Aug. 31, 1930 – Ferencvaros 6:2 Fall River SC in Budapest (Att.: 6,000)
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Fall River SC concluded a tour with 2W-3L-1D record, protesting against biased refereeing and claiming it was not paid by Ferencvaros, the club that organized the tour. In this match, Jeremiah Best and Alex McNab are listed as Fall River scorers in Colin Jose’s American Soccer League 1921-1931/The Golden Years of American Soccer, though other sources list Archie Stark and McNab as scorers. Jozsef Takacs (Takacs II) had a hat trick and Mihaly Tancos, Geza Toldi and Jozsef Turay also converted for Ferencvaros.
Tour organizers complained Fall River had not sent its full team. Only six players traveled from the Fall River team that had won the ASL (19W-1L-7D, 44 points) and the Lewis Cup, and had taken the first leg on the way to capturing the Challenge Cup (U.S. Open Cup). Leading scorers Billy Gonsalves and Bert Patenaude (22 goals each) were participating in a post-World Cup tour with the U.S. national team in South America, and failed to join Fall River in Europe.
Aug. 20, 1930 – Slavia Prague 2:2 Fall River (Att.: 18,000)
Aug. 28, 1930 – Slavia Prague 4:0 Fall River (Att.: 8,000)
McNab and Stark scored for Fall River and Antonin Puč had two goals for Slavia. In the rematch, Puč was replaced in the 29th minute. Seven Slavia players competed for the Czechoslovakia team that reached the final of the 1934 World Cup, including goalkeeper Frantisek Planicka and Puč, who scored a goal in a 2-1 extra time loss to Italy.
Aug. 23, 1930 – Wiener AC 6:0 Fall River in Vienna, Austria (Att.: 10,000)
Aug. 24, 1930 – Austria Vienna 1:3 Fall River (Att.: 6,000)
Stark scored twice and Tec White once for Fall River. The Austria Vienna lineup included Matthias Sindelar, regarded as Austria’s best all-time player and captain of the 1934 World Cup team.
Aug. 30, 1930 – SK Bratislava/Rapid Trnava 1:3 Fall River (Att.: NA)
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