Upcoming Match – GH Vs. Phoenix SC on 10/30 (East Penn Amateur Cup)

After a disappointing draw in our cup match against Salone last week, the boys are hosting Phoenix this Sunday at Temple Ambler. Cup matches ending in a tie don't seem right, but such is the parameters of this new format. Come see our team at 2:00pm for hopefully a great matchup and a better result! … Continue reading Upcoming Match – GH Vs. Phoenix SC on 10/30 (East Penn Amateur Cup)

Dracula’s Paprika Hendl and Slivovitz to Wash it Down, by Michael Fricker

"Ei Vant to Eat your Paprikash!" October brings the true beginning of the flavors of the fall. The popular culture heads towards Halloween with ridiculous use of pumpkin as a flavor in everything and anything. But for German-Hungarians, we crave a fall flavor more savory, warming, and spiced in a much more peppy way.

Upcoming Match – GH Vs. Salone FC on 10/23 (East Penn Amateur Cup)

Our boys are set to make their first foray into the state Amateur Cup, after the first round was completely postponed for weather, and the second round took place for teams not in the Lamar Hunt last weekend. Sunday, October 23, we will face Salone FC at the South Philly Super Site at 2:30pm. The … Continue reading Upcoming Match – GH Vs. Salone FC on 10/23 (East Penn Amateur Cup)

Upcoming Match – at Erzgebirge on 10/2 (East Penn Amateur Cup)

This Sunday group play begins in the EPSA Amateur Cup with our match against the Vereinigung Erzgebirge at 2 pm at their club. If you are in the New Jersey area, our Women take on the Philadelphia Flames this Sunday at 12 noon at Whomsley Field (500 River Drive, Riverside, NJ 08075).

EPSA Reformats State Amateur Cup and We Don’t Know Why, by Michael Fricker [UPDATED]

In July and August rumors began to circulate that the Amateur Cup* within Eastern Pennsylvania was likely to have a new format this season. The format: a round robin followed by a semi and a final. Eastern Pennsylvania Soccer Association (EPSA) President Ron Burnett confirmed by email on the 3rd of August that the EPSA … Continue reading EPSA Reformats State Amateur Cup and We Don’t Know Why, by Michael Fricker [UPDATED]

Dancing Around: Phoenix 95th Anniversary & Oktoberfest, by Michael Fricker

Most of our interactions and dealings with the First German Sport Club Phoenix happen on the soccer field or in meetings about the soccer administration. Yes, from time to time our members attend each other's events and enjoy them quite a bit. We typically also both take part in the Steuben Parade in Philadelphia as … Continue reading Dancing Around: Phoenix 95th Anniversary & Oktoberfest, by Michael Fricker

Dancing Around: A Couple of Sets, Lots of Wurst and Even More Friends at the Delaware Saengerbund

On Friday, and Saturday, September 9 and 10 respectively my friends in the Delaware Saengerbund and the Enzian Volkstanzgruppe many times expressed excitement that "my people" or "my club" was to be coming and dancing on Sunday. Well, when the day finally came, it wasn't the greatest weather of the weekend. The rain came down … Continue reading Dancing Around: A Couple of Sets, Lots of Wurst and Even More Friends at the Delaware Saengerbund

No, We Don’t Have a “Kindergruppe.” by Michael Fricker

I don’t know how many are really familiar with our club By-Laws. What today encompasses our dance groups of any and all ages is outlined near the end of the document under Article XVII. The subtitle of that article is “Children’s Cultural Group.” This article includes six numbered by-laws outlining the purpose, function, and coordination … Continue reading No, We Don’t Have a “Kindergruppe.” by Michael Fricker

Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein 150. Jubiläum – A Book Review

A book review of the Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein 150. Jubiläum Anniversary book.