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Coca-Cola Championship / Reading

Come on you Royals!

Rants and raves (but mostly rants) about following a 2nd division team. I am often greeted with the reaction of “Really?  Why?” when I tell people I am a Reading fan.  And it’s not the easiest explanation really.  Reading are toiling around in the relegation zone of the Championship this […]

MLS / Union

Bernardo, White linked to Union

U.S. U-20 international Vincenzo Bernardo is the latest name linked to Philadelphia Union since the expansion draft.  Soccer 365 reports the free agent attacking midfielder could be headed to Major League Soccer in January, with Philadelphia and New York as speculative landing spots. Bernardo said in August that he wasn’t interested […]

Barcelona / La Liga

Messi Wins Ballon d'Or

via news.bbc.co.uk I’m telling you, the trophy is this big! Barcelona winger/striker/wunderkind/noted mullet Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or on Tuesday. Messi is the best of the Argentinian young guns who will be stumbling into South Africa under the cocaine-residue-fueled guidance of national hero/mess Diego Maradona. Behind Messi’s emergence as […]

MLS / Union / World Cup - International

FIFA Move Toward Using Extra Officials

FIFA are expected to fast-track approval of a five referee per match system for the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa following mounting criticism of the Thierry Henry handball that led to France qualifying ahead of Ireland. A final decision will be made by soccer’s rule-making body, the International […]

MLS / Union

The Union got who?

So, who are these guys? That was how many greeted Philadelphia Union’s expansion draft picks, and it wasn’t an unreasonable response. In a mostly nameless league – certainly in comparison to European leagues – most of the Union’s first eleven are no-namers even for Major League Soccer. That isn’t necessarily […]

USMNT / World Cup

What’s new with the Full Men’s and U-17 US National Teams?

I was glad to see that Freddy Adu got a little playing time with Beleneses recently. Amazingly, even on this struggling team Freddy Adu can’t get solid playing time. He, DaMarcus Beasley, and any other Americans sitting on the bench might want to think about coming back to MLS for […]

England / English Premier League

EPL Round-Up

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20T71YEiRYI&hl=en_US&fs=1&] Blackburn 0 – 0 Stoke City Fulham 1 – 1 Bolton Another anonymous game for Clint Dempsey in the Fulham midfield. Landon Donovan may be the consensus top U.S. player, but when Dempsey is in form, he lifts this Fulham team from mediocrity. He can do the same for […]

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 […]

MLS / Union

Meet your Philadelphia Union …

Philadelphia Union selected the following players in the expansion draft today: Brad Knighton (NE), Dave Myrie (CHI), Shavar Thomas (CDUSA), Jordan Harvey (COL), Shea Salinas (SJ), Stefani Miglioranzi (LA), Andrew Jacobson (DC), Nick Zimmerman (NY), Alejandro Moreno (CLB), and Sebastien Le Toux (SEA). Most notable picks: They went for Salinas over […]