Pennsylvania

Len Oliver Q&A: Looking ahead

Len Oliver Q&A: Looking ahead

July 8, 2015

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Interviews, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Profiles:

Our series of Q&A’s with Philadelphia-born National Soccer Hall of Famer Len Oliver concludes.

Len Oliver Q&A: Playing in the pros in 1950s Philadelphia and beyond

Len Oliver Q&A: Playing in the pros in 1950s Philadelphia and beyond

June 25, 2015

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ASL, Interviews, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USMNT:

Our series of conversations with Philadelphia-born National Soccer Hall of Famer Len Oliver continues.

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.

Len Oliver Q&A: The impact of club soccer on Philly’s high school & college game

Len Oliver Q&A: The impact of club soccer on Philly’s high school & college game

June 18, 2015

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

Our series of Q&As with Philadelphia-born National Soccer Hall of Famer Len Oliver 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.

Dick, Kerr Ladies come to Philadelphia, 1922

Dick, Kerr Ladies come to Philadelphia, 1922

June 10, 2015

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International Tours, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Women's Soccer:

Women’s soccer has come a long way in the US. In 1922, it came all the way from England to Philadelphia.

Abolish the penalty kick!

Abolish the penalty kick!

June 5, 2015

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Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

A little more than one hundred years ago, the Philadelphia Inquirer led a campaign to abolish the penalty kick.

Q&A with Len Oliver: Philly amateur soccer in the 1950s

Q&A with Len Oliver: Philly amateur soccer in the 1950s

June 1, 2015

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Interviews, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

Our series of Q&As with National Soccer Hall of Famer Len Oliver continues.

Bethlehem Steel FC’s 1919 tour of Scandinavia

Bethlehem Steel FC’s 1919 tour of Scandinavia

May 29, 2015

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International Tours, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

In 1919, Bethlehem Steel became the first US club to embark on an overseas tour.

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.

Evolution of a kit: Bethlehem Steel FC

Evolution of a kit: Bethlehem Steel FC

May 15, 2015

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Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

Between 1912 and 1930, Bethlehem Steel FC played in at least 11 different jersey designs.