Soccer In The City: Can The Beautiful Game Survive in Philadelphia?

There is no question; the Philadelphia Phillies are currently the toast of the town when it comes to the city’s top professional sports team, thanks in part to back to back World Series trips, and a club house full of classy characters.

So yes, the Phillies are the toast of the town, but make no mistake about it, the Philadelphia Eagles are still the talk of the town, especially on local talk radio, where Philly sports fans either praise their beloved birds or bash them, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Philadelphia Flyers and Seventy Sixers meanwhile, are somewhere in the rearview mirror.

So what about the city’s two newest professional franchises, the Philadelphia Union and Philadelphia Independence?

This past weekend, soccer fans in the tri-state area (Pa, NJ & Del.) had the chance to bask in the glow of the beautiful game, while enjoying a double dip of European Style football.

 It all started Sa...

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