Philadelphia Soccer History

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 2: Colonial football
Philadelphia Soccer History

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 2: Colonial football

Our series continues with a look at football in colonial and post revolutionary Philadelphia.

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 1: Native American and British footballing traditions
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The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 1: Native American and British footballing traditions

Our series looking at the origins of soccer in Philadelphia begins with a look at the football traditions British colonists brought with them, and those of the Native Americans they encountered.

The Union and the US Open Cup
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The Union and the US Open Cup

The Union play Seattle Sounders in the 2014 US Open Cup final on Tuesday. Here’s a look back at the Union’s past US Open Cup campaigns.

It’s time to remember the Ukrainian Nationals
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It’s time to remember the Ukrainian Nationals

Steve Holroyd on the remarkable record of the Ukrainian Nationals, which included four US Open Cup titles between 1960 and 1966.

1960 US Open Cup final is a tough act to follow
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1960 US Open Cup final is a tough act to follow

In the 1960 US Open Cup final, Philadelphia’s Ukrainian Nationals came from behind three times over 120 minutes to win the championship with Mike Noha scoring all five of the Uke Nats goals. Roger Allaway has the story.

Philadelphia German Americans win the 1936 US Open Cup
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Philadelphia German Americans win the 1936 US Open Cup

On May 3, 1936, Philadelphia German Americans became the first amateur team, and the first team from the city of Philadelphia, to win the US Open Cup.

Philly and the US Open Cup Final
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Philly and the US Open Cup Final

As the Union prepare to host their first 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.

Philly and the New York Cosmos
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Philly and the New York Cosmos

Steve Holroyd looks at the history of the Philadelphia Atoms and Philadelphia Fury against the New York Cosmos in NASL play between 1973 and 1980.