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.

Image via The Arsenal History

“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.