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In the book: some essential reading for the Philly soccer fan
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In the book: some essential reading for the Philly soccer fan

Today the Philly Soccer Page introduces a new feature, In the Book, a column reviewing books about soccer. To start things off, here are some essential books that every Philly soccer fan should have on their shelve. Rangers, Rovers & Spindles: Soccer, Immigration and Textiles in New England and New […]

Very Nice, Readers!
Fan Culture

Very Nice, Readers!

Soccer fans everywhere anxiously await the second half of the season. January arrives with a new transfer window: a month-long binge in the footy speak-easy, where clubs gamble on high-priced additions who are all described as The Missing Piece (did Afonso Alves really cost Middlesbrough over 10 million pounds?). It’s […]

Legal Handballs
English Premier League / Fan Culture

Legal Handballs

Last week, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger commented that throw-ins may be the wrong way to restart play from the sidelines. Wenger argues that the throw-in gives an unfair advantage to teams who feature long throwers, noting that soccer is a game played with the feet. The Arsenal manager somewhat obliquely […]

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My Team of the Decade

The end of the decade brings with it a lot of really annoying end-of-the-decade lists.  Everyone from the Guardian to Soccernet to the guy from your indoor team is compiling their world football team of the decade.  While these carefully selected lists include some of the greatest players ever to […]

Union link with minor league team
MLS / Reading United AC / Union / USL

Union link with minor league team

Philadelphia Union have brought on Reading United AC as a minor league affiliate, the team announced Monday. “Our technical staff will work closely with the coaches at YSC and Reading United AC to ensure everyone in the program has the best insights to the game we can provide,” Philadelphia Union manager […]

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Wonderland

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGg7iCTg_eQ] Maynor Figueroa is the starting left back for Wigan Athletic. All hail Maynor Figueroa.

Casa Soccer League — playoffs this Saturday
Local Leagues

Casa Soccer League — playoffs this Saturday

The Casa Soccer League’s playoffs are set, and this Saturday’s matches at Philadelphia Soccer Club will finally settle Casa’s longest, wettest season ever. In the Primera Division, the Allstars snuck into the playoffs with a 1-0 win over Penn United on Saturday, thanks to a first half goal by George Owura Brew. The two teams were […]

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 […]

Phoenix SC wins EPSA Cup
Local Leagues / US Open Cup

Phoenix SC wins EPSA Cup

  Phoenix SC scored in overtime Sunday to defeat United German Hungarians 2-1 and claim the EPSA Open Cup.  Kamara Freebolle and Jack Pocorobba both netted for Phoenix, which now lays claim to the title of best amateur soccer team in eastern Pennsylvania. Tim O’Neill scored UGH’s lone goal.  The two teams […]

The new layout: Got pickups?
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The new layout: Got pickups?

So the Philly Soccer Page looks a bit different. Yes, we’ve moved the site from Posterous over to WordPress. It allows for some more features, such as individual pages (notice the tabs across the top?), polls, more links, more elaborate and accessible categorization, etc. Hopefully this doesn’t suck. One of […]