Philadelphia Arsenal F.C.

Location : Philadelphia

Address : Arsenal F.C est.1987

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Philadelphia Arsenal F.C was established in 1987 and is the first Indian/Malayalee Soccer Club in Philadelphia. Former Orient F.C and IPEX  England player John Joseph (First Indian player to play club in Ilford Essex) and former Lucky Stars player Joy Kalaparambath along with a group of Malayalee players help establish the Malayalee Soccer Club of Philadelphia.

The mission of M.S.C.P is to serve its community by creating an environment in which a life-long appreciation for soccer exists and the health, well-being and social benefits of the game can thrive. M.S.C.P develop individuals through the game of soccer, connecting the young and old from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, imparting life lessons and fostering cross-generational relationships. M.S.C.P strives to build a foundation for soccer excellence at a young age, enabling its players to continue to build along the development pathway to the highest level of soccer competition.

The purpose of M.S.C.P is to provide, in a non-profit setting, a premier-level soccer experience through the application of M.S.C.P-specific training and player development programs. Further, we aim to perpetuate the unique history of the Club through the sponsorship of various non-soccer activities that complement our soccer heritage, and provide club members with opportunities to socialize outside of “The Beautiful Game”.

Since 1987, Philadelphia Arsenal have participated in various tournaments across the United States and Canada. Along with Malayalee Tournaments, the club has participated and won multiple non-Indian tournaments in Philadelphia and surrounding areas including the International Unity Cup. Club is continuing to grow its youth development program and serving the community accomplishing its mission.