A look at the founding of the EPSA, originally known as the Foot Ball Association of Eastern Pennsylvania and District, in April, 1913, six days after the founding of the United States of America Football Association, known today as the US Soccer Federation.
Last Friday, a 103-year-old championship medal won by a Scottish goalkeeper in Philadelphia returned to the city to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of fame. Here's the story of the goalkeeper who won that medal and how it came back from Scotland to Pennsylvania.
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.
PSP's series on Philadelphia Union's offseason issues kicks off with a look at what the Union can and should do about the Union's manager position. PSP's Dan Walsh examines the issue and argues for a managerial hire you may not expect.
The Union's big week didn't go as hoped, but while moral victories ring hollow, the team still has a lot to play for. With the Open Cup final showing both its promise and weaknesses, the team must regroup for the final push.
Many know that while I am a huge soccer fan and a fan of my local Philadelphia Union, I am not a fan of MLS at all. While the quality of play leaves a lot to be desired, my main complaint with the league is the way it (for me) sucks the soul out of the game, with all of its complex rules for signing players, parity mechanisms such as player lotteries and drafts, as well as the fact that many games mean really nothing at all since over half the teams make the play-offs and there is no relegation.
The Union are entering the most important home stretch in team history, beginning with two Eastern Conference six-pointers and the US Open Cup final in the span of a week. Kevin Kinkead asks who should start, who should come off the bench, and who should be rested.
Notes from Jim Curtin's weekly press conference. Union ink new 5-year deal with Bimbo. 8000 US Open Cup tickets sold so far. Union STHs have until Sunday to buy USOC tickets for their regular seats. More news.
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.
Quotes from Union US Open Cup semifinal win in Dallas. Tickets for Sept. 16 final at PPL Park go on sale on Thursday. Ribeiro named USL PRO Player of the Week. US advances to Women's U-20 World Cup quarterfinals. More news.
Union will face Dallas on the road in US Open Cup semifinal after Dallas defeats Carolina in quarterfinals. Curtin on points needed to reach playoffs. Argentina outlasts Netherlands to reach WC final. More
On this month's Homegrown our hosts, Dan and Jay, bring on special guest Carlos Torres from Threeforawin.comto help them answer some pressing US soccer questions: Is USL-Pro actually the 2nd tier of the US soccer pyramid? DC United has gone from worst to first in one season, is this good..
We are proud to present thelatest addition to our podcast lineup, Homegrown. Homegrown will be the Soccer Yanks home for domestic soccer (in the US naturally). The show is brought to us from one of our top contributors,Jay (@rescindedred) and hosted by Dan of Soccer Yank fame (infamy) (@socceryankdan).
US Soccer today announced the format for the 2015 US Open Cup, the 102nd edition of the tournament. The field will see a record 91 teams compete for the trophy this year, including 47 professional teams. One change that will take place is that once the round of 16 is set, those 16 teams will be divided (regardless of league affiliation) into groups of four.
The 2015 U.S. Open Cup officially announced its format for the upcoming season as 91 professional and amateur teams from the United States battle for soccer supremacy. The winner not only earns some impressive hardware and joins an impressive list of teams, but they will also qualify for the next iteration of the CONCACAF Champions League for the 2016/2017 campaign.