The Threadmen Cometh

The episode outlines the second half of the 1922-23 American Soccer League season and discusses the National Challange Cup final.

Listen to the podcast here.

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John “Jock” Ferguson was the rock at the heart of the J & P Coats defense. Source: Spalding Soccer Foot Ball Guide, http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/sie_soccer

Music in the episode from archive.org

Theme song: Bix Beiderbecke, “Clarinet Marmalade”

Headlines: Waring’s Pennsylvanians, “Bolshevik”

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

Additional Music: Billy Jones and Ernest Hare, “Thats a Lot of Bunk”

James P. Johnson, “Charleston”

Jelly Roll Morton, “King Porter Stomp”

Sounds from www.freesound.org: 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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