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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.

Philadelphia Soccer History

Philly and the US Open Cup Final

As the Union prepare to host their second US Open Cup final, a look at Philadelphia-area teams in the final throughout the history of the country’s oldest national soccer tournament, which has had local winners ten times since 1914.

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.

Local / Philadelphia Soccer History

A champion’s medal comes home

Last Friday, a 103-year-old championship medal won by a Scottish goalkeeper in Philadelphia returned to the city to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame. Here’s the story of the goalkeeper who won that medal and how it came back from Scotland to Philly.

Philadelphia Soccer History

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 10: It’s only just begun

Our series on the origins of soccer in Philadelphia concludes.

Philadelphia Soccer History

Thanksgiving soccer in Philly, 1914

Philadelphia’s tradition of Thanksgiving soccer continued with two big American Cup games and a game between two longstanding rivals.

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.

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

Philly Soccer 100: Tacony advances to American Cup semis, league play, fields for Fairmount Park

One hundred years ago, Tacony FC took on Brooklyn FC in the third round of the American Cup. Also, a recap of league play and the Inquirer’s call for soccer fields in Fairmount Park.

Featured / Philadelphia Soccer History

Thanksgiving Day soccer, 1912

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