Featured / Local / US

They gotta come from somewhere

The local press thinks local soccer doesn’t “mean much,” barely covering regional, state and national championship appearances by area clubs. We look at four players born within a year of one another who played together or against one another in local high schools and clubs that are now successful professionals. Because those professionals, they gotta come from somewhere.

Independence / Indy match reports

Washington tops Independence 2-0

The Independence flood of goal runs dry against last place Washington Freedom with a 2-0 loss on Wednesday night.

Featured / History / Local / Philadelphia Soccer History / US Amateur Cup

Great Philly teams: United German Hungarians

Our series on great Philadelphia soccer teams continues with a look at the history of United German Hungarians. Among the clubs many achievements is winning the National Amateur Cup in 1965 and 1999 and appearing in the US Open Cup final in 1977 and 1993. The club is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year by hosting the USASA National Amateur Cup Finals.

Independence / Indy match reports

Rodriguez nets two more in win over Chicago

Amy Rodriguez continues her fine run of form with two goals and an assist in the Independence’s 3-0 victory over Chicago Red Stars.

KYW Philly Soccer Show / Local / Podcasts

KYW podcast: USASA cup in Philly, Union review

USASA Hall of Famer Werner Fricker, Jr. sits in on this week’s podcast to talk about this weekend’s USASA Amateur Cup finals being held in the Philly area to commemorate the 100th anniversary of United German Hungarians, a two-time U.S. Open Cup finalist and longtime amateur soccer power. Hosts Greg Orlandini and Dan Walsh then examine the Justin Mapp trade and Philadelphia Union’s midseason outlook.

Culture / Fan Culture / Featured

Seeing red over not seeing yellow and green

Brion Shreffler examines the issue of dubious censorship undertaken by staff members at The Linc for last Wednesday’s Union v Man United match. At issue is the refusal to admit anyone displaying signs of protest against United’s current ownership.

Featured / Independence / Indy match reports

Independence wallop Sky Blue

The Independence sent Sky Blue FC on their way home blank and blue after a decisive 4-1 victory at John A Farrell Stadium in West Chester. Amy Rodriguez scored twice and Caroline Seger had three assists.

Featured / Local

FC Delco falls to Crew Juniors

The FC Delco Hammerheads lost the US Youth Soccer Under 19 National Championship final Saturday night in a hard fought contest with Ohio Crew Juniors. The Crew Juniors became the first MLS youth academy team to win the James P. McGuire Cup.

Culture / Fan Culture / Union

The devil and the Union-Man U divide

Brion sounds off on the devil, the Union, Manchester United, and the difference between them and their young stars, with a good dose of beer thrown in.

Harrisburg City Islanders / Local / US Open Cup / USL

Isles out of Open Cup, Ready for Battery, Union

The City Islanders look forward to a league match against Charleston Battery and a friendly with the Union after being knocked out of the US Open Cup.