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US news and Sunday’s PPL Park opening match



The US at the World Cup

If Donovan’s goal didn’t make you cry tears of joy, maybe this will. Here is the audio of Andres Cantor’s call of Donovan’s gooooooooooaaaaaaaallllllllllll!!!!! I can barely see the keyboard to type but that is one of the coolest things I’ve ever heard.

Viewership for the first three US games is up 68% over the 2006 World Cup. 17.1 million watch the England match (which was on a Saturday), 7.5 million watched the Slovenia match (on a Friday) and 8.6 million watched the Algeria match (on a Wednesday). The Washington Post takes a look at ESPN’s coverage.

Twitter usage spiked so dramatically after the US win over Algeria that the entire system crashed for nearly an hour. Traffic on the Internet spiked to 11.2 million visitors per minute, second only to the first day of the 2010 World Cup as the highest traffic numbers ever registered.

The AP looks at Landon Donovan: “He is, finally, a man at peace.” They also look at how the US team is proving to be a big success back in the States.

Bob Bradley calls for players who fake injury to be banned “good number of games,” saying “I’d be ashamed if I was the one doing it.”

Yahoo! Sports looks at Bob Bradley and also looks at who benefits financially from the US advancing into the Round of 16.

The Washington Post talks to Taylor Triplett, the US fan hugging his friend and crying in that clip we have all seen from the Slovenia game. I feel you brother, I really do.

Here’s a nice piece about what the win over Algeria meant to one US soccer fan.

MLS Talk has some random thoughts on the Wednesday’s win.

USA Today looks at the results of US Soccer’s Project 2010.

The Daily News says MLS should cash in on the US team’s success at the World Cup.

Here’s the latest “soccer will never catch on”piece, this time from some moron at CNN with another from some imbecile at the Boston Herald.


Check out the PSP’s preview of Sunday’s home opener against Seattle at PPL park.

The latest Union Sound podcast is now available. In this episode, WYSP’s Gordon talks to Danny Califf.

Union midfielder Stefani Miglioranzi is quoted in a Wall Street Journal piece about the rivalry between Brazil and Portugal ahead of today’s World Cup match.

The Inquirer says PPL Park is ready to go, calling it “A damn fine place to watch a soccer game.”

The Daily News talks to Chester-area business owners about their expectations of how the new stadium can help to revitalize Chester.
The Seattle-area newspaper The News Tribune blog Sounders Insider talks to John Hackworth about the perception that the Union are “thugs.” Boring Sidney, boring.

Sounders forward Nate Jaqua is officially off of the disabled list and will be available to play on Sunday.

It’s from last week, but here’s a great story about Donna Sims, a woman trying to get the resources together to build a soccer field in West Philly.


Extra security will be on hand for the England v Germany match.

Ten questions with Cuauhtemoc Blanco.

Cannavaro “leaves Italy in a state of disgrace.”


  1. Adonna Sims says:

    Thank you very much for continuing to carry the story about our vision for a soccer field. One thing which I stress – we are not cutting any mature growth, only grass, growth and weeds which have been allowed to grow in over the last year and a half.

    Volunteers are lined up to support this project which will touch the lives of so many children and families. Our community at large will be blessed when this goal is accomplished and many kudos go to you and those like you who keep this dream alive.

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