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Philadelphia Soccer History

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 8: Philly’s first pro clubs appear during troubled times for city’s first league

The decline of Philadelphia’s first organized league is followed by the appearance of the first professional soccer teams in the city.

Philadelphia Soccer History

Philly and the New York Cosmopolitans

In 1891, some 79 years before the founding of the NASL’s New York Cosmos, an All-Philadelphia team played the New York Cosmopolitans in the first of a series of games for the Philadelphia-New York intercity championship.

Philadelphia Soccer History

Connie Mack’s soccer team

Connie Mack is a Philadelphia baseball legend. In 1901, he also had a soccer team.

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The Philadelphia Phillies & early Philly soccer history

With the approach of the opening of the Major League Baseball and the recent debut of the Philadelphia Union, the PSP takes a look at the connection between baseball and soccer in Philadelphia soccer history and recounts the story of the Philadelphia Phillies’ short-lived soccer team of 1894.