Online Resources

There are a number of resources available online to assist you in researching US soccer history. Here are a few to help get you started.

American Soccer History Archives

An extensive website on US (as well as Canadian) soccer history that includes year-by-year summaries (1909-2011), as well as many informative articles on a wide range of topics.  Click here to view the website.

National Soccer Hall of Fame Player and Builder Bios

Capsule biographies of players and others inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame are available here on the SASH website, as well as the US Soccer Federation websiteYou can also view eligibility and election criteria for the Player, Veteran Player, and Builder ballots, as well as the Colin Jose Media Award.

Spalding Guides

The Spalding Guide was the yearbook for American soccer between 1904 and 1924 and contains a wealth of information on local and national topics. The Spalding Guide of a given year of publication covers events of the preceding season (e.g., the 1910 Spalding Guide covers the 1909-1910 season). PDF copies of the Spalding Guide are available for download through the Library of Congress and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Olympic Reports

Reports by the International and U.S. Olympic Committees contain summaries of the football tournament. Below are links to official reports through 2008 archived by the LA84 Foundation on the tournaments the U.S. Men’s National Team participated in (1924, 1928, 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1972, 1984, 1988; US U-23 MNT in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2008) and those the U.S. Women’s National Team participated in (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016).

The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

An extensive international resource of club and national team results. Information on the US men’s national team includes:

For roster information after 2002, see the US Soccer website.

Information on the US women’s national team includes:

For roster information beginning from 2009, see the US Soccer website.

Contains a a large and expanding amount of information on the US Open Cup from the founding of the tournament in 1913. Click here to view the website.

NASL Jerseys and

While focused on team jerseys of the original North American Soccer League, the site also has useful roster information. Click here to view the website. has attendance information for the original NASL as well as other US professional soccer leagues. Click here to view the website.

Historic Soccer Videos contains an extensive archive of video recordings of NASL, US National Team, and other matches.

Online newspaper resources

The digitization of newspaper archives has made information about US soccer history more accessible than ever. Check your local newspaper’s website for archive information. Public and university libraries also have access to newspaper archive databases such as America’s Historical Newspapers (from NewsBank) and ProQuest Historical Newspapers. You can also subscribe to a resource such as