Continuing a tradition that stretched back to at least 1889, the Philadelphia soccer scene came together for a massive slate of 26 games on Thanksgiving Day in 1913.
Philadelphia Soccer History
One hundred years ago this week in Philadelphia soccer, a new Delco league was announced and a “monster” amateur league was planned.
One hundred years ago in Philadelphia soccer history, the fixtures for five area teams in the US Open Cup were announced, and Hibernian learned they were losing their home field. Also, local league results.
One hundred years ago this week in Philadelphia soccer history, Bethlehem won its appeal against the AFA. Meanwhile there was more first round American Cup action, the start of the first National Challenge Cup and local league games.
100 years ago in Philadelphia soccer history, Bethlehem appealed the order to replay their American Cup match against Wissinoming. And while rain caused many league games to be postponed, an exhibition game at Starr Garden ended in a riot.
Philly Soccer 100: BFC ordered to replay American Cup first rounder, a poaching problem, league results
One hundred years ago this week, Bethlehem was ordered to replay American Cup first rounder after fielding an ineligible player and the issue of teams poaching players was coming to a head. Also, results from around Philadelphia’s leagues.
The Cricket Club League and Northeast Junior League opened the season as the second week of play in Philadelphia’s other leagues continued and Bethlehem won its American Cup first round game.