Archive for May, 2012

Featured / US Open Cup

PSP talks to Rochester head coach Jesse Myers

Rochester Rhinos head coach spoke to PSP about playing four games in seven days, the changing relationship between MLS and the lower divisions of American soccer, and how a head coach has to be both tactically and psychologically astute.


The Philadelphia-Ankara connection

What do the Union have in common with a team in Turkey? PSP connects the dots, dissects Saturday’s game-winning goal, offers a suggestion for the U.S. Open Cup, and raves about NBC Sports and Landon Donovan in this Five Thoughts piece.

Featured / Philadelphians Abroad

Philadelphians Abroad: Locals trade goals in Col.

Philly area players traded goals in Colorado, while Morgan Langley (pictured) scored a game-winner off a J.T. Noone assist for Harrisburg. PSP rounds up local players’ performances in the pros this past week.

Daily news roundups / Featured

Real-Celtic at Linc, Toronto fallout, USOC, more

Real Madrid to play Celtic August 11 at the Linc. Nowak “extremely disappointed” with Union’s performance in Toronto. Union in US Open Cup play tonight at PPL Park. More news.

Junior Lone Star FC

Preview: Junior Lone Star at Jersey City Eagles

Philly’s Junior Lone Star return to NPSL action against Jersey City Eagles.

Featured / Photo essays

In pictures: USWNT 4-1 China

PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand for Sunday evening’s Women’s National Teams 4-1 win over China at PPL Park.

Featured / Player ratings / Union

Analysis & player ratings: Union 0-1 Toronto

Are the Union the worst team in MLS? PSP has analysis and player ratings of the Union’s 1-0 loss to Toronto.

Featured / USWNT

Match Report: USWNT 4 – 1 China

The US Women took down China 4-1 in front of a sold out crowd at PPL Park on Sunday night. We’ve got a full match report from the Olympic tune up.


Analysis: US 5-1 Scotland

New PSP contributor Jeremy Lane breaks down what he calls “one of the finest offensive displays in recent U.S. Men’s National Team history.”

Featured / MLS / Union / Union match reports

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 0-1 Toronto FC

Toronto is finally out of the gate in 2012. And the 1-0 scoreline flatters the Union, because it could have been much worse.