Colin Jose, the preeminent historian of the sport in North America joins us on the podcast. This show is a must listen for anyone interested in the evolution of the game in North America. Soccer history in the US/Canada did not begin in the late 1980s, and the sport is not a new one in this part of the world, as has been argued by some.
Among the topics discussed are:
- The development of Canadian football/soccer through the early 1960s
- When the term soccer replaced the term football to describe the sport in North America
- The American Soccer League
- The impact of foreign imports on the ASL
- The rivalry between Bethlehem Steel and Fall River
- The rivalry between Fall River and New Bedford
- Who were the best American players of the ASL era
- The 1930 US World Cup team’s success
- Was the 1930 US Team really a “British” team?
- The 1950 US World Cup victory over England
- Did the 1950 World Cup team use foreign nationals in the victory over England?
- The NASL’s impact on youth soccer
- The Cosmos lore and how it lives today outside North America
- The rivalry between the New York Cosmos and Tampa Bay Rowdies
- Much, much more………………
Additionally, we get a report on the San Jose Earthquakes with player interviews and features from our correspondent, Robert Jonas.