2017 Philadelphia Soul season

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2017 Philadelphia Soul season
Head coach Clint Dolezel
General manager Phil Bogle
Owner Ron Jaworski
Craig Spencer
Pete Ciarrocchi
Home field Wells Fargo Center
Results
Record 13–1
League place 1st
Playoff finish Won Semifinals 69–54 (Brigade)
Won ArenaBowl XXX 44–40 (Storm)

The 2017 Philadelphia Soul season was the twelfth season for the franchise in the Arena Football League. The Soul played at the Wells Fargo Center. The Soul won their second ArenaBowl the previous season beating the Arizona Rattlers. The Soul lost once in the regular season and repeated as ArenaBowl Champions in the playoffs after defeating the Tampa Bay Storm 44–40 in ArenaBowl XXX.

Staff

2017 Philadelphia Soul staff
Front Office
  • Majority Owner – Craig A. Spencer
  • Majority Owner – Ron Jaworski
  • Ownership Group – Pete Ciarrocchi
  • Ownership Group – Cosmo DeNicola
  • Ownership Group – Martin E. Judge
  • Ownership Group - Marques Colston
  • Ownership Group - Dick Vermeil
  • Ownership Group - Nicholas Giuffre
  • Ownership Group - Jahri Evans
  • Ownership Group - Philip Jaurigue
  • Ownership Group - Stewart Anmuth
  • Ownership Group - Gil Peter
  • Ownership Group - Hal Brunson
  • Vice President/COO – John Adams
  • General Manager – Phil Bogle
  • CIO – Greg Strickland
 

Head Coach

Offensive Coaches

  • Assistant Head Coach – Phil Bogle
  • Offensive Coordinator - Steve Criswell

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Backs – Bernie Nowotarski

Roster

The Soul on May 27
2017 Philadelphia Soul roster
Quarterbacks

Fullbacks

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Kicker

Injured reserve

Refused to report

League suspension

Other league exempt

Inactive reserve

Recallable reassignment

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated August 24, 2017
24 Active, 13 Inactive

Schedule

The Soul playing the Tampa Bay Storm on April 15
The Soul playing the Washington Valor on May 27

Regular season

The 2017 regular season schedule was released on January 5, 2017.[1]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Attendance Report
Score Record
1 Bye
2 Saturday April 15 7:00 PM EDT at Tampa Bay Storm W 56–52 1–0 Amalie Arena 9,071 [2]
3 Saturday April 22 7:00 PM EDT at Washington Valor W 49–31 2–0 Verizon Center 12,122 [3]
4 Saturday April 29 7:00 PM EDT Baltimore Brigade W 69–34 3–0 Wells Fargo Center 11,833 [4]
5 Saturday May 6 7:00 PM EDT at Cleveland Gladiators W 69–67 4–0 Quicken Loans Arena 10,389 [5]
6 Saturday May 13 7:00 PM EDT Baltimore Brigade W 61–56 5–0 Wells Fargo Center 9,857 [6]
7 Saturday May 20 7:00 PM EDT Cleveland Gladiators W 64–46 6–0 Wells Fargo Center 7,667 [7]
8 Saturday May 27 1:00 PM EDT at Washington Valor W 48–47 7–0 Verizon Center 9,873 [8]
9 Bye
10 Saturday June 10 7:00 PM EDT Cleveland Gladiators W 59–49 8–0 Wells Fargo Center 10,103 [9]
11 Saturday June 17 7:00 PM EDT Tampa Bay Storm W 62–41 9–0 Wells Fargo Center 9,081 [10]
12 Saturday June 24 7:00 PM EDT at Cleveland Gladiators W 59–28 10–0 Quicken Loans Arena 10,580 [11]
13 Bye
14 Saturday July 8 7:00 PM EDT at Baltimore Brigade L 42–49 10–1 Royal Farms Arena 5,990 [12]
15 Saturday July 15 7:00 PM EDT Washington Valor W 68–41 11–1 Wells Fargo Center 10,149 [13]
16 Bye
17 Saturday July 29 1:00 PM EDT at Baltimore Brigade W 70–21 12–1 Royal Farms Arena 5,327 [14]
18 Saturday August 5 7:00 PM EDT Tampa Bay Storm W 41–28 13–1 Wells Fargo Center 9,071 [15]

Playoffs

Round Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Attendance Report
AFL Semifinals Saturday August 12 4:00 PM EDT Baltimore Brigade W 69–54 Wells Fargo Center 9,287 [16]
ArenaBowl XXX Saturday August 26 7:00 PM EDT Tampa Bay Storm W 44–40 Wells Fargo Center 13,648 [17]

Standings

2017 Arena Football League standings
Team Overall Points Records
W L PCT PF PA Home Away GB STK
(1)Philadelphia Soul 13 1 .929 817 590 7–0 6–1 W3
(2)Tampa Bay Storm 10 4 .714 710 662 6–1 4–3 3.0 L1
(3)Cleveland Gladiators 5 9 .357 696 715 3–4 2–5 8.0 W1
(4)Baltimore Brigade 4 10 .286 620 749 3–4 1–6 9.0 L4
Washington Valor 3 11 .214 565 692 2–5 1–6 10.0 W1

(#) - playoff position secured

References

  1. ^ "Arena Football League Announces 2017 Schedule". arenafootball.com. January 5, 2017. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  2. ^ "Philadelphia Soul vs Tampa Bay Storm (Apr 15, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  3. ^ "Philadelphia Soul vs Washington Valor (Apr 22, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. April 22, 2017. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  4. ^ "Baltimore Brigade vs Philadelphia Soul (Apr 29, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  5. ^ "Philadelphia Soul vs Cleveland Gladiators (May 6, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  6. ^ "Baltimore Brigade vs Philadelphia Soul (May 13, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved May 14, 2017.
  7. ^ "Cleveland Gladiators vs Philadelphia Soul (May 20, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved May 21, 2017.
  8. ^ "Philadelphia Soul vs Washington Valor (Apr 22, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. May 27, 2017. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  9. ^ "Cleveland Gladiators vs Philadelphia Soul (June 10, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  10. ^ "Tampa Bay Storm vs Philadelphia Soul (Jun 17, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  11. ^ "Cleveland Gladiators vs Philadelphia Soul (June 24, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  12. ^ "Philadelphia Soul vs Baltimore Brigade (Jul 8, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  13. ^ "Washington Valor vs Philadelphia Soul (Jul 15, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  14. ^ "Philadelphia Soul vs Baltimore Brigade (Jul 29, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  15. ^ "Tampa Bay Storm vs Philadelphia Soul (Aug 05, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved August 6, 2017.
  16. ^ "Baltimore Brigade vs Philadelphia Soul (Aug 12, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  17. ^ "Tampa Bay Storm vs Philadelphia Soul (Aug 26, 2017)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved August 27, 2017.
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