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American Soccer History:
The Amateur Era (1904 - 1919)
The American Soccer League (1920 - 1930) The North American Soccer League (1968 - 1984)
Roddy O'Halloran NASL Brooklyn Celtic F.C. - the most successful amateur club of the era.  Led by their sprite forward Roddy O'Halloran - won trophies in all but one of their 10 years of existance. Brooklyn Celtic F.C. O'Halloran's runners up medal (above) from the very first U.S. Open Cup in 1914. O'Halloran's runners up medal Goalkeeper Johnny Reder (left) with Fall River F.C.  teammate Billy Gonsalves. Goalkeeper Johnny Reder Reder's Open Cup Championship medal Reder's Open Cup Medal Reder's size 11 soccer boots. Reder's Boots Farrell, an Olympian from the 1924 games, played against no less than 4 Italians from the 1928 Bronze medal winning team. This tour marked the first time an official Italian soccer deligation traveled to the United States. Boys Club Pass This rare artifact from Italian and American soccer history is a trophy presented to U.S.A. International Henry Farrell for his participation in the match against ITALY  on August 11th, 1928 featuring Eastern Pennsylvania and District All-Stars (Philadelphia).98 Italy Trophy The North American Soccer League (1968 - 1984) NASL Press Guide The New York city of Rochester has had organized soccer for over 90 years. They were one of the first in the nation to have organized youth clubs. The Rochester Lancers, NASL Champions in 1970, stopped operations in 1980. This is a jersey from their final season. Lancers Jersey The Ft. Lauderdale Strikers were one of the strongest clubs of the NASL. This 1983 jersey belonged to Thomas Rongen. In addition to playing in the NASL, Rongen also played in the APSL with the Strikers, then coached in the MLS and the US Soccer Federation.  Strikers Jersey 1978 Chelsea Program1978 Chelsea Program 1981 soccer bowl media pin1981 Soccer Bowl Media Pin 1978 Ft. Lauderdale Strikers ticket1978 Ft. Lauderdale Strikers ticketOnline Family Photo Album by v2.4