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February 19, 2010 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Independence's 24-game schedule for their inaugural Women's Professional Soccer season was released yesterday, and all 12 home games will be staged on weekends. Previously, only the home opener and the first away game had been released. The Independence open their season April 11 against fellow expansion team the Atlanta Beat in a 6 p.m. game at West Chester University's Farrell Stadium. All home games this season will be played at West Chester. The Independence won't have any home games the same day that the Major Soccer League's Union are home.
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August 16, 2010
Trailing by two in the game's first 20 minutes, the Independence rallied behind two goals by Tina DiMartino and an 81st-minute game-winner by sub Joanna Lohman to take a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Beat last night at West Chester University's Farrell Stadium. The win kept the Independence (10-6-4) solidly in second place behind FC Gold Pride in the WPS. The Independence next plays Sky Blue FC (6-9-4) Sunday afternoon at Rutgers.
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January 12, 2013
The National Women's Soccer League announced the allocation of U.S. National Team players on Friday for the 2013 season. Boston Breakers: Sydney Leroux, Heather Mitts, Heather O'Reilly. Chicago Red Stars: Shannon Boxx, Amy LePeilbet, Keelin Winters. Also: Canada's Erin McLeod (Penn St.) FC Kansas City: Nicole Barnhart (Gilbertsville), Lauren Cheney, Becky Sauerbrunn. Portland Thorns FC: Rachel Buehler, Tobin Heath, Alex Morgan. Seattle Reign FC: Megan Rapinoe, Amy Rodriguez, Hope Solo.
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July 23, 2011
WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL SOCCER   Independence (8-2-3) at Sky Blue FC (3-5-4) Saturday at 7 p.m., Rutgers University's Yurcak Field, Piscataway, N.J. Last game: The Independence won, 1-0, at the Atlanta Beat last Saturday. Sky Blue FC lost, 3-1, on Sunday to the Western New York Flash, snapping their six-game home unbeaten streak. Outlook: The Independence are in first place by a point over Western New York, which owns a game in hand. . . . The three U.S. national team players on the Independence - forward Amy Rodriguez, goalie Nicole Barnhart, and midfielder Lori Lindsey - returned to practice on Thursday.
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January 16, 2010 | By Kate Harman, Inquirer Staff Writer
As expected, Tobin Heath, a midfielder who helped win three national titles in four years at North Carolina, was picked first by expansion Atlanta Beat in the 2010 Women's Professional Soccer draft held yesterday at the Convention Center. Heath, from Basking Ridge, N.J., was on the U.S. National Team that won the Olympic gold medal in 2008. The Boston Breakers then selected forward Lauren Cheney from UCLA with the second overall pick that they obtained from the Independence for national team forward Amy Rodriguez.
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August 23, 2010
The Independence traveled to Piscataway, N.J. to face Sky Blue FC yesterday, knowing that a win or a tie would clinch a WPS playoff berth, and a first-round home game. Wait 'til next week. Yael Averbuch, who has been a regular with U.S. national age-group teams and has played with the senior national team this year, scored the game's lone goal in the 60th minute, assisted by another national team member, Heather O'Reilly. The Sky Blue is battling Washington for the fourth and final playoff berth.
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July 17, 2011 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A goal by Vero Boquete helped the Independence extend their Women's Professional Soccer winning streak to six games with a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Beat on Saturday night at Kennesaw State University Soccer Stadium in Kennesaw, Ga. The teams had played another defensive battle on June 4 that ended in a scoreless draw, but this time the Independence were able to pick up three points on the road. Boquete netted the winning shot with an assist from Haverford High graduate Sinead Farrelly in the 73d minute.
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January 31, 2012
Women's Professional Soccer announced Monday that it has suspended the 2012 season due to "legal issues" and an "ongoing dispute" with a former owner. WPS was formed in 2009 following the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. The Independence, owned by David Halstead and coached by Paul Riley, last season lost in the WPS championship game for the second straight year. "This is what responsible business enterprises do, and it's what the WPS and Philadelphia Independence are going to do," Halstead said in a statement.
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August 23, 2009 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Former Indiana University basketball coach Bob Knight will be inducted into the university's athletics Hall of Fame on Nov. 6 nearly a decade after he was fired for violating a zero-tolerance policy imposed by then-IU president Myles Brand, who now heads the NCAA. Knight was let go in 2000 for what school officials called a "pattern of unacceptable behavior. " He became head coach at Texas Tech in 2001. While at Texas Tech, Knight became the winningest Division I coach Jan. 1, 2007, getting career win No. 880. He resigned midseason in 2008, handing the Red Raiders reins to son Pat, who played for him at Indiana.
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July 7, 2011 | By Kevin Tatum, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the first time this season, the Independence have moved into first place in Women's Professional Soccer. With forward Tasha Kai turning in a hat trick, the Independence gained a 4-3 victory over Sky Blue FC Wednesday night at Widener University's Quick Stadium. In winning their fourth straight outing, the Independence picked up three points to move ahead of the idle Western New York Flash. The Flash are 6-1-2, and the Independence improved to 6-2-3. The teams will meet for the second time this season Saturday night at Widener.
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July 17, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Walk into The Keeper Institute and there's no sign of what the director and founder has accomplished. No big posters on the wall of the four years spent representing the United States. No mention of placing second in the 2011 World Cup, or the gold medal finish in the 2012 Summer Olympics. No trace of the fact that she played with and against some of the best in the world. You'd be forgiven for thinking this Sewell warehouse was just another place for local soccer players to practice.
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April 14, 2013 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Jill Loyden knew her hand was broken as soon as it happened. The 27-year-old Vineland native and Villanova graduate was training with the U.S. women's national soccer team in Portugal on March 7 when she felt a crack. Immediately she could feel that it wasn't just a temporary discomfort - a jammed finger or sprained tendon. "Frustrating, to say the least," Loyden said of her injury. "That's an understatement. " The injury was just one more roadblock for the goalkeeper who has overcome personal tragedy, competed for a variety of teams across the country and plays a position that, within U.S. soccer, has become synonymous with the name Hope.
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January 12, 2013
The National Women's Soccer League announced the allocation of U.S. National Team players on Friday for the 2013 season. Boston Breakers: Sydney Leroux, Heather Mitts, Heather O'Reilly. Chicago Red Stars: Shannon Boxx, Amy LePeilbet, Keelin Winters. Also: Canada's Erin McLeod (Penn St.) FC Kansas City: Nicole Barnhart (Gilbertsville), Lauren Cheney, Becky Sauerbrunn. Portland Thorns FC: Rachel Buehler, Tobin Heath, Alex Morgan. Seattle Reign FC: Megan Rapinoe, Amy Rodriguez, Hope Solo.
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November 23, 2012 | STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
Another professional women's soccer league will try to succeed where two previous attempts have failed, but a Philadelphia team is not in the mix. U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday that an eight-team league will launch in the spring. The clubs will be located in Boston, Chicago, Kansas City, New Jersey, Portland, Seattle, western New York and Washington. U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati said there were 11 finalist cities for inclusion in the league. Philadelphia was represented by the Charge in the Women's United Soccer Association, which folded in 2003 after three seasons, failing to capitalize on the success of the 1999 World Cup. The Philadelphia Independence was a member of Women's Professional Soccer, which folded earlier this year, also after three seasons.
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January 31, 2012
Women's Professional Soccer announced Monday that it has suspended the 2012 season due to "legal issues" and an "ongoing dispute" with a former owner. WPS was formed in 2009 following the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. The Independence, owned by David Halstead and coached by Paul Riley, last season lost in the WPS championship game for the second straight year. "This is what responsible business enterprises do, and it's what the WPS and Philadelphia Independence are going to do," Halstead said in a statement.
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August 8, 2011 | BY FRANK BERTUCCI, bertucf@phillynews.com
SOMEHOW the Union, with just two wins in its last 11 MLS games, stays near the top of the league's Eastern Conference standings. Saturday night's 1-1 draw with the Houston Dynamo, before 18,524 at PPL Park in Chester, gave the Union a 2-2-7 league record, good for 13 points, since a 6-2 rout of Toronto on May 31. But the overall point 33-point total (from an 8-5-9 record) has the Union in second place in the East, one point behind the Columbus Crew. Jack McInerney scored in the game's 15th minute Saturday, but Houston got the tying goal from Geoff Cameron in the 84th.
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July 24, 2011 | From Staff and Wire Reports
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - A defensive battle with Sky Blue FC turned into a 2-0 loss for the Independence in a Women's Professional Soccer game Saturday night at Rutgers' Yurcak Field. Casey Nogueira came off the bench to make the difference with a pair of goals. After scoring in the 71st minute, she sealed it in the 80th for Sky Blue, which improved to 4-5-4 overall and 4-1-3 at home. With their win streak ending at six games, the league-leading Independence fell to 8-3-3 but remained a point ahead of the Western New York Flash, who play at Boston on Sunday night.
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July 23, 2011
WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL SOCCER   Independence (8-2-3) at Sky Blue FC (3-5-4) Saturday at 7 p.m., Rutgers University's Yurcak Field, Piscataway, N.J. Last game: The Independence won, 1-0, at the Atlanta Beat last Saturday. Sky Blue FC lost, 3-1, on Sunday to the Western New York Flash, snapping their six-game home unbeaten streak. Outlook: The Independence are in first place by a point over Western New York, which owns a game in hand. . . . The three U.S. national team players on the Independence - forward Amy Rodriguez, goalie Nicole Barnhart, and midfielder Lori Lindsey - returned to practice on Thursday.
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July 22, 2011 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
  With her arms and neck covered in tattoos, Tasha Kai garners a lot of attention for her appearance. But this season the Independence forward has also drawn plenty of notice for her play. With eight goals in 13 games, Kai sparked the Independence offense during Amy Rodriguez's absence for a stint with the U.S. national team at the Women's World Cup. Earlier this month, against her former team, Sky Blue FC, Kai netted three goals on way to being named Women's Professional Soccer player of the week.
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