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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 […]

Independence / WPS

Independence get a stadium

The Philadelphia Independence will play its home games at West Chester University, the new women’s professional team announced today. John A. Farrell Stadium is 15 miles north of Wilmington, Del. and seats about 7,500. It has artificial FieldTurf as a playing surface.  Posted via web from The Philly Soccer Page

Fan Culture / France / World Cup - International

Adidas World Cup Uniforms are Tight

via examiner.com Honey, does this shirt make me look invisible? Sorry for bringing up France/Ireland again, but here is the official Adidas press release about those skintight jerseys France wore when Henry basketball dribbled around the Irish and threw William Gallas an alley-oop dunk. The TECHFIT will be the official […]

Local / US Open Cup

Eastern PA Open Cup Final on Sunday

Two local amateur heavyweights play this Sunday in Feasterville for the right to advance to regional qualifiers in the U.S. Open Cup. Phoenix SC will host United German Hungarians at 2 p.m. in the Eastern PA Open Cup Final, with the winner claiming bragging rights as not only the region’s […]

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

Fan Culture / MLS / Union

Anybody buying; anybody selling…Anybody ready to pick their seats?

Union season ticket holders have been waiting for some time to be able to choose their specific seats for the upcoming season. They may get to do so in time for Christmas. The team has targeted a mid-December start date to begin the seat selection process. Preceding this process will […]

Independence / WPS

Philadelphia Independence name assistant GM, announce open tryouts

The Philadelphia Independence named former Washington Freedom executive Louise Waxler as their assistant general manager today.  Waxler most recently served as the Freedom’s director of operations, and she managed team, venue and game day operations for the team.   Additionally, the Freedom will hold open tryouts for prospective players Dec. 8-9.  The […]

Local Leagues

Casa Soccer League weekend roundup

Saturday’s matches in the Casa Soccer League‘s Primera division set up a nail-biting final week to the season, with almost every game having playoff or relegation implications.  Week 8 saw first place West Philly FC and 2nd place Deportivo Arsenal fail to pick up maximum points. West Philly narrowly fell […]