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Q & A with Jeremiah White
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Q & A with Jeremiah White

At first, Jeremiah White looked like the one who got away. Many thought the speedy, 27-year-old winger with Philly ties would sign with Philadelphia Union after he left AGF Aarhus in the Danish league in December. It didn’t happen. Instead, he now plays for Al-Ettifaq in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. But White […]

English Premier League / France / La Liga

Woe To Managers Who Forget: Soccer Is A Team Game

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rW-lK9F6TU] Diego Maradona’s famous run against England in 1986 is probably the most famous play in soccer history (closely followed by the Hand of God). It’s a memorable play for many reasons, not the least of which is how it showcases one player’s ability to single-handedly change a game. Maradona’s […]

Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

No word yet on how the Union fared in their “closed training match” on Saturday, just a look ahead to this weekend’s match with UNC (Chapel Hill). Sunil Galati will serve another four years as U.S. Soccer Federation president, thanks to a Sunday vote. The David Beckham Academy has closed […]

English Premier League

Altidore scores first Premier League goal in upset win

Jozy Altidore scored his first English Premier League goal today to help Hull to a 2-1 upset  win over Manchester City. Altidore won multiple free kicks and looked dangerous throughout the match before pulling up lame with what looked to be a quad injury and leaving for a substitution in […]

Wonderland

Wonderland

Historically (and admittedly, it’s a short history), Wonderland has brought you spectacular footy highlights, moments meant to jolt your love of the game back into top gear before the weekend matches. Today’s Wonderland takes place pre-match. Before every game, the supporters of Liverpool Football Club sing a rendition of the […]

Soccer affairs
England / World Cup - International

Soccer affairs

After a week of rampant speculation in the British press, Fabio Capello announced today that John Terry is out as captain of England. It all started over the past weekend when, after a super-injunction brought about by his lawyers was overturned by a  British high Court, the news broke that […]

Daily news roundups

Independence pass on Marta, other morning news

The Philadelphia Independence passed on the world’s best female player in the WPS dispersal draft. Instead, Marta goes to the San Francisco Bay area, while the Independence took goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc, who led the league in clean sheets last year. Marta may make a lot of money, but something tells […]

Union

Union schedule: no weekend home games in prime time?

Two home games in three months. Not one weekend home game in prime time. Gah. Philadelphia Union will start the season in a way that probably should earn the team the nickname of Wanderers or Rovers, instead of the Snakes that I’d been thinking of them as. They’ll go to […]

Great Philly soccer teams: Philadelphia Atoms, part II
History / NASL / Philadelphia Soccer History

Great Philly soccer teams: Philadelphia Atoms, part II

This concludes the two-part “Great Philly soccer teams: Philadelphia Atoms.” You can read Part I here. Before Atoms coach Al Miller took the young team to England to train and to scout for some British players to fill out the roster, back in Philadelphia, Atoms general manager Bob Ehlinger’s marketing […]

Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

The Union’s Michael Orozco is “adjusting to the team.” Steve Ralston, the MLS all-time games played leader, turns down contract with New England Revolution and joins the USSF Division 2 expansion side AC St. Louis as player/coach. St. Louis is his hometown. US midfielder Ricardo Clark’s Eintracht Frankfurt’s debut could […]