August 17, 2015
Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Wachovia Center TV: CBS Sports Network Standings: Philadelphia (15-3) won the American East Division. Cleveland (8-10) finished second in the division. Last week: The Soul closed the season on the road with a 48-33 victory at Cleveland. Season series: The Soul swept all three contests this season with the Gladiators. Along with last week's season-ending win at Cleveland, the Soul defeated the Gladiators, 68-43, and 72-56. Three stars: Gladiators – QB Shane Austin (416-682, 4,651 yards, 101 touchdowns, 18 interceptions)
August 11, 2015 |
IF FAMILIARITY breeds contempt, the Soul and Cleveland must really hate each other by now. After a decisive win in Cleveland over the weekend, the Soul (15-3) will turn around and host the Gladiators (8-10) this Saturday at 5 p.m. in an AFL playoff game at the Wells Fargo Center. It will be the teams' fourth meeting this year, and the seventh in just the last two seasons. The Soul won the first three meetings this season, while Cleveland won all three last year - including a playoff game with a field goal at the buzzer.
August 10, 2015
Saturday at 7 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. Last week: The Soul (14-3) defeated the New Orleans VooDoo, 61-28, at home. The Gladiators (8-9) clinched their second consecutive playoff berth with a 59-42 victory over the Spokane Shock. This season: The Soul defeated Cleveland, 63-48, on April 18. They also beat Cleveland, 72-56, on July 11. Soul leaders: QB Dan Raudabaugh, 391-588, 4,743 yards, 113 TDs, 12 interceptions; WR Marco Thomas, 150 catches for 1,724 yds, 39 TDs; WR Ryan McDaniel, 112 catches for 1,240 yds, 28 TDs. Top Gladiators: QB Shane Austin, 400-649, 4,475 yards, 98 TDs, 18 interceptions,; WR Collin Taylor, 136 catches for 1,523 yds, 41 TDs; WR Dominick Goodman, 135 catches for 1,262 yds, 27 TDs. Playoff picture: The Soul have clinched the American East Division and home-field advantage in the conference.
April 21, 2015
DAN RAUDABAUGH continued his torrid start with seven touchdown passes as the Soul disposed of visiting Cleveland on Saturday, 63-48. Philadelphia improved to 4-0 and cleared a mental hurdle with the win over the Gladiators, who beat the Soul three times last season on the game's final play. Raudabaugh leads the league with 29 touchdown passes and 1,250 yards. He has thrown just three interceptions in 161 pass attempts. Wide receiver Marco Thomas had nine catches for 108 yards and three TDs. Ryan McDaniel had three scores.
April 19, 2015
What: Wild-card game. Who: Cleveland Gladiators (2-1) at the Soul (3-0). Where: Wells Fargo Center. When: Saturday at 7 p.m. TV: ESPN2 Outlook: This is the first meeting between the teams since the Gladiators defeated the Soul in the opening round of last year's playoffs, 39-37, on a field goal as time expired. . . . The Soul lead the AFL in scoring offense (62.3), passing offense (326.7) and total offense (326.7). . . . Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh has passed for a league-high 22 touchdowns and just three interceptions.
April 17, 2015 |
IN THEIR THREE games last year, Cleveland was the baby and the Soul was the diaper. Each time, the Soul had a late lead against its division rival and each time, the Gladiators strutted off with the win. Those losses lingered like a trash bin filled with rotting seafood. "A lot of times last year, we fell short and our record [9-9] reflected that," defensive lineman Bryan Robinson said. "This year, we're trying to stay on ourselves about going the extra mile, doing the extra work.
December 21, 2014
Home games in capitals Week 1 Orlando Predators, March 29 2 Spokane Shock, April 4 3 JACKSONVILLE SHARKS, April 12 4 CLEVELAND GLADIATORS, April 18 5 New Orleans VooDoo, April 25 6 PORTLAND THUNDER, May 2 7 ORLANDO PREDATORS, May 8 8 Jacksonville Sharks, May 16 9 Tampa Bay Storm , May 22 10 LAS VEGAS OUTLAWS, May 30 11 NEW ORLEANS VOODOO, June...