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Philadelphia Inquirer, October 7, 1894

Who scored the first professional goals in US soccer history?

November 23, 2022

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AAPF, ALPF, ASL, Boston, Brooklyn, Fall River, Massachusetts, Newark, Philadelphia:

Who scored the first goals in the earliest US professional leagues? Brian Bunk looks at the available evidence.

The Archives Room: What was the Soccer War?

The Archives Room: What was the Soccer War?

October 5, 2022

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ASL, USSF:

Roger Allaway looks at the American Soccer War, the 1928-29 struggle between the U.S. Football Association and the American Soccer League over control of the sport in the US.

The Marksmen with the Dewar Trophy. Photo courtesy of thecup.us.

Marksmen Celebrate a Century: the History of a Storied American Club

July 21, 2022

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ASL, Fall River, Rhode Island, US Open Cup:

Derek Gonsalves reviews the history of the Fall River Marksmen, arguably the preeminent US club of its day, to mark the 100th anniversary of its founding.

Overview: The American Soccer League, 1921-1934

Overview: The American Soccer League, 1921-1934

April 27, 2022

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ASL:

Dan Creel recounts each ASL season between 1921 and 1934

Bustard (no. 5) with West Hudson AA, Spalding’s Official Soccer Foot Ball Guide, 1916-17.

Reading your own obituary: Samuel Bustard, the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, and the evolution of New York Metro Area soccer

June 19, 2020

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ASL, NAFL, New Jersey, New York, Newark:

Kurt Rausch’s examination of the career of Samuel Bustard — who was widely, and wrongly, reported dead during the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic — illuminates soccer in the New York Metro Area in the 1910s and 1920s.

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?

Harrison’s Maradona: A Recollection of Al “Funze” Jennette

Harrison’s Maradona: A Recollection of Al “Funze” Jennette

June 12, 2017

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ASL, New York:

Frank Santamassino’s cousin, Al Jennette, who everyone called Funze, played professional soccer in New York City in the 1940s, and he is one of the many forgotten stars in American soccer history.

It ain’t over ’til it’s over

It ain’t over ’til it’s over

January 21, 2016

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ASL:

New Bedford Whalers entered the second leg of the 1931 ALS championship against New York Giants with an 8-3 deficit to overcome.

1960 US Open Cup final is a tough act to follow

1960 US Open Cup final is a tough act to follow

September 29, 2015

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ASL, Los Angeles, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, US Open Cup:

In the 1960 US Open Cup final, Philadelphia’s Ukrainian Nationals came from behind three times over 120 minutes to win the championship with Mike Noha scoring all five of the Uke Nats goals. Roger Allaway has the story.

It’s time to remember the Ukrainian Nationals

It’s time to remember the Ukrainian Nationals

September 29, 2015

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ASL, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

Steve Holroyd on the remarkable record of the Ukrainian Nationals, which included four US Open Cup titles between 1960 and 1966.

Philadelphia German Americans win the 1936 US Open Cup

Philadelphia German Americans win the 1936 US Open Cup

September 29, 2015

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ASL, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, St. Louis, US Open Cup:

On May 3, 1936, Philadelphia German Americans became the first amateur team, and the first team from the city of Philadelphia, to win the US Open Cup.

Be very afraid: U.S. soccer’s most dominant teams ever

Be very afraid: U.S. soccer’s most dominant teams ever

July 27, 2015

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ASL, MLS, NASL I:

Looking back over ASL I, the NASL, and MLS, which teams were the most dominant? Steve Holroyd explores.

Who’s better, who’s best: Leveling the pitch to find the best US club sides ever

Who’s better, who’s best: Leveling the pitch to find the best US club sides ever

July 20, 2015

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ASL, MLS, NASL I:

Steve Holroyd performs some statistical leveling to determine the all-time top 15 US pro soccer teams.