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.

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 […]

EPL Update
England / English Premier League

EPL Update

What a week in the EPL. Only 3 teams grabbed full points, two by defeating top four sides (Wolves over Tottenham; Villa over United). Andrei Arshavin’s fantastic game-winner was made to look pedestrian by Wigan’s Maynor Figueroa. Watch for that one to pop up in Wonderland later this week. Stoke City 2-2 […]

UEFA Champions League Update
UEFA / UEFA Champions League

UEFA Champions League Update

The UEFA Champions League is your basic Royal Rumble of European club teams. The big leagues send their best teams to directly into the round robin phase of the competition while the smaller league champions have to fight through a qualifying stage in order to make the 32 team competition. […]

EPL roundup
English Premier League

EPL roundup

Lescott and I both clench when nervous Man City 2-1 Chelsea Wearing the Irish green only a few angry hours after France drew a weak World Cup group, Shay Given took out his anger on Alfalfa Lampard. After Didier Drogba earned a penalty kick with a fantastic body feint and […]

MLS / Union

Update that Resume

Are you a hunter or a farmer? If so, then the Union wants you. The team will be holding a job fair on Saturday, January 16 for sales (hunters) and service (farmer) representatives. They are looking for people with BAs and at least one year ticket sales experience at either the college […]

World Cup Draw In Full
World Cup - International

World Cup Draw In Full

via southern-africa.co.uk Here is the full draw for World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Check out Andrew’s awesome breakdown of USA’s Group C below: Group A: South Africa Mexico – Will play the opening game of the Cup against the hosts. Uruguay France – We all knew France would get […]

Fan Culture / France / World Cup - International

Adidas World Cup Uniforms are Tight

via examiner.com Honey, does this shirt make me look invisible? Sorry for bringing up France/Ireland again, but here is the official Adidas press release about those skintight jerseys France wore when Henry basketball dribbled around the Irish and threw William Gallas an alley-oop dunk. The TECHFIT will be the official […]

MLS / Union

In our Seitz

NCAA champion. MLS Champion. Philadelphia Union keeper. 22 year-old Chris Seitz, formerly a member of the upstart MLS champions Real Salt Lake, is now on the roster of your hometown team. Seitz was mainly used as a back up behind Nick Rimando, he of penalty kick fame – and MVP […]

Barcelona / La Liga

Messi Wins Ballon d'Or

via news.bbc.co.uk I’m telling you, the trophy is this big! Barcelona winger/striker/wunderkind/noted mullet Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or on Tuesday. Messi is the best of the Argentinian young guns who will be stumbling into South Africa under the cocaine-residue-fueled guidance of national hero/mess Diego Maradona. Behind Messi’s emergence as […]