Archive for October, 2015

Honeymoon in Bournemouth (and other short tails)

Honeymoon in Bournemouth (and other short tails)

October 22, 2015

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Frank MacDonald’s series on FC Seattle’s UK tours in the late 1980s concludes.

Philadelphia and the other first professional soccer league in the U.S.

Philadelphia and the other first professional soccer league in the U.S.

October 21, 2015

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Formed in reaction to the National League baseball-backed American League of Professional Football, the American Association of Professional Football appears to have played its first games before, and outlived, the ALPF.

Brutal tests, but better for it

Brutal tests, but better for it

October 20, 2015

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Frank MacDonald’s series on FC Seattle’s UK tours in the late 1980s continues.

Player for hire: Shopping Goulet

Player for hire: Shopping Goulet

October 15, 2015

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Frank MacDonald’s series on FC Seattle’s UK tours in the late 1980s continues.

Uncle Lamar’s Vision

Uncle Lamar’s Vision

October 14, 2015

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The new NSHOF in Frisco will have a “soft opening” in December of 2017 but there was little talk of how the Hall’s collection will be made available to researchers.

1858: A pivotal year in early American “Foot-ball”

1858: A pivotal year in early American “Foot-ball”

October 14, 2015

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By 1858, two forms of football were being played in the US, the kicking game and the carrying game.

Paving the way for Americans abroad

Paving the way for Americans abroad

October 13, 2015

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The first of a four-part series on FC Seattle’s UK tours in the late 1980s.

The unfortunate Steve Zungul

The unfortunate Steve Zungul

October 12, 2015

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There was more to Steve Zungul than just his storied indoor career.

1934: USA vs. Mexico and the “little truck”

1934: USA vs. Mexico and the “little truck”

October 8, 2015

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Aldo “Buff” Donelli’s quartet of goals in the one-off playoff game against Mexico powered the US to a berth in the 1934 World Cup. It would 46 years before the US would defeat Mexico again.

The lost tape

The lost tape

October 8, 2015

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Televisa broadcast the US win over Mexico in 1980 — the first in 44 years — but footage of the game remains under wraps.