Rhode Island

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.

Sailor lads, jolly tars, and rovers of the briny deep: International ship-crew soccer matches in the US, 1890-1905, part 2

Sailor lads, jolly tars, and rovers of the briny deep: International ship-crew soccer matches in the US, 1890-1905, part 2

June 17, 2022

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Fall River, International matches, Massachusetts, Pawtucket, Rhode Island:

Ed Farnsworth’s review of matches between US clubs and British ship crew teams between 1890 and 1905 continues with a look at games played in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

The rise and fall: Fall River and Pawtucket soccer, 1883-1896

The rise and fall: Fall River and Pawtucket soccer, 1883-1896

February 1, 2022

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Boston, Fall River, Massachusetts, Pawtucket, Rhode Island:

In the decade after the founding of the Fall River’s East End team, Fall River and Pawtucket rose to be perhaps the preeminent center of soccer in the United States. Then, over the course of three seasons, organized soccer in the cities collapsed. Ed Farnsworth looks at the rise and fall.

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?