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Fifty Years On: Teska and Schellscheidt on the 1970 U.S. Open Cup

Fifty Years On: Teska and Schellscheidt on the 1970 U.S. Open Cup

June 29, 2020

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Kearny, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, US Open Cup:

Heinz Teska and Manny Schellscheidt reflect on Elizabeth SC’s run through the US Open Cup in 1970. Includes a video interview.

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.

After the collapse: ALPF vs. ALPF in Baltimore and Fall River, 1894-96

After the collapse: ALPF vs. ALPF in Baltimore and Fall River, 1894-96

April 27, 2020

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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.

Football in Central Park, c. 1915. Museum of the City of New York [X2010.11.1395]

An Early Image of Black Soccer in New York City?

February 11, 2020

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Black Soccer, New York:

Does a 1915 image of a soccer match in New York’s Central Park include black players?

NYC Originals: Thanksgiving Games of the St. George’s Foot Ball Club

NYC Originals: Thanksgiving Games of the St. George’s Foot Ball Club

November 22, 2018

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New York:

Thanksgiving soccer traditions in 19th century New York City.

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.

When a goal is not a goal

When a goal is not a goal

November 19, 2015

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College Soccer, Early Codes, New Jersey, New York:

An examination of the Columbia-Rutgers game played on Nov. 2, 1872 shows it was played under a form of association football rules, not American gridiron rules.

The Cosmos’ takeoff in 1977

The Cosmos’ takeoff in 1977

September 8, 2015

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NASL I, New York:

The Cosmos may not have always been “The Cosmos!” but by the end of the 1977 season, in which they won their second NASL title, they definitely were.

Photo courtesy of http://fynasl.tumblr.com/image/14172508923

The Cosmos-Whitecaps classic of 1979

May 21, 2015

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New York:

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.

A Boca American

A Boca American

May 5, 2015

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ASL, New Jersey, New York, Profiles, USMNT:

Peter Millar joined Inter in 1961 and by the end of his first season he led the league in scoring and was voted its top player. He took home the Most Valuable Player award again after the 1962-63 campaign, and by early 1964 a black and white photograph of a… Read More ›