Philadelphia Soccer History

Philadelphia Soccer History

US Open Cup, 1916: Bethlehem Steel tops Hibernian in third round

After a series of replays over second round opponents, Bethlehem Steel and Philadelphia Hibernian met in the third round of the US Open Cup on January 15, 1916.

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New Year’s Day soccer, 1916

After drawing for the second time on Christmas Day in 1915, Philadelphia’s Hibernians and Marcus Hook’s Viscose met for the third time in the second round of the US Open Cup on New Year’s Day, 1916.

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Christmas soccer in Philly, 1915

Inter-city exhibition games, and two US Open Cup playoff, were among the Christmas Day contests involving Philadelphia area teams one hundred years ago in 1915.

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

Steve Holroyd’s history of the Philadelphia Fury concludes.

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The Fury simmers: History of Philadelphia Fury, Part Two

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

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

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

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Philadelphia and the other first professional soccer league in the U.S.

Philadelphia was central to the formation of the first two pro soccer leagues in the US, the National League baseball-backed American League of Professional Football, and the American Association of Professional Football, which played its first games before, and outlived, the ALPF.

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Philly and the US Open Cup Final

As the Union prepare to host their second US Open Cup final, a look at Philadelphia-area teams in the final throughout the history of the country’s oldest national soccer tournament, which has had local winners ten times since 1914.

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2015 SEPA Soccer Hall of Fame class honored

Bob McBride reports on the banquet honoring the 2015 class of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame.

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Like father, like son

At 94 years old, Ray Lynch may be the oldest surviving Lighthouse Boys Club player. But his story isn’t just that of a Scotch-Irish immigrant playing the game of his father, it’s also part of the story of the movement of soccer in the US from its urban origins to the suburbs.