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The founding of the Eastern Pennsylvania Soccer Association

A look at the founding of the EPSA, originally known as the Foot Ball Association of Eastern Pennsylvania and District, in April, 1913, six days after the founding of the United States of America Football Association, known today as the US Soccer Federation.

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Philly Soccer 100: Allied Amateur and Philly Challenge Cup semis, college derby.

One hundred years ago this week in Philadelphia soccer history, it was semifinal action in the city’s Allied Amateur and Challenge Cup tournaments, a local college derby between Haverford and Penn, and bad news for Belmont.

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Why Bethlehem Steel FC?

When the Union take to the pitch at PPL Park on Saturday they will be continuing their own chapter in the long history of soccer in the Philadelphia area that stretches back to Bethlehem Steel FC and beyond.

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Philly Soccer 100: Bethlehem clinches Allied first division title, Boys Club extends streak

100 years ago this week in Philly soccer, Bethlehem clinched its first Philadelphia league title. Boys Club extended it’s win streak in the American League to ten games while Tacony returned to form in the Pennsylvania League.

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Philly Soccer 100: Bethlehem knocked out of Philly’s Allied Amateur Cup

Bethlehem first played in Philly’s Allied Amateur Cup tournament in 1912 but lost in the final. Dominant in league play the next season, they were ready for another run at the cup. Lowly Tacony AC had other ideas.

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Philly Soccer 100: Interleague benefit match

A recent rash of broken legs leads to an interleague benefit match. Meanwhile, Hibernian and Victors are neck-and-neck for Pennsylvania League title and Bethlehem rolls on. Our series on Philly soccer happenings 100 years ago continues.

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Philly Soccer 100: Big interleague match, Bethlehem continues to dominate

100 years ago this week, the best of Philadelphia’s American League faced the best of the professional Pennsylvania League in an exhibition game. Meanwhile, Bethlehem continued its domination of the Allied American league.

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New Year’s Day soccer in Philadelphia, 1913

Weather had wreaked havoc on the city’s Christmas soccer schedule in 1912. Would it still be a factor in the lead up to the New Year’s Day games?

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Bethlehem Steel FC

Bethlehem Steel FC were the most successful American soccer team of the first half of the Twentieth Century, rising quickly from an informal local side to professional national powerhouse in less than twenty years.