Archive for December, 2010

Daily news roundups / Featured

Happy New Year

Our last news roundup of 2010 starts with our best new year wishes to you. Have a safe and happy one – we’ll see you on Broad Street.

Featured / Local

2010: The best and worst of Philly soccer

PSP takes a look at the best and worst of Philly soccer, from PPL Park and Holmfridur to Joe Biden and the World Cup (or lack thereof).

Daily news roundups / Featured

“Worst ongoing saga of the year,” more news

The Union’s handling of Chris Seitz is called the “worst ongoing saga” of the year. Okugo is called up to USMNT U-20 training camp. Two players with local ties are named to 2011 Generation adidas class and lists, lots of lists.

Fan Culture / Featured

2010: a year of Philly soccer for the ages

2010 was one for the ages when it comes to soccer in the Philadelphia area. We take a look back at what made 2010 such a special year.

Daily news roundups

Rooney (the other one) to MLS, more news

The other Rooney signs a deal with MLS; Dwayne De Rosario is a naughty boy; Hercules Gomez pulls a prank; Jack Warner is still a crook and CONCACAF president; the insidious influence of Stanky Legg and more morning news.

Daily news roundups

It snows, Le Toux wins assist of the year

More recognition of Le Toux’s awesomeness, Rapinoe to the Independence, some MLS news and more. I’ve got some serious shoveling to do.

England / Featured / History / World Soccer History

Soccer and the Christmas Truce of 1914

The power of soccer is such that it has helped to start wars. It has also given vent to the emotions of wars long over. And it has stopped wars, if only for a day.

Featured / History / Philadelphia Soccer History

Christmas soccer in 1890s Philadelphia

A look at Christmas soccer in Philadelphia in the 1890s, the beginning of organized league play in the city.

Daily news roundups / Featured

Union bound? More news

Rumors emerge linking Colombian central defender Carlos Valdez to a one year loan to the Union; Penn State and Reading United star striker Corey Hertzog signs a Generation Adidas contract and the Union should have first dibs; The Independence have a new home and more Thursday morning news.

Featured / Union

Union sign Pfeffer

The Union announced on Wednesday the signing of Zach Pfeffer as their first Homegrown Player. The 15-year-old is the fourth youngest player to sign a MLS contract.