Articles by: Len Oliver

Perseverance in soccer: A useful trait

Perseverance in soccer: A useful trait

December 5, 2019

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Profiles, USMNT:

Len Oliver on how he is living proof that perseverance in soccer pays dividends.

Len Oliver: In retrospect

Len Oliver: In retrospect

April 27, 2016

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Profiles:

National Soccer Hall of Famer Len Oliver’s series of remembrances of playing soccer in 1940s and 1950s Philadelphia, originally published in 1992, concludes with his thoughts on the soccer’s urban future.

Len Oliver: The pro game in 1950s Philadelphia

Len Oliver: The pro game in 1950s Philadelphia

June 22, 2015

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ASL, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Profiles:

National Soccer Hall of Famer Len Oliver’s series continues.

The 1953 Temple team. Oliver is front row, fifth from the left

Philadelphia soccer in the 1940s and 1950s, part 4: High school and college soccer, products of the clubs

June 15, 2015

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College Soccer, High School Soccer, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Profiles:

Len Oliver’s series on playing soccer in Philadelphia in the 1940s and 1950s continues with a look at how the high school and college game benefited from local clubs.

The Kensington Blue Bells in 1950-51. Oliver is in the second row, first on the right. Photo courtesy of Len Oliver.

Philadelphia soccer in the 1940s and 1950s, part 3: Moving up through the amateur ranks

May 28, 2015

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ASL, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Profiles:

Philadelphia-born National Soccer Hall of Famer Len Oliver describes moving up the Philadelphia amateur soccer ranks in the 1940s and 1950s, playing in international friendlies, and trying out for the US Olympic team.

Philadelphia soccer in the 1940s and 1950s, part 2: Youth & Junior League soccer with the Lighthouse Boys Club

Philadelphia soccer in the 1940s and 1950s, part 2: Youth & Junior League soccer with the Lighthouse Boys Club

May 18, 2015

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Philadelphia, Profiles:

Part two of a six part series in which National Soccer Hall of Famer Len Oliver recalls growing up playing soccer in 1940s and 1950s Philadelphia continue with his time playing for the Lighthouse Boys Club.

Philadelphia soccer in the 1940s and 1950s, part 1

Philadelphia soccer in the 1940s and 1950s, part 1

May 7, 2015

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Philadelphia, Profiles:

Part one of a six part series in which National Soccer Hall of Famer Len Oliver recalls growing up playing soccer in 1940s and 1950s Philadelphia.