Articles by: Brian D. Bunk

Behind the discovery of the earliest known footage of the United States Men’s National Team

Behind the discovery of the earliest known footage of the United States Men’s National Team

September 4, 2020

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Archival Footage, International Tours, USMNT:

Brian Bunk on the discovery by SASH of the earliest known footage of the USMNT in action, filmed during the team’s first-ever overseas tour in 1916 to Scandinavia.

A portion of the Fall River squad taken from a film of the 1924 cup final

Stars and Stripes Soccer on the Silver Screen before 1930

May 18, 2020

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Archival Footage:

A look at the growing availability of pre-1930s motion picture footage of American soccer.

What Happened to Mark’s Stadium?

What Happened to Mark’s Stadium?

April 21, 2020

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ASL, Fall River, Massachusetts, Rhode Island:

The original Mark’s Stadium was built in 1921. What happened to it?

The Canadian Team at the Inter-Allied Games. Source: Gallic.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France

Soccer at the Inter-Allied Games of 1919: Team Canada

April 8, 2020

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Inter-Allied Games:

This is the third of three posts on the Inter-Allied Games. The first two in the series can be found here and here. I worked with Christian Hesle (@christianhesle) to identify the members of the Canadian soccer team that competed at the Inter-Allied Games in Paris in 1919. Using newspapers,… Read More ›

Soccer at the Inter-Allied Games of 1919: The United States

Soccer at the Inter-Allied Games of 1919: The United States

March 10, 2020

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Inter-Allied Games:

Inconsistent and incomplete information regarding the players has made it difficult to identify most of the men who represented the United States at the Inter-Allied Games in 1919.

The Czech team at the match against Canada. Image from gallic.bnf.fr / Bibliotèque nationale de France.

Soccer at the Inter-Allied Games of 1919: Top Stars

March 6, 2020

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Inter-Allied Games:

The first of a three-part series looking at soccer at the Inter-Allied games, an athletic tournament organized by the U.S. military and the YMCA held in Paris from June 22 – July 6, 1919.

American Expeditionary Force Departure Center Le Mans soccer team, Standing (l-r) - Rebold, Yort, Daniels, Demmer, Murhemer, Cunat. Sitting (l-r) – Snedden, Gaidner, Callahan, Osbourne, McGraw. Image: Clyde Behrendt

James and Joe, part 2

February 27, 2020

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Inter-Allied Games, Pennsylvania:

The story of James Currie and Joseph Cunat, two soccer-playing soldiers who served during World War I, concludes.

James and Joe, part 1

James and Joe, part 1

February 21, 2020

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Chicago, Inter-Allied Games, Profiles:

The first of a two-part series telling the story of two soccer-playing soldiers who served during World War I.

The original photo before publication in the Spalding Guide. Image: Courtesy of Springfield College, Babson Library, Archives and Special Collections.

The Barrow School Socker Foot Ball Team

February 13, 2020

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Black Soccer, High School Soccer, Massachusetts:

A look at Black players on the “Barrow School Socker Foot Ball Team,” champions of Springfield, Massachusetts’ Junior League in 1908.

Football in Central Park, c. 1915. Museum of the City of New York [X2010.11.1395]

An Early Image of Black Soccer in New York City?

February 11, 2020

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Black Soccer, New York:

Does a 1915 image of a soccer match in New York’s Central Park include black players?

Heron shows of his skills for Ebony Magazine, July 1947. Image: Ebony Magazine

What Kind of Player was Gil Heron?

February 6, 2020

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Black Soccer, Profiles:

Brian Bunk on Heron’s playing style.

IN 1946 Ebony Magazine dubbed Heron the Babe Ruth of Soccer. Image: Ebony Magazine

Gil Heron

February 4, 2020

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Black Soccer, Profiles:

Brian Bunk on Gil Heron, the first black professional soccer player in the United States.

Paying the pros

Paying the pros

June 15, 2015

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ASL, Massachusetts:

A look at the background and occupations of professional soccer players in the original American Soccer League.