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."