Published Materials on US Soccer History

Abrams, Nathan. “Inhibited but not “Crowded Out”” The Strange Fate of Soccer in the United States.” International Journal of the History of Sport vol. 12, 3 (1995): 1-17.

Allaway, Roger, David Litterer, Colin Jose, The Encyclopedia of American Soccer. Lanham, MD:, Scarecrow Press, 2001.

Allaway, Roger, Corner Offices & Corner Kicks. Howarth, NJ:, St. Johan Press, 2009.

Allaway, Roger. Rangers, Rovers, and Spindles: Soccer, Immigration, And Textiles in New England and New Jersey. Howarth, NJ:, St. Johan Press, 2005.

Allaway, Roger and Colin Jose, The United States Tackles the World Cup. Howarth, NJ:, St. Johan Press, 2002.

Apostolov, Steven. “Everywhere and nowhere: the forgotten past and clouded future of American professional soccer from the perspective of Massachusetts” Soccer & Society vol. 13, 3 (2012): 1-47.

Bunk, Brian D. “Sardinero and not a Can of Sardines: Soccer and Spanish Identities in New York City during the 1920s.” Journal of Urban History vol. 41, 3 (May 2015): 444-459.

Bunk, Brian D. “The Rise and Fall of Professional Soccer in Holyoke Massachusetts, USA” Sport in History vol. 31, 3 (2011): 283-306.

Cascio, Chuck. Soccer U.S.A. Washington D.C.: Robert B. Luce, 1975.

Cirino, Tony. U.S. Soccer vs the World: The American National Team on the Olympic Games, the World Cup and Other International Competitions. Leonia, NJ: Damon Press, 1983.

Collins, Tony. How Football Began. A Global History of how the World’s Football Codes were Born. Routledge, 2019.

Douglas, Geoffrey. The Game of Their Lives: The Untold Story of the World Cup’s Biggest Upset. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1996.

Dure, Beau, Enduring Spirit: Restoring Professional Women’s Soccer to Washington. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013.

Dure, Beau, Long Range Goals: The Success Story of Major League Soccer. Potomac Books, 2010.

Dure, Beau, Why the U.S. Men will Never Win the World Cup. Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.

Foulds, Sam, and Paul Harris. America’s Soccer Heritage: A History of the Game. Manhattan Beach: Soccer for Americans, 1979.

Hofer, James. Stoker Season. When Soccer Invaded the Neighborhood. RoseDog Books, 2006.

Hopkins, Gary. Star-Spangled Soccer: The Selling, Marketing and Management of Soccer in the USA London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Jose, Colin. The American Soccer League 1921-1931. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1998.

Jose, Colin. The United States and World Cup Soccer Competition: An Encyclopedic History of the United States in International Competition. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1994.

Kilpatrick, David. “Amnesia and Animosity: An Assessment of Soccer in the States” Sport in Society vol. 20, 5-6 (2017): 627-640

Kioussis, George. “Exceptions and Exceptionalism: the United States Soccer Football Association in a Global Context, 1950-74.” Ph.D. Thesis, University of Texas at Austin, 2015.

Ladda, Shawn. “The Early Beginnings of Intercollegiate Women’s Soccer in the United States” Physical Educator vol. 57, 2 (2000): 106-112.

Lanfranchi, Pierre and Tony Mason, Moving with the Ball. The Migration of Professional Footballers. Oxford and New York: Berg, 2001.

Lange, Dave. Soccer Made in St. Louis: A History of the Game in America’s First Soccer Capital. St. Louis: Reedy Press, 2011.

Lisi, Clemente. The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team: An American Success Story. Lantham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2010.

Logan, Gabe. “Lace Up the Boots, Full Tilt Ahead: Recreation, Immigration, and Labor on Chicago’s Soccer Fields, 1890-1939.” Ph.D. thesis, University of Northern Illinois, 2007.

Logan, Gabe. “Pilgrims’ progress in Chicago: three English soccer tours to the Second City, 1905-1909” Soccer & Society vol. 11, 3 (2010): 198-213.

Logan, Gabe. The Early Years of Chicago Soccer, 1887-1939. Lexington Books, 2019.

Longman, Jere. The Girls of Summer: The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team and How It Changed the World. New York: HarperCollins, 2000

Markovits, Andrei, and Steven Hellerman, Offsides: Soccer and American Exceptionalism. Princeton, NJ:, Princeton University Press, 2001.

Martinez, Dolores. “Soccer in the USA: ‘holding out for a hero?'” Soccer & Society vol. 9, 2 (2008), 231-243.

McCabe, Thomas. “Cooper’s Block: America’s First Soccer Neighborhood” Soccer and Society, 2016.

Messeri, Ilann. “Vamos, Vamos Aceirteros: soccer and the Latino community in Richmond, Califronia” Soccer & Society vol. 9, no. 3 (2008): 416-427.

Moniz, Miguel. “Adaptive transnational identity and the selling of soccer: the New England Revolution and Lusophone migrant populations” Soccer & Society vol. 8, 4 (2007), 467-471.

Newsham, Gavin. Once in a Lifetime: The Incredible Story of the New York Cosmos. Atlantic Books, 2006.

Pescador, José. “Los Heroes del Domingo: Soccer, Borders, and Social Spaces in Great Lakes Mexican American Communities, 1940-1970.” in Mexican Americans and Sports, J. Ibor and S. Regalado, eds. College Station: Texas A&M Press, 2007.

Plenderleith, Ian. Rock ‘n’ Roll Soccer: The Short Life and Fast Times of the North American Soccer League. Icon Books, 2014.

Pooley, James. “Ethnic Soccer Clubs in Milwaukee. A Study in Assimilation” M.A. thesis, University of Wisconsin, 1968.

Robinson, James. “The History of Soccer in the City of St. Louis.” Ph.D. thesis, St. Louis University, 1966.

Smith, Melvin. Evolvements of Early American Foot Ball. AuthorHouse, 2008.

Sugden, John and Allan Tomlinson eds. Hosts and Champions: Soccer Cultures, National Identities and the USA World Cup. Brookfield: Ashgate Publishing Company, 1994.

Szymanski, Stefan, and Andrew, Zimbalist, National Pastime: How Americans play Baseball and the rest of the World plays Soccer. Washington DC: Brookings Institute Press, 2005.

Thomson, Ian. Summer of ’67. Flower Power, Race Riots, Vietnam and the Greatest Soccer Final Played on American Soil. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013.

Tossel, David. Playing for Uncle Sam: The Brit’s Story of the North American Soccer League. Edinburgh, Mainstream Publishing, 2003.

Toye, Clive. Kick in the Grass: The Slow Raise and Quick Demise of the NASL. Haworth: St. Johan’s Press, 2006.

Trouille, David.  “Association football to fútbol: ethnic succession and the history of Chicago-area soccer, 1890-1920” Soccer & Society vol. 9, 4 (October 2008): 455-476.

Trouille, David. “Association football to fútbol: ethnic succession and the history of Chicago-area soccer since 1920” Soccer & Society vol. 10,  6 (2009):  795-823.

Van Rheenen, Derek “The promise of soccer in America: the open play of ethnic subcultures” Soccer & Society vol. 10,  6 (2009):  781-795.

Wahl, Grant. The Beckham Experiment: How the World’s Most Popular Athlete Tried to Conquer America. New York: Crown Books, 2009.

Wangerin, David. Distant Corners: American Soccer’s History of Missed Opportunities and Lost Causes. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2011.

Wangerin, David. Soccer in a Football World. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2008.

Williams, Jean. A Beautiful Game: International Perspectives on Women’s Football. New York: Berg, 2007.

Zimbalist, Andrew. “What Went Wrong with WUSA?” Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal, October 13, (2003): 26.

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