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This Local Youth Organization Is Trying to Get More Girls to Play Soccer

The U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team (USWNT) didn’t just announce its entrance onto this year’s World Cup stage. On June 11th, when the defending champions […]

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Be Well Philly

Here’s How a Professional Soccer Player Trains for Game Day

Welcome to Sweat Diaries, Be Well Philly’s look at the time, energy, and money people invest in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle in Philly. For each Sweat Diary, […]


7 Places to Watch the World Cup Final in Philadelphia

The 2018 World Cup will end after Sunday’s 11 a.m. match between top contenders France and Croatia. (There’s a fight for third place between Belgium […]

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City Life

Philly Congressman Angers U.S. Soccer Fans — All 11 of Them

ICYMI, the U.S. soccer team suffered an embarrassing 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago last night, meaning we’ll miss out on playing in the World Cup for […]

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Fans Boo as Union Make Playoffs for Just Second Time in Team History

The Philadelphia Union have made the playoffs! Hey, a sports team in this town making the postseason is a big deal nowadays. The Phillies haven’t […]

City Life

What the Unity Cup Says About Philly Is Pretty Great

At its most basic, soccer doesn’t require much: A ball, something to mark the goal area, people to play with. I’ve seen rags artfully wound […]

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Union Sign National Team Player Alejandro Bedoya

The Philadelphia Union are in their seventh season, and have yet to win a playoff game. The team has actually only qualified for the playoffs […]

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WATCH: Chilean Fans Sing National Anthem at the Linc

Chile’s national anthem is long. It’s five verses and a chorus. It’s so long the country has a short version, which is what U.S. Soccer […]

City Life

Copa America Centenario Arrives in Philadelphia

The Copa America Centenario begins tonight in Philadelphia with Uruguay and Venezuela facing off at Lincoln Financial Field. This is the first of three matches […]

City Life

Player Signs with Union, Red-Carded Just Hours Later

Yesterday afternoon, the Philadelphia Union announced it had signed Ilsinho to a two-year contract using “Targeted Allocation Money” (I am not making this term up). […]

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Carli Lloyd Wins FIFA Player of the Year Award in a Landslide

FIFA announced today that Carli Lloyd was the winner of the FIFA Women’s Player of the Year Award. The Delran, New Jersey, native took home […]

City Life

Seven Reasons to Watch the Union’s Open Cup Final Tomorrow Night

  Pity poor soccer. While the rest of the world can’t get enough of it, America blithely continues to thumb its nose at the sport, […]

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Delran’s Carli Lloyd to Be on Sports Illustrated Cover

Sports Illustrated is honoring the 2015 U.S. Women’s World Cup championship team in a way no other team has been honored before. In an “unprecedented” move […]

City Life

What They’re Saying About World Cup Star Carli Lloyd

After last night’s record-setting performance in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final against Japan — including the first-ever hat trick by a woman and second-ever […]

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Carli Lloyd Scores Hat Trick in U.S. Win

Carli Lloyd dominated the biggest stage in women’s soccer. The Delran native scored a hat trick in the first 16 minutes of Sunday’s championship game against […]