Articles by: Steve Holroyd

History of the Philadelphia Fury, part three: Exit the Fury

History of the Philadelphia Fury, part three: Exit the Fury

January 15, 2016

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NASL I, Philadelphia, Profiles:

The Frank Worthington debacle Although much improved, the Fury remained an inconsistent side. Through April, the team was 2-4. However, help was on the way with the arrival of Ball and the acquisition of another goal scorer, Frank Worthington, on loan from Bolton. Worthington finished the 1978-79 season as the… Read More ›

History of Philadelphia Fury, part two: The Fury simmers

History of Philadelphia Fury, part two: The Fury simmers

January 13, 2016

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NASL I, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

Steve Holroyd’s look at the history of the Philadelphia Fury continues.

History of the Philadelphia Fury, part one: Enter the Fury

History of the Philadelphia Fury, part one: Enter the Fury

January 11, 2016

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NASL I, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

Part one of a history of the Philadelphia Fury of the original NASL.

It’s time to remember the Ukrainian Nationals

It’s time to remember the Ukrainian Nationals

September 29, 2015

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ASL, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

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

Another soccer war?

Another soccer war?

September 4, 2015

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ISL, NASL I, NPSL, NSL:

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

Be very afraid: U.S. soccer’s most dominant teams ever

Be very afraid: U.S. soccer’s most dominant teams ever

July 27, 2015

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ASL, MLS, NASL I:

Looking back over ASL I, the NASL, and MLS, which teams were the most dominant? Steve Holroyd explores.

Who’s better, who’s best: Leveling the pitch to find the best US club sides ever

Who’s better, who’s best: Leveling the pitch to find the best US club sides ever

July 20, 2015

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ASL, MLS, NASL I:

Steve Holroyd performs some statistical leveling to determine the all-time top 15 US pro soccer teams.

Moving the goalposts

Moving the goalposts

July 16, 2015

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ASL, MLS, NASL I:

The ASL in the 1920s has been called the “golden age” of American soccer. Some older fans argue that the NASL was “better” than MLS. What do the numbers say.

Steve Moyers: American-born goalscorer

Steve Moyers: American-born goalscorer

June 30, 2015

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NASL I, Profiles, St. Louis:

A look at the all-time leading American-born goalscorer in the original NASL.

Meet the Babe Ruth of American Soccer

Meet the Babe Ruth of American Soccer

May 4, 2015

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ASL, Men's World Cup, Profiles, US Open Cup, USMNT:

Steve Holroyd on Billy Gonsalves, one of the greatest players the US has ever produced.