Philadelphia Inquirer, October 7, 1894

Who scored the first professional goals in US soccer history?

November 23, 2022


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.

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


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.