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FIFA / World Cup - International

Henry escapes FIFA sanctions

Thierry Henry will not be punished for the handball that FIFA President Sepp Blatter called “blatant unfair play.” The FIFA disciplinary committee acknowledged today that it could not retroactively punish a player for an infringement that is not covered in FIFA rules. While a handball to deny a goal is […]

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Dempsey injured, and other news of the day

U.S. international Clint Dempsey injured his knee Sunday and now awaits scans to determine whether he has torn ligaments. The U.S. could now be without three of their top four field players at the World Cup, with top striker Charlie Davies already ruled out and top defender Oguchi Onyewu recovering from […]

Dempsey injured in Fulham loss
World Cup - International

Dempsey injured in Fulham loss

American international Clint Dempsey limped off  in the 63rd minute of Blackburn’s 2-0 win over Fulham on Sunday, ESPN reports. Fulham manager Roy Hodgson said Dempsey would have a scan on Monday to determine the extent of the injury, but claimed “it might be a posterior cruciate knee ligament which […]

Union

Union fans wanted for team rock song

Update on “Join or Die”, Jay D Clark’s song about Philadelphia Union: Clark is looking for some Union fans to add some singing and chanting to a final version of the track. If you’re interested, email management@jaydclark.com. You’ll get credit on the song and might appear in the video. Clark expects […]

MLS / Union

Samuel Dalembert, The Union's Biggest Fan

ESPN.com covered the 2009 MLS Superdraft from the floor and has uploaded some interviews to their site. 76ers 6’11” center Samuel Dalembert was in attendance at the draft, complete with a Union scarf. Dalembert was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and has been doing work to raise awareness after the earthquake, but […]

Orozco linked to Union
MLS / South America / Union

Orozco linked to Union

American defender Michael Orozco has been linked to Philadelphia Union after breaking his contract with San Luis of Mexico’s Primera division. Orozco, 23, had been starting for the team but was released from his contract so he could join Philadelphia, according to a report today by Univision. He can play […]

Union

Local singer rocks new Union song

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7_zlaTyhYg] Philadelphia Union now have an unofficial team song. No, not a supporters group chant. A rock song, by legit musicians. And it’s pretty good. Local musician Jay D Clark laid down the track, “Join or Die”, with Chuck Treece, a well-known session artist who has performed with Pearl Jam, […]

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You can now follow the Philly Soccer Page on Twitter. Simply click on the Twitter icon over on the right sidebar, and it will take you to our Twitter feed. Each time we post to the blog, a post automatically goes to Twitter with a headline and link to the […]

Philadelphia Independence draft six
Independence / WPS

Philadelphia Independence draft six

The Philadelphia Independence drafted six players in today’s Women’s Professional Soccer draft, including local product Dani Collins. LSU midfielder Malorie Rutledge led the way as the expansion Independence’s first pick, which came in the second round at No. 13 overall. The Independence had traded away their first rounder to acquire […]

Liverpool is Royally screwed
English Premier League / FA Cup / Liverpool FC

Liverpool is Royally screwed

It’s been a dreary week or two for the Liverpool faithful. Last Sunday’s game against Tottenham was postponed . . . on Thursday. Apparently, three days wasn’t enough time to get the snow out of the stands. More likely Liverpool, ravaged in body and soul, was eager to have a […]