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.
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Andre Blake is the first goalkeeper in MLS history to be drafted with the No. 1 overall pick. The last goalkeeper to be selected No. 1 overall was Bob Rigby.
Our series commemorating the Philadelphia Atoms’ historic 1973 NASL title concludes with a look at what happened to the team after the championship and the team’s impact on American soccer.
A confident Philadelphia Atoms traveled to Texas Stadium for the 1973 NASL championship final and returned 2-0 winners.
The Eastern Division champion Atoms already had a bag full of league records heading into their 1973 NASL semifinal agaisnt the Toronto Metros, a team they had never before defeated.
All-Star games are a fixture of American pro sports. In American pro soccer, they date back to the 1920s.