Archive for the 'midfielders' Category

17
Mar
09

Soccer in 2010: Not Just For The Boys!

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That’s right ladies, not only will 2010 be the return of professional men’s soccer to Philadelphia, but it will also be the inaugural season for a professional women’s soccer team.

The newly formed Women’s Professional Soccer league will be bringing a franchise to Philadelphia for its second professional season in 2010. The team, which will be officially the 8th team in WPS, will also take up residence in the to-be-constructed stadium in Chester, which is home to the yet-to-be-named men’s team.

The WPS will begin its inaugural season in 2009 with seven current franchises and hope to expand to 10 by 2010. The seven franchises currently getting ready to take the pitch this season are:

Besides Philadelphia, WPS is looking at Atlanta and Dallas as possible expansion locations.

The WPS schedule starts March 29th when the LA Sol take on the Washington Freedom.

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10
Mar
09

Soccer in Philly before 2010?

The word is in! Philly is gonna see some World Class Soccer before 2010!

CONCACAF

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football — a long winded name for CONCACAF — announced that Lincoln Financial Field will hold one of the 2009 Gold Cup quarterfinal matches on July 18th.

There is more information on mlsphilly2010.com.

06
Feb
09

Becks/LA Union Lasts as Long as Hollywood Marriage

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David Beckham, once deemed “The man charged with revitalizing soccer in the United States” (by yours truly), now seems destined to leaveĀ  the Los Angeles Galaxy after only two years.

Beckham, who is currently on loan to Italian powerhouse AC Milan, is seeking to make that two month loan a prolonged stay. Allow me to be the first to say “Arrivederci!”

His time in Hollywood was not as productive as most would have hoped. In Becks short MLS career he amassed a measely five goals and 12 assists, not the numbers expected by those who foresaw him as soccer’s savior. Despite a slight feeling of resentment towards the international soccer star, this is definitely the best move for my fellow midfielder. The man wants to represent England in the upcoming 2010 World Cup and he needs to perform at a Champions League level to do so. AC Milan boasts a strong team that will help raise Becks’ game back to the level it was before he became complacent in the States.

Despite my undeniable urge to beg and plead with him to stay for the full five years on his contract, this is like a break up that needs to happen. Things just aren’t working out and I’m fairly certain that it’s not you David, it’s U.S.!

08
Dec
08

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01
Dec
08

Oh Happy Day!

Just our friendly reminder that today is the big day people! Get out to the new stadium site by 2:30 PM to see the official ground-breaking ceremony. This is a big day in the history of the Philadelphia 2010 team and everyone should look to be a part of it. Look out for the Midfielders and the SoB doing some tailgating in the parking lot!

21
Nov
08

USA Continues Stellar Play

The youth movement of USA Soccer has really paid off as of late. That was no more evident than the Red, White, and Blue’s most recent victory, a 2-0 shutout of Guatemala. Two young superstars-in-training made the difference for coach Bob Bradley‘s national squad, Freddy Adu and Jozy Altidore.

Freddy Adu

Adu has finally cashed in on his incredible skill, netting his first goal in a USA jersey in the 69th minute. Although no assist was given, one should have gone to Altidore, who drew the penalty on Guatemala’s Yony Flores just outside the box, giving the US and Mr. Adu a free-kick. From there, Freddy knew exactly what to Adu, as he curled a shot over the wall and into the top-left corner of the net past a diving Ricardo Jerez to cap the scoring and sealing the victory for the US, 2-0.

Jozy Altidore

Even though he did not receive an assist on Adu’s goal, Altidore did receive one on Kenny Cooper’s spectacular sliding goal in the 54th minute. Surrounded by three defenders, Altidore remained calm and found a streaking Cooper heading for the net. With all the poise of a 10-year veteran, Altidore hooked a perfect ball right into the box, just beyond the defender and just in front of Jerez, allowing Cooper to slide behind the defender and deposit the ball five-hole on Jerez, to put the US up 1-0.

The 19-year-old duo has been the backbone of Bradley’s youth movement and both are starting to show why. For more on this game, go here.

21
Nov
08

Ground-Breaking Ceremony Scheduled!

Groundbreaking Date Announced!

It is official people! The ground-breaking ceremony for the new MLS stadium for the new Philadelphia team will be on Monday, December 1st, at 2:30 PM. MLS Commissioner Don Garber will join front office members to officially break ground on the new stadium site in Chester. All supporters and residents are encouraged to attend. The address of the new stadium is:

MLS Philadelphia 2010 Stadium Site

2501 Seaport Drive

Chester, PA 19013

SoB members will be gathering at 2:00 PM to “tailgate” and gather donations for the ‘Help Kick Cancer’ charity fund. Remember, the team is matching up to $500 in donations. Be sure to come out to enjoy and support the new team.