Archive for January, 2010

USL

Tryouts – Pittsburgh Riverhounds Feb. 23-25th

In addition to their closed winter tryout in December, the Hounds are holding an open Pro-Combine from February 23rd-25th. The tryout does require fees and pre-registration but it is open to professionals, college players, and amatuers alike. You can find more information here on the team website. Have you ever attended a […]

Union

Rumors, Anticipation Building Toward First Kick

With all of the news items having to do with Philadelphia soccer over the last few weeks, one might expect things to cool down until the season starts. Not likely. Though the Superdraft is over, and the Union roster a step closer to completion with USMNT Defender Michael Orozco on-board, things are […]

Union acquire defender Michael Orozco
MLS / Union

Union acquire defender Michael Orozco

Philadelphia Union has acquired defender Michael Orozco on loan from Mexican team San Luis FC, the team confirmed today. Orozco, who played for the U.S. Olympic team in 2008, moves to Philadelphia courtesy of a deal between the Union and the New York Red Bulls, who had first crack at […]

The old onion bag: Barcelona baby boom
Barcelona / Daily news roundups / La Liga / UEFA Champions League

The old onion bag: Barcelona baby boom

Barcelona fans had much to celebrate the first week of May in 2009. First, on May 2nd, they kicked the bejesus out of Real Madrid 6-2, effectively ending any questions as to who would be La Liga champs. Then, on May 6th, Andres Iniesta scored a screamer of a goal […]

Africa / Daily news roundups / WPS

Daily news roundup

The players and league extend their negotiating to Feb. 12, so the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement on Feb. 1 is no longer the drop-dead date.  The AP has a quick summary. U.S. forward Kenny Cooper moves to Plymouth Argyle on loan. The Los Angeles Sol of Women’s Professional […]

Africa

Ghana-Nigeria: A look at yesterday's west African face-off

“But the Nigerians, also featuring several under-20s due to headaches of their own- chiefly a hamstrung Joseph Yobo and suspended Onyekachi Apam- proved one- dimensional in too many attacks on net, with Martins often left alone to contend with a blanket of twin defenders before running into the keeper.”

MLS / Union

Union and 6abc announce partnership

The Philadelphia Union announced today that it has entered into a partnership with local ABC affiliate channel 6. In a press release the Union said that “the commitment is for as many Philadelphia Union games as possible to be carried live on 6abc, and all games will re-broadcast on 6abc’s […]

Great Philly soccer teams: Philadelphia Atoms, part I
History / NASL / Philadelphia Soccer History

Great Philly soccer teams: Philadelphia Atoms, part I

The Philadelphia Atoms joined the NASL as an expansion team in 1973. They were the first expansion team to win a championship in its first year in any American professional sport. That they accomplished this with a squad managed by an American coach that was largely made up of Americans […]