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Philadelphia Soccer History

The life — and murder — of a U.S. Soccer president

In September 1953, Elmer Schroeder, U.S. soccer’s first American-born president, was brutally murdered in his West Philadelphia apartment. No one was ever convicted for his murder. PSP’s Ed Farnsworth writes about the life and death of a man who was an American soccer pioneer in more ways than one.

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Third Lanark/All-Scots in Philly, 1921

In 1921, the first-ever US tour by a professional international side included games in Bethlehem and Philadelphia.

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Philly Soccer 100: Open Cup draw, Hibs lose grounds, local league results

One hundred years ago in Philadelphia soccer history, the fixtures for five area teams in the US Open Cup were announced, and Hibernian learned they were losing their home field. Also, local league results.

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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: BFC ordered to replay American Cup first rounder, a poaching problem, league results

One hundred years ago this week, Bethlehem was ordered to replay American Cup first rounder after fielding an ineligible player and the issue of teams poaching players was coming to a head. Also, results from around Philadelphia’s leagues.

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Philly Soccer 100: Summer soccer, 1913

Summer friendlies, new associations, new rules: while there was no league play in the summer of 1913, plenty was happening in the Philadelphia soccer scene.

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Philly and the first US Open Cup

In 1913, seven area teams entered the inaugural National Challenge Cup tournament, known today as the US Open Cup.

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First women’s soccer team in Philly, 1922

Women’s soccer has come a long way. In Philadelphia in 1922, it came all the way from England.

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Philly Soccer 100: Tacony against True Blues in American Cup final

Two inches of rain fall on the first American Cup final to be hosted in Philadelphia.

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Philly soccer 100: USFA founded, Cup semis, Bethlehem tops Boys Club

Semifinal action in the Allied Amateur and Philadelphia Challenge Cups. Bethlehem and Boys Club meet in second game of the Amateur Championship of Pennsylvania series.