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 website. You can also view eligibility and election criteria for the Player, Veteran Player, and Builder ballots, as well as the Colin Jose Media Award.
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
- 1904-1905 season (SIUE)
- 1906-1907 season (SIUE)
- 1909-1910 season (LOC)
- 1909-1910 season (LOC) / 1909-1910 season (SIUE)
- 1911-1912 season (SIUE)
- 1912-1913 season (SIUE)
- 1913-1914 season (SIUE)
- 1914-1915 season (LOC) / 1914-1915 season (SIUE)
- 1915-1916 season
- 1916-1917 season (LOC) / 1916-1917 (SIUE)
- 1917-1918 season (LOC) / 1917-1918 season (SIUE)
- 1918-1919 season (LOC) / 1918-1919 season (SIUE)
- 1919-1920 season (SIUE)
- 1921-1922 season (LOC) / 1921-1922 season (SIUE)
- 1922-1923 season (LOC) / 1922-1923 season (SIUE)
- 1923-1924 season (SIUE)
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:
- Details of International Matches, 1885-1969
- Details of International Matches, 1970-1979
- Details of International Matches, 1980-1989
- Details of International Matches, 1990-1994
- Details of International Matches, 1995-1999
- Details of International Matches, 2000-2002
- World Cup Qualifying Tournaments, 1934 and 1950
- CCCF and CONCACAF Championships
- Panamerican Games
For roster information after 2002, see the US Soccer website.
Information on the US women’s national team includes:
- Details of International Matches, 1985-2010
- CONCACAF Women’s Championship, 1991-2014
- Olympics Women’s Tournament, 1996-2012
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 Kenn.com
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. Kenn.com has attendance information for the original NASL as well as other US professional soccer leagues. Click here to view the website.
Historic Soccer Videos
DaveBrett.com 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 Newspapers.com.