Articles written by: Adam Cann

Adam played soccer for Haverford College and now writes about Philadelphia Union with the kind of tactical analysis rarely seen in the US. He believes soccer bars that don't open for the early game are not soccer bars. Follow him on Twitter @PSPadam. Email him at acann@phillysoccerpage.com.

MLS / Union

In our Seitz

NCAA champion. MLS Champion. Philadelphia Union keeper. 22 year-old Chris Seitz, formerly a member of the upstart MLS champions Real Salt Lake, is now on the roster of your hometown team. Seitz was mainly used as a back up behind Nick Rimando, he of penalty kick fame – and MVP […]

Barcelona / La Liga

Messi Wins Ballon d'Or

via news.bbc.co.uk I’m telling you, the trophy is this big! Barcelona winger/striker/wunderkind/noted mullet Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or on Tuesday. Messi is the best of the Argentinian young guns who will be stumbling into South Africa under the cocaine-residue-fueled guidance of national hero/mess Diego Maradona. Behind Messi’s emergence as […]

England / English Premier League

EPL Round-Up

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20T71YEiRYI&hl=en_US&fs=1&] Blackburn 0 – 0 Stoke City Fulham 1 – 1 Bolton Another anonymous game for Clint Dempsey in the Fulham midfield. Landon Donovan may be the consensus top U.S. player, but when Dempsey is in form, he lifts this Fulham team from mediocrity. He can do the same for […]

Wigan players to fans: "Our bad."
English Premier League

Wigan players to fans: "Our bad."

via i.telegraph.co.uk Wigan Athletic center back Titus Bramble shows where the ball ended up every time Jermain Defoe beat him on Sunday A large contingent of Wigan faithful traveled to White Hart Lane to watch their beloved boys in blue (actually, they wore day-glo orange) deal a blow to Tottenham’s […]

English Premier League

EPL Round-up: Cinco Defoe

Welcome to the first EPL Round-up.  These will happen weekly or bi-weekly, depending on whether there are midweek games.  You won’t get all of the summaries here, but you will get a push in the right direction. Finals (home team first; top four in the table listed in green, 5th […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Philadelphia College Soccer: A Plea
College Soccer

Philadelphia College Soccer: A Plea

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania is approximately 20 miles outside of Philadelphia.  It is a small and unmemorable town. And yet this is where the best Philadelphia-area soccer team plays.  Swarthmore College is ranked 18th in the latest D-III poll and advanced to the second round of the Division III NCAA tournament after […]

This Day in Soccer History
History

This Day in Soccer History

November 15th, 1964*  Johan Cruyff debuts for Ajax The greatest European footballer of all time** scored on November 15th against GVAV.  Cruyff was seventeen years old and he was better at soccer than everyone you know combined and multiplied by the national deficit.  If you know anybody from Europe who […]

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