Soccer Team (band)

Soccer Team is an American rock band from Washington, D.C., featuring Ryan Nelson (The Most Secret Method, Beauty Pill)[1] and Melissa Quinley.[2]

Soccer Team
OriginWashington, D.C., U.S.
Years active2006–present
MembersRyan Nelson
Melissa Quinley
Dennis Kane
Jason Hutto


Ryan Nelson and Melissa Quinley met as co-workers at Dischord Records[3] and began writing songs together in Nelson's house.[4] Slowly a collection of fourteen tracks was amassed that the duo released on Dischord as "Volunteered" Civility & Professionalism in 2006.[4][5] Nelson then relocated to Flint, Michigan to attend school[3] and the project was put on hiatus.[2]

When Nelson returned to D.C. in 2012,[2] the two reunited and added keyboardist/guitarist Jason Hutto (The Aquarium, Warm Sun) and Quinley's husband,[3] drummer Dennis Kane.[2] This lineup released the band's second album, Real Lessons In Cynicism, in 2015.[6][7]


  • "Volunteered” Civility and Professionalism (2006, Dischord Records)[8]
  • Real Lessons In Cynicism (2015, Dischord Records)[9]


  1. Skolnik, Jes. "Soccer Team, "Best Employed New Beau"". Impose. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  2. Cohen, Matt (October 1, 2015). "Listen: Soccer Team, 'Too Many Lens Flares'". Washington City Paper. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  3. Sexton, Courtney (October 9, 2015). "Goooal: The Grand Return Of Indie-Rock Kickers Soccer Team". WAMU. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  4. "Soccer Team". South by Southwest. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  5. Khanna, Vish (September 1, 2006). "Soccer Team "Volunteered" Civility & Professionalism". Exclaim!. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  6. Sacher, Andrew (October 1, 2015). "Soccer Team releasing 'Real Lessons In Cynicism' on Dischord (stream two tracks)". Brooklyn Vegan. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  7. Bannister, Jonathan (November 23, 2015). "Soccer Team - "Real Lessons In Cynicism"". Post-Trash. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  8. Borthwick, Jamie (December 12, 2006). "Soccer Team - Volunteered Civility and Professionalism". The Skinny. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  9. Fischer, Jonathan L. (October 30, 2015). "Soccer Team's Real Lessons in Cynicism, Reviewed". Washington City Paper. Retrieved January 22, 2020.