Football News : Al Miller, coach of 1973 Philadelphia Atoms team that won city's last major pro soccer title, gets lifetime achievement award - Philly.com

4 days ago by philly.com

The Atoms won the North American Soccer League title in 1973. On Saturday, the coach of that team, Al Miller, was honored at the United Soccer Coaches convention.

CHICAGO — Forty-six years ago, a Philadelphia professional soccer team won a championship.

That may seem strange to soccer fans who’ve only started following the sport in recent times, especially Union fans who’ve endured a decade of disappointment.

But in 1973, the mood was different. The Philadelphia Atoms won the North American Soccer League title that year, captivating the city and drawing crowds as big as 21,000 to Veterans Stadium.…

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