I had assumed, perhaps naively, that these surveys were blinded, i.e. the Union couldn’t trace specific responses to individual respondents. However, I received a phone message at the end of last week that clearly conveyed to me that the Union were aware of the specific negative comments I had made in the survey. I was infuriated. It was a good thing I didn’t actually take the call. None of my comments to the survey were rude, but that conversation very well could have been. I think some hapless intern dodged a bullet there.
The Philly Soccer Page " Reader reactions: At the halfway point
The season is halfway done. The Philadelphia Union are tied for first place with two games in hand on the Red Bulls. And after Philly travels to New England for a Sunday night showdown with the Revolution, they won’t play another league match for twelve days (July 29 vs Colorado).
Alright folks, its that time again. This weeks away contest is all about the GOALS.
FRANKFURT, Germany – The bumpy, windy road got the Americans right where they wanted to go all along. Eight months after having to win a playoff just to get to Germany, the Americans face Japan in the Women's World Cup final on Sunday. A win would be the ultimate finish to their improbable journey, making the United States the first three-time champions and delighting a country of newfound fans.
When the U.S. national soccer team won the inaugural Women's World Cup in 1991, there wasn't exactly a brass band waiting at the airport upon their return from China. In fact, as the players from that team were always happy to recount, no one was there. The guy running the floor buffer, maybe. That was about it.
A goal by Vero Boquete helped the Independence extend their Women's Professional Soccer winning streak to six games with a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Beat on Saturday night at Kennesaw State University Soccer Stadium in Kennesaw, Ga.
As the United States women's soccer team punched its ticket to Sunday's World Cup final, Colleen Magarity had flashbacks to the team's triumphant run in 1999 and how meaningful it was to her.
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