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Across The Pitch hosts Matt Robards, Arran Airs, and Phil Kennedy

Across The Pitch: An American Show About English Soccer

Welcome to Across The Pitch, a brand new website and podcast dedicated to bringing the best coverage of English Association Football, commonly referred to as soccer, to fans in the United States. Our shows and blogs will focus on all things English Football. Hosts Phil Kennedy, Arran Airs, and Matt Robards will be bringing you coverage on a wide range of topics including in depth previews and recaps of matches, gambling and fantasy picks, random topical debates and more. Comparisons to American Sports are frequently used to illustrate the nuances of the English game. We discuss English Premier League, UEFA Champions League, EFL Championship, EFL League One. If you are an American sports fan looking to learn more about "The Beautiful Game" then this is the show for you.

Phil, Arran, and Matt currently live in Phoenix, Arizona. Phil and Arran are both supporters of Arsenal, while Matt is a Chelsea supporter. All 3 of us are also supporters and season ticket members of the USL Phoenix Rising. We have recently been joined by a 4th member, Darren Woodhead, our English consultant, who will write regular blogs, and make occasional appearances on the show. Darren has written several books, including his latest master work, 50 Years of Accrington Stanley, which will be out in July. At Across the Pitch, we all share a passion for Accrington Stanley, and have recently formed a chapter of the Official Accrington Stanley Supporters Club of North America.

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Introduction to the Ghana Premier League

Ghana Premier League: Introduction To Ghana’s Top Football Division

The Ghana Premier League, is a football division the is ripe with history, having been founded all the way back in 1956. In fact, some of the clubs date back much further than even that. The league’s most successful franchise, Asante Kotoko S.C., located in Kumasi, has won the league a record 24 times, and…
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OKC Energy vs Phoenix Rising

OKC Energy vs Phoenix Rising: USL Championship Match Preview

Phoenix Rising FC will travel to Taft Stadium to play OKC Energy FC this Saturday, June 22, 2019. It is the first USL Championship match-up of the year between the two Western Conference playoff contenders. Phoenix comes into the game with 29 points, currently top of the table in the conference, while OKC is currently…
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NASL Players 1982 World Cup

3 Players From The U.S. NASL Who Played In The 1982 World Cup

The U.S. men’s national soccer team, with the exception of 2018, have been a regular feature at the FIFA World Cup in recent tournaments. However, the failed to Qualify between 1950 and 1990. Despite this absence, three players from other nations appeared at the finals whilst playing for club’s in the United States, at the…
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Reno 1868 vs Phoenix Rising

Reno 1868 VS Phoenix Rising: USL Championship Match Preview

Phoenix Rising FC will travel to Greater Nevada Field to play Reno 1868 FC this Tuesday, June 18, 2019. It is the first USL Championship match-up of the year between the two clubs who are both currently in the top 5, in the Western Conference. Phoenix comes into the game with 26 points, having claimed…
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Jamaica National Football Team

Jamaica National Football Team: CONCACAF Gold Cup Preview

Every two years nations from across CONCACAF (the Fifa region including the US, Mexico, and Canada) meet in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The current iteration of the tournament dates to 1991 when CONCACAF officials canceled the CONCACAF championship. That first Gold Cup was hosted by the United States as they went on to win the…
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Red Bulls 2 vs Louisville City

Red Bulls 2 vs Louisville City FC: USL Championship Match Preview

While most soccer leagues around the world are in the middle of the offseason, the USL Championship is entering into the dog days of summer. On Sunday, June 16th, the defending USL champions, Louisville City FC, will travel to Montclair, New Jersey to take on the New York Red Bulls 2. While Eastern Conference games…
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Las Vegas Lights vs New Mexico United

Las Vegas Lights vs New Mexico United: USL Championship Match Preview

New Mexico United will travel to Cashman Field to play Las Vegas Lights FC this Saturday, June 15, 2019. It is the first USL Championship match-up of the year between the two Western Conference foes. New Mexico comes into the game on top of the conference with 25 points through their first 15 games. Las…
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England vs Argentina Women's World Cup

England Vs Argentina: 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Match Preview

The Lionesses of England will play the Albicelestes from Argentina Friday, June 14, 2019 in what will be the second of three group stage matches for each squad in this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup. This match can be viewed on FOX in the United States. The match is at 3:00 PM EST on Sunday,…
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Portland Timbers 2 vs Fresno FC

Portland Timbers 2 vs Fresno FC: USL Championship Match Preview

Fresno FC will travel to Providence Park to play the Portland Timbers 2 this Sunday, June 16, 2019. It is the first USL Championship match-up of the year between the two Western Conference adversaries. Portland comes into the game with 23 points, currently good enough for 3rd position in the conference by means of their…
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Phoenix Rising vs Orange County

Phoenix Rising vs Orange County SC: USL Championship Match Preview

Orange County SC will travel to Casino Arizona Field to play the Phoenix Rising FC this Saturday, June 15, 2019. It is the second USL Championship match-up of the year between the two fierce Western Conference rivals. Phoenix comes into the game with 23 points, currently good enough for 2nd position in the conference, while…
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Send Us Your Listener Questions

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.

Pundits with Pints is a collaborative effort produced between four soccer podcasts from Phoenix, Arizona. PRFC Fan Show, Az Soccer Radio, Rising As One Pod, and of course Across The Pitch are the 4 contributing shows. We record this show once a month, and topics focus on both things related to our home to Phoenix Rising, and any other hot button topics from the world of association football.

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