Articles written by: Matt Custer

Anyone who can name Ernesto Lopera and Pat Fidelia among his favorite players has been a fan of Philly Footy for a long time. A club founder, coach, ref, apostle of the Union Bible and Founding STH, Matt sometimes posts as the Atomic Spartan.

Footy on the Telly, May 18 – 25
Footy on the Telly / Soccer on TV

Footy on the Telly, May 18 – 25

Info on streaming USOC Round 3 games this week will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.

Footy on the Telly May 11 – 18
Footy on the Telly / Soccer on TV

Footy on the Telly May 11 – 18

Check Listings for NBC, MSNBC, NBC’s Olympic Channel, USA, SYFY, E!, NBC Sports Philadelphia and NBCSN for Sunday’s Premier League coverage.

Fans’ View: Phandom, the Union, and your health
Fans' View

Fans’ View: Phandom, the Union, and your health

One Union fan looks back on 60+ years of Philly fandom, a recent study on the personal effects of fandom, and how the Union are wrecking his health.

Footy on the Telly May 4 – 11
Footy on the Telly / Soccer on TV

Footy on the Telly May 4 – 11

A Union Double on the road and El Classico headline the week.

Footy on the Telly – 4/27 – 5/4
Footy on the Telly / Soccer on TV

Footy on the Telly – 4/27 – 5/4

The week ahead: The Union get to prove themselves twice. And UEFA Champions League and Europa League Semifinals get red hot.

Footy on the Telly April 20-27
Footy on the Telly / Soccer on TV

Footy on the Telly April 20-27

The By-Popular-Demand Curated List is bursting at the seams with good Footy this week.

Footy on the Telly April 13-20
Footy on the Telly / Soccer on TV

Footy on the Telly April 13-20

You’ll need fuboTV or Univision Deportes to see if Toronto FC can best Guadalahara in the CONCACAF Champions League this Tuesday. In the meantime, turn off the Telly and get thee to Talen tonight.

Fan’s View: Potential isn’t enough
Fans' View

Fan’s View: Potential isn’t enough

Booing a come-from-behind home tie? A bit harsh perhaps, but in the light of current Philly sports results….

Footy on the Telly April 6-13
Footy on the Telly / Soccer on TV

Footy on the Telly April 6-13

The Union play twice, Copa MX Finalizes, CONCACAF and UEFA Champions play, as do EUROPA Leaguers.

The “Merciless Rule”
Youth Soccer

The “Merciless Rule”

I learned a long time ago that kids aren’t stupid. They know that scoring is the most fun-filled part of the game, and If soccer isn’t fun they’ll quit. And the kids are right. The Mercy Rule is Merciless.