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Philly Soccer 100: Tacony tops Hibs in American Cup semi, local cup and league play

One hundred years ago in Philly soccer history, Tacony defeated Hibernian in the American Cup semis and Philly’s run in the first Open Cup came to an end.

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Philly Soccer 100: Bethlehem appeals AFA decision, riot call at Starr Garden

100 years ago in Philadelphia soccer history, Bethlehem appealed the order to replay their American Cup match against Wissinoming. And while rain caused many league games to be postponed, an exhibition game at Starr Garden ended in a riot.

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Philly Soccer 100: League play continues, Bethlehem wins first American Cup match

The Cricket Club League and Northeast Junior League opened the season as the second week of play in Philadelphia’s other leagues continued and Bethlehem won its American Cup first round game.

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Philly soccer 100: Opening Day, 1913

The opening of league play in Philadelphia on Oct. 4, 1913 saw some big scorelines.

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Philly Soccer 100: All-Philadelphia American Cup semi, benefit match draw & more

Tacony FC and Philadelphia Hibernian square off in the 1913 American Cup semifinal. Allied Amateur Cup and league play, benefit match, and more Philly soccer history, 100 years ago this week.

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Philly Soccer 100: Interleague benefit match

A recent rash of broken legs leads to an interleague benefit match. Meanwhile, Hibernian and Victors are neck-and-neck for Pennsylvania League title and Bethlehem rolls on. Our series on Philly soccer happenings 100 years ago continues.

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Philly soccer 100: League play, Challenge Cup, and the death of a young goalkeeper

The Philadelphia soccer scene, one hundred years ago this week: League play, Philadelphia Challenge Cup, and the untimely death of a promising young goalkeeper.

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Tacony v Bethlehem for the 1914 American Cup

The 1914 American Cup saw four Philadelphia-area teams in the second round. By the semifinals, three remained.

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Bethlehem Steel FC

Bethlehem Steel FC were the most successful American soccer team of the first half of the Twentieth Century, rising quickly from an informal local side to professional national powerhouse in less than twenty years.