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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.

Philadelphia Soccer History

Philly and the New York Cosmos

Steve Holroyd looks at the history of the Philadelphia Atoms and Philadelphia Fury against the New York Cosmos in NASL play between 1973 and 1980.

Philadelphia Soccer History

So what happened next? A Philadelphia Atoms denouement

Our series commemorating the Philadelphia Atoms’ historic 1973 NASL title concludes with a look at what happened to the team after the championship and the team’s impact on American soccer.

Philadelphia Soccer History

Champions! Atoms defeat Dallas Tornado 2-0 in NASL final

A confident Philadelphia Atoms traveled to Texas Stadium for the 1973 NASL championship final and returned 2-0 winners.

Philadelphia Soccer History

Something better beginning

Our series commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Atoms historic inaugural season NASL championship continues with a look at how Philadelphia ended up with its first NASL franchise.

The 1973 Philadelphia Atoms
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Buy local

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.

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

Great Philly soccer teams: Philadelphia Atoms, part I

The Philadelphia Atoms joined the NASL as an expansion team in 1973. They were the first expansion team to win a championship in its first year in any American professional sport. That they accomplished this with a squad managed by an American coach that was largely made up of Americans […]