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CALLING IT QUITS
Havertown's Sinead Farrelly retires

SEATTLE – Sinead Farrelly has announced her retirement from professional soccer. The Havertown, Pa., native spent four years in the National Women's Soccer League, but missed the entire 2016 season while on the injured list. She registered three goals and tallied two assists during her four years in the NWSL.


September 4, 2015
HANGING THEM UP
Former Independence GK Karina LeBlanc to retire

There will be one less former Cheesesteak kicking around women's professional soccer. Former Philadelphia Independence goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc, now with the Chicago Red Stars, will retire at the end of the current National Women's Soccer League Season.


August 18, 2014
BACK IN THE POST SEASON
Riley leads Thorns into playoffs

Former Philadelphia Independence head coach Paul Riley has another team headed to the post season. The Portland Thorns clinched a spot in the National Women’s Soccer League playoffs on Sunday with a 1-0 win over the Seattle Reign, only the second loss suffered by Seattle all season.


August 14, 2014
HANGING THEM UP
Former Independence midfielder Lori Lindsey retires

Former Philadelphia Independence and current Washington Spirit midfield Lori Lindsey has decided retire. The 34-yr old made her announcement in an open letter to fans the Spirit website.


April 18, 2014
STAYING PUT
Riley on Thorns: I probably have the No. 1 women's club job in the world

Paul Riley isn't going anywhere.

The Portland Thorns FC coach has been mentioned in some circles as a possible successor for the fired Tom Sermanni as U.S. women's national coach, but he said that he has more than enough on his plate with the defending National Women's Soccer League champions.


April 7, 2014
NORTHWEST REUNION
Thorns sign former MVP Veronica Boquete

PORTLAND, Ore. – Paul Riley is bringing his former Most Valuable Player to the Portland Thorns. The National Women’s Soccer League team has signed former Philadelphia Independence midfielder Verónica Boquete.
Boquete is the second former Cheesesteak to join Riley in Portland, following midfielder Sinead Farrely.


December 18, 2013
ENGLAND CALLS
Ex Independence Sanderson back with National team

Former Philadelphia Independence forward Lianne Sanderson has been called up to the England Women’s National Team for a camp in La Manga Spain by new head coach Mark Sampson.


December 10, 2013
ROSE CITY FOR RILEY
Ex Independence coach takes over Portland Thorns

It's official.

Paul Riley is the new coach of the Portland Thorns FC.

Riley, who coached the Long Island Fury of the Women's Premier Soccer League last summer, directed the Philadelphia Independence to a consecutive Women's Professional Soccer finals.


December 9, 2013
HIS GAME OF THORNS
Paul Riley is set to succeed Cone as coach of NWSL champion Portland

Paul Riley is about to add another stop on his coaching resume.

The veteran women's coach is expected to be named coach of the Portland Thorns this week, perhaps as early as today, according to sources within the Women's Professional Soccer League.


December 5, 2013
LANDING IN PORTLAND?
Paul Riley could be named Thorns coach

After falling short in his recent attempt to secure the English women's national coaching job, Long Island Fury coach Paul Riley appears to be headed for the Pacific Northwest.


November 18, 2013
OUT OF THE RUNNING
Riley no longer being considered for England WNT job

Paul Riley is out of the running for the position of England women’s national team coach.


November 14, 2013
CHEESESTEAK IN KC
Nikki Krzysik signs with Blues

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan – Former Philadelphia Independence midfielder Nikki Krzysik has signed with FC Kansas City.


September 25, 2013
ON THE SHORT LIST
Riley ready to state his case on why he should be England women's national coach on Oct. 4

Late last month Paul Riley went back home to England for some pleasure -- to watch his beloved Liverpool team play Notts County to a 2-2 draw in the English Premier League.

When he returns to his native land next week, it will be for strictly business -- to state his case on why he should be the coach of the England women's National Team.


August 26, 2013
UP FOR THE CHALLENGE
Riley throws his hat into the ring for England job

Paul Riley, one of the three finalists for the U.S. women's national coaching position last year, has decided to pursue the England women's national job.

Named Women's Premier Soccer coach of the year two years running while he directed the Philadelphia Independence, Riley confirmed that he is interested in the job.


February 14, 2013
BACK IN CAMP
Riley bringing SUPERGROUP together again

Paul Riley is bringing his Women's Professional SUPERGROUP back together for a one week camp outside of Philadelphia. More than 20 players, many of them who performed for Riley with the Philadelphia Independence will attend that camp at United Sports Training Center in Downingtown, Pa.


February 12, 2013
CHEESESTEAKS EVERYWHERE
Independence players settling around NWSL

Philadelphia might not have a franchise in the newest incarnation of a women's professional soccer league, but the team that made it to back-to-back WPS championship games, the Independence, is well represented throughout the new eight-team National Women's Soccer League.


December 26, 2012
THE YEAR’S TOP STORIES - #6
WPS folds

After three rocky years and a lawsuit, Women's Professional Soccer finally called it quits on May 18, deciding to fold and taking the Philadelphia Independence with it, the number five story on the Philly Soccer News list of the Top Ten local stories of 2012.


August 9, 2012
NEW WOMEN'S LEAGUE
No plans for Independence

A new women's professional soccer league is being planned for launch in the spring of 2013. According to league organizers, four teams have committed to joing the new league, including three former members of Women's Professional Soccer, the Chicago Red Stars, Boston Breakers and Sky Blue FC, along with a newly formed team in Seattle.


May 17, 2012
NY STATE OF MIND
Fury adds another ex-Cheesesteak in Farrelly

Another former Philadelphia Independence player is joining head coach Paul Riley with the New York Fury. The team signed midfielder Sinead Farrelly, making her the seventh ex-Cheesesteak to arrive in New York to play for the WPSL Elite team.



SUPERGROUP BACK
More Independence flavor

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa--Five new players join a core group as the Women's Professional SUPERGROUP prepares for its second monthly camp at United Sports Training Center this week.


May 4, 2012
DESTINED FOR DC
Ex-Cheesteaks Lohman, Sanderson sign with W-League team

BOYDS, Md---Former Philadelphia Independence midfielders Joanna Lohman and Lianne Sanderson have signed with D.C. United Women of the W-League.


April 30, 2012
NY CHEESESTEAK
Robinson joins Riley with Fury

Paul Riley has brought another one of his former Philadelphia Independence players to the New York Fury, signing defender Leigh Ann Robinson.


April 25, 2012
NEW YORK STATE OF MIND
McNeil joins Riley with Fury

Former Philadelphia Independence defender Kia McNeill has signed with the New York Fury, reteaming with Independence coach Paul Riley.


April 24, 2012
GETTING THEIR INDEPENDENCE
NY Fury will have a Philly flavor with six players from the WPS team

Being great sporting rivals, Philadelphia and New York usually don't. But Paul Riley is betting on the fact that it will mesh very well together this spring and summer in the Women's Premier Soccer League Elite League.


April 17, 2012
SUPERGROUP COMES TOGETHER
Many former WPS stars to attend camp in Downingtown, Pa.

When Women's Professional Soccer suspended its 2012 season, the league's two-time coach of the year Paul Riley envisioned a way to keep some of the league's top players in tip-top form.


April 5, 2012
CHEESESTEAK TO NY
Gina DiMartino signs with Fury

Paul Riley continues to build his New York Fury squad around former players from the Philadelphia Independence. The WPSL Elite team signed Gina DiMartino, along with former Sky Blue forward Allie Long.


March 22, 2012
CHEESESTEAK CULTURE
Riley hopes for Philly-style team in NY

Paul Riley is loading up his New York Fury Women's Premier Soccer League team with his former Philadelphia Independence players.


March 12, 2012
A NEW LIFE FOR RILEY
2-time WPS coach of the year to direct NY Fury in WPSL

Paul Riley, who directed the Philadelphia Independence to back-to-back Women's Professional Soccer finals while earning coach of the year honors both times, will return home to Long Island to guide the New York Fury.


March 9, 2012
SWEET HOME CHICAGO
Ex Independence Buczkowski signs with WPSL Red Stars

CHICAGO---The Chicago Red Stars have signed former Philadelphia Independence starter Jen Buczkowski for the 2012 season.


February 13, 2012
'NOT ENOUGH TIME'
Riley decides against an Elite Fury team, will hold Supergroup program at Downingtown instead

The New York Fury will not be part of the Women's Premier Soccer League's Elite League this season.

Perhaps next year


February 9, 2012
MAKING PLANS
Independence to hold camps and clinics

Women's Professional Soccer teams are making plans for what they will do in 2012 while the league takes a year off to regroup. They range from playing in the Women's Premier Soccer League, to touring Japan to holding clinics and youth programs.


January 31, 2012
UNCERTAINTY A KILLER
Halstead on decision to suspend WPS

There was no single thing that led Philadelphia Independence owner David Halstead to vote in favor of Women's Professional Soccer cancelling its 2012 season.


January 31, 2012
AN OPEN LETTER
From Independence owner David Halstead



January 31, 2012
PICKING UP THE PIECES
Riley: players, coaches, employees are devastated, gutted and with broken hearts

The news was sudden, stunning and swift.

Needless to say, the players, coaches and employees of the various teams were "devastated," with "broken hearts" and "gutted" over the news that Women's Professional Soccer decided to suspend the 2012 season on Monday, according to Paul Riley.


January 27, 2012
BACK TO THE PARK
Independence to play some regular season games at PPL

The Philadelphia Independence plan to play as many as four home games at PPL Park this season, a source has confirmed to Philly Soccer News.


January 27, 2012
CHASING CHENEY
WNT star expected to sign with Cheesesteaks

United States National Team forward Lauren Cheney is expected to sign with the Philadelphia Independence.


January 20, 2012
FRIDA RETURNS
Independence signs Magnusdottir, Omarsdottir

DOWNINGTOWN, PA – One of the most popular players on the Philadlephia Independence will be returning. The team has signed Holmfridur ‘Frida’ Magnusdottir and her countrywoman, midfielder Katrin Omarsdottir.


January 18, 2012
GAINING HER INDEPENDENCE
Chalupny signs with Philly

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. - The Philadelphia Independence has signed free agent midfielder and former Atlanta Beat captain, Lori Chalupny. Chalupny started 17 games for the Beat in 2011 and led the team in goals (2) alongside Megan Lenczyk, who signed with the Independence earlier this month.


January 16, 2012
BACK ON THE LINE
Independence signs Robinson, Johnson

DOWNINGTOWN, PA – The Philadelphia Independence has re-signed defenders Leigh Ann Robinson and Estelle Johnson, two starters from last year’s team that saw a second place finish in the regular season and was runner-up in the 2011 Women’s Professional Soccer Championship Game.


January 13, 2012
DEEP DRAFT
Independence selections provide scoring punch, defensive depth

KANSAS CITY, Mo.---The Philadelphia Independence added depth at several positions with their WPS Draft picks on Friday.


January 13, 2012
OFFENSIVE POWER
Independence take Milwaukee's Hagen

KANSAS CITY, Mo---The Philadelphia Independence went for offense with their first pick in Friday’s Women's Professional Soccer Draft at the Kansas City Convention Center, selecting high scoring U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee forward Sara Hagen.


January 11, 2012
NO.1 PICK RETURNS
Farrelly signs with Independence

DOWNINGTOWN, PA (– The Philadelphia Independence has re-signed midfielder, Sinead Farrelly, the No. 1 draft pick for the Independence in 2011 and second pick overall. As a rookie, Farrelly immediately earned a spot in the lineup and played in 14 games for the Independence, starting 13 of them, including the season opener.


January 9, 2012
FORWARD DEPTH
Independence sign Beat's Lenczyk

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa – Paul Riley has said since the end of last season he wanted more depth in the Philadelphia Independence’s forward line. On Monday, the team added that depth, signing former University of Virginia forward Meghan Lenczyk.


January 7, 2012
FOR THE DEFENSE
Independence signs McNeil, Buczkowski

DOWNINGTOWN, PA – The Philadelphia Independence has re-signed defender Kia McNeill and midfielder Jen Buczkowski, both of whom were key components to the Independence run to the Women’s Professional Soccer Championship game last season and named to the 2011 WPS Best XI, a first time honor for each.


January 5, 2012
WPS DRAFT DETAILS SET
Independence has fifth pick

SAN FRANCISCO, CA– The Women's Professional Soccer draft, which take place 1pm ET on Friday, January 13th during the 2011 NSCAA Convention in Kansas City, Mo., will consist of four rounds for a total of 23 selections.


January 5, 2012
RE-INKED
Kai signs with Independence

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. – The Philadelphia Independence has re-signed 2011 fan favorite, Natasha Kai.

Kai led Philadelphia in goals scored with nine, tying her for second best in the league with Abby Wambach.


December 30, 2011
CORE RETURNING
Independence expects starters back

The Philadelphia Independence will be one of the few teams in Women's Professional Soccer to not have a major turnover in its lineup in 2012. The team has commitments from most of the core group of its starters in 2011 to return next season.


December 11, 2011
FRIDA TO RETURN
Magnusdottir will be back with Independence

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa.---One of the Philadelphia Independence's most popular players will be back next season after leaving the team at midseason last year. Iceland international Holmfridur Magnusdottir has agreed to a deal with the team for 2012, pending a final contract.


December 10, 2011
BRINGING BACK BOQUETE
MVP will return to Independence

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa.---The Philadelphia Independence's offseason priority has been ensuring that Women's Professional Soccer Most Valuable Player Veronica Boquete returns to the team. It looks like mission accomplished, as the Spaniard has committed to a deal with the team, pending a final contract.


December 9, 2011
LANDING LORI
Chalupny will join Independence

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa.----Former United States National Team midfielder Lori Chalupny is expected to join the Philadelphia Independence for the 2012 Women's Professional Soccer season.


December 5, 2011
OPEN TRYOUTS
Independence holding two day combine

DOWNINGTOWN, PA – The Philadelphia Independence will hold open tryouts for prospective players December 8-9 at United Sports Training Center in Downingtown, PA.


October 27, 2011
CHANGES COMING
Independence roster will be reshaped

After making back-to-back championship game appearances in their first two years, the Philadelphia Independence still have some unfinished business. That was their motto this past season, after falling in the 2010 title game to Bay Area FC Gold Pride. They can use the same t-shirts next year. But while the look of the apparel might be the same, the look of the roster might not.


October 12, 2011
A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY
Independence’s Lohman, Sanderson looking to the future

Joanna Lohman’s travels this offseason have so far taken her to England and Spain, and eventually to India. But that road might not lead the veteran midfielder back to Philadelphia, where she has spent the last two seasons with the Independence.


October 4, 2011
WHITE HOUSE INVITE
Barnhart, Lindsey part of South Lawn clinic

DOWNINGTOWN, PA)– Independence teammates and US Women’s National Team members Nicole Barnhart and Lori Lindsey will take part in a Let’s Move! Clinic hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama on Thursday, Oct. 6 on the South Lawn of the White House.


September 14, 2011
SHORT VACATION
Independence’s Barnhart ready to resume WNT training

The dust has settled and Philadelphia Independence goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart has had a chance to take some time off, rest, rehab from the tendonitis that flared up while she was in Germany for the Women’s World Cup and think about the WPS Championship game, which the team lost to the Western New York Flash on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw through 120 minutes,


August 31, 2011
GOAL OF THE WEEK
A-Rod ties the title game

Amy Rodriguez’s game tying goal for the Philadelphia Independence in Saturday’s WPS Championship game has been named the Philly Soccer News Goal of the Week for the week ending August 28.


August 30, 2011
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Farrelly neutralizes Flash

The Philadelphia Independence midfielder Sinead Farrrelly has been named the Philly Soccer News Player of the Week for the week ending August 28.


August 28, 2011
A PERFECT PLAN
Only result falls short for Independence

The Philadelphia Independence executed their game plan perfectly. Except for the final result. But that’s what happens when championships are decided on penalty kicks as the Women’s Professional Soccer title game at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester, NY was on Saturday.


August 27, 2011
STILL UNFINISHED
Independence falls in title game again

ROCHESTER, NY---The Philadelphia Independence will have to keep their Unfinished Business tee-shirts clean for 2012 after falling on penalties to the Western New York Flash in a tense WPS Championship in front of 10, 461 at Sahlen’s Stadium Saturday.


August 26, 2011
SPAIN AWAITS
Lohman, Sanderson to join Espanyol

Philadelphia Independence midfielders Joanna Lohman and Lianne Sandersn will join Spanish side RCD Espanyol de Barcelona during the off season.


August 26, 2011
BETTER THAN AN OCTOPUS
Cheesesteaks have Petey

The Philadelphia Independence did a lot of things on their way to their second straight appearance in the Women’s Professional Soccer League Championship game. But it might have been on the way to Rochester on Thursday that the team pushed itself over the top in its effort to win the title.


August 26, 2011
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
Independence well-prepared for WPS Championship Game

The Philadelphia Independence will get something on Saturday that few teams have. A second chance. After falling in the 2010 championship game to the Marta-led Bay Area FC Gold Pride, Philly gets the opportunity on Saturday to beat the Marta-led Western New York Flash in the 2011 WPS Championship game at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester.


August 24, 2011
GOAL OF THE WEEK
Kai nets semifinal winner

Tasha Kai’s game winning goal in the Philadelphia Independence’s 2-0 Semifinal win over magicJack on Saturday has been named the Philly Soccer News Goal of the Week for the week ending August 21.


August 23, 2011
CHAMPIONSHIP TIX
Independence make fan arrangements

The Philadelphia Independence have made arrangements for fans who want to travel to the WPS Championship game this Saturday (august 28 4pm) in Rochester at Sahlen’s Stadium.


August 23, 2011
PLAYER(S) OF THE WEEK
Defense drives the Independence

The Philadelphia Independence back line of Kia McNeill, Estelle Johnson, Nikki Krzysik and LeighAnn Robinson have been named the Philly Soccer News Player(s) of the Week for the week ending August 21.


August 20, 2011
HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE
Union stadium gives Independence a boost

CHESTER, Pa.—It’s hard to have a home field advantage when you are playing on a field for the first time, but the Philadelphia Independence had just that on Saturday, playing at PPL Park for their 2-0 semifinal win over magicJack.


August 20, 2011
CHEESESTEAKS WITH EVERYTHING
Independence use a full team effort to defeat magicJack

CHESTER, Pa—On Saturday afternoon, the Philadelphia Independence played as good a game as has ever been played at PPL Park, booking a second straight trip to the championships on the strength of goals by Tasha Kai and Amy Rodriguez, with a 2-0 win over magicJack.


August 20, 2011
ONE DOWN, ONE TO GO
Independence ousts magicJack, advances to championship game

CHESTER, Pa---Despite just a few weeks ago saying he didn’t think Amy Rodriguez and Tasha Kai could play together, Philadelphia Independence coach Paul Riley teamed the two up front in Saturday’s WPS semifinal match against magicJack at PPL Park, and the decision paid off for the WPS Coach of the Year.


August 20, 2011
STARTING LINEUPS
magicJack at Independence

WPS Semi-Final at PPL Park, Chester, Pa


August 19, 2011
SURPRISED WINNER
Boquete on MVP Award

Four of the five names on the Women’s Professional Soccer MVP ballot were pretty familiar. There was Marta, two-time winner of the award and five-time World Player of the Year; U.S. Women’s National Team and World Cup hero Abby Wambach; Canadian national team star Christine Sinclair; and former U.S. National Teamer Tasha Kai. Then there was Veronica Boquete.


August 17, 2011
MOST VALUABLE
Philly’s Boquete breaks Marta’s grip on WPS top player honor

Philadelphia Independence midfielder Veronica Boquete has won the Michele Akers Player of the Year award, as the most valuable player in Women’s Professional Soccer. The sparkplug midfielder captured the award beating out four other finalists, including two time winner Marta, and her Philadelphia team mate Tasha Kai.


August 17, 2011
READY AND WAITING
Kryzsik, Independence poised for playoffs

It doesn’t matter whether it’s going to be Lauren Cheney and Alex Smith or Megan Rapinoe and Abby Wambach running at her Saturday at PLL Park, Philadelphia Independence defender Nikki Krzysik says the team, and its back line, will be ready.


August 14, 2011
STUCK IN SECOND
Independence loss leaves them behind WNY

BOCA RATON, Fla.---Lisa DeVanna scored two goals giving magicJack a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Independence at Florida Atlantic University Sunday.


August 13, 2011
DOWN TO THE WIRE
WPS positions, playoff spots come to last day

The Women’s Professional Soccer league regular season is coming down to the wire. With all six teams in action in Sunday, first and second place will be decided, as will the last playoff spot.


August 9, 2011
MVP CANDIDATES
Boquete, Kai up for honors, Farrelly on rookie ballot

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Philadelphia Independence’s Veronica Boquete and Tasha Kai are on the ballot for Women’s Professional Soccer’s Michelle Akers Player of the Year Award given to the league MVP. Sinead Farrely is on the ballot for the Rookie of the Year Award, Nikki Krzysik is up for Defender of the year and Nicole Barnhart for goalkeeper of the year.


August 9, 2011
GOAL OF THE WEEK
Sanderson nets a late winner

Lianne Sanderson’s 90th minute goal that gave the Philadelphia Independence a 2-1 win over Sky Blue FC and kept their hopes for a first place finish alive has been named the Philly Soccer News Goal of the Week for the week ending August 7.


August 8, 2011
WORKING WITH A-ROD
Riley hopes to get striker back to form

Philadelphia Independence coach Paul Riley has a pretty good idea of what he wants Amy Rodriguez to do in order to get her back into the form that made her one of Women’s Professional Soccer’s top three scorers in 2010.


August 7, 2011
TEAM EFFORT
Indies win as a group

CHESTER, Pa.---Paul Riley knows he might not have the best players in Women’s Professional Soccer. It doesn’t matter. He thinks he has the best team.


August 7, 2011
PICKING UP SPEED
Independence late-season surge continues with 2-1 win over Sky Blue FC

CHESTER, Pa.----If Marta and the New York Flash want the WPS regular season title, they’re going to have to work for it. The Philadelphia Independence are matching the WPS powerhouse point-for-point, on Sunday with a heartstopping 2-1 win over Sky Blue FC at Leslie Quick Stadium.


August 4, 2011
HONORED BY WPS
Boquete again Player of the Week

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Forward Veronica Boquete led the Philadelphia Independence to two victories en route to claiming her third WPS Player of the Week title this season, capturing the honor for Week 16.


August 3, 2011
ON SALE FRIDAY
Tickets for Indies playoff game at PPL

Tickets for the Philadelphia Independence 2011 WPS playoff game will go on-sale to the general public on Friday, August 5 at 10:00 a.m. ET.


August 2, 2011
GOAL OF THE WEEK
Boquete gives Indies clinching win

Veronica Boquete’s goal that clinched second place for the Philadelphia Independence has been named the Philly Soccer News Goal of the Week for the week ending July 31.


August 2, 2011
STAYING AT WIDENER
Independence agrees to 2012 lease

DOWNINGTON, Pa---–While the Philadelphia Independence hope to eventually move to PPL Park on a permanent basis, the team has decided to stay at Widener University and will play its games at Leslie Quick Stadium through the 2012 season.


July 31, 2011
“PIA’S DESTROYED HER”
Riley on A-Rod’s crisis of confidence

Members of the United States Women’s National team returning to Women’s Professional Soccer are being hailed as conquering heroes, but Philadelphia Independence head coach Paul Riley wishes at least two of his three players had never left.


July 31, 2011
BIG WIN
Independence edge Atlanta, clinch at least second place

CHESTER, Pa.—One player can be a difference maker. The Philadelphia Independence have found that difference maker in Veronica Boquete. The Spanish international scored her third game winner in the last four games in Sunday’s 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Beat in front of a season high 4,162 fans at Leslie Quick Stadium.


July 30, 2011
READY TO GO
A-Rod ready for another Independence playoff push

Amy Rodriguez has had two incredible pressure-packed runs in less than a year, but she’s ready for a third, this time hopefully with a happier ending.


July 28, 2011
PPL PARK PLAYOFF POSSIBLE
Independence looking at move

The Philadelphia Independence could be playing a WPS playoff game at PPL Park in August if the team finishes either first or second in the regular season standings.


July 27, 2011
VERO AGAIN PLAYS HERO
Scores only goal in 1-0 Independence win

ALLSTON, Mass.---Veronica Boquete is the Philadelphia Independence’s difference maker. The Spanish international proved that once again on Wednesday, scoring the Indies only goal in a 1-0 win over the Boston Breakers in front of 3,343 at Harvard Stadium.


July 26, 2011
BOSTON BOUND
Independence face Breakers Wednesday

Six seems to be the magic number for the Philadelphia Independence this week. Their six game winning streak ended on Saturday with a 2-0 loss to Sky Blue FC. In order to regain their winning ways, they will have to end the Boston Breakers six game unbeaten streak when the two teams meet at Harvard Stadium Wednesday night (7:30 pm).


July 24, 2011
GOING HOME
Magnusdottir leaving Independence

The Philadelphia Independence will be losing one of their most popular players. The team has agreed to a mutual termination of the contract of Icelandic defender, Holmfridur Magnusdottir so she can return to her native country and join her national team.


July 23, 2011
COMING TO AN END
Independence streak is no more

PISCATAWAY, NJ---It had to end sooner or later. That it came to an end on the week everyone’s World Cup layers returned may not bode well for the Philadelphia Independence, who now hold a tenuous one-point lead on the second place Western New York Flash.


July 23, 2011
INDEPENDENCE FALL
Nogueira braces Sky Blue

PISCATAWAY, NJ---A pair of late goals by Casey Nogueira gave Sky Blue a 2-0 win, ending the Philadelphia Independence’s six game winning streak at Yurcak Field on Saturday night.


July 22, 2011
A DELICATE BALANCE
Rodriguez, other World Cuppers must earn their way back into Independence lineup

When the Philadelphia Independence players left the team for the World Cup in June, the team was struggling and clearly chasing the Western New York Flash and magicJack.

Some eight weeks later, it is the Independence who are being pursued.


July 20, 2011
THEY’RE BACK
Independence’s World Cuppers return

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa--- – The three Philadelphia Independence players who competed as part of the US Women’s National Team at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany returned to team training at United Sports for the first time since May 30. Amy Rodriguez, Nicole Barnhart and Lori Lindsey were greeted in the player’s lounge by Independence head coach, Paul Riley, his coaching staff and their Independence teammates upon arrival.


July 18, 2011
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Boquete gives Independence sixth straight

Philadelphia Independence midfielder Veronica Boquete, has been named the Philly Soccer News Player of the Week for the week ending July 17.


July 17, 2011
GERMANY DELEGATION
Independence represented at WWC

A delegation from the Philadelphia Independence and Women’s Professional Soccer arrived in Frankfurt Germany Saturday, ahead of the United State’s final match up with Japan.


July 16, 2011
VERO THE HERO
Boquette scores lone goal in 1-0 Indies win

KENNESAW, Ga.—The World Cup has been very good to the Philadelphia, so has Veronica Boquete. The Independence have won six straight games since the U.S. Women’s National Team convened for Germany, and the Spaniard, who joined the team at the start of June, has been the difference.


July 14, 2011
HONORED BY WPS
Kai named player of the Week

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – For her four goal in two game performance last week, Philadelphia Independence forward Tasha Kai has been named the WPS Player of the week as voted by members of the North American Soccer Reporters.



EMBASSY SEND OFF
Independence, UAE team feted in DC

WASHINGTON, DC--- The Philadelphia Independence were honored guests at a dinner hosted by United Arab Emirates Ambassador Yosef Al Otaiba and the UAE Embassy.


July 12, 2011
GOAL OF THE WEEK
Farrelly’s first is a game winner

Sinead Farrelly’s game winning goal in the Philadelphia Independence’s 2-1 win over Western New York Flash has been named the Philly Soccer News Goal of the Week for the week ending July 10.


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