The Philly Soccer Page Archives for January 2012

New Year’s Day soccer in Philadelphia, 1913

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Weather had wreaked havoc on the city's Christmas soccer schedule in 1912. Would it still be a factor in the lead up to the New Year's Day games?

Casey praise, Soccer America rates Union moves highly, Unioners on SBI U-23 TOY

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Hackworth has more praise for Conor Casey. Soccer America rates Le Toux return and Parke signing in top five of offseason moves so far. Lots of Union players on SBI U-23 Team of the Year. More news.

Footy on the Telly: Dec. 28-Jan. 3

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The week's upcoming live soccer action on TV and online including New Year's Day Premiership matches.

Pfeffer on his loan, USA v Honduras kickoff time confirmed, more morning news

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Pfeffer talks about his loan to Hoffenheim. Kickoff for first Hex qualifier on Feb. 6 confirmed. Former USWNT coach suggests altered sub rule for NWSL. More news.

Union connected end of the year lists, more barrel scrapings

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Nowak blowing up the Union for Controversy of the Year. Three Union academy players named NSCAA Youth All-Americans. More news.

Q&A with Len Oliver: Philly amateur soccer in the 1950s

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The Kensington-born National Soccer Hall of Famer talks about playing in the amateur ranks, seeing Brazil and the 4-2-4 in the 1958 World Cup, playing in international friendlies in Philadelphia, and more.

MLS-USL deal is huge for American pro soccer

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The proposed MLS-USL partnership is a big deal, and not just because Philadelphia Union and the Harrisburg City Islanders pioneered it. It could be one of the most significant developments ever in American professional soccer. PSP explains.

Len Oliver: Amateur soccer in early 1950′s Philadelphia

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Kensington-born National Soccer Hall of Famer Len Oliver describes moving up the Philadelphia amateur soccer ranks, playing in international friendlies, and trying out for the US Olympic team.

West Chester Utd tops UGH in Eastern PA final, more news

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West Chester United defeats United German Hungarians in the Eastern PA US Open Cup qualification final. More bits of Union, local, MLS, NWSL, US and other news.

Union: “We have not been contacted by Santa Fe”

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A Union spokesperson tells PSP that Santa Fe has not contacted the club about a Carlos Valdes loan deal.

Christmas soccer in Philadelphia, 1912

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A full slate of league, Philadelphia Challenge Cup, and exhibition games were scheduled for Christmas Day in Philadelphia one hundred years ago in 1912. And then it began to snow.

Valdes loan talk finally over? Eastern PA Open Cup qualifier final, open tryouts, more news

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Could the saga of Valdes loan rumors finally be over? Eastern PA US Open Cup qualifying final on Saturday. Reading and Ocean City announce open tryouts. More news.

Footy on the Telly: Dec. 21- Dec.27

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The week's upcoming live soccer listings for your TV and computer including all of the Boxing Day action.

Champions League draw, not much more morning news

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Talk about your slow news days.

Q&A with Len Oliver: Youth and junior soccer with Lighthouse Boys Club

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Our conversation with the Kensington-born National Soccer Hall of Famer about soccer in 1940s and 1950s Philadelphia continues.

Holiday reading: Hope and delusion in Juarez

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Looking for some deep holiday reading about soccer? Well, then PSP has a book for you. Here's PSP's review of This Love Is Not for Cowards.

Mac expects 4-4-2, Reserve League/USL-PRO integration, some great videos, more

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McInerney expects Union to play 4-4-2. MLS working to integrate Reserve League with USL-PRO. Oldest existing footage of soccer in US. Union holiday video card and IS It March Yet? More news.

Union to play Sporting Kansas City in home opener

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The league announced today that the Union will host Sporting Kansas City to open the 2013 season on March 2. They then travel for Colorado Rapids home opener on March 9.

Conor Casey, Freddy Adu and the advent of logic

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The arrival of Conor Casey is one more nail in the coffin for Freddy Adu. Why? Because it drives home the fact that the Union now do things logically. PSP explains.

Home opener announcement today, Amobi on 2013, Reading Utd in USOC for 5th straight year, more

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MLS to announce home opener dates today. Okugo on what he expects in 2013. Reading United to become first amateur team in modern pro era to play in fifth straight US Open Cup. USMNT friendly announced. More news.

Len Oliver: Youth & Junior League soccer with the Lighthouse Boys Club

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Len Oliver's series on Philadelphia soccer in the 1940s and 1950s continues with his time with Lighthouse Boys Club with whom he won two national championships.

Eastern PA US Open Cup final on Saturday

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United German Hungarians prevail over Predators 1-0, will face West Chester United in Eastern PA US Open Cup qualification final.

Hack on Casey, Eastern PA USOC final qualifier set, National Women’s Soccer League, more news

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Reaction to Conor Casey selection. West Chester United to host United German Hungarians in Eastern PA USOC qualification final. Name and logo of new women's pro league announced. More news.

Union select Conor Casey in Re-entry Draft

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The Union have seven days to make an offer to the 2010 MLS Cup MVP.

Re-entry draft part 2 today, Valdes speaks about loan offer, more news

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Stage 2 of Re-Entry Draft takes place today at 3pm. Hackworth says to expect moves in draft. Valdes says Santa Fe loan has been offered but up to MLS. Adu No. 7 on American Soccer Now 10 Worst Values List. More news.

Footy on the Telly: Dec. 14-20

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The week's live soccer listings for your TV and online.

The erasure of Diego Gutierrez

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The trade of Josue Martinez shows how the Union are persistently erasing signs of Diego Gutierrez's tenure as Union scouting director. That's not by accident.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Sebastien Le Toux

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Sebastien Le Toux stops by the studio to talk about his return to the Union. Also discussed on the pod, the Jeff Parke signing.

Le Touxday at Killdare’s West Chester

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PSP photographer Earl Gardner's look at Tuesday's Sebastien Le Toux Welcome Back party at Kildare's West Chester

Disney Classic schedule, Marquez gone, more news

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The Union's preseason picture clearer with release of Disney Pro Soccer Classic schedule. ESPN tips PPL Park to host WC qualifier. Rafa Marquez leaves NYRB. More news.

Season review: John Hackworth

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John Hackworth wasn't transformational, but he did transition a team going nowhere into a team with a chance to compete in 2013. Was this achievement enough to earn a full season in charge?

Buy local

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With Chris Albright, Jeff Parke and Jim Curtin, the Union continue a long tradition of Philly pro soccer teams having a distinctly local flair. Results on and off the field justified the approach.

Q&A with Len Oliver: Philly soccer in the 1940s & 1950s

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Kensington-born National Soccer Hall of Famer talks to PSP about soccer in Philadelphia in the 1940s and 1950s.

Union in Jacksonville, 8 Reading United alumni for MLS Combine, Women’s pro league update, more

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Union in Jacksonville for preseason exhibition game. 8 Reading United alumni invited to MLS Combine. Women's pro league update. More news.

Parke’s dream comes true, Hack says Parke brings Philly grit, depth & flexibility

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Parke on playing for hometown team. Hack says Parke adds Philly grit, depth & flexibility to the Union. Union 2012 season reviews, more news.

Season review: Freddy Adu

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Freddy Adu lived up to the fears more than the hype in 2012, and it's unlikely he will have a chance at redemption in 2013.

Len Oliver: Philadelphia soccer in the 1940s and 1950s

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The first of a series in which Kensington-born National Soccer Hall of Fame member Len Oliver shares his memories of playing soccer in Philadelphia in the 1940s and 1950s.

Reports and reaction to Le Toux & Parke signings, more news

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Reports and reaction on the Le Toux and Parke signings. American Outlaws Philly chapter says a bid has been submitted for PPL Park to host a World Cup qualifier. Messi breaks 40 year old record. More news.

Report: Union sign Jeff Parke

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A report at Philly.com says the Downingtown native and former Drexel Dragon is joining the Union from Seattle Sounders.

Why the Le Toux deal makes sense on the field and the books

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Forget sentimentality. Forget "fan favorite." Here's why the Le Toux deal makes sense in terms of soccer and money.

Season review: Porfirio Lopez

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Porfirio Lopez is gone. Here's his season review.

Le Return, le re-entry, more le news

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More on Le Toux's return to the Union. Seba press conference at 10am. Re-Entry process today at 3:30pm. Reading United players 2 of 3 Hermann Trophy finalists. Help Kick Hunger on Saturday. More news.

Footy on the Telly: Dec. 7 – Dec. 13

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The week's upcoming live soccer matches on your TV and online.

Le Toux Part Deux: The gut reaction

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A fan favorite has returned. Enjoy the moment.

Le Toux returning to the Union

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Union deal allocation money and Josue Martinez for the return of the fan favorite. UPDATED

Season Review: Raymon Gaddis

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Being honored by the Sons of Ben with a large banner in River End means you've made quite the impression on the Philadelphia Union's fiercest fans. Doing so during your rookie season is even more impressive.

News for a slow Thursday

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Is it 2013 yet? Garber stadium pitch. Is it 2013 yet? Gaga for Kaka. Is it 2013 yet? More news.

Season Review: Jack McInerney

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Jack McInerney proved he has the goods in 2012, but where should the Union play him going forward?

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Jim Curtin

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New Philadelphia Union, and Oreland, Pa. native Jim Curtin is the guest on the latest Philly Soccer Show podcast. In part 2, talk turns to the Re-Entry Process.

More on Pfeffer loan, MLS news, rankings, ratings, is it 2013 yet?

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Yanks Abroad confirms Union have already picked up the 2014 option on Pfeffer's contract. Eastern PA USOC qualification recap. MLS Cup Final viewership numbers. Will Messi break Muller's record today? More.

Califf heads big names available in Re-Entry Draft

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The Union now have their chance to bring back Danny Califf, if they want to. PSP previews the upcoming MLS Re-Entry Draft with a look at Califf and other intriguing players available.

Going local: What the Jim Curtin hire means

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The Union's hire of Jim Curtin as assistant coach is a great move with far more significance than the average technical staff hire. Here's why.

Season Review: Chandler Hoffman

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It was a roller coaster rookie season that included a match winning goal against one of Europe's great clubs, a PPL Park record, and a painful big toe fracture, all the while struggling to get important minutes with the first team.

Pfeffer on loan to Hoffenheim

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The 17 year old homegrown player goes on a one year loan to the Bundesliga club.

Re-Entry list, transfers, Morgan, more news

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Wheeling and dealing across the league ahead of the release of the Re-Entry Process list. MacMath on what he learned from Tim Howard. Alex Morgan named Female Athlete of the Year. More news.

Union decline option on Harrison

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Ahead of Friday's first stage of the Re-Entry Process, the Union decline the contract option on goalkeeper Chase Harrison

Season Review: Gabriel Farfan

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The converted from the midfield, Farfan is still learning the nuances of positioning as a left back. He's simply too talented, too committed, and has too much potential to not have a place in the starting XI.

Where’s Wondo among all-time American soccer single season scorers?

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Wondo tied Lassiter's MLS record single-season goal tally before San Jose bowed out of the playoffs. How do the numbers compare to all-time American soccer goal scoring records? Steve Holroyd explores.

Eastern PA US Open Cup qualifying semifinals set

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West Chester, Cavalla, Preadators and United German Hungarians advance to the semifinals of the USASA Region I Eastern Pennsylvania US Open Cup tournament after wins on Sunday.

Parke to Union? More news.

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The Brotherly Game reports the Union are in talks with Downingtown-native and Seattle defender Jeff Parke. Curtin on coaching. More morning news.

MLS Cup Final Recap: LA Galaxy 3–1 Houston Dynamo

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Most predictions had LA winning the MLS Cup for the second year in a row. That's what happened, but the Galaxy could have won more comfortably than they did.