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Philadelphia Soccer History

The life — and murder — of a U.S. Soccer president

In September 1953, Elmer Schroeder, U.S. soccer’s first American-born president, was brutally murdered in his West Philadelphia apartment. No one was ever convicted for his murder. PSP’s Ed Farnsworth writes about the life and death of a man who was an American soccer pioneer in more ways than one.

US Soccer History

1934: USA vs. Mexico and the “little truck”

This weekend, the US faces Mexico in a one-off game to reach the 2017 Confederations Cup. The first time the US played a one-off playoff game was also against Mexico in 1934 with a World Cup berth at stake.

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.

US World Cup History

The US and the 1934 World Cup

The 1934 US World Cup team had a Philadelphia manager and coach and also included five players from the Philadelphia German Americans ASL team.

US World Cup History

The US at the 1930 World Cup

We continue our series on the US at the World Cup with a look at the first World Cup in 1930, where the Bert Patenaude scored the first hat trick in World Cup history and the US finished the tournament in third place.

US Soccer History / US World Cup History

Prelude to the US at the first World Cup

Our series on the history of the US at the World Cup begins with how the first World Cup came to be in 1930 and a look at the US national team’s international play before then.

US Soccer History

Meet the Babe Ruth of American Soccer

Billy Gonsalves didn’t make US Soccer’s All-time Best XI, but Steve Holroyd explains how he is the Babe Ruth of American soccer.