Philadelphia’s premier women’s soccer team, the Philadelphia Independence are set to host the 2011 WPS Semifinal on Saturday, August 20 at PPL Park, at 4 p.m. Philadelphia will face either magicJack or the Boston Breakers in the semifinal. The two teams will battle for the semi-final slot on Wednesday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Boca Raton, Florida. Tickets for the semifinal match are on sale now and can purchased by calling the Comcast Tix call center at 1-800-298-4200 or online at http://www.comcasttix.com
The Philadelphia Union and Harrisburg City Islanders have announced that they will be holding a joint tryout on December 20-21, 2010. The tryouts will be held at In the Net Sports Complex in Palmyra, PA. This is the home training grounds for the City Islanders. Register on the City Islanders website: www.cityislanders.com
“Our eyes are constantly open to identifying talent and this tryout is a terrific opportunity to evaluate a large number of players simultaneously,” said Philadelphia Union Coach John Hackworth. “Our partnership with Harrisburg enables us to pool resources with the goal of finding players who can compete within our player development structure, and ultimately with the Union first team. We look forward to seeing who turns out for this exciting two-day event.”
“Philadelphia is a first class organization and we are pleased to partner with them once again,” added City Islanders Head Coach Bill Becher. “I look forward to having the Union’s coaching staff here in Harrisburg and I believe that a joint tryout with franchises from different levels of professional soccer is a great way to find players who may be able to contribute to one of the respective teams. It should be a quality event. We have open tryouts each year and we’ve always found a player or two that have not only made our team, but made a measurable difference. I suspect this year will be no different.”
Read more on the Union site: Union, Islanders to Host Joint Tryout
Both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Teams are coming to Philadelphia. Well Chester to be exact. Both games will be played at PPL Park, home to the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer.
From the U.S. Soccer Events Department:
U.S. WOMEN vs. CHINA OCT. 6, U.S. MEN vs. COLOMBIA OCT. 12 AT PPL PARK
SPECIAL PRIVATE SALE OFFERS THIS WEDNESDAY (SEPT. 1) FOR BOTH MATCHES
U.S. Women vs. China
PPL Park • Chester, Pa.
Wednesday, Oct. 6
7 p.m. ET
Your one-day, internet-only private sale begins Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 11 a.m. and ends Thursday, Sept. 2, at 6 a.m.
Ticket Prices: $150 On-Field Seats (purchaser keeps the seat); $125 Club Front Row Seats; $90 Front Row Seat; $65 Club Seats; $45 Midfield; $35 Sidelines; $25 Corners; $18 Endlines
To participate in the private sale, you must enter the password WHISTLE1 (which must be entered in UPPER CASE) in the space designated on the page listed here (www.philadelphiaunion.com/promo) to take advantage of this special offer. U.S. Soccer welcomes you to pay with your Visa® card
U.S. Men vs. Colombia
PPL Park • Chester, Pa.
Tuesday, Oct. 12
8 p.m. ET
Your one-day, internet-only private sale begins Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 1 p.m. and ends Thursday, Sept. 2, at 6 a.m.
Ticket Prices: $225 On-Field Seats (limit six per purchase – buyer keeps the seat); $225 Club Front Row Seats (limit six per purchase); $135 Front Row Seat (limit six per purchase); $110 Club Seats; $68 Midfield; $48 Sidelines; $38 Corners; $30 Endlines.
To participate in the private sale, you must enter the password WHISTLE2 (which must be entered in UPPER CASE) in the space designated on the page listed here (www.philadelphiaunion.com/promo) to take advantage of this special offer. U.S. Soccer welcomes you to pay with your Visa® card.
Visit ussoccer.com for additional details about these spectacular events. Be sure to share this presale offer with others in time for them to take advantage!