Philadelphia’s first organized soccer league continued to grow in its second and third seasons with more teams, rising attendance, and intercity games.
Philadelphia Soccer History
Our series continues with the start of Philadelphia’s first organized soccer league, the Pennsylvania Football Union, in 1889.
The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 5: Local college-based football after the 1863 Laws of the Game
Our series continues with a look at college football in Philadelphia after the 1863 Laws of the Game, and how rival rules of the game resulted in what would become American gridiron football supplanting soccer-style football in intercollegiate sport.
The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 4: The first account of soccer-style football after codification?
Our series continues with a look at football in Philadelphia after the 1863 code, including what may be the first newspaper accounts of a soccer-style game in the city.
Our series on the origins of soccer in Philadelphia continues with a look at 19th century football before the 1863 Laws of the Game.
Our series continues with a look at football in colonial and post revolutionary Philadelphia.
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.