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Archive: July, 2012

Video: Jack McInerney's dramatic game-winning goal for the Philadelphia Union against the New England Revolution

Monday, July 30, 2012, 12:31 AM
In the locker room after Saturday's game, Union forward Jack McInerney was asked why he jumped into the stands after scoring the game-winning goal. "It just kind of happened," he responded. "I don't know - I just remember Andrew Jacobson and Nick Zimmerman doing it, so it kind of just hit me in a moment... Read more

Seven Hot Matches

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 10:43 PM
United States women vs. Colombia at Hampden Park, Glasgow 12:00 p.m. Saturday (NBC Sports Network; NBC Olympic Soccer Channel; After an impressive 4-2 win over France in their first group stage game, the U.S. women face a Colombia team that they beat 3-0 at last year’s World... Read more

Video: A festive night of soccer at PPL Park ends with a 3-2 win for the Major League Soccer All-Stars against Chelsea

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 5:38 AM
One of the big pregame tifo displays from the record crowd of 19,236 at PPL Park. (Jonathan Tannenwald/ I hope that those of you who spent last night at PPL Park appreciate how special having the MLS All-Star Game in town was. When I moved here from D.C. to start working at Read more

Notable quotes from the Major League Soccer All-Star Game

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 5:34 AM
Here are some highlights from the postgame press conferences and mixed zone after the Major League Soccer All-Stars beat Chelsea, 3-2, at a sold-out PPL Park. MLS All-Star Team head coach Ben Olsen on his squad's style of play in the win: The way they played I think was fun to watch for the fans... Read more

Video: MLS All-Star Game and press conference highlights

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 2:55 AM
In case you missed any of last night's action, you can watch highlights below. There's also a piece from our friends at Cinesport with clips from the postgame press conference. Read more

Major League Soccer All-Star Game inactive players announced

Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 3:01 PM
As was expected to happen today, Major League Soccer announced the "reserve" or inactive players who complete the 32-player All-Star Game roster. These players will not participate in tonights action - indeed, most of them aren't in Philadelphia - but they get bonuses as part of the collectively bargained... Read more

Live chat: 2012 Major League Soccer All-Star Game

Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 6:04 AM
Kickoff Time: 8:50 p.m. EDT Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa. TV/Radio/Online: ESPN2 and (English), Telefutura and ESPN Deportes Radio (Spanish), TSN (English in Canada) and RDS (French in Canada). All broadcasts start at 8:30 p.m. EDT. Welcome to an evening that should produce a real spectacle... Read more

Photos: Major League Soccer All-Stars party at Philadelphia's Hotel Palomar

Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 12:33 AM
On Monday night, Major League Soccer and Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter hosted a party at the Hotel Palomar for MLS All-Star Team players, representatives of Chelsea and other guests. In among the crowd was a photographer from Phrequency,'s specialty site for local style, music, art... Read more

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter has become a soccer fan

Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 11:55 PM
If you are reading this from the Philadelphia area, I don’t have to introduce Mayor Nutter to you. If you are elsewhere, it won’t surprise you to know that like many big-city mayors, Nutter is Philadelphia’s chief sports fan as well as its chief executive. And like any good Philadelphian... Read more

Chelsea legend Graeme Le Saux’s perspective on American soccer

Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 8:18 PM
I wrote a story for Friday’s Inquirer about the growth of Chelsea into a global soccer brand. One of the interviews I did for the story didn't make the cut for print. I spent a few minutes chatting with one of club’s most famous former players: midfielder Graeme Le Saux. Here's the transcript... Read more
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