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.

Promotion/Relegation: Been there, done that

Promotion/Relegation: Been there, done that

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November 4, 2015

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The Northwest Collegiate Soccer Conference used promotion/relegation for one season in the early 1990s: “[I]t was all very pragmatic. And when it no longer was necessary, it went away.”

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.

Honeymoon in Bournemouth (and other short tails)

Honeymoon in Bournemouth (and other short tails)

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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”

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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

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October 13, 2015

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