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Philadelphia Soccer History

Exit the Fury: History of the Philadelphia Fury, Part Three

Steve Holroyd’s history of the Philadelphia Fury concludes.

Philadelphia Soccer History

Enter the Fury: History of the Philadelphia Fury, Part One

Part one of Steve Holroyd’s look a the history of the Philadelphia Fury.

US World Cup History

The World Cup drought: US Soccer, 1950-1990

We continue our series on the US and the World Cup with a look at why the US failed to qualify for the tournament between 1950 and 1990.

The 1973 Philadelphia Atoms
Philadelphia Soccer History

The Philadelphia Experiment takes off

The Atoms opened their inaugural season in relative anonymity. Along the way to the NASL championship, they showed American fans will pay to watch Americans play soccer.

Philadelphia Soccer History

The Stoke City-Philadelphia connection runs through Cleveland

In 1967, Stoke City players made up the Cleveland Stokers squad. The next year in the inaugural season of the NASL, it was Philadelphia Spartans players filling the ranks.

Daily news roundups

Union & USMNT recaps/reaction, Reading makes playoffs, more news

Union satisfied with result against Portland. Recaps, reaction, and player ratings from US rout of El Salvador. US soccer pioneer Phil Woosnam passes away. More news.

Featured / Philadelphia Soccer History

The last pro soccer All-Star Game in Philly

The last time a pro soccer All-Star Game took place in Philly, the NASL’s Team America all-stars took on England at JFK Stadium on May 31, 1976. Philadelphia-area born goalkeeper Bob Rigby and defender Bobby Smith were two of only six US players on the team.

Great Philly soccer teams: Philadelphia Atoms, part II
History / NASL / Philadelphia Soccer History

Great Philly soccer teams: Philadelphia Atoms, part II

This concludes the two-part “Great Philly soccer teams: Philadelphia Atoms.” You can read Part I here. Before Atoms coach Al Miller took the young team to England to train and to scout for some British players to fill out the roster, back in Philadelphia, Atoms general manager Bob Ehlinger’s marketing […]