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PPL Park to host CONCACAF Women's World Cup qualifying semifinals and final

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 10:01 AM
In its short history, PPL Park has hosted a number of high-profile soccer occasions. This coming October, the Philadelphia Union's home will get one of its biggest games yet. CONCACAF and the U.S. Soccer Federation officially announced Thursday afternoon that PPL Park will host the semifinals, final... Read more

Philadelphia Soccer 6, Starfinder Foundation team up for charity fundraiser

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 6:05 PM
Let’s take a moment to step away from the pro soccer scene and highlight a great cause in the local community. On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Soccer 6 - an organization uniting the region’s six Division I college soccer programs - announced it will host a youth clinic and exhibition game... Read more

Comcast responds to criticism over Premier League Extra Time problems

Monday, August 19, 2013, 1:19 PM
I received some new information from Comcast on August 22 about their issues with Extra Time. Click here to read that post. For the most part, NBC Sports’ inaugural day of Premier League coverage went extremely well. The television broadcasts were smooth, the online streaming was high-quality... Read more

Catching up with Lauren Holiday

Thursday, August 8, 2013, 2:05 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. - It took a cross-country trip to do so, but I finally got to a National Women's Soccer League game this past weekend. In addition to the Timbers-Whitecaps reserve game at JELD-Wen Field on Sunday, there was a showdown between the top two teams so far this season, the Portland Thorns... Read more

Video: Alex Morgan plays soccer with Hugh Douglas

Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 8:25 AM
U.S. women's national team star Alex Morgan paid a visit to ESPN headquarters on Monday to do some interviews and create some buzz. Morgan stopped by SportsCenter to take a few penalty kicks against former Eagles defensive end Hugh Douglas, who now works as a studio analyst on ESPN's NFL shows. The... Read more

Michelle Akers is ready to 'get back in the game'

Saturday, January 19, 2013, 9:52 PM
INDIANAPOLIS - Consider the following scenario. Somewhere out there in this country is a 12-year-old girl who is a big fan of the United States women's national soccer team. She has a poster in her bedroom of Alex Morgan, or Abby Wambach, or maybe Carli Lloyd or Hope Solo. That girl is old enough... Read more

U.S. women's national soccer team named Philadelphia Sports Writers' Association team of the year

Friday, January 4, 2013, 8:44 AM
Here's a bit of good news to brighten one of the rare quiet periods in the American soccer calendar. The U.S. women's national soccer team has been named the Team of the Year by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association. It's an organization with a lot of history in this region, going all the way... Read more

Comcast adds beIN Sport's English feed, drops Gol TV

Saturday, December 15, 2012, 9:51 AM
Comcast has finally delivered on its promise to add beIN Sport's English-language feed to its cable systems. But the move has come at a cost: the nation's largest cable provider has dropped Gol TV. The good news is that you can finally now watch Spain's La Liga, Italy's Serie A, France's Ligue 1,... Read more

Catching up with former Philadelphia Independence and Penn State midfielder Joanna Lohman

Thursday, October 18, 2012, 6:38 PM
During her two years with the Philadelphia Independence, Joanna Lohman quietly established a reputation as one of the team's stalwarts. Though the former Penn State star did not have the name recognition of such stars as Amy Rodriguez and Natasha Kai, Lohman nonetheless became a fan favorite for her... Read more

PPL Park to host Lingerie Football League's Philadelphia Passion in 2013

Monday, September 24, 2012, 6:02 PM
The Philadelphia Union will have a new co-tenant next year that hails from a professional women's football league. But there's a catch. It will not be the brand of football that you might have initially expected. The Lingerie Football League's Philadelphia Passion are moving to Chester next summer... Read more
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