Articles written by: Mike Servedio

Mike contributes to game day coverage of the Union and also covers the US Women's National Team. He misses the Philadelphia Independence. Follow him on Twitter at @MikeServedio.

City sacks Mark Hughes
England / English Premier League

City sacks Mark Hughes

Manchester City have fired Mark Hughes and hired Roberto Mancini to a 3.5 year contract.  City spent $161 million in the summer in an effort to crack the top 4 and grab a Champions League place.    But they currently sit in 6th, six points behind 4th place Aston Villa. […]

Come on you Royals!
Coca-Cola Championship / Reading

Come on you Royals!

Rants and raves (but mostly rants) about following a 2nd division team. &*#@! Why can’t we win at home?  In 12 home games at the Madjeski this season, Reading have one win.  Leading 1-0 through Grzegorz Rasaik’s 16th minute header, the Royals surrendered their lead in the 80th minute to […]

Wonderland

Wonderland

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvYOA4BXIqk&feature=player_embedded] Here’s Rocky Baptiste missing from about 1 yard away on an empty net.  Luckily his (non league) Harrow Borough side was up 5-3 when he decided that he really didn’t need to pad his individual stats on that day.  I think my favorite part is his teammate who is […]

Robbers use football to cover-up heist
Fan Culture

Robbers use football to cover-up heist

Brazilian police suspect robbers waited until Sunday, the last day of the Brazilian football season, to pull off a daring robbery of a cash delivery firm. It is thought that the robbers rented a nearby house (posing as residents, even putting up a Christmas tree) and tunneled 490 feet to […]

Come on you Royals!
Coca-Cola Championship / Reading

Come on you Royals!

Rants and raves (but mostly rants) about following a 2nd division team. I am often greeted with the reaction of “Really?  Why?” when I tell people I am a Reading fan.  And it’s not the easiest explanation really.  Reading are toiling around in the relegation zone of the Championship this […]

Wonderland

Wonderland

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-II7uxojTMs] via youtube.com In honor of the holiday weekend… Sad part is, these guys managed a draw with Portsmouth. Posted via web from The Philly Soccer Page

England / English Premier League

Portsmouth sack Paul Hart

Premier League bottom feeders Portsmouth have sacked manager Paul Hart.  After missing out on 3 deserved points at Stoke on the weekend, Hart will not be in charge for this weeks visit from champions Manchester United.  Former Chelsea coach, and current director of football at Portsmouth Avram Grant, is the […]

Come on you Royals!
Coca-Cola Championship / England / Reading

Come on you Royals!

Rants and raves (but mostly rants) about following a 2nd division team. Brendan Rodgers thanks the Reading faithful. Reading coach Brendan Rodgers called it “like winning the world cup” after Readingdefeated Blackpool 2-1 at the Madjeski on Saturday. Sure, Blackpool is off to a great start (4th in the league […]

Wonderland

Quirky Keepers and Sarcastic Celebrations

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zAVc6Hgs7A&hl=en&fs=1] Philadelphia might not be competitive in this year’s College Cup. But the Stony Brook University Seawolves are in the tournament thanks to red shirt freshman Anthony Rogic. Here he is in the America East Conference semifinal game against the University of Hartford. That’s Hartford keeper Nenad Cudic doing the […]

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