Archive for July, 2010

Featured / Union / Union match reports

Philadelphia Union 1-1 New England Revolution

Bad refereeing and a strange bounce helped cost Philadelphia Union a win Saturday in what was nevertheless an evenly matched and entertaining game. PSP has post-game analysis, video highlights and player ratings.

Match previews / MLS / Union

Union v. Revolution: Preview

The two most patriotically nicknamed teams in MLS have similar records and have played a similar style of stingy defense over the last few weeks. It’s likely that Kevin Alston will get a heavy dose of the MwanGenius today, and that matchup will be one of the two that define this game.

MLS / Union

Union look on to New England

Philadelphia Union could jump into fourth place with a win this weekend against New England. Here’s a quick look ahead from new PSP contributor Chris Wetherson.

Featured / Union

Union sign JT Noone, waive Brian Perk

Midfielder JT Noone becomes the Union’s first local signing. Earlier it was announced that the club had waived goalkeeper Brian Perk.

MLS / Union

Are the Union better than the All-Stars?

After the MLS All-Stars drubbing by Man United on Wednesday, you can’t help but wonder: Are the Union better than the All-Stars?

Daily news roundups / Featured

Union grades and more morning news

Some end-of-week news to talk about while you’re waiting to order your Union Dog at Saturday’s Union match against New England Revolution. Including mid-season grades, an excellent profile of a Philly soccer player from the 1950s, trade rumors and signings, WPS restructuring and an American four minute hat-trick against a Chelsea XI.

MLS / Union

Le Toux, MLS All-Stars Stymied As Man U Rolls 5-2

Brion Shreffler looks at Le Toux’s involvement while recapping a one-sided affair between the MLS All-Stars and Manchester United.

Featured / History / Local / Philadelphia Soccer History / US Amateur Cup

Great Philly teams: United German Hungarians

Our series on great Philadelphia soccer teams continues with a look at the history of United German Hungarians. Among the clubs many achievements is winning the National Amateur Cup in 1965 and 1999 and appearing in the US Open Cup final in 1977 and 1993. The club is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year by hosting the USASA National Amateur Cup Finals.

Independence / Indy match reports

Rodriguez nets two more in win over Chicago

Amy Rodriguez continues her fine run of form with two goals and an assist in the Independence’s 3-0 victory over Chicago Red Stars.

Daily news roundups

Iran prez disses Octopus & more news of the morn

PSP photographer chosen to shoot 2010 Homeless World Cup in Rio, Garber loves the Glazers, Maradona ‘betrayed,” Paul the Octopus a symbol of decadence and decay, and more news to wash the awful taste of the All-Star game out of your mouth