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Q&A with Len Oliver: Philly amateur soccer in the 1950s

The Kensington-born National Soccer Hall of Famer talks about playing in the amateur ranks, seeing Brazil and the 4-2-4 in the 1958 World Cup, playing in international friendlies in Philadelphia, and more.

Featured / Philadelphia Soccer History

Len Oliver: Amateur soccer in early 1950’s Philadelphia

Kensington-born National Soccer Hall of Famer Len Oliver describes moving up the Philadelphia amateur soccer ranks, playing in international friendlies, and trying out for the US Olympic team.

History / Philadelphia Soccer History

2-3-5 in the 215: Tactics in the early days of Philadelphia soccer

We take a look at the development of the 2-3-5 formation, the dominant tactical formation Philadelphia soccer teams would have employed from the 1880s through the 1950s.