Profiles

The brief Dettmar Cramer

The brief Dettmar Cramer

December 29, 2015

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Profiles, USMNT:

On the sudden departure of Dettmar Cramer as head coach of the USMNT in 1975.

1916: Bethlehem Steel FC travels to St. Louis

1916: Bethlehem Steel FC travels to St. Louis

December 23, 2015

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Philadelphia, Profiles, St. Louis:

Over the 1916 Christmas holiday, Bethlehem Steel FC, holders of the National Challenge Cup and the American Cup, traveled to St. Louis for two games to decide the unofficial title of champion of the United States.

The record-setting Archie Stark

The record-setting Archie Stark

November 3, 2015

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ASL, International Tours, Profiles, USMNT:

Billy Gonsalves is considered by many to be the best US player before the Second World War but Archie Stark remains the greatest goalscorer the US has ever produced.

The unfortunate Steve Zungul

The unfortunate Steve Zungul

October 12, 2015

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NASL I, Profiles:

There was more to Steve Zungul than just his storied indoor career.

Yankee, Cowboy, Fenian Bastard: An American Catholic at Rangers Football Club

Yankee, Cowboy, Fenian Bastard: An American Catholic at Rangers Football Club

August 26, 2015

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Kearny, New Jersey, Profiles:

In 1976, Hugh O’Neill — born in Kearney, NJ into a family of Celtic supporters — became the first “admitted Catholic” to play for Rangers.

Teenage stars are an old story

Teenage stars are an old story

August 4, 2015

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Profiles:

Roger Allaway looks back at the long tradition of teenage players breaking into U.S. league and national team ranks.

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.

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.

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 forgotten Thomas W. Cahill

The forgotten Thomas W. Cahill

June 15, 2015

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ASL, International Tours, Profiles, USSF:

Roger Allaway on Thomas Chaill, one of the major figures in the early years of American soccer.

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.

Kristine Lilly, the Washington Warthogs, and Olympic Gold

Kristine Lilly, the Washington Warthogs, and Olympic Gold

June 11, 2015

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Olympics, Profiles, USWNT, Washington, Women's Soccer:

Without a club team to stay sharp with before the 1996 Summer Olympics, USWNT legend Kristine Lily signed with Continental Indoor Soccer League club Washington Warthogs, at the time the only professional club in the DC area.