Sons of Ben

The Sons of Ben is a 501(c) (3) Pennsylvania based non-profit, membership organization.

The Sons of Ben, founded in January 2007, exists to support and develop the Delaware Valley soccer community. Through active, grassroots support, the Sons of Ben helped establish the momentum leading to the creation of the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer (MLS) and the Philadelphia Independence of the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) league. In forging a relationship with Chester City, Delaware County and Pennsylvania State political leaders along with Major League Soccer, the vocal support of the group directly influenced the decision to award Philadelphia with an MLS franchise.

The Sons of Ben have provided a social outlet for soccer supporters to share common interests and be part of a larger community of sports fans in the 4th largest American media market. The organization has grown to include over 5,000 members throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and around the world. The Sons of Ben have also grown to oversee the Delaware Valley Infantry, a US Soccer supporters group based in Philadelphia region, and the Daughters of Betsy, a Philadelphia Independence (WPS) supporters group.
Charitable and philanthropic efforts have been central to the Sons of Ben since its founding, as evidenced by annual initiatives supporting the Bernardine Center in Chester, PA through its Help Kick Hunger campaign and ongoing efforts to support various other organizations close to the Delaware Valley soccer community.

The coming months will start a new chapter in the organizations noteworthy story with many historical events marking the arrival of the Philadelphia Union, Philadelphia Independence and the Sons of Ben into the national spotlight.

SoB U.S. Open Cup Final Information

We are headed to the final! The Sons of Ben are putting a group together to travel to Huston on September 26th for the US Open Cup Final. We are offering a hotel package at $109.00 per person/per night for double occupancy ($218 total) or $80.00 per person/per night for quad occupancy ($320 total). This package includes 1 night accommodations at the Holiday Inn Airport for the night of September 26th. Round trip transport from the airport to the hotel. A hot breakfast buffet. Roundtrip motor coach transportation from the hotel to the stadium and back. *Only the people who purchase this hotel package will be allowed to take the bus to the stadium. A representative will call to confirm reservation request and collect payment. Final payments are due September 5th. This price does not include game tickets, more info to come later! If you have any questions, please email

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