World Cup

Megan Rapinoe
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The United States Women's National Soccer Team was honored today courtesy of a celebratory parade in New York City after winning the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. Current Sports host Al Martin addresses the dominance of this year's championship team, while also highlighting its out-spoken leader, Megan Rapinoe. Listen to today's Current Sports Segment of the Day


Lansing United Women’s Soccer Club Wants To Bring High-Level Soccer To Area

May 29, 2019
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The team, in its second season, wants to repeat as division champions and advance even farther. Local college players use the UWS team as a good training ground during the college off-season.

MSU Athletics

The Michigan State men's soccer team is headed to the College Cup after beating James Madison, 2-1, in the Elite Eight on Saturday evening at DeMartin Stadium. This the is first College Cup appearance for the program since 1968, when the Spartans won the national title. 

Haslett High Freshman Soccer Star Hones Talent in Spain and Portugal

Nov 8, 2018
Haslett Boy's Soccer

Forward Brandon Dickson had a breakout season for the Vikings varsity soccer team, thanks to his camp experience in Europe this summer.

Current Sports | July 3, 2018

Jul 3, 2018
DeMarcus Cousins
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DeMarcus Cousins; Golden State Warriors; Rajon Rondo; Los Angeles Lakers; World Cup Update; Jaren Jackson Jr.; NBA Summer League


Current Sports | December 1, 2017

Dec 1, 2017
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WKAR-MSU

Michigan State Basketball; Notre Dame Fighting Irish; Jaren Jackson Jr.; MSU Men's Soccer; Kevin Lavery; Reflection Friday


Current Sports | October 11, 2017

Oct 11, 2017
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USA Men's Soccer; World Cup Qualifiers; MSU Men's Basketball Media Day; Danton Cole; MSU Hockey; Allen Gant; Michigan Football.

East Lansing’s Morse Shoots for Soccer’s Top | Current Sports | WKAR

Mar 9, 2015
Zoe Morse

EAST LANSING – Zoe Morse, a junior at East Lansing High, has been in love with soccer since she was a little girl. Recognized as an All-American and representing the U.S. as part of the Women’s National Team, she’s beginning to realize her dreams of playing in the World Cup are within reach.

Current Sports #275 | July 14, 2014

Jul 14, 2014

Brooks Laimbeer, soccer reporter for Impact Sports, joins the show to break down the World Cup Final with Germany emerging as the champion. Also, Matt and Alex host the show all week as Al is on vacation missing all of the fun news in sports. The duo discusses all of the latest NBA free agency moves, and go over the winners and losers. Also, the Home Run Derby and NBA Summer League are discussed.


Current Sports #275 | July 12, 2014

Jul 14, 2014

Brooks Laimbeer, soccer reporter for Impact Sports, joins the show to break down the World Cup Final with Germany emerging as the champion. Also, Matt and Alex host the show all week as Al is on vacation missing all of the fun news in sports. The duo discusses all of the latest NBA free agency moves, and go over the winners and losers. Also, the Home Run Derby and NBA Summer League are discussed.


Current Sports #273 | July 10, 2014

Jul 10, 2014

Al invites first-time guest Steve Miller on the show, former Producer for Mad Dog on The Game 730 AM, who now covers prep sports, to disucss all things in the world of sports. Later, Matt joins to recap the World cup semifinals and hit on the success of the MSU athletics program. To close the show, it's Throwback Thursday, and Matt has all of the events on this day in sports.


Current Sports #265 | June 27, 2014

Jun 27, 2014

On today's show, Al invites Brooks Laimbeer from MSU Impact Sports to discuss the latest updates of the World Cup. Laimbeer also gives his analysis of USA head coach, Jurgen Klinsmann. Later, Matt and Alex join and grade the NBA draft picks, and discuss the surprise of Gary Harris. Finally. reflection Friday moments are revealed.


Current Sports #263 | June 25, 2014

Jun 25, 2014

On today's show, Al invites Rico Beard from Detroit 105.1 to discuss the recent decommitment of Jayru Campbell and give his take on the NBA draft. He also talks about Denzel Valentine as the new team captain, and why he does not watch the World Cup. Later, Matt joins Al to discuss the recent trade rumors of the Detroit Pistons. And finally, the tandem debates whether the soccer audience and viewership will decline after the World Cup is over.


Current Sports #261 | June 23, 2014

Jun 23, 2014

In wake of the Portugal and United States World Cup game, Al invites Impact Sports reporter Brooks Laimbeer on the show to discuss the recent matches. They also touch on the results from Lansing United over the weekend. Later, Al throws some strong opinions at Matt and Alex regarding ties in sports, specifically soccer. To close the show, they talk about the Detroit Tigers and their heroes from the weekend.


Why do Americans call it 'soccer'?

Jun 23, 2014
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Football is played with your hands, soccer is played with your feet. Here in the U.S., that’s something that has been ingrained in our culture regardless of any international criticism of its absurdity. However, a recent study reveals that the word "soccer" isn’t American at all. It’s actually British. 

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