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WATCH Bethlehem Steel: The Forefathers of American Soccer [VIDEO]

The history of soccer in the United States started long before the New York Cosmos won the NASL championship in 1972. In fact, the modern game of soccer first saw signs of life in the United States in the 1860s-1870s as immigrants came through Ellis Island and quickly shared their love of the sport across the different communities where they lived in the States.

One team that emerged was Bethlehem Steel, which was founded in 1907 and has the distinction of being one of the earliest and most successful clubs in the early part of the country’s soccer history.

The Pennsylvania based team has a rich history. Watch the following video to gain more insight and appreciation of one of the forefathers of American soccer.

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. sucka99

    January 5, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Cool video. The whole ASL/Soccer War story is so interesting and goes a long way to explain why soccer is such a divisive sports topic in the mainstream sports media.

  2. WSW

    January 4, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    To truly do the team justice is to resurrect them in NASL.

  3. Daniel Feuerstein

    January 4, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    That was a great job from the MLS Insider show on the history of the Bethlehem Steel club. I wonder if there was someone who decided to bring them back and have them join either USL Pro or NASL. Don’t think it would be enough for them to be in MLS.

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