History

The World Cup drought: US Soccer, 1950-1990
US World Cup History

The World Cup drought: US Soccer, 1950-1990

We continue our series on the US and the World Cup with a look at why the US failed to qualify for the tournament between 1950 and 1990.

The US and the 1950 World Cup
US World Cup History

The US and the 1950 World Cup

Our series looking back at the US in the World Cup continues with a look the 1950 tournament in Brazil. The historic win over England would be the last US World Cup victory for 44 years.

The US and the 1934 World Cup
US World Cup History

The US and the 1934 World Cup

The 1934 US World Cup team had a Philadelphia manager and coach and also included five players from the Philadelphia German Americans ASL team.

Philly Soccer 100: Tacony tops Hibs in American Cup semi, local cup and league play
Philadelphia Soccer History

Philly Soccer 100: Tacony tops Hibs in American Cup semi, local cup and league play

One hundred years ago in Philly soccer history, Tacony defeated Hibernian in the American Cup semis and Philly’s run in the first Open Cup came to an end.

US goalkeeper Jimmy Douglas makes a save in the semifianl match against Argentina. The US lost 6-1.
US World Cup History

The US at the 1930 World Cup

We continue our series on the US at the World Cup with a look at the first World Cup in 1930, where the Bert Patenaude scored the first hat trick in World Cup history and the US finished the tournament in third place.

The ASL’s “Philadelphia Celtic”: Philly’s last chance at success in US soccer’s “Golden Age”
Philadelphia Soccer History

The ASL’s “Philadelphia Celtic”: Philly’s last chance at success in US soccer’s “Golden Age”

Steve Holroyd looks at the fascinating, if short, history of the ASL’s “Philadelphia Celtic.”

Philadelphia Electrics 1913-14
Philadelphia Soccer History

Philly Soccer 100: Play resumes after a month of winter postponements

After yet another weekend of games is cancelled because of winter weather one hundred years ago, play finally returns to Philadelphia soccer.

Prelude to the US at the first World Cup
US Soccer History / US World Cup History

Prelude to the US at the first World Cup

Our series on the history of the US at the World Cup begins with how the first World Cup came to be in 1930 and a look at the US national team’s international play before then.