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First Sons of Ben open election approaching
Sons of Ben

First Sons of Ben open election approaching

We talk to Sons of Ben president Kenny Hanson about the upcoming open election for two new seats on the group’s governing board.

Sons of Ben hold “Pints fur Pets” to aid our animal friends
Sons of Ben

Sons of Ben hold “Pints fur Pets” to aid our animal friends

The Sons of Ben held their first “Pints fur Pets” charity event at two locations on Sunday. John Whitesall has a report that includes photos from Earl Gardner.

Going to Brazil: Starfinder Foundation representing the USA at the World Cup
Fan Culture

Going to Brazil: Starfinder Foundation representing the USA at the World Cup

Six local teenagers traveled to Brazil this week with Philadelphia’s Starfinder Foundation as part of FIFA’s “Football for Hope” festival. Starfinder was the only program chosen by FIFA to represent the US.

Man in the arena: Soccer analysis in America
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Man in the arena: Soccer analysis in America

Critical analysis of American soccer exists in a netherworld of sorts. PSP’s Dan Walsh explores why it’s different from anything else major professional sports. Teddy Roosevelt would have understood.

8-year-old Jack Brown starts juggle journal to support Charity Ball
Fan Culture

8-year-old Jack Brown starts juggle journal to support Charity Ball

8-year-old Jack Brown from Gettysburg has started a juggle journal to raise money for Charity Ball. He’s already up to 1,350 juggles in a row.

In pictures: A day in the River End
Photo essays / Sons of Ben

In pictures: A day in the River End

PSP photographer Earl Gardner spent opening day with the Sons of Ben as they prepared for Saturday’s game, presented another successful Stache Bash, marched into PPL Park, and cheered the Union on to their first win of the season. Here’s a look at what he saw.

Need help getting pumped for Saturday’s home opener? Watch this.
Fan Culture

Need help getting pumped for Saturday’s home opener? Watch this.

Local band 56MEN have released a music video that’s all about going to see the Union at PPL Park. We think you’ll like it.

What’s a skateshop doing tweeting pictures of the new US World Cup jersey?
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What’s a skateshop doing tweeting pictures of the new US World Cup jersey?

What’s with Philly’s Exit Skateshop tweeting photos of a new US Soccer jersey? Turns out the soccer-skateboarding connection is deeper than one might think.