Philadelphia Inquirer, October 7, 1894

Who scored the first professional goals in US soccer history?

November 23, 2022

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AAPF, ALPF, ASL, Boston, Brooklyn, Fall River, Massachusetts, Newark, Philadelphia:

Who scored the first goals in the earliest US professional leagues? Brian Bunk looks at the available evidence.

The Archives Room: The record-setting Archie Stark

The Archives Room: The record-setting Archie Stark

November 16, 2022

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Archives Room:

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.

Power Ranking the USWNT Moms

Power Ranking the USWNT Moms

November 14, 2022

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USWNT, Women's Soccer, Women's World Cup:

For more than 25 years, USWNT players have demonstrated that having a baby doesn’t necessarily end a professional soccer career. Jen Cooper presents an unofficial power ranking of all USWNT players who earned a cap after having a child.

Noha carried by crowd after Ukrainian Nationals 1960 US Open Cup win

Two finals

November 9, 2022

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MLS, US Open Cup:

Roger Allaway looks at the parallels between the 1960 US Open Cup final and the 2022 MLS Cup final.

The Archives Room: Teenage stars are an old story

The Archives Room: Teenage stars are an old story

November 2, 2022

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Archives Room:

Roger Allaway looks back at the long tradition of teenage players breaking into U.S. league and national team ranks.

SASH Session, Friday, November 4 at 12PM ET: Book Talk with Matthew Evans, author of USA 94: The World Cup That Changed the Game

November 2, 2022

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SASH Sessions:

Matthew Evans will discuss the impact of the US-hosted 1994 World Cup.

A Soccer Sculpture in Harrison

A Soccer Sculpture in Harrison

October 28, 2022

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New Jersey, SASH News:

Tom McCabe on the recent unveiling of a statue in Harrison, New Jersey, commemorating the history of soccer in the West Hudson.

The Archives Room: That second leg is a killer

The Archives Room: That second leg is a killer

October 19, 2022

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Archives Room:

Roger looks back to the 1931 ASL championship to show how second-leg games can result in surprises.

The Archives Room: What was the Soccer War?

The Archives Room: What was the Soccer War?

October 5, 2022

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ASL, USSF:

Roger Allaway looks at the American Soccer War, the 1928-29 struggle between the U.S. Football Association and the American Soccer League over control of the sport in the US.

SASH Session, Friday, Oct. 7 at 12 pm: 20th anniversary of the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship Updated with Video

October 5, 2022

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SASH Sessions:

On the eve of the 2022 U-17 Women’s World Cup, women’s soccer historian Jen Cooper will look back at the first FIFA women’s youth championship held in Canada in 2002 and the growth of FIFA women’s youth tournaments since then.

The Archives Room: Bill Cox and the ISL showed the way

The Archives Room: Bill Cox and the ISL showed the way

September 21, 2022

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Archives Room, ISL:

Roger Allaway looks at the International Soccer League, an important step that helped to pave the way toward the start of the original NASL and thus the American soccer scene of today.

SASH Session, Friday, September 16 at 12 pm ET: Great Lakes Soccer from the 1880s to the 1930s and the Emergence of the Intercity League Updated with Video

September 14, 2022

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SASH Sessions:

Craig Tower will discuss soccer’s development in the Great Lakes area from its beginnings in the 1880s to the formation of the Intercity League, which included teams from Chicago, Detroit, and Cleveland.

The Archives Room: A warning that England missed

The Archives Room: A warning that England missed

September 7, 2022

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Archives Room, Men's World Cup, USMNT:

In the first installment of The Archives Room, Roger Allaway looks at the 1950 World Cup. Everyone knows about the 1-0 US win over England in Brazil. But four days before that game, the US held a 1-0 lead against Spain for 62 minutes before losing 3-1.