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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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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Part one of a history of the Philadelphia Fury of the original NASL.

A simple protestation

A simple protestation

January 11, 2016

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On Ferenc Puskas’s tenure as head coach of the Vancouver Royals in the first year of the original NASL.

Going green

Going green

January 11, 2016

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Ferenc Puskas played international friendlies in the US for Ferencvaros and Real Madrid.

The brief Dettmar Cramer

The brief Dettmar Cramer

December 29, 2015

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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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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.

A stumbling start for U.S. pro soccer

A stumbling start for U.S. pro soccer

December 2, 2015

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Roger Allaway on the shaky beginnings of professional league soccer in the US.

Turkey Bowl

Turkey Bowl

December 1, 2015

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  American football is a Thanksgiving tradition, but so is soccer. In fact, Thanksgiving Soccer is nearly as old as the holiday itself. A day of national thanksgiving goes back to the colonial period, but it took President Abraham Lincoln to institute it as a late-November holiday. Modern soccer, codified… Read More ›

When a goal is not a goal

When a goal is not a goal

November 19, 2015

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An examination of the Columbia-Rutgers game played on Nov. 2, 1872 shows it was played under a form of association football rules, not American gridiron rules.

Bill Cox and the ISL showed the way

Bill Cox and the ISL showed the way

November 17, 2015

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The International Soccer League was an important step that helped to pave the way toward the start of the original NASL and thus the American soccer scene of today.