Author: Tom McCabe

Black Soccer, High School Soccer, Kearny, New Jersey

Including Kearny’s Leonard Raney

In the fall of 1922, Leonard H. Raney played on the first-ever varsity soccer team for Kearny High School. That New Jersey town, which would later be dubbed Soccer Town, USA, had long been a soccer hotbed. It was rare for African Americans to play soccer in the 1920s, and while African-American participation in the game still lags today, Raney was a soccer pioneer.

AFA, New Jersey

Turkey Bowl

  American football is a Thanksgiving tradition, but so is soccer. In fact, Thanksgiving Soccer is nearly as old as the holiday itself. A day of national thanksgiving goes back to the colonial period, but it took President Abraham Lincoln to institute it as a late-November holiday. Modern soccer, codified […]


Uncle Lamar’s Vision

The new NSHOF in Frisco will have a “soft opening” in December of 2017 but there was little talk of how the Hall’s collection will be made available to researchers.

ASL, New Jersey, New York, Profiles, USMNT

A Boca American

Peter Millar joined Inter in 1961 and by the end of his first season he led the league in scoring and was voted its top player. He took home the Most Valuable Player award again after the 1962-63 campaign, and by early 1964 a black and white photograph of a […]