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Philly Soccer 100: Big interleague match, Bethlehem continues to dominate

100 years ago this week, the best of Philadelphia’s American League faced the best of the professional Pennsylvania League in an exhibition game. Meanwhile, Bethlehem continued its domination of the Allied American league.

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Len Oliver: Philadelphia soccer in the 1940s and 1950s

The first of a series in which Kensington-born National Soccer Hall of Fame member Len Oliver shares his memories of playing soccer in Philadelphia in the 1940s and 1950s.

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Q & A with Kensington SC founder Jim Hardy

The PSP talks with Jim Hardy, founder of the Kensington Soccer Club and charter member of the Sons of Ben. Hardy talks about the mission of the KSC, its plans for the future, and why it is that soccer can be such a powerful tool for community building.

Great moments in Philly soccer history: Philadelphia Hibernians beat the Pilgrims, 1909
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Great moments in Philly soccer history: Philadelphia Hibernians beat the Pilgrims, 1909

It will probably come as no surprise that the history of English football snobbery directed toward America is almost as long as the history of the game itself. But such snobbery is not necessarily a bad thing. In 1905 and 1909 a team of gentleman amateurs called the Pilgrims landed […]

History / Philadelphia Soccer History

Great Philly soccer teams: Lighthouse

A powerhouse of mid 20th century American soccer, Lighthouse Boys Club won 5 U-19 national championships and provided players to local amateur and professional teams as well as the US national team.

History / Local Leagues / Philadelphia Soccer History

Clement Beecroft: the father of league soccer in Philadelphia

The origin of soccer in Philadelphia rests squarely on the shoulders of the city’s 19th Century British immigrant population. British immigrants came to work in Philadelphia’s bustling steel and shipbuilding industries but large numbers came to work in the city’s textile trades. The soccer/textile connection can be found both in […]