SASH Virtual Session on July 3: The Scotch Professors

July 1, 2020


SASH News:

On Friday, June 3 at 2 PM EST, SASH will be hosting a Zoom session on the influence of Scottish soccer in the development of the world’s game.

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


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


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.

SASH Symposium, Session 2

June 11, 2020


SASH News:

Video of SASH’s second virtual symposium now available.

SASH’s Second Virtual Symposium: “Domestic Leagues and International Stories”

June 4, 2020


SASH News:

SASH’s second virtual symposium will take place on Friday, June 5, 2020, at 1:00 PM EST

The grounds of the Belmont Cricket Club in 1895. Image courtesy of the Library Company of Philadelphia.

Philly’s first international club friendly

May 20, 2020

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Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

A friendly between a local cricket club and a touring English cricket club in 1901 helped spur soccer’s resurgence in Philadelphia after the depression that followed the Panic of 1893.

A portion of the Fall River squad taken from a film of the 1924 cup final

Stars and Stripes Soccer on the Silver Screen before 1930

May 18, 2020

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Archival Footage:

A look at the growing availability of pre-1930s motion picture footage of American soccer.

John Rowlands, ca. 1974 (Frank MacDonald Collection)

Rowlands stood tall, always will

May 8, 2020


NASL I, Profiles, Seattle, Washington:

A tribute to John Rowlands, an original Seattle Sounders, who passed away from the Coronavirus in April.

2020 SASH History Symposium Goes Virtual

May 7, 2020


SASH News:

A report on the first SASH virtual symposium. Includes video.

#docuhistory: Soccertown, USA

May 6, 2020


SASH News:

Join the online watch party and Twitter discussion of the award-winning documentary Soccertown, USA on Thursday, May 7, 2020, co-moderated by SASH president Tom McCabe and Matt Busch.

Generoso Dattilo

What did referee Dattilo really say to Colombo in Belo Horizonte?

May 5, 2020

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Men's World Cup, St. Louis, USMNT:

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.


April 30, 2020


SASH News:

SASH has organized a new symposium that will take place over two sessions vis Zoom. The first session, “The East Coast’s Soccer’s Roots from the Gilded Age to the ASL,”will take place Friday, May 1. “Domestic Leagues & International Stories from the Progressive Era to Present,” will take place Friday, June 5.

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.