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Philadelphia Soccer History

The day Philadelphia used the No. 1 overall pick to select a goalkeeper

Andre Blake is the first goalkeeper in MLS history to be drafted with the No. 1 overall pick. The last goalkeeper to be selected No. 1 overall was Bob Rigby.

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The last pro soccer All-Star Game in Philly

The last time a pro soccer All-Star Game took place in Philly, the NASL’s Team America all-stars took on England at JFK Stadium on May 31, 1976. Philadelphia-area born goalkeeper Bob Rigby and defender Bobby Smith were two of only six US players on the team.