The Philly Soccer Page Archives for January 2015

Enter the Fury: History of the Philadelphia Fury, Part One

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Part one of Steve Holroyd's look a the history of the Philadelphia Fury.

Does the Union have Rosenberry’s rights? Lloyd FIFA Women’s Player of the Year finalist, Crew-Timbers MLS Cup final, more

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Union bits. Carli Lloyd a finalist for FIFA's World Player of the Year for Women. Columbus and Portland advance to MLS Cup final. More news.

Post Turkey Day news bits

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Newsy news bits for your post Thanksgiving edification. They go great with gravy.

Footy on the Telly, Nov. 27-Dec. 3

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Your weekly listings of live soccer on TV, online, and on satellite radio.

Union bits, BSFC supporters group, Celtic-Dundee in Philly talk, Fire name Pauno head coach, more

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Zeitlin talks to new SoB president Ami Rivera. Bethlehem Steel supporters group forming. Will Scottish Premier League game be played in Philly? Fire hire Paunovic as head coach. More news.

A transfer target list for Philadelphia Union

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PSP's Dan Walsh plays the transfer target game by laying out several players the Union should consider acquiring. (One of the players pictured tops the list.)

On “free agency” and the future of MLS

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Peter Andrews on how the limited grant of free agency in the most recent CBA presents a danger to the league's status as a "single entity" under the Sherman Antitrust Act.

Sylvestre under contract with RaiHawks for 2016, more Union bits and news

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RailHawks announce Brian Sylvestre under contract for 2016. More news.

Stewart wraps tenure at AZ, Steel tryout, Academy results, East and Haverford state champs, more

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Earnie Stewart finish last day at AZ ahead of joining Union. Burke on BSFC tryouts. Strong weekend for Union Academy. CB East and Haverford School PA champions. Crew and Timbers win. More

Linc to host Copa Centenario games, Maidana nominated, Conference finals begin, more

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Philly announced as one of ten Copa America Centenario host cities. Maidana nominated for Latino Player of the Year. MLS conference finals begin on Sunday. More news.

Footy on the Telly, November 20-26

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Your weekly listings of live soccer on TV, online, and on satellite radio. This week's highlights include El Clasico, MLS conference finals, and Champions League play.

True and false dichotomies, and evaluating the Union’s roster

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PSP's Dan Walsh looks at Philadelphia Union's roster and evaluates which players should stay and which should go. But first, he has a brief go on the state of the world and how it applies to soccer. (It's a bit of a reach, but at least it's ... interesting.)

News and such

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Newsy news bits.

Union’s Blake in goal for Jamaica win, CB East rising, US draws, more news

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CB East boys and girls teams rise in latest national poll. US plays dour road draw. Blatter and Platini's appeals rejected by FIFA. More.

Match Report: Trinidad & Tobago 0-0 USMNT

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The US played Trinidad & Tobago to a dour 0-0 draw in Port of Spain on Tuesday night in their second qualifier for the 2018 World Cup.

Pro rugby at PPL? Also, US faces T&T in WCQ, France returns NT in England for first game since Paris attacks

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Report says pro rugby team to call PPL Park home. US faces Trinidad and Tobago in qualifier. England-France friendly. More news.

Preview: Trinidad and Tobago v USMNT

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The result on Friday was welcome, even if the game opened poorly. The US will hope to have put their mind right when they face Trinidad and Tobago.

Paris, West Chester United wins USOC qualifier, report says Linc a Copa Centenario venue, more

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Explosions outside France-Germany friendly signal start of Paris attacks. West Chester United advances to final round of US Open Cup qualifiers. Report says The Linc will be a Copa Centenario host. More.

Match report: USMNT 6-1 St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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The USMNT went behind early before putting six unanswered past St. Vincent on their way to a World Cup qualifier victory in St. Louis.

National champs West Chester United in local US Open Cup qualifier on Sunday

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A look at the rise of the national amateur champions, who face Salone FC in a U.S. Open Cup qualifier on Sunday.

Local USOC qualifier on Sunday, key offseason dates, US begins WCQ campaign, more

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West Chester United hosts Salone FC on Sunday in US Open Cup qualifier. MLS announces key offseason dates. US begins World Cup qualification. More news.

Footy on the Telly, November 13-19

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Your weekly listings of live soccer on TV, online, and on satellite radio.

From FDR’s dirt to the championship: Furness High School Boys Soccer

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Josh Trott on Furness High School's remarkable run to the Philadelphia Public League championship game.

The latest Union coach speculation

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Despite Jim Curtin getting the nod from ownership for a return next year, there has been some speculation about alternatives on the coaching staff. PSP's Dan Walsh takes a crack at it.

Preview: USMNT v Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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The US has an easy qualification group beginning with SVGFF on Friday. Should Klinsmann's team fail to win all of its games in this round, and handily, there will be a reckoning.

Union’s Fernandes named NASL Young Player of the Year, more Union bits, more news

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Union's Fernandes honored. Sapong an ambassador. Lahoud to release an album. 76ers owner to buy "sizeable" share of Crystal Palace. More news.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: New SoB president Ami Rivera

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New SoB president Ami Rivera joins Greg and Eli on the pod.

Report says Union had record high gross revenues in 2015, more news

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Report said Union had record high gross revenues in 2015 with double digit growth in sponsorship revenue. More news.

Union bits, Vieira named head coach of NYCFC, ban on headers, more

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News. And more news.

Blake called up by Jamaica and more GK-related news, Pauno rumor, Conference finals set, more

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Blake called up. Grilo departs as GK coach. Colorado not signing MacMath. A Paunovic rumor. Union wins Fair Play Award. Conference finals set. US WCQ roster announced. More.

Army-Navy Cup In Pictures: Army 2-1 Navy

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Tuesday night as the Army Knights defeated the Navy Midshipmen 2-1 in a well attended match at PPL Park.

“Take the training wheels off”: Curtin excited by changes at the Union, Lloyd a Puskas Award finalist, more

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With Stewart and Burke onboard, Curtin says Union primed to to move in the right direction. Carli Lloyd nominated for FIFA Goal of the Year. MLS conference semis conclude this weekend. More.

Footy on the Telly: November 6-12

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Your weekly listings of live soccer on TV, online, and on satellite radio.

Cosmos want to keep Fernandes, no Bethlehem Steel in US Open Cup, more news

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Cosmos want to keep Leo Fernandes when loan expires. MLS-owned USL teams not allowed in future US Open Cup tournaments. Curtin's challenges in 2015. More news.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Dave Rowan

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Union executive vice president and CRO Dave Rowan joins Greg and Eli to talk about the changes at the Union, including the hiring of Earnie Stewart as sporting director.

Union up for Fair Play award, Rivera to replace Hanson as SoB prez, Army tops Navy, more news

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Union up for award. Ami Rivera to be next SoB president. Army tops Navy at PPL Park. More news.

What happened to the incompetent Union?

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As one PSP contributor put it, "What the hell is going on, and what happened to the incompetent team we've been covering for the last 6 years?" PSP's Dan Walsh takes stock of last week, when Philadelphia Union drastically changed its paradigm.

Junior Lone Star to return to the NPSL in 2016

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After taking a year off from the league, Junior Lone Star will rejoin the NPSL in 2016.

Army-Navy Cup at PPL tonight, NYCFC fire Kreis, more news

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Rescheduled Army-Navy Cup at PPL Park tonight. NYCFC fire head coach Jason Kreis. Police, tax inspectors raid German FA headquarters in tax investigation. More.

A historian’s view on the new Bethlehem Steel FC

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National Soccer Hall of Fame historian Roger Allaway couldn't be happier that the Union named its USL team after the original Bethlehem Steel FC.

Union bits, academy results, conference semis, more news

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Got news if you want it.