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Video: Independence vs. magicJack SC postgame reactions

Sunday, August 21, 2011, 3:19 AM
Below you'll find postgame reaction from Philadelphia Independence forwards Natasha Kai and Amy Rodriguez, head coach Paul Riley and owner David Halstead after the Independence beat magicJack SC, 2-1, at PPL Park in the Women's Professional Soccer Playoffs Super Semifinal. If you missed the game,... Read more

Independence reach Women's Professional Soccer championship game

Saturday, August 20, 2011, 3:39 PM
The Independence finally got to play at PPL Park. (Jonathan Tannenwald/ The Philadelphia Independence are in the Women's Professional Soccer championship game for the second year in a row after a 2-0 win over magicJack SC in front of 5,410 fans at PPL Park. After a scoreless but entertaining... Read more

Independence sweep top WPS awards

Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 6:07 PM
If you were expecting a World Cup star such as Marta or Christine Sinclair to be named Women's Professional Soccer's most valuable player for the season, then you're in for a surprise. The award went to Independence forward Veronica Boquete, who has played a big role in the team's second-place finish... Read more

More on the Independence playing at PPL Park

Sunday, July 31, 2011, 2:14 PM
We had a nice little discussion going here last week about the announcement that the Independence will play their playoff game next month at PPL Park instead of at Widener. Independence coach Paul Riley and owner David Halstead were at the Union game on Friday, along with the team's World Cup stars... Read more

U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley fired

Thursday, July 28, 2011, 3:03 PM
NOTE: If you are reading this after the announcement that Jürgen Klinsmann has been hired, then obviously most of the post is moot. But the video of Klinsmann below is still important, so check it out. The United States Soccer Federation has fired men's national team head coach Bob Bradley. The... Read more

Can Women’s Professional Soccer capitalize on the World Cup’s publicity success?

Friday, July 22, 2011, 11:10 PM
If you were at the Union-Everton game on Wednesday, you might have seen four people walking around in very brightly colored yellow soccer jerseys. Those jerseys were not some sixth alternate kit that the Everton marketing people drew up to sell for the U.S. tour. They were being worn by players from... Read more

Game 11: Philadelphia Union at Toronto FC

Saturday, May 28, 2011, 11:49 AM
Time: 12:30 p.m. EDT Venue: BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario TV: Comcast SportsNet (J.P. Dellacamera and Taylor Twellman Injury Report Philadelphia Union Out: GK Thorne Holer (concussion), M Amobi Okugo (left ankle sprain), M Zach Pfeffer (appendectomy) Questionable: M Stefani Miglioranzi (right groin... Read more

Game 7: Philadelphia Union at Portland Timbers

Friday, May 6, 2011, 10:19 PM
Time: 10:30 p.m. EDT Venue: Jeld-Wen Field, Portland, Ore. TV: Fox Soccer Channel (J.P. Dellacamera, Kyle Martino and Brian Dunseth, with Eric Wynalda and Christopher Sullivan in the on-site studio set) Danny Califf is out due to illness and Jordan Harvey is out due to suspension. So... Starting... Read more

Nowak: Union 'afraid to score the second goal'

Sunday, April 17, 2011, 12:40 AM
I figure everyone who was at PPL Park yesterday afternoon is still recovering from being drenched. And if, like me, you went over to Widener afterwards, you got soaked even further. As the rain came down harder and harder in Chester, we also got a few rounds of thunder and lightning. Every time there... Read more

Live coverage: Union vs. Seattle, Independence vs. MagicJack SC

Saturday, April 16, 2011, 4:16 PM
Seattle Sounders at Philadelphia Union Time: 4:00 p.m. EDT Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa. TV: Comcast Network MagicJack SC at Philadelphia Independence Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT Venue: Leslie Quick Stadium at Widener University, Chester, Pa. TV: None It's going to be a long, fun, and probably quite rainy... Read more
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