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Archive: May, 2012

Seven hot matches

Friday, June 1, 2012, 1:53 AM
Ukraine at Austria 2:30 p.m. Friday ( This summer could be the swan song for one of the great strikers of the last 15 years in international soccer: Ukraine's Andriy Shevchenko, also a star with Dynamo Kyiv and AC Milan. The 2004 FIFA world player of the year led his country to its first-ever... Read more

Harrisburg City Islanders stun New England Revolution in U.S. Open Cup penalty kick shootout

Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 1:36 AM
Kerith Gabriel was at the Union's 3-0 win over the Rochester Rhinos at PPL Park. You can read his game story here. A truly extraordinary night in the U.S. Open Cup third round was highlighted by the Harrisburg City Islanders' wild 4-3 win over the New England Revolution on penalty kicks at the Skyline... 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

Live updates: U.S. women's national team vs. China

Sunday, May 27, 2012, 5:27 PM
Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa. Live video: Now that U.S. women's national team coach Pia Sundhage has named her 18-player roster for the Olympics, it's time to see the squad take the field here at PPL Park. Follow along for live updates throughout tonight from me and... Read more

U.S. women's national team names Olympics roster

Sunday, May 27, 2012, 5:22 PM
Much earlier than many expected, U.S. women's national team head coach Pia Sundhage has made the cuts that have produced the 18-player roster for the upcoming Olympics in London. Sundhage also named four alternates who can be used as injury replacements. The total of 22 players will travel to Sweden... Read more

U.S. women's national team's game vs. China to be broadcast free online

Saturday, May 26, 2012, 3:49 PM
There have been a lot of questions asked in recent weeks about why no broadcast was set up for the U.S. women's national team's game against China Sunday night at PPL Park. Well, you can throw those questions out. The U.S. Soccer Federation has announced that the game will be streamed online free... Read more

Philadelphia Union's 2012 player salary figures published

Friday, May 25, 2012, 4:31 PM
The Major League Soccer Players Union delivered its semi-annual release of player salaries across the league on Friday afternoon. Here are the Union's salary figures. All of the numbers are in U.S. dollars. The first number is base salary and the second is guaranteed compensation. Freddy Adu: 400... Read more

Sunday's U.S. women's national team game vs. China is sold out

Friday, May 25, 2012, 1:39 PM
The U.S. Soccer Federation announced Friday afternoon that Sunday night's women's national team game against China at PPL Park is sold out. As there will not be any television broadcast or (as of now) live online stream of the game, hopefully you have tickets by now. If not, you'll have to follow... Read more

Seven hot matches

Friday, May 25, 2012, 12:19 PM
Some weeks, I have to stretch to find good games to feature. This time, it was pretty easy. Enjoy. Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona 3:50 p.m. Friday (ESPN Deportes; Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola brings down the curtain on his glittering career with the Catalan giants in the Copa del Rey... Read more

Philadelphia Union would travel to D.C. United or Richmond Kickers in U.S. Open Cup fourth round

Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 5:10 PM
The draw for the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup is out, and the Philadelphia Union will be hitting the road if they beat Rochester at PPL Park next Tuesday. The Union will face either D.C. United or the Richmond Kickers if they on Tuesday, June 5 if they advance to the fourth round. If it's D.C... Read more
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