Articles by: Ed Farnsworth

Philadelphia Inquirer, October 7, 1918, page 14

Philadelphia Soccer and the 1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic

March 18, 2020

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A look at soccer in Philadelphia during the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic.

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 3: 19th century football before codification

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 3: 19th century football before codification

March 12, 2020

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The series on the origins of soccer in Philadelphia continues with a look at 19th-century football before the 1863 Laws of the Game.

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 2: Colonial football

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 2: Colonial football

March 3, 2020

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A look at football in colonial and post-independence Philadelphia.

A 17th Century engraving from England showing the inflating of an animal bladder football.

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 1: Native American and British footballing traditions

February 19, 2020

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The first installment of a ten-part series on the origins of soccer in Philadelphia.

Archive of USWNT results added to SASH website

Archive of USWNT results added to SASH website

April 11, 2019

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A complete listing of USWNT games is now available for reference on the SASH site.

The AAPF and the ALPF: The beginnings of professional league soccer in the United States

The AAPF and the ALPF: The beginnings of professional league soccer in the United States

July 24, 2018

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A look at the first professional soccer leagues in the US, the American Association of Professional Football and American League of Professional Football, with new information on the lesser known AAPF.

All-Scots in Bethlehem and Philadelphia, 1921

All-Scots in Bethlehem and Philadelphia, 1921

February 18, 2016

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The 1921 All-Scots tour was the first by an international team backed by US Soccer.

1916: Bethlehem Steel FC travels to St. Louis

1916: Bethlehem Steel FC travels to St. Louis

December 23, 2015

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Over the 1916 Christmas holiday, Bethlehem Steel FC, holders of the National Challenge Cup and the American Cup, traveled to St. Louis for two games to decide the unofficial title of champion of the United States.

Philadelphia and the other first professional soccer league in the U.S.

Philadelphia and the other first professional soccer league in the U.S.

October 21, 2015

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Formed in reaction to the National League baseball-backed American League of Professional Football, the American Association of Professional Football appears to have played its first games before, and outlived, the ALPF.

1934: USA vs. Mexico and the “little truck”

1934: USA vs. Mexico and the “little truck”

October 8, 2015

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Aldo “Buff” Donelli’s quartet of goals in the one-off playoff game against Mexico powered the US to a berth in the 1934 World Cup. It would 46 years before the US would defeat Mexico again.