World Soccer History

In the beginning: Shrovetide football
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In the beginning: Shrovetide football

The beginning of the Union’s 2011 season is just a few short days away. Here’s a look at a form of folk football, the beginning point of soccer, still being played in England today.

Soccer and the Christmas Truce of 1914
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Soccer and the Christmas Truce of 1914

The power of soccer is such that it has helped to start wars. It has also given vent to the emotions of wars long over. And it has stopped wars, if only for a day.

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The word of soccer

We here at The Philly Soccer Page thought a lot about whether our name should include the word “soccer” or some variation of “football.” Given our Philadelphia roots one of those variations could have been “phootball.” Happily, this was not to be. In the end we went with soccer simply […]