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Le Toux named to MLS Best XI

Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 4:16 PM
Sebastien Le Toux finally got a decent honor today, as he was named to Major League Soccer's Best XI for the 2010 season. The Best XI is basically an all-league team. It is voted on by members of the media, players, coaches and general managers in MLS. Le Toux scored 14 goals and dished out 11 assists... Read more

Rank and File: Union at Columbus Crew

Thursday, October 28, 2010, 5:04 PM
With the 2010 season officially in the books, it's time to take a look back at the year as a whole. Marc Narducci's analysis in today's Inquirer covers a lot of the ground, so here's something more to supplement it. I've compiled all of the Rank and File ratings from this season to get a season-average... Read more

Is Heather Mitts leaving Philly again?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 6:15 PM
The Philadelphia Independence named defender Heather Mitts as one of their unprotected players for the upcoming Women's Professional Soccer expansion draft, which will help the new Buffalo/Rochester franchise fill out its inaugural roster. If Mitts is chosen in the draft, which will take place November... Read more

Looking back at the soccer weekend

Monday, September 27, 2010, 9:30 AM
There's plenty to talk about from the Union's 3-0 win over Chivas USA on Saturday, but let's start with the Independence's loss to FC Gold Pride in yesterday's Women's Professional Soccer championship game. I had other obligations while the game was being played, so I couldn't do a chat. Nonetheless... Read more

Controversial goal sends Independence to WPS championship

Thursday, September 23, 2010, 7:49 PM
Thierry Henry and Diego Maradona, meet Danesha Adams. Adams scored the goal that put the Independence into the WPS championship game with a 2-1 win over Boston in extra time. But Adams' header towards the net appeared to deflect in off her left hand. The play was certainly controversial. From the... Read more

Rodriguez's last-minute winner sends Independence to playoff semifinals

Sunday, September 19, 2010, 2:32 PM
For the first 119 minutes and change, Amy Rodriguez missed more easy chances than anyone was able to keep track of. But in the very last seconds of the second extra time period, Rodriguez finally found the back of the net. Her goal was the only one of the day, and it gave the Independence a 1-0 win... Read more

Live chat: Union-Independence doubleheader

Sunday, August 8, 2010, 5:57 PM
Philadelphia Union at FC Dallas Time: 6:00 p.m. EDT Venue: Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, Texas TV: Fox Soccer Channel (Dave Johnson and Brian Dunseth) Boston Breakers at Philadelphia Independence Time: 8:00 p.m. Venue: John A. Farrell Stadium, West Chester, Pa. TV: Fox Soccer Channel (Mark Rogondino and... Read more

Catching up with the Independence

Saturday, August 7, 2010, 3:56 PM
I have said a few times on here recently that I have not covered the Independence as much as I would like to. I finally got a chance to catch up with the team on Thursday, as many of the players and front office staff came to PPL Park for the Union game. It was good to see them there, and not just... Read more

Union make roster moves; An early look at the playoffs

Friday, July 30, 2010, 1:54 PM
While I was in the middle of writing this post, the Union waived third-string goalkeeper Brian Perk. There were no quotes from anyone in the team's press release, so hopefully we'll find out more from Peter Nowak tomorrow. The Union also announced today that they've signed J.T. Noone to an official... Read more

Independence's Rodriguez named Player of the Month

Thursday, July 8, 2010, 3:21 PM
Philadelphia Independence forward Amy Rodriguez has been named Women's Professional Soccer's player of the month for June. Rodriguez scored five goals and recorded two assists in June, including two goals in the come-from-behind 3-2 win over the Washington Freedom on June 26. She won the award unanimously... Read more
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