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Dec. 14, 1924 – Fall River 2:1 Boston Wonder Workers (Att.: 8,337)

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In the Boston Globe story entitled “More Stands for Boston ‘Pro’ Soccer,” team president G.A.G. Wood said: “We intend to make the Walpole St. Grounds a real soccer stadium, where all the big games in this State can be staged. Arrangements have been completed with the N.Y., N.H & H. officials to the end that the Boston team will not spend money needlessly. Boston has a real soccer outfit and after the fine crowd that paid admission Saturday, we think they are entitled to a fairly decent ground.”

Boston SC, nicknamed the “Wonder Workers” and/or “Woodsies” (referring to the team’s president), had a successful run at the former baseball ballpark until the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad reclaimed the land in 1929.

Feb. 9, 1929 – Boston SC 3:4 Newark Skeeters

Final game at the Walpole Street Ground. “For some time it has been know that the local pro team’s ground was to be taken over by the N.Y., N.H. & H. but it came as a bombshell yesterday when the story was passed out that the Wonder Workers’ next home game will be played at Everett.”

The Wonder Workers won the 1927-28 ASL championship and four cup titles (Lewis Cup twice, U.S. Professional Cup, American FA Cup). Their overall ASL record was 124W-79L-49D (1.18 ppg) (521GF-395GA). Boston’s Werner “Scotty” Nilsen was co-winner of the 1928-29 Golden Boot with 43 goals.

Boston SC Wonder Workers

1924-25 – 22W-12L-7D (51 pts.) 4TH

1925-26 – 23W-13L-7D (53 pts.) 4TH

1926-27 – 25W-12L-7D (57 pts.) 2nd

1927-28 – 27W-10L-13D (67 pts.) 1ST

1928-29 – 15W-26L-12D (42 pts.) 6TH/8TH

1929 – 12W-6L-3D (27 pts.) 3RD

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