June 19, 2015
SOUL AGENDA Who: Soul (10-2) at Los Angeles (2-9) When: Tomorrow, 11 p.m. Where: Honda Center (18,336). TV: ESPN2. On the web: soul.arenafootball.com/allaccess Line: Soul -11. About the Soul: Re-signed defensive end Teddy Jennings this week and will have him in the lineup. Jennings tied the franchise record last year with 11 sacks . . . Star linebacker Beau Bell is likely to miss his fourth consecutive game with a back injury. He spent last season with LA, where he registered 13 sacks and was first-team all-AFL.
June 16, 2015
THE SOUL offense had its most sluggish outing of the season in Saturday's 45-42 loss at Orlando. Marco Thomas had 13 catches for 138 yards and four touchdowns as the Soul slipped to 10-2. Fumbles on their first two drives, and a third-quarter interception by Dan Raudabaugh, helped stop the Soul's three-game winning streak. Up next for the Soul is a visit to Los Angeles (2-9), which beat San Jose, 48-42, on Saturday in the biggest upset in recent AFL history. LA was a 32.5 1/2 -point underdog, according to VegasInsider.com, and the SaberCats came into the game 11-0.
June 15, 2015 |
The Soul lost to the Orlando Predators, 45-42, in front of 10,473 fans at the Amway Center in Orlando on Saturday night. It was only the second loss of the season for the Soul (10-2). Marco Thomas led Soul receivers with 13 catches for 138 yards and four scores. Ryan McDaniel added five catches for 57 yards and one touchdown. Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh completed 28 of 39 passes for 296 yards, six touchdowns, and one interception. Orlando's Bernard Morris completed 17 of 32 passes for 174 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.
June 14, 2015
What: Arena League Football Who: Soul (10-1) at Orlando Predators (6-5) When: Saturday at 7 p.m. Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Fla. TV: The game will be shown on ESPN3.com Standings: Soul are in first place in the American East; the Predators are in first place in the American South. Last week: The Soul, off to their best start in franchise history, rallied in the second half to earn a 62-41 win at home. The Predators suffered all sorts of breakdowns against the Sharks, giving up 50 points in the second half of a 66-51 loss.
June 9, 2015
DAN RAUDABAUGH continued his torrid season with nine touchdown passes as the Soul drilled visiting New Orleans, 62-41. Saturday's victory improved the Soul to 10-1 for the first time in franchise history. Marco Thomas and Shaun Kauleinamoku caught three TDs each. James Romain had eight tackles and two more interceptions to tie for the league lead with nine. Raudabaugh leads the AFL with 74 touchdown passes, and the nine he had against New Orleans (2-9) is a season- high. He had nine in a game against Iowa last season and a career-high 11 against Tampa Bay in 2012.
June 7, 2015
What: Arena Football League Who: New Orleans VooDoo (2-8) at Soul (9-1) When: Saturday at 6 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center TV: ESPN3 Standings: The Soul are in first place in the American East; The VooDoo are in last place in the American East and own the league's second-worst record. Last week: The Soul used a five-touchdown game from receiver Marco Thomas to earn a 51-43 victory over Las Vegas at Boardwalk Hall. The VooDoo came up one point short and extended their losing streak to four games in a 35-34 loss to Tampa Bay. Last meeting: Winners of their first seven games of the regular season, the Soul defeated the VooDoo in Week 5, 55-42, in New Orleans.
June 2, 2015 |
ATLANTIC CITY - The Soul's first foray into Atlantic City wasn't a royal flush, but it wasn't snake eyes either. The local arena team hauled its 50-yard field and its own padded walls down the AC Expressway for its first-ever regular-season home game away from the South Philly sports complex. After a sluggish first half, the Soul dispatched Las Vegas, 51-43. But the Boardwalk experiment was more than a football game for the AFL, which is forever trying to nudge its way up to the feeding dish occupied by the more mainstream sports in Philadelphia.
May 31, 2015
Who: Las Vegas Outlaws (3-5) at Soul (8-1) When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Where: Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City TV: CBS Sports Network Standings: Outlaws, last in National West; Soul, first in American East. Last week: The Outlaws fell, 62-47, to the Spokane Shock and have now lost two in a row. The Soul bounced back from their first loss of the season to defeat Tampa Bay, 71-27. 3 stars: Outlaws - WR: Clinton Solomon (34-389 yds, 5 TDs) WR Jomo Wilson (46-491, 14 TDs)
May 29, 2015 |
IOWA FARM boy Chris Soules (a/k/a "The Bachelor") and his beloved, fertility nurse, Whitney Bischoff , have ended their engagement, ABC News has confirmed - because at ABC, this is news. The couple has "mutually and amicably decided to end their engagement," his rep said in a statement. "They part with nothing but respect and admiration for one another and will continue to be supportive friends. They wish to thank everyone who has supported them through this journey. " The "journey" being meeting on a TV show, enjoying weeks of faux dates and Whitney beating out Becca Tilley for a chance at true love.
May 29, 2015 |
SOUL COACH Clint Dolezel had an interesting observation after watching video of last week's 44-point win over Tampa Bay. "I wouldn't want to play us right now," the coach said firmly. Halfway through the 18-game schedule, the Soul are sitting at 8-1 with one of the most anticipated regular-season games in the team's 10 seasons of play. The Soul will bus down the Atlantic City Expressway this afternoon in advance of tomorrow's home game against Las Vegas at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall.