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Philadelphia Soccer History

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 9: Manz wins the 1897 American Cup

After the quick demise of the Philadelphia Phillies pro soccer team in 1894, Philadelphia’s other pro team would return to the amateur ranks before going on to win Philadelphia’s first national soccer championship in 1897.

Philadelphia Soccer History

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 7: Philly’s first league continues to grow

Philadelphia’s first organized soccer league continued to grow in its second and third seasons with more teams, rising attendance, and intercity games.

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Christmas soccer in 1890s Philadelphia

A look at Christmas soccer in Philadelphia in the 1890s, the beginning of organized league play in the city.