Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia Soul News’

Soul Defeat Undefeated Predators

May 23rd, 2016 by Leo | Comments Off on Soul Defeat Undefeated Predators | Filed in General, Soul, Sports



Philadelphia Hands Orlando Their First Loss of the Season.

PHILADELPHIA—The Philadelphia Soul (7-1) snapped the Orlando Predators’(7-1) winning streak with a 62-54 win in front of 12,127 fans at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday night.

“Wins are hard to come by in this league and we will take the win anytime we can get it,” said Soul head coach Clint Dolezel.  “This is just a credit to this organization and finding the talent that will go out and fight week in and week out.”


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Soul boot the Gladiators out of the Arena

April 22nd, 2015 by Leo | Comments Off on Soul boot the Gladiators out of the Arena | Filed in General, Soul, TalkSportsPhilly

(Photo / Christopher Leomporra)

Philadelphia Sports (4/2015)

The Philadelphia Soul stay undefeated 4-0 after a victory over the Cleveland Gladiators this week.  The Soul are on fire and playing really solid ball behind QB Dan Raudabaugh and on a quest to go undefeated for the season.  They certainly Philly’s best hope for a championship and a point to rally behind in Philadelphia Sports.  The final score of the game was 63-48.

TalkSportsPhilly took some video and photos of the action which is posted below.  Next week, the Soul travel to New Orleans on Sunday, April 26 to face the VooDoo (0-2) at the Smoothie King Center. The game will kick off at 3:00 p.m.

Russell Athletic Offensive Player: Philadelphia’s Dan Raudabaugh


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Soul will Hold Open Tryouts, Are You Pro-Caliber?

June 5th, 2014 by | Comments Off on Soul will Hold Open Tryouts, Are You Pro-Caliber? | Filed in Football, General, Soul



           Tryouts to be Held at Wells Fargo Center

PHILADELPHIA (June 2014) – The Back-to-Back American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul will hold an open player tryout on Sunday, July 6 at the Wells Fargo Center.   Soul head coach Clint Dolezel, assistant head coach Phil Bogle and general manager Tom Goodhines will be evaluating all players in attendance.  Kickers will be evaluated at this tryout.

“With a high level of injuries this season, and the success we have had getting talented players at our open tryouts, we want to make sure we have talented guys ready to go if we need to call upon them for our championship run,” said Soul coach Clint Dolezel.  “If we can find another Ryan McDaniel out there, it will only increase our chances to bring home a World Championship.”


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Philadelphia Soul Team History

May 29th, 2014 by Adam Harman | 1 Comment | Filed in Football, General, Soul, Sports, TSP Radio



On Sunday, April 13, 2003, the face of Philadelphia sports changed by an event taking place across the country – Jon Bon Jovi and Craig A. Spencer’s first taste of Arena Football. Bon Jovi and Spencer attended a Los Angeles Avengers game at the Staples Center, taking their first steps on a path that would bring another professional football franchise to the City of Brotherly Love.

By July 10, 2003, the Arena Football League’s Board of Directors had approved Bon Jovi and Spencer’s application to place a team in Philadelphia. Just over two months later the Soul roster began to take shape with the acquisition of the team’s first player – OL/DL Dwayne Missouri. A week later the tandem of Bon Jovi and Spencer – along with minority owner, Richie Sambora, and Team President, Ron Jaworski – stood under the shadow of the Rocky statue at the Wachovia Spectrum and officially introduced the Soul to the city.

It didn’t take long for Philadelphia to take notice. While the front office made key free agent acquisitions to further build the team, Philadelphia football fanatics feverishly jumped on board, leading to AFL-leading attendance, merchandise sales, and sponsorship numbers.

Meanwhile, the Soul organization also began to build a significant presence within the Philadelphia community, focusing greatly on charitable efforts. Whether it was organizing drives for books and canned food items, making hospital and school visits, or building a playground with the cast if MTV’s The Real World, the players, Soulmates, and front office staff were committed to doing good both on and off the field.


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In the action at the Philadelphia Soul Home Opener- A TalkSportsPhilly exclusive

April 22nd, 2013 by Emily Phung | Comments Off on In the action at the Philadelphia Soul Home Opener- A TalkSportsPhilly exclusive | Filed in General, Soul, TalkSportsPhilly

Soul Home Opener

by Emily Phung

What’s it like being at a Soul game? Here’s a follow-up from the article, “Is your “Soul” missing football?” I was fortunate to attend the Philadelphia Soul home opener versus the Cleveland Gladiators at the Wells Fargo Center. I had a great seat, which was located in the field zone next to the pads right by the end zones. The action is literally in your face. Footballs are thrown towards you since this is where the touchdowns happen so thankfully there was some netting right above to risk from being hurt. If you were below the netted area or in the surrounding stands on the side, you had the opportunity to pick up an in-play football.

025The Soul certainly makes it entertaining to attend. To go with the ‘Soul theme”, they have a Soul Man mascot (similar to the Blues Brothers) running around, dancing, and high-fiving you. He’s fittingly dressed in the Soul’s color of blue and has some sweet Ray Ban type sunglasses to rock out in. Quite sharp dresser I have to say for a mascot. The Soul invited marching bands to play at the home opener, which really got the crowd dancing and swaying to the wonderful beats during time-outs and media breaks. The nineteen Soul cheerleaders known as the Soulmates also brought up the spirit of the team and crowds by doing acrobatic cheer moves to entertaining us with some great dance numbers.

The Soulmates could be strategically found in various sections along the spectators if they were not in the field and were quite approachable when it came to picture-taking. During breaks, time-outs, and halftime, the Soul staff put on various side shows of entertainment.  Little kids from the audience were invited to participate in fun events such as catching parachuting bags in a bucket & throwing on different parts of a construction outfit as they raced down the football field, which was quite amusing.


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