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Philadelphia Soccer History

New Year’s Day soccer, 1916

After drawing for the second time on Christmas Day in 1915, Philadelphia’s Hibernians and Marcus Hook’s Viscose met for the third time in the second round of the US Open Cup on New Year’s Day, 1916.

Philadelphia Soccer History

Christmas soccer in Philly, 1915

Inter-city exhibition games, and two US Open Cup playoff, were among the Christmas Day contests involving Philadelphia area teams one hundred years ago in 1915.

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

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 6: The first league

Our series continues with the start of Philadelphia’s first organized soccer league, the Pennsylvania Football Union, in 1889.

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 Soccer 100: Tacony tops Hibs in American Cup semi, local cup and league play

One hundred years ago in Philly soccer history, Tacony defeated Hibernian in the American Cup semis and Philly’s run in the first Open Cup came to an end.

Philadelphia Soccer History

Philly Soccer 100: Bad weather strikes again

One hundred years ago, poor winter weather saw two weekends of games in Philadelphia’s seven leagues cancelled.