Pennsylvania

All-Scots in Bethlehem and Philadelphia, 1921

All-Scots in Bethlehem and Philadelphia, 1921

February 18, 2016

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International Tours, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

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

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.

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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AAPF, ALPF, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

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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Men's World Cup, Pennsylvania, USMNT:

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.

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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ASL, Los Angeles, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, US Open Cup:

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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ASL, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

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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ASL, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, St. Louis, US Open Cup:

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.

1913: Innisfails of St. Louis comes East

1913: Innisfails of St. Louis comes East

September 16, 2015

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Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, St. Louis:

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 “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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Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, St. Louis:

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.

1911’s “soccer championship of America”:  Philadelphia’s Tacony FC in St. Louis

1911’s “soccer championship of America”: Philadelphia’s Tacony FC in St. Louis

August 27, 2015

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Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, St. Louis:

Part One of a series looking at inter-city games involving Philadelphia area teams and St. Louis teams in the 1910s. Soccer in the United States at the start of the 1910s was undergoing a rise in organization and popularity. That organization was largely locally based and varied in both scope… Read More ›

2-3-5 in the 215: Tactics in the early days of Philadelphia soccer

2-3-5 in the 215: Tactics in the early days of Philadelphia soccer

August 11, 2015

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Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

One formation ruled the game of soccer in Philadelphia for 60 years, the 2-3-5.

Columbia Park, bordered by breweries, home of Connie Mack’s soccer team in 1901-1902

Connie Mack’s soccer team

July 14, 2015

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Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

Connie Mack is a baseball legend. In Philadelphia in 1901, he also had a soccer team.