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Remembering Walter Bahr

Philadelphia, and U.S. Soccer, lost a legend. National Soccer Hall of Famer Walter Bahr passed away yesterday. He was the last surviving member of the U.S. team that upset England at the 1950 World Cup. More than that, he was a staple in this city, coaching Philadelphia Spartans, Philadelphia Ukrainians, Temple University, and Penn State. Bahr was 91.

From PSP:

  • Last year, Roger Allaway wished Bahr a happy 90th birthday
  • If you want to remember that upset of England, there’s no piece better than Ed Farnsworth’s. Here’s a look at the tournament as a whole, and here’s one of the game itself.
  • Farnsworth also spoke to Len Oliver, one of Bahr’s teammates in the area.
  • Here’s another piece on Bahr’s connection to Lighthouse Boys Club.

From friends:

  • Jonathan Tannewald offers his farewell for Philly.com
  • Dave Zeitlin spoke with Bahr for MLSsoccer.com ahead of the 2014 World Cup
  • And one more from the New York Times
Philadelphia Union

Adam Cann’s hitting the screen. Check out his breakdown of some key plays from the win over New York Red Bulls.

Get to know Vancouver Whitecaps

The Union’s U19s enter the playoffs unbeaten since November.

World Cup

It’s time to take Mexico seriously.

The “Geiger counter” will be active for Portugal vs. Morocco.

France’s Lucas Hernandez admits to what we’ve always known.

Results

  • Kane is able. The Spurs striker’s last-second score helped England escape their match against Tunisia with a 2-1 win.
  • Panama couldn’t CONCACAF Belgium and got steamrolled 3-0.
  • A second half penalty propelled Sweden to a 1-0 win over South Korea.

Upcoming schedule

Today

Wednesday

  • Portugal vs. Morocco: 8am
  • Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia: 11am
  • Iran vs. Spain: 2pm
Local

Bethlehem Steel renew their rivalry with New York Red Bulls II

MLS

Who could succeed Jason Kreis at Orlando City?

Columbus coach Gregg Berhalter talks about the U.S. National team.

U.S. Soccer

Houston Dynamo joined the Union in the Open Cup quarterfinals, beating Minnesota United 1-0.

U.S. legend Claudio Reyna says playing time should be earned, not gifted, by young Americans.

4 Comments

  1. I swear that Adam Cann watches another game than I do some times.
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    His eye for the tactical combined wih his ability to make what he sees understandable is magical. I hope his abilities are not overstating what the players are thinking during the match.
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    I hope the players truly see, think, and act on this level of understanding during the matches. It would make me much more optimistic about the players’ abilities if they do.

    • Alicat215 says:

      It’s called having someone who actually played at a decent level writing about the match…….Lol! Need more like him……..

  2. Sort of a throw away article but I found it interesting that Doyle seems to rate McKenzie over Trusty.
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    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2018/06/19/armchair-analyst-well-you-asked-it-2026-usmnt-roster

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