Kearny

Including Kearny’s Leonard Raney

Including Kearny’s Leonard Raney

February 25, 2020

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Black Soccer, High School Soccer, Kearny, New Jersey:

In the fall of 1922, Leonard H. Raney played on the first-ever varsity soccer team for Kearny High School. That New Jersey town, which would later be dubbed Soccer Town, USA, had long been a soccer hotbed. It was rare for African Americans to play soccer in the 1920s, and while African-American participation in the game still lags today, Raney was a soccer pioneer.

Yankee, Cowboy, Fenian Bastard: An American Catholic at Rangers Football Club

Yankee, Cowboy, Fenian Bastard: An American Catholic at Rangers Football Club

August 26, 2015

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Kearny, New Jersey, Profiles:

In 1976, Hugh O’Neill — born in Kearney, NJ into a family of Celtic supporters — became the first “admitted Catholic” to play for Rangers.

The game that never ends

The game that never ends

May 14, 2015

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Kearny, New Jersey, Newark:

Tom McCabe on the importance of pickup soccer games.