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Haggis Wit’: Scots footballers in Philadelphia

With Scottish players making moves to MLS, and Celtic soon to be playing Real Madrid at the Linc, PSP looks at Philadelphia’s history of players from the land of heather.

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Corinthians in Philly

Stops in Philadelphia during the North American tours of English amateur club Corinthian FC in 1906, 1911, and 1924 were perhaps less noteworthy for what happened on the pitch than as windows into key movements in early American and Philadelphia soccer history.

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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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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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Philly and the first USA international tour

The US played its first full international in Sweden during the the First World War. Philadelphia-area players were an important part of that team.

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Christmas soccer 1916: Bethlehem Steel in St. Louis

While Philadelphia soccer fans watched a soccer double header at the Phillies Ball Park on Christmas Day in 1916, Bethlehem Steel FC, holders of the National Challenge Cup and the American Cup, had traveled to St. Louis for two games to decide the unofficial title of champion of the United States.

The Pilgrims, 1909
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Philly and the international friendly, part 1

Ahead of the Union’s friendlies with Everton and Real Madrid, the first of a two part series looking at international friendlies in Philadelphia. Part one looks at friendlies up to the Second World War.

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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.