Players from HMS Icarus and Honlolulu's England club. Pacific Commercial Advertiser, April 13, 1901.

Sailor lads, jolly tars, and rovers of the briny deep: International ship-crew soccer matches in the US, 1890-1905, part 3

June 20, 2022

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Hawaii, Oakland, Oregon, Portland, San Francisco, Texas:

Ed Farnsworth’s review of matches between US clubs and British ship crew teams between 1890 and 1905 concludes with a look at games in Oregon, California, Hawaii, and Texas

Sailor lads, jolly tars, and rovers of the briny deep: International ship-crew soccer matches in the US, 1890-1905, part 2

Sailor lads, jolly tars, and rovers of the briny deep: International ship-crew soccer matches in the US, 1890-1905, part 2

June 17, 2022

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Fall River, International matches, Massachusetts, Pawtucket, Rhode Island:

Ed Farnsworth’s review of matches between US clubs and British ship crew teams between 1890 and 1905 continues with a look at games played in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Sailor lads, jolly tars, and rovers of the briny deep: International ship-crew soccer matches in the US, 1890-1905, part 1

Sailor lads, jolly tars, and rovers of the briny deep: International ship-crew soccer matches in the US, 1890-1905, part 1

June 16, 2022

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AAPF, AFA, ALPF, International matches, Kearny, New Jersey, New York, Newark:

Ed Farnsworth’s review of matches between US clubs and British ship crew teams between 1890 and 1905 begins with a look at matches played in New York and Northern New Jersey.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 3 PM ET: Special SASH Session with The Athletic‘s Pablo Maurer and Matt Pentz Updated with Video

June 16, 2022

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SASH Sessions:

The Athletic’s Pablo Maurer and Matt Pentz will discuss their recent article,“The disappearance of Wee Willie McLean: Solving America’s oldest soccer mystery.” Updated with Video

SASH Session, Friday, June 3 at 12 pm ET: A Book Talk with Michael Lewis, author of Alive and Kicking: The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers UPDATED WITH VIDEO

SASH Session, Friday, June 3 at 12 pm ET: A Book Talk with Michael Lewis, author of Alive and Kicking: The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers UPDATED WITH VIDEO

June 1, 2022

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SASH Sessions:

Veteran soccer journalist Michael Lewis will discuss his new book on the Rochester Lancers. UPDATED WITH VIDEO

SASH Session, Friday, May 6 at 12 pm ET: ASL100 Updated with video

May 4, 2022

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SASH Sessions:

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the first American Soccer League season, May’s SASH Session will feature ASL presentations from Dan Creel, Gabe Logan, and James Brown.

Overview: The American Soccer League, 1921-1934

Overview: The American Soccer League, 1921-1934

April 27, 2022

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ASL:

Dan Creel recounts each ASL season between 1921 and 1934

The 1887-88 American Football Association annual published by Peck & Snyder. From the collection of Kurt Rausch.

“The Noxious Scottish Weed”: Early North American soccer and the Laws of the Game

March 31, 2022

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AFA, Canada, Early Codes:

Ed Farnsworth, Tom McCabe, and Kurt Rausch consider why the first soccer associations in North America favored the Scottish FA over the English FA as the source for their Laws of the Game.

“Research Roundtable” SASH Session on Friday, April 1 at 12 pm ET Updated with Video

March 30, 2022

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SASH Sessions:

Steven Torres, Chuck Carlson and Bob Gansler are the presenters for the inaugural Research Roundtable SASH Session. Updated with Video

The rise and fall: Fall River and Pawtucket soccer, 1883-1896

The rise and fall: Fall River and Pawtucket soccer, 1883-1896

February 1, 2022

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Boston, Fall River, Massachusetts, Pawtucket, Rhode Island:

In the decade after the founding of the Fall River’s East End team, Fall River and Pawtucket rose to be perhaps the preeminent center of soccer in the United States. Then, over the course of three seasons, organized soccer in the cities collapsed. Ed Farnsworth looks at the rise and fall.

SASH Session on Friday, Jan. 28 at 1 pm EST with Chris Bolsmann and George Kioussis, editors of Soccer Frontiers: The Global Game in the United States, 1863–1913 *Updated with video

SASH Session on Friday, Jan. 28 at 1 pm EST with Chris Bolsmann and George Kioussis, editors of Soccer Frontiers: The Global Game in the United States, 1863–1913 *Updated with video

January 26, 2022

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SASH Sessions:

The editors of Soccer Frontiers will discuss the book, to which a number of SASH members contributed. Updated with video

Spalding's Athletic Library Association Foot Ball Guide (1905)

Tartan Threads Woven in US Soccer History: A Patchwork Template for Further Study

November 30, 2021

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Scotch Professors:

David Kilpatrick on the Scottish influence on soccer in the US.

SASH Session, Friday, Oct. 15 at 12 pm ET: A Book Talk with Brian D. Bunk, author of From Football to Soccer: The Early History of the Beautiful Game in the United States *Updated with video

SASH Session, Friday, Oct. 15 at 12 pm ET: A Book Talk with Brian D. Bunk, author of From Football to Soccer: The Early History of the Beautiful Game in the United States *Updated with video

October 13, 2021

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SASH Sessions:

Brian D. Bunk will talk about his new book on Friday, Oct. 15 at noon ET.