Philadelphia Fury

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Philadelphia Fury
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Nickname(s) Fury
Founded 2014
Stadium Washington Township High School
Ground Capacity 4,000
League American Soccer League

The Philadelphia Fury are an American soccer team that competes the American Soccer League (ASL) after being purchased by former MLS Assistant Coach and ASL CEO, Matt Driver in February 2014.[1] The team continues to sport the colours of the original team and plays out of the Washington Township area in New Jersey.

Background

The original Philadelphia Fury was an expansion franchise in the original North American Soccer League and played for three seasons in Veterans Stadium starting in 1978. Among the club's investors were rock musicians Mick Jagger, Rick Wakeman, Peter Frampton and Paul Simon.[2] They were the NASL's second attempt in Philadelphia, the first being the Philadelphia Atoms (1973–76). Although never posting a winning season, they did make the playoffs in two of their three seasons. Attendance declined with each season and in 1980, the club was sold and moved to Montreal, becoming the Montreal Manic.

See also

References

  1. "Philadelphia Fury joins the ASL". Philadelphia Fury. February 22, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "St. Petersburg Times – Google News Archive Search".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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