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You can now follow the Philly Soccer Page on Twitter. Simply click on the Twitter icon over on the right sidebar, and it will take you to our Twitter feed. Each time we post to the blog, a post automatically goes to Twitter with a headline and link to the […]

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 […]

Liverpool is Royally screwed
English Premier League / FA Cup / Liverpool FC

Liverpool is Royally screwed

It’s been a dreary week or two for the Liverpool faithful. Last Sunday’s game against Tottenham was postponed . . . on Thursday. Apparently, three days wasn’t enough time to get the snow out of the stands. More likely Liverpool, ravaged in body and soul, was eager to have a […]

MLS / USL

The MLS Superdraft, brought to you by the USL

Though many articles will be written about the Philadelphia Union, the 2009 MLS Superdraft, and the players fortunate enough to be selected in one of the draft’s 4 rounds, few people will include this stunning fact: Of the 64 players selected on Thursday, 48 of them have played in a […]

Toast of the City
English Premier League

Toast of the City

This past Wednesday, The Guardian reported Roberto Mancini espousing the performance benefits of a pre-match glass of red wine.  Indeed, the Renaissance of Italian managers has swept through the British isles as of late with colossal names such as Cappello, Zola, Trapattoni, and Ancelotti taking the helm of top sides […]

Union: Best MLS draft ever?
MLS / Union

Union: Best MLS draft ever?

Philadelphia Union’s expectations just got a whole lot higher. The Union stole the show at Thursday’s Major League Soccer amateur draft in Philadelphia, wheeling and dealing to acquire two extra first round picks to load up on youth before grabbing a couple of potential later round steals. That wide haul […]

African Cup of Nations Update
Africa

African Cup of Nations Update

PSP will have a lot of coverage of the Union’s draft today, but that doesn’t mean we can ignore the rest of the world. The Union may be our Lois Lane, but we always make sure the rest of the world is accounted for before we fly off at the […]

Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

All draft, all the time, as Philadelphia spent Thursday as the center of the American soccer world: Soccer America wraps up yesterday’s MLS amateur draft. For a full list of those drafted, click here. ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle breaks down each first round pick. For the local wraps, check out the […]

Union / Wonderland

New Wonderland

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 attack […]

Union draft Mwanga, Okugo, McInerney, Stahl
MLS / Union

Union draft Mwanga, Okugo, McInerney, Stahl

Philadelphia Union selected Oregon State forward Danny Mwanga today with the first pick in the MLS Superdraft in Philadelphia. The Union followed that by taking UCLA midfielder Amobi Okugo and U-17 international Jack McInerney with the sixth and seventh picks, acquired via trades in the last day. Then Philadelphia used […]