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Four laugh out loud soccer books
Culture / Soccer Books

Four laugh out loud soccer books

I love reading about soccer. There are team histories, histories of the game (my personal favorite), statistical almanacs, encyclopedias, coaching guides, photo books and a gazillion, mostly ghostwritten, memoirs, not to mention scores of magazines and countless websites and blogs. While the majority of these reads probably originate in Britain […]

Wonderland

Wonderland

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1y0-hiR9yo] It’s cars. Playing soccer. Shout out to Ben for passing this along.

Independence / WPS

Philadelphia Independence schedule released

Women’s Professional Soccer released its schedule Thursday, and the expansion Philadelphia Independence have no conflicts with Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer. Notable matches: July 4 at home against Boston, and they’ll play through the World Cup that MLS is taking off for. Three of their first four matches are […]

Local Leagues

Want to be a ref? EPSA ref classes starting

Ever consider being a ref? The Eastern Pennsylvania Soccer Association is offering classes for new referees. Costs range from $60 to $100. Courses are available right now and throughout the spring. For info on how to sign up, check out this link.

Wonderland

Wonderland

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ace7YvNIngw&feature=player_embedded] You heard about it on PhillySoccerPage first (or pretty close to first, right?), and now we have video of Eddie Johnson’s first goal for Greek club Aris. The service from Freddy Adu is, well, breathtaking. It just goes to show you that if he was always allowed to take […]

Wonderland

Wonderland

Historically (and admittedly, it’s a short history), Wonderland has brought you spectacular footy highlights, moments meant to jolt your love of the game back into top gear before the weekend matches. Today’s Wonderland takes place pre-match. Before every game, the supporters of Liverpool Football Club sing a rendition of the […]

Local / Ocean City Nor'easters / USL

Name That Team – Ocean City ______

The Ocean City PDL team, formerly known as the Barons, has severed ties with the Barons Youth Academy and is looking for a new name. They have turned to the fans to help them out, and give the team a new identity. I’m not a big fan of these myself, […]

Local players taken in MLS draft
College Soccer / MLS

Local players taken in MLS draft

Lost in all the Philadelphia Union hype was that several local players got drafted by MLS clubs on Thursday. Allentown’s Jason Yeisley, Lehigh University’s Adam Welch, FC Delco product Kevin Tangney and Villanova University’s Mike Seamon all made the cut at the draft. Yeisley and Welch are former players for […]

Philadelphia Independence draft six
Independence / WPS

Philadelphia Independence draft six

The Philadelphia Independence drafted six players in today’s Women’s Professional Soccer draft, including local product Dani Collins. LSU midfielder Malorie Rutledge led the way as the expansion Independence’s first pick, which came in the second round at No. 13 overall. The Independence had traded away their first rounder to acquire […]

Union / Wonderland

New Wonderland

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8JRmW1ov_c] Oregon State has a pretty good State of the Program video… because Danny Mwanga is a pretty good player. The first minute features two Mwanga highlights; check out his speed in the first one and the technique on display in the second. So the Philadelphia Union will build their […]