On February 28, 2008, Major League Soccer announced that Philadelphia had been awarded the league’s 16th team, and that professional soccer would return to the Philadelphia area in 2010. That dream came true on April 10th, 2010, when Philadelphia Union beat D.C. United 3-2 in the club's Inaugural Home Opener.
After three decades without a team, it's understandable that Philadelphia’s rich and successful soccer history may be unfamiliar to many fans. Make no mistake, however; while the City of Brotherly Love may be a newcomer to MLS, the region’s professional soccer history is second to none.
Special thanks to Steve Holroyd for his substantial contributions