2-3-5 in the 215: Tactics in the early days of Philadelphia soccer

2-3-5 in the 215: Tactics in the early days of Philadelphia soccer

August 11, 2015

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Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

One formation ruled the game of soccer in Philadelphia for 60 years, the 2-3-5.

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.

On writing “The San Jose Earthquakes: A Seismic Soccer Legacy”

On writing “The San Jose Earthquakes: A Seismic Soccer Legacy”

July 31, 2015

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California, MLS, NASL I, San Jose:

Gary Singh on writing his history of the San Jose Earthquakes.

Preserving and exhibiting Bay Area soccer history

Preserving and exhibiting Bay Area soccer history

July 28, 2015

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California, MLS, NASL I, San Jose:

Like many, I’m a transplant to the San Francisco Bay Area. I found over time that the region has a rich soccer history, much of it of relatively recent vintage and yet oddly unknown and in danger of being lost. For example, I had lived in my neighborhood near downtown… Read More ›

Be very afraid: U.S. soccer’s most dominant teams ever

Be very afraid: U.S. soccer’s most dominant teams ever

July 27, 2015

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ASL, MLS, NASL I:

Looking back over ASL I, the NASL, and MLS, which teams were the most dominant? Steve Holroyd explores.

Who’s better, who’s best: Leveling the pitch to find the best US club sides ever

Who’s better, who’s best: Leveling the pitch to find the best US club sides ever

July 20, 2015

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ASL, MLS, NASL I:

Steve Holroyd performs some statistical leveling to determine the all-time top 15 US pro soccer teams.

Moving the goalposts

Moving the goalposts

July 16, 2015

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ASL, MLS, NASL I:

The ASL in the 1920s has been called the “golden age” of American soccer. Some older fans argue that the NASL was “better” than MLS. What do the numbers say.

A warning that England missed

A warning that England missed

July 15, 2015

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Men's World Cup, USMNT:

Everyone knows about the 1-0 US win over England at the 1950 World Cup. But four days before that game, the US held a 1-0 lead against Spain for 62 minutes before losing 3-1.

Columbia Park, bordered by breweries, home of Connie Mack’s soccer team in 1901-1902

Connie Mack’s soccer team

July 14, 2015

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Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

Connie Mack is a baseball legend. In Philadelphia in 1901, he also had a soccer team.

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.

When the U.S. Women’s National Team was made in Washington

When the U.S. Women’s National Team was made in Washington

July 6, 2015

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Seattle, USWNT, Washington, Women's Soccer:

Frank McDonald talks to Anson Dorrance, head coach of the U.S. team that won the 1991 Women’s World Cup, about the prominent role players from the Seattle-Tacoma area had in the early history of the US Women’s National Team.

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.

Liverpool comes to America, 1946

Liverpool comes to America, 1946

June 26, 2015

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International Tours:

In 1946, Liverpool F.C. came to the United States for “American malts and ice creams” — and a few games of soccer.