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 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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Phoenix Rising vs Las Vegas Lights September 11, 2020

Phoenix Rising vs Las Vegas Lights: 2020 USL Group B Match Preview

Las Vegas Lights travel to Casino Arizona Field in Tempe, AZ to play Phoenix Rising FC on Friday, September 11, 2020. It is the third of three matches between these clubs over a 21 days stretch in USL Championship Group B, with the previous two having been played at Las Vegas’s Cashman Field. So far,…
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Las Vegas Lights vs Phoenix Rising September 2020

Las Vegas Lights vs Phoenix Rising: 2020 USL Group B Match Preview

Phoenix Rising FC travel to Cashman Field in Las Vegas, NV to play Las Vegas Lights on Saturday, September 5, 2020. It is the second of, what will be three matches between these clubs over a 21 days stretch in USL Championship Group B, and the second of two at Las Vegas. They will meet for the…
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Burton Albion vs Accrington Stanley EFL Cup

Burton Albion vs Accrington Stanley: EFL Cup 1st Round Match Preview

When Accrington Stanley F.C. travels to play Burton Albion F.C. at Pirelli Stadium in Burton upon Trent, England this Friday, 4 September 2020, it will be Burton’s first competitive match since 10 March 2020, and Accrington’s first since 7 March 2020. This roughly 6 month break in action due to the COVID-19 pandemic has lasted…
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Reno 1868 vs Phoenix Rising 2020

Reno 1868 vs Phoenix Rising: 2020 USL Championship Match Preview

Phoenix Rising FC travel to Greater Nevada Field in Reno, NV to play Reno 1868 on Saturday, August 29, 2020. It will be their only match-up of the USL Championship regular season, and pits the current leaders of Group A against the current leaders of Group B. Phoenix comes in with 20 points and a (6-2-1) record…
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Las Vegas Lights vs Phoenix Rising August 2020

Las Vegas Lights vs Phoenix Rising: 2020 USL Group B Match Preview

Phoenix Rising FC travel to Cashman Field in Las Vegas, NV to play Las Vegas Lights on Saturday, August 22, 2020. It is the first of, what will be three matches between these clubs over a 21 days stretch in USL Championship Group B. Phoenix and Las Vegas come into the match at opposite ends 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.