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.

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….

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.

Fans’ View: What should the Union’s new mission statement say?
Fans' View / Season Previews

Fans’ View: What should the Union’s new mission statement say?

Philadelphia Union has decided to rework the club’s mission statement. Any suggestions?

Footy on the Telly Feb. 16 – 23
Footy on the Telly / Soccer on TV

Footy on the Telly Feb. 16 – 23

UNION STREAMING ALERT: Watch Union v. DC United today, 2/17, 5:00 PM, Streaming at Tampa Bay Rowdies Youtube page or DCUnited.com. This week: All the League fixtures plus: FA Cup, Carolina Challenge Cup, Laliga Iberdrola, CONCACAF Champions League, Copa Libertadores, UEFA Champions League, Copa MX, Copa Sudamericana, UEFA Europa League.