Where and when was the first game of Association Rules football (or soccer) played in the United States? In this episode I consider a game played in Waukesha, Wisconsin on October 11, 1866. Written and audio sources available at: http://wp.me/p5qRBA-3l. Originally published February 2014.
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. View all posts by Brian