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Encyclopedia > Philadelphia Atoms

The Philadelphia Atoms were a soccer team based out of Philadelphia that played in the North American Soccer League (NASL). They played from 1973 to 1976, at Veterans Stadium (1973-75) and Franklin Field (1976). Image File history File links PhiladelphiaAtoms73logo. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Official website: http://www. ... NASL logo North American Soccer League (NASL) was a professional American soccer league that operated from 1968 to 1984. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1973 calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... Philadelphia Veterans Stadium (or The Vet) was located at the northeast corner of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue in Philadelphia. ... Franklin Field is the University of Pennsylvanias football stadium. ...


The Atoms were founded by Philadelphia construction mogul Thomas McCloskey in 1973 at the urging of Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Tornado owner Lamar Hunt. Playing a largely American line-up they won the NASL title it their first year of existence, ironically by defeating Hunt’s Dallas club 2-0. After the championship match, Philadelphia goalkeeper and Delaware Valley native Bob Rigby became the first soccer player to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. City Kansas City, Missouri Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Red, Gold, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner Lamar Hunt Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot K.C. Wolf Local radio Flagship stations: 101. ... The Dallas Tornado were a soccer team based out of Dallas that played in the NASL. They played from 1967 to 1981 Their home fields were Cotton Bowl and Texas Stadium. ... Lamar Hunt (born August 2, 1932 in El Dorado, Arkansas) is the founder and current owner of the NFLs Kansas City Chiefs. ... July 1999 cover showing soccer star Brandi Chastain Sports Illustrated is a popular weekly American sports magazine owned by media giant Time Warner. ...


The Atoms could not sustain the success of their first season as the club missed the playoffs in each of their remaining three NASL campaigns. Attendance began to flag and the club folded after the 1976 season. First division soccer returned two years later when the Philadelphia Fury began their three year run in Philadelphia in 1978. The Philadelphia Fury were a soccer team based out of Philadelphia that played in the NASL. They played from 1978 to 1980. ...

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Year-by-year

Year Record Regular Season Finish Playoffs
1973 9-8-2 1st, Eastern Division NASL Champions
1974 8-1-11 3rd, Eastern Division Did Not Qualify
1975 10-12 4th, Eastern Division Did Not Qualify
1976 8-16 4th, Eastern Division, Atlantic Conference Did Not Qualify

Honors

NASL Championships

  • 1973

Division Titles

  • 1973 Eastern Division

Coach of the Year

  • 1973 Al Miller

Rookie of the Year

All-Star First Team Selections Chris Bahr was placekicker in the National Football League and midfielder in the North American Soccer League. ...

  • 1973 Chris Dunleavy, Jim Fryatt, Andy Provan
  • 1974 Chris Dunleavy
  • 1975 Bobby Smith

All-Star Second Team Selections

  • 1973 Roy Evans, Bob Rigby, Bobby Smith, Derek Trevis
  • 1974 Bob Rigby, Derek Trevis
  • 1975 Bob Hope, Tony Want

All-Star Honorable Mentions

  • 1973 Barry Barto, George O'Neill
  • 1974 Jim Fryatt, Bobby Smith

Head Coaches

  • Al Miller 1973 - 1975
  • Jesus Ponce 1976

Yearly Average Attendance

  • 1973 - 11,501
  • 1974 - 11,784
  • 1975 - 6,848
  • 1976 - 5,912

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Philadelphia Atoms - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (233 words)
The Philadelphia Atoms were a soccer team based out of Philadelphia that played in the North American Soccer League (NASL).
The Atoms were founded by Philadelphia construction mogul Thomas McCloskey in 1973 at the urging of Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Tornado owner Lamar Hunt.
The Atoms could not sustain the success of their first season as the club missed the playoffs in each of their remaining three NASL campaigns.
Veterans Stadium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1353 words)
Philadelphia Veterans Stadium (or "The Vet") was located at the northeast corner of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue in Philadelphia.
It housed the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League from 1971 through 2002 and Major League Baseball's Philadelphia Phillies from 1971 through 2003.
Even the future mayor of Philadelphia and later Governor of Pennsylvania, Ed Rendell, was accused of paying a nearby fan to throw snowballs.
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