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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.

Professional soccer "For the Championship of America." Fall River Daily Herald, November 2, 1894.

After the collapse: ALPF vs. ALPF in Baltimore and Fall River, 1894-96

April 27, 2020

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AAPF, AFA, ALPF, Baltimore, Boston, Brooklyn, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Newark, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

Following the collapse of the ALPF after only 16 games over two weeks, four former ALPF sides met in seven additional matches, including a series of three games in Fall River for the “championship of America.” Former Boston and Brooklyn ALPF professionals continued in Fall River after that.

The AAPF and the ALPF: The beginnings of professional league soccer in the United States

The AAPF and the ALPF: The beginnings of professional league soccer in the United States

July 24, 2018

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AAPF, ALPF, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

A look at the first professional soccer leagues in the US, the American Association of Professional Football and American League of Professional Football, with new information on the lesser known AAPF.

A stumbling start for U.S. pro soccer

A stumbling start for U.S. pro soccer

December 2, 2015

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AAPF, ALPF:

Roger Allaway on the shaky beginnings of professional league soccer in the US.

Philadelphia and the other first professional soccer league in the U.S.

Philadelphia and the other first professional soccer league in the U.S.

October 21, 2015

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AAPF, ALPF, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

Formed in reaction to the National League baseball-backed American League of Professional Football, the American Association of Professional Football appears to have played its first games before, and outlived, the ALPF.