The idea that the United States team at the 1930 World Cup included a group of British ringers is one of the longest-standing pieces of fiction in American soccer.
Men’s World Cup
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.
How a regional dialect may have played a part in a famous incident during the USMNT’s historic victory over England in the 1950 World Cup.
Aldo “Buff” Donelli’s quartet of goals in the one-off playoff game against Mexico powered the US to a berth in the 1934 World Cup. It would 46 years before the US would defeat Mexico again.
Steve Holroyd on Billy Gonsalves, one of the greatest players the US has ever produced.