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Los Angeles Galaxy / MLS / Real Salt Lake

Rimando wins title for RSL

Nick Rimando did it again. The Real Salt Lake goalkeeper stopped two penalty kicks and benefited from a stunning Landon Donovan PK miss to claim the Major League Soccer title for his squad. I said Monday it might play out like this on PKs, and sure enough, it did. How much […]

English Premier League

EPL Round-up: Cinco Defoe

Welcome to the first EPL Round-up.  These will happen weekly or bi-weekly, depending on whether there are midweek games.  You won’t get all of the summaries here, but you will get a push in the right direction. Finals (home team first; top four in the table listed in green, 5th […]

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 […]

Union closes registration for tryouts
MLS / Union

Union closes registration for tryouts

Sports Union closes registration for tryouts due to demand   via delcotimes.com If you planned to try out and hadn’t signed up yet, you missed your chance. With people coming from hundreds of miles away to try out for Philadelphia Union, the space just filled up. We’ve heard some inklings […]

UEFA / World Cup - International

France v Ireland Handball Debacle Demands Instant Replay

FIFA’a failure to apply its discretion in a manner befitting the integrity of the game- they were quick to deny a replay between Ireland and France- calls for prudent measures that could not only prevent future blunders, but also any accompanying conspiracy theories (with the French going through, Platini and […]

UEFA / World Cup - International

ABC Sport – Henry says replay the 'fairest solution'

via abc.net.au Even Thierry Henry says the Ireland-France game should be replayed. So what’s the problem, FIFA? Posted via web from The Philly Soccer Page

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 […]

UEFA / UEFA Champions League

Match fixing scandal rocks Europe

Law enforcement officials in Germany announced today that 50 raids in Germany, Switzerland and England have resulted in the arrests of 17 people in connection with an alledged match-fixing ring. Those arrested are described as “leaders of the gang.” A further 200 people are suspected of being involved in the […]

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 […]

MLS / Union

MLS announces 2009 expansion draft rules

Major League Soccer finally released rules for next Wednesday’s expansion draft, and it looks like Philadelphia Union will have basically the same rules to work with as the Seattle Sounders had. The lone change in the rules appears to be a provision allowing for “Home Grown” players to be exempt […]