Archives Room

The Archives Room: The forgotten Thomas W. Cahill

The Archives Room: The forgotten Thomas W. Cahill

February 1, 2023

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A man who dominated the sport in the United States 100 years ago is nearly unknown today.

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The Archives Room: The Cosmos-Whitecaps classic of 1979

January 18, 2023

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Roger Allaway on the second leg of the 1979 championship semifinal between New York Cosmos and Vancouver Whitecaps, considered by many to be the best game in the history of the original NASL.

The Archives Room: Stix by any other name…

The Archives Room: Stix by any other name…

January 4, 2023

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Roger Allaway looks at what’s behind the name of some of the most storied teams in US soccer history.

The Archives Room: The “American Menace”

The Archives Room: The “American Menace”

December 21, 2022

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Roger Allaway looks back to when European club soccer felt threatened by the ASL.

The Archives Room: Nigeria’s American dramatics

The Archives Room: Nigeria’s American dramatics

December 7, 2022

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Roger Allaway looks at why the men’s soccer tournament at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta deserves to be a lot better remembered than it is.

The Archives Room: The record-setting Archie Stark

The Archives Room: The record-setting Archie Stark

November 16, 2022

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Billy Gonsalves is considered by many to be the best US player before the Second World War but Archie Stark remains the greatest goalscorer the US has ever produced.

The Archives Room: Teenage stars are an old story

The Archives Room: Teenage stars are an old story

November 2, 2022

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Roger Allaway looks back at the long tradition of teenage players breaking into U.S. league and national team ranks.

The Archives Room: That second leg is a killer

The Archives Room: That second leg is a killer

October 19, 2022

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Roger looks back to the 1931 ASL championship to show how second-leg games can result in surprises.

The Archives Room: Bill Cox and the ISL showed the way

The Archives Room: Bill Cox and the ISL showed the way

September 21, 2022

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Archives Room, ISL:

Roger Allaway looks at the International Soccer League, an important step that helped to pave the way toward the start of the original NASL and thus the American soccer scene of today.

The Archives Room: A warning that England missed

The Archives Room: A warning that England missed

September 7, 2022

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Archives Room, Men's World Cup, USMNT:

In the first installment of The Archives Room, Roger Allaway looks at the 1950 World Cup. Everyone knows about the 1-0 US win over England in Brazil. But four days before that game, the US held a 1-0 lead against Spain for 62 minutes before losing 3-1.