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The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 2: Colonial football

Our series continues with a look at football in colonial and post revolutionary Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Soccer History

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 1: Native American and British footballing traditions

Our series looking at the origins of soccer in Philadelphia begins with a look at the football traditions British colonists brought with them, and those of the Native Americans they encountered.

Philadelphia Soccer History

It’s time to remember the Ukrainian Nationals

Steve Holroyd on the remarkable record of the Ukrainian Nationals, which included four US Open Cup titles between 1960 and 1966.

Philadelphia Soccer History / US Open Cup

1960 US Open Cup final is a tough act to follow

In the 1960 US Open Cup final, Philadelphia’s Ukrainian Nationals came from behind three times over 120 minutes to win the championship with Mike Noha scoring all five of the Uke Nats goals. Roger Allaway has the story.

Philadelphia Soccer History / US Open Cup

Philadelphia German Americans win the 1936 US Open Cup

On May 3, 1936, Philadelphia German Americans became the first amateur team, and the first team from the city of Philadelphia, to win the US Open Cup.

US World Cup History

When the US beat Belgium in the World Cup

The last time the US played Belgium in the World Cup was 84 years ago in the inaugural World Cup. The US won, 3-0.

Philadelphia Soccer History

Philly and the New York Cosmos

Steve Holroyd looks at the history of the Philadelphia Atoms and Philadelphia Fury against the New York Cosmos in NASL play between 1973 and 1980.

Philadelphia Soccer History

Philly and the New York Cosmopolitans

In 1891, some 79 years before the founding of the NASL’s New York Cosmos, an All-Philadelphia team played the New York Cosmopolitans in the first of a series of games for the Philadelphia-New York intercity championship.

US World Cup History

Mike Sorber at the 1994 World Cup

1994 US World Cup team head coach Bora Milutinovic called Mike Sorber the team’s MVP. PSP talks to Sorber, who says his path to the US national team began with a bit of luck, about playing in the 1994 World Cup,

US World Cup History

Landon Donovan wasn’t the first US World Cup snub

Much of the US soccer community was shocked by the omission of Landon Donovan from the US World Cup roster. Steve Holroyd takes a look at some of the surprising US World Cup roster omissions that preceded Donovan’s.