FiftyFive.One managing editor Wes Burdine joins the panel to chat about his story that broke Tuesday regarding the U.S. Soccer Federation's decision to strip the NASL of Division II status in 2018. The panel discusses the decision's impact on NASL clubs before analyzing Minnesota United FC's recent uptick in form.

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KJ and Aaron run the gamut of Indiana soccer -- Indy Eleven, Butler Bulldogs, Indiana Hoosiers and the Mayor's International Futsal Cup -- while celebrating the birth/signing of Soc Takes' third designated player.

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Kingston Stockade FC owner Dennis Crowley guests on the panel to discuss his and Miami FC owner Riccardo Silva's claim filed in the Court of Arbitration for Sports. The two clubs are suing the USSF, FIFA and CONCACAF to force U.S. Soccer to implement a system of promotion and relegation across all divisions of the pyramid.

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Nico is once again joined by Jon Mackenzie to talk about his experiences hosting the Team of Jon O’Shea’s summer series and what it means to be a football fan in the modern era. You can follow nico @nico_omorales and Jon @jon_mackenzie on twitter

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The Big Lead’s Ryan Phillips guests on this late-night edition of the Soc Takes Pod in which the panel dissects the U.S. men’s national team’s 2-1 victory over Jamaica to win the 2017 Gold Cup. Jordan Morris’ heroic finish in the 90th minute broke the deadlock.

The USMNT saw over 80 percent of the ball in the second half and owned 73 percent of the possession overall. Jozy Altidore contributed another all-around stellar performance, scoring the game’s opening goal on a bending free kick from distance.

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Does Lukaku actually make United better? Nico and Nipun discuss this and the summer business of the rest of the top six. Join us! 

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The panel discusses the penultimate week of the NASL spring season in which Miami FC clinched the spring title with a 7-0 destruction of the San Francisco Deltas. The upcoming U.S. Open Cup match between Miami FC and FC Cincinnati also gets heavily previewed.

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The boys are joined by Burlingame Dragons president, Jordan Gardner. They talk about:

 

1. San Francisco City FC

2. State of NASL.

3. NASL San Diego

4. Jordan's history in the beautiful game.

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