Philadelphia soccer in the 1940s and 1950s, part 2: Youth & Junior League soccer with the Lighthouse Boys Club

Philadelphia soccer in the 1940s and 1950s, part 2: Youth & Junior League soccer with the Lighthouse Boys Club

May 18, 2015

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Philadelphia, Profiles:

Part two of a six part series in which National Soccer Hall of Famer Len Oliver recalls growing up playing soccer in 1940s and 1950s Philadelphia continue with his time playing for the Lighthouse Boys Club.

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.

The game that never ends

The game that never ends

May 14, 2015

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Kearny, New Jersey, Newark:

Tom McCabe on the importance of pickup soccer games.

Spotlight on Albert Colone

Spotlight on Albert Colone

May 13, 2015

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Interviews, SASH History:

Albert “Al” Colone, former director of the National Soccer Hall of Fame, looks back on the early days and accomplishments of the Society for American Soccer History.

Q&A with Len Oliver: Philly soccer in the 1940s & 1950s

Q&A with Len Oliver: Philly soccer in the 1940s & 1950s

May 12, 2015

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ASL, Interviews, Philadelphia, Profiles:

The first in a series of Q&A’s with National Soccer Hall of Famer Len Oliver.

What was the Soccer War?

What was the Soccer War?

May 11, 2015

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ASL, USSF:

Roger Allaway looks at the American Soccer War, the 1928-29 struggle between the U.S. Football Association and the American Soccer League over control of the sport in the US.

Philly and the first USA international tour

Philly and the first USA international tour

May 8, 2015

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International Tours, Philadelphia, USMNT:

On June 9, 1916, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, “Word was received in this city yesterday that all arrangements had been completed for an All-American soccer team to tour Sweden and Norway in July. The Sweden Football Association, through its secretary, C.L. Kornerup, has cabled a guarantee of $4000 to cover… Read More ›

Philadelphia soccer in the 1940s and 1950s, part 1

Philadelphia soccer in the 1940s and 1950s, part 1

May 7, 2015

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Philadelphia, Profiles:

Part one of a six part series in which National Soccer Hall of Famer Len Oliver recalls growing up playing soccer in 1940s and 1950s Philadelphia.

That wooden sign

That wooden sign

May 7, 2015

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ASL, New Jersey, USMNT:

In recognition of Throwback Thursday, Tom McCabe recalls the wooden sign that used to hang behind Archie Stark’s tavern in Kearny, New Jersey

Spotlight on Roger Allaway

Spotlight on Roger Allaway

May 6, 2015

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Interviews, SASH History:

In the first in this series Roger Allaway reflects on the Society of American Soccer Historians (SASH). Allaway was the National Soccer Hall of Fame’s historian from 2007-2010 and past president of SASH. He has authored several groundbreaking books on the history of soccer in the United States. Allaway worked… Read More ›

A Boca American

A Boca American

May 5, 2015

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ASL, New Jersey, New York, Profiles, USMNT:

Peter Millar joined Inter in 1961 and by the end of his first season he led the league in scoring and was voted its top player. He took home the Most Valuable Player award again after the 1962-63 campaign, and by early 1964 a black and white photograph of a… Read More ›

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.

The historical Sam T.N. Foulds

The historical Sam T.N. Foulds

May 4, 2015

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SASH History:

Roger Allaway on SASH founder Sam T.N. Foulds.