Archive for September, 2015

1960 US Open Cup final is a tough act to follow

1960 US Open Cup final is a tough act to follow

September 29, 2015

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In the 1960 US Open Cup final, Philadelphia’s Ukrainian Nationals came from behind three times over 120 minutes to win the championship with Mike Noha scoring all five of the Uke Nats goals. Roger Allaway has the story.

It’s time to remember the Ukrainian Nationals

It’s time to remember the Ukrainian Nationals

September 29, 2015

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Steve Holroyd on the remarkable record of the Ukrainian Nationals, which included four US Open Cup titles between 1960 and 1966.

Philadelphia German Americans win the 1936 US Open Cup

Philadelphia German Americans win the 1936 US Open Cup

September 29, 2015

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On May 3, 1936, Philadelphia German Americans became the first amateur team, and the first team from the city of Philadelphia, to win the US Open Cup.

Hakoah left its mark on America

Hakoah left its mark on America

September 28, 2015

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Roger Allaway on the legacy of the US tours by Austria’s Hakoah team in the 1920s.

1913: Innisfails of St. Louis comes East

1913: Innisfails of St. Louis comes East

September 16, 2015

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Our series on inter-city games involving Philadelphia area teams and St. Louis teams in the 1910s continues. When, a year after winning the American Cup, Tacony FC traveled to St. Louis in 1911, they came back from two goals down to draw 4–4 with St. Louis champion St. Leos in what newspaper reports… Read More ›

The Cosmos’ takeoff in 1977

The Cosmos’ takeoff in 1977

September 8, 2015

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The Cosmos may not have always been “The Cosmos!” but by the end of the 1977 season, in which they won their second NASL title, they definitely were.

Another soccer war?

Another soccer war?

September 4, 2015

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Steve Holroyd on what happened the last time two professional soccer leagues were rivals for Division I status in 1967.

The “champions of the Middle West” come to Philly, 1912

The “champions of the Middle West” come to Philly, 1912

September 2, 2015

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Tacony FC’s trip to St. Louis in December of 1911 to decide the “championship of America” had ended in disappointment. They would have a chance for revenge in March of 1912 when the St. Leos team of St. Louis embarked on a tour against leading East Coast teams.