The Inter-Allied Games

In this episode I trace the history of the Inter-Allied games, an international athletic competition that took place in France from June 22 – July 6, 1919. I focus on the participation of the U.S. team in the event’s soccer tournament and examine some of the effects it had on the growth of the sport in the United States during the 1920s. Written and audio sources available at: Originally posted June 2014.

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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