June 29, 2013
Saturday at 7 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. Records: Soul, 8-5; Gladiators, 2-11. About the Soul: The Soul have a five-game lead over second-place Pittsburgh in the Eastern Division and have won five of their last six games. With a win, the Soul can clinch the East Division for the second consecutive season. The Soul average 58.3 points per game (No. 3 in the AFL), 273 passing yards per game (No. 6), and 33.2 yards on the ground (No. 3). Over the last two games quarterback Dan Raudabaugh averaged a completion percentage rate of 73.4 and a quarterback rating of 137.74.
May 4, 2013
Saturday at 8 p.m., Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. Records: Soul, 2-3; Rush, 4-2. About the Soul: These teams haven't played since 2011, when Chicago defeated the Soul, 62-28. . . . The Soul's defense is tied for fifth in the Arena Football League with an average of 263 yards allowed per game. However, the defense allowed more than 50 points in all three losses. . . . The Soul rank second in average fewest rushing yards allowed, at 17.6 per game, and have allowed the fewest rushing touchdowns in the league, three.
April 20, 2013
Saturday at 7:05 p.m., Wells Fargo Center Records: Soul 2-1; Gladiators 0-3. About the Soul: Linebacker Joe Goosby was named the Week 4 AFL MVP. He recorded 6 1/2 tackles and set career highs of two sacks and three tackles for loss in last week's 54-43 victory over the Iowa Barnstormers. . . . The Soul are looking for their third consecutive win. . . . The Soul are No. 1 in AFL rush defense, No. 4 in pass defense, and No. 2 in total defense. . . . Running back Derrick Ross ranks No. 3 in the AFL with an average of 29.3 rushing yards per game.
May 30, 2012 |
QUARTERBACK Dan Raudabaugh threw six touchdown passes to lead the visiting Soul to a 55-33 win over the Cleveland Gladiators in an Arena Football League clash at Quicken Loans Arena Sunday night. Raudabaugh finished 20-for-34 for 257 yards with two interceptions. Donovan Morgan, playing in his first game since breaking his wrist April 1, had nine catches for 84 yards and two TDs and Tiger Jones had seven catches for 58 yards and three TDs for the Soul (8-3). The Soul led 21-19 at the half and outscored the Gladiators (6-4)
May 27, 2012
What: Soul (7-3) at Cleveland (6-3) When: Sunday, 4 p.m. Where: Quicken Loans Arena TV/Radio: None. Internet: www.UStream.com . or www.PhiladelphiaSoul.com About the Soul: The have lost two of the last three and lead Cleveland by only a half-game in the East Division. . . . Wide receiver Donovan Morgan returns to the lineup after missing seven weeks with a broken wrist. He expects to play the entire game. About the Gladiators: They have won three in a row and are led by John Dutton at quarterback.
May 26, 2012 |
The AFL has wanted to create a rival for the Soul since the team joined the league in 2004. It once put Dallas in the same division, hoping to mimic Eagles-Cowboys, but that didn't work. There was a brief period when the Soul and the New York Dragons used to fight each other before exhibition games, but that fizzled out when the New York franchise folded. Currently, Cleveland is the villain of choice among Soul followers. A rivalry needs animosity (which the Soul and Gladiators share)
May 25, 2012 |
The AFL has wanted to create a rival for the Soul since the team joined the league in 2004. It once put Dallas in the same division, hoping to mimic Eagles-Cowboys, but that didn't work. There was a brief period when the Soul and the New York Dragons used to fight each other before exhibition games, but that fizzled out when the New York franchise folded. Currently, Cleveland is the villain of choice for Soul fans. A rivalry needs animosity (which the Soul and Gladiators share)
May 25, 2012 |
IT WAS A LITTLE noisier at Soul practice on Wednesday morning and the coaches couldn't have been happier. Wide receiver Donovan Morgan was back for his first day of on-field work since fracturing his left wrist on April 1. "Sitting out was very difficult," said Morgan, who chatted up and encouraged teammates as usual during Wednesday's preparations. "It was like seeing your troops go to battle and you're not able to go out on the front lines and be there with them. I'm one of those guys that wants to be on the front lines with my troops and lead the way. Sitting on the sidelines was killing me. " Morgan, a team captain, had 23 catches and eight TDs in two-plus games before getting injured.
April 2, 2012 |
The Cleveland Gladiators got under the Soul's collective skin before their game and stayed there long enough to ruin the team's Arena Football League home opener, 68-62, on Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center. Cleveland quarterback John Dutton threw nine touchdown passes, but it was the Soul's lack of discipline that had head coach Doug Plank fuming afterward. "Tonight, we established a new low for our team," Plank said. "This was certainly the worst game of the season for us. I'm just disappointed.
April 1, 2012 |
THE CLEVELAND Gladiators got under the Soul's collective skin before the game and stayed there long enough to ruin Philadelphia's home opener, 68-62. A game that was supposed to be further affirmation of the strides the Soul has taken in burying last year's mess deep in the litter box instead revealed some clumps. Cleveland quarterback John Dutton threw nine touchdown passes, but it was the Soul's lack of discipline that had head coach Doug Plank fuming afterward. "Tonight, we established a new low for our team," Plank said.