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Philadelphia Soccer History

Gene Chyzowych honored with lifetime achievement award

The North Catholic High School and Temple graduate, former US national team coach, and youth soccer pioneer was honored on Saturday.

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.

The 1973 Philadelphia Atoms
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With Chris Albright, Jeff Parke and Jim Curtin, the Union continue a long tradition of Philly pro soccer teams having a distinctly local flair. Results on and off the field justified the approach.

The 1973 Philadelphia Atoms
Featured / Philadelphia Soccer History

Flashback: Philly in the 1973 NASL playoffs

As the second-year Philadelphia Union prepare for their first MLS playoff appearance, we take a look back at how the Philadelphia Atoms fared in the 1973 NASL playoffs in their inaugural year.

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 […]

Great Philly soccer teams: Ukrainian Nationals
History / Philadelphia Soccer History

Great Philly soccer teams: Ukrainian Nationals

The Ukrainian Nationals, also known as “Tryzub” Philadelphia, played in the American Soccer League (ASL) from 1957 until 1970. Along the way they won six national championships, four U.S. Open Cups and two Lewis Cups. They won “the double”  – the league championship and U.S. Open Cup –  in 1961 […]

Philadelphia Soccer History / US World Cup History

England, the USA, Philadelphia and the 1950 World Cup

It first started during the unlikely run of the US in the Confederations Cup: was the victory over Spain the US team’s greatest victory since the 1-0 victory over England in the 1950 World Cup hosted by Brazil? If the US had beaten Brazil in the Confederations Cup final, would […]