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Casa League launches women’s division

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New 7 v 7 women's division will compete for the first time this Spring.

The Kelly Cup at PPL Park — Finally

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On Saturday night after the Union game, the Casa Soccer League's two best teams will play the Kelly Cup at PPL Park. For the league's biggest amateur adult league and the memory of the murdered Shane Kelly, this is a good day. PSP's Dan Walsh explains.

Casa round-up: Week 6

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Primera

A second half Adaie Amankwaah strike led Philly United over West Philly FC. The win leaves Philly United 2 points out of first. Franklin FC had a much easier time with an undermanned Philly Soccer Firm. Marek Dudziak put in a pair during a 7-0 win. John Kirchenbauer had the winner and was Man of the Match for Stoney as they dropped a three spot on Drinker's Pub.

Casa round-up: Week 3

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Ah, week three. We have blowouts, hat tricks, and goalless draws. All the things that make soccer great yet inaccessible to talk radio aficionados.

Primera

Cracovia continued their strong start to the year with a shutout of Stoney United. The Big Cs have only allowed one goal in three games, tied with West Philly FC for the best defensive record in Primera.

Casa round-up: Week 2

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Welcome back to the Casa round-up. The second week of Casa has just finished and nobody is out of it. Let's get right to the scores.

Primera

Defending champs Grey Lodge faced down West Philly FC in a battle of teams that didn't score a goal in the first week of the season.

CASA Season Preview

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With the Union fading and the European seasons just getting revved up, wouldn't it be nice if there was something to distract us? Something to occupy our minds and our Saturdays...

After a summer layoff, CASA soccer is back in business! And the good news is that it's bigger than ever.

CASA expanded by six teams and now has three divisions of twelve teams behind a ten team Primera division.

Casa roundup – finals weekend!

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It's the week of the finals!

Primera

The big guns were silenced as Cannons lost a close match to Cracovia over the weekend. The 2-1 final ended Cannons magical playoff run and attempt to stave off relegation. It wasn't the type of game CASA likes to promote, what with three red cards and copious amounts of chest puffing.

Casa round-up: More Playoffs

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Two #1 seeds go down as CASA revs up for the semifinals this weekend.

Primera

Cannons continued their improbable run to staving off relegation by knocking off #1 seed Grey Lodge 3-0. We all knew Cannons were a really good squad, so it's curious why they waited until the playoffs to turn it on.

Casa round up – playoff edition

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Playoffs are stupid. I see the fun in them but I also subscribe to the "it's not who wins the battle, it's who wins the war" theory. And playoffs are like the Roman army coming back out to the field and saying, "Ok, the war is over. But since you guys came pretty close to winning, we're going to give you one.

Casa round-up: final week

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Well, Sons of Ben Union, I picked you to win and I said you'd lead off the round-up. Although they lost 0-8 this week, and finished the year with a -57 goal differential, SOB-Union did not finish in last place. An early season win over Sidewinders gave Union a firm hold on 7th place and something to build on for next season.

Casa round-up: week 8

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Congratulations, Casa teams. You're almost done with another spring season. But after eight weeks, it's incredible how little has been decided.

Primera

West Philly shut out Philly Soccer FiRM 2-0 behind goals from Carlos Clay and Ben "cheeky-chip" Bowens in the EFFOTTNDA derby.

Casa round-up: Week 7

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Another big week in CASA brought the playoff picture into better focus and gave some teams a clear picture of what they need to do to survive the drop.

Primera

Cracovia and Grey Lodge secured their hold on the top two spots with big wins over West Philly and Cannons.

Casa round up – week 6

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Casa returns to Pennypack Park with a full slate of May Day games.

AC Milan remained the only undefeated team in Primera after a 2-2 tie with Cannons. The point wasn't enough to pull Cannons out of the relegation zone; Penn United remained a point above them after coming back to tie Philly Soccer Firm 2-2.

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Beef and Beer Benefit for Philly Inner City Soccer

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Casa soccer league hosts benefit this Saturday to benefit inner city soccer in Philadelphia.

Kick Cancer benefit for local player

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Help a local soccer player in his fight to kick stage one brain cancer at benefit this weekend or by contributing online.

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Casa Soccer League kicks off Saturday

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Philadelphia's largest adult amateur soccer league opens its season on Saturday, with 17 matches on the schedule, as teams compete for what could be the right to play their league final at PPL Park.

Soccer culture shock: From Philly to D.C.

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One PSP contributor moved from Philly to D.C. last year. He didn't expect soccer culture shock, but he got it. Here's what he experienced.

Califf out, Casa week 2, more news

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Philadelphia Union captain Danny Califf won't play against Chicago tonight. In fact, he didn't even make the trip. The Union describe this as being due to slow recovery from an off-season knee injury. In related news, politicians have begun telling the truth, the Greek economy has recovered, and pigs have been sighted flying in Portugal.

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Remembering Shane Kelly

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Shane Kelly, who had a big impact on Philadelphia soccer as Casa Soccer League commissioner, was gunned down in a robbery gone awry a year ago today. The final of the Kelly Cup, the post-season first division tournament in the Casa League, takes place this Saturday.

RIP, Shane Kelly

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Photo: Daniel Gajdamowicz

Shane Kelly seemed to know everyone.

He had contacts everywhere in the Philadelphia soccer scene. He knew the people who ran those fields in the northeast and the southwest. Shane had a foot in so many sports teams and leagues in Philadelphia that I sometimes wondered how he had enough feet left to play soccer in the Casa Soccer League, where he was commissioner of the league's top division.

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Casa Soccer League in photos

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Here's a photo essay from week 6 of Casa Soccer League.

(Photos by Daniel Gajdamowicz)

Casa Soccer League in Photos

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Here's a photo essay from week 6 of Casa Soccer League.

(Photos by Daniel Gajdamowicz)

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In Pictures: The Casa League Kelly Cup Final

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Saturday night for the Casa League's Kelly Cup final, played at PPL Park after the Union's game against Colorado.

Fans’ View: The 43-year-old rookie

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Feeling odd to be coaching soccer while never having played, John Ling decided it was time to look for a team. The trick was finding one that was friendly to out-of-shape middle aged men with no playing experience.

Soccer culture shock: From D.C. to Philly

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Recently, one PSP writer described his soccer culture shock in moving from Philly to DC. Another PSP writer describes moving in the other direction, from DC to Philly.

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Photo essay from week 9 of Casa Soccer League.

(Photos by: Daniel Gajdamowicz)