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Clement Beecroft: the father of league soccer in Philadelphia

The origin of soccer in Philadelphia rests squarely on the shoulders of the city’s 19th Century British immigrant population. British immigrants came to work in Philadelphia’s bustling steel and shipbuilding industries but large numbers came to work in the city’s textile trades. The soccer/textile connection can be found both in […]

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Casa Soccer League weekend roundup

Saturday’s matches in the Casa Soccer League‘s Primera division set up a nail-biting final week to the season, with almost every game having playoff or relegation implications.  Week 8 saw first place West Philly FC and 2nd place Deportivo Arsenal fail to pick up maximum points. West Philly narrowly fell […]

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Local league weekend preview

The biggest question facing local soccer leagues may not be who wins their fall seasons. Rather, it’s this: Will it ever stop raining? In the Casa Soccer League, Philly’s largest, more than half the fall season’s games have been rained out as an El Nino cycle has dropped buckets of […]

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Sons of Ben host food drive this Saturday

The Sons of Ben are taking food donations at this Saturday’s soccer matches at Pennypack Park in northeast Philadelphia, with plans to give the food to a charity in Chester.  Last year, the SoBs and Philadelphia Union gave $2,501 and 600 pounds of food to the Bernadine Center, a nonprofit […]

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