NYC Originals: Thanksgiving Games of the St. George’s Foot Ball Club

NYC Originals: Thanksgiving Games of the St. George’s Foot Ball Club

November 22, 2018

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Thanksgiving soccer traditions in 19th century New York City.

November 22, 2018

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As friends and family gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, many include an informal kickaround as part of the holiday’s festivities. The tradition of alumni reunion games over the holiday weekend are testimony to the deep roots soccer enjoys in communities all across the United States. Few however, realize they are merely… Read More ›

Report: American Soccer History Symposium and Annual Business Meeting, October 20-21, 2018

Report: American Soccer History Symposium and Annual Business Meeting, October 20-21, 2018

November 16, 2018

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A report on the SASH American Soccer History Symposium and Annual Business meeting at the new National Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco,

The AAPF and the ALPF: The beginnings of professional league soccer in the United States

The AAPF and the ALPF: The beginnings of professional league soccer in the United States

July 24, 2018

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A look at the first professional soccer leagues in the US, the American Association of Professional Football and American League of Professional Football, with new information on the lesser known AAPF.

An Interview with Walter Bahr, US Soccer Legend

An Interview with Walter Bahr, US Soccer Legend

June 18, 2018

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Walter Bahr, an American soccer legend, passed away today. May he rest in peace. SASH member Dr. David Kilpatrick traveled to speak with Bahr in 2014. Here is Part 1 of that interview. DK: It is a tremendous honor to be in your company. WB: Are you American born? DK:… Read More ›

Harrison’s Maradona: A Recollection of Al “Funze” Jennette

Harrison’s Maradona: A Recollection of Al “Funze” Jennette

June 12, 2017

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Frank Santamassino’s cousin, Al Jennette, who everyone called Funze, played professional soccer in New York City in the 1940s, and he is one of the many forgotten stars in American soccer history.

Whitey: The One & Only

Whitey: The One & Only

April 12, 2017

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The first time the Craggs household received a call asking for Whitey, his mother replied, “There’s nobody here by that name,” and immediately hung up the phone. What Gladys Craggs didn’t know was that her fair-haired young son had acquired a nickname from his peers, one that would stick for… Read More ›

Gifts of Cliff McCrath

Gifts of Cliff McCrath

February 17, 2017

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Seattle treasure–Cliff McCrath–inducted into another soccer Hall of Fame.

Washington and the Open Cup

Washington and the Open Cup

August 9, 2016

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The State of Washington’s history in the U.S. Open Cup.

Treasures around town

Treasures around town

June 21, 2016

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A look at some of the trophies from Seattle’s soccer past, beginning with the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy, which was first contested 90 years ago.