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“Talented but Tainted”: Henry “Harry” Boyd in the US, 1891-92

July 27, 2021

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Chicago, Fall River:

Ed Farnsworth and Kurt Rausch look at the season Scottish-born Henry “Harry” Boyd spent in the US in 1891-92 during which he played for Chicago Thistle, Fall River Olympics, and also Fall River East End, the latter with whom he won the American Cup. Boyd’s playing career in England and Scotland included stints at Sunderland Albion, Burnley, West Bromwich Albion, Third Lanark, Woolwich Arsenal, and Newton Heath.

SASH Session, Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 11:30 AM EDT: Toffee Soccer: Everton in North America co-author David France and EFC Fans’ Forum’s Tony Sampson Updated with video

SASH Session, Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 11:30 AM EDT: Toffee Soccer: Everton in North America co-author David France and EFC Fans’ Forum’s Tony Sampson Updated with video

May 12, 2021

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SASH Sessions:

Toffee Soccer co-author David France discusses the history of Everton’s North America tours and is joined by Everton Fans’ Forum international lead Tony Sampson. Updated with video

The Philadelphia Old Timers Association leadership in 1949-50 and 1950-51.

The origin of the National Soccer Hall of Fame

May 6, 2021

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NSHOF, Philadelphia, USSF:

Ed Farnsworth looks at how a reunion of old teammates in Philadelphia led to the formation of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

SASH Session Friday, May 7 at 12 pm EDT with NSHOF Executive Director Djorn Buchholz Updated with Video

SASH Session Friday, May 7 at 12 pm EDT with NSHOF Executive Director Djorn Buchholz Updated with Video

May 5, 2021

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SASH Sessions:

Updated with Video National Soccer Hall of Fame Executive Director Djorn Buchholz will talk about his tenure at the Hall from its 2018 opening in Frisco, developing a new process for the induction of Hall of Famers, managing the organization during a global pandemic, and plans for the future.

The Young Men's Catholic Total Abstinence Football Team of New Bedford, MA pose with their trophies after the 1913-14 season

How it Began

April 6, 2021

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Early Codes:

Brian D. Bunk on how teams and matches were organized in the early period of US soccer history.

SASH Session, Friday, March 12 at 1pm ET: “Peters, Clovers, and Blue Chippers: the Emerald Influence on American Soccer” Updated with video

March 10, 2021

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SASH Sessions:

Michael Kielty, Pádraig Coyle, and Conor Curran will discuss the Irish influence on soccer in the United States.

SASH Virtual Session on Friday, February 5 at 12 pm ET: “Gentlemen of Color”: Oliver and Fred Watson, the earliest known African American soccer players in the United States Updated with video

February 5, 2021

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Black Soccer, SASH Sessions:

Ed Farnsworth and Brian Bunk will present their research on Oliver and Fred Watson, two Black players born in Rhode Island who played between 1894 and 1907.

Red, White, and the Blue Ribbons: The Bavarian Soccer Club’s 1976 National Amateur Cup Championship

Red, White, and the Blue Ribbons: The Bavarian Soccer Club’s 1976 National Amateur Cup Championship

January 7, 2021

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Milwaukee, National Amateur Cup:

SASH member Robert A. Gansler has made a documentary about the Bavarian Soccer Club, five-time winners of the National Amateur Cup, and twice winners of the USASA National Open Cup.

Olivier Corbobesse, L’Histoire racontée par le Football, Clichy: Editions Marie B., 2020.

Book Review: L’Histoire racontée par le Football, by Olivier Corbobesse

January 5, 2021

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Book Review:

Osvaldo Croci reviews Olivier Corbobesse’s L’Histoire racontée par le Football

SASH Session Review: Soccer in the South Central and Midwestern United States

December 10, 2020

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Midwestern US, SASH Sessions, Southwestern US:

A review of December’s SASH session on the history of soccer in the South Central and Midwestern United States. Includes video from the session.

Pawtucket Evening Times, April 19, 1895.

Gentlemen of Color: Oliver and Fred Watson, the earliest known African American soccer players in the United States

December 8, 2020

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AFA, Black Soccer, Fall River, Pawtucket:

Ed Farnsworth and Brian Bunk on Oliver “Allie” Watson and Fred Watson, two brothers from Rhode Island who between them from 1894 to 1901 were the first African Americans to play in a senior soccer league, to play and score in an American Cup match, win a league championship, and play for a professional team.

SASH Virtual Session on Friday, December 4, 2020, at 2:00 PM EST: Soccer in the South Central and Midwestern United States Updated with Video

December 3, 2020

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SASH Sessions:

Patrick H. Salkeld, Jeff Organ, and Rachel Allison will discuss the history of soccer in the South Central and Midwestern regions of the United States. Updated with Video

The Oakland Clippers: A Personal Reflection on Pro Soccer in the 1960s

The Oakland Clippers: A Personal Reflection on Pro Soccer in the 1960s

November 13, 2020

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ISL, NPSL, Oakland:

Derek Liecty recalls the NPSL-champions and original NASL side the Oakland Clippers.