Two Horse Race

The episode recounts the National Challenge Cup tournament and describes the action as the American Soccer League’s 1923-24 winds down.

Listen to the podcast here.

Michael Cosgrove when he played for Aberdeen FC, 1925-26. Image:


Walter “Wattie”Jackson when he played for Aberdeen FC, 1925-26. Image:








Featured image a screen shot of some Fall River players before the National Challenge Cup final versus Vesper Buick.

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: George Gershwin, arr. by Jerry Brubaker “Rhapsody in Blue” from under a Creative Commons License

Bix Beiderbecke,  “Fidgety Feet”

Clarence Williams, “Coal Cart Blues”

Paul Whiteman, “Spain”

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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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