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MLS / US Soccer History

Chasing 67: Josef Martinez and the American goal-scoring record

Steve Holroyd takes a look at the numbers to see how Josef Martinez’s season ranks with some of the best in U.S. Soccer history.

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

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.

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.

US Soccer History

The North American Soccer Football League

Steve Holroyd looks at the history of the North American Soccer Football League, which existed for two short years right after the Second World War and featured the talents of Gil Heron.

Featured / US Soccer History

Looking for a golden age: A statistical analysis of US pro soccer leagues

The ASL in the 1920s has been called the “golden age” of American soccer. Some older fans argue that the NASL was “better” than MLS. Steve Holroyd looks at what the numbers say.

Featured / Philadelphia Soccer History

Haggis Wit’: Scots footballers in Philadelphia

With Scottish players making moves to MLS, and Celtic soon to be playing Real Madrid at the Linc, PSP looks at Philadelphia’s history of players from the land of heather.

Featured / Philadelphia Soccer History

Chelseas in Philly

Ahead of Chelsea’s visit to Philadelphia for the MLS All-Star game, PSP remembers three notable Chelsea players who spent time with Philadelphia teams—Harold Brittan, Peter Osgood, and John Dempsey.

Daily news roundups / Featured

“Weak attempts” — quotes, reaction to Sat’s loss

While even Seattle fans seem to think Andy Rose should have seen red, the Union offense continues to disappoint. Hoppenot scores lone Harrisburg City Islanders goal in home opener loss. Dempsey makes it 17 goals in the Prem.

Featured / Philadelphia Soccer History

Bethlehem Steel FC in Scandinavia, 1919

A look at Bethlehem Steel FC’s 1919 Scandinavian tour, the first overseas tour by a US club.