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Phoenix SC wins EPSA Cup
Local Leagues / US Open Cup

Phoenix SC wins EPSA Cup

  Phoenix SC scored in overtime Sunday to defeat United German Hungarians 2-1 and claim the EPSA Open Cup.  Kamara Freebolle and Jack Pocorobba both netted for Phoenix, which now lays claim to the title of best amateur soccer team in eastern Pennsylvania. Tim O’Neill scored UGH’s lone goal.  The two teams […]

The new layout: Got pickups?
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The new layout: Got pickups?

So the Philly Soccer Page looks a bit different. Yes, we’ve moved the site from Posterous over to WordPress. It allows for some more features, such as individual pages (notice the tabs across the top?), polls, more links, more elaborate and accessible categorization, etc. Hopefully this doesn’t suck. One of […]

College Soccer / MLS

Local players at MLS combine

Major League Soccer announced on Thursday its list of 62 college seniors who will be invited to the 2010 adidas MLS Player Combine, and several local players are among them. They include Penn State striker Jason Yeisley, who’s from Allentown, Lehigh University defender Adam Welch, and J.T. Noone, a a […]

Local Leagues / US Open Cup

Eastern PA Open Cup final on for this Sunday

The Eastern Pennsylvania Open Cup final between Phoenix SC and United German Hungarians has been rescheduled for this Sunday in Plymouth Meeting. The winner moves on to advance to qualifiers in the U.S. Open Cup, the nation’s most prestigious knockout tournament, which was won this year by Major League Soccer’s […]

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 […]

Casa Soccer League / Local Leagues

Casa Soccer League roundup — week 9

Real Optimus shut out Philadelphia Athletic 3-0 on Saturday to win the regular season title in the Casa Soccer League’s second division. Leland Raum scored two goals, and Nick Jennings added another to earn Real Optimus promotion to Casa’s Primera division next spring. Real Optimus came into the match sitting […]

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 […]

Casa Soccer League / Local Leagues

Casa Soccer League — week 9

The Casa Soccer League plays its last round of regular season games this week (weather permitting), with playoff and promotion spots on the line. In the league’s top division, five teams are vying for the final two playoff spots, with West Philly FC and Deportivo Arsenal already having clinched postseason […]

College Soccer

Rutgers loses a soccer giant

There wasn’t a lot of fanfare when Bob Reasso resigned as Rutgers University men’s soccer coach Monday. There should have been.  Reasso took an ordinary soccer program and turned it into a giant of college soccer. Rutgers made three final fours and a national championship game. When the U.S. finally stepped […]

History / Local Leagues / Philadelphia Soccer History

Clement Beecroft: the father of league soccer in Philadelphia

The origin of soccer in Philadelphia rests squarely on the shoulders of the city’s 19th Century British immigrant population. British immigrants came to work in Philadelphia’s bustling steel and shipbuilding industries but large numbers came to work in the city’s textile trades. The soccer/textile connection can be found both in […]

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