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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.

July Team Of The Month

Atlanta United FC

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Atlanta United vs D.C. United

Atlanta United vs D.C. United: MLS Match Preview

The D.C. United will travel to Mercedes-Benz Stadium to play Atlanta United FC this Sunday, July 21, 2019. It is the second and final MLS regular season match-up of the year between the two Eastern Conference foes. Both teams come into the match on short rest, as both played and won midweek matches. Atlanta will…
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Phoenix Rising vs Austin Bold

Phoenix Rising vs Austin Bold: USL Championship Match Preview

Austin Bold FC travel to Casino Arizona Field in Tempe, Arizona to play Phoenix Rising FC Friday, July 19, 2019. It is the second and final USL Championship regular season match-up of the year between these clubs. Phoenix, last year’s Western Conference Champions, are at the top of the table as they expected they would…
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Rio Grand Valley vs Phoenix Rising

Rio Grande Valley vs Phoenix Rising: USL Championship Match Preview

Phoenix Rising FC travel to H-E-B Park to play Rio Grande Valley FC this Saturday, July 13, 2019. It is the second and final USL Championship match-up of the year between these clubs, who are currently at opposite ends of the spectrum in the Western Conference. Phoenix comes into the game with 35 points, currently…
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U.S.A. vs Mexico 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Finals

U.S.A. vs Mexico: 2019 FIFA CONCACAF Gold Cup Finals Match Preview

The 2019 Gold Cup Final is set. The United States and Mexico will meet in Chicago, Illinois at Solider Field on Sunday, July 7th. While most casual soccer watchers in the United States think that this competition is a walk in the park for both of these nations, this will be the first time since…
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U.S.A. vs Netherlands 2019 Women's World Cup finals

U.S.A. vs Netherlands: 2019 Women’s World Cup Finals Match Preview

The U.S. women’s national soccer team, who are the defending 2015 FIFA World Cup champions, will take on the defending European champion Netherlands women’s national football team on Sunday, July 7 2019. The U.S. is looking to lift their 2nd consecutive, and 4th World Cup trophy overall. The Oranje, on the other hand, are playing…
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Real Monarchs vs New Mexico United

Real Monarchs vs New Mexico United: USL Championship Match Preview

New Mexico United┬átravel to Zions Bank Stadium to play Real Monarchs SLC this Saturday, July 6, 2019. It is the second of two USL Championship match-ups this year between the clubs this season. After leading the league for most of the first half of the season, New Mexico United has struggled recently, and fallen all…
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Atlanta United vs New York Red Bulls

Atlanta United vs New York Red Bulls: MLS Match Preview

The New York Red Bulls will travel to Mercedes-Benz Stadium to play Atlanta United FC this Sunday, July 7, 2019. It is the second MLS match-up of the year between these two clubs who met in last season’s Eastern Conference Finals. Atlanta, of course won that two-legged tie, and eventually went on to win the…
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Phoenix Rising vs Portland Timbers 2

Phoenix Rising vs Portland Timbers 2: USL Championship Match Preview

Portland Timbers 2┬átravel to Casino Arizona Field to play Phoenix Rising FC this Saturday, June 29, 2019. It is the first USL Championship match-up of the year between these clubs, who currently occupy the top 2 spots in the Western Conference table. Phoenix comes into the game with 32 points, currently top of the table,…
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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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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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