January 9, 2010 |
They have relocated, but members of the Kixx still are excited about tonight's home opener against the Rockford Rampage at the Liacouras Center. At least the new setting gives the Kixx (1-6) a break from the road and a tough start to the Major Indoor Soccer League season. The team's lone victory was a 20-6 decision over Rockford (4-2). Since then, the Kixx were outscored, 13-59, in three consecutive losses. "Having six games on the road was a big challenge," said Kixx coach Don D'Ambra, whose team had called the soon-to-be demolished Wachovia Spectrum home for 13 seasons.
October 15, 2009 |
The Philadelphia Kixx of the National Indoor Soccer League will begin their season with a new home field. The team will play home games at Temple's Liacouras Center. Their former home, the Wachovia Spectrum, is closing Oct. 31. The Kixx will play eight home games at the Liacouras Center. Their season starts with a six-game trip that begins Nov. 15 in Monterrey, Mexico, against La Raza. The Kixx will play their home opener Jan. 9 against the Rockford Rampage. College students can attend games for $10.
April 11, 2009 |
A sellout crowd of 17,380 filled the Wachovia Spectrum last night to watch the Phantoms play their final regular-season home game before the franchise departs and the building is demolished. But not so fast. Because the Phantoms beat Hershey, 5-2, and Binghamton lost to Norfolk, 6-1, the Phantoms clinched a spot in the American Hockey League playoffs, ensuring more games at the Spectrum. Rob Sirianni scored three goals to lead the Phantoms to victory. The Phantoms finish the regular season tonight in Hershey.
March 23, 2009 |
The Kixx are in a holding pattern. The National Indoor Soccer League squad did its job at the Wachovia Spectrum yesterday by posting a 25-5 win over the Massachusetts Twisters in the team's final regular-season game. Now they must wait to see if they make the NISL playoffs. The Kixx finished 10-8 and need the top-seeded Baltimore Blast (13-3) to defeat La Raza (9-8) in Monterrey in the season finale this Sunday. The Kixx were up by 6-5 midway through the second period, then scored 19 unanswered points to turn the game into a rout.
March 15, 2009 |
With one game to play in the regular season, the Kixx remain in the NISL playoff hunt. They kept their postseason hopes alive last night with an 11-6 win over the top-seeded Baltimore Blast (13-3) at the Wachovia Spectrum. Joe DiBuono scored his first goal of the season for the Kixx (9-8). The Kixx must beat Massachusetts next Sunday and hope that the Monterrey La Raza defeat Rockford. If Monterrey doesn't win, the Kixx need to win next week and the Blast to beat La Raza on March 29.
March 2, 2009 |
David Castellanos scored four minutes into overtime yesterday to give the Kixx a 10-8 National Indoor Soccer League victory over the Rockford Rampage at the Wachovia Spectrum. The Kixx improved to 8-6 overall in front of 6,769 fans and moved into a tie with the idle Monterrey La Raza for second place in the league behind the Baltimore Blast. Ricardinho tied the score at 8-8 for Philadelphia with a shot into the top left corner of the net with just over nine minutes to play in regulation.
February 22, 2009 |
Player/coach Don D'Ambra scored his 450th career goal as the Kixx edged the Rockford Rampage, 11-10, last night in an NISL game at the Wachovia Spectrum. The win was the fourth straight for the Kixx, who improved to 7-5 and moved into a second-place tie with idle Monterrey La RaZa in the standings. D'Ambra reached his milestone 2 minutes, 38 seconds into the first quarter for a 2-0 lead. The Kixx rallied from a 10-6 deficit late in the fourth quarter when Pat Morris scored a three-point goal and Anthony Maher netted a two-pointer for the game-winner.
February 8, 2009 |
Midfielder Ricardinho collected a game-high 11 points to lead the Kixx (6-5) over the Massachusetts Twisters, 25-6, in a National Indoor Soccer League game last night at the Wachovia Spectrum. Ricardinho recorded his 50th career goal in six seasons when he scored late in the fourth quarter. The Twisters fell to 1-10.
January 26, 2009 |
Hewerton Moreira scored five two-point goals yesterday as the Kixx topped La Raza de Monterrey, 16-8, in a National Indoor Soccer League game in front of 6,108 at the Wachovia Spectrum. Goalkeeper Peter Pappas picked up the victory for the Kixx (4-5), stopping 13 of 16 shots. La Raza fell to 6-5. The Kixx took an early 6-0 lead, but fell behind, 8-6, in the third period. Moreira then scored twice in the fourth quarter as the Kixx pulled away. Philadelphia took the lead for good on a goal by player-coach Don D'Ambra.
January 18, 2009 |
Cape May Court House native Anthony Maher scored his 100th career goal last night, but the Kixx fell to the Baltimore Blast, 18-6, in a National Indoor Soccer League game at the Wachovia Spectrum. Maher's 100th goal came midway through the third quarter, on a pass from Hewerton Moreira, and tied the score, 6-6. Moreira recorded his 50th career assist on the play. He and coach Don D'Ambra each scored a two-point goal for the Kixx (3-5). Peter Pappas took the loss, stopping four of 10 shots.