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1911 “soccer championship of America”: Tacony FC in St. Louis

In December of 1911, Tacony FC became the first Philadelphia team to travel out West to decide the “championship of America.”

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Tacony v Bethlehem for the 1914 American Cup

The 1914 American Cup saw four Philadelphia-area teams in the second round. By the semifinals, three remained.

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Bethlehem Steel FC in Scandinavia, 1919

A look at Bethlehem Steel FC’s 1919 Scandinavian tour, the first overseas tour by a US club.

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Philly and the first USA international tour

The US played its first full international in Sweden during the the First World War. Philadelphia-area players were an important part of that team.

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Christmas soccer 1916: Bethlehem Steel in St. Louis

While Philadelphia soccer fans watched a soccer double header at the Phillies Ball Park on Christmas Day in 1916, Bethlehem Steel FC, holders of the National Challenge Cup and the American Cup, had traveled to St. Louis for two games to decide the unofficial title of champion of the United States.

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Evolution of a kit: Bethlehem Steel FC

A look at the evolution of the uniform worn by Bethlehem Steel FC. Photos suggest the team wore as many as nine different jersey designs between 1912 and 1930.

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Bethlehem Steel FC

Bethlehem Steel FC were the most successful American soccer team of the first half of the Twentieth Century, rising quickly from an informal local side to professional national powerhouse in less than twenty years.