This is the second of three posts on soccer at the Inter-Allied Games of 1919. For background on the event and the soccer tournament read the first essay available here.
Since the Inter-Allied games were not sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee or FIFA the matches are not counted by these organizations as official internationals. The inconsistent and incomplete information regarding the players has made it difficult to identify most of the men who represented the United States in the games as well as those who played on the various teams who competed in the American Expeditionary Force championship.
United States Inter-Allied Soccer Team Roster 1919
|Hugh Collins* – a Collins appears in the photo but its unknown if it is Hugh or William|
|William J. Collins|
|Joe H. Cunat*|
|Robert S. Dougall|
|James F. Higgins|
|Victor W. Johnston*|
|Michael J. MacElernay|
|John M. MacFarlane|
|McKenna* – appears in photo but not on the published roster|
|Thomas J. McNaught|
|Meredith J. McTernan|
|James P. Moore|
|1st. Lt. Robert R. Norris|
|Lynn Reynolds* – manager|
|Harry S. Walsh*|
Those marked with a * appear in the team photograph published in the 1919-20 Spalding’s Soccer Foot-ball Guide and reproduced above.
Line-ups for the American Expeditionary Force Championship Final May 15, 1919
|Position||A.E.C. LeMans 80th Division||3rd. Army 6th Division|
|Goalie||Edward Demmer||J. Smithrada|
|Right Full Back||Joseph Cunard [Cunat]||S. Tinlin|
|Left Full Back||Herman Yost [Gost?]||J. McElerney|
|Right Half Back||Edward Rebold [Heboid?]||Dunn|
|Center Half Back||Charles Daniels||Northey|
|Left Half Back||David S. Morehammer [Murhamen?]||M. Macrory|
|Outside Right||Charles Sneddon||J. Scott|
|Inside Right||Robert H. Gaidner [Gardner]||J. Collins|
|Center||Thomas C. Cullahan [Callahan?]||William Oliver|
|Inside Left||Frank Osbourne||S. Welch|
|Outside Left||Patrick McGraw||P. Moore|
The names in brackets are the corrected spelling if known or a possible alternative spelling that appeared in the Reading Times newspaper on May 19, 1919. The story on the championship highlighted the contributions of men born in Western Pennsylvania and included some different spellings and some additional names not in the starting XI.
A version of this essay was originally posted at www.SoccerHistoryUSA.org in June 2014.