Featured image: Courtesy of Dan Morrison and bethlehemsteelsoccer.org
Against the expectation of many in the US, the United States Football Association's first
international tour in Scandinavia in the summer of 1916 had been a great success. The cash-strapped
USFA had come out of the trip in the black—the Swedish FA had paid for the tour thanks to the
backing of a leading Swedish newspaper—and the team had performed well to garner a 3–1–2
record despite having been put together only days before departure to Europe without the benefit of
The recent release of the designs for the new Philadelphia Union home and away kits got me
thinking about the evolution of the kit designs of other teams in Philadelphia soccer history.
Today, the regular release of new jerseys is an important part of the marketing of a professional
team, not to mention a lucrative source of revenue.