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.
Steve Holroyd on the remarkable record of the Ukrainian Nationals, which included four US Open Cup titles between 1960 and 1966.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
One formation ruled the game of soccer in Philadelphia for 60 years, the 2-3-5.
Connie Mack is a baseball legend. In Philadelphia in 1901, he also had a soccer team.
Our series of Q&A’s with Philadelphia-born National Soccer Hall of Famer Len Oliver concludes.
Our series of conversations with Philadelphia-born National Soccer Hall of Famer Len Oliver continues.
National Soccer Hall of Famer Len Oliver’s series continues.
Our series of Q&As with Philadelphia-born National Soccer Hall of Famer Len Oliver continues.
Philadelphia soccer in the 1940s and 1950s, part 4: High school and college soccer, products of the clubs
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.
Women’s soccer has come a long way in the US. In 1922, it came all the way from England to Philadelphia.
A little more than one hundred years ago, the Philadelphia Inquirer led a campaign to abolish the penalty kick.
Our series of Q&As with National Soccer Hall of Famer Len Oliver continues.
In 1919, Bethlehem Steel became the first US club to embark on an overseas tour.
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.