USA legend Bahr excited about Philadelphia Union

One of the greatest USA soccer players in history, Walter Bahr, says he is excited about incoming MLS club Philadelphia Union.

One of the greatest USA soccer players in history, Walter Bahr, says he is excited about incoming MLS club Philadelphia Union.

82-year old Bahr, a Philadelphia native, is looking forward to having a new team in the city and says Phillie’s rich soccer culture is sure to make the franchise a success.

"The first team that ever represented the United States in an international game overseas [in 1916] had three or four Philadelphians on the team," he noted.

Bahr believes Philadelphia has ‘always been a good soccer town’ and says the fact there is finally a new stadium for a new club is great for the sport and can create an identity for the Union.

"When you're taking the profits from parking and hot dogs and everything else, that adds a lot to your budget," he said. "And that gives a team a home, a little identity."

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