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