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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.

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

Our series on the origins of soccer in Philadelphia concludes.

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The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 9: Manz wins the 1897 American Cup

After the quick demise of the Philadelphia Phillies pro soccer team in 1894, Philadelphia’s other pro team would return to the amateur ranks before going on to win Philadelphia’s first national soccer championship in 1897.

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The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 8: Philly’s first pro clubs appear during troubled times for city’s first league

The decline of Philadelphia’s first organized league is followed by the appearance of the first professional soccer teams in the city.

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The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 7: Philly’s first league continues to grow

Philadelphia’s first organized soccer league continued to grow in its second and third seasons with more teams, rising attendance, and intercity games.

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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.

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Thanksgiving Day soccer, 1912

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

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Christmas soccer in 1890s Philadelphia

A look at Christmas soccer in Philadelphia in the 1890s, the beginning of organized league play in the city.

The Philadelphia Phillies/Philly soccer connection, part 2
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The Philadelphia Phillies/Philly soccer connection, part 2

The conclusion of our look back at the short-lived Philadelphia Phillies soccer team of 1894.