Franklin Field will welcome the return of professional soccer to Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Fury will be the first pro team within city limits since 1980
Published Aug 27, 2019

There’s a new team playing at Franklin Field, but it's been around for a while. 

The Philadelphia Fury is a professional soccer team that competes in the newly founded National Independent Soccer Association. The Fury as they appear today have been around since 2011, but their history is more rich than that suggests. 

The original Philadelphia Fury was an expansion team in the famed North American Soccer League back in 1978. One of their initial investors was Mick Jagger. They featured some decorated players, including Peter Osgood, who played most of his professional career with English side Chelsea and was even a part of the English national team. The Fury also featured Alan Ball, who played for Premier League clubs Arsenal and Everton. In the years following, however, attendance dropped and the Philadelphia Fury were no more — until 2011. 

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