March 13, 2012
THE SOUL have changed their uniforms. After last year's miserable season, they probably ought to burn the old ones. How the team performs with a new coaching staff and an overhauled roster remains to be seen. But at least they'll look snazzy. Dan Raudabaugh (No. 5) is the new quarterback, and he largely will be responsible for putting the 6-12 record the Soul posted in 2011 well into the rearview mirror. New coach Doug Plank and the Soul open the new season on Sunday at New Orleans.
March 16, 2014
What: Arena Football League: Soul at Arizona Rattlers When: Saturday at 9 p.m. TV: TCN Where: U.S. Airways Center, Phoenix. Outlook: It's a rematch of last year's ArenaBowl, when the Soul had a chance to win it in the end and were denied. . . . Quarterbacks are usually the standouts in AFL games, and this game is a perfect example. The Rattlers' Nick Davila was second the AFL with 110 TD passes last year and led the league with 4,847 yards in 18 games. For the Soul, Dan Raudabauch was second in passing yards (4,699)
June 15, 2012
AGENDA Who: Soul (10-3) at Jacksonville (6-6) When: Saturday, 7 p.m. Where: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (15,000) TV: The Comcast Network Radio: None Internet: www.UStream.com. or www.PhiladelphiaSoul.com About the Soul: Have won three in a row and can clinch a share of the East Division title with a win and a Cleveland loss … Signed free agent Greg Ryan, who was quarterback Dan Raudabaugh's center last year.
May 19, 2013 |
The Soul beat the Orlando Predators for the second time this season with a 61-51 victory on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Two touchdowns by Derrick Ross, one rushing and one receiving, highlighted a 14-0 second quarter for the Soul (4-4), who led by 28-19 at halftime. Orlando (2-6) pulled within 42-39 late in the third quarter on a 12-yard TD pass from Aaron Garcia to T.T. Tolliver. But the Soul extended their advantage when quarterback Dan Raudabaugh found Tiger Jones for a 38-yard scoring pass, and James Romain returned an interception 50 yards for a TD, giving the Soul a 55-39 cushion.
April 21, 2014
RAYSHAUN KIZER led a solid defensive effort as the Soul beat Jacksonville, 54-41, in the team's home opener on Saturday. Kizer had 10 1/2 tackles, the most by a Soul defender this season, and rookie Teddy Jennings had 2 1/2 sacks as Philadelphia held the Sharks' offense to five touchdowns. Dan Raudabaugh overcame three interceptions and threw four touchdowns as the Soul (2-3) won its second in a row. Tiger Jones caught three TDs and Ryan McDaniel the other. McDaniel's score was from 49 yards, the longest possible on a 50-yard AFL field.
March 5, 2006 |
The road can be a daunting place to win, especially in the Arena Football League, where last year even the best teams could do no better than break even away from home during the regular season. Even the champion Colorado Crush were 6-2 at home and 4-4 away. Now the Soul, after much home cooking, will hit the road for an extended period. The Soul have four straight road games, beginning tonight at Las Vegas against the Gladiators. In the following weeks, the Soul will visit Kansas City, Columbus and Dallas before returning home March 31 for a game against the Austin Wranglers.
June 3, 2011 |
What: Milwaukee (3-7) at Soul (4-7) When: 7:05 Where: Wells Fargo Center TV/Radio: None Internet: www.PhiladelphiaSoul.com or www.NiftyTV.com . About the Mustangs: Beat the Soul in Week 3, 51-49 . . . Offense is ranked 17th in the 18-team league with an average of 42.5 points per game. Only New Orleans is worse . . . Wide receiver Damian Harrell is the AFL's career leader in receiving touchdowns with 356. Harrell, 35, is in his 12th season and leads the Mustangs in catches (69)
July 6, 2012
Agenda What: Spokane (8-7) at Soul (13-3) When: Sunday, 6:05 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center (19,500) TV: The Comcast Network Internet: www.UStream.tv/PhiladelphiaSoul About the Shock: Thumped the Soul, 65-47, on May 18?…?Quarterback Kyle Rowley set an AFL record with 12 touchdown passes at San Jose in Week 16. He followed it up by throwing five interceptions in a loss to Arizona. About the Soul: Has won six in a row and scored more than 60 points in each of the last five games, including 83 last week at Tampa?
April 16, 2012
DEFENSIVE BACK Kent Richardson tied a team-record for most interceptions in a game as he pulled in three passes to give the Soul a 61-55 win Saturday over the San Jose Sabercats. "Those three interceptions, that was the difference in the game," said Soul coach Doug Plank. The game got off to a slow start, and the Sabercats put the first points on the board, with Mark Grieb throwing a 7-yard touchdown pass to James Roe with less than 5 minutes left in the first quarter. In the second quarter, the scoring picked up as the Soul (4-1)