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.

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 2: Colonial football

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 2: Colonial football

March 3, 2020

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Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

A look at football in colonial and post-independence Philadelphia.

American Expeditionary Force Departure Center Le Mans soccer team, Standing (l-r) - Rebold, Yort, Daniels, Demmer, Murhemer, Cunat. Sitting (l-r) – Snedden, Gaidner, Callahan, Osbourne, McGraw. Image: Clyde Behrendt

James and Joe, part 2

February 27, 2020

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Inter-Allied Games, Pennsylvania:

The story of James Currie and Joseph Cunat, two soccer-playing soldiers who served during World War I, concludes.