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All-Scots team that faced New York FC on July 17, 1921. From the
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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.

US Open Cup, 1916: Bethlehem Steel tops Hibernian in third round
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US Open Cup, 1916: Bethlehem Steel tops Hibernian in third round

After a series of replays over second round opponents, Bethlehem Steel and Philadelphia Hibernian met in the third round of the US Open Cup on January 15, 1916.

New Year’s Day soccer, 1916
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New Year’s Day soccer, 1916

After drawing for the second time on Christmas Day in 1915, Philadelphia’s Hibernians and Marcus Hook’s Viscose met for the third time in the second round of the US Open Cup on New Year’s Day, 1916.

Christmas soccer in Philly, 1915
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Christmas soccer in Philly, 1915

Inter-city exhibition games, and two US Open Cup playoff, were among the Christmas Day contests involving Philadelphia area teams one hundred years ago in 1915.

Exit the Fury: History of the Philadelphia Fury, Part Three
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Exit the Fury: History of the Philadelphia Fury, Part Three

Steve Holroyd’s history of the Philadelphia Fury concludes.

The Fury simmers: History of Philadelphia Fury, Part Two
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The Fury simmers: History of Philadelphia Fury, Part Two

Steve Holroyd’s look at the history of the Philadelphia Fury continues.

Enter the Fury: History of the Philadelphia Fury, Part One
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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 and the other first professional soccer league in the U.S.
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Philadelphia and the other first professional soccer league in the U.S.

Philadelphia was central to the formation of the first two pro soccer leagues in the US, the National League baseball-backed American League of Professional Football, and the American Association of Professional Football, which played its first games before, and outlived, the ALPF.