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The episode reviews the American Soccer League’s first season and names the player and team of the year.

The American Soccer League’s 1921-22 Team of the Year


Music in the episode from

Man with hat
Image from the Evening Public Ledger, January 3 1922.

Theme song: Bix Beiderbecke, “Clarinet Marmalade”

Headlines: Waring’s Pennsylvanians, “Bolshevik”

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

Additional Music: Abe Lyman ,”A Jazz Holiday”

Whispering Jack Smith, “Feelin’ Kind O’Blue”

Bix Beiderbecke and the Wolverines, “Big Boy”

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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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