Archive for December, 2012

PSP’s Best of 2012 Awards
Annual Awards / Local

PSP’s Best of 2012 Awards

Here is the Best of 2012, as voted by the PSP crew.

Len Oliver: High school and college soccer, products of the clubs
Featured / Philadelphia Soccer History

Len Oliver: High school and college soccer, products of the clubs

National Soccer Hall of Famer Len Oliver describes the importance of club soccer on Philadelphia’s high school and college soccer scene in the 1940s and 1950s.

Again with the Valdes rumors, Blatter blathers, more news
Daily news roundups

Again with the Valdes rumors, Blatter blathers, more news

Reports out of Colombia say Carlos Valdes will begin preseason training with Santa Fe on Jan. 3. Blatter says MLS “still struggling.” Best goals of the year videos. More news.

Benny McLaughlin (in black) with the ASL All-Stars
Featured / Local / Philadelphia Soccer History

Benny McLaughlin, 1928-2012

Kensignton-born National Soccer Hall of Famer Benny McLaughlin passed away on Dec. 27 at the age of 84.

New Year’s Day soccer in Philadelphia, 1913
Featured / Local / Philadelphia Soccer History

New Year’s Day soccer in Philadelphia, 1913

Weather had wreaked havoc on the city’s Christmas soccer schedule in 1912. Would it still be a factor in the lead up to the New Year’s Day games?

Casey praise, Soccer America rates Union moves highly, Unioners on SBI U-23 TOY
Daily news roundups / Featured

Casey praise, Soccer America rates Union moves highly, Unioners on SBI U-23 TOY

Hackworth has more praise for Conor Casey. Soccer America rates Le Toux return and Parke signing in top five of offseason moves so far. Lots of Union players on SBI U-23 Team of the Year. More news.

Footy on the Telly: Dec. 28-Jan. 3
Featured

Footy on the Telly: Dec. 28-Jan. 3

The week’s upcoming live soccer action on TV and online including New Year’s Day Premiership matches.

Pfeffer on his loan, USA v Honduras kickoff time confirmed, more morning news
Daily news roundups

Pfeffer on his loan, USA v Honduras kickoff time confirmed, more morning news

Pfeffer talks about his loan to Hoffenheim. Kickoff for first Hex qualifier on Feb. 6 confirmed. Former USWNT coach suggests altered sub rule for NWSL. More news.