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American Sports History #09: The American Soccer League

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Publisher Comments:

Soccer was one of the most popular sports in the United States during the 1920s, often drawing huge crowds in relatively small towns to see the world's best players compete. Documented through thousands of newspaper clippings, hundred of written inquiries, memoirs, and personal accounts, this book faithfully records not only the results, the goalscorers, the lineups of teams that made up the American Soccer League from 1921 to 1931, but uncovers as much information as possible about the teams and players and their unique biographies.

Book News Annotation:

Soccer historian Colin, in his fourth book on the popular sport, chronicles the decade of 1921-31 that were lost as well as golden in the annals of American soccer, and witnessed the first attempt to introduce professional soccer on a major-league scale in the US. Included are ASL data year by year, the player register, biographies of outstanding players and administrators, notes on the International League (1926), the US Open Cup (1914-39), national and international tours. Teams had such super names as the Boston Wonder Workers, Queens Bohemians, and Providence Clamdiggers.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Faithfully records not only the results, the goalscorers, lineups of teams that made up the American Soccer League from 1921 to 1931, but uncovers as much information as possible about the teams and players and their unique biographies.

Synopsis:

Documented through newspaper clippings, written inquiries, memoirs and personal accounts, this text records not only the results, the goalscorers, the lineup teams that made up the American Soccer League from 1921 to 1931, but uncovers as much information as possible about the teams and players.

Synopsis:

It was the "American Menace, " according to the Scottish and English newspapers of the 1920s. The best players in the Scottish leagues were being drawn to American companies that offered good jobs in return for playing on the company team. The resulting teams, many of them ethnic, beat the best teams in the world at that time. The decade from 1921 to 1931 became known as the "golden years" of American soccer. This book recreates a detailed and comprehensive record of these forgotten years of American soccer - the first attempt to introduce professional soccer on a major-league scale to the United States.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810834293
Other:
Jose, Colin
Publisher:
Scarecrow Press
Author:
Jose, Colin
Location:
Lanham, Md. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Soccer
Subject:
American Soccer League
Subject:
American Soccer League - History
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Soccer
Edition Number:
560
Series:
American Sports History
Series Volume:
09
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9.56x6.30x1.42 in. 2.10 lbs.

Related Subjects

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Product details 560 pages Scarecrow Press - English 9780810834293 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Faithfully records not only the results, the goalscorers, lineups of teams that made up the American Soccer League from 1921 to 1931, but uncovers as much information as possible about the teams and players and their unique biographies.
"Synopsis" by , Documented through newspaper clippings, written inquiries, memoirs and personal accounts, this text records not only the results, the goalscorers, the lineup teams that made up the American Soccer League from 1921 to 1931, but uncovers as much information as possible about the teams and players.
"Synopsis" by , It was the "American Menace, " according to the Scottish and English newspapers of the 1920s. The best players in the Scottish leagues were being drawn to American companies that offered good jobs in return for playing on the company team. The resulting teams, many of them ethnic, beat the best teams in the world at that time. The decade from 1921 to 1931 became known as the "golden years" of American soccer. This book recreates a detailed and comprehensive record of these forgotten years of American soccer - the first attempt to introduce professional soccer on a major-league scale to the United States.
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