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Book Review: Africa United
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Book Review: Africa United

Brion Shreffler reviews Steve Bloomfield’s expose on the entwining nature of politics and soccer in Africa, Africa United. It’s the thrill of the most stunning match reports and team history’s you’ve ever read mixed with a judicious dissection of local politics – an adventure that changes reader and author alike.

My South Africa story
Africa / Culture / Fan Culture / Featured / FIFA / USMNT / USWNT / World / World Cup / World Cup - International

My South Africa story

PSP’s Ryan Pine made the trip from Philly to South Africa for the World Cup. Now he’s back to share a story full of ostriches, electrocutions, great wine, mass hysteria, and dreaming the impossible dream.

The Human Perspective at the World Cup
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The Human Perspective at the World Cup

South African writer Ivan Vladislavic talks with PSP about the ground level impact of the World Cup on the country’s people and how building soccer stadiums may or may not impact the lives of South Africans, with a few parallels to Philadelphia Union’s new digs in Chester.

Nigerian national team suspended
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Nigerian national team suspended

The President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has suspended the national soccer team for two years as punishment for their dismal performance.

World Cup Preview: Mexico vs South Africa
Featured / Mexico / South Africa / World Cup - International

World Cup Preview: Mexico vs South Africa

The PSP takes a look at the opening match of the World Cup between host country South Africa and Mexico. Will the home field advantage lift the Bafana Bafana over El Tri? Probably not.

Exclusive free 2010 World Cup schedule posters
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Exclusive free 2010 World Cup schedule posters

Philly Soccer Page is proud to announce an exclusive download to our fans, the 2010 World Cup schedule posters.  Follow your favorite teams throughout the event all the way to the finals. Head over to our Media section to download all three.

This Is Terrible
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This Is Terrible

I wish I was writing about Egypt’s African Cup title, however it pales in importance to another African Cup story. On January 30, 2010 Togo was suspended by the Confederation of African Football for the 2012 and 2014 African Nations’ Cups. The official explanation cited Article 78 of the Cup […]

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Daily news roundup

The players and league extend their negotiating to Feb. 12, so the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement on Feb. 1 is no longer the drop-dead date.  The AP has a quick summary. U.S. forward Kenny Cooper moves to Plymouth Argyle on loan. The Los Angeles Sol of Women’s Professional […]

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Ghana-Nigeria: A look at yesterday's west African face-off

“But the Nigerians, also featuring several under-20s due to headaches of their own- chiefly a hamstrung Joseph Yobo and suspended Onyekachi Apam- proved one- dimensional in too many attacks on net, with Martins often left alone to contend with a blanket of twin defenders before running into the keeper.”

African Cup of Nations Update
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African Cup of Nations Update

PSP will have a lot of coverage of the Union’s draft today, but that doesn’t mean we can ignore the rest of the world. The Union may be our Lois Lane, but we always make sure the rest of the world is accounted for before we fly off at the […]

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