US Open Cup Medal, Circa 1921.

US Open Cup Medal, Circa 1921.

From Bethlehem Steel to DC United, the US Open Cup is the longest running competition in American Club soccer.

 

Cat Whisperer

Cat Whisperer

On a morning from a Bogart movie, In a country where they turn back time – Al Stewart “Year of the Cat” 1976

 

Fall River Marksmen – 1920s

Fall River Marksmen – 1920s

Sam Marks built a 10,000 seat soccer specific stadium, and an American superclub. Both bore his name.

 

Steel Field – A Soccer Specific Stadium

Steel Field – A Soccer Specific Stadium

Built in 1913, the home of Bethlehem Steel, FC is our first soccer specific stadium. Still in use by Moravian College.

 

Your 1930 World Cup Semifinalists

Your 1930 World Cup Semifinalists

ASL players comprised the majority of our first – and most successful – World Cup squad. Bert Patenaude of the Fall River Marksman became only American to net a hat trick in World Cup play – v Belgium in group stage.

 

Your 1950 USMNT – In Hakoah Kits

Your 1950 USMNT – In Hakoah Kits

New York Brookhattan and ASL leading scorer Joe Gaetjens, Walter Bahr and the boys sporting Hakoah colors in the lead up to Brazil ’50.

 

Paterson, FC – 1880

Paterson, FC – 1880

The first modern American club, Paterson, FC would morph into the Silk Sox, and then into the New York Giants, before ending their fifty year run in 1930.

 

The Great 1980 Quakes

The Great 1980 Quakes

George Best, Guus Hiddink and your 1980 San Jose Earthquakes.