(00:00-03:50) – Greg Rakestraw is back with the first live edition of Soccer Saturday of the 2021 calendar year! In the opening segment of today’s show, Greg makes you aware of the announcement the Indy Eleven made in regards to Eleven Park and previews the rest of the show.
(06:52-19:06) – Head Coach Martin Rennie is the first guest of the 2021 slate of Soccer Saturday to share how he is handling having extra time on his hands between the end of the 2020 season and start of the 2021 season, give his thoughts on bringing back Karl Ouimette for a fourth season with the club, and breaks down the latest signing to the team in Rece Buckmaster.
(22:08-34:07) – Defender Karl Ouimette joins the program today to elaborate on why he decided on wanting to come back to the Indy Eleven for the fourth consecutive season, what it means to him to call Indianapolis his home for multiple years, and how he plans to ramp up his training without having a date set in stone as to when the new season will start.
(37:09-46:33) – Another former IU soccer player in Rece Buckmaster joins the program following his signing with the Indy Eleven to share his emotions in signing with the club, how he ended up in Memphis last year after being released days before the start of the season with Red Bulls, and what kind of response he has received from his friends and family after signing with the Boys In Blue.
(49:34-56:44) – In the final segment of the first 2021 live edition of Soccer Saturday, Greg spends it sharing some news about soccer players with Indiana ties moving teams, biggest news in MLS of Mark McKenzie switching from Philadelphia Union to Genk in Belgium, and recaps/previews some of the FA Cup matches.
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