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Rutgers loses a soccer giant

There wasn’t a lot of fanfare when Bob Reasso resigned as Rutgers University men’s soccer coach Monday. There should have been.  Reasso took an ordinary soccer program and turned it into a giant of college soccer. Rutgers made three final fours and a national championship game. When the U.S. finally stepped […]

History / Local Leagues / Philadelphia Soccer History

Clement Beecroft: the father of league soccer in Philadelphia

The origin of soccer in Philadelphia rests squarely on the shoulders of the city’s 19th Century British immigrant population. British immigrants came to work in Philadelphia’s bustling steel and shipbuilding industries but large numbers came to work in the city’s textile trades. The soccer/textile connection can be found both in […]

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 […]

Local / US Open Cup

Eastern PA Open Cup Final on Sunday

Two local amateur heavyweights play this Sunday in Feasterville for the right to advance to regional qualifiers in the U.S. Open Cup. Phoenix SC will host United German Hungarians at 2 p.m. in the Eastern PA Open Cup Final, with the winner claiming bragging rights as not only the region’s […]

Wonderland

Wonderland

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-II7uxojTMs] via youtube.com In honor of the holiday weekend… Sad part is, these guys managed a draw with Portsmouth. Posted via web from The Philly Soccer Page

Fan Culture / MLS / Union

Anybody buying; anybody selling…Anybody ready to pick their seats?

Union season ticket holders have been waiting for some time to be able to choose their specific seats for the upcoming season. They may get to do so in time for Christmas. The team has targeted a mid-December start date to begin the seat selection process. Preceding this process will […]

Local Leagues

Casa Soccer League weekend roundup

Saturday’s matches in the Casa Soccer League‘s Primera division set up a nail-biting final week to the season, with almost every game having playoff or relegation implications.  Week 8 saw first place West Philly FC and 2nd place Deportivo Arsenal fail to pick up maximum points. West Philly narrowly fell […]

High School Soccer / Local

Father Judge PIAA Class AAA Boys Soccer State Co-Champs

After 120 minutes of play at Hersheypark Stadium against the Central Dauphin Rams on Saturday night, the Father Judge Crusaders made local sports history when they became the first high school soccer team from Philadelphia to win a Pennsylvania Interscholatic Athletic Association (PIAA) state championship. But this tremendous achievement was […]

Casa Soccer League / Local Leagues

Local league weekend preview

The biggest question facing local soccer leagues may not be who wins their fall seasons. Rather, it’s this: Will it ever stop raining? In the Casa Soccer League, Philly’s largest, more than half the fall season’s games have been rained out as an El Nino cycle has dropped buckets of […]

Wonderland

Wonderland

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJz38WZ7_C0&feature=related]via youtube.com Wonderland is your weekly video of something so unexpected that video is needed to confirm it’s existence. Today we have a full volley from the head coach of Japanese side Nagoya Grampus Eight. Dragan Stojkovic is a finisher, don’t let the other dragans tell you otherwise. (thx to […]