Archive for August, 2011

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Paul Riley
KYW Philly Soccer Show / Podcasts

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Paul Riley

Independence head coach and WPS Coach of the Year Paul Riley is the guest on the newest edition of the KYW Philly Soccer Show, hosted by KYW’s Greg Orlandini and PSPs Mike Servedio and Eli Pearlman-Storch

Short rest
Featured / Local / Union

Short rest

Ten games in 47 days starting with RSL on Saturday. We break down how the Union have done in 2011 on short rest and make a half-hearted prediction for how they will fare over the remaining games.

Any more international call-ups for the Union?
Featured / US

Any more international call-ups for the Union?

With Keon Daniel’s call-up for the Trinidad & Tobago national team, who from the Union deserves a USMNT call-up? The Sheanomenon, that’s who.

Rested and ready, Union youth, bobble heads and more
Daily news roundups / Featured

Rested and ready, Union youth, bobble heads and more

The Union feel rested and ready. Bobble heads. Union U-23. Bobble heads. Jimmy McLaughlin scores in college debut. Bobble heads. Holder smiles. Bobble heads. Chicago and Seattle in US Open Cup final. Bobble heads. USMNT update. Bobble heads. Wayne Rooney’s hair transplant. Bobble heads.

Analysis and player ratings: WPS Final
Featured / Independence

Analysis and player ratings: WPS Final

Full analysis, player ratings and post game quotes from the WPS Final.

Stat chat: The Union defense
Featured / Match stats / Statistics

Stat chat: The Union defense

With the back four again without a starter for the match in RSL, we look at the different back fours the Union has used this season. From the back four with Harvey, to the back line with Garfan – and the different makeshift back lines and more in between – the focus is on the defense. Is fatigue becoming a factor?

WPS Final in photos – Philadelphia falls to WNY Flash
Featured / Photo essays

WPS Final in photos – Philadelphia falls to WNY Flash

PSP photographer Mike Long’s photo essay of the Philadelphia Independence’s tough loss in the WPS Final.

The tinker toy lineup boost
Featured / Union

The tinker toy lineup boost

Peter Nowak’s tinkering with lineups can be maddening, but he could have the last laugh if it pays off over the Union’s upcoming three-game stretch. PSP explains.

City Islanders send-off, booing your team, August round-up
Daily news roundups / Featured

City Islanders send-off, booing your team, August round-up

August summary, Harrisburg send-off party tomorrow, Union photo caption contest, Klinsmann speaks, and Stu Holden is baaaaaaaack!

Sunny again in Philadelphia
Daily news roundups / Featured

Sunny again in Philadelphia

Storm is over, back to the soccer. Beckerman to pass on USA v Costa Rica call up to face the Union. Rodriguez rues missed chances in WPS final. Riley says he will be back. Eastern Conference top five stays the same as everyone above the Union loses. City Islanders in USL PRO Championship. The Squirrel. Blatters senility shows signs of deepening. More news.