Richard is joined by a few guests to talk about the recent struggles faced by the players during the COVID-19 shutdown. Katherine Reed, Jordan Farr, and Tyler Gibson call in to let us know about the USLPA, just how much an average USL player actually makes, and what community service they’ve been up to without games on the schedule.
The world is a scary place right now and a dark place for everyone. Kids, especially, face a difficult time not know what is truly going on. For some, this means missing events, parties, school events, and for our guest on this episode of the pod... birthdays.
Elliot's 9th Birthday is TODAY and we decided that we needed to meet Indy Eleven's youngest and most outspoken fan. Hear how Elliot is staying "match fit", how many Fortnite dances he knows, and how he's already more talented than Richard and Brian... there might also be an announcement of the next member of the "Indy Eleven Academy"
Follow Elliot and the "Next Gen Ultra" on TWITTER @NextGenUltras
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Richard and Brian sat down with the mayor of No Mean City, Peter Evans for a two-part conversation about Indy Eleven the journey thaT Peter has seen it go through.
Part One focuses on the birth of the supporters groups, what Peter learned from watching other groups, and more.
Peter was one of many members of the Brickyard Battalion and we appreciate him educating us on the story of the team!
You can find Peter on Twitter @_Midwesterner
Despite the devasting virus attacking the country, Richard and Brian chat all things saccaaahhh
- USL Championship season suspended 30 days
- US Soccer "sucks ass"
as always, thank you to our partners at BGN, Ruffneck Scarves, IcarusFC and the Brickyard Battalion
Richard throws a house party and invites Lawrence Dockery from the 901 Soccer Podcast to join him. They talk about Memphis’ new signing, the season outlook for 901, and preview the season opener this weekend. Throw in some shade for the Sunshine State, and some Vegas promotional advice, and this episode is hot off the grill.
No Mean Soccer returns this week to discuss:
Potential starting eleven for Memphis
Announced the next Know your Foe
Brian loses his mind and train of thought
Why it's good to join MLS
As always you can reach the show on twitter @NoMeanSoccer you can reach Brian on Twitter @SoccerwithBrian and reach RIchard on Twitter @TweetbyRichard
**THIS WILL BE UPDATED 2.24***
THE BOYS ARE BACK this week talking all things Indy Eleven, Eleven Park, and MORE
Topics include (but not limited to):
Richard hates Florida
Could Eleven Park fit inside or around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?
Discussion of FC Cincy's head coach using the N-Word
What can you read from preseason games?
Special thanks to BGN, Ruffneck Scarves, IcarusFC, and the Brickyard Battalion!
THIS WEEK with preseason being just underway the guys introduced a new show/segment as they welcomed the original "The" THE Soccer Goose onto the show for the first episode of "Know Your Foe"
Why Ben didn't sign with Charlotte Independence
Dane Kelly's impact on and off the field in Charlotte
After that Richard and Brian talked about the recent IBJ article and once again asked the question "Is it better to build more than what you need or what you need and expand when you need more seats"
You can find Ben Goshorn on Twitter @TheSoccerGoose
You can find his podcast @TalkinJacks for ALL of your Charlotte Independence commentary
You can find Richard on Twitter @TweetbyRichard
You can find Brian on Twitter @SoccerwithBrian
You can find the show's Twitter @NoMeanSoccer
Ben's article on trying out for the Independence
Special thanks to our partners with The Brickyard Battalion
Visit www.bybtix.com for all of your Brickyard Battalion tickets
The boys are back together for a normal show this week... they discuss:
Farias heading back to Brazil
Dane Kelly heading back to the Carolinas
Carleton heading to Indy Eleven
and a question from the #NoMeanMailbag about the greatest XI of Indy Eleven
As always, you can interact with the show on Twitter @NoMeanSoccer
You can talk with Brian Cook @SoccerWithBrian
You can talk with Richard Rainwater @TweetbyRichard
Special thanks to @The_BYB, The Brickyard Battalion, for their partnership during the 2020 USLC Season.
The guys sit down and catch up from everything that's happened in the offseason.
Reaction to the roster (so far)
Reaction to the Indystar Article and the infamous "MLS Bid" debate
Reaction to Miami FC joining and the schedule incoming
The post season blues has begun to hit as Indy Eleven suffered a demoralizing defeat to Louisville City in the Eastern Conference Final.
Brian and Richard recap the game and also begin to look at the roster
Will Dane Kelly return?
Should Jordan Farr be the starter?
Who is the most shocking name to leave?
And also reaction to Martin Rennie's "couple of year" deal!
Be sure to follow:
and the show @NoMeanSoccer for the latest news and opinions on Indiana's Team!
Richard and Brian are back and are tackling the upcoming Louisville-Indianapolis Association Football Contest for the USL Eastern Conference title. We talk Jordan Farr, home field advantage, and how the crowd will play a key role in Saturday’s game. Let’s gooooo!!!!!
THIS WEEK the guys talk
Jordan Farr v Evan Newton Debate
Brian goes on a rant about tactics
Mitchell Osmund being a BAMF
Rowdies' Guenzatti being a tool
SPR being a "winnable game
USL deciding to not pull a MLS
Richard Rainwater @Da_Safety_Guy
Brian Cook @SoccerwithBrian
@NoMeanSoccer fore more!
In this very special episode of No Mean Soccer, and in the spirit of #NationalComingOutDay, Richard shares his personal story about struggling with identity, finding redemption, and hope for those in a similar position.
It's Episode 5! To be or Not to Be!
The guys talk:
A week where Martin Rennie's job security was questioned (by some)
A fourth loss away!
Another home win!
Brian disrespect Richard's hat
And is Rayo OKC on it's way back!?
All this and more!
*Midway through our recording the audio cut out. We repaired it as best we can but if there are differences in the audio and it bothers you send all hate mail to Audacity.
Richard Rainwater: @Da_Safety_Guy
Brian Cook: @SoccerwithBrian
Richard and Brian recap a "rough" week of Indy Eleven results,
Go over in detail what could be the problem
Richard talks Brian off the ledge
And the guys request pictures of cute dogs (And other animals)
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@Da_Safety_Guy for Richard Rainwater's Twitter
@SoccerwithBrian for Brian Cook's Twitter
Brian and Richard talk:
Moving to a weekly format
Richard preparing for the state fair
Indy Eleven's up and down performance
Is Indy Eleven ready to be a top team in the east?
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Find the podcast on Twitter @NoMeanSoccer
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EPISODE ONE IS HERE
Join Richard and Brian as they dive into the latest in on the field news
They cover the move of the Charleston Battery game (this was recorded ahead of the game Sunday)
They give their predictions for the month of September
And also talk about the stress the remaining games will have on Indiana's Team
Segment two they take a deep dive into racism in soccer and
Touch on racial abuse towards Lukaku
They also spend time on MLS and the problem they've created
Finally, they close out with a new game, "Why are Indy Eleven so ______"
You can follow the show on Twitter @NoMeanSoccer
You can follow Richard Rainwater on Twitter @Da_Safety_Guy
You can follow Brian Cook on Twitter @SoccerWithBrian
You can follow both hosts writing @BGNWritten and USLNews.com
In this episode:
Richard and Brian chat about their thoughts on the future of Indy Eleven including
-Would fans even enjoy MLS the way they enjoy USL?
And answer some questions from listeners
You can follow Richard on Twitter @da_safety_guy and Brian on Twitter @SoccerWithBrian