Articles written by: Steve Holroyd

Philadelphia labor attorney and soccer coach, player, sabermetrician and historian. Intermittent host of The Front Row podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @soccermavn.

Chasing 67: Josef Martinez and the American goal-scoring record
MLS / US Soccer History

Chasing 67: Josef Martinez and the American goal-scoring record

Steve Holroyd takes a look at the numbers to see how Josef Martinez’s season ranks with some of the best in U.S. Soccer history.

Walt Chyzowych (10) challenges for a ball for the Philadelphia Spartans
during a match at Temple Stadium
History / Philadelphia Soccer History

Meet the Spartans: Philly’s original pro team

The Philadelphia Spartans were the city’s first major league professional soccer team. Steve Holroyd recounts their story, from inception to demise.

Photo courtesy of listchallenges.com
Soccer Books

Putting the book in: American soccer literature to read this winter

Steve Holroyd gives you some of the best American soccer books to read this winter.

Coming in from the cold: The National (Indoor) Soccer League
History / US Soccer History

Coming in from the cold: The National (Indoor) Soccer League

Soccer historian Steve Holroyd takes a look back at the old National Soccer League, an indoor league worth remembering.

Legal analysis: Why is US Soccer suing the union representing the USWNT?
USWNT

Legal analysis: Why is US Soccer suing the union representing the USWNT?

PSP contributor and labor lawyer Steve Holroyd breaks down the issues at play in US Soccer’s lawsuit against the union representing the US women’s national team.

A look behind a different curtain: Arbitration 101
Commentary

A look behind a different curtain: Arbitration 101

PSP contributor and labor lawyer Steve Holroyd lays out the arbitration process as revealed in the release of the latest documents in Peter Nowak’s lawsuit against the Union, and what to expect next.

Exit the Fury: History of the Philadelphia Fury, Part Three
Philadelphia Soccer History

Exit the Fury: History of the Philadelphia Fury, Part Three

Steve Holroyd’s history of the Philadelphia Fury concludes.

The Fury simmers: History of Philadelphia Fury, Part Two
Featured / Philadelphia Soccer History

The Fury simmers: History of Philadelphia Fury, Part Two

Steve Holroyd’s look at the history of the Philadelphia Fury continues.

Enter the Fury: History of the Philadelphia Fury, Part One
Philadelphia Soccer History

Enter the Fury: History of the Philadelphia Fury, Part One

Part one of Steve Holroyd’s look a the history of the Philadelphia Fury.

Pro/rel and the “Fricker Plan”: Killed or never was?
US Soccer History

Pro/rel and the “Fricker Plan”: Killed or never was?

Was a plan to introduce promotion/relegation in US professional soccer before the 1994 World Cup killed? Steve Holroyd looks at the evidence.

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