As the Union prepare to host their second US Open Cup final, a look at Philadelphia-area teams in the final throughout the history of the country’s oldest national soccer tournament, which has had local winners ten times since 1914.
Was a plan to introduce promotion/relegation in US professional soccer before the 1994 World Cup killed? Steve Holroyd looks at the evidence.
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.
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.
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.