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'96 Project

'96 Project

What if Philadelphia had been granted an MLS franchise in 1996? Join us for a hypothetical trip into the Philly soccer history that never was.

Philadelphia Ringers and other Icarus Cup jerseys available for pre-order

Deadline to order is August 1

Philly MLS 25: Columbus Crew original and Delaware Olympian Rob Smith

The Wilmington, Del. native made over 100 appearances for the Crew and was part of the U.S. Olympic team in 1996

The Path: Raimo de Vries on his journey to the U.S. and stint with the Colorado Rapids in 1996

The father of Union homegrown Jack de Vries talks about his path to playing in MLS in 1996

Doopy Brothers Podcast: Ringers ‘96 + Draft-a-palooza

Some Ringers 101 and really really pointless drafts.

What if Philadelphia had been an MLS original Part 3: Game Day Experience

A hypothetical look back in time at the game day experience for Ringers fans

What if Philadelphia had been an MLS original Part 2: Building a roster

A mix of locals, veterans and future head coaches make up our hypothetical inaugural roster

What if Philadelphia had been an MLS original Part 1: Introducing the Ringers

Philadelphia wasn’t one of the original MLS teams, but what if we had been?