Aug. 23, 1924 – USFA meeting at Hotel Wolcott in New York to discuss “Reported jumping of contracts by professionals and possible methods of meeting these conditions.”
The Boston Wonder Workers helped spark a controversy by recruiting Scottish players for the initial season in the American Soccer League in 1924-25. Rangers captain Tommy Muirhead, who joined the Wonder Workers as player-coach, and Scottish international Alex McNab (Morton) were out of contract, and fullback Tommy McMillan (Dunfermline) was considered a free transfer.
U.S. national team forward Benny Brewster’s 79th-minute goal made the difference. Brewster, born in Newton, Mass., played at Brown University, then played professionally with the Boston Astros, Wildcats, Boston Minutemen, Tacoma Tides and New England Tea Men before going on to a success coaching career with Boston College.
Aug. 21, 1929 – New York Nationals 3:3 Fall River Marksmen at Polo Grounds (Att.: 1,500), “Soccer Game Played Under Arc Light … “
Soccer night games in the U.S. go back to 1923, General Electric’s team showing the way, according to The Boston Globe. In England, the first lighted stadium was Bramall Lane, home of Sheffield United, in 1878.
20, 1916 – Thomas Swords first captain of U.S. national team. Sweden 2:3 U.S., Rasunda Stadium (Att.: 15,000).
The U.S. joined FIFA in 1913 and played its first international as the “All-American” soccer team. Thomas “Tommy” Swords also has been listed as the first goal-scorer for the U.S. national team, though U.S. Soccer credits C.H. Spalding as first. A story in Aug. 21, 1916 editions of the Boston Globe names Spalding and C.H. […]
The New England Revolution (11W-5L-6D, 39 points) took over the lead in the race for the Supporter’s Shield on Taylor Twellman’s 72nd-minute goal. Twellman made a back post run to finish Khano Smith’s cross, the sequence initiated by an Andy Dorman-Shalrie Joseph combination in a match played in near-90 degree temperatures and high-90 percent humidity.
CMGI Field opened with a New England Revolution 2-0 win over Dallas, Taylor Twellman scoring both goals, on May 11, 2002. Gillette took over naming rights from College Marketing Group Information, an internet venture company, in early August. Aug. 18, 2002 – Revolution 0:2 Chicago Fire at Gillette Stadium (Att.: 15,336)