2008 Philadelphia Soul season
Head Coach Bret Munsey
Home Field Wachovia Center/Wachovia Spectrum
Results
Record 13-3
Place 1st
Playoff Finish Won Divisional Playoffs (Dragons) 49-48
Won Conference Championship (Gladiators) 70-35

Won ArenaBowl XXII (San Jose SaberCats) 59-56

Timeline
Previous season Next season
2007 2011

The 2008 Philadelphia Soul season is the fifth season for the franchise. The Soul started the season by winning their first 9 games. Finishing the regular season with a 13-3 record, this was the Soul's best regular season in their short history. They won their first Eastern Division title, and went into the playoffs as the top seed in the National Conference. Against the New York Dragons, the Soul won their Divisional round game by a score of 49-48 to advance to the National Conference Championship. They won that game on July 12, 2008 against the Cleveland Gladiators, 70-35. They won ArenaBowl XXII in New Orleans on July 27, 2008 against the defending champion San Jose SaberCats.

Standings[edit | edit source]

Team Overall Division
Wins Losses Percentage Wins Losses Percentage
Philadelphia Soul 13 3 .812 7 1 .875
Dallas Desperados 12 4 .750 6 2 .750
Cleveland Gladiators 9 7 .562 4 4 .500
New York Dragons 8 8 .500 2 6 .250
Columbus Destroyers 3 13 .188 1 7 .125

Regular season schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Home/Away Result
1 March 1 Orlando Predators Home W 77-56
2 March 9 Chicago Rush Away W 60-49
3 March 16 New York Dragons Home W 63-42
4 March 20 Los Angeles Avengers Away W 71-34
5 March 29 Tampa Bay Storm Home W 59-51
6 April 5 Utah Blaze Home W 64-56
7 April 12 San Jose SaberCats Away W 58-57
8 April 21 Columbus Destroyers Away W 76-55
9 April 28 Dallas Desperados Home W 57-28
10 May 2 Cleveland Gladiators Away L 55-67
11 May 12 Georgia Force Away L 62-63
12 May 17 Columbus Destroyers Home W 51-43
13 May 22 Kansas City Brigade Home L 47-54
14 Bye Week
15 June 7 Dallas Desperados Away W 71-64
16 June 14 Cleveland Gladiators Home W 62-61
17 June 22 New York Dragons Away W 59-30

Playoff schedule[edit | edit source]

Round Date Opponent Home/Away Result
NC Divisional July 5 New York Dragons Home W 49-48
NC Championship July 12 Cleveland Gladiators Home W 70-35
ArenaBowl XXII July 28 San Jose SaberCats Neutral W 59-56

Coaching[edit | edit source]

Roster[edit | edit source]

2008 Philadelphia Soul final roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Injured players Injuryicon.jpg

Exempt List

Practice Squad

Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Week 1: vs. Orlando Predators[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
ORL 9 13 14 20

56

PHI 14 21 21 21

77

at Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: March 1
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 17,869

Week 2: at Chicago Rush[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
PHI 6 20 17 17

60

CHI 7 21 7 14

49

at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois

  • Date: March 9
  • Game time: 1:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 16,051

Week 3: vs. New York Dragons[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
NY 14 7 7 14

42

PHI 14 14 14 21

63

at Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: March 16
  • Game time: 2:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 16,102

Week 4: at Los Angeles Avengers[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
PHI 13 21 14 23

71

LA 7 20 7 0

34

at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

  • Date: March 20
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,398

Week 5: vs. Tampa Bay Storm[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
TB 14 9 14 14

51

PHI 13 12 14 20

59

at Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: March 29
  • Game time: 2:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,546

Week 6: vs. Utah Blaze[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
UTA 14 14 14 14

56

PHI 16 20 14 14

64

at Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: April 5
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 16,390

Week 7: at San Jose SaberCats[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
PHI 0 14 14 30

58

SJ 20 13 7 17

57

at HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California

  • Date: April 12
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 12,462

Week 8: at Columbus Destroyers[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
PHI 21 21 20 14

76

CLB 21 14 7 13

55

at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

  • Date: April 21
  • Game time: 8:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 14,974

Week 9: vs. Dallas Desperados[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
DAL 0 13 7 8

28

PHI 14 23 6 14

57

at Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: April 28
  • Game time: 8:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 15,426

Week 10: at Cleveland Gladiators[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
PHI 20 14 14 7

55

CLE 14 13 20 20

67

at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: May 2
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,721

Week 11: vs. Georgia Force[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
PHI 14 21 21 6

62

GA 7 27 7 22

63

at The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth, Georgia

  • Date: May 12
  • Game time: 8:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 10,278

Week 12: vs. Columbus Destroyers[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
CLB 6 15 7 15

43

PHI 7 14 23 7

51

at Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: May 17
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 18,741

Week 13: vs. Kansas City Brigade[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
KC 20 13 7 14

54

PHI 14 6 14 13

47

at Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: May 22
  • Game time: 7:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 14,473

Week 14: BYE[edit | edit source]

Week 15: at Dallas Desperados[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
PHI 14 28 14 15

71

DAL 21 15 14 14

64

at American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

  • Date: June 7
  • Game time: 8:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 11,943

Week 16: vs. Cleveland Gladiators[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
CLE 14 21 13 13

61

PHI 20 21 7 14

62

at Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: June 14
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 16,637

Week 17: at New York Dragons[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
PHI 14 28 10 7

59

NY 7 3 7 13

30

at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

  • Date: June 22
  • Game time: 3:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 9,718

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

National Conference Divisional: vs. (6) New York Dragons[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
(6) NY 6 19 0 23

48

(1) PHI 16 7 7 19

49

at Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: July 5
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 16,102

National Conference Championship: vs. (4) Cleveland Gladiators[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
(4) CLE 7 14 14 0

35

(1) PHI 14 21 21 14

70

at Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: July 12
  • Game time: 1:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,389

ArenaBowl XXII: vs. (2) San Jose SaberCats[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
(2) SJ 14 13 7 22

56

(1) PHI 14 23 9 13

59

at New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: July 27
  • Game time: 3:00 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 17,244

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