Archive for May, 2012

Featured / Inside Reading / Reading United AC

Inside Reading: The US Open Cup road trip

It’s a tale of good soccer, long bus rides, kung fu aliens, Snickers, Gatorade, and a gun-toting guy and his waffle-eating dog. Reading United’s Kyle McCarthy takes us behind the scenes in his club’s trip to Charleston, South Carolina for what could be the toughest match they play all season.

Featured / USMNT

Analysis: USA 1-4 Brazil

There was a lot more to the US-Brazil match than just the scoreline (such as Dempsey and Donovan pairing for the first time under Juergman Klinsmann and a whole lot of saves by Brazil’s goalkeeper). PSP breaks down the keys to Wednesday night’s game.

Daily news roundups / Featured

Brazil waxes US, more news

Brazil shows they are no Scotland. Klinsmann wants nastier USA team. Another Open Cup upset. Video of Harrisburg’s comeback against New England. More news.

Featured / USMNT / World

Report: USA 1-4 Brazil

Neymar, Marcelo and Pato, oh my! Brazil brought their bag of tricks – and a stunning young goalie – to Washington, DC in a 4-1 victory over the United States, spoiling Clint Dempsey’s return.

Featured / Photo essays

Union vs. Rhinos in pictures

PSP photographer Nicolae Stoian’s look at the Union’s first US Open Cup win.

Featured / US Open Cup

Union USOC postgame presser & interviews

Video of John Hackworth’s press conference and locker room interviews with Chris Konopka, Sheanon Williams, Gabriel Farfan, Amobi Okugo and Michael Lahoud.

Featured / Philadelphia Soccer History

Philly’s first international

A look at the connection between cricket and the first international friendly played in Philadelphia.

Featured / Player of the Week

Player of the Week: Andrew Wenger

Andrew Wenger might make a habit of this: He’s PSP’s Philadelphia Player of the Week after scoring in his first start for Montreal.

Daily news roundups / Featured

Union 1st USOC win, H-burg tops NE, more news

The Union handily defeat Rochester Rhinos to record their first ever US Open Cup victory. Harrisburg City Islanders defeat New England Revolution on penalty kicks after dramatic six goal extra time. Six other MLS clubs defeated by lower division teams. Roger Torres says he will be ready to play in upcoming friendlies. Can USA hang with Brazil? More news.

Featured / Union / Union match reports

Match Report: Union 3-0 Rochester

Not even a thunderstorm could derail the Union’s attacking intent, as they moved on in the US Open Cup with a 3-0 over Rochester Rhinos.