Across The Pitch hosts Matt Robards, Arran Airs, and Phil Kennedy
Tony and Darren under Across The Pitch Sign at WHAM Stadium

Across The Pitch: The Best Soccer Show From Accy To Accra

Across The Pitch began in the summer of 2018, when Phil Kennedy and Arran Airs embarked upon an idea to start a podcast to teach fans in the United States about the deeper levels of English football, beyond the Premier League. Although Phil and Arran both grew to love football rooting for Arsenal F.C., they began to grow a passion for the grassroots of the game after they started regularly attending games for their hometown. USL Championship side Phoenix Rising FC. Inspired by the story of "The Team That Wouldn't Die", they decided to make Accrington Stanley their flagship club, and in November of 2018, they recorded and released their first episode.

Things quickly took off for them when Accy midfielder Scott Brown agreed to come on the show, for what was just their second episode. By episode 10, they had added Matt Robards to the fold, and ever since the community, and scope of Across The Pitch has continued to grow. This includes Accrington natives Darren Woodhead and Tony Robinson joining the team, and expanding to another continent when Abdulai Suburu founded our partner site Ghana Football News. Moving into 2020, we are going to be bringing even more in depth coverage of the EFL pyramid, the USL and MLS, and of course our favorite teams Accrington Stanley and Phoenix Rising.

Phoenix Rising vs El Paso Locomotive USL Championship Western Conference Finals

Phoenix Rising vs El Paso Locomotive: USL Western Conference Finals

El Paso Locomotive travel to Casino Arizona Field in Tempe, Arizona to play Phoenix Rising FC on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in the USL Championship Western Conference Finals. Like last week, I will not spend much time on season records because tonight things are fairly simple. Win, and punch your ticket to the Final match. Lose, and your offseason…
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Reno 1868 vs Phoenix Rising playoffs

Reno 1868 vs Phoenix Rising: USL Championship Playoffs Match Preview

Phoenix Rising FC travel to Greater Nevada Field in Reno, NV to play Reno 1868 on Saturday, October 17, 2020 in the USL Championship Western Conference Playoff Semi-Finals. Beyond that, I will spare much of the usual spiel on table standings and such because all the really matters now is win or go home. Reno, the number…
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Phoenix Rising Returning From The Ashes

Returning From The Ashes: Phoenix Rising Football Club

If you have been following us for awhile, you will have noticed that we haven’t released any Phoenix Rising content since the match against San Diego. For me, this has not been a protest, but more, a sense of disenchantment. I know it’s not just me either, because as described last week, at least in…
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AFC Wimbledon vs Accrington Stanley 2020

AFC Wimbledon vs Accrington Stanley: 2020 League One Match Preview

Accrington Stanley F.C. travel to Loftus Road in London to play AFC Wimbledon in an EFL League One match this Saturday, 3 October 2020. The Wombles come into the match a somewhat surprising 8th in the table, and have not lost yet this season, with a 1-2-0 record. Perhaps most surprising has been their offensive…
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San Diego Loyal vs Phoenix Rising

San Diego Loyal vs Phoenix Rising: 2020 USL Group B Match Preview

Phoenix Rising FC travel to Torero Stadium in San Diego, California to play San Diego Loyal SC on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. It is the third of three matches between these clubs in USL Championship Group B, and the only meeting in California. The first match between the clubs was won 2-0 by Phoenix on…
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Phoenix Rising vs Orange County 2020

Phoenix Rising vs Orange County: 2020 USL Group B Match Preview

Orange County SC travels to Casino Arizona Field in Tempe, AZ to play Phoenix Rising FC on Saturday, September 26, 2020. It is the third and final match between these clubs in USL Championship Group B, and the only meeting at Arizona. It was in late July that Phoenix traveled to Irvine, California on back…
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Accrington Stanley vs Oxford United

Accrington Stanley vs Oxford United: 2020 League One Match Preview

Oxford United travel to WHAM Stadium in Lancashire to play Accrington Stanley F.C. in an EFL League One match this Saturday, 26 September 2020. Accy comes in off of a 2-1 loss at the hands of Burton Albion, who got a late winner from John Brayford in the 87th minute. Oxford, who came into the…
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Phoenix Rising vs San Diego Loyal Group B

Phoenix Rising vs San Diego Loyal: 2020 USL Group B Match Preview

San Diego Loyal SC travel to Casino Arizona Field in Tempe, AZ to play Phoenix Rising FC on Saturday, September 19, 2020. It is the second of three matches between these clubs in USL Championship Group B, and second and final meeting at Arizona. The first match between the clubs was won 2-0 by Phoenix…
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Burton Albion vs Accrington Stanley 2020

Burton Albion vs Accrington Stanley: 2020 EFL League One Match Preview

When Accrington Stanley F.C. travels to play Burton Albion F.C. at Pirelli Stadium in Burton upon Trent, England this Saturday, 19 September 2020, it may feel like “deja vu all over again” to quote American baseball legend Yogi Berra, as it will be their second trip there in 15 days. The first meeting, which was…
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Accrington vs Peterborough 2020

Accrington Stanley vs Peterborough: EFL League One Match Preview

Peterborough United F.C. travels to WHAM Stadium in Lancashire to face Accrington Stanley F.C. this Saturday, 12 September 2020. It will be the first match of the EFL League One season for both clubs, and the first League match for either side since March. Last season, Peterborough found themselves just on the outside of the…
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As fans from "across the pond" one of the most difficult things to find in the USA is good coverage of English football outside of the big teams. Our goal is to bring that kind of in depth coverage not only American listeners, but also share our unique views with our friends "Across The Pond". Our goal is to bring a truly unique, and uniquely entertaining perspective on the world of association football (our preferred nomenclature). We are also looking forward to hearing questions and comments from our listeners and readers.

Email us anytime at contact@acrossthepitch.com if you have a question you would like for us to answer on the podcast, any comments about previous broadcasts, or any suggestions on what we can do to make the show better. We promise to answer you question on the air, even if you are a Spurs fan! Thank you for stopping by, and welcome to Across The Pitch.