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.
Philadelphia Soccer History
Steve Holroyd looks at the fascinating, if short, history of the ASL’s “Philadelphia Celtic.”
After yet another weekend of games is cancelled because of winter weather one hundred years ago, play finally returns to Philadelphia soccer.
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.
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.”
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.
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.