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Super Soul Prove Doubters Wrong, Win ArenaBowl XXIX

(8/26) GLENDALE, AZ - I was wrong. I was absolutely dead wrong, and I didn't think the Philadelphia Soul had the horses to run with the Arizona Rattlers in ArenaBowl XXIX. I didn't think they had the mental toughness to overcome when things went wrong in the raucous Snake Pit. And I was wrong....

The Fortune that will Bind Arena Football and Prominence
Guest Writer,

Before climbing up the ladder of success as the CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino, Butera played Division III football as a defensive end for his school, Trinity College. In a way, this may have played a role in his full-time shift from casino executive to arena football commissioner.

Metz signs with Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2016 World Champion Philadelphia Soul today announced the DL Jake Metz (6’6, 265, Shippensburg) has been added to the Philadelphia Eagles roster.

Soul Championship celebration planned for Wednesday at City Hall
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul is pleased to announce that there will be a championship celebration rally at the City Hall Courtyard at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31. Following the rally, which is expected to last 45 minutes, the team will head to Chickie’s and Pete’s in South Philly to continue the celebration.

Rattlers a no-show as Soul roll to title
Matt Loeschman,

You can't spot a great football team a 21-point lead seven minutes into any game. The Arizona Rattlers simply did not show up to play in ArenaBowl 29 on Friday afternoon at Gila River Arena about a half hour west of their usual home field -- the Snake Pit in downtown Phoenix.

Soul defeat Rattlers, 56-42
AFL Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul defeated the Arizona Rattlers 56-42 in front of 13,390 fans at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ on Friday night. This is the 2 ArenaBowl championship victory for the Soul in franchise history.

AFL Tonight - Episode 21: "For All the Marbles" Press Release

Tim Capper, Jim Robinson and special guest Adam Markowitz return with Episode 21 of AFL Tonight for the 2016 season. ArenaBowl Preview, league announces player awards and much more.

AFL announces Yearly Honors at Awards Ceremony
AFL Press Release

At the 2016 Awards Ceremony on Thursday, the Arena Football League announced the winners of its most coveted individual honors. Orlando Predators wide receiver Brandon Thompkins earned AFL Playmaker of the Year. Philadelphia Soul defensive back Tracy Belton was recognized as the Riddell Defensive Player of the Year. Jacksonville Sharks wide receiver Joe Hills was named the Under Armour Offensive Player of the Year. Arizona Rattlers quarterback Nick Davila garnered the AFL MVP of the Year.

Soul win ArenaBowl XXIX 56-42
Joe Kauffman,

END OF GAME - The Philadelphia Soul are the champions of the world. After failing against Arizona twice in the ArenaBowl before, the Soul overcame nearly coughing up a 21-point lead to win their second championship in franchise history. The Soul used a strong fourth quarter to put together their 56-42 victory. Continuing coverage of ArenaBowl XXIX is right here at

At a Glance
Record Ovr Home Away
  13-3 7-1 6-2
Last Game Fri Aug 26
  Win @ARI 56-42
Next Game None scheduled
Head Coach
Clint Dolezel

With Soul: 55-24-0
Overall: 66-32-0

Complete Coaching Record
Date Opp Time (ET)
Jul 30 @ Orlando W 67-59
Aug 7   Tampa Bay W 63-41
Aug 14   Jacksonville W 55-50
Aug 26 @ Arizona W 56-42
Complete Schedule
American Conference W L PF PA
Philadelphia13 3 983 776
Orlando12 4 893 781
Jacksonville7 9 829 774
Tampa Bay2 14 568 868
Complete Standings
RYAN MCDANIEL WR - Reactivating from Injured Reserve
Complete Transactions
Team Links
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Philadelphia Soul Official Site
Philadelphia Soul All Access Video Page
Media Sites
Philadelphia Inquirer - Soul Page