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Philadelphia Independence join nwsl?

Been looking at the new roster for the nwsl and I just cannot help thinking that Philadelphia Independence should make a come back and start competing in the nwsl especially when you see this years roster http://womensprosoccer.com/official-nwsl-2014-roster so many of those teams dont look that much better than how Philly Independence was when they were competing in the wps.. albeit with different players. I think we should all rally together to try and bring back philly independence to the nwsl… or some sort of pro women’s team for philly.. who is with me? There was was definitely a lot of interest in the philly team when they were around I just dont get why they disappeared of the face of the earth whilst teams like Boston breakers and sky blue after the wps just simply went on to nwsl… It is a real shame as philly could really have took on these teams but I guess some teams just have more funding then others and it all boils down to money at the end of the day.

What do you think do you think Philadelphia Independence should join the nwsl?.. with only 9 teams in the league independence could really shake up the league and make it more interesting.

Why we need Philadelphia independence soccer team!

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Philadelphia independence used to be one of the best!
Ever since the women’s pro soccer league ended and so the Philadelphia independence had to fold (also because of finical reasons as well) Philadelphia doesn’t have a women’s soccer team anymore and that really is a shame… Is soccer not loved that much so in a city that is the 5th largest in the world with 1,526,006 people living in it (according to the 2010 census but how accurate are those things really?) doesn’t have a professional women’s soccer team… It did have the independence team and they were really good but lack of funding and with the WPS going bye bye its such a real shame… why soccer is such a great sport and why is it that this sport that is the biggest sport ever in the rest of the world just cannot seem to survive no matter how good they are in America. Many of the players who played for Philadelphia independence have went on to play for the us women’s national team and are now part of the Nwsl in other teams….. so it wasn’t as though they team played rubbish and nobody wanted to watch them win more like the fans were far between and advertisement failed this is the main reason. In america advertisers will only support the top American sports.. football whether womens or even mens will simply trail behind because advertisers are only bothered about sports with a huge supporting. I think that soccer came to late to america and now everyone is simply to interested in the the American sports to focus on soccer.. maybe it got to America to late thanks to the resentment towards the British that went on after the war of independence and by the time Americans forgot what the British did it was to late to adopt their sport as they already had alternatives…… Who knows but I still think it really is a shame because soccer is so great and the Philly Independence team was so great.. can soccer survive in america?

Philadelphia a look back

Whats the latest goings on in the women”s soccer scene over in Philadelphia? Well lots of has been going on… In men”s soccer Philadelphia union played the ney York red bulls in a epic game with tons of action which didn”t turn out to well for the Philadelphia side though ending with a final score of 1-2 to the Red bulls where all the goals where scored in the first half of the match. This defeat for the Unions puts them in shakey ground especially loosing a game to the red bulls who are not having a “great” season themselves with a previous loss against the South Florida university team 2-0. It also is not good considering the Unions also played there three new signings all together in this game Maurice Edu and Vincent Nogueira both in center position and Christian Maidana who played just out left maybe the Philadelphia unions just need to adapt as a team and get used to playing with each other and maybe will will then see them play so good football in later games. Over in the women”s football scene there really isn”t much to report with not much action going on.. The Philadelphia university ended its season way back in November in reflection they played really well all season but just couldn”t manage to squeeze it at the end of the season on a high after losing to Caldwell 1-0 they had a few opportunities near the end but could manage to equalize hopefully next season the Philadelphia University women”s soccer team can beat the Caldwell side.