The American Soccer League
The ASL Metropolitan Division scrapped its divisional system, reverting to a single table for league standings. But some things remained the same as the Kearny Scots won the league title with a comfortable 4 point lead. Brookhattan, who had won the American Division the previous year, came in tied for second with the greatly improved Baltimore S. C., who had finished 2nd from last in that division. Bethlehem F. C. moved to Allentown where they folded early in the season. Baltimore German Americanized their name but it didn’t help much, as they finished last. The New York Americans improved slightly, but Philadelphia Passon finished a disappointing ninth place. In the New England Division, Lusitania Sports Club finished the season tied with the Swedish-Americans, winning on the basis of goals scored, with Bird & Sons and Lusitano Recreation finishing 3rd and 4th respectively.
Final League Standings, Metropolitan Division, 1939-40 Before the season, Baltimore German became Baltimore Americans. Trenton moved to Paterson as Paterson SC, Bethlehem moved to Allenton where they folded early in the season. G W T L GF GA PTS Kearny Scots 17 12 3 2 27 Baltimore S.C. 17 10 3 4 23 Brookhattan 19 8 7 4 23 New York Americans 19 8 4 7 20 Kearny Irish 19 7 6 6 20 Philadelphia German-American 19 7 6 6 20 Brooklyn Hispano 19 7 6 6 20 Brooklyn St. Mary's Celtics 20 5 7 8 17 Philadelphia Passon 19 6 3 10 15 Paterson FC 17 2 5 10 9 Baltimore Americans 17 3 2 12 8 Allentown folded early in season LEAGUE CHAMPION: Kearny Scots LEWIS CUP WINNER: Kearny Scots LEADING SCORER: Charley Ernst, Baltimore S. C. (24 Goals) Final League Standings, New England Division, 1939-40 (As of 12/17/1939) GP W T L GF GA PTS Lusitania Sports Club 9 5 3 1 29 15 13 Swedish-Americans 9 6 1 2 21 16 13 Bird & Sons 8 4 2 2 26 16 10 Lusitano Recreation 8 3 3 2 23 18 9 Boston Celtics 9 3 1 5 13 18 7 Pawtucket FC 7 2 2 3 19 20 6 Scandinavians 8 0 0 8 11 87 0 Lusitano Sports Club also known as Lusitano Gremio
Amateur League and Cup Champions
New York Senior State Challenge Cup: German-Americans
New York State Qualifying Cup: Segura
Eastern District League (NYC): Union City (Premier Division); Workers (A Division)
German-American League (NYC): German-Hungarian S. C. (Premier Division); Prospect Unity (Premier Division)
Metropolitan League (NYC): Bronx Scots (Premier Division); Segura (1st Division); Metropolitan Cup: Bronx Scots
National League of New York: Swedish; League Cup Swedish
New Jersey State Challenge Cup: Scots-Americans
Keystone League (Pittsburgh): Morgan
Washington County League: Avella
West Penn Challenge Cup: Castle Shannon
Rowland Cup (Maryland State): Ruggierio
Stewart Amateur Cup (Maryland): Pompei
Peter J. Peel Cup (Illinois State): Vikings
St. Louis Municipal League: Natural Set-Up
California Association Senior Challenge Cup: Los Angeles Maygars
John O. Belis Perpetual Trophy: Unione Espanola
The US National Team
The National Team was inactive this year.
Atlante F. C. of Mexico: May 19, 1940 through June 9, 1940. Results: 4 wins, 2 draws, 0 losses.
Roster: Alonso, Estrada, Garcia, Guiterrez, Heranz, Huth, Lopez, Mendoza, Navarro, Ortiz, Ramos, Romero, Soto, Ventoira, Zamudio
5/19/40 Atlante 1, New York Americans 0 (at New York City) 5/26/40 Atlante 2, American League Stars 2 (at New York City) 5/30/40 Atlante 6, Brooklyn Hispano 2 (at New York City) 6/2/40 Atlante 1, Southern New England Stars 1 (at Tiverton, RI) 6/5/40 Atlante 6, St. Louis Stars 1 (at St. Louis, MO) 6/9/40 Atlante 4, Sparta 2 (at Chicago, IL)
The College Game
1940 College Conference Champions: Intercollegiate Soccer Football Association (ISFA): Penn State, Princeton California Intercollegiate Soccer Conference: San Jose State Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Soccer League: Princeton Middle Atlantic States Athletic Conference: Swarthmore, Stevens New England Intercollegiate Soccer League: Weslayen
College All-American Squad, 1940:
Middle Atlantic District Goal Ochs, Cornell Right Fullback Ewing, Princeton Left Fullback Roberts, Haverford Right Halfback Hosterman, Penn State Center Halfback Evans, Haverford Left Halfback Partridge, Pennsylvania Outside Right Robie, Princeton Inside Right Galindo, Penn State Center Forward Flaccus, Haverford Inside Left Plummer, Princeton Outside Left Chamberlain, Princeton New England District Goal Munroe, Dartmouth Right Fullback Ives, Harvard Left Fullback Josephson, Weslayen Right Halfback Klaman, Massachusetts State Center Halfback Edgar, Harvard Left Halfback Carton, Yale Outside Right Smith, Dartmouth Inside Right Waters, Weslayen Center Forward Freeman, Weslayen Inside Left Gray, Springfield Outside Left Haines, Yale Southern District Goal Maisel, Maryland Right Fullback Lewis, High Point Left Fullback Shockley, Western Maryland Right Halfback Keyes, Virginia Center Halfback Reedy, Navy Left Halfback Hart, Towson Outside Right Farrior, Davidson Inside Right Davis, Navy Center Forward Ernst, Maryland Inside Left Shock, Towson Outside Left Tomlinson, Western Maryland
1940 National Challenge Cup Final: Baltimore SC drew with Chicago Sparta A & BA 0-0 on May 5, and then drew again with them 2-2 on May 12, and the teams were declared co-champions.
1940 National Amateur Cup Final: On May 5, Pittsburgh Morgan Strasser defeated Fall River Firestone 1-0.
National Junior Cup: Arvella F. C. (Pa.)