Steven Apostolov on the 1950 World Cup

Steven Apostolov earned a Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of Paris.

His dissertation “Les hauts et les bas du soccer professionnel aux Etats-Unis à partir du cas du Massachusetts [The Highs and Lows of Professional Soccer in the United States through the Case of Massachusetts]” explored the long history of soccer in the Commonwealth. He has also published articles on Zinedine Zidane and Hristo Stoitchkov. Apostolov has taught courses on soccer history at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and Tufts University.

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As part of his research Steven interviewed five members of the United States 1950 World Cup Squad: Joe Souza, Harry Keough, Walter Bahr, Gino Pariani and Frank Borghi.

Harry Keough appears in this FIFAtv video on the 1950 U.S. vs. England match. It also shows extensive film clips of the game.

Frank Borghi and Keough also appeared in this 2009 report on the game made by ITV in England.

Sound Clips in this episode from www.freesound.org:

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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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