Philadelphia Soccer History

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.

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.

Philly Soccer 100: Weather remains an issue, Allied Cup, new Tri-State league proposed
Philadelphia Soccer History

Philly Soccer 100: Weather remains an issue, Allied Cup, new Tri-State league proposed

One hundred years ago, winter weather continued to leave Philly soccer at a standstill. Two Allied Cup tournament games played despite poor conditions. New Tri-State league proposed.

Philly Soccer 100: Bad weather strikes again
Philadelphia Soccer History

Philly Soccer 100: Bad weather strikes again

One hundred years ago, poor winter weather saw two weekends of games in Philadelphia’s seven leagues cancelled.

Philly Soccer 100: League play resumes, BFC player suspended
Philadelphia Soccer History

Philly Soccer 100: League play resumes, BFC player suspended

After poor weather and cup ties had disrupted the local schedule, league play finally resumed. AFA suspends Bethlehem player for kicking opponent in “a delicate place.”

Philly Soccer 100: Bethlehem advances to American Cup semis
Philadelphia Soccer History

Philly Soccer 100: Bethlehem advances to American Cup semis

After two ties and an abandoned game, Bethlehem finally defeated West Hudson on a rain-drenched Tacony Ballpark field to advance to the American Cup semifinals.

West Philadelphia FC 1913-14
Philadelphia Soccer History

Philly soccer 100: Three area teams knocked out of American & US Open Cup

As poor weather forced the cancellation of every league game in Philadelphia, Bethlehem and West Philadelphia were eliminated an the road from the National Challenge Cup, Victor from the American Cup.