Aug. 21, 1929 – New York Nationals 3:3 Fall River Marksmen at Polo Grounds (Att.: 1,500), “Soccer Game Played Under Arc Light … “
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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.
Bert Patenaude scored twice and Alex McNab once as the ASL-leading Marksmen took a 3-0 lead, Johnny Nelson cutting the Nationals’ deficit to 3-1 at halftime. Leonard hit the bar twice in the second half, then Nelson scored off a Carlson pass and set up Carlson for the equalizer.
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