Articles by: Tom McCabe

Turkey Bowl

Turkey Bowl

December 1, 2015

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  American football is a Thanksgiving tradition, but so is soccer. In fact, Thanksgiving Soccer is nearly as old as the holiday itself. A day of national thanksgiving goes back to the colonial period, but it took President Abraham Lincoln to institute it as a late-November holiday. Modern soccer, codified… Read More ›

Yankee, Cowboy, Fenian Bastard: An American Catholic at Rangers Football Club

Yankee, Cowboy, Fenian Bastard: An American Catholic at Rangers Football Club

August 26, 2015

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In 1976, Hugh O’Neill — born in Kearney, NJ into a family of Celtic supporters — became the first “admitted Catholic” to play for Rangers.

Live From Acapulco, It’s Tabare Ramos!

Live From Acapulco, It’s Tabare Ramos!

June 4, 2015

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Tab Ramos is presently coaching the US at the U-20 World Cup. In 1982, it took a private jet and helicopter to get him to a New Jersey high school championship playoff game.

O.N.T. FC, the company team sponsored by Clark Thread Company, 1885: courtesy of the Kearny Public Library

Loose threads

May 27, 2015

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Tom McCabe on ONT Football Club, American soccer’s first dynasty, the American Football Association, the sports first governing body in the US.

The game that never ends

The game that never ends

May 14, 2015

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Tom McCabe on the importance of pickup soccer games.

That wooden sign

That wooden sign

May 7, 2015

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In recognition of Throwback Thursday, Tom McCabe recalls the wooden sign that used to hang behind Archie Stark’s tavern in Kearny, New Jersey

A Boca American

A Boca American

May 5, 2015

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Peter Millar joined Inter in 1961 and by the end of his first season he led the league in scoring and was voted its top player. He took home the Most Valuable Player award again after the 1962-63 campaign, and by early 1964 a black and white photograph of a… Read More ›