(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.
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