Articles by: Roger Allaway

It ain’t over ’til it’s over

It ain’t over ’til it’s over

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January 21, 2016

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New Bedford Whalers entered the second leg of the 1931 ALS championship against New York Giants with an 8-3 deficit to overcome.

The brief Dettmar Cramer

The brief Dettmar Cramer

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December 29, 2015

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On the sudden departure of Dettmar Cramer as head coach of the USMNT in 1975.

A stumbling start for U.S. pro soccer

A stumbling start for U.S. pro soccer

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December 2, 2015

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Roger Allaway on the shaky beginnings of professional league soccer in the US.

Bill Cox and the ISL showed the way

Bill Cox and the ISL showed the way

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November 17, 2015

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The International Soccer League was an important step that helped to pave the way toward the start of the original NASL and thus the American soccer scene of today.

The record-setting Archie Stark

The record-setting Archie Stark

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November 3, 2015

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Billy Gonsalves is considered by many to be the best US player before the Second World War but Archie Stark remains the greatest goalscorer the US has ever produced.

The unfortunate Steve Zungul

The unfortunate Steve Zungul

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October 12, 2015

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

1960 US Open Cup final is a tough act to follow

1960 US Open Cup final is a tough act to follow

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September 29, 2015

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In the 1960 US Open Cup final, Philadelphia’s Ukrainian Nationals came from behind three times over 120 minutes to win the championship with Mike Noha scoring all five of the Uke Nats goals. Roger Allaway has the story.

Hakoah left its mark on America

Hakoah left its mark on America

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September 28, 2015

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Roger Allaway on the legacy of the US tours by Austria’s Hakoah team in the 1920s.

The Cosmos’ takeoff in 1977

The Cosmos’ takeoff in 1977

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September 8, 2015

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The Cosmos may not have always been “The Cosmos!” but by the end of the 1977 season, in which they won their second NASL title, they definitely were.

The “American Menace”

The “American Menace”

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August 25, 2015

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It seems strange to envision European soccer feeling threatened by American soccer, but that was once the case. This unusual circumstance arose in the mid-1920s as a result of the signing by American Soccer League teams of players who were under contract to European teams. What was referred to in… Read More ›