May 2, 2015
When: Saturday at 6 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center TV: ESPN3 Standings: Soul (5-0) first in American East; Thunder (2-3) second in the National Pacific. Last week: Soul defeated New Orleans, 55-42; Thunder lost to San Jose, 64-45. Last meeting: This is the first meeting between the teams. . 3 stars: Soul - QB Tim Raudabaugh (123-186, 1,446 yards, 34 touchdowns, 4 INT); WR Marco Thomas (44-481, 9 TD); RB Tommy Taggart (39-111, 6 TD); Thunder - QB Kyle Rowley (105-177, 1,446, 22 TD, 7 INT)
April 28, 2015 |
The Soul remained undefeated, beating the division-rival VooDoo, 55-42, Sunday night in New Orleans. The Soul (5-0) led by as many as 27 on two occasions and never trailed. Dan Raudabaugh was 18 of 25 and threw for 196 yards, five touchdowns and an interception. Soul receiver Ryan McDaniel had six catches for 56 yards and a touchdown. Xavier Boyce (59 yards, two touchdowns) and Shaun Kauleinamoku (55 yards, touchdown) were Raudabaugh's other main targets with four catches apiece.
April 28, 2015
TOMMY TAGGART rushed for 47 yards and three touchdowns and Dan Raudabaugh threw for five scores as the visiting Soul beat New Orleans, 55-42, yesterday. Xavier Boyce had four catches for 59 yards and two touchdowns and Ryan McDaniel chipped in 6-56-1 as the Soul (5-0) played without leading receiver Marco Thomas, who is nursing a hamstring injury. Soul coach Clint Dolezel said that Thomas would have been available had it been a playoff game. LaRico Stevenson led the Soul's defense with nine tackles and an interception.
April 26, 2015
Who: Soul (4-0) at New Orleans VooDoo (1-3) When: Sunday at 4 p.m. Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans TV: None Standings: Soul first in American East; VooDoo last in American East. Last week: Soul defeated Cleveland, 63-48; VooDoo lost to Tampa Bay, 42-13. Last meetings: Soul defeated VooDoo, 79-60, on May 11, 2014. 3 stars: Soul - QB Tim Raudabaugh (105-161, 1,250 yards, 29 touchdowns, 3 INT); WR Marco Thomas (44-481, 9 TD); WR Ryan McDaniel (36-449, 12 TD)
April 26, 2015 |
British singer-songwriter Mike Scott and the Waterboys' primary concerns are apparently blues, water, and having the blues in relation to the water. Scan his 34-year-long catalog and you'll find album titles such as Fisherman's Blues , This Is the Sea , and the recently released Modern Blues . It's a band whose music could be described as soul-blues-shanty-punk. On an unseasonably chilly Thursday night at the Keswick Theatre, Scott and his Waterboys showed how glorious such an unlikely mash-up could be. Scott - a sometimes sneering vocalist of clarity and expressiveness - is more of a smart poet/lyricist than a Muddy Waters blues guy. To be sure, down-home blues did lurk behind some of the numbers.
April 24, 2015 |
NOBODY KNOWS better than Phillies fans how debilitating a torn Achilles' tendon can be to an athlete. Ryan Howard hasn't been the same since 2011. Soul wide receiver Ryan McDaniel tore his right Achilles' in the middle of last season. He has rebounded to become one of the best receivers in the Arena League. "There was never a doubt that he would come back and be full strength by training camp," coach Clint Dolezel said emphatically. "Never a doubt. " In fairness to Howard, McDaniel was 25 and in his second AFL season when he was hurt, while Howard was 31 and finishing his 10th professional baseball season.
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 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.
April 15, 2015 |
Percy Sledge, 74, the Alabama-born soul balladeer whose emotional, pleading style propelled "When a Man Loves a Woman" to the top of the rhythm-and-blues and pop charts in 1966 and made the song one of the defining soul records of all time, died Tuesday at his home in Baton Rouge, La. In early 2014, he began withdrawing from concerts after reportedly being diagnosed with liver cancer. Mr. Sledge, a 2005 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, possessed one of the most distinctive tenor voices in the Southern soul genre.