Articles written by: Adam Cann

Adam played soccer for Haverford College and now writes about Philadelphia Union with the kind of tactical analysis rarely seen in the US. He believes soccer bars that don’t open for the early game are not soccer bars. Follow him on Twitter @PSPadam. Email him at acann@phillysoccerpage.com.

Casa round-up: week 4
Casa Soccer League / Local / Local Leagues

Casa round-up: week 4

Spruce scores, Sporting defends, and Gritter gets his third of the year while Arrington scores four in one game. CASA round up Week 4!

Casa Soccer League round-up week 3
Casa Soccer League / Local / Local Leagues

Casa Soccer League round-up week 3

First of all, congratulations to all the CASA goalies who were better than the pros in the Union game. If you played, you were better. Trust me. And now for the roundup of games in the Casa Soccer League…

Casa Soccer League week 2 round-up
Casa Soccer League / Local / Local Leagues

Casa Soccer League week 2 round-up

Four shutouts in Primera, NewPhilly takes sole possession of first in Segunda, can anyone score for Quaker City, and Sons of Ben Union and Sidewinders combine for 10 goals in Abierto.

You should know this about the 2010 MLS Cup in Toronto
MLS / Union

You should know this about the 2010 MLS Cup in Toronto

The 2010 MLS Cup will be given away at Toronto FC’s BMO Stadium, where “masks may be worn in your seat only, and must be removed when leaving your section.”

Casa Soccer League — week 1 scores
Casa Soccer League / Local Leagues

Casa Soccer League — week 1 scores

CASA’s Spring 2010 season gets underway with a full slate of games in all four divisions. Here’s a full rundown of the action.

Lionel Messi is a vampire wizard
Barcelona / La Liga / Spain

Lionel Messi is a vampire wizard

ell your kid to put away the Harry Potters and the Twilights – a better hero exists. Twenty-two year old Barcelona forward Lionel Messi scored three goals on Sunday against Real Zarazoga, bringing his total for the past week to eight. It was the second straight league hat trick for the wizard, and he has leaped […]

The role of MLS
Featured / MLS / Union / US

The role of MLS

The United States rarely settles for second place. Will MLS ever grow into a league that can compete with those in footy-crazy countries? And will US fans be happy with a league that accepts its role as a feeder system for larger leagues and a buyer of over-the-hill stars?

Independence TV Debut April 18
Independence / WPS

Independence TV Debut April 18

The Philadelphia Independence will play five matches on Fox Soccer Channel this season, beginning with a game in Boston on April 18. The Independence have a packed preseason schedule including an autograph session on March 11 and a March 20 match against University of North Carolina. We will keep you […]

Thierry Henry Non-handball Story!
Barcelona / La Liga / MLS

Thierry Henry Non-handball Story!

On Soccernet.com yesterday, Didac Peyret had an article about the rough year Thierry Henry has endured at Barcelona. The story is speculative, draws specious conclusions, and contradicts itself (paragraph 3 questions Henry’s spirit while paragraph 7 is a quote from the Frenchman in which he asserts his willingness to ride […]

World Cup referees announced
World Cup - International

World Cup referees announced

The thirty referees who will handle South Africa’s World Cup matches were announced over the weekend. And yes, “handle” is being used in a punny sense here as Swedish whistleman Martin Hansson is the most controversial inclusion. Hansson missed Thierry Henry’s clear handball in France’s victory over Ireland that secured […]