July 29, 2014 |
THE SOUL didn't earn a playoff spot on Saturday. Tampa Bay gave theirs away. Philadelphia had its worst performance in 3 months in a 64-34 loss at Pittsburgh, but managed to claim their conference's final postseason bid thanks to Tampa Bay losing at home to Cleveland 3 hours later. Philadelphia (9-9) will play at Cleveland on Saturday (7 p.m., CBS-SN). "I was shocked. I'm still in shock," Soul coach Clint Dolezel said late yesterday afternoon. "The most important game of the season and we didn't show up. " Nine dropped passes was a major reason why the Soul managed just one touchdown in the first half as Pittsburgh (15-3)
June 24, 2014
IF THE ARENA LEAGUE is a steppingstone, then all Cleveland quarterback Shane Austin needs to get to the NFL is a few more games against the Soul. Ditto for his favorite receiver. Austin and Dominic Goodman hooked up on a Hail Mary pass on Saturday night as the Soul again squandered a last-minute lead to the Gladiators and lost, 69-68, at the Wells Fargo Center. Austin tied the AFL record with a staggering 11 touchdown passes, the last one came with a heavy dose of luck as three Soul d-backs and a Cleveland receiver banged into one another.
May 24, 2014
What: Arena Football League, Soul (5-4) at Cleveland Gladiators (8-0). Where: Quicken Loans Arena. When: Friday at 6 p.m. TV: ESPN3. Outlook: Winners of five of their last six games, the Soul are looking for their third win in a row. . . .. Soul running back Derrick Ross last week became the only player in AFL history to rush for more than 2,000 career yards. . . . Soul receivers Ryan McDaniel and Tiger Jones have combined for 127 receptions, 1,678 yards, and 36 touchdowns this season.
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)