It’s been a difficult week, but the league that I call home is on the verge of folding. The Arena Football League has ceased business operations in six of its local markets. Those markets are Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Columbus, Albany, Washington D.C., and Baltimore. The final determination regarding the fate of the AFL will be […]Read more "Long Live the AFL"
After the Philadelphia Soul clinched their ArenaBowl 32 berth against the Albany Empire in Albany, New York on August 11th, 2019, defensive back James Romain was named 2019 AFL Defensive Back of the Year and 2019 AFL Defensive Player of the Year. This is the fifth year that a Soul player has received been AFL […]Read more "James Romain: A 2019 Season Retrospective"
August 11th, 2019 is a day that impacts the AFL foundation to its core. The big game feels from the crowd attendance at the Times Union Center, the former and current AFL players in attendance, and the presentation on ESPN 2 for Arena Bowl 32 certainly made everything feel larger than life. Truly, Arena Bowl […]Read more "Philadelphia Soul vs Albany Empire: Arena Bowl 32 Recap"
Just one day away from ArenaBowl 32, Philadelphia Soul head coach Clint Dolezel has been named AFL Coach of the Year. Winning the award this year makes Dolezel the second three-time winner in AFL history. In winning the Moss-Marcum Head Coach of the Year award, Dolezel joins fellow AFL Hall of Famer Perry Moss, who […]Read more "Clint Dolezel: 2019 AFL Coach of the Year"
This is it. This is all that’s left. The Philadelphia Soul have fought their way back into the Arena Bowl to face the top-seeded Albany Empire in Albany at the Times Union Center. This is a “one game wins it all” situation, not to be confused with the last two weeks of the AFL playoffs […]Read more "Philadelphia Soul vs Albany Empire: Arena Bowl 32 Preview"
After winning the first game by thirty-six points and carrying a +36 advantage in the AFL playoff aggregate scoring system, the Philadelphia Soul at the minimum just had to keep this game competitive. The Washington Valor had to keep the offensive momentum going to win by thirty-seven to upset the Soul and clinch their ArenaBowl […]Read more "Washington Valor at Philadelphia Soul: Game 2 of the AFL Playoffs Recap"
Coming back home from the first AFL playoff game against the Washington Valor at the Capital One Arena, the Philadelphia Soul owns a +36 points advantage in the aggregate score. When it was all said and done in Washington D.C., the Soul won 69-33. The Soul is officially one game out of an ArenaBowl bid. […]Read more "Washington Valor at Philadelphia Soul: Game 2 of the AFL Playoffs Preview"
A total of seven Philadelphia Soul players have made the AFL All-Arena team, three of which are first-team selections. The three players that are first-team selections are DB James Romain, OL Neal Tivis, and WR Darius Prince. The second-team selections from the Soul are FB Adrian Ferns, C PK Manley, DE Sean Daniels, and DB […]Read more "Seven Philadelphia Soul Players Represented on the AFL All-Arena Team"
Coming off the heels of the biggest team loss of 2019 to close out the regular season, the Philadelphia Soul had to jump start their post-season with a win. It was the first game of two against the Washington Valor, a team that the Soul had yet to beat in 2019. In the Arena Football […]Read more "Philadelphia Soul at Washington Valor: Game 1 of the AFL Playoffs Recap"
Philadelphia: After the long grind of the regular season, it’s time for the Playoffs as your Philadelphia Soul take on Washington Valor for the right to move on to the Arena Bowl 32 on August 11. Before they take the field, lets take a look at the playoff history of the Philadlephia Soul. The Soul […]Read more "A look back at the Philadelphia Soul’s playoff history"