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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 […]

UEFA / World Cup - International

FIFA Advises The World On How To Smile On While Your Mistress Congratulates Your New Wife

Woe unto the Irish but the conventional wisdom- wisdom honed through years of bonehead mistakes or missed calls that have melded us all together through the shared experience of gut wrenching pain- would say they had their chances, and yes, even officiating mistakes are something you expose yourself to if […]

UEFA / World Cup - International

Utilisez vos pieds!

via news.bbc.co.uk It isn’t a handball if you touch the blue circles. Blue circles are homebase. Posted via web from The Philly Soccer Page

UEFA / World Cup - International

When Irish eyes are crying

There isn’t much to be said about the France v Ireland World Cup Qualifier that hasn’t already been said: Henry cheated and the Ireland team was robbed. People can call for a replay of the game until they are blue in the face but this will not happen: Law 5 […]

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 […]