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Philadelphia Soccer History

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Philadelphia Soccer History

Philly vs Toronto, 1905

When Toronto faces the Union at PPL Park on Saturday, they will be following in the footsteps of the first Toronto team to play in Philadelphia in 1905.

Featured / Philadelphia Soccer History

Thanksgiving Day soccer, 1912

A look at Thanksgiving soccer match ups in Philadelphia 100 years ago.

Featured / Philadelphia Soccer History

Corinthians in Philly

Stops in Philadelphia during the North American tours of English amateur club Corinthian FC in 1906, 1911, and 1924 were perhaps less noteworthy for what happened on the pitch than as windows into key movements in early American and Philadelphia soccer history.

Philadelphia Soccer History / US Soccer History

Philly and the first USA international tour

The US played its first full international in Sweden during the the First World War. Philadelphia-area players were an important part of that team.