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Archive: August, 2011

Independence lose WPS championship game to Western New York Flash

Saturday, August 27, 2011, 2:48 PM
It was a game with just as much drama as this summer's Women's World Cup final, and for Philadelphia fans, it was just as heartbreaking. After Amy Rodriguez scored a dramatic tying goal in the 87th minute, the Philadelphia Independence lost the Women's Professional Soccer championship game to the... Read more

Nowak: Union need to 'not look at the standings'

Friday, August 26, 2011, 10:41 AM
Here is a dichotomy that exists in almost any sport you might follow. Fans, media and various other observers spend a lot of time looking at and discussing the standings in a given league. The team being observed, meanwhile, insists on taking things one game at a time - especially when it's August... Read more

Independence vs. magicJack video higlights

Sunday, August 21, 2011, 4:31 PM
In case you didn't get to watch Saturday's game, here are the video higlights. Both goals were impressve, but especially Amy Rodriguez's long-distance chip. Read more

Video: Independence vs. magicJack SC postgame reactions

Sunday, August 21, 2011, 3:19 AM
Below you'll find postgame reaction from Philadelphia Independence forwards Natasha Kai and Amy Rodriguez, head coach Paul Riley and owner David Halstead after the Independence beat magicJack SC, 2-1, at PPL Park in the Women's Professional Soccer Playoffs Super Semifinal. If you missed the game,... Read more

Independence reach Women's Professional Soccer championship game

Saturday, August 20, 2011, 3:39 PM
The Independence finally got to play at PPL Park. (Jonathan Tannenwald/ The Philadelphia Independence are in the Women's Professional Soccer championship game for the second year in a row after a 2-0 win over magicJack SC in front of 5,410 fans at PPL Park. After a scoreless but entertaining... Read more

A shot of Philly flavor in the Cascadia Cup

Friday, August 19, 2011, 12:31 AM
Tomorrow night, the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps will play each other for the first time since both teams made the move up to Major League Soccer. Even though Portland and Vancouver are way out of the playoff picture, this latest chapter of the Cascadia Cup rivalry will be entertaining... Read more

Catching up with two area products, Jeff Parke and Michael Seamon

Thursday, August 18, 2011, 3:09 PM
Last month, I traveled out west to cover the Union at San Jose and Seattle at Portland. When the MLS fixture list came out and I saw that those games were on back-to-back days, that weekend went to the top of my list of trips to take this summer. While in Portland, I spent some time chatting with... Read more

Independence sweep top WPS awards

Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 6:07 PM
If you were expecting a World Cup star such as Marta or Christine Sinclair to be named Women's Professional Soccer's most valuable player for the season, then you're in for a surprise. The award went to Independence forward Veronica Boquete, who has played a big role in the team's second-place finish... Read more

Union vs. FC Dallas postgame reactions

Sunday, August 14, 2011, 2:51 AM
There are two elements in this post. One is a video with quotes from Freddy Adu and Danny Califf. The other is an audio playlist with more quotes from Adu and both head coaches' postgame press conferences. I'll keep my analysis brief, as I'm going to fall asleep at my desk if I spend a lot of time... Read more

Live updates: Philadelphia Union vs. FC Dallas

Saturday, August 13, 2011, 6:28 PM
Time: 8:00 p.m. EDT Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa. TV: WPVI-6 Two days after signing on with the Union, Freddy Adu is in the starting lineup for tonight's game against FC Dallas. He will be in midfield, playing behind Sébastien Le Toux and Jack McInerney. FC Dallas' starting lineup includes... Read more
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