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

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.

Dennis Shay: Patriarch of American Goalkeepers

Dennis Shay: Patriarch of American Goalkeepers

February 17, 2016

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AFA, Profiles:

The lineage of exceptional American goalkeepers may begin in the 1880s with Dennis Shay.

Turkey Bowl

Turkey Bowl

December 1, 2015

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AFA, New Jersey:

  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… Read More ›

O.N.T. FC, the company team sponsored by Clark Thread Company, 1885: courtesy of the Kearny Public Library

Loose threads

May 27, 2015

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AFA, New Jersey, Newark:

Tom McCabe on ONT Football Club, American soccer’s first dynasty, the American Football Association, the sports first governing body in the US.