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Mac Attack Part I: Soccer’s 1980s Philadelphia sports star



Philadelphia had its share of sports stars in the 1980s. The Flyers had Propp and Kerr, the Sixers had Dr. J and Barkley, the Phillies had Schmidt and Carlton, and the Eagles had Jaws and Quick. Dave MacWilliams was soccer’s representation, but his emergence on the national soccer scene took place in the shadows of…

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Greg Oldfield is a teacher, coach, and writer from the Philadelphia area. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in Barrelhouse, Maudlin House, Carve, and the Under Review, among others. He also writes for the Florida Cup and Florida Citrus Sports. In 2023, he received an award for Best Column from the United Soccer Coaches for his story "A Philadelphia Soccer Hollywood Story." His work can also be found at

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