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.

English Premier League

EPL Update

Only two matches were played this weekend in England, as bad weather forced most of the schedule to be postponed. While the winter weather delayed a lot of soccer, it brought out the best in the American contingent playing in England’s top division. On Saturday, Landon Donovan made his Everton […]

England / FA Cup

Yesterday

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibRIcsHpMus] Come on. You didn’t think I’d skip this one, did you? After entering financial administration, losing Dennis Wise to Newcastle’s backroom, and enduring an embarrassing fifteen point penalty, Leeds United is having a resurgent season. They lead League 1 (in English football, League 1 is the third highest division) […]

England / FA Cup

1973

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6bYIy4deD0] One of the most memorable FA Cup finals was the 1973 matchup between powerhouse Leeds United and League Two’s Sunderland. Leeds had won the 1972 final and were heavy favorites to repeat. The video is long, but well worth watching. Here are some highlights if you want to skip […]

The FA Cup?
England

The FA Cup?

If you tuned in to Fox Soccer Channel expecting to see EPL matches, you were probably surprised to see the likes of Leeds United on the Old Trafford pitch. The unlikely but not unwelcome Leeds victory over a United team two divisions in front of them was the highlight of […]

Very Nice, Readers!
Fan Culture

Very Nice, Readers!

Soccer fans everywhere anxiously await the second half of the season. January arrives with a new transfer window: a month-long binge in the footy speak-easy, where clubs gamble on high-priced additions who are all described as The Missing Piece (did Afonso Alves really cost Middlesbrough over 10 million pounds?). It’s […]

Legal Handballs
English Premier League / Fan Culture

Legal Handballs

Last week, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger commented that throw-ins may be the wrong way to restart play from the sidelines. Wenger argues that the throw-in gives an unfair advantage to teams who feature long throwers, noting that soccer is a game played with the feet. The Arsenal manager somewhat obliquely […]

English Premier League

Mancini City: The Dark Art of Coaching

As Mike posted earlier, Manchester City punished Mark Hughes for having inferior hair failing to lead the Citizens into the top 4 less than half a season after a 200 million pound spending spree. Ironically, Hughes was fired after winning a game in which the player who arguably* made him […]

EPL Update
English Premier League

EPL Update

1 Portsmouth 0-2 Liverpool More about this game later today. At this moment, it will suffice to say the better team won and Gerrard put in a Randy Mossesque shift. Fulham 3-0 Manchester United Clint Dempsey has made the biggest impression on English soccer of any American not wearing goalie […]

England / English Premier League / Wonderland

Wonderland

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGg7iCTg_eQ] Maynor Figueroa is the starting left back for Wigan Athletic. All hail Maynor Figueroa.

Virginia over Akron to win College Cup in PKs
College Soccer / Union

Virginia over Akron to win College Cup in PKs

A mere fifteen years after their fifth NCAA Men’s soccer title, Virginia lifted the cup again. After a scoreless game, the Cavaliers hit their first three penalty kicks to send the top-seeded Akron Zips home empty-handed. Akron last appeared in a Men’s soccer final in 1986 when they lost to […]