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
In Norse mythology, Valhalla is a glorious hall where the greatest warriors feast, drink, and compete every day. When I walked into the Main Ballroom of Harrah’s Conference Center on Friday night of Gaufest, this is what came to my mind. A sea of Trachtlers filled the room. I had never seen so many in … Continue reading My First Gaufest, by Mike Stirm II
In a climate of American soccer where organizational barriers are nonexistent and there’s a new regional or national league starting up every day, soccer social media is an alphabet soup of teams, leagues and fan sites. So, why do we play in the United League?
"The Club is the people not a building or location. We can thrive anywhere." -Janet Fricker Malofiy
The comradery and laughter was heard throughout the hall and all the way to the bar nearby. A good time was had by all.
I first encountered the United German Hungarians’ Cultural Group two years ago. I was sitting at a table with my family during Maifest at the Cannstatter. The group took the stage and began to do a partnered folk dance. I was struck by the grace of the dancers, the beauty of the music and the traditional dress. I felt pride for my German-Hungarian descent rise in me—and a desire to be part of what I was witnessing.
Entertainment Review: From the looks on the faces of the children on that July 20, it is evident that the future in schuhplattler in the United States is and will continue to be strong.
I remember when we sold the property and the building in Neshaminy Falls, a few well meaning, but small-minded folks did not understand why we would do such a thing and even assumed the settlement of that transaction as a death knell for the United German Hungarians of Philadelphia and Vicinity. I do not seek out these I-told-you-so-moments, but … Continue reading All in a Soccer Sunday, by Michael Fricker
MATCH REPORTS•4/18⚽️✔️ Major Women vs. Danubia (D) 1-1Goalkeeper: Courtney ShawGoal Scorer: Erica Petrone Major II vs. Phoenix (L) 2-4Goalkeeper: Steve PaulGoal Scorer: Chris Fratinardo (2) Major Men vs. Phoenix (W) 4-1Goalkeeper: James BrettGoal Scorers: Jason Pixley (3), Finn Reese.#continuingaproudtradition#germanhungarians#deutschungarn#DU
We are on our way and I am so happy communicate some good news to all of you! The news is that we are getting back to what we once called normal with a “Schedule of Events”!