MLS Talk Podcast #113: Colin Jose


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.

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  1. The Gaffer September 23, 2009
  2. ajr September 23, 2009
  3. LI Matt September 24, 2009
    • The Gaffer September 24, 2009

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