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History / World Soccer History

The word of soccer

We here at The Philly Soccer Page thought a lot about whether our name should include the word “soccer” or some variation of “football.” Given our Philadelphia roots one of those variations could have been “phootball.” Happily, this was not to be. In the end we went with soccer simply […]

USMNT / World Cup

US National Team: US v. Denmark Analysis

The United States did not play a good game today in Denmark. While the US had a one goal lead at halftime, they never dominated the game. Rather, Denmark seemed to have the better of the play for most of the match. After scoring 3 goals early in the second […]

Today's World Cup Qualifiers
World Cup - International

Today's World Cup Qualifiers

f Today is the last day of World Cup 2010 Qualifying.  Four countries can earn the right to a minimum of three days of rioting next July by holding onto slender leads earned in the first leg of their matchups last Saturday.  Ukraine and Greece played to a goalless draw […]

College Soccer

Begin at the End and Start Again

Preseason camp. Two miles in ten minutes. Senior season. This is the year to make the NCAAs. These, I’m guessing, were some of the thoughts swirling around in the back of my cousin, Chris Campell’s mind, as he and a couple of friends headed to the fields at Chestnut Hill […]

USMNT / World Cup

Men’s U-17 Nigeria Oct-Nov 2009

The US Men’s U-17 National team had a fair performance in the Nigerian World Cup making it past the first round with matches against Spain (their only loss), United Emirates (W:1-0), and Malawi (W:1-0).  PA native, Alex Shinsky saw the back of the net in their second match against Malawi […]

Daily news roundups / Local Leagues

Sons of Ben host food drive this Saturday

The Sons of Ben are taking food donations at this Saturday’s soccer matches at Pennypack Park in northeast Philadelphia, with plans to give the food to a charity in Chester.  Last year, the SoBs and Philadelphia Union gave $2,501 and 600 pounds of food to the Bernadine Center, a nonprofit […]

A bad day at the office
English Premier League

A bad day at the office

So you’ve had a trying couple of months investigating the hooligan violence at the West Ham v Milwall Carling Cup match back in August. You’ve spent endless mind numbing hours looking at CCTV footage and the chief constable is really starting to breathe down your neck. What’s this, there’s some […]

Wonderland

Quirky Keepers and Sarcastic Celebrations

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zAVc6Hgs7A&hl=en&fs=1] Philadelphia might not be competitive in this year’s College Cup. But the Stony Brook University Seawolves are in the tournament thanks to red shirt freshman Anthony Rogic. Here he is in the America East Conference semifinal game against the University of Hartford. That’s Hartford keeper Nenad Cudic doing the […]

MLS

The best of MLS

Major League Soccer named its 2009 best XI today, and the list was full of familiar faces: Landon Donovan, Dwayne De Rosario, Shalrie Joseph, along with Donovan’s fellow U.S. national teamers: Conor Casey, Stuart Holden, Chad Marshall and Jeff Cunningham. Some big names were left off the list though, including Cuauhtémoc […]

World Cup - International

Eagles-Giants have nothing on Egypt-Algeria

Philly fans may get a bit nuts, but they have nothing on the Egyptians and Algerians, whose match tomorrow could be the wildest of the week.  Egypt’s finest one-upped Eagles fans’ snowball assault on Santa Claus by stoning the Algerian team’s bus Thursday and bloodying three Algerian players.  If that […]