U.S. Soccer presidential candidate and UPSL Northeast Conference manager Paul Lapointe shares his wide array of ideas to improve the sport across all levels domestically.

The panel covers everything from pay to play, pro/rel and equal pay for the USWNT, to making the position of U.S. Soccer president a full-time gig.

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Nipun spoke to Stephen Constantine via Skype to learn about Constantine's passion for soccer, as well as the man behind the excellent coach. Make sure you buy Constantine's book "From Delhi to the Den: The Story of Football's Most Travelled Coach" on Amazon or elsewhere. It is truly worth your time.

You can find Nipun on Twitter at @NipunChopra7 

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Inverted Triangle podcast host and WRAL writer Neil Morris guests on the panel to talk about the NASL's federal antitrust lawsuit filed against the U.S. Soccer Federation, as well as his background in sports journalism.

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The lads talk about the litigation brought about by NASL against USSF and discuss the ramifications of the latest wrinkle in the Soccer Warz. Local $hill Kevin Johnston and SBS talk about Butler soccer.

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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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