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Comcast aims to add beINSport locally before Sept. 7 U.S. national team World Cup qualifier

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 8:22 PM
I don't want this to get too buried amid the other stories I've written today, which is part of why I've saved it for last and broken it out separately. I traded e-mails with a spokesperson at Comcast this afternoon regarding their plans to start carrying the al-Jazeera-owned soccer channel beINSport... Read more

Professional women's soccer faces up to reality

Monday, May 28, 2012, 9:30 PM
A nearly-full house at PPL Park watches the U.S. women's national team's 4-1 rout of China on Sunday. (Jonathan Tannenwald/ I admit up front that this post is a combination of fact and opinion, but I know you all well enough to believe that you will be able to properly separate the two... Read more

Women's Professional Soccer cancels 2012 season

Monday, January 30, 2012, 1:17 PM
Barely 12 hours after the United States women's national team wrapped up an extremely successful Olympic qualifying campaign, the women's soccer world was sent reeling this afternoon by the news that Women's Professional Soccer has suspended operations. Here is the press release from the league: Women's... Read more

Video: Q&A with Women's Professional Soccer CEO Jennifer O'Sullivan

Saturday, January 14, 2012, 2:31 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Friday's Women's Professional Soccer draft represented the first occasion in which new league CEO Jennifer O'Sullivan was really in the spotlight. After spending most of Friday afternoon overseeing the WPS draft, O'Sullivan spent a few minutes chatting with reporters about the goals... Read more

The SEPTA schedule for Saturday's soccer doubleheader

Friday, April 15, 2011, 12:44 PM
UPDATE: I changed the bus stop intersection for getting to Widener after getting some new information from the Independence. See below. Tomorrow has the potential to be a pretty special day for local soccer fans. Although there isn't going to be a proper Union-Independence doubleheader at PPL Park... Read more

Independence release 2011 schedule

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 11:48 AM
Women's Professional Soccer announced the 2011 fixture list for its six clubs today, and there were a few newsworthy items that came from that. The first item is that the league will not play any games during the group stage of the Women's World Cup, a two-week stretch running from June 25 to July... Read more

High expectations for Independence draft picks

Saturday, January 15, 2011, 12:30 AM
High expectations for Independence draft picks It's okay if you hadn't heard of any of the seven players the Philadelphia Independence picked in the WPS Draft prior to yesterday. To most outside observers, there were only two really big names in the pool: U.S. national team forward Alex Morgan and Mac... 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

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
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