SASH Symposium, Session 2

June 11, 2020


SASH Sessions:

Video of SASH’s second virtual symposium now available.

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

June 4, 2020


SASH Sessions:

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 Sessions:

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 Sessions:

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


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


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


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.