SASH Virtual Symposium, 2020 UPDATED WITH ACCESS INFO

April 30, 2020

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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.

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?

William Patrick “Billy” McCrath, ca. 1924

A Long Overdue Ode to Billy McGrath

April 20, 2020

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Profiles, Seattle, Washington:

Scottish-born Billy McGrath made his mark in Washington state. He was an exceptional player, manager and up-and-coming administrator who might have merited consideration for the National Soccer Hall of Fame – if not for one fateful decision to play just one more game.

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 5: Local college-based football after the 1863 Laws of the Game

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 5: Local college-based football after the 1863 Laws of the Game

April 16, 2020

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College Soccer, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

The series on the origins of soccer in Philadelphia continues with a look at the development of university- and college-based football in the 1870s.

England vs Scotland, 1872. Note how the goal is constructed — and the scrum of players in front of it.

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 4: The first account of soccer-style football after codification?

April 10, 2020

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Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

The series on the origins of soccer in Philadelphia continues with a look at football in Philadelphia in the years immediately after the 1863 FA code.

The Canadian Team at the Inter-Allied Games. Source: Gallic.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France

Soccer at the Inter-Allied Games of 1919: Team Canada

April 8, 2020

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Inter-Allied Games:

This is the third of three posts on the Inter-Allied Games. The first two in the series can be found here and here. I worked with Christian Hesle (@christianhesle) to identify the members of the Canadian soccer team that competed at the Inter-Allied Games in Paris in 1919. Using newspapers,… Read More ›

Philadelphia Inquirer, October 7, 1918, page 14

Philadelphia Soccer and the 1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic

March 18, 2020

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Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

A look at soccer in Philadelphia during the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic.

April 2020 Symposium Canceled

April 2020 Symposium Canceled

March 17, 2020

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SASH News:

The symposium scheduled to take place at Rutgers University Newark for April 18-19, 2020 has been canceled.

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 3: 19th century football before codification

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 3: 19th century football before codification

March 12, 2020

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Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

The series on the origins of soccer in Philadelphia continues with a look at 19th-century football before the 1863 Laws of the Game.

Soccer at the Inter-Allied Games of 1919: The United States

Soccer at the Inter-Allied Games of 1919: The United States

March 10, 2020

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Inter-Allied Games:

Inconsistent and incomplete information regarding the players has made it difficult to identify most of the men who represented the United States at the Inter-Allied Games in 1919.

Update on April 2020 SASH Symposium

Update on April 2020 SASH Symposium

March 9, 2020

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SASH News:

In view of the evolving coronavirus situation, an announcement will be made by March 20 as to whether the SASH symposium scheduled for April 18-19 at Rutgers University Newark will take place.

The Czech team at the match against Canada. Image from gallic.bnf.fr / Bibliotèque nationale de France.

Soccer at the Inter-Allied Games of 1919: Top Stars

March 6, 2020

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Inter-Allied Games:

The first of a three-part series looking at soccer at the Inter-Allied games, an athletic tournament organized by the U.S. military and the YMCA held in Paris from June 22 – July 6, 1919.