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2015 SEPA Soccer Hall of Fame class honored
Philadelphia Soccer History

2015 SEPA Soccer Hall of Fame class honored

Bob McBride reports on the banquet honoring the 2015 class of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame.

Like father, like son
Philadelphia Soccer History

Like father, like son

At 94 years old, Ray Lynch may be the oldest surviving Lighthouse Boys Club player. But his story isn’t just that of a Scotch-Irish immigrant playing the game of his father, it’s also part of the story of the movement of soccer in the US from its urban origins to the suburbs.

The founding of the Eastern Pennsylvania Soccer Association
Philadelphia Soccer History

The founding of the Eastern Pennsylvania Soccer Association

A look at the founding of the EPSA, originally known as the Foot Ball Association of Eastern Pennsylvania and District, in April, 1913, six days after the founding of the United States of America Football Association, known today as the US Soccer Federation.

Looking back at the 1979 NASL players strike
US Soccer History

Looking back at the 1979 NASL players strike

MLS players have been vocal about their willingness to strike if a new CBA is not reached. What can be learned from the 1979 strike by NASL players?

A champion’s medal comes home
Local / Philadelphia Soccer History

A champion’s medal comes home

Last Friday, a 103-year-old championship medal won by a Scottish goalkeeper in Philadelphia returned to the city to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame. Here’s the story of the goalkeeper who won that medal and how it came back from Scotland to Philly.

New Year’s Day soccer in Philly, 1915
History

New Year’s Day soccer in Philly, 1915

There were many noteworthy games over the New Year’s Day holiday one hundred years ago in Philadelphia.

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 10: It’s only just begun
Philadelphia Soccer History

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 10: It’s only just begun

Our series on the origins of soccer in Philadelphia concludes.

Christmas soccer in Philly, 1914
Philadelphia Soccer History

Christmas soccer in Philly, 1914

The long tradition of holiday games continued for Philadelphia soccer teams in 1914.