Speedway Soccer was founded on January 2, 2018 by Davey Shepherd, Jonathan Slape, John Sloop, and Ben Wright. In addition to our written content, our podcast received over 17,000 listens in 2019. Speedway Soccer is part of the 104.5 The Zone Podcast Network and The Beautiful Game Network and is credentialed by Nashville SC.


Davey Shepherd

Podcast Host

Davey is a founding member of Speedway Soccer. He hosts the podcast and radio show, and writes a semi-regular column.


John Sloop


A founding member of Speedway Soccer, Sloop's weekly column explores topics on how fans relate to the sport of soccer.


Andy Simmons

Staff Writer

Andy joins Speedway Soccer as a staff writer after covering Nashville SC with Golden Goal and 615 Formation.


Lucas Panzica

Staff writer / Podcast Contributor

Lucas is a Digital Reporter at 104.5 The Zone and a play-by-play broadcaster at WKDN in Dickson, TN. He joins Speedway Soccer as a staff writer and podcast contributor.


Ben Wright


A founding member, Ben edits and writes written content for the site, as well as producing the podcast.

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Jonathan Slape

Staff Writer / Co-Host

Slape is a founding member of Speedway Soccer. In addition to co-hosting the podcast, he creates written content for the site.


Casey Gower


Casey is an award winning photographer whose work has appeared in the Nashville Post, Nashville Scene, Tennessean and more. He has worked with multiple professional teams, including the New York Mets, Texas Rangers, Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators and Nashville Sounds, and was a nominee for the 2019 MiLB Photo of the Year. He joined Speedway Soccer as their official photographer ahead of the 2020 season. 

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