At the Quarter Pole

Team portrait
The 1920-21 Robins Dry Dock squad including Frank McKenna, John McGuire and George McKelvey. Source: The Spaulding “Foot Ball” Soccer Guide, 1920-21. SIUE


The new episode of the Soccer History USA Podcast details the first quarter of the 1921-22  American Soccer League season.

Music in the episode from

Theme song: Bix Beiderbecke, “Clarinet Marmalade”

Headlines: Waring’s Pennsylvanians, “Bolshevik”

Sponsor: Frank Teschemacher’s Chicagoans, “Jazz Me Blues”

Additional Music: Dick de Pauw  and his Royal Dance Orchestra , “Somebody and Me”

Leo Mathisen Orchestra, “Little Girl”

DeFord Bailey, “John Henry”

Sounds from football score.wav by winsx87


Author: Brian

Brian D. Bunk is the creator and host of the Soccer History USA podcast. He is a senior lecturer in history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His early research focused on Modern Spanish history and his book Ghosts of Passion: Martyrdom, Gender, and the Origins of the Spanish Civil War appeared in 2007. His recent work examines the history of sport in the United States with an emphasis on boxing and soccer. Articles on these topics have been published in the Journal of Sport History, Sport in History and Sport in Society.

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