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Philadelphia Soccer History

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 ASL’s “Philadelphia Celtic”: Philly’s last chance at success in US soccer’s “Golden Age”

Steve Holroyd looks at the fascinating, if short, history of the ASL’s “Philadelphia Celtic.”

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Looking for a golden age: A statistical analysis of US pro soccer leagues

The ASL in the 1920s has been called the “golden age” of American soccer. Some older fans argue that the NASL was “better” than MLS. Steve Holroyd looks at what the numbers say.

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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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Philly soccer, 100 years ago today

In March 1911, Tacony FC and Philadelphia Hibernian were in the semifinals of the American Cup and fighting for the top spot in the Pennsylvania League.

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Philly soccer, 100 years ago today

Five leagues, a new knockout tournament, intercity play, two teams in the American Cup semifinals: a look at soccer in Philadelphia one hundred years ago today.

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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.