Archive for December, 2012

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Annual Awards / Local

PSP’s Best of 2012 Awards

Here is the Best of 2012, as voted by the PSP crew.

Featured / Philadelphia Soccer History

Len Oliver: High school and college soccer, products of the clubs

National Soccer Hall of Famer Len Oliver describes the importance of club soccer on Philadelphia’s high school and college soccer scene in the 1940s and 1950s.

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Daily news roundups

Again with the Valdes rumors, Blatter blathers, more news

Reports out of Colombia say Carlos Valdes will begin preseason training with Santa Fe on Jan. 3. Blatter says MLS “still struggling.” Best goals of the year videos. More news.

Featured / Local / Philadelphia Soccer History

Benny McLaughlin, 1928-2012

Kensignton-born National Soccer Hall of Famer Benny McLaughlin passed away on Dec. 27 at the age of 84.

Featured / Local / Philadelphia Soccer History

New Year’s Day soccer in Philadelphia, 1913

Weather had wreaked havoc on the city’s Christmas soccer schedule in 1912. Would it still be a factor in the lead up to the New Year’s Day games?

Daily news roundups / Featured

Casey praise, Soccer America rates Union moves highly, Unioners on SBI U-23 TOY

Hackworth has more praise for Conor Casey. Soccer America rates Le Toux return and Parke signing in top five of offseason moves so far. Lots of Union players on SBI U-23 Team of the Year. More news.


Footy on the Telly: Dec. 28-Jan. 3

The week’s upcoming live soccer action on TV and online including New Year’s Day Premiership matches.

Daily news roundups

Pfeffer on his loan, USA v Honduras kickoff time confirmed, more morning news

Pfeffer talks about his loan to Hoffenheim. Kickoff for first Hex qualifier on Feb. 6 confirmed. Former USWNT coach suggests altered sub rule for NWSL. More news.

Featured / Philadelphia Soccer History

Q&A with Len Oliver: Philly amateur soccer in the 1950s

The Kensington-born National Soccer Hall of Famer talks about playing in the amateur ranks, seeing Brazil and the 4-2-4 in the 1958 World Cup, playing in international friendlies in Philadelphia, and more.

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Daily news roundups

Union connected end of the year lists, more barrel scrapings

Nowak blowing up the Union for Controversy of the Year. Three Union academy players named NSCAA Youth All-Americans. More news.