Pittsburgh Beadling

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Pittsburgh Beadling is an amateur American soccer team founded in 1898 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. It won the 1954 National Amateur Cup.

History

Founded in 1898, Pittsburgh Beadling was formed by immigrant miners from Europe. In 1911, the team enter the Pittsburgh Press League, commonly known as the Miners League, after having spent its first thirteen years as an independent recreational team. In 1913, it won its first league title.[1] Three years later, it went to its first West Penn Cup where it finished runner up to Homestead Steel Works.[2] In 1919, it won its first West Penn Cup.[3] The team later entered the Keystone League. In 1973, the National Soccer Hall of Fame inducted Joseph Delach, coach of Beadling.[4] At some point, the club began fielding two teams, the RD and the Blues. In 1984, the club added youth teams.[5]

Honors

West Penn Cup

  • Winner: 1919
  • Runner Up: 1916

National Amateur Cup

  • Winner: 1954
  • Runner Up: 1958

References

  1. ^ The Year in American Soccer - 1913
  2. ^ The Year in American Soccer - 1916
  3. ^ The Year in American Soccer - 1919
  4. ^ National Soccer Hall of Fame: Joseph Delach
  5. ^ Beadling program on youth kick

External links

  • History of Pittsburgh Beadling
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