Philadelphia Soccer History

Philly and the US Open Cup Final
Philadelphia Soccer History / US Open Cup

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
Philadelphia Soccer History

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.

Philly and the New York Cosmopolitans
Philadelphia Soccer History

Philly and the New York Cosmopolitans

In 1891, some 79 years before the founding of the NASL’s New York Cosmos, an All-Philadelphia team played the New York Cosmopolitans in the first of a series of games for the Philadelphia-New York intercity championship.

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
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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.