and thanks all guests for joining him this week.
59:56
January 23, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 01/16/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 01/16/21
(00:00-01:47) - It is a special edition of Soccer Saturday this week with the announcement Thursday about Tyler Pasher being transferred to the Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer. Greg previews this week's guest lineup and the show. (04:49-18:10) - Tyler Pasher's Head Coach in Martin Rennie joins the program to walk you through the process of Pasher being transferred from the Indy Eleven to Houston, how Tyler first came onto his radar when Rennie was hired as the new head coach of the team, and revisits his decision on moving Pasher to an attacker. (21:11-29:40) - The man who this episode is dedicated to in Tyler Pasher joins the show to explain when he started gaining wind that he would have the chance to move back to Major League Soccer, what makes him most excited about this opportunity with the Houston Dynamo, and what the last two and a half years in Indianapolis has meant to him. (32:42-45:06) - Glenn Davis, voice of the Houston Dynamo, joins Soccer Saturday to share his thoughts on the impact that Tyler Pasher will have on his new squad, what opportunities Pasher will have in this upcoming season, and then spends a little time with Greg overlooking the rest of the roster construction. (48:07-56:32) - In the final segment of the Tyler Pasher edition of Soccer Saturday, Greg spends some time crowd sourcing the Brickyard Battalion Facebook Page with their favorite Tyler Pasher moments during his time with the Indy Eleven.
59:18
January 17, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 01/09/21
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 01/09/21
(00:00-03:50) - Greg Rakestraw is back with the first live edition of Soccer Saturday of the 2021 calendar year! In the opening segment of today's show, Greg makes you aware of the announcement the Indy Eleven made in regards to Eleven Park and previews the rest of the show. (06:52-19:06) - Head Coach Martin Rennie is the first guest of the 2021 slate of Soccer Saturday to share how he is handling having extra time on his hands between the end of the 2020 season and start of the 2021 season, give his thoughts on bringing back Karl Ouimette for a fourth season with the club, and breaks down the latest signing to the team in Rece Buckmaster. (22:08-34:07) - Defender Karl Ouimette joins the program today to elaborate on why he decided on wanting to come back to the Indy Eleven for the fourth consecutive season, what it means to him to call Indianapolis his home for multiple years, and how he plans to ramp up his training without having a date set in stone as to when the new season will start. (37:09-46:33) - Another former IU soccer player in Rece Buckmaster joins the program following his signing with the Indy Eleven to share his emotions in signing with the club, how he ended up in Memphis last year after being released days before the start of the season with Red Bulls, and what kind of response he has received from his friends and family after signing with the Boys In Blue. (49:34-56:44) - In the final segment of the first 2021 live edition of Soccer Saturday, Greg spends it sharing some news about soccer players with Indiana ties moving teams, biggest news in MLS of Mark McKenzie switching from Philadelphia Union to Genk in Belgium, and recaps/previews some of the FA Cup matches.
56:44
January 09, 2021
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 12/26/20
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 12/26/20
(00:00-00:55) - Greg Rakestraw introduces the final 2020 edition of Soccer Saturday and we close out this year with the annual Best 11 Moments, but this year it is the Best 11 Moments of the Indy Eleven's franchise history. (03:57-17:47) - Greg brings his in broadcast partner for life in Brad Hauter recapping the 2020 season for the Indy Eleven and go through the best moments eleven through nine in Indy Eleven's franchise history. (20:48-31:20) - Greg and Brad guide you closer to the top moment in franchise history of the Indy Eleven by providing you their eighth through sixth favorite moments. (34:21-44:12) - In the second to last segment of the program, Greg and Brad continue discussing the best moments in Indy Eleven history by announcing moments five through three. (47:13-58:06) - In the final 2020 segment of Soccer Saturday, Greg Rakestraw and Brad Hauter spend it by sharing the top two moments in Indy Eleven franchise history.
01:01:08
December 26, 2020
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 12/19/20
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 12/19/20
(00:00-03:16) - In the final regular edition of Soccer Saturday before the Best Eleven Moments episodes come your way the next two weeks, Greg shares the latest news since last week around the Indy Eleven, and previews the conversations that he will have throughout the show. (06:17-17:07) - Earlier in the week, Indy Eleven Head Coach Martin Rennie joined the Ride With JMV and Greg Rakestraw replays that interview where Martin talks about when the Indy Eleven will get back on the pitch, how they’re adjusting to an offseason and managing the roster without seeing players in person, and actually signing players that they find in the teams tryout open to the public. (20:08-35:57) - Greg's broadcast partner for life in Brad Hauter returns to Soccer Saturday to share his thoughts about each of the returning pieces that Martin Rennie's team has coming back and how the young and inexperienced players can improve from year one with the Boys In Blue to year two. (38:59-53:46) - MLS.com's Matthew Doyle joins the program today discussing the Columbus Crew's MLS Cup win last weekend, how he suspects some of the things that came with 2020 will not disappear in 2021 from a soccer standpoint, and the lasting impact of 2020 going into the 2021 season impacting vendors, communities, and fans in general. (56:48-57:40) - Greg wraps up today's edition of Soccer Saturday by thanking all of his guests and reminding you that next week's edition of Soccer Saturday will feature the Best Eleven Moments of the Indy Eleven's franchise history.
01:00:42
December 19, 2020
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 12/12/20
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 12/12/20
(00:00-01:21) - In the short segment to open up the show, Greg previews today's jam packed guest lineup. (04:23-20:57) - Goalie for the Indy Eleven in Evan Newton to share the process of playing with New York City FC for the remainder of the Major League Soccer season, what it means to him and his family being with the Indy Eleven for a couple years now without having to worry about moving, and why he keeps one jersey from each club that he plays for. (23:50-34:16) - The newest member of the Indy Eleven Jared Timmer is returning home for the first time professionally since graduating from Butler describing if that was a factor into his decision of signing with Martin Rennie's club, whether or not the members of the Reno franchise knew last year was going to be the final year for the organization, and shares what position he and Coach Rennie have discussed him playing for this season with the Indy Eleven. (37:18-53:43) - Jonathan Smith from 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, Ohio joins Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw discussing the Columbus Crew's MLS Cup match against the Seattle Sounders today, where Columbus Crew soccer falls in the ranks of sports teams in the state of Ohio, and how the Crew are moving towards downtown Columbus. (56:44-57:42) - In the final moments of today's show, Greg spends his short amount of time thanking all of guests.
01:00:44
December 12, 2020
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 12/04/20
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 12/04/20
(00:00-01:33) - As the off-season of the Indy Eleven continues, Greg previews his conversations with some new signings and returning members to the club that he will have later on in the show. (04:36-14:23) -Head Coach of the Indy Eleven in Martin Rennie re-joins the program to discuss the re-signings of some Indy Eleven players, but the main portion of Rake's conversation with Coach Rennie involves breaking down the first new member of the Indy Eleven in Cal Jennings, and what the next couple of weeks look like from an activity standpoint of signing players to contracts. (17:24-24:59) - The newest member of the Indy Eleven who is coming off an exceptional season from Memphis 901 in Cal Jennings to discuss what made Indianapolis such an attraction for him to come play next to Tyler Pasher, how many players that are on the roster that he knows or has played with in the past, and what has impressed him the most in playing for Martin Rennie. (28:02-42:08) - With the MLS Cup Finals next week, the voice of the Columbus Crew in Chris Doran returns to Soccer Saturday discussing the sense of appreciation that broadcasters have for fans now that they were taken away, why Gyasi Zardes has been so consistently good since leaving the LA Galaxy to go to Columbus, and whether or not Zardes is going to stay long term since his interest is mainly coming from MLS teams as a result of him being 29. (45:10:59:07) - Jay Wetzel from Union Jack Pub to describe the last couple of months as a worked at in the restaurant industry, the current protocols the pub is underneath in order to maintain business, and when soccer matches became a big deal now that soccer culture has started to grow and become much more stronger in Indiana.
01:02:09
December 05, 2020
SOCCER SATURDAY - INDY ELEVEN for 11/28/20
SOCCER SATURDAY - INDY ELEVEN for 11/28/20
(00:00-03:06) - Greg Rakestraw welcomes you in with another edition of Soccer Saturday by previewing today's show, announces which six players will be back with the Indy Eleven, and the unfortunate news surrounding the news of Diego Maradona. (06:10-22:17) - The head coach of the Indy Eleven in Martin Rennie makes a return to the program to discuss the recent re-signing and acquisitions of players between last week's show and this week. Also, Coach Rennie discusses coming back for his 4th season as the lead man of the Eleven. (25:18-37:08) -  After re-signing to join the Indy Eleven for a second stint with the team, Carl Haworth joins the show to explain the difference between a Canadian Thanksgiving to a Thanksgiving in the United States, what it was like spending roughly nine months away from home for one of the first times in his career, and his feelings on playing with Tyler Pasher and Ayoze versus playing against them. (40:11-54:19) - Greg Rakestraw takes you behind the curtain following a conversation with the lead soccer announcer for FOX Sports in John Strong discusses the Men's National Team two matches a couple weeks ago and shares a couple stories about the soccer icon that we lost on Wednesday in Diego Maragona. (57:20-58:07) - With very limited time in the final segment of today's show, Greg spends it thanking everyone who made today's show possible.
01:01:10
November 28, 2020
SOCCER SATURDAY - INDY ELEVEN for 11/21/20
SOCCER SATURDAY - INDY ELEVEN for 11/21/20
(00:00-03:19) - Greg Rakestraw returns for another edition of Soccer Saturday and opens the show in typical fashion previewing the rest of the show and teases how you will hear some Indy Eleven news next week on the show regarding the roster for the upcoming season. (06:23-18:00) - Maura Gladys from American Tifo joins the show to discuss her latest piece profiling Peter Evans, what it means to her reporting on the still how new Major League Soccer is for fan culture because people are still discovering soccer and which team someone wants to follow, and what was unique about Peter's story that she discovered in the process of writing the story about Peter Evans. (21:01-38:16) - Following his conversation with Marua Gladys, Greg Rakestraw heads to the archives to replay an interview he conducted with Peter Evans from April 14, 2018. The conversation Rake had with Peter covers when he discovered his love for soccer, how he first caught wind of the possibility of a soccer club coming to Indianapolis, and how he felt walking into Union Jack Pub seeing his face up on the wall. (41:18-46:11) - In 2019 it was Josh Penn going from the Indy Eleven back to IU, now it's Patrick McDonald going from training with the Indy Eleven to IU, and Greg Rakestraw shares other news from an NCAA soccer perspective about Gary Yohe's wommen soccer team at Marian winning the Crossroads League Championship following their 2-0 victory over Grace to compete in the NAIA National Tournament in April/May. (49:12-57:11) - Greg wraps up today's show by sharing how big time superstar athletes are buying ownership in soccer clubs across the world and the number of celebrities that are apart of the Seattle Sounders Ownership group. Greg also briefly discusses the performance the Men's National Team had against Panama earlier this week.
01:00:14
November 21, 2020
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 11/14/20
Soccer Saturday - INDY ELEVEN for 11/14/20
(00:00-04:55) - Greg Rakestraw introduces the show and talks about what is coming up on the show today. He brings up that the USA Mens National Team news and what is going on in the world of soccer at the moment. (07:55-20:06) –Greg Rakestraw talks with former Indy Eleven Player Ben Speas who announced his retirement this week and what is ahead in his life. He talks about what all went into the decision to call it a soccer career. He talks about his proudest moment of his soccer career. (23:06-35:48) – In this segment, the owner of Wood Warbler Coffee, Jeff Canada, talks about the new Indy Eleven blend Coffee. He talks about how this blend came together and how you can get the bag to brew at home. (38:48:-52:00) – Greg Rakestraw talks about the latest news surrounding the US Men’s National Team and the first time they have played since February. It is their longest break since 1986-1987. Also the latest scheduling news regarding the Men’s National Team with the Gold Cup and World Cup Qualifying schedule in 2021. He also talks about how if there was a cycle to have a fall World Cup, its good that it came during the same cycle as a break and delayed status due to the Global Pandemic. (55:00-56:43) - In the final segment of the show Greg Rakestraw, updates the Premier League table and the look ahead to the MLS Playoffs.
59:50
November 14, 2020
SOCCER SATURDAY - INDY ELEVEN for 11/7/20
SOCCER SATURDAY - INDY ELEVEN for 11/7/20
(00:00-04:30) - Our first November edition of Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw kicks off with Greg reciting the high school soccer programs that won state earlier this week and previews the conversations he will have throughout the show with his guests for today. (07:33-19:29) - Phil Presser from the USL Academy makes a return to the program to elaborates on the schedule for the USL youth/amateur league for the Indy Eleven, what it means to have so many young athletes that can play some minutes here and there at the Indy Eleven's disposal, and what it's like knowing you have so much space at Grand Park in Westfield to train young athletes. (22:30-43:06) - Gerg's broadcast partner for life in Brad Hauter makes another appearance on Soccer Saturday to go over what his fall has been like from a coaching standpoint with his DePauw Tigers soccer program, what he would like to do outside of the conference portion of the schedule, and discusses how there was not an USL Championship this season as a result of COVID-19 complications for the Tampa Bay Rowdies. (46:08-53:29) - Fort Wayne FC's Dr. Eril Magner what the preparations have been like inside the office and around the community with the knowledge that they are bringing a soccer team to Fort Wayne and how he feels about taking the pitch in six months when their season starts. (56:30-58:50) - In the final segment of today's show, Greg recaps some of the matches that took this week in the Champions League.
01:01:07
November 07, 2020
SOCCER SATURDAY - INDY ELEVEN for 10/31/20
SOCCER SATURDAY - INDY ELEVEN for 10/31/20
(00:00-03:34) – Greg Rakestraw is back on a Halloween edition of Soccer Saturday informing you about the players that made the All-League team’s from the Indy Eleven, what games he will be broadcasting for the high school state finals, and preview’s his five favorite moments that helped shape his soccer story. (06:37-21:41) – A good friend of the show in Mike Watts joins the show to discuss if he was surprised when the Tampa Bay Rowdies knocked off Louisville City considering they didn’t see each other this year, face any similar opponents during the year, and because of how dominant Louisville has been at home. Watts also previews his sixth USL Cup Final between Tampa Bay and Phoenix Rising. (24:42-37:04) – The first year head coach of Guerin Catholic’s women’s soccer team in Sean Yau to describe what it means to make the state championship game in his first year as a head coach, the level of familiarity going up against a school in Noblesville in the state championship game for the first time in their school’s history even though they are less than ten miles away, and how the sectional they had to come out of is a “dog eat dog sectional.” (40:07:-51:10) – Following his conversation with Drew Thompson from The Game Beckons, Greg Rakestraw and Brad Hauter asked him if they could share their top five favorite soccer moments. A couple of his favorite moments were the 2006 World Cup Final between Italy and France and the opening night for the Indy Eleven back in 2014. (54:10-56:37) – In the final segment of the final October edition of Soccer Saturday, Greg touches on the idea of Fort Wayne FC will play on the amateur level the next two years and then enter league one to play professionally in 2023. From a youth soccer standpoint, the Indy Eleven will compete in the USL Academy League and updates you on what is going on in the Champions League.
01:00:09
November 01, 2020
SOCCER SATURDAY - INDY ELEVEN for 10/24/20
SOCCER SATURDAY - INDY ELEVEN for 10/24/20
(00:00-02:04) – Greg Rakestraw returns with another off-season edition of Soccer Saturday informing you if there was any news in the past week and previews the conversations you will be hearing the rest of the show. (05:08-18:05) – Midfielder for El Paso Locomotive FC and former member of the Indy Eleven in Dylan Mares joined us this morning on Soccer Saturday to explain what life is like for him in El Paso, how already knowing some of the guys on a new team makes you feel more comfortable moving to that city, and how close of tabs he keeps on the Indy Eleven now a days considering he has played with some of the players on the current roster. (21:05-35:51) – Clay Ables who is the voice of Louisville City how the goal scorer and goalie usually get the attention instead of someone who sets up the play in Coben Bone, whether or not Ben Lundt and Cameron Lancaster will be on a professional roster or Louisville City’s next year, and what catches his attention when preparing for the Tampa Bay Rowdies that might concern him going into that match. (38:55-53:35) – Owner of Sogility and Guerin Catholic’s soccer coach in Chris McGrath joins the show to tell you how Sogility is going, which player he saw working out the other day at the facility, how optimistic he is about his soccer team making it to the state finals this year, and how Cam Lindley has been assisting the soccer team as much as he could this year. (56:36-58:02) – Greg concludes today’s show by overlooking some of the latest news and scores in Champions League from this week.
01:01:34
October 26, 2020
SOCCER SATURDAY - INDY ELEVEN for 10/17/20
SOCCER SATURDAY - INDY ELEVEN for 10/17/20
00:00-01:55) – In the opening segment of off-season edition number two of Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw, he opens up the show previewing the kind of conversations the program will entail in the next couple of weeks while informing you who you will hear from throughout the course of the show. (04:58-17:04) – Drew Thompson from The Game Beckons to share how his passion and love for soccer came about, the current project that he is working on in connection with the Indy Eleven that Greg Rakestraw will be assisting him with, and what went through his mind when he found out in 2013 that there would be a professional soccer team in Indiana. (20:04-36:26) – Former Carmel Greyhound, Butler Bulldog, and current goalkeeper for Phoenix Rising in Eric Dick joins Soccer Saturday explaining whether or not he will return back to Indianapolis, Kansas City, or stay in Phoenix once his season is over, what it’s like practicing against some of the best scorers in the USL in Junior Flemmings and Rufat Dadashov, and how he loved the challenging schedule his club had prior to the playoffs. (39:28-52:25) – Detroit City FC’s Trevor James joins the show to describe the season his club had after winning the championship in the NISA League, what type of culture he was trying to create when he was announced as the new head coach and general manager of Detroit City FC, and what it was like managing minutes for his players knowing they could (and eventually would have) played five games in two weeks. (55:25-56:46) – In the final segment of today’s show, Greg overlooks some of the top EPL matches that he will be watching today and tells you about the watch party that the Indy Eleven is throwing today.
01:00:19
October 19, 2020
SOCCER SATURDAY - INDY ELEVEN for 10/10/20
SOCCER SATURDAY - INDY ELEVEN for 10/10/20
(00:00-02:24) – In the opening segment of this week’s edition of Soccer Saturday with Greg Rakestraw, he welcomes you to the show by previewing the conversations he will have later on in the show and explaining how rough the final twelve games of the season were for the boys in blue. (05:28-18:51) – The CEO of the Indy Eleven in Greg Stremlaw makes an appearance on the first off-season show of Soccer Saturday to tell you about the silver linings about the season even though it didn’t end the way he hoped, how critically important it is to have the same club culture from management to the player, and sheds some light on potential changes to the USL for next season. (21:52-34:12) – Head Coach Martin Rennie returns to Soccer Saturday to explain what he’s been doing the last seven days, if there is a point of the season that he can identify as the turning point where things went from being really good to not so good, and how difficult the schedule was without facing the lower level opponents to help get the team back on track. (37:14-51:50) – A very well known guest on the show in Devon Kerr, lead analyst of the USL, to share his thoughts on a post-season without seeing the Indy Eleven in it, how there might be something behind Andrew Carleton not being utilized as much as he has in the past (only 51 minutes per game this season), and what the difference between this Indy Eleven club versus last year’s club. (54:50-56:49) – Greg wraps up the first off-season edition of Soccer Saturday by updating you on how some of the local soccer coaches are doing, reminds you about what is going on in the EPL, and thanks everyone involved for making today’s show possible.
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October 12, 2020
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