The Philadelphia Atoms played in the North American Soccer League (NASL) from 1973-76. They won the NASL Championship in 1973 in their 1st year in the league becoming the only sports franchise to win a championship in their 1st year of existence. The team featured legendary soccer goalie Bob Rigby, the 1st soccer player ever to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
T-shirt is a super soft and comfy Bella + Canvas Tri-Blend with 50% polyester, 25% cotton, and 25% rayon (4XL is 100% cotton).
Available online only. Please allow 7-10 days for delivery. Overnight shipping not available.
Part of the Shibe Originals collection - designs by Philly artists and exclusively available at Shibe Vintage Sports.
Gift for a stepson. Almost one of a kind and the story behind the Atoms is great too. I saw the Atoms play the Cosmos in Philly in 1976. Pele said he would score 1 goal for every 10,000 people who came to the game…30,000 showed up and he had 3. The last on was a bicycle kick.
Shirt is very comfortable and brought me back to 1973 when I was a journalist who covered the Atoms in their triumphant inaugural season. Looked like the Union was going to follow the Atoms until COVID rules knocked their top players out of the MLS Cup