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Foreword S 

Federation Internationale de Football As- 
sociation 4 

United States Football Apsociation— 

Officials, Committees, Affiliated Organ- 
izations - 7 

Annual Report of the President 8 

Annual Report of the Secretary 10 

Annual Report of the Treasurer 20 

Annual Banquet 21 

National Challenge Cup Competition, 
1915-16 22 

National Challenge Cup Final, 1914-15... 24 
Bethlehem Football Clnb, the Champions. 26 

Lesson of Bethlehem's Victory 28 

The State Association— Its Organization, 

Scope and Work 29 

Aims and Objects of the Newly Formed 

United States Referees' Union 31 

Intercollegiate Soccer 33 

Intercollegiate Association Football 
League, 1915 34 

All-America College Soccer Team for 

Fall of 1914 35 

American Football Association Oup Com- 
petition, 1914-15 36 

New York Footballers' Protective Associa- 
tion 38 

Review of Season from All Sections, 

New York State Association Football 
League 40 

Southern New York State Football Asso- 
ciation ^ 

Rochester and District Association Foot- 
ball League 43 

Saturday Amateur Soccer League of 
New York and Brooklyn 44 

Metropolitan and District Amateur 
League, New York City 45 

Soccer Football in the Park Playgrounds 
of New York City 45 

General Electric Football Club, Sche- 
nectady, N. Y 46 

National Association Football League.. 46 

"West Hudson Amateur League 47 

Soccer Football in the Englewood Public 
Schools 47 

West Hudson Athletic Association, Har- 
rison, N. J 48 

Scottish-American F. C. of Newark, 
N. J 49 

The Referees' Association of Phila- 
delphia 49 

Allied American Football Association... 50 

American Loasrue of Assjociation Foot- 
ball Clubs of Philadelphia, Pa B3 

Philadelphia League 54 

Feltonville Athletic Club of Philadel- 
phia. Pa 55 

The Pittsburgh Press Soccer Football 
League 55 

Pittsburgh and District Association 
Football League 56 

Western Pennsylvania Football Asso- 
ciation 57 

Referees* Association of Western Penn- 
sylvania 58 

Pittsburgh Schoolboys' Athletic Leai:ue. 58 

Review of Season— Continued 

Blue Mountain League 59 

Soccer in the Lehigh Valley 59 

Connecticut State Football Association.. 60 

Eastern Connecticut Football League... 61 

Connecticut State Referees' Association. 61 

Connecticut State Football League 62 

Connecticut Amateur League 62 

Bridgeport Schoolboys' League 63 

New Haven Football Club 63 

Naugatuck Football Club 63 

Soccer in New England 64 

Soccer Football in Southern New Eng- 
land 65 

Southern New England Football Ajbbo- 

ciation 65 

Southei-n New England Soccer League.. 66 

Field Club Soccer League 66 

Soccer in Rhode Island and ■ Southern 

Massachusetts 67 

Rhode Island League 68 

Providence and District League.. 68 

Williams Challenge Cup Competition of 

Rhode Island 68 

Soccer in Massachusetts 69 

Soccer in Brockton, Mass 71 

New Bedford F. 0. of New Bedford, 

Mass 71 

The Northern Massachusetts and New 

Hampshix-e State Association 73 

Lawrence and District Junior League... 73 
Lawrence and District Intermediate 

League 73 

Lawrence, Lowell and District League.. 74 

Baltimore Public Athletic League 74 

Soccer in Chicago, 111 76 

Chicago and District Association Foot- 
ball League 78 

Soccer in Chicago's Small Parks 79 

High School Soccer in Chicago 80 

Ben Govier, Captain Pullman Football 

Club 81 

Soccer Football in Cleveland and District 81 

Soccer Football in Ohio 82 

Soccer in Michigan 84 

Southern Michigan Soccer League 86 

Jackson Soccer Team 86 

Kalamazoo Soccer Team 87 

Soccer Football in St. Louis and Vicinity 87 
St. Louis Municipal Soccer Football 

Season, 1914-15 89 

Soccer in Kansas City 91 

Milwaukee and District Association 

Football League 92 

Colorado League Championship 93 

-U'ah Soccer Football Union 94 

Soccer Football in Utah 94 

Salt Lake City PubUc School Soccer 

Football League 94 

Barbarian Football Club, San Francisco 95 

Soccer in Portland, Ore 95 

Soccer Football in the Tacoma, Wash., 

Public Schools 96 

Soccer Football in Canada 98 

Soccer Football in the United Kingdom... 102 

Definition of Terms 113 

Laws of the Game 115 

Advice to Young Players and How to Act 

in Cage of Accident 136 

CI.A416368 \6'(J' 

NOV 11 1915 



In presenting the 1915-16 Soccer Guide to thfe lovers of the kicking game 

I^.^rf -F^'^o^. f^^^^J' i^^,,^*!^*"^ ^'^^^ fi^s* extend his congratulations to 
the United States Football Association for the wonderful progress it has 
made in bringing all of the various elements in the game into hearty co- 
operation, and to the local football organizations of the country in having 
®?i \^J,^^L ^^^^^ ^^^ supported their national government. As a result of 
all this, it can safely be said that soccer was never in such a healthy state 
nor has it ever shown such an impetus in gaining new followers and admir- 
ers. ^ It has not reached its present eminence without opposition from the 
outside, and there have been times when it appeared as though the outer 
enemies had friends and helpers within the organization, but this sort of dis- 
oyalty has been pretty well eradicated and the U. S. F. A. can now hold 
Its place with the national governing bodies in other sports, such as the 
United States Golf Association, the United States National Lawn Tennis 
Association, the Amateur Athletic Union and kindred bodies 

How this great progress has been achieved is told in the* following pages 
in articles from the pens of the men most conspicuous in bringing matters 
to their present admirable status. 

We would like to call the attention of the officers of the various state and 
?f /r,'^*Ti?^^^'''^^^o?^. *°c,*^^ article herein by Mr. George Healey, president 
of the Michigan State Soccer Association, especially with reference to the 
wonderful work that organization has accomplished in developing soccer in 
the public schools. The very best work that can be done toward the develop- 
ment of the game is to get it into the public schools, where the boys can 
learn it m their formative stage, and once they have learned the game their 
fondness for it will exist beyond their school days and they will develop into 
excellent timber for championship organizations. If all of our State associa- 
tions won d take the same interest shown by the men of Michigan, it would 
rf -^"1 tJ^}^^^ ^^1^^. hetove soccer would be as great a winter game in the 
United States as it has ever been in England. 

Attention is directed to the review of the National Challenge Cup compe- 
tition, under the auspices of the United States Football Association, for this 
!fhi ^^'^r^^ standard of merit in soccer. It is the only competition by 
which the question which must always be of supreme interest to soccerites, 
which is the champion football team of the United States, can be settled 
Last year it had practically every first-class football team in the country in 
it, and it is expected that the very few which remained out of the 1914-15 
competition will enter the one to be contested the coming winter and spring 

feoccer m Europe has been brought to something of a standstill because of 
the war being waged there, but it has been played by the soldiers of all the 
contending powers during such lulls as have occurred in the tremendous 
ngntmg. On one occasion teams from the German and English trenches met 
i'^/ match during an armistice and the game was played without rancor 
a^d with a compliance with all the requirements of true sportsmanship. 
When the great war is finally over, it is safe to predict that soccer will be 
one of the greatest means to bring about a better feeling between the peoples 
Tf oif oL?^'^ ^F^ ^'*/^,^ enemies. It will be through athletic competitions 
or aJi sorts, and especially through soccer, which comes closer than all other 
games to being a universal sport, that the ill-feeling and ugliness which will 
be natural heritages of the war, will be most quickly swept away, and men 
who are now desperately seeking each other's lives will be able to forget 
footbal7fieTd^® *^® ^°^® °^ winning or staving off defeat on the 

The Editor. 


Federation Internationale de Football 

Instituted at Paris May 21, 1904. 
COMMITTEE, 1915-16. 

President D. B. Woolfall, Blackburn, Holmbush. Crossbill Road 

First Vice-President C. L. Kornerup, Stockholm. 12 Kungsholmsgatan 

Second Vice-President Baron de Laveleye, Jette St. Pierre (Belgium) 

Third Vice-President Prof. R. Hefner. Offenburg, 19 Biihlerstrasse 

Secretary-Treasurer. . .C. A. W. Hirschman, Amsterdam, 19 P. C. Hooftstraat 

Telegraphic address : Hirschman-Amsterdam. 


(t. a. means telegraphic address.) 

Argentine— Association Argentina de Football. A. P. Williams, Buenos-Ayres, Calle 

Reconquista 316 (t.a. Football, Buenos-Ayres). 
Austria— Oesterreichischer Fnseball Verband. P. Gussmann, Vienna I, 7 AnnagaBse 

(t. a. Fussballverband, Wien). 
Belgium— Union Beige des Societes de Football Association. A. Verdijck, Laeken, 

240 Avenue de la Reine. 
Canada— Dominion of Canada Football Association. T. Robertson, Toronto, 130 Gar- 
net avenue. 
Chile— Asociacion de Football de Chile. E. Guena, Valparaiso, Casilla No. 3200 (t. a. 

Football, Valparaiso) . 
Denmark— Dansk Boldspil Union. L, Sylow, Copenhagen, 30 Frederiksberggade. 
England— The Football Association. F. J. Wall, London, 42 Russell Square (t. a. 

Football Association, Westcent, London). 
Finland— Finska Bollforbundet. Jarl Ohraan, Helsingfors, 14 Fabiansgatan. 
France— Comite Frangais Interffederal. H. Delaunay, Paris VII, 5 Place St. Thomas 

d'Aquin (t. a. Cefi, Paris). 
Germany— Deutscher Fussball Bund. G. Hinze, Duisburg, 100 Realschulstrasse. 
Hungary— Magyar Labdarug6k Szovets§ge. Roman von Malecki, Budapest VIII, 63 

Rakoczy ut (t. a. Football, Budapest). 
Ireland— Irish Football Association. J. Ferguson, Belfast, 18 Wellington Place. 
Italy— Federazione Italiana Giuoco del Calcio (1898). Ant. Edgardo Mlnoli, Turin, 

Galleria Subalpina, la Scala, Piazza Castello (t. a. Federcalcio, Torino). 
Luxemburg— Federation des Societes Luxembourgeoises de Sports Athl6tiques. J. 

Geschwind, Luxemburg, 2 Boulevard de la Foire. 
Netherlands— Nederlandsche Voetbalbond 8 December 1889. J. Hijlkema, the Hague, 

22a Hoogstraat (t. a. Nedvoetbalbond, Haag). 
Norvi'ay— Norges Fotballforbund (30 April 1902). P. Chr. Andersen, Kristiania, 

Eaadhusgaden 28 III. 
tPortugal— Uniao Portuguesa de Football. Raul Nunes, Lisbon, Rua dos Retrczeizos 

149, 1°. 
Russia— Wserossysky FuttboUnyi Soiuz. Georges Duperron, Petrograd, Alexandroffski 

Prosp. 21. 
Scotland— Scottish Football Association. J. K. McDowall, Glasgow, 6 Carlton Place 

(t. a. Executive, Glasgow). 
South Africa— South African Football Association (1892). M. Commaille, Capetown, 

Box 799 (t. a. Soccer, Capetown). 
Spain— Real Federacion Espafiola de Football. Ricardo Ruiz Ferry, Madrid, 64 

Alfonso XII. 
Sweden— Svenska Football Forbundet. Ant. Johanson, Stockholm, 3 Kungsholms, 

Hamnplan (t. a. Fotboll, Stockholm). 
Switzerland— Schweizerischer Football Association. Association Suisse de Football. 

P. Buser, Basel, 12 Munsterplatz. 
fUruguay- Asociacion Uruguaya de Football. Eodolfo E. Bermudez, Montevideo, 

Avenida 18 de Julio 14S4. Teleph. la Uruguaya. 217 (Cord6n). 
U. S. of America— United States Football Association (5 April 1913). T. W. Cahill, 

New York City, 126 Nassau street. 
Wales— Football Association of Wales. T. Robbing, Wrexham, High street (t. a. 

Robbins, Wrexham). 
tMeans affiliated provisionally. 


The Associations are reminded of the following articles, resolutions of con- 
gresses of laws of the game : 

Without the consent of the Federation football shall not be entertained be- 
tween its members and associations, clubs or persons, which are not members 
of an Association recognized by the Federation. Associations and clubs in 
membership with the Federation must not permit clubs or teams not recog- 
nized by the Federation to play on their grounds. 

Each National Association must inform the other National Association con- 
cerned when consent has been given for matches applied for. 

Each Association shall forward to the Secretary-Treasurer and the other 
affiliated Associations their official organ, handbook and important com- 
munications. (Vienna, 7/8 June, 1908.) 

The officers of the Federation and of its members (countries) shall send and 
receive correspondence from the territory of another Association relating to 
disputes only by the official authorities of such an Association. (Dresden, 
4/5 Jime, 1911.) 

In international matches the referee must be selected from a neutral coun- 
try. (Vienna, 7/8 June, 1908.) 

The congress expressed the view that in all matches between clubs of 
different nationalities, teams should be composed exclusively of players who 
are bonafide members of such clubs. ((Stockholm, 30 June/1 July, 1912.) 

Competitions opened to different nations can only be played between clubs, 
B.ssociations or nations. Scratch teams can only compete with clubs or teams 
representing associations or nations with the special consent of all the com- 
peting teams, the associations concerned and the F. I. F. A. 

Each affiliated Association must have in its codp a rule forbidding and 
punishing breaches of this regulation. (Stockholm, .30 June/1 July, 1912.) 

In international matches, the dimensions of the field of play shall be : 
maximum length, 120 yards ; minimum length, 110' yards ; maximum breadth, 
80 yards ; minimum breadth, 70 yards ; and at the commencement of the game 
the weight of the ball shall be from 13 to 15 ounces. (Law 1.) 

Hon. Secretary-Treasurer, F. I. F, A. 
Amsterdam, September 1, 1915. 

Income. Expenditure. 

Bank balance 1st May, Printed matter fl 77.05 

1914 fl 2,293.34 Stamps, telegrams, etc.. 68. 85^^ 

Subscriptions 481.46% Sundries 3.0'0 

Sale badges 23.82 Meeting Intern. Board, 

Interest 86.73 13-6-'14 619.19 

Purchase badges 82.20 

Bank balance, 30th 

April, 1915 2,035.06 

fl 2,885.35% ft 2,885.351/2 


Hon. Sec-Treasurer. 


1. With regard to the present circumstances, caused by the war, the Emer- 
gency Committee decided to postpone the Congress, which was to be held 
at Brussels. 

2. Making use of their power given by Article 10. the Emergency Com- 
mittee admitted on the 26th August, 1914, to provisional membership 

Uniao Portuguesa db Football. 
Raul Nunes, Lisbon, T. da Gloria. 


3, An application for membership was received from the Liga Uruguaya de 
Football (Hon. Sec. Rodolfo E. Bermudez, Montevideo, Avenida 18 de Julio, 

^^^^^* C. A. W. HIRSCHMAN, 

Amsterdam, 31st May, 1915. Hon. Sec-Treasurer. 

Making use of the power given by Article 10, the Emergency Committee 
admitted to provisional membership the Asociacion Uruguaya de Football, 
Rodolfo E. Bermudez, Montevideo, Avenida 18 de Julio 1484. 


Amsterdam^ September 1, 1915. Hon. Secretary-Treasurer. 

CoMiTE Francais Ixterfederal Leagde National de Football Association. 

Mr. Thos. W. Cahill, Paris, July 29, 1915. 

126 Nassau Street, New York City. 
Dear Sir : 

I have the most unpleasant duty of telling you that Mr, Charles Simon, 
president of Comite Francais Interfederal, died gloriously fighting for honor 
on June 15, in the trenches at Arras. 

In closing, dear sir, let me express my deepest sentiments. 

(Signed) M. H. Delaunay, 

Sec'y Gen. 

M. H. DeladnaYj New York, August 25, 1915. 

Sec'y Gen., C. F. I. L. N. F. A., 

5, Place St. Thomas d'Aguin, Paris, France. 

Dear Sir : 

It is with extreme regret I learn of the death of the admirable M. Charles 
Simon, whom I had the great honor of meeting at Stockholm, Sweden, July, 
1912, and yet I cannot fail to echo the subdued note of triumph in your an- 
nouncement that he should have died, if die he must, in so glorious a man- 
ner. In death, as in life, he proved himself a worthy son of Prance and in 
every sense a man. 

With deep respect and high consideration, I beg to remain. 

Sincerely yours, 

T. W. C AH ill, 
Hon. Secretary United States Football Association. 


United States Football Association 

Instituted at New York City, April 5, 1913. 
Incorporated under the Laws of State of New York. The Governing Soccer 
Organization of the United States. 
Affiliated with the Federation Internationale de Football Association. 
Officers — President, John A. Fernley, Pawtucl^et, R. I. ; first vice-president, 
Peter J. Peel, Chicago, 111. ; second vice-president. Douglas Stewart, Philadel- 
phia, Pa. ; third vice-president, William D. Love, Pawtucket R. I. ; treasurer, 
Archibald Birse, 1008 Schiller Bldg., Chicago, 111.; es-president, Dr. G. K. 
Manning, New York City ; Hon. secretary, Thomas W. Cahill, 126 Nassau 
street. New York City. 


National Challenge Cup— Albert W. Keane, William Palmer, Thomas C. Cliff, Joe 
Booth, Edward P. Duffy. 

Appeals— Douglas Stewart, George M. Collins, William D. Love, Andrew M. Brown, 
Thomas C. Cliff, William W. Davidson. 

Finance — William Palmer, Oliver Hemingway. 

Olympic— John A. Feruley, Dr. G. R. Manning (ex-president), Winton E. Barker, 
George H. Kirk, William Cameron, R. S. Burleigh, James Marshall. 

National and International Games — John A. Fernley, Andrew M. Brown, W. U. 
Baird, Richard Bolton, M. F. Kelly, Dr. G. R. Manning (ex-president), Peter J. Peel. 

Press— Edward P. Duffy, George M, Collins, Albert W. Keane, Joe Booth, M. F. 
Kelly, Douglas Stewart, John H. Evans, George Healey. 

Re-Instatement— George M, Collins, William D. Love, Joe Booth, George Healey,. 
Oliver Hemingway, William W. Davidson, John H. Evans, R. S. Burleigh. 

Rules Revision — W. U. Baird, Richard Bolton, James Marshall, William W. David- 
eon, Archibald Birse. 

The president and secretary are ex-officio members of all committees. 

Allied Amateur Cup Competition, Philadelphia, Pa. 
American Football Association, Newark, N. J. 
California Football Association, San Francisco, Cal. 
Chicago and District Association Football League, Chicago, 111. 
Connecticut State Football Association, Bridgeport, Conn. 
Michigan Soccer Association, Detroit, Mich. 
Missouri Soccer Football Association, St. Louis, Mo. 
National Association Football League, Newark, N. J. 
New Jersey State Football Association, Newark, N. J. 

North Massachusetts and New Hampshire State Football Association, Boston, Mass. 
Northwestern Association Football League, Seattle, Wash. 
Northwestern New York State Football Association, Rochester, N. Y. 
Ohio State Football Association, Cleveland, Ohio. 
Peel Challenge Cup Competition, Chicago, 111. 
Southern New England Football Association, Providence, R. I. 
Southern New York State Football Association, New York City. 
The Football Association of Eastern Pennsylvania and District, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Utah Association Football Union, Salt Lake City, Utah. 
Western Pennsylvania Football Association, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Wisconsin State Football Association, Milwaukee, Wis. 

The following dates have been sanctioned by the National Challenge Cup 
Competition Committee of the U. S. F. A., season 1915-16 : 

Qualifying round On or before October 24, 1915 

First round On or before November 14, 1915 

Second round On or before December 12, 1915 

Third round On or before January 16, 1916 

Fourth round On or before March 5, 1916 

Semi-finals On or before April 2, 1916 

Pinal On or before April 30, 1916 


Annual Report of the President 


TO THE Delegates to the 1915 Annual Meeting of the U, S. F. A. : 

Gentlemen — In presenting my report to you for the season of 1914-15, I 
wish to congratulate the members of the Council, and also the affiliated Asso- 
ciations, upon the work accomplished ; and feel assured that the future for 
the United States Football Association is full of promise, with every prospect 
that the season of 1915-16 will be even more successful ; and that further 
progress will be made by us. I wish to impress upon each and every one 
the importance of a careful perusal of the report tendered by the Secretary 
of this Association, for it is only by such reading that one can obtain a full 
and comprehensive grasp of what has been done by this body during the past 
season. The work of the several committees of the Council has been carried 
on in a manner which reflects great credit upon the members composing 
same, and they are to be congratulated upon the able and painstaking way 
in which the resiilts have been accomplished. While of necessity the decisions 
given will not have met with the approval of all the parties interested in the 
matters disposed of, yet it should be the aim of all to accept the findings as 
being rendered in a fair and impartial manner, and we should be willing to put 
aside our own personal opinions, accepting the results gracefully, striving only 
for the good of the cause we have so much at heart. To accomplish our pur- 
pose of making "Soccer" football one of the pre-eminent sports of America, 
to bring our National Association to its rightful place among the leading 
athletic organizations of the country, requires all of our energies and 
abilities, and it is only by our willingness to subserve our own personal in- 
clinations to the good of the whole organization that we can hope to attain 
the position we rightfully should possess. The self-sacrifice and work done 
by you all during the past year has conduced to greatly improve our standing, 
and a continuation of same during the coming year will do much to soldify 
and strengthen the work already accomplished ; and it will be but a short 
time before we shall be able to see the game of Association Football given the 
recognition which is its due. The work of the National Challenge Cup Com- 
mittee deserves special mention, Inasmuch as they have handled their part 
of the work with credit to themselves and the association they represent. 
This department of the Association has advanced to the position where it 
belongs, and every affiliated association and club should feel elated at the 
great advance made by this competition during the past season. To increase 
the number of clubs competing from forty to eighty-two, and to have among 
these clubs the best talent of the country, meant a great deal to the compe- 
tition, and determines indisputably the fact that to the winner goes the proud 
title, "United States Champions." All other cup competitions undoubtedly 
have their value, and help to sustain the Interest In the game, but hereafter 
we must accord to the "National Challenge Cup Competition" the pre- 
eminence due to it as the only competitioa which is national in its character. 
Your secretai-y will give you a report on the results of the different rounds, 
but I wish at this time to extend my congratulations to the winning team. 
To win this year's competition was a feat worth while, but to win it with 
the record of the Bethlehem team adds glory to the result. In addition to 
this, the staging of this year's final game on the splendid grounds of the 
Lehigh University at South Bethlehem, inside the Taylor Stadium, marks 
an epoch of advancement gratifying to us all. This Association certainly 
owes a tribute of praise to the college authorities, and especially its Athletic 
Board, for their generous assistance and support. To transfer one of its owa 
games so as to enable us to have the use of its field was an act which demon- 
strates clearly the attitude of this college toward "Soccer" and is but one of 
the many instances of a like nature. To "Lehigh" we extend our thanks and 
appreciation. There were so many people who did splendid work in con- 

Pawtucket, R. I. 
President United States Football Association, Season 1915-16. 


New York, 

Secretary of the United States Football Association. 


Chicago, 111. 

Treasurer United States Football Association, Seasons 1913-16. Unquestionably 

the greatest influence in the upbuilding of soccer in Chicago. 

New Bedford, Mass. 
Chairman National Challenge Cup Competition Committee of the United States 
lootball Association. Whose unfailing aid through the formative period of the United 
States Football Association contributed immensely to the success of the movement 
in New England. 

Harvard University, 
Ex-Graduate-Treasurer Harvard TJnivei-sity Athletic Association; Member Com- 
mittee on Association Football Rules of the National Collegiate Athletic 
Association; Toastmaster at Annual Banquet of the United States Football 
Association, at New York, June 5, 1915. 


nection with the semi-finals and final, that it is impossible to name them all, 
but justice demands our publicly commending Mr. Lewis, who did so much 
to insure the final game's success, and who was indefatigable in his endeavor 
for the comfort and entertainment of the officials. Splendid progress has 
marked the course of school and college football during the year, and espe- 
cially does this apply to the schools of our cities. Never before have there been 
so many of our school authorities taking the interest in "Soccer" that 
we see today, and in almost all of our large cities, and in many of the 
smaller class, we have school competitions and leagues. Boston and its 
vicinity, with Brockton, Lawrence and other centers, have thousands of 
young men playing the game ; while in Bridgeport and the country under 
the influence of the Connecticut State Association, there are many others. 
New York City and its suburbs, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and away out to 
the Pacific Ocean, all of these are taking up the idea of school boy players, 
with the resultant effect of a larger public interest and support. This phase 
of our organization should meet with our wholehearted support, and to 
those who are fostering its growth we extend our thanks and best wishes for 
future success. It is a source of extreme gratification to me to know that 
during the past year we have succeeded in our efforts to bring into the organ- 
ization the few remaining clubs who ai: the beginning of the season were 
not affiliated with us. The efforts of ,^our officials, especially the Hon. Sec- 
retary, T. W. Cahill, have resulted in -the complete abandonment of factional 
rivalry in St. Louis and other places, and we trust that such troubles may be 
a thing of the past, and that we may all accept defeat gracefully when defeat 
comes, subserving our own personal feelings to the greater good of the 

In conclusion, I wish to give expression to the feeling of personal appre- 
ciation and regard which I have for the secretary of this Association. The 
amount of time and effort given to the different sections of the work by him 
is greater than anyone can figure. To him belongs in a great measure the 
success of the different committees, for as secretary of each he has the 
handling of all matters connected therewith. On the Emergency Committee 
alone the calls upon his time are many, and very rarely does he have a week 
without traveling to some section of the country in the interests of the 
game. As stated in the report of the president to the annual meeting in 
1914, "special credit is due to the painstaking and ceaseless work of the 
secretary." I not only indorse this opinion, but feel that this but faintly 
expresses the debt we owe to his push and energy. To his arduous and per- 
sistent efforts can we attribute much of the success attained in the Cup 
Competition this season, especially in the details connected with the work 
of the committee in directing the last three games, and those who had the 
pleasure of attending the games, and who saw the admirable way in which 
everything was staged, are unanimous in according to him the greater part 
of whatever credit is due. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John A. Fernley^ 
President United States Football Association. 


Annual Report of the Secretary 


To THE Delegates to the 1915 Annual Meeting of the U. S. F. A.: 

Gentlemen — In submitting my annual report for the year ending to-day, 
June 5, 1915, I wisli first of all to congratulate you, and through you the 
State Associations of which you are the representatives, on the great progress 
made by our body during the year now ending, its second in national control 
of Soccer Football. I do not believe that any organization ever formed to 
foster any sport can point to such solid and substantial growth as has been 
the result of the earnest labors and sound judgment of the members of this 
Council. In this connection. I would direct your attention to the report of 
Treasurer Birse. 

If I were called upon for recommendations as to a general policy, I could 
only reiterate what I, and others who have taken a kindly interest in our 
development have said before, that it behooves us all to see that our National 
Council be kept truly representative of the State and district organizations 
and that the right of these btate and district organizations to control matters 
within their jurisdictions be not abridged or crippled in the slightest degree. 

In this connection there is one thing I would like to call to the attention 
of the officers and committeemen of these State and district organizations, and 
that is that it is the earnest desire of the executive officers of the organiza- 
tion that they meet fairly and squarely the obligations of their positions. 
Various matters come up about which there are differences of opinion, which 
are inevitable as long as the human organization remains as it is. These dis- 
putes should be settled fairly and without prejudice by the State and district 
organizations themselves and I am convinced that in nine cases out of ten, 
decisions satisfactory to all the contending parties can be amicably arrived 
at. When such agreements are impossible, however, there remains the appeal 
to the National Organization, provided for in Rule 31, of the Constitution and 
Rules of the U. S. F. A. 

Until such an appeal becomes necessary or desirable by any party to such 
disputes and misunderstandings, it is useless to open correspondence with the 
national officers, because they have no jurisdiction whatever. I am moved to 
this remark by the fact that during the past year the Secretary's office has 
been deluged with correspondence, fully 75 per cent, of which was unnecessary 
and futile. The normal duties of the office are heavy in themselves, and the 
unnecessary labor entailed by correspondence of the sort referred to at times 
becomes overwhelming. I mention this matter in an appeal to the gentlemen 
of the State organizations that they bear It in mind. I do not think that 
anyone will question that I have striven to answer, courteously and com- 
pletely, all the mail that comes to my office, though I don't think anyone of 
you fairly realizes the volume this correspondence has reached. 

I respectfully submit to you here the statistical record of our year of great 
progress : 


National Challenge Cup Competition Committee. — ^Thomas Bagnall, Chair- 
man, 12 North Third Street, Harrison, N. J. ; Andrew M. Brown, Yonkers, 
N. Y. ; Thomas C. Cliff. New York City ; John Lone, Kearny, N. J. ; William 
Palmer, Philadelphia, Pa. ; Joe Booth, Bridgeport, Conn. ; John A. Fernley, 
President U. S. F. A., New Bedford, Mass. (ex-officio) ; Thos. W. Cahill, Hon. 
Secretary U. S. F. A., Newark, N. J. (ex-officio) ; Secretary of Committee, 
Thos. W. Cahill. 

Appeals Committee. — Thomas C. Clifif, Chairman, 618 Lexington Avenue, 
New York City ; Andrew M. Brown, Yonkers, N. Y. ; Thomas Bagnall, Harri- 
son. N. J. ; J. G. Barclay, Brooklyn. N. Y. ; John Lone, Kearny, N. J. ; James 
Marshall, Kearny, N. J. ; John A. Femley, President U. S. F. A., New Bed- 


ford, Mass. (ex-ofBcio) ; Thos. W. CaWll, Hon. Secretary U. S. F. A., Newark, 
N. J. (ex-oflficio) ; Secretary of Committee, Thos. W. Cahill. 

Reinstatement Committee. — John Lone, Chairman (New Jersey District), 38 
Maple Street, Kearny, N. J.; D. C. Adamson (Western Pennsylvania), Pitts- 
burgh, Pa.; J. Booth (Connecticut), Bridgeport, Conn.; G. M. Collins (North- 
ern Massachusetts and New Hampshire), Boston, Mass.; J. A. Frost (Eastern 
Pennsylvania), Philadelphia, Pa.; T. McCamphill (Southern New York), 
Brooklyn, N. Y. ; P. J. Peel (Hlinois), Chicago, 111.; G. Ritchie (Southern 
New England), Providence, R. I.: John A. Fernley, President U. S. F. A., 
New Bedford, Mass. (ex-ofiicio) ; Thos. W. Cahill, Hon. Secretary U. S. F. A., 
Newark, N. J. (ex-officio) ; Secretary of Committee, Thos. W. Cahill. 

Finance Committee. — William Palmer, Chairman, 3321 Mascher Street, 
Philadelphia, Pa. ; Oliver Hemingway, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Rules Revision Committee. — Thomas Bagnall, Chairman, 12 North Third 
Street, Harrison, N. J. ; W. U. Baird, Yonkers, N. Y. ; M. Kelly, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. ; W^m. D. Love, Pawtucket, R. I. ; Peter J. Peel, Chicago, 111. ; John A. 
Fernley, President U. S. F. A., New Bedford, Mass. (ex-officio) ; Thos. W. 
Cahill, Hon. Secretary U. S. F. A., Newark, N. J. (ex-officio) ; Secretary of 
Committee, Thos. W. Cahill. 

National and International Games Committee. — John A. Fernley, Chair- 
man, 169 Penniman Street, New Bedford, Mass. ; Andrew M. Brown, Yonkers, 
N. Y. ; Archibald Birse, Chicago. 111. ; Geo. M. Collins, Boston, Mass. ; Thomas 
Bagnall. Harrison, N. J. ; John Lone, Kearny, N. J. ; Aaron R. Jones, Newark, 
N. J. ; Thos. W. Cahill, Hon. Secretary U. S. F, A., Newark, N. J. (ex-officio) ; 
Secretary of Committee, Thos. W. Cahill. 

Olympic Association Football Committee. — Dr. G. R. Manning, Chairman, 
216 West 100th Street, New York City ; Winton E. Barker, Treasurer, 306 
Holland Building, St. Louis, Mo. ; John Lone, Kearny, N. J. ; Andrew M. 
Brown, Yonkers, N. Y. ; Thomas Bagnall, Harrison, N. J. ; Thomas C. Cliff, 
New York City ; John A. Fernley, President U. S. F. A., New Bedford, Mass. 
(ex-officio) ; Thos. W. Cahill. Hon. Secretary U. S. F. A., Newark, N. J. (ex- 
officio) ; Secretary of Committee, Thos. W. Cahill. 

Press Committee. — Edward P. DufCy, Chairman, 279 High Street, Newark, 
N. J. ; F. Kelly, New York City. 


Since the general annual meeting of May 30, 1914. the Council has met 
on three occasions, namely, August 15, October 24, 1914, and February 18, 
1915. The expenses attached to these three meetings totaled $48.00. 


The National Challenge Cup Competition Committee held nine meetings dur- 
ing the past season, as follows : August 18, September 17, October 29, Novem- 
ber 21, November 28 and December 16, 1914 ; February 27, March 25 and April 
14, 1915. The expenses for the conducting of this Competition and Committee 
amounted to $160'.93. 

The marvelous success with which the National Challenge Cup Competition 
met is so well known by the delegates that it is quite unnecessary for me to 
go into details, but instead I will furnish a few facts verifying the statement 
that the National Challenge Cup Competition for the season 1914-15 was 
the most successful in the history of Soccer in the United States to date. 
Eighty-two of the premier soccer clubs of the country entered the competition, 
representing the following States : New I'ork, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, 
Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois. Ninety 
games were played during the course of the competition and more than a thou- 
sand players, amateur and professional, participated. Fifty-two thousand nine 
hundred and thirty-four persons paid admission to witness the cup-ties. The 
total amount of receipts for the 90 games was $13,543.35, of which amount 
the U. S. P. A. received $1,487.80, divided as follows : 


Qualifying round $ 7.64 

First round proper ^^^-^I 

Second round 165.58 

Tliird round 283.68 

Fourtli round 135.02 

Semi-finals 284.90 

Final 349.50 

Total $1,487.80 

On May 1, 1915, for the first time in tlie history of soccer in this country, 
a contest, emblematic of the soccer championship of the United States, was 
played on a college stadium, Lehigh University (Taylor Field). The con- 
testing elevens were the Bethlehem F. C. and Brooklyn Celtic F. C, the former 
winning by a score of 3 goals to 1. 

The tabulated results of the National Challenge Cup Competition for the 
season 1914-15, with the names of the officials, are as follows: 


New York and New Jersey District. 

October IS, 1914, at Jersey City, N. J.— Greenville F. C, Jersey City, N. J., 3; Ger- 
mania F. C, Hoboken, N. J., 1. Referee, John Johnson, Kearny, N. J.; delegate, 
James Hegan, West New York, N. J. 

October 18, 1914, at Paterson, N, J.— Hawthorne United F. C, Paterson, N. J., 9; 
Haledon Thistles F. C, Haledon, N. J., 1. Referee, Alex Burnside, Brooklyn, N. Y.; 
delegate, Thomas Bagnall, Harrison, N. J. 

October 25, 1914, at Newark, N. J.— Clan MacDufC F. C, New York City, 1; Irish- 
American F. C, Harrison, N. J., 0. Referee, Alex Burnside, Brooklyn, N. Y.; dele- 
gate, W. Reid, New York City. 

November 8, 1914, at Bay Ridge Oval, Brooklyn, N. Y.— Our Boys F. C, Brooklyn, 
N. Y,, 3; Bay Ridge F. C, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1. Referee, Thomas Cunningham, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. ; delegate, Archie Peebles, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Eastern Pennsylvania District. 

October 17, 1914, at Washington Park, Philadelphia, Pa.— Putnam F. C, Philadelphia, 
Pa., 4; Wanderers F. C, Philadelphia, Pa., 2. Referee, W. B. Hinds, Philadelphia, 
Pa.; delegate, 0. Hemingway, Philadelphia, Pa. 

October 24, 1914, at Philadelphia, Pa.— Falls Cricket and F. C, Philadelphia, 4; Phila- 
delphia Rangers F. C, Philadelphia, Pa., 0. Referee, James Walders, Philadelphia, 
Pa.; delegate, William Palmer, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Western Pennsylvania District. 

October 17, 1914, at Castle Shannon, Pa.— Castle Shannon F. C, Castle Shannon, Pa., 
4; Swissvale F. C, Swissvale, Pa., 0. Referee, L. Herrington, Pittsburgh, Pa.; dele- 
gate, W. S. Haddock, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

October 17, 1914, at Homestead, Pa.— Homestead S. W. F. C, Homestead, Pa., 5; 
Eeadling F. C, Eeadling, Pa., 1. Referee, F. B. Huish, Pittsburgh, Pa.; delegate, 
Joseph Lever, Wilkinsburg, Pa. 

October 17, 1914, at Sturgeon, Pa.— Sturgeon F. C, Sturgeon, Pa., 3; Donora S. W. 
F. C, Donora, Pa., 2. Referee, W. Davidson, Swissvale, Pa.; delegate, R. Palmer, 
Turtle Creek, Pa. 

Connecticut District. 

October 17, 1914, at Ansonia, Conn.— Academy F. C, Ansonia, Conn., 1; Plainfield 
F. C, Plainfleld, Conn., 1. Referee, James Millar, New Haven, Conn.; delegate, 
Jason Wright, Ansonia, Conn. 

October 24, 1914, at Plainfield, Conn. (Replay).— Academy F. 0., Ansonsia, Conn., 2; 
Plainfield F.C., Plainfield, Conn.. 1. Referee, James Millar, New Haven, Conn.; 
delegate, Reid Mclntyre, Norwich, Conn. 

October 24, 1914, at Ansonia, Conn.— Ansonia F. C, Ansonia, Conn., 3; New Haven 
h. C, New Haven, Conn., 1. Referee, Chas. E. Creighton, New York City; delegate, 
Jason Wright, Ansonia, Conn. 

October 25, 1914 at New Britain, Conn.-Bridgeport City F. C, Bridgeport, Conn., 
knn^'^.iFwol" ^T- ^-i ^.V" ^7*^1°. Conn., 0. Referee, J. S. Thompson, Hartford, 
Conn.; delegate, Joe Booth, Bridgeport, Conn. 


Massachusetts District. 

October 24, 1914, at Lawrence, Mass.— Lawrence F. 0., Lawrence, Mass., 3; Andover 
United F. C, Andover, Mass., 1. Referee, P. 6. Darcy, Lawrence, Mass.; delegate, 
Sam McLerie, Medford, Hillside, Mass. 

October 24, 1914, at New Bedford, Mass.— Young Men's Catholic Total Abstinence 
Society F. 0., New Bedford, Mass., 4; Boston American F. 0., Boston, Mass., 0. 
Eeferee, John Dobson, Fall River, Mass.; delegate, A. W. Keane, New Bedford, Mass. 
I October 24, 1914, at Taunton, Mass.— Taunton City F. 0„ Taunton, Mass., 3; Wor- 
cester F. C, Worcester, Mass., 2. Referee, Robert Ctore, New Bedford, Mass.; dele- 
gate, John A. Femley, New Bedford, Mass. 

j Rhode Island District. 

I October 24, 1914, at Greystone, R. I.— Greystone F. 0., Greystone, R. I., 4; St. 

I Ronan's, Thornton, R. I., 3. Referee, Harry Wade, Central Falls, R. I.; delegate, 

i George Ritchie, Providence, R. I. 

1 Cleveland District. 

' October 11, 1914, at Cleveland, Ohio.— Thistle F. C, Cleveland, Ohio, 2; Cleveland 
F. C, Cleveland, Ohio, 1. Referee, John B. Stark, Detroit, Mich.; delegate, A. Frank 
Counts, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Chicago District. 

October 18, 1914, at Chicago, 111.— Bricklayers and Masons F. C, Chicago, 111., 6; 
Calumet F. C, Chicago, 111., 2. Referee, George Rodgers, Chicago, 111.; delegate, 
George Kirk, Chicago, 111. 

New York and New Jersey District. 

November 8, 1914, Tonkere, N. Y.— West Hudson F. C, Harrison, N. J., 3; Holly- 
wood Inn F. C, Yonkers, N. Y., 0. Referee, George Caldicott, Brooklyn, N. Y.; 
delegate, W. U. Baird, Yonkers, N. Y. 

November 22, 1914, at Jersey City, N. J.— Brooklyn Celtic F. 0., Brooklyn, N. Y., 5; 
Greenville F. C, Jersey City, N. J., 1. Referee, F. Smith, Newark, N. J.; delegate, 
M. F. Kelly, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

November 22, 1914, at Greenpoint, Brooklyn, N. Y.— Our Boys F. C, Brooklyn, N. Y., 
2; Clan MacDuff F. C, New York City, 1. Referee, A. Birschall, Bronx, N. Y.; 
delegate, W. Reid, New York City. 

November 22, 1914, at Tibbets Park, Yonkers, N. Y.— Yonkers F. C, Yonkers, N. Y., 
2; Jersey A. C, Jersey City, N. J., 2. Referee, J. Johnson, Kearny, N. J.; delegate, 
W. U. Baird, Yonkers, N. Y. 

November 29, 1914, at Jersey City, N. J. (Replay).— Jersey A. C, Jersey City, N. J., 
4; Yonkers F. C, Yonkers, N. Y., 1. Referee, J. Johnson, Kearny, N. J.; delegate, 
W. U. Baird, Yonkers, N. Y. 

November 22, 1914, at Columbia Oval, N. Y.— Cameron F. C, New York City, 0; Haw- 
thorne United F. C, Paterson, N. J., 0. Referee, Thomas Cunningham, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. ; delegate, H. Lough, Paterson, N. J. 

November 29, 1914, at Paterson, N. J. (Replay).— Hawthorne United F, C, Paterson, 
N. J., 4; Cameron F. C, New York City, 3. Eeferee, Thomas Cunningham, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. ; delegate, H. Lough, Paterson, N. J. 

November 22, 1914, at Clark's Feld, Newark, N. J.— Scottish-American F. C, Kearny, 
N. J., 2; True Blues F. C, Paterson, N. J., 0. Referee, Alex Burnside, Brooklyn, 
N. Y.; delegate, John Watt, New York City. 

November 22, 1914, at Paterson, N. J.— Paterson Rangers F. C, Paterson, N. J., 4; 
New York Celtic F. C, New York City, 2. Referee, George Caldicott, Brooklyn, N. Y.; 
delegate, D. McGrellie, New York City. 

November 22, 1914, at Bayonne, N. J.— Babcock and Wilcox F. C, Bayonne, N. J., 2; 
Rangers F. C, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1. Referee, H. P. Davis, New York City; delegate, 
W. Davidson, Bayonne, N. J. 

November 22, 1914, at Manhattan Field, New York City.— Bronx United F. C, New 
York City, 3; Newark F. C, Newark, N. J., 0. Referee, W. Erskine, New York City; 
delegate, Charles Burton, New York City, 

November 22, 1914, at Lenox Oval, New York City.— German F. C, New York City, 
5; Columbia Oval F. C, New York City, 0. Eeferee, W. Hollywood, Brooklyn, N. Y.; 
delegate, Thomas C. Cliff, New York City. 

November 22, 1914, at Harrison, N. J.— Brooklyn F. C, Brooklyn, N. Y., 2; Clan 
McDonald F. C, Brooklyn, N. Y., 0. Referee, Charles B. Creighton, New York City; 
delegate, Thomas Bagnall, Harrison, N. J. 


NOETHBRN New York District. 
November 15, 1914, at Niagara Falls, N. Y.— Rangers F. 0., Niagara Falls, N. Y., 
4; Rochester City F. C, Rochester, N. Y., 0. Referee, Alfred Laing, Catherine, Ont. ; 
delegate, T. M. Kennett, Niagara Falls, N. Y. 

Eastern Pennsylvania District. 

November 14, 1914, at Marcus Hook, Pa.— West Philadelphia F. C, Philadelphia, 
Pa., 2; Viscose F. C, Marcus Hook, Pa., 0. Referee, W. E. Hinds, Philadelphia, Pa.; 
delegate. Dr. WilUam Looker, Philadelphia, Pa. 

November 14, 1914.— Irish-American F. C, Wilmington, Del., forfeited to Peabody 
F. C, Philadelphia, Pa., on account of Irish-American F. 0. having disbanded. 

November 14, at Philadelphia, Pa.— Falls Cricket and F. C, Philadelphia, Pa., 2; 
Kensington Cong'l F. C, Philadelphia, Pa., 1. Referee, E. Waldron, Philadelphia, 
Pa.; delegate, William Palmer, Philadelphia, Pa. 

November 14, 1914, at Bethlehem, Pa.— Bethlehem F. C, Bethlehem, Pa., 7; Putnam 
F. 0., Philadelphia, Pa., 1. Referee, George Young, Philadelphia, Pa.; delegate, 
John H. Carpenter, Bethlehem, Pa. 

November 14, 1914, at Tacony, Pa.— Victor F. C, Philadelphia, Pa., 1; Henry Disston 
& Sons F. C, Tacony, Pa., 0. Referee, J. Walders, Philadelphia, Pa.; delegate, O. 
Hemingway, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Western Pennsylvania District. 

November 14, 1914, at Homestead, Pa.— Homestead F. C, Homestead, Pa., 2; Castle 
Shannon F. C, Castle Shannon, Pa., 1. Referee, Thomas A. Young, Johnstown, Pa.; 
delegate, William Davidson, Swissvale, Pa. 

November 14, 1914, at Duquesne, Pa.— Sturgeon F, C, Sturgeon, Pa., 2; Burns F. C, 
Juniata, Pa., 1. Referee, Wilbert Reid, Broughton, Pa.; delegate, Joseph Lever, 
Wilkinsburg, Pa. Game protested by Burns F. C. National Challenge Cup Committee 
ordered game replayed at Juniata, Pa., and Sturgeon F. C. scratched, thereby for- 
feiting to Burns F. C. 

Connecticut District. 

November 14, 1914, at Bridgeport, Conn.— Ansonia F. C, Ansonia, Conn., 1; Presby- 
terian F. C, Bridgeport, Conn., 1. Referee, James Millar, New Haven, Conn.; dele- 
gate, Joe Booth, Bridgeport, Conn. 

November 21, 1914, at Ansonia, Conn. (Replay).— Ansonia F. C, Ansonia, Conn., 
6; Presbyterian F. C, Bridgeport, Conn., 0. Referee, James Millar, New Haven, 
Conn.; delegate, Jason Wright, Ansonia, Conn. 

November 14, 1914, at Ansonia, Conn.— Academy F. C, Ansonia, Conn., 2; Bridgeport 
City F. C, Bridgeport, Conn., 0. Referee, W. Hollywood, Brooklyn, N. Y.; delegate, 
Jason Wright, Ansonia, Conn. 

Massachusetts District. 

November 14, 1914, at Holyoke, Mass.— Fore River F. C, Quincy, Mass., 4; Fan- 
Alpaca F. C, Holyoke, Mass., 2. Referee, George Lambie, Belmont, Mass.; delegate, 
M. Moran, Quincy, Mass. 

November 7, 1914, at Lynn, Mass.— General Electric F. C, Lynn, Mass., 3; Lawrence 
F. C, Lawrence, Mass., 1. Referee, T. Ritchie, Lowell, Mass.; delegate, G. M. 
Collins, Boston, Mass. 

November 14, 1914, at Fall River, Mass.— Fall River Rovers F. C, Fall River, Mass., 
6; Taunton City F. C, Taunton, Mass., 0. Referee, E. Pemberton, Pawtucket, R. L; 
delegate, George Ritchie, Providence, R, I. 

November 14, 1914, at New Bedford, Mass.— Young Men's Catholic Total Abstinence 
Society F. C, New Bedford, Mass., 2; New Bedford F. C, New Bedford, Mass., 0. 
Referee, John Dobson, Fall River, Mass.; delegate, John A. Fernley, New Bedford, 
Mass. Game protested by New Bedford F. C. National Challenge Cup Committee 
ordered game replayed, which resulted as follows: 

December 5, 1914, at New Bedford, Mass. (Replay).— New Bedford F. C, New Bed- 
ford, Mass., 2; Y. M. C. T. A. S. F. C, New Bedford, 1. Referee, W. E. Dean, New 
Bedford, Mass.; delegate, A. W. Keane, New Bedford, Maes. 

Rhode Island District. 

November 14, 1914, at Pawtucket, R. I.— Pawtucket F. C, Pawtucket, R. I., 2; 
J. & P. Coats F. C, Pawtucket, R. I., 2. Referee, H. Wade, Central Falls, R. L: 
delegate, W. D. Love, Pawtucket, R. I. 

November 21, 1914, at Pawtucket, R. I. (Replay).— J. & P. Coats P. 0., Pawtucket, 


R. I., 3; Pawtucket F. C, Pawtucket, R. I., 0. Referee, H. Wade, Central Falls, 
R, I.; delegate, W. D. Love, Pawtucket, R. I. 

November 14, 1914, at Thornton, R. I.— Greystone A. C. F. C, Greystone, R. I., 1; 
Greystone F. 0., Greystone, R. I., 0. Referee, William Taylor, Providence, R. I.; 
delegate, D, Bolton, Providence, R. I. 

Cleveland District. 

November 8, 1914, at Akron, Ohio.— Thistles F. C, Cleveland, Ohio, 1; Akron F. C, 
Akron, Ohio, 0. Referee, John B. Stark, Detroit, Mich,; delegate, A. Frank Counts, 
Cleveland, Ohio. Chicago and Detroit District. 

November 15, 1914, at Chicago, 111.— Bricklayers and Masons' F. C, Chicago, 111., 
5; Hyde Park Blues F. C, Chicago, 111., 3. Referee, Al Morris, Chicago, 111.; delegate, 
John H. Evans, Chicago, 111. 

November 15, 1914, at Chicago, 111.— MacDufC F. C, Chicago, 111., 5; Campbell Rovers 
F. C, Chicago, 111., 1. Referee, Thomas Dempsey, Chicago, 111.; delegate, Archibald 
BJrse, Chicago, 111. 

November 8, 1914, at Pullman, 111.— Pullman F. C, Chicago, 111., 3; Roses F. C, 
Detroit, Mich., 0. Referee, Peter Gemmill, Chicago, 111.; delegate, Peter J. Peel, 
Chicago, 111. 

November 8, 1914, at Detroit, Mich.— Packard F. C, Detroit, Mich., 3; Caledonian 
F. C, Detroit, Mich., 1. Referee, Robert Scott, Detroit, Mich.; delegate, George 
Healey, Detroit, Mich. 

New York and New Jersey District. 

December 13, 1914, at Harrison, N. J.— West Hudson F. C. of Harrison, N. J., 5; Falls 
Cricket and F. C, Philadelphia, Pa., 0. Referee, John Nisbet, New York City; dele- 
gate, Thomas Bagnall, Harrison, N, J. 

December 13, 1914, at Paterson, N. J.— Bronx United F. C, New York City, 1; 
Hawthorne United F. C, Paterson, N. J., 0. Referee, W. Hollywood, Brooklyn, 
N. Y.; delegate, James G. Barclay, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

December 13, 1914, at Manhattan Field, New York City.— German F. C, New York 
City, 2; Our Boys F. C, Brooklyn, N. Y., 2. Referee, George Caldicott, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. ; delegate, A. Graham, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

December 20, 1914, at Knight's Oval, Brooklyn, N. Y. (Replay).— German F. C, 
New York City, 3; Our Boys F, C, Brooklyn, N. Y., 0. Referee, George Caldicott, 
Brooklyn, N. Y.; delegate, A. Graham, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

December 13, 1914, at Paterson, N. J.— Paterson Rangers F. C, Paterson, N. J., 2; 
Brooklyn F. C, Brooklyn, N. Y., 0. Referee, Chas. E. Creighton, New York City; 
delegate, John Lone, Kearny, N. J. 

December 20, 1914, at Jersey City, N. J.— Scottish-American F. C, Kearny, N. J., 1; 
Jersey A. C, Jersey City, N. J., 0. Referee, Alex Burnside, Brooklyn, N. Y.; dele- 
gate, J. Grundy, Bayonne, N. J. 

December 13, 1914, at Bayonne, N. J.— Brooklyn Celtic F. C, Brooklyn, N. Y., 3; 
Babcock & Wilcox F. C, Bayonne, N. J., 2. Referee, W. Erskine, New York City; 
delegate, M. F. Kelly, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Eastern Pennsylvania District. 

December 12, 1914, at Fairhill Park, Philadelphia, Pa.— Victor F. C, Philadelphia, 
Pa., 5; West Philadelphia F. C, Philadelphia, Pa., 1. Referee, George Young, Phila- 
delphia, Pa.; delegate, E. M. Jones, Philadelphia, Pa. 

December 12, 1914. at Bethlehem, Pa.— Bethlehem F. C, Bethlehem, Pa., 16; Peabody 
F. C, Philadelphia, Pa., 0. Referee, James Walders, Philadelphia, Pa.; delegate, 
J. H. Carpenter, Bethlehem, Pa. 

Connecticut District. 

December 12, 1914, at Ansonia, Conn.— Ansonia F. C, Ansonia, Conn., 3; Academy 
F. C, Ansonia, Conn., 2. Referee, James Millar, New Haven, Conn.; delegate, Jason 
Wright, Ansonia, Conn. 

Rhode Island District. 

December 12, 1914, at Pawtucket, R. I.— J. & P. Coats F. C, Pawtucket, R. I., 2; 
Greystone A. C. F. C, Greystone, R. I., 2. Referee, William Taylor, Pawtucket, 
R. I.; delegate, W. D. Love, Pawtucket, R. I. 

December 19, 1914, at Pawtucket, R. I. (Replay).— J. & P. Coats F. C, Pawtucket, 
R. I., 3; Greystone A. C. F. C, Greystone, R. I., 0. Referee, William Taylor, Paw- 
tucket, R. I.; delegate, W. D. Love, Pawtucket, R. I. 



Northwestern New York and Ohio District. 

December 13, 1914, at Niagara Falls, N. Y.— Rangers F. C, Niagara Falls, N. Y., 2; 
Thistles F. C. of Cleveland, Ohio, 2. Referee, John Ackroyd, Rochester, N. Y.; dele- 
gate T. M. Kennett, Niagara Falls, N. Y. 

December 27, 1914, at Cleveland, Ohio (Replay).— Thistles F. C, Cleveland, Ohio, 
2; Rangers F. C, Niagara Falls, N. Y., 0. Referee, John B. Stark, Detroit, Mich.; 
delegate, A, Frank Counts, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Massachusetts District. 

December 12, 1914, at New Bedford, Mass.— New Bedford F. C, New Bedford, Mass., 
4; FaU River Rovers F. C, Fall River, Mass., 2. Referee, W. E. Dean, New Bedford, 
Mass.: delegate, A. W. Keane, New Bedford, Mass. ^ , „ 

December 12, 1914, at Lynn, Mass.— Fore River F. C, Qmncy, Mass., 5; General Elec- 
tric F. C, Lynn, Mass., 3. Referee, D. Scott, Boston, Mass.; delegate, Sam McLerie, 
Medford Hillside, Mass. 

Western Pennsylvania District. 

December 12, 1914, at Homestead, Pa.— Homestead S. W. F. C, Homestead, Pa., 4; 
Burns F. C, Juniata, Pa., 1. Referee, W. Davidson, Swissvale, Pa.; delegate, Joseph 
Lever, Wilkinsburg, Pa. 

Chicago and Detroit District. 

December 13, 1914, at Chicago, 111.— Pullman F. C, Pullman, 111,, 1; Bricklayers and 
Masons' F. C, Chicago, 111., 0. Referee, A. Morris, Chicago, 111.; delegate, Peter 
J. Peel, Chicago, 111. 

December 13, 1914, at Chicago, 111.— Packard F. C, Detroit, Mich., 3; MacDuff F. C, 
Chicago, 111., 0. Referee, P. Gemmill, Chicago, 111.; delegate, Archibald Birse, 
Chicago, lU. __ 


New York and New Jersey District. 

February 21, 1915, at Harrison, N. J.— Scottish-American F. C, Kearny, N. J., 3; 
West Hudson P. C, Harrison, N. J., 1. Referee, Alex Burnside, Brooklyn, N. Y.; 
delegate, Thomas Bagnall, Harrison, N. J. 

February 21, 1915, at Manhattan Field, New York City.— German F. C, New 
York City 2: Bronx United F. C, New York City, 0. Referee, Charles E. Creighton, 
New York City; delegate, James G. Barclay, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

February 21, 1915, at Marquette Oval, Brooklyn, N. Y.— Brooklyn Celtic F. 0., 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 3; Paterson Rangers F. C, Paterson, N. J., 0. Referee, George 
Caldicott, Woodhaven, L. I.; delegate, M. F. Kelly, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Eastern Pennsylvania District. 
February 13, 1915, at Philadelphia, Pa.— Bethlehem F. C, Bethlehem, Pa., 1; Victor 
F. C, Philadelphia, Pa., 0. Referee, James Walders, Philadelphia, Pa.; delegate, 
O. Hemingway, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Connecticut and Rhode Island District. 
February 20, 1915, at Ansonia, Conn.— J. & P. Coats F, C, Pawtucket, R. I., 4; 
Ansonia F. C, Ansonia, Conn., 2. Referee, Chas. E, Creighton, New York City; 
delegate, Jason Wright, Ansonia, Conn. 

Massachusetts District. 

February 20, 1915, at New Bedford, Mass.— Fore River F. C, Qulncy, Mass., 1; 
Bedford F. C, New Bedford, Mass., 0. Referee, William Taylor, Pawtucket, R. I.; 
delegate, Albert W. Heane, New Bedford, Mass. Game protested by New Bedford 
F. C, and protest sustained by National Challenge Cup Committee. Game ordered 
replayed at Fall River, Mass., which resulted as follows: 

March 13, 1915, at Fall River, Mass. (Replay).— Fore River F. C, Quincy, Mass., 1; 
New Bedford F. C, New Bedford, Mass., 0. Referee, George Lambie, Belmont, Mass.; 
delegate, W. D. Love, Pawtucket, R. I. 

Western Pennsylvania and Ohio District. 
February 13, 1915, at Homestead, Pa.— Homestead S. W. F. C, Homestead, Pa., 5; 
Thistle F. C, Cleveland, Ohio, 0. Referee, William Davidson, Swissvale, Pa.; dele- 
gate, Joseph Lever, Wilkinsburg, Pa. 

Chicago and Detroit District, 
February 21, 1915, at Detroit, Mich.— Pullman F. C, Chicago, 111., 2; Packard F. C, 
Detroit, Mich., 1. Referee, John B. Stark, Detroit, Mich.; delegate, George Healey, 
Detroit, Mich. 


CHARLES M. oi^UVvAi^, 

President Bethlehem Steel Company. 

Whose encouragement of athletic sports among his employes suggests a splendid 

thought for bringing about amity and friendship between employer and employe. 

President Bethlehem Steel Company Athletic Committee. 

Flickinge, Photo. 

Manager Bethlehem Football Club of Bethlehem, Pa., Soccer Champions of the 
United States, , Season 1914-15. To whom belongs the honor of making Soccer the 
premier autumn, winter and spring sport in the Lehigh Valley and who built up a 
national championship team in three years. Be is xme of the most valuable of the 
numerous earnest workers in the United States Football Association. 

1, Major A. B. DoSaiilles, rrcsident Blue Morintniii Soccer League, Season 1914-15; 

2, H. W. Trend, Bethlehem, Pa., Secretary Bethlehem Steel Company Football Club, 
and an effective force behind the development of the Champions. 


Philadelpliia, Pa. 
Second Vice-President U. S. F, A.; President Football Association of Eastern 
Pennsylvania and District; Chairman U. S. F. A. Appeals Committee. 

1, V. T. Cliivk. New Y(irk iil,\. A^-i~,;i:ii i.. S,.|, i;!i.\ m, the T'. S. F. A., Seasons 
1914-15-lfi. 2, David M. ^•, I'lcsidcul Unit v. 1 Sialic Iteferees' Union, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 3, Thomas M. Kennett, Niagara Falls, N. . Y. 4, M. F. Kelly, Member 
U. S. F. A. CoiuKil, 1915-16, Brooklyn, N. Y. 5, Thomas Bagnall, New York City, 
President New Y'ork State Association Football League, 1909-16; Member U. S. F. A. 
Council, 1915-16. 6, Thomas C. Cliff, President Columbia Oval Football Club; 
Member U. S. F. A. Council, 1915-16, New York City. 



New York District. 
March 21, 1915, at Manhattan Field, New York City.— Brooklyn Celtic P. 0., Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., 4; German F. C, New York City, 2. Referee, W. E. Dean, New York 
City; delegate, M. F. Kelly, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

New Jersey^ Pennsylvania and Chicago District. 

March 20, 1915, at Bethlehem, Pa.— Bethlehem F. C, Bethlehem, Pa., 3; Scottish- 
American F. C, Kearny, N. J., 0. Referee, James Walders, Philadelphia, Pa.; dele- 
gate, J. H. Carpenter, Bethlehem, Pa. 

March 20, 1915, at Homestead, Pa.— Homestead S. W. F. C, Homestead, Pa., 2; 
Pullman F. C, Chicago, 111., 1. Referee, William Davidson, Swissvale, Pa.; dele- 
gate, Joseph Lever, Wilkinsburg, Pa. 

Massachusetts and Rhode Island District. 
March 20, 1915, at Pawtucket, R, I.— J. & P. Coats P. C, Pawtucket, R. I., 1; Fore 
River P. C, Quincy, Mass., 0. Referee, George Lambie, Belmont, Mass.; delegate, 
W. D. Love, Pawtucket, R. I. 


April 5, 1915, at Lehigh Stadium, Lehigh University, South Bethlehem, Pa.— Bethle- 
hem P. C, Bethlehem, Pa., 4; Homestead S. W. F. C, Homestead, Pa., 1. Referee, 
Charles E. Creighton, New York City; delegate, William Palmer, Philadelphia, Pa.; 
linesmen, James Walders, Philadelphia, Pa., and George Young, Philadelphia, Pa. 

April 10, 1915, at New Bedford, Mass.— Brooklyn Celtic P. C, Brooklyn, N. Y., 2; 
J. & P. Coats P. C, Pawtucket, R. I., 1. Referee, Robert Gore, New Bedford, Mass.; 
delegate, George M. Collins, Boston, Mass.; linesmen, George Lambie, Belmont, Mass., 
and Sam McLerie, Medford Hillside, Mass. 


May 1, 1915, at Taylor Field, Lehigh University, South Bethlehem, Pa.— Bethlehem 
F. C, Bethlehem, Pa., 3; Brooklyn Celtic P. C, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1. Referee, George 
Lambie, Belmont, Mass.; delegate, Thomas C. Cliff, New York City; linesmen, 
Charles E. Creighton, New Yorlii City, and James Walders, Philadelphia, Pa. 

The Reinstatement Committee during the past season received and acted 
upon thirty-four applications of professional players desiring reinstatement 
as amateurs. The committee approved thirty-one and rejected three appli- 
cations. The revenue derived from the work of this Committee amounted 
to $31.00. The names and addresses of those reinstated are as follows : 

1. By John Lone, New Jersey District, June 19, 1914, John Palfreyman, 164 Twelfth 
Avenue, Paterson, N. J. 

2. By Thos. McCamphill, New York District, June 30, 1914, Andrew York, Sacks 
Street, Stratford, Conn. 

3. By Thos. McCamphill, New York District, June 30, 1914, Robert Waite, 595 South 
Avenue, Bridgeport, Conn. 

4. By Thos. McCamphill, New York District, June 30, 1914, Walter Haigh, 927 State 
Street, Bridgeport, Conn. 

5. By J. A. Frost, Philadelphia District, July 6, 1914, James Campbell, 503 North 
High Street, Bethlehem, Pa. 

6. By Thos. McCamphill, New York District, July 7, 1914, Robert Millar, 19 West 
54th Street, New York City, 

7. By John Lone, New Jersey District, July 11, 1914, Jas. S. Hayes, 200 Nunda Ave- 
nue, Jersey City, N, J. 

8. By Thos. McCamphill, New York District, July 16, 1914, Neil A. Clarke, 18 
North 3rd Street, Oswego, N. Y. 

9. By John Lone, New Jersey District, July 17, 1914, Thos. W. Stark, 145 Chest- 
nut Street, Kearny, N. J. 

10. By Thos. McCamphill, New York District, July 20, 1914, James Ford, 25 Johnston 
Avenue, Kearny, N. J. 

11. By Thos. McCamphill, New York District, July 20, 1914, Mathew H. Wilson, 447 
Broad Street, Bridgeport, Conn. 

12. By John Lone, New Jersey District, July 23, 1914, John Clow, care Russell, 209 
Pomeroy Avenue, Kearny, N. J, 


13. By John Lone, New Jersey District, July 30, 1914, John Broadbent, 314 Cross 
Street, Harrison, N. J. 

14. By J. A. Frost. Philadelphia District, August 4, 1914, John W. Brigham, 3412 
H Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

15. By John Lone, New Jersey District, August 4, 1914, John Aitken, 164 Pomeroy 
Avenue, Kearny, N. J. 

16. By J. A. Frost, Philadelphia District, August 20, 1914, John McLean, 261 East 
54th Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

17. By John Lone, New Jersey District, August 22, 1914, Thomas Eeilly, 109 Pine 
Street, Paterson, N. J. 

18. By Joe Booth, Connecticut District, August 24, 1914, John Stamford, 481 Hollister 
Avenue, Bridgeport, Conn. 

19. By Joe Booth, Connecticut District, August 24, 1914, F. G. Barrows, Box 175 D, 
Stamford, Conn. 

20. By John Lone, New Jersey District, September 1, 1914, Thomas Arbethnat, 9 
Crittenden Street, Newark, N. J. 

21. By John Lone, New Jersey District, September 14, 1914, Robert Telfer, 111 Forrest 
Street, Kearny, N. J. 

22. By Thos, McCamphill, New York District, September 19, 1914, James Ross, 45 
Lexington Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

23. By John Lone, New Jersey District, September 30, 1914, Thomas Rosenbower, 327 
Ege Avenue, Jersey City, N. J. 

24. By Thos. McCamphill. New York District, September 30, 1914, Ralph Slade, 610 
Riverside Drive, N. Y. 

25. By Reinstatement Committee, September 30, 1914, George F. McNaughton, 350 
Ellicott Street, Rochester, N. Y. 

26. By John Lone, New Jersey District, September SO, 1914, Wm. M. Donald, 178 
Windsor Street, Arlington, N. J. 

27. By Geo. Ritchie, Northern New England District, September 30, 1914, Hubert 
Hague, 32 Ashley Street, New Bedford, Mass. 

lis. By John Lone, New Jersey District, September 30, 1914, William Scott, 267 Oak 

Street, Passaic, N. J. 
29. By J. A. Frost, Philadelphia District, October 8, 1914, John Small, 3304 Knoor 

Street, Tacony, Philadelphia, Pa. 
20. By John Lone, New Jersey District, May 17, 1915, Alex D. Stuart, 50 East 117th 

Street, New York City. 
31. By John Lone, New Jersey District, May 17, 1915, Robert M. Stfewart, 321 Old 

Bergen Road, Jersey City, N. J. 


Owing to the deplorable state of affairs existing abroad and the probability 
of the Olympic games scheduled for 1916 being abandoned, this Committee 
has been unable to accomplish anything definite during the season, just closed. 
However, should conditions permit and the games be held in Berlin, the 
Committee is in a position to assume the duties required of it. 


The Appeals Committee held three meetings, viz : October 24, November 18, 
1914. and March 10. 1915. 

The Committee acted on the following appeals : 

October 24. 1914. appeal of Rochester A. F. C. of Rochester, N. Y., from 
decision of the Northwestern New York State Football Association, rendered 
at a meeting held by that organization on August 24, 1914. The appeal was 
not sustained and appeal fee forfeited. 

November 18, 1914, appeal of Rochester and District Association Football 
League from decision of Northwestern New York State Football Association, 
rendered at a meeting held by the latter organization on October 25, 1914. 
The appeal was not sustained and appeal fee forfeited. 

March 10, 1915. appeal of the Hyde Park Blues F. C. of Chicago from 
decision rendered by the Executive Board of the Association Footbalf League 
of Chicago, on February 5, wherein the Hyde Park Blues F. C. were penalized 
$25.00 and two points forfeited to the Joliet F. C. of Joliet, 111. After a 
thorough investigation of all data presented bv both the Hyde Park Blues 
F, C. and the Executive Board of the Associatioia Football League of Chicago, 


the Committee sustained the Hyde Park Blues appeal, reversing the decision 
of the Executive Board of the Association Football League of Chicago, restor- 
ing the Hyde Park Blues to all rights and privileges. The appeal fee was 
ordered returned to the Hyde Park Blues. 

The revenue accruing from the work of this committee amounted to 
$50.00; expenses $2.00. 


The above Committee held one meeting, viz : 

January 13, 1915. Owing to the unsettled conditions brought about by 
the European war, the international game, Canada vs. United States, was 
cancelled until conditions become more favorable. 

The matter of conducting the soccer competition at the Panama-Pacific In- 
ternational Exposition was discussed by the members of the Committee, and 
it was unanimously agreed that the soccer competitions to take place at the 
above exposition should be assigned to the California Football Association and 
should be under the control and jurisdiction of that body. 

No definite action could be taken on the U. S. A. vs. Argentine international 
match, owing to the lack of proper data and information. 

The expenses incurred by this Committee amounted to $13.00. 

The Finance Committee during the past season has assisted the Treasurer 
in a most creditable manner and as all bills have had to have their approval 
before being allowed, it can be readily seen that this Committee's duties have 
been very responsible. The Treasurer's report will demonstrate how faithfully 
they have performed their duties. 


The Rules Revision Committee has submitted in a printed circular the pro- 
posed changes of the Constitution and Rules of the U. S. F. A., copy of 
which has been previously mailed to all the Associations. 

Before closing my report, permit me to extend my sincere thanks to Presi- 
dent .John A. Fernley, Treasurer Archibald Birse, and the members of the 
various committees for the assistance and kind consideration which they have 
accorded me throughout the season, thereby enabling me to acquire the best 
results possible for the national organization. In behalf of the National 
Challenge Cup Competition Committee I wish to express appreciation of the 
great assistance rendered by Mr. H. E. Lewis and the Lehigh University 
faculty in staging the final National Challenge Cup Tie at Taylor Field, 
Lehigh University, on Saturday, May 1, 1915. 

Respectfully submitted, 


Hon. Secretary U. S. F. A. 


Annual Report of the Treasurer 

To THE Delegates to the 1915 Annual Meeting of the U. S. F. A. 

Chicago, 111., May 26, 1915. 

In presenting this, the second annual report of the treasurer of the 
United States Football Association, I take opportunity to pay tribute to the 
high grade service rendered to this important department of the national 
body by Thomas W. Cahill, national secretary. The prompt, accurate and 
faithful remittance of moneys by him to your treasurer have been truly mar- 
velous, and proves him entirely worthy of the confidence of this great body. 
His excellent work has contributed greatly to make the treasurer's duties 

The substantial balance remaining in the treasury at the end of our second 
year will undoubtedly give satisfaction to all lovers of the Association game 
in the United States. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Archibald Biesb, 
Treasurer U. S. F. A. 


Receipts $3,140.83 

Disbursements , 1,477.18 

Balance $1,663.65 

_ „ Archibald Birsb^ Treasurer. 


p. J. Peel, 



U. S. F. A. Annual Banquet 

By E. L. MockleRj New York City. 

The second annual banquet of the United States Football Association, held 
at the Broadway Central Hotel, New York City, on the night of June 5, 1915, 
was one of the most interesting functions of a sporting character during the 
year. Mr. William F. Garcelon of Boston, Mass., ex-Graduate Treasurer Har- 
vard University Athletic Association and a member of the Committee on. Asso- 
ciation Football Rules of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, made 
a brilliant toastmaster and kept things goiDg in lively fashion from the time 
he took over the direction of affairs until everyone who had anything to say 
had had his opportunity. Mr. Garcelon's set speech paid a high tribute to 
soccer and went over the ground of comparison as between soccer and the 
American college game, at which he was a famous player. He spoke in high 
terms of the college game, but said that he was having his boys play soccer. 

Mr. H. Edgar Lewis, manager of the champion Bethlehem team, also made 
a most interesting address. Hon. Secretary Thomas W. Cahill had the speech 
of his life prepared, explaining what he intended to do in the propaganda 
line during the ensuing year, but when it came his turn to talk he was called 
to the front by Mr. Douglas Stewart of Philadelphia and presented with a 
handsome emerald ring, a token purchased by subscription by football men all 
over the country as a tribute to the wonderful work he had done in the 
organization and development of the United States Football Association. 
David M. Whyte made an interesting and informative talk on the formation, 
the plans and hopes of the United States Referees' Union, of which he is the 
founder and president. 

Treasurer Archibald Birse made an extremely witty and humorous talk 
on soccer in Chicago and Mr. George Healey, President of the Michigan Soccer 
Association, confided his hopes for the future of the game in Michigan to a 
most attentive audience. 

Major A. B. DeSaulles, President of the Blue Mountain Soccer League, 
told of the great progress of soccer in the Lehigh Valley during the past 
season, and highly commended the great work accomplished by Mr. H. Edgar 
Lewis and the Bethlehem Athletic Association tn establishing and placing the 
sport on an organized basis in that section. 

Vice-President Peter J. Peel of Chicago, former President G. R. Manning, 
Thomas Bagnall, President of the New York State League, W. H. Bischoff of 
the Bethlehem F. C, and Douglas Stewart, President of the Football Asso- 
ciation of Eastern Pennsylvania and District, were also able to say a lot 
of interesting things in a clever way. 

The National Challenge Cup was presented to the winners and filled with 
champagne by the newly chosen President, John A. Fernley, and gold and 
silver medals were presented to the Bethlehem F. C. and the runners-up, the 
Brooklyn Celtic F. C. of Brooklyn, N. Y. 


National Challenge Cup Competition 


National Challenge Cup Competition Committee — Albert W. Keane, Chair- 
man, care of New Bedford Times, New Bedford, Mass. ; T. W. Cahill, 
Secretary, 126 Nassau Street, New York City. 

New York City, Oct. 4, 1915. 
The National Challenge Cup Competition drawing, for the qualifying and 
first round proper, imder the auspices of the United States Football Associa- 
tion, for the season 1915-1916 took place at the Broadway Central Hotel, 
October 3, 1915. Eighty-eight of the representative soccer clubs of this 
country entered the competition, which is to determine the Soccer Football 
Championship of the United States. The drawings resulted as follows : 


Qualifying round to be played on or before October 24, 1915. 
All games to be played on the grounds of the first named club. 

New York and New Jersey District — Haledon Thistles F.C. of Paterson, 
N. J., vs. I. R. T. Strollers F.C. of New York City. Clan MacDuff F.C. of 
New York City vs. Alley Boys F.C. of Harrison, N. J. Cameron F.C. of 
New York City vs. Greenpoint F.C. of Brooklyn, N. Y. Our Boys F.C. 
of Brooklyn, N. Y., vs. Greenville F.C. of Jersey City, N. J. N. Y. Hibernian 
F.C. of New York City vs. Clan MacDonald F.C. of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Eastern Pennsylvania District — Nativity Men's Club Team of Bethlehem, 
Pa., vs. Bethlehem East End F.C. of Bethlehem, Pa. 

Western Pennsylvania District — Pittsburgh Rovers F.C. of Pittsburgh vs. 
Braddock F.C. of Pittsburgh. Treveskyn F.C. of Cuddy vs. Donora S. W. 
F.C. of Donora. 

Connecticut District — Naugatuck F.C. of Naugatuck vs. Bridgeport Rangers 
F.C. of Bridgeport. 

Massachusetts District — Hose XI. F.C. of New Bedford vs. Cove Albion 
F.C. of New Bedford. New Bedford Cotton Mill F.C. of New Bedford vs. 
Beehive Rangers F.C. of New Bedford. Gem A. A. F.C. of New Bedford vs. 
Pan-American F.C. of Fall River. Taunton City F.C. of Taunton vs. Boston- 
American F.C. of Boston. Lynn Hibernian F.C. of West Lynn vs. St. 
George A. A. F.C. of Boston. Clan MacPherson F.C. of Lawrence vs. Clan 
Lindsay F.C. of Cambridge. Swedish-American F.C. of Worcester vs. Lynn 
Fosse F.C. of East Lynn. 

Rhode Island District— Plainfleld F.C. of Plainfield, Conn., vs. Smithfield 
Avenue Men's Club of Pawtucket, R. I. Crompton F.C. of Crompton, E. I., 
vs. Greystone A. C. F.C. of Greystone, R. I. 

Cleveland District — Woodland Rovers F.C. of Cleveland vs. Sons of St. 
George F.C. of East Liverpool. 

Chicago District — MacDuff F.C. of Chicago vs. Chicago-American F.C. of 
Chicago. Campbell Rovers F.C. of Chicago vs. Hyde Park Blues F.C. 
of Chicago. 

Northwestern New York District — Celtic A. F.C. of Rochester vs. Rochester 
City A. F.C. of Rochester. 

Detroit District — Caledonia F.C. of Detroit vs. St. George F.C. of Detroit. 
Detroit F.C. of Detroit vs. Beaudette United F.C. of Pontiac. 



All games to be played on grounds of first named club on or before 
November 14, 1915. 

New York and New Jersey District — Jersey A. C. of Jersey City vs. 
Scottish-American F.C. of East Newark. Brooklyn Field Club of Brooklyn 
vs. Yonkers F.C. of Yonkers. West Hudson F.C. of Harrison vs. N. Y. 
Hibernian F.C. of New York City, or Clan MacDonald F.C. of Brooklyn. 
Brooklyn Celtic F.C. of Brooklyn vs. Our Boys F.C. of Brooklyn, or Greenville 
F.C. of Jersey City. Haledon Thistles F.C. of Paterson, or I. R. T. Strollers 
F.C. of New York City vs. Columbia Oval F.C. of New York City. Clan 
MacDuff F.C. of New York City, or Alley Boys F.C. of Harrison, N. J., vs. 
Babcock & Wilcox F.C. of Bayonne. Continental F.C. of New York City 
vs. Cameron F.C. of New York City, or Greenpoint F.C. of Brooklyn. 

Northwestern New York District — Celtic A. F.C. of Rochester, or Rochester 
City A. F.C. of Rochester vs. General Electric F.C. of Schenectady. 

Eastern Pennsylvania District — Peabody F.C. of Philadelphia vs. Hibernian 
F.C. of Philadelphia. Disston A. A. E\C. of Tacony vs. Wanderers F.C. of 
Philadelphia. Putnam F.C. of Philadelphia vs. Viscose F.C. of Marcus Hook. 
Nativity Men's Club Team of Bethlehem, or Bethlehem East End F.C. of 
Bethlehem vs. Bethlehem Steel Co. F.C. of Bethlehem. 

Western Pennsylvania District — Treveskyn F.C. of Cuddy, Pa., or Donora 
S. W. F.C. of Donora, Pa., vs. Beadling F.C. of Beadling. Pittsburgh Rovers 
F.C. of Pittsburgh, or Braddock F.C. of Pittsburgh vs. Homestead S. W. F.C. 
of Homestead. 

Connecticut District — Bridgeport City F.C. of Bridgeport vs. Naugatack 
F.C. of Naugatuck, or Bridgeport Rangers F.C. of Bridgeport. 

Massachusetts District — Brockton F.C. of Brockton vs. New Bedford Celtic 
F.C. of New Bedford. New Bedford F.C. of New Bedford vs. Andover United 
F.C. of Andover. Charlestown F.C. of Charlestown vs. Gem A. A. F.C. of 
New Bedford, or Pan-American F.C. of Fall River. Fore River F.C. of 
Quincy vs. Lawrence F.C. of Lawrence, Fall River Rovers F.C. of Fall 
River vs. Clan MacPherson F.C. of Lawrence, or Clan Lindsay F.C. of 
Cambridge. Taunton City F.C. of Taunton, or Boston-American F.C. of 
Boston vs. Hose XI. of New Bedford, or Cove Albion F.C. of New Bedford. 
New Bedford Cotton Mill F.C. of New Bedford, or Beehive Rangers F.C. 
of New Bedford vs. Lynn Hibernian F.C. of West Lynn, or St. George A. 
A. F.C. of Boston. Swedish-American F.C. of Worcester, or Lynn Fosse 
F.C. of East Lynn vs. General Electric F.C. of Lynn. Farr Alpaca F.C. 
of Holyoke vs. Chicopee Rovers F.C. of Chicopee Falls. 

Rhode Island District — Howard & Bullough F.C. of Pawtucket vs. Crompton 
P. C. of Crompton, or Greystone A. C. F.C. of Greystone. Plainfield F.C. of 
Plainfield, Conn., or Smithfield Avenue Men's Club of Pawtucket vs. J. & P. 
Coats F.C. of Pawtucket. 

Cleveland District — Woodland Rovers F.C. of Cleveland, or Sons of St. 
George F.C. of East Liverpool vs. Cleveland F.C. of Cleveland. Thistle 
F.C. of Cleveland vs. Akron F.C. of Akron. 

Chicago District — Campbell Rovers F.C. of Chicago, or Hyde Park Blues 
F.C. of Chicago vs. MacDulI F.C. of Chicago, or Chicago-American F.C. of 
Chicago. Pullman F.C. of Chicago vs. Bricklayers and Masons F.C. of 

Detroit District — Caledonia F.C. of Detroit, or St. George F.C. of Detroit 
vs. Roses F.C. of Detroit. Packard F.C. of Detroit vs. Detroit F.C. of Detroit, 
or Beaudette United F.C. of Pontiac. 


United States Football Association Final 

SEASON 1914-15. 

By Rex. 

By winning the Natioaal Challenge Cup, the Bethlehem Football Club 
established the first clear title to the American Soccer Championship that 
has ever been decided. Every first-class soccer team in the country, save 
those in St. Louis, was an original entrant in the National Cup Competition, 
but the Pullmans of Chicago, holders of the Peel Challenge Cup, defeated one 
of the two leading clubs in St. Louis and tied with the other. While these 
were not cup-tie games, they were sharply contested, the rivalry between St. 
Louis and Chicago being Ifeen and of long standing, and the relative merits 
of the teams engaged was established as clearly as could have been the case 
under cup-tie conditions. The Pullmans were immediately thereafter elimi- 
nated from the National Challenge Cup Competition by the Homestead F. C. 
of Homestead, Pa., and Homestead F. C. two weeks later met the same fate 
from Bethlehem F. C. This sequence to events thus removed the last shadow 
of doubt upon the genuineness of the title battled for by Bethlehem and the 
Brooklyn Celtics, May 1, 1915, and won by Bethlehem. 

That such a clear title to the championship was thus established was of 
the greatest pleasure to the officers of the United States Football Association 
and especially of the National Challenge Cup Competition Committee, who had 
a season of arduous work, and performed it well. It has long been the aim 
of soccer enthusiasts to have a competition in which national honors of un- 
questioned authenticity could be bestowed. There have been many local cup 
competitions in various sections of the country, notably the American Football 
Association Ctip of Newark, N. J., which has always had a generous entry 
from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and parts of New York and New England, and 
the Peel Challenge Cup, contested for in Chicago, and while questions of 
superiority in the neighborhoods where these competitions were carried on 
could thus be decided, it was not until the United States Football Association 
was organized and the National Challenge Cup Competition established, that 
a way was provided to decide the real national championship. 

The final was played on Taylor Field, the magnificent stadium of Lehigh 
University, at South Bethlehem, Pa. It was the first time in the history of 
American soccer that the college element has been brought into a community 
interest with the clubs and leagues recruited from those who have passed 
the educational periods of life and entered upon the serious pursuit of a liveli- 
hood. And the merger of elements thus exemplified was emphasized in the 
character of the attendance, which included many of the most prominent men 
in the steel and allied interests, in the representatives of Lehigh University 
and other colleges, bankers, business and professional men and men from 
every walk of industrial life, who foregatliered together in that spirit of 
democracy which is only possible when sportsmanship is the one element of 
character appealed to. 

The following account of the game from the Bethlehem Times was one of 
the most comprehensive of the many published and is therefore used in the 
Guide : 

"In a game that carried with it the championship of the United States, 
Bethlehem on Saturday defeated the Brooklyn Celtics in the National chal- 
lenge cup tie by a score of 3 goals to 1. The contest was staged in Taylor 
Stadium, at Lehigh University, before 7,500 people. Originally in the contest 
for this trophy there were 82 teams, from all over the country. By the 
elimination contests 80 of these elevens were dropped. 


"The Bethlehem Steel Company Band of 100 pieces enlivened the occasion. 
Bethlehem won because the local players outclassed the Celtics in all depart- 
ments of the game. Two of Bethlehem's scores came in the first period, and 
only the rarest kind of luck prevented Bethlehem from making three more. 
The first tally was made by Ford, who handled a beautiful cross shot from 
Fleming. This spurred Bethlehem on and Fleming shortly after sent in what 
looked like a sure goal, but Mather stopped the ball, falling in doing so. Ford 
rushed In, but slipped and the ball rolled out of danger. Millar, Ford and 
Pepper also missed pretty tries. 

"Just before half time Millar received a cross shot from Ford, but was 
blocked and fell. He scrambled up and drove hard, beating the goalkeeper. 
During this half goalkeeper Duncan was called on just once to handle the ball, 
while two other tries went wide. All told, Bethlehem had 24 unsuccessful 
attempts to 8 by the Celtics during the whole game. 

"Each team scored once during the second half, although Ford banked in a 
pretty cross-over from Millar and Fleming, but the goal was not allowed. 
Bethlehem continued fiercely, two corners by Ford and one by Fleming going 
astray. Millar also missed a pretty try. Finally, on a corner drive, Fleming 
to Ford, the latter drove hard, a Brooklyn man handling the ball and giving 
Fleming a chance to score from penalty. He made good. The Celtics at this 
lioint played their best game of the day. Taking' the ball down the field, 
McQueen had a chance, but the ball hit the uprights. Shortly after this 
McQueen had another chance and this time he made no mistake, for after 
receiving a pass from O'Halloran, who had already drawn Campbell towards 
him, he worked his way between both backs and beat Duncan with a low, hard 
drive which landed in the corner of the net. 

"This goal gave the Celtics new life and from then on they attacked fiercely 
and it looked as though they were determined to score again, but the fine 
defensive work of Ferguson broke up the rally, and Fleming, getting the ball, 
worked it down the field and centered to Millar. McWilliams intercepted 
Millar's shot, the ball going over to Ford, who drove in a fast drive which 
gave Mather no chance. Referee Lambie refused to allow this point for 
Bethlehem, claiming Millar was off side. Bethlehem, however, continued to 
attack fiercely. The game ended shortly afterwards with the ball in Brooklyn's 

The line-up : 

Celtics (1). Positions. Bethlehem (3). 

Mather Goal Duncan 

Nicholas Right Full-back Fletcher 

McWilliams Left Full-back Ferguson 

Broadbent Right Half-back Campbell 

Donegan Center Half-back Clarke 

Neville Left Half-back Morrison 

Campion Outside Right Ford 

Lonie Inside Right Murray 

O'Halloran Center Forward Millar 

McQueen Inside Left Pepper 

McGreevey Outside Left Fleming 

Goals— Ford, Millar, Fleming (penalty), McQueen. Referee— Mr. George Lambie of 
Boston, Mass. Linesmen— Mr. James Walders of Philadelphia, Pa., Mr. Charles E. 
Creighton of New York City. Time of halves— 45 minutes. 


Bethlehem Football Club, the Champions 

By H. W. Trend, Secretary Bethlehem F. C. 

Officers — PresideBt, J. M. Herbig ; vice-president, W. H. Bischofif ; secre- j 
tary, H. W. Trend ; treasurer, A. N. Roberts ; manager, H. E. Lewis. 

Directors — J. M. Herbig, W. H, Bisclioff, R. A. Lewis, A. N. Roberts, H. E. i 
Lewis, S. T. Harleman. 

Championships Won, 1913-14-15. 
Pliiladelpbia Allied American League — Winners First Division, 1912-13-14. j 
Pbiladelphia Allied Cup — Winners 1913-14. 

American Cup Winners, 1913-14. \ 

Philadelphia American League — Winners 1914-15. 
Champions of the United States, 1914-15. 
Winners of the National Challenge Cup (U. S. F. A). 

Teayn — H. E. Lewis, manager ; Morrison, capt. ; W. W. Lynn, trainer ; 
Fleming, Toole, Miller, Clarke, Duncan, Scaife, Murray, Campbell, Lance, 
Peacock, Graham, Pepper, Fletcher, Lawson, Whitson, Ferguson. 


Date. Where Goals Goals 

1914 Opponents. Kind of game. played. Beth. 0pp. 

Aug. 1— Pick of Allied League Exhibition Away 5 

Sept. 19— Henry Disston F. C Exhibition Home 5 1 

Sept. 26— Peabody Exhibition Home 3 

Oct. 3— Schuylkill Falls League Away 7 1 

Oct. 10— Victors League Home 2 2 

Oct. 17— Hibernians League Away 1 1 

Oct. 24 — Henry Disston F. C League Home 2 2 

Oct. 31— West Philadelphia First round A. Cup. ..Home 6 

Nov. 7— Reading Exhibition Away 7 2 

Nov. 14— Putnam F. C First round N. Cup.. .Home 7 1 

Nov. 21— West Philadelphia League Away 4 

Nov. 26— Pick of Blue Mountain League.. Exhibition Home 8 1 

Nov. 2S— Clan MacDonald Second round A. Cup. .Home 2 

Dec. 5 — Philadelphia Rangers League Home 7 

Dec. 12— Peabody Second round N. cup.. Home 16 

Dec. 19— Victor Talking Machine Co League Away 6 2 

Jan. 2— Pick of Blue Mountain League.. Exhibition Home 5 4 

Jan. 9— Farr Alpaca Third round A. Cup. ..Home 6 1 

Jan. IG— Victors League Away 5 2 

Jan. 30— Tacony League Away 1 

Feb. 6— Victor Talking Machine Co. ...League Home 7 

Feb. 13— Victors Third round N. Cup... Away 1 

Feb. 20— West Philadelphia Forfeit _ _ 

Feb. 20— Allentown Y. M. C. A Exhibition Home 3 1 

Feb. 22— Rangers League Home 11 

Feb. 27-Falls League Home 5 

Mar. 14— Brooklyn Celtics Semi-final A. Cup Away 1 2 

Mar. 20— Scottish Americans Fourth round N. Cup.. Home 3 

Mar. 27— Hibernians League Home 6 1 

Apr. 5— Homestead Steel Works Semi-final N. Cup Home 4 1 

Apr. 10— University of Pennsylvania Exhibition Home 5 

Apr. 17— Fall River Rovers Exhibition Away 4 1 

Apr. 19— All-star team of Fall River Exhibition Away 1 

Apr. 24-Nativity Exhibition Home 3 

May l^Brooklyn Celtics Final of N. Cup Home 3 1 

T<>tal 163 27 


With the close of the 1914-15 season the Bethlehem soccer team, cham- 
pions of the United States and winners of the American League of Philadel- 
phia, ended one of the most successful seasons since it organized, the staging 
of the final game of the United States Cup Competition in the Lehigh 
Stadium, Lehigh University, South Bethlehem, which attraction drew close 
to 7,000 spectators, clearly shows that the game has come to stay in the 
Lehigh Valley, due entirely to the untiring and persevering efforts of such 
men as J. M. Herbig, W. H. Bischoff, H. E. Lewis, A. N. Roberts, R. A. 
Lewis, S. T. Harleman and H. W. Trend, officials of the Bethlehem club. 

The Bethlehem team, having won the American Cup, the First Division of 
the Allied League of Philadelphia and the Allied Amateur Cup of Pennsyl- 
vania during the 1913-14 season, decided to go after new honors in 1914-15, 
and with this in mind Manager H. E. Lewis secured one of the greatest aggre- 
gation of soccer stars ever gotten together in this country. They played 
their first game on August 1, 1914, at the Caledonian games held at Point 
Breeze Park, Philadelphia, when they lined up against an all-star team of 
the Allied League of Philadelphia. This game was for the handsome Cale- 
donian Cup and gold stickpins, which Bethlehem won by the score of 5 goals 
to 0. Shortly afterwards Bethlehem entered the new American League of 
Philadelphia, which was composed of eight of the strongest teams in that city, 
including such clubs as the Hibernians, Victor P. C, Tacony (now the Henry 
Disston F. C), Schuylkill Palls, West Philadelphia and others. This league 
was won by Bethlehem without a defeat. 

The Bethlehem Club also entered the United States National Challenge Cup 
Competition, also the Amei'lcan Cup Competition. In the latter competition 
they lost their only game of the season, in the semi-final round, to the Brook- 
lyn Celtics, on the Brooklyn grounds, by the score of 2 goals to 1. In the 
United States National Cup competition, in which 82 clubs entered from all 
parts of the country, the Bethlehem team finally won out. In the fourth round 
of this competition they defeated the Scottish-Americans, winners of the Amer- 
ican Cup, by the score of 3 goals to 0. In the semi-final they defeated the Home- 
stead team of Pittsburgh, western champions, by the score of 4 goals to 1, 
and in the final round of the United States National Cup competition Bethle- 
hem defeated the Brooklyn Celtics by the score of 3 goals to 1 and thereby 
ended one of the most successful seasons in its history. The record of 34 
games played, of which 30 games were won, one lost and three tied, with 162 
goals for and 27 goals against, speaks for itself and clearly shows the remark- 
able offensive and defensive strength of the champions of the United States 
during the 1914-15 season. 

That it took more than the ordinary effort to accomplish the above there 
is not the least doubt and special credit must be given to Manager H. E. 
Lewis for the way in which he took his team through a long, hard and 
gruelling season and finally brought to Bethlehem the highest of all soccer 
honors, the championship of the United States. 

Credit must also be given to the team, who went through one of the hard- 
est soccer seasons in the history of the Bethlehem club. The playing of 34 
games from August 1, 1914, to May 1, 1915, with only one defeat, is a 
record of which any team might well be proud. This record was accomplished 
only by the steady, consistent training of the team, who always took the 
field in the best of condition, and which more than once helped them on to 

It might be well to mention that the missionary work done by the Bethle- 
hem club during the last three years is in a measure largely responsible for 
the present standing of soccer in the Lehigh Valley today. When one bears 
in mind that there was only one club in the Lehigh Valley two years ago, 
namely the Bethlehem club, and that today there are fourteen, with small 
clubs springing up here and there, the Lehigh Valley bids fair to become one 
of the leading soccer centers of the East. 


Lesson of Bethlehem's Victory 

By E. L. Mocklee^ New York City. 

The victory of the Bethlehem F. C. in the National Challenge Cup compe- 
tition was not only a great triumph for the members of the team and for 
the judgment and painstaking effort of its manager, Mr. H. E. Lewis, but it 
was also the triumph of an IDEA. The IDEA is that one of the finest things 
in the world for the making of friendships is athletic competition. Athletic 
sports are likewise a fine thing for all men, whether they work with their i 
brains alone or with brains and hands in conjunction. The best combination, .i 
though, is brains and hearts and hands. One of the men to realize this is i 
Mr. Charles M. Schwab, president of the Bethlehem Steel Works. | 

There are few busier men anywhere in the world than Mr. Schwab. His ^ 
capacity for both work and accomplishment seems unlimited and coupled with"; 
it is an immense capacity for making friends. Where he finds time to do the ^ 
things he does is a puzzle, but it Is outside of this argument. The fact that 
he does find the time and does do things is sufficient to illustrate the point. ] 
He realizes the vast importance of a spirit of amity between the head of a ! 
great corporation and the army of men it employs. Corporations are usually 
referred to as "soulless," which may be a bromide or a fact, as the head of: 
the individual corporation elects. Mr. Schwab decided to make it a bromide, 
and to prove that he had a soul as well as a head, he donated to his em- ' 
ployees a fund of $25,000' for the development of athletics among themselves. 
When he gave the ?25,00O he gave it in fact as well as in name. He did 
not hedge the gift with instructions that each dollar was to be spent thus 
and so ; it was a free gift for the men and the only limitation was that it was 
to be used for athletic development and the amusement to be derived there- 
from. There was also an intimation that if the first gift were well expended 
there would be another of the same magnitude. 

Soccer football is the favorite cold weather game of great numbers of 
the Bethlehem employees, and it was only right that a fair part of the 
$25,000 gift should be appropriated for soccer development. 

Result : after the first full year of the gift, the Bethlehem Steel Football 
Club has the undisputed title of National Soccer Champions, won fairly and 
in the finest competition ever waged for a championship title in any sport. . 

That is the result from the standpoint of the men. From the viewpoint of :, 
Mr. Schwab, as president, and therefore the representative of his board of 
directors, from the viewpoint of the Board of Directors as representatives •; 
of the thousands of stockholders scattered all over the world, the men. of 
the Bethlehem Steel Works look upon Mr. Schwab as not only the head of 
the great industrial concern that employs them but as the friend of every 
man in the plant. And a finer asset than that no man or no corporation 
could possibly hope to possess. 

No good lesson is without a moral, and the one to this is so obvious it 
hardly needs exploitation. It is simply this : that an interest by corporation 
heads in the daily life of their employees outside of their purely private 
affairs, can do more to bring about a feeling of cordiality between "Capital" 
and "Labor," two essentials of life that have been made into bugaboos for 
each other by addlepated agitators all over the country, than all the high- 
brow industrial commission investigations that could be staged in a lifetime. , 
The proof is the simple fact that friends can always reach an understanding 
where hostile elements would not even look for one. 


The State Association— Its Organization, 
Scope and Work 

By Douglas Stewart, 
Second Vice-President United States Football Association, Pliiladelphia, Pa. 

The proper government of Association football is a very important factor 
in the progress and development of the game in any community, State or 
J country. The usual theory of government in most countries where the game 
I is played is that of direct representation from the club to the league, the 
' league to the State Association and the State Association to the National 
] Association. This, since a player is a member of a clul), gives him a more 
' or less direct connection with the supreme governing body, through the dele- 
; gates elected by the various units. The State Association is, however, in the 
\ ordinary cotirse of events, and for all practical purposes, the local supreme 
! body. It has jurisdiction over the entire district and is responsible for that 
, district to the National body ; the league or combination of leagues is re- 
sponsible to the State Association for its or their particular area ; the club 
i is responsible to the league and the team to the club. 

Having set out the gradation of the responsibilities it is well to realize the 
' necessity of the different classes of men requisite to fill the particular grades. 
The club man has but the team and its players to look after and takes a 
very specific part in the development of the game. The representative to the 
league has a larger job in front of him and must think in a larger way, 
I for he now has clubs instead of players to think about and must have a 
1 broader point of view than the mere club man ; then when it comes to the 
' delegate to the State Association, he must also be a larger man mentally than 
' the delegate to the league, for the units now are whole leagues, a larger 
' problem requiring greater breadth of mind and perspective than either of the 
two representatives stated, leagues are units just as clubs are the units of 
the man next below and as players are the units of the club man. Then 
when we come to the National Association we must have men of the 
broadest mind and greatest perspective, who have neither players, clubs nor 
leagues as their units, but have State Associations. For the work of each 
one of these divisions to be properly done the councils must be made up of 
such men, men who. as thev ascend, become larger mentally, so that when the 
man gets to the Council he is of such mind that he can consider all questions 
I presented to him in a cold, abstract way, neither personal feeling nor senti- 
ment interfering with his view of the situation and the working of his mind 
clearly for the best interests of the mass and the mass alone. 

Arriving then at the constitution of the State Association and its units, 
I the object, scope and work of the State body is capable of a clearer definition, 
and to that we will now turn. 

The object of the State Association is to foster and develop the game along 
' sound lines and to provide adequate and appropriate means for the govern- 
ment of the game to that end, and it should be possessed of sufficient power 
to enable it so to do. , ..,..,.,, ,^ 

The power of the State Association to enable it to attain its ob3ect should 
be practically unlimited, provided, of course, that its power is properly used 
and this should be carefully prescribed, a matter which can be dealt with 
by the National Association, having in view the personnel of the Council of 
the. State Association. . . ,, «^ ^ » . j.. ^ -.^ 

Undoubtedly, as a basis of its organization, the State Association should 
have exact knowledge with regard to its various units, the number and 
official personnel of the leagues and combinations, together with a record of 
their clubs, grounds and players, the latter being especially useful when 
providing for an adequate and proper registration of players with their trans- 
I fers and releases among the various clubs within certain reasonable limits. 
Such precise information with regard to the respective units makes it possible, 


with a little care and the proper selection of committees, to keep a fairly 
close watch on the general internal government of the various leagues or com- 
binations forming part of the State Association and without in any way 
interfering with the internal organization of such leagues. 

Also each member of the Council, whether or not a member of any com- 
mittee, should make it his business to keep generally in touch with football 
matters outside of the meeting room of the Council and in such a way that, 
as a member of the Council, he would not only be fully posted as to what is 
going on in football generally and be able to lend his help and use his, 
influence towards the general harmonious conduct of players, as between . 
themselves and their clubs, and the clubs and the leagues, but in such way,: 
comport himself that a member of the Council would be respected wherever- 
he went and thereby put the Council on a plane where it would always be 
held in respect. 

Of course, should such member of the Council in the course of his observa- ^ 
tions notice matters affecting players, clubs or leagues which should be: 
remedied he could bring them to the attention of the Council and. with his J 
fellow members, devise ways and means for effecting such remedies. Onei 
result of this course of action would be that players, clubs and leagues would ; 
be taught to realize that the State Association was an actual living entity, ^ 
and the knowledge of the, fact among players and clubs that members of the 
Council were observing them would have a tendency to eliminate improper con- _ 
duct on the field or in connection with clubs and their field equipment for ; 
players and spectators. 

Having thus outlined in a general way the working of the organization ' 
with regard to its effectiveness. In the general government of the game, the '■ 
next step is an indication of the work which should be done by the State 
Association in the way of developing the game wherever the opportunity 
presents itself among tne younger element, athletic organizations and schools 
and colleges. 

Provision for the younger element may be made by providing and equipping 
playing grounds and furnishing coaches for the boys free of charge. In 
athletic organizations by creating an interest in the game among the mem- 
bers thereof and furnishing such assistance as they may need in the way of 
acquiring a working knowledge of the game. In the schools and colleges by 
creating interest among the students and furnishing such expert assistance 
as may be required in the way of giving the game a sound foundation in such 

A method of creating and retaining an interest among the juniors would 
be the inauguration of a series of cup and league competitions, the former 
for the pui-pose of enabling the less experienced players to test their strength 
against more experienced players and the latter for giving the players an j 
opportunity of playing against opponents of their own class and gaining 
the necessary expeiMence to acquire a more complete knowledge of playing 
the game and working up to the senior class without the danger of being 
dropped out of a competition in the manner peculiar to cup competitions. 
Considerable judgment is required in this connection, however, and the rules 
governing such competitions, while fair and comprehensive, should be strict 
and closely adhered to. 

The moneys required for doing the work expected of a State Association 
can be secured in a manner most suitable to the local conditions; a certain 
percentage of the returns from a cup competition or a day set apart when 
all the teams should play for the benefit of the Association, or such other 
means as may be deemed most proper by the parties interested. 

The State Association could also through its Press Committee take the 
necessary steps to see that the game and everything connected with it was 
kept before the public by means of the newspapers, etc. This Committee 
undoubtedly would be best served by having a newspaper man on it, as his 
practical knowledge of what newspapers require would serve as a good guide 
of what should be supplied to the newspapers in the way of information about 
the State Association and its doings as well as with regard to the actual play- 
ing of the game. 




iAims and Objects of the Newly Formed 
United States Referees' Union 

By Mr. David M. Whytb, 
I Brooklyn, N. Y., President United States Referees' Union. 

Right from tlie beginning of football in the United States down to the 
^present time the question of referees has been a fruitful source of argument 
lamong officials connected with the various football associations and leagues 
'and I venture to say that ninety per cent, of the arguments finished up in 
'the old familiar way — a shrug of the shoulders and a "Well, what are you 
1 going to do about it?" That shrug and the inevitable question following, 
;can be found right along the line of officials with, sometimes, a little "color" 
I'added to the question. 

Few officials have taken a close interest in their individual referees and 

fewer still have taken the matter up with the view to developing a referee. 

i^\s a rule, if a referee in charge of a game makes, as a man will, a mistake 

.•or even a few mistakes, according to the club manager, there has been no 

one to point out the mistakes to him in the way such should be done, no one 

■ to coach him and develop the talent he had. 

Coming down to tacks, however, coaching a referee must be rather a dif- 
;ficult, If not an impossible job, for the simple reason that only one official is 
allowed on the field of play in charge of a game. There are some officials 
'Who think their "position" entitles them to go on the field as they desire, but 
'ithis idea of the "Big Chief" is being exploded. If we could afford to organize 
j a school for the training of our referees, or, if we could form a referee corps 
jin a school, on the same lines as the school football teams are formed, then 
]iwe could have coaches for the aspirants to fame as a referee, just as there 
iiare coaches for the players who wish to "make" the team. 
! A man may stand on the side lines and watch the games every week for 
years or he may know the game as a player and be able to answer correctly 
all the questions in an oral examination, but give him a whistle and put him 
'in charge of the game with twenty-two players and two linesmen to watch — 
I the presence of a few thousand redhot partisans is of no account — and see 
iwhat a difference comes over your smart man. Can he think and act quickly 
ron the close points he talked about so glibly? I hope so, for heaven help 
ihim if he cannot, and there is no way to find this out by questions fired at 
;him in the examination room. He must be put through the acid test in the 
.often scornful sight of a crowd, every man of which is ready to swear he 
jjcould do better with one eye shut. 

A common, though perhaps, irreverent expression is that "the Lord helps 

■ them that help themselves" and the referees, acting on the suggestion, have 
j organized associations in nearly every section where football is played to any 
'extent. In certain sections this zeal has been carried to the extreme and the 

overlapping of interests has caused a little friction. To eliminate this con- 
dition of affairs has been a long and hard fight, but, without assuming any 
personal giorv or handling out hero medals to others, the forces that exist for 
the real advancement of the sport, from a referee standpoint, have prevailed 
and unity of action among referees can reasonably be expected. 

Having brought referees' associations in line from New England, Phila- 
delphia, Northwestern New York, and elsewhere, the joint committee of the 
American Referees' Association and the National Referees' Association, ap- 
pointed for the purpose, called a conference of delegates from these various 
associations in New York on .June 5, 1915, and there put the final touches 
on the dreams of referees and formed the U. S. R. U. 

' Having the honor to be the first president chosen by the new Union it 
I becomes my duty, I take it, to explain briefly the aims and objects of our 


Union. There is no use for my going through the by-laws In detail, but I 
would like to draw the attention of the football public to our Article 8, 
which has three clauses as follows : 

"The objects of the U. S. R, U. shall be : 

"(a) To improve the status and efficiency of referees and referees' 

"(b) To promote and guard the Interests of referees and their 
referees' associations. 

"(c) To co-operate with all associations in control of the game and 
to make such suggestions as may be considered for the good of the 
game and the referee." 

This is all the football public wishes to know of our affairs : "What are 
we to do for the games they pay to witness?" 

We will continue the local referees' associations only so long as they can 
satisfy the parent body that they are capable of building their membership 
up on the basis of quality, not quantity, of referee efficiency. The members 
must be carefully trained and helped, not simply criticised, and we intend 
this feature shall be insisted on. Individual referees are responsible to their 
association and the association is responsible to the parent body for its 
members and for its own conduct. To be a member of a referees' association 
and retain that membership, referees must prove themselves efficient, other- 
wise they cannot be retained. We shall also see that decisions are uniform 
all over the country. 

To promote and guard the interests of referees and their associations, means u 
that when players of the "roughneck" type introduce "roughneck" tactics |, 
on the field they shall be properly punished, and especially if these tactics are 
directed at the referee in charge of the game. 

Off the field the referee needs friends as strongly as he does on the field 
during a game and we hope that in future leagues and associations will be 
very careful when they wish to remove a referee from their list. The days 
have gone when a manager with his digestive system gone to wreck can have 
referees put off the list without being asked for a reason other than that 3 
his particular team was beaten in the game complained of. There are other 
"reasons" given, too, for sidetracking referees, but we hope to be strong 
enough to see fair play when the time comes for the politician to show his 

We do not expect or promise we will do all we have set ourselves to do 
right away. It may, and probably will, take a long time before we get things 
where we want them, but we'll get them there just the same. We have one 
of the best examples in American sport right in front of us to guide us in 
our effort. How many short moons ago is it since there was no U. S. F. A.? 
One or two high principled men had been dreaming and scheming of such a 
body for soccer, but they had a hard bed to dream on — maybe the harder the 
bed the more realistic the dream becomes — and these one or two patient souls 
seem to have been nourished on the hard knocks they had dealt them. 

Their example is worthy our best efforts to emulate. What has been ac- 
complished in legislation and control can be emulated by the referees. 

In a canvass of officials connected with the game in every part of the 
country, the idea of a national body for referees has been highly favored. 
Not one official, so far as I am aware, had a poor word for it. All have 
offered their help and the time is coming shortly when we shall call on them 
for it. No angle of the game causes officials more anxiety than the referee 
angle. Always "kicking," club officials worry the life of a league or associa-^ 
tion secretary until he would gladly do almost anything to rid himself of 
the question. That is energy g^ing to waste and we propose using that 
energy to such advantage that there is a gain to everybody concerned. 

We don't intend making any effort to rule the football roost — that is not our | 
sphere. In referee matters we claim to know a little something. Our sense 
of justice is all the more keen, because we hold the balance always on the 
field. We always try, at any rate, to give a perfectly square deal and that 
Is all we ask of football — a square deal for the referee. 

1, Dr. M. C. Eutherford, President Kocliester City Association Football Club Sea- 
sons, 1914-15-16. 2, William G. Peters, Secretary Rochester and District Soccer 
League, Rochester, N. Y. 3, James M. Wilkie, Secretary General Electric Football 
Club of Sclicncctndy, N. Y. 4, Wilfrid Hollywood, Secretary-Treasurer New York 
Ntate Association F(,()tball League, Seasons 1914-15-16. 5, James G. Barclay, President 
Saturday Amateur Soccer League of New York and Brooklyn, Seasons 1914-15-16. 6 C. 
Ostrander, Honorary Secretary Saturday Amateur Soccer League of New York and 
Brooklyn, Seasons, 1914-15-16. 7, George L. Smith, Treasurer Saturday Amateur Soc- 
cer League of New York and Brooklyn, Seasons 1914-15-16. 8, Dr. G. R. Manning New 
York City, Ex-President United States Football Association. 


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DIED MARCH 16, 1915 

Of those who have passed away in the last year, soccer football lost 
one of its most faithful and admirable friends' in the death of Michael 
H. Murray of Newark. Born in Londonderry, Ireland, in 1854, Mr. 
Murray was early an athlete and as a young man was a frequent com- 
petitor and winner in sports and games. He brought his fondness for 
sports to this country and when he prospered in Newark he developed 
into one of the most generous patrons of amateur sport in all that 
section of New .Jersey. Mr. Murray had no patience with professional 
sport. When moneymaking became an object, he contended, the element 
of sport passed out and a purely commercial proposition came in. Of 
all amateur sports, soccer appealed to him most strongly and no ama- 
teur organization in Newark and the contiguous territory ever appealed 
to him for aid in vain. His purse was always open and the Michael H. 
Murray Challenge Cup is one of the handsomest trophies in existence. 
He was modest in all his ways, and as a condition to the vast majority 
of his gifts, he insisted that nothing should be said of them. He pre- 
ferred to remain in the background as an anonymous donor rather than 
have his philanthropy misconstrued. 

The same freehanded generosity that marked his patronage of sports 
was evident in all his friendships. He was a man of a most lovable 
character, a friend who could be relied upon at all hazards and in 
all weathers and a man in whose heart or brain was no knowledge of 
how to be unjust or unfair in any human relationship. In his passing 
soccer lost one of the finest friends it ever had, and Newark one of. its 
best citizens. Thomas W. Cahill. 

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1, Edward P. Duffy, NeAvark, N. ,T., Chairman Press Committee U. S. F. A., Seasons 
1914-15-16; Member of U. S. F. A. Council, 1915-16. 2, Charles K. Murray, Newark, 
iV. J. 3, James Henderson, Newark, N. J. 4, Robert McKay, West Hudson Football 
Olub. 5, John Watt, Clifton, N. J., Honorary President American Football Associa- 
tion of Newark, N. J. 6, Andrew M. Brown, Yonkers, N. Y., President A. F. A. of 
Newark, N. J., Seasons 1913-14-15-16: Member U. S. F. A. Council, 1915-16. 7, Duncan 
Carswell, Orange, N, J., Vice-President A. F. A. of Newark, N. J., Seasons 1915-16. 
8, Harrv Craig, Treasurer A, F. A. of NcAvark, N. J., Seasons 1910-16. 9, A. N. Beve- 
ridge, Kearnv, N. J., Secretary A. F. A. of Newark, N. J., 1910-16. 10, Sid Christo- 
pher, Newark, N. J., President of the National Association Football League, Seasons 
1914-15-16. 11, John Lone, Kearny, N. J., Secretary National Association Football 
League, 1910-1916. 12, Alfred Tyrrill, Brooklyn, N. Y., Vice-President National Asso- 
ciation Football League, Season 1915-16. 13, J. Stenger, Bayonne, N. J., Honorary 
Secretary Babcock and Wilcox F. C. of Bayonne, N. J., Seasons 1914-15-16. 14, James 
Marshall, Kearny, N. J., Secretary New Jersey Soccer Football Association; Member 
U. S. F. A. Council, 1915-16. 15, Wm. M. Davidson, Bayonne, N. J., Member U. S. F. 
A. Council, 1915-16. 16, John Brown, Harrison, N. J., President West Hudson Foot- 
ball Club, 1914-15. 

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Intercollegiate Soccer 

By Oborge W. Orton^ 
Editor Spalding's Official College Soccer Football Guide. 

Soccer throughout the colleges and schools of this country took a decided 
boom last year, as was evidenced by the large number of new teams that took 
up the sport, by the increased interest in the game from the spectators' stand- 
point, and by the better standard of game played. Reports from various 
sections of the country show that new colleges are being added to the game 
quite rapidly. In addition, scores of schools are now taking up soccer seri- 
j ously. As noted last year, very many of the schools have begun soccer as 
i part of their physical education system. Though this may be a rather official 
, way in which to start a game, still it has always been shown that after a 
j short time boys get greatly interested in soccer and play it for its own sake. 
The large number of scholastic players who are being developed all over the 
I country is the best guarantee of the future of this sport. They are forming 
' in many colleges the nucleus for college teams, and the appearance of soccer 
in many of our colleges is actually due to the fact that soccer has taken hold 
throughout the schools. Not only is the game being taken up officially by 
physical educators, but the boys themselves are organizing leagues throughout 
many school districts, and leagues are also being formed in many new col- 
lege centers. 

The game is also becoming recognized on its merits. The advocates of col- 
lege foot ball are at last coming to see that soccer has many advantages and 
li that there is plenty of room for it in addition to their own game.. Many 
I people are also beginning to show an interest in soccer from the spectators' 
standpoint. Bigger crowds are turning out each season, and it is only a 
matter of a few more years until soccer will attract large crowds for the 
best matches. 

The season of the Intercollegiate Soccer League was in many ways the 

1 best that has ever been known. In the first place, it was found that the 

I changing of the season to the fall was admirable. Many enjoyed the games 

much better than during the previous spring seasons, and the standard of 

play was considerably better. The playing of the game in the fall also set 

the game squarely on its own feet and it was found that it could get along 

very well, even in spite of the fact that college football was being played at 

I the same time. 

Pennsylvania went through the season without a defeat. Cornell was the 
only team able to tie them and victories were scored over all the others. 
! Pennsylvania's play was probably better than any team that the League has 
ever had. The team was well rounded, both the offense and the defense being 
well looked after. This is shown by the fact that in the choice for the All. 
I America soccer team Pennsylvania's men were selected both in the back 
' field and on the forward line. Hopkins was the choice for goal ; Webster, the 
All-America right full-back ; Mohr, the right half-back, while Baron was 
chosen for outside risht forward. The Pennsylvania team was well coached 
and depended on the passing game to a very great extent. The backs made 
a definite effort to pass the ball to the forwards, and all of the backs were 
fairly good in heading the ball. In this latter department of play, the col- 
lege men in general showed quite an advance last year, though as yet heading 
the ball on college teams is still poor compared to the skill shown in this 
respect by many of the club teams. , , ^ ^ ^ ., ^ .^ 

Harvard finished second in the League. They had a good team, but its 
effectiveness was greatly marred by weak shooting at goal. Jennings, at 
inside right, and Weld, at outside left, were the stars of the team 

Cornell had by far the best team in their history. For the first time they 
got out of last place, and, though they won but one game, their defense was 
so strong that they drew four other matches. Lynch, at center half, was 


considered the best half-back in any of the colleges. Criefelds, at goal, was 
a real star and was in a great measure responsible for the low scores against 

Princeton and Columbia finished in a tie for fourth place. The Tigers 
played good ball all season, being especially strong on the defense. Gates 
was the star of the team and was chosen as left fuU-bacli on the All-America 

Columbia had a very disappointing season. With all the men back from 
the previous year, it was expected that they would have a big advantage 
over the other teams in the League. The team work failed to materialize 
and fourth place was the best they could get in the League. Shanholt was 
the star of the team and was responsible for most of their goals. 

Yale also had a disappointing season. They finished next to last in the 
League. The poor showing of the Yale eleven was inexplicable, as they had 
a good lot of candidates, several of them with experience. The team was 
handicapped by injuries, and only in the first game was the full eleven in 
the field. Tripp, at outside right, was the star. It was quite a surprise to 'j 
many that he was not chosen on the All-America eleven. For the first time 
in the history of the League, Yale failed to get any players on the All- j 
America team. ' 

In general, it may be stated that the standard of play throughout the 
League was higher last fall than ever before. This was shown by all the 
teams in the league in their matches with the various clubs in their localities. 
Pennsylvania made a very good showing against some of the strongest clubs 
in and around Philadelphia. Columbia also showed up well in their matches 
with the amateur teams of New York, while Harvard made a better showing 
than ever before against the Boston clubs. 

The league felt that the experiment of having the season in the fall had 
been a great success. Harvard and Haverford were the only two colleges 
that seemed to be handicapped by the change. Both of those teams expect 
that this year they will overcome the difliculties that confronted them last 
season. The playing of the games in the fall, contrary to general opinion, 
drew attention to soccer, as it showed the colleges that soccer is a distinct ^ 
game from college football and that it has a place of its own in college ranks. 


Colleges. Played. Won. Lost. Drawn. Points. 

Pennsylvania 6 5 . . 1 11 

Harvard 6 3 1 2 8 

Cornell 6 1 1 4 6 

Columbia ^ ^ I I I 

Princeton 6 1 2 3 B 

Yale 6 13 2 4 

Haverford 6 14 13 

LEAGUE, 1915. 

oncers— President, M. Gates, Princeton; vice-president, J. Maxwell, Hav- 
erford; secretary-treasurer, L. G. Grinnell, Cornell. 

Captains and managers of teams in Intercollegiate Association Football 
League, 1915, are as follows : Pennsylvania — H. H. Wende, manager ; S. C. 
Hirst, 2d, captain. Harvard— Arthur Dixon, manager ; W. W. Weld, cap- 
tain. Yale— .1. Robbins, manager; W. L. Tucker, captain. Cornell— LG. 
Grinnell, manager; Frank Thomas, captain. Columbia— R. D. Franklin, 
manager; H. A. Buermeyer, captain. Haverford — J. Gordon Maxwell, mana- 
ger; F. W. Gary, captain. Princeton— F. W. Bailey, manager; Moore Gates, 


All-America Gollede Soccer Team for 
Fall of 1914 

The vote by the managers of the Intercollegiate Association Football 
League for the All-America College Soccer Team resulted in Pennsylvania 
getting four places, Cornell and Harvard two each, and Columbia, Haverford 
and Princeton one each. Yale was left out entirely. The team selected is 
as follows : 

Goal Hopkins, Pennsylvania Left Half-back Dyer, Cornell 

Right Full-back — Webster, Pennsylvania Outside Right Baron, Pennsylvania 

Left Full-back Gates, Princeton Inside Right Jennings, Harvard 

Right Half-back Mohr, Pennsylvania Center Forvi'ard..H.H. Shanholt, Columbia 

Center Half-back Lynch, Cornell Inside Left Gary, Haverford 

Outside Left Weld, Harvard 


The following, chosen by George W. Orton and D. Stewart of Philadelphia 
is interesting, expressing as it does the opinions of two competent followers 
of the game, Dr. Orton being the editor of the College Soccer Guide, while 
Mr. Douglas Stewart is probably the best known referee in the United States. 
The selections, in many respects, are similar to the official list of the league 

Goal Hopkins, Pennsylvania Left Half-back Dyer, Cornell 

Right Full-back Webster, Pennsylvania Outside Right Baron, Pennsylvania 

Left Full-back Chubb, Harvard Inside Right Gates, 'Princeton 

Right Half-back Mohr, Pennsylvania Center Forward Frazier, Pennsylvania 

Center Half-back Lynch, Cornell Inside Left Shanholt, Columbia 

Outside Left Weld, Harvard 


American Football Association Cup 
Competition, Season 1914-13 

By Charles K. Mdebay. 

After battling to win the old American cup for fifteen years the Scottish- 
Americans of Newark at last won this honor, being returned winners of the 
American trophy and champions of the American Football Association for " 
1914-1915. Twice previously the Scots had reached the final, but were de- * 
feated on both occasions, and their followers were beginning to despair of '_^ 
ever seeing the Scots' name engraved on the historical trophy. But the 
Scots surprised everybody by the brand of football and gameness they ex- - 
hibited. The team that won the cup for the Scots was far from being a star ^ 
aggregation. It was made up of a bunch of youngsters, backed up by a few i 
seasoned veterans, and the whole working together in perfect harmony 
brought about the defeat many times of teams admittedly far superior to the ; 
Scots. I 

The youngsters to gain fame and glory on the Scots team were the Stark '^ 
brothers, Tom and Archie. Eddie Holt. Bunt Forfar, Joe Hemmsley, Rogers 
Angus WTiiston, Barry and Joe Knowles. The veterans of the team, all of ^ 
whom helped materially in the Scots success, were Billy Fenwick, Hedley ^ 
Purdie, Mike Toman (captain) and, later, Alex Montieth. ^ 

The usual upsets occurred in the competition and clubs which looked as if - 
they had an excellent chance to land the trophy were unexpectedly defeated. 
The most notable instance of this was the fall of the powerful all-star Beth- 
lehem F. C. eleven, which succumbed to the Brooklyn Celtics in the semi-final 
round. This proved to be one of the most exciting games in the competition ^ 
and the result was a great surprise to the big crowd present. The elimina- i 
tion of the West Hudsons by the Scottish-Americans in the semi-final round r 
was also sensational. 


The results of games in the cup competition, from the preliminary round 
played in October to the final played in April, were as follows : 

Preliminary round— Haledon Thistles 0, Olympic F. C. 0: replay, Olympic F. C. 6, 
Haledon Thistles 0; Riordan F. C. 1, Babcock & Wilcox F. C. 3. 

New Jersey District— First round: Scottish-Americans 1, True Blues 0; West Hud- 
sons 4, Paterson Rangers 0; Alley Boys 0, Hawthorne F. C. 0; replay, Alley Boys 2, 
Hawthorne F. C. 0; Greenville F. C. 0, Olympic F. C, 2; Totowa Rovers 0, Babcock 
& Wilcox F. C. 0; replay, Babcock & Wilcox F, C. 6, Totowa Rovers 1; Jersey A. 0. 
4, Newark F. C. 1. 

New York District— First round: Clan McDonald F. 0. 3, Bronx United F. C. 0; 
Yonkers F. C. 3, Hollywood Inn F. C. 0; Brooklyn F. C. 1, Brooklyn Celtics 1; re- 
play, Brooklyn Celtics 5, Brooklyn F. C. 1. 

Pennsylvania District— First round: Bethlehem F. C. 6, West Philadelphia F. 0. 0; 
Disston F. C. 5, Philadelphia Hibernians 1; Victor F. C. a bye. 

Schenectady District— First round: General Electric F. C. 1, Locomotive F. C. 0. 

New England District— First round: Fall River Rovers 5, Academy F. C. of Ansonia, 
Conn., 0; Bridgeport City F. C. 3, Presbyterian F. C. of Bridgeport 0; Ansonia F. 0. 
1, Farr Alpaca F. C. of Holyoke 2. 

Second round— Brooklyn Celtics 8, Paterson Olympics 2; West Hudsons 2, Babcock 
& Wilcox F. 0. 2; replay. West Hudson 5, Babcock & Wilcox F. C. 0; Disston F. 0. 
3, Bridgeport City F. C. 1; General Electric F. C. 3, Farr Alpaca F. C. 2; protested, 
replay, General Electric F. C, forfeited to Farr Alpaca; Yonkers F. C. 1, Victor 
F. C. of Philadelphia 3; Bethlehem F. C. 2, Clan McDonald F. 0. 0; Jersey A. 0., 4, 
Fall River Rovers 2; Scottish Americans 2, Alley Boys 1. 


Third round— Bethlehem F. C. 6, Farr Alpaca F. C. 1; West Hudsous 4, Disston 
F. C. 1; Scottish Americans 3, Victor F. C. 1; Jersey A. C. 0, Brooklyn Celtics 1. 

Semi-final round— Brooklyn Celtics 2, Bethlehem F. C. 1; Scottish Americans 2, 
West Hudsons 1. 

The final between the Scottish Americans and the Brooklyn Celtics was 
played at Bartell's Park, in the Vailsburg section of Newark, on Sunday, 
April 18. The weather was ideal for the game, although a trifle warm. A 
big crowd saw the game, there being close to 5,000 present. The Irishmen 
were favorites to win the cup, but the New Jersey followers of the game 
were pulling hard for the Scots to land the cup. The Celts failed to maintain 
their fine form shown in the early rounds, however, and, altogether their 
showing was a poor one, particularly their forward line. The Scots won the 
game by 1 goal to 0. The winning goal came in the second half and was 
scored by Archie Stark on a beautiful shot, which beat Mather, the Celtic 
goalkeeper, all the way. The famous Celts failed utterly to pierce the Scots 
defense, numerous chances to score being lost by bad shooting. Even Mike 
King failed to find the net, although it must be said he had several great 
tries. It was a typical final, both teams fighting desperately for victory, 
much wild kicking being indulged in and very little clever football shown. 
The teams were : 

Scottish Americans. Positions. Brooklyn Celtics. 

Knowles Goal Mather 

Toman Right Back Robertson 

Barry Left Back Mc Williams 

T. Stark Right Half-back Flanigan 

Rogers Center Half-back McElroy 

Montieth Left Half-back McGreevey 

Hemmsley Outside Right Campion 

A. Stark Inside Right Lonie 

Whiston Center O'Halloran 

Holt Inside Left King 

Forfar Outside Left McQueen 

Referee— George Young of Philadelphia. Linesmen— Allan Montgomery and Charles 
E. Creighton of New York. 


1885—0. N, T., Newark. 1898— Arlington A. A., Kearny. 

1886—0. N. T., Newark. 1906— West Hudson F.C., Harrison, 

1887—0. N. T., Newark. 1907— Clark A. A., East Newark. 

1888— Fall River Rovers. 1908 — West Hudsons, Harrison. 

1889 — Fall River Rovers. 1909 — True Blues, Paterson. 

1890— Olympics, Fall River, 1910— Tacony F.C., Tacony, Pa. 

1891— East Ends, Fall River. 1911— Howard & Bullough F.C, Paw- 

1892— Bast Ends, Pall River. tucket, R. I. 

1893 — Pawtucket Free Wanderers. 1912 — West Hudson F.C, Harrison. 

1894 — Olympics, Fall River. 1913 — True Blues, Paterson. 

1895 — Caledonians, Kearny. 1914— Bethlehem F.C, Bethlehem, Pa. 

1896 — True Blues, Paterson. 1915— Scottish Americans of Newark. 
1897 — Manx Eleven, Philadelphia. 
Note— From 1899 to 1905, inclusive, there was no competition for the cup. 


New York Footballers' Protective 

Association j 

By Theo. Dillman, New York City. « 

Officers — Hon. president, G. R. Manning, M. D. ; Hon. vice-presidents, W. 
Hollywood, Dr. Ginnever, W. F. Esling, F. C. Hyde; president, T. C. Cliff; 
vice-president, J. Dennison ; treasurer, Theo. Dillman ; secretary, Robert 
Graham. Executive Committee — Manhattan, C. Meyer, H. Shorrock, H. H. 
Shanholt ; Broolilyn, J. McCann, A. Jonas, H. Koneslcy ; Bronx, E. Newman, ' 
W. Newman, F. Maskell ; Yonkers, W. Raitt, C. Henderson, G. Salmon ; j 
New Jersey, T. Bagnall, D. Stewart, J. Lone. a 

The New York Footballers' Protective Association, organized August 6, I 
1912, has completed its third successful season. One hundred and thirty- 
four players were enrolled as members and $129.75 paid out to eleven injured 
members. The International competition, which is run off every year as a ,, 
means of revenue to aid the Association in meeting claims from injured ' 
players, brought forth some very interesting and well contested games. Eng- ,; 
land and America were drawn for the first round, which was played at Lenox i 
Oval on Thanksgiving Day, 1914. The following players took the field : 3 

England. Positions. America. - 

J. Irving, Camerons Goal J. Reilly, Clan MacDuflt 5 

K.Napier, West Hudsons Right Back R.Ellis, Columbia Oval' 

A. RonsoD, Jersey A. C Left Back J. Robertson, Clan MacDonalds a 

W. Garland, St. George Right Half C. Stahl, Camerons , 

H. Mathews, Brooklyn F. C Center Half J. Graham, Our Boys 

J. Durney, N. Y. Celtics Left Half H. Meyers, Columbia Oval 

J. Carver, Yonkers F. C Outside Right C. Zehnbauer, Jersey A. C. i, 

A. Lonie, Brooklyn Celtic Inside Right E. Newman, St. George,! 

J. Hayes, Jersey A. C Center 0. Meyers, Columbia Oval ' 

J. Toal, Columbia Oval Inside Left M. Kelly, Bay Ridge J 

W. Edwards, Hudson United Outside Left J. Quinn, White Rose i 

England won by 3 goals to 1. This left the following four countries for J 
the semi-final rounds : England, Ireland, Scotland, and Continent. At a ) 
meeting held at Tuxedo Hall on December 16, 1914, the drawing for the twojj 
semi-finals took place with the following result : Scotland vs. Ireland, and ; 
England vs. Continent. The former game was played at Lenox Oval on New 
Year's Day. The following teams lined up : 

Scotland. Positions. Ireland. 

Porter, Continentals Goal Gavin, Our Boys 

Stewart, Camerons Right Back McNeil, Hudson United 

Gibb, Clan MacDonald Left Back Dowris, Camerons 

Bruce, Camerons Right Half Waters, N. Y. Celtics 

McCann, Clan MacDonald Center Half O'Hare, N. Y. Celtics 

Dye, Clan MacDonald Left Half Butler, N. Y. Celtics 

Isaac, Camerons Outside Right Campion, Brooklyn Celtics 

Connolly, Our Boys Inside Right Fleming, Greenpoint 

Stewart, Jersey A. C Center O'Halloran, Brooklyn Celtics I 

Ferguson, Clan MacDonald Inside Left King, Brooklyn Celtics' 

Mackay, Jersey A. C Outside Left Dickson, Columbia Oval 

Ireland surprised everybody by beating Scotland, the two-times winner, 
4 to 1. The English and Continental teams played the other semi-final on 
Washington's Birthday at Lenox Oval, The teams were as follows : 


England. Positions. Continent. 

Mather, Brooklyn Celtics Goal Dillman, Capt., Columbia Oval 

McWilliams, Capt., Brooklyn Celtics. Right Back M. VandeWeghe, Continentals 

Shorrock, Camerons Left Back Glaser, Continentals 

Matthews, Brooklyn F, C Right Half Hager, Continentals 

Holbrook, Columbia Oval Center Half Rost, Columbia Oval 

Durney, N. Y. Celtics Left Half J. VandeWeghe, Continentals 

I B. Maskell, Columbia Oval Outside Right Walters, Continentals 

Lonie, Brooklyn Celtics Inside Right A. VandeWeghe, Continentals 

Carver, Yonkers F. C Center Bleich, Continentals 

Toal, Columbia Oval Inside Left Hunziker, Continentals 

j Puxty, Overseas Outside Left Meyerdirks, Bronx United 

This game proved to be the closest of the entire competition and the 
Continentals won finally by the score of 3 to 2. One of the two goals 
scored against the Continentals was the result of a penalty kick, the other 
, one a self goal by Glaser. 

The final game between Ireland and Continent was played at Lenox Oval 
on Saturday, May 29. The following two teams took the field : 

Ireland. Positions. Continent. 

Gavin, Our Boys Goal Dillman (Capt.), Columbia Oval 

McNeil (Capt.), Hudson United Right Back M. VandeWeghe, Continentals 

Ferguson, Our Boys Left Back A. VandeWeghe, Continentals 

O'Callaghan, Our Boys Right Half Hager, Continentals 

McGreevey, Brooklyn Celtics Center Half Rost, Columbia Oval 

Butler, Brooklyn F. C Left Half J. VandeWeghe, Continentals 

Moran Outside Right Meyerdirks, Continentals 

Campion, Brooklyn Celtic F. C Inside Right Bleich, Continentals 

O'Halloran, Brooklyn Celtic F. C Center Glaser, Continentals 

Fleming, Greenpoint Inside Left Hunziker, Continentals 

Dickson, I. R. T Outside Left W. Meyer, Continentals 

The Continentals did not play up to their usual form and the Irish team, 
which showed a very good and speedy combination, won the game and the 
gold medals by the score of 4 to 1. 

It is to be hoped that a good many more football players will join the 
New York Footballers' Protective Association this coming season than the 
past one, and every manager who has the good and welfare of his team at 
heart ought to see to it that his players become members. The annual mem- 
bership dues, 50 cents, are so small that every New York footballer ought to 
be a member. The best of us get hurt sometimes, so come on, boys, and fall 
iu line ! 


Review of Season from All Sections, 1914-13 


Oeganized 1906. 

Affiliated with tiie United States Football Association and Southern New York State,' 
Football Association. 

By W. Hollywood^ Brooklyn. 

Officers. — President, Thos. Bagnall ; vice-president, R. W. Holder; secretary-' 
treasurer, Wilfrid Hollywood, 217 Fifty-fifth Street, Brooklyn. 


Brooklyn Celtic 



Columbia Oval 

New York Celtic 


Clan MacDuff 

Clan Chisholm Rangers. 

Hollywood Inn 

Clan MacKenzie 

First Division. 

Games. Won. Lost. 

16 2 

14 2 

11 6 

7 5 

9 8 



For. Against. Points. 

38 10 32 
62 23 
43 24 

39 24 
32 25 


* Columbia and Rangers game unfinished, score 1 goal each, but the referee awarded ' 
the game to Columbia. 

Second Division. ■ 

Our Boys 22 16 3 3 

Bay Ridge 22 17 4 1 53 17 •SS 

White Rose 22 13 7 2 44 28 28 


I. R. T. Strollers 22 

Fultons 22 

Hudson United 22 

Clan Scott 22 

St. George 22 

Oversea Wanderers 22 

Longfellows 22 

Greenpoint 22 

Mecca 22 

• Our Boys and Bay Ridge tied for first place; Our Boys won the deciding game by 
1 to 0. 

The season of 1914-15 was the most successful in the history of the New 
York State League, both from a playing and a financial view ; in fact, it is 
doubtful if another league in this country showed the class of soccer which the 
New Yorkers furnished the patrons of the sport in Manhattan during the 

The most notable achievements of the New York players during the past 
season was their two victories over the picked elevens of the National Asso- 
ciation Football League of New Jersey and the best team that could be selected 
from the Southern New England League. The former contest was played 
at Harrison, N. J., December 25, 1914, and resulted in a victory for the 
Manhattanites by 4 to 2, while the New England fixture took place at New 
Bedford. Mass., on April 19, 1915, on which occasion the New Yorkers clearly 
demonstated their superiority by defeating the Down Easters by 1 goal to 0. 


I The Brooklyn Celtic F. C, which won the league championship for the 

: third time in succession, succeeded in being finalist in both the National 
Challenge Cup Competition under the auspices of the U. S. P. A. and in the 

I A. F. A., but in both met defeat, in the former by the Bethlehem P. C and 

I the latter by the Scottish-Americans. 

Notwithstanding the Irishmen's defeat in both cup competitions, they were 
one of the greatest soccer aggregations in this country and will most likely 
be a most important factor in determining the soccer championship for the 

I season of 1915-16. 

f The Continental F. C. made a good showing for their first year in the upper 
circle by finishing in second place. They also won the Southern New York 
State Cup. Keen competition took place between the other clubs in the 

■ league, excepting in the case of the Clan MacKenzie, who did not even get 
one point. In the Second Division the fight for promotion was keenly con- 
tested until the last month of the season, when the Fultons and the I. R. T. 
dropped out of the running and left Our Boys and Bay Ridge to settle the 

, question of supremacy. When the schedule was completed it was found that 

I both clubs were equal with 35 points each and a deciding game had to be 
arranged. Our Boys won the deciding game by 1 goal to and thus were enti- 

j tied to have their name inscribed upon the cup which goes to the winners of 
the Second Division. Our Boys proved themselves to be one of the best teams 
in the entire league, as they met and defeated many of the top notchers, and 
they should be able to make a good showing this season in the upper circle. 
The Bay Ridge club for their first season in the league are to be compli- 
mented upon their performance, which also entitles them to promotion. The 
clubs in the Second Division were more in the limelight during the past sea- 
son, as many of their players were honored by being selected to play in rep- 

I resentative games. The league was very fortunate in having first call upon 
the members of the National Football Referees' Association to referee their 
games. Mr. C. E. Creighton attended practically every league meeting and 
the referees can rest assured that their interests were well looked after by 

; that gentleman. President Bagnall, who has been at the head of the New 
York State League since 1909, deserves great credit for the able manner in 
which he has conducted the affairs of the Empire State organization since 

I he has been at the helm, this being especially true of the past season, and 

|: to his untiring efforts must a great deal of the success of soccer in New 

; York be attributed. 


The third annual game between the above leagues was played at Harrison, 
N. J., on December 25, 1914. Each league had one victory to its credit, so 

■ this game was looked forward to with much interest by the followers of both 
leagues, but unfortunately the weather broke down and only 30O fans turned 
out to see the game, which was a revelation to all present, considering the 

I condition of the ground. 

National League Team. Position. New York State League Team. 

J. Cummings, Jersey A. C Goal F. Porter, Continentals 

K. Napier, West Hudson Right Back J. Waters, New York Celtic 

S. Spicer, Brooklyns Left Back H. McWilliam, Brooklyn Celtic 

R. Muir, West Hudsons Right Half-Back J. McElroy, Brooklyn Celtic 

J. McCann, Clan MacDonald Center Half -Back F. O'Hare, New York Celtic 

P. Butler, Brooklyns Left Half-Back W. Kidd, Yonkers 

J. McHolland, West Hudsons Outside Right A. Vandeweghe, Continentals 

A. Stark, Scotts Inside Right A. Lonie, Brooklyn Celtic 

J.Hayes, Jersey A. C Center R. O'Halloran, Brooklyn Celtic 

, P. Sweeney, Brooklyns Inside Left M. King, Brooklyn Celtic 

, J. Cooper, West Hudsons Outside Left S. Puxty, Oversea Wanderers 

I Referee— C. E. Creighton, National Football Referees' Association. Linesmen— G. 
I Milne, Newark F. C, and W. Raitt, Yonkers F. C. 



Through the efforts of President Femley of the IT. S. P. A. and President' 
Bagnall of the New York State League a game was arranged between the-, 
above leagues. The game took place on Monday, April 19, 1915, at New^ 
Bedford, Mass. The New York team, in charge of Secretary Hollywood, left' 
New York on Sunday, April 18. When the teams took the field there were- 
about 2,500 spectators on hand. Vandeweghe started the game for New Yorki 
and right away Powers was called upon to save at the expense of a corner, 
which Newman sent behind. From the kick-off Harvey obtained possession of 
the ball and carried it into the visitors' territory and passing to Swords, that' 
player had a good try to beat Porter, but the latter was not to be caught^ 
napping. Play became very fast, each goal being threatened in its turn, 
but both defenses were equal to the task set them. After half an hour's playi 
MacDonald opened the score with a terrific shot which gave Powers no chance.* 
Play continued to be very even until the interval. Upon resuming, the New', 
Englanders set to work and Porter had to save shots from Sullivan, Boots and 
Shaw, but "Fred"' was equal to the task, and C. Kelly, at back, gave him'^ 
every help in keeping a clean record. Hughie Kelly, a former New Yorker, 
was very anxious to shine against his old colleagues and very often he was' 
up among his forwards trying to pop the ball past Porter. Then New York 
returned to the attacking and Greer and Baines were kept busy. In the last; 
few minutes of the game Swords shot and everybody thought the equalizerj 
had come, but Porter brought off a brilliant save and New York retired win- 
ners by 1 goal. The game was a success in every way and will be played, 

New England League Team. Position. New York State League Team. 

T. Powers Goal..; F. Porter 

R. Greer Right Back M. Vandeweghe 

T. Baines Left Back 0. Kelly 

R. Haworth Right Half-Back J. Toal 

J. Blakley Center Half-Back P. Douris; 

H. Kelly Left Half-Back D. Bell 

J. Harvey Outside Right E. Newman 

R. Boots Inside Right S. MacDonald 

J. Sullivan Center A. Vandeweghe 

T. Swords Inside Left R. Hunziker 

W. Shaw Outside Left S. Puxty 

Referee— Mr. Gore, New England Referees' Association. Linesmen— W. Hall, New 
Bedford, and P. O'Callaghan, New York. t 



By Paul Hayes, New York. . 

Officers — President, T. C. CliCf; vice-president, W. Hollywood; treasurer,; 
Maurice Vandeweghe; secretary, Paul Hayes, 301 West Thirty-seventh street,' 
New York city ; delegates, Thos. Bagnall and D. Bell. 

The association is in a position to report a most successful season 1914-!j 
1915. Twelve regular meetings were held during the season, and all matters., 
coming before the committee were disposed of in a manner satisfactory to all' 
concerned. A pleasing feature of the year's work was the unusually small 
number of appeals from league decisions which were filed by clubs under? 
the jurisdiction of the association. This points to the fact that the clubs have, 
been particularly satisfied with the legislation of the leagues to which they 
belong. It means that the clubs have sent to the league meetings delegates^"* 
who take an active interest in the affairs that come up for considerationj 
and who are capable of rendering an honest and just decision. This has 
made the work of the governing body much lighter, besides minimizing the: 


, possibility of laard feeling that sometimes arises from the association upset- 
ting or endorsing the action of any of its subsidiaries. The Southern New 
; York State Challenge Cup competition enrolled twenty-seven clubs, which is a 
■ gain of six clubs over the previous year. The competition was fought in an 
: exciting manner, and although the German F. C. captured the final honors 
_ at no time did they appear to have a sure thing. Our Boys, Schenectady and 
Yonkers all were in at the finish, there being only one goal separating the 
■winners and losers in the semi-final. The final tie was contested at Clark's 
1 Oval, East Newark, between German P. C. and Yonkers P. C. The surprising 
! feature of the final was the disappointing reversal of form of the Yonkers 
', contingent, who were easily outclassed by their Teutonic rivals. 
ij The following is the competition record complete, season 1914-15 : 
I First round— Mecca F. C. forfeited to Our Boys; Newburgh forfeited to Schenectady 
after playing a tie game; Yonkers Thistle forfeited to Brooklyn Celtic F. C.- Cam- 
; eron F. C. 4, Greenpoint F. C. 0; St. George F. C. 3, White Rose F. C. 2; Overseas 
F. C. 2, Bay Ridge F. C. 4; New York Celtic F. C. forfeited to German F • 
I. R. T. Strollers F. C. 3, Clan Chisholm F. C. 0; Hollwood Inn forfeited to Columbia 
i Oval after a tie game; Yonkers won from Brooklyn F. C. on forfeit: Bronx United 
F. C. 1, Clan MacDuff F. C. 2. 

Second round— Bay Ridge 0, Brooklyn Celtic F. C. 5; McDuff won on forfeit by 
Patchogue; Columbia Oval 4, Longfellows 1; St. George F. C. 1, German F. C. 3- 
Our Boys F. 0. 3; I. R. T. F. C. 2; Schenectady 3, Cameron F. 0. 0; Yonkers 8* 
Hudson Un. F. C. 0; McDonald F. C. 4, Visitation F. C. 0. 

Third round— Brooklyn Celtic F. C. 0, Yonkers F. C. 3; Clan McDonald 0, Our Boys 
F. C. 1; German F. 0. 1, Columbia Oval F. C. 0; McDufE F. C. 1, Schenectady F. 0. 3. 
Semi-final round— Yonkers F. C. 3, Schenectady F. 0. 2: German F. 0. 4. Our Boys 
F. 0. 2. 
' Final round— German F. C. 3, Yonkers F. C. 0. 


Affiliated with the N. W. N. Y. S. F. A. 
By William G. Peters^ Rochester, N. Y. 

Officers. — President, Frank Gallagher ; vice-president, Peter Duffis ; secre- 
tary, William G. Peters ; financial secretary, Joe McDonald ; treasurer, Harry 


Games. Won. Drawn. Lost. For. Against. Points. 

MacNaughton Rangers F. C 12 10 1 1 48 17 •29 

Rochester City F. 15 12 1 2 55 16 t23 

Celtic F. C 14 5 9 32 44 $12 

Rochester Wanderers F. 12 3 1 8 27 40 15 

Eagles F. C 7 2 5 9 23 4 

Rob Roy F, 8 1 7 12 48 1 

•MacNaughton Rangers allowed 8 points; opponents failed to appear. fDeducted 2 
points for playing ineligible player. $ Awarded 2 points; opponents failed to appear. 
Rob Roy played the first part of the season (disbanded). Eagles entered latter part 
of season. 

The season of 1914 of the Rochester and District League proved a big 
success, both financially and as far as football was concerned. A new playing 
schedule was arranged, instead of a spring and fall series, as heretofore, one 
continuous season being decided upon, commencing April 12, 1914, finishing 
December 13, 1914. The season was a strenuous one on the players, owing 
to replays, etc., and the games being played during the summer months. 

The season can safely be said to have been the greatest that Rochester has 
ever enjoyed. The game made greater strides in popular favor, in the proper 


direction, than it ever had before, and the indications are that a substantial * 
increase in patronage will be shown as the seasons roll by. J 

The opening of the season saw five clubs contenders for the championship i 
and it was a hard fought race. As each successive game was played, the 5 
attendance became larger. Great rivalry existed between the various teams, 
and as the play warmed up and the cup contenders began to show their 1 
ability, hundreds of fans would make their trip to the grounds and cheer! 
their favorite team on to victory. 

The MacNaughton Rangers have an excellent record in the League, having 
won the championship in 190S. 190<3, 1930 (fall), 1911, 1912 (fall), 1913. 1914. | 
Thomas Gray is the only playing member of the team at the present time'^ 
that was connected with the club when it was first formed, though several 
officials are still keeping the Macs in shape. 

Rochester City won the championship In the spring of 1910. Through the 
efiforts of Dr. M. C. Rutherford, president ; Mr. E, Spencer, manager, and 
Mr. George Adams, trainer, they have brought the Rochester City Club to[ 
the point where they are ranked as one of the greatest contenders for the 
cup in the 1915 series. 

Celtic F. C. entered the league in the fall of 1912 and they have made the 
winners hustle for the honors. They have shown wonderful improvement in 
their playing ability and are looked forward to as the coming "champs." ' 

Rochester Wanderers (then the Independents) procured the cup in the' 
spring of 1912, and it has been an uphill fight ever since. The untiring 
efforts of the officers of the club give assurance that the Wanderers will be 
at the top at the close of the coming series. 

Eagles are the "infants" of the league. Many players of this club are 
American born, which proves that the game has taken a firm hold in 
Rochester. Great praise is due "Dick" Heaphy for having kept the club 
together when it was almost under, and it is needless to say that the Eagles 
have many well wishers. 

Rochester can boast of having gentlemen who are always striving to im- 
prove the game, amongst whom can be mentioned Mr. James McKinley, Mr. 
J. Reardon, Dr. M. C. Rutherford, Mr. A. Dunbar and Mr, A. Webster. Great 
praise is also due to the newspapers, which are ever ready to help boost the 
game in their sporting columns. 

Eight clubs will probably comprise the roster of the league for 1915 and 
it is confidently expected that the year will be a banner one. 


Officers — President, Jas, G. Barclay; vice-president, Harry Ellis; treasurer, ' 
Geo. L. Smith ; secretary, C. Ostrander, 149 East Twenty-second street. New 
York city. 

The Saturday Amateur Soccer League entered upon its first season in Octo- 
ber, 1914, with seven clubs in the league ; Belgians F, C, Brooklyn F. C, Cen- 
trals, Fulton A. C, Overseas Wanderers F. C, Rikerdymon A. C, and Strollers.. 
During the season two clubs were forced to withdraw, the Brooklyns because of 
lack of support from the parent club, and the Rikerdymons who were recruited 
from the ranks of the Riker-Hegeman Co. and were affected by that company's 
ordering all its employes to work Saturday afternoons. 

In spite of these withdrawals the league competition was carried through 
most successfully. At the completion of the schedule the Centrals and Over- 
seas were tied for first place and a test game was played to decide the 
championship. This test game, which was played at Lenox Oval, was only 
decided after half an hour's extra time, when the Overseas succeeded in 
scoring the winning goal, and the match ended 2 goals to 1 in favor of the 
Overseas, who thus won the trophy and the medals. 

Although many soccer officials felt that the time was not yet ripe for such 


a league and that it would prove a failure, it turned out to be a big success, 
thanks to the able leadership of Mr. J. G. Barclay. With Mr. Barclay again 
at the helm the prospects are very bright for the 1915-16 season, and it is 
expected that the league will increase in size and strength. 

Great credit is due Mr. Ostrander, who not only organized the above league, 
but acted as its secretary. That his efforts were appreciated was shown at the 
annual meeting, when he was unanimously re-elected. 

P. W. L. D. Pts. P. W. L. D. Pts. 

Overseas 11 7 1 3 17 Belgians 10 3 5 2 8 

Centrals 11 7 3 1 15 Strollers 10 3 7 — 6 

Fultons 10 6 3 1 13 

Elkerdymons and Brooklyns withdrew before completing half the schedule. 



The 1914-15 season of the Metropolitan and District Amateur League of 
New York City was one of the most successful in the history of that organi- 
zation. Twelve clubs constituted this league, and the schedule was completed 
without a break. The final standing was as follows : 

P. W. L. D. Pts. P. W. L. D. Pts. 

Hudson United F. C 22 19 2 1 39 St. George F. 22 6 13 3 15 

Subway F. 22 18 3 1 37 German F. 22 7 14 1 15 

Chelsea F. C 22 10 11 1 21 I. R. T. Strollers F. C. 22 5 13 4 14 

Yonkers Thistle F. C 22 9 12 1 19 White Rose F. C 22 6 15 1 13 

W. Side Rangers F. C. 22 9 10 1 19 Mt. Vernon F. C 22 1 17 4 6 

Visitation P. C. F. 0. 22 7 10 5 19 Clan McDuff F. C 22 1 21 2 


By William J. Lbb^ 

Supervisor of Recreation, Department of Parks, Borough of Manhattan and 

Richmond ; Secretary-Treasurer Interpark Playgrounds Athletic Association. 


The popularity of soccer football in the park playgrounds and public fields 
of New York is increasing in rapid strides. There are six full months of 
soccer football throughout the year, from October to April, 

There are fifty fields on which soccer football can be played in the Greater 
City. Of course, they are not all regulation size, some are of the playground 
type and others of regulation order. 

No institution is sowing the seed of soccer football stronger in the minds 
of young America than the Bureau of Recreation, Manhattan, where fourteen 
fields are kept in constant use by the boys of the playgrounds and the young 
men of the clubs throughout the city. No game in America is faster gaining 
the popularity and standard of base ball than soccer football. The same 
kind of spectators assemble to the soccer fields as to the base ball fields. 

The science of the game is attracting the attention of physical directors and 
educators along recreation lines to almost as great an extent as base ball. 
The only drawback in soccer football is that it is a little too strenuous for 
the younger boy. We do not encourage competition between boys younger than 
fifteen years of age, but for young men it has proven expressly beneficial, as it 
promotes a very snappy, vigorous development. One of the finest sights to 
imagine is a field of soccer players on a winter's day with snow on the ground, 
competing for supremacy. There is none of the mollycoddle type about the 



soccer players. The spirit of organization, loyalty and fairness is plain to 
be seen when the science of the game is acquired. 

Three hundred teams were organized in the playgrounds during 1914 to 
compete in the tournament, which was the most successful yet conducted by 
the Bureau of Recreation. The referees and officials were selected from among 
the interested neighbors, directors of the playgrounds and clubs interested in 
soccer football. Any game that hopes to live in popularity must be developed 
in the playgrounds, which are the nurseries of all sport. The final games 
were held at Jasper Oval before five thousand spectators. 

The members of the winning teams received medals donated by A. G. 
Spalding & Bros, and the results of the tournament were as follows : 

W. L, 
Cherry and Market... 8 .. 

Seward 4 4 

Columbus 4 4 

W. L. 

Tompkins Square 8 1 

St. Gabriel's 7 2 

Thos. Jefiferson 2 5 

D. F. A.Pts. 

..25 5 16 Hamilton Fish. 
.. 20 13 8 Corlears Hook.. 
.. 15 14 8 

D. F. A.Pts. 

.. 21 10 16 Queensboro 

..23 6 14 John Jay 

12 5 5 

W. L. 

D. F. A.Pts. 

6 .. 5 17 4 
6 .. 5 21 4 

W. L. 

. 2 5 
. 6 

Chelsea 5 

Jasper Oval 4 

W. L. D. F. A.Pts. W. L. 

1 11 .. 11 De Witt Clinton 1 5 

1 13 7 9 West 59th Street 1 5 

D. F. A.Pts. 

1 4 11 5 

2 4 22 2 

F. A.Pts. 

5 17 2 
5 10 2 


Cherry and Market 2 

Tompkins Square 2 

Chelsea 2 

Won. Lost, 
1 1 





Against. Points. 
2 2 



N. Y. 

The General Electric Football Club of Schenectady, N. Y., is one of the 
fastest elevens in the State, having defeated such teams as the Sons of St. 
George F. C. of New York City and Farr Alpaca F. C. of Holyoke, Mass., 
in the A. F. A. Cup ties, and finishing second in the Central New York State 
Soccer Football League. 

This club is controlled by the General Electric Athletic Association of 
Schenectady, N. Y., which is one of the industrial institutions in this coun- 
try that is fostering and promoting athletics in general. Their athletic plant 
in the outskirts of Schenectady is one of the best equipped and finest in the 
State. Baseball, soccer, cricket, tennis and track athletics are encouraged, 
and as President Eaton of the Athletic Association is becoming very en- 
thusiastic in the development of soccer, it would not be surprising in the 
least to see the General Electric F, C. lift the National Challenge Cup during 
the coming season's competition. 


Organized August 14, 1906. Affiliated with the U. S. F. A. 
By John Lone^ Kearny^ N. J. 

Officers. — President, Sid Christopher, Orange, N. J.; vice-president, Alfred 
Tyrrill, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; secretary-treasurer, John Lone. 

The 1914-15 season of the National Association Football League was the 
most successful from a financial and playing point of view that that famous 
organizatJoo has experienced in its long career. After a most strenuous 


and keenly fought race, the West Hudson P. C. defeated the Jersey A. C. 
F. C. by one point for the league championship. 

The following clubs have entered for the coming season : West Hudson 
F. C. of Harrison, N. J. ; Jersey A. C. F. C. of Jersey City, N. J. ; Scottish- 
American F. C. of Newark, N. J. ; Alley Boys F. C. of Kearny, N. J. ; Bab- 
cock & Wilcox F. C. of Bayonne, N. J. ; Clan MacDonald F. C. of Brooklyn, 
N. Y., and Brooklyn F. C. of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

The outlook for the 1915-16 campaign is most promising, and all indica- 
tions point to an even more interesting competition than that enjoyed by 
followers of soccer last year. The 1915-1916 season opens on the last Sun- 
day in September, 1915, and closes on the last Sunday in April, 1916. 

The final standing of the clubs for the season 1914-15 was as follows : 

P. W. L. D. Pt3. P. w. L. D. Pts. 

West Hudson F.0 16 14 2 28 Brooklyn F. C 14 5 6 3 13 

Jersey A.C.F.0 16 13 2 1 27 Paterson Rangers E.G.. 14 4 6 4 12 

Scottish-American F.O. 16 8 3 5 21 Newark F.C 16 2 13 1 5 

Bronx United F.O 14 7 7 14 True Blues F.C 16 14 2 2 

Clan MacDonald F.O... 14 5 5 4 14 


Organized August 5, 1914. 
By John Lone, Kearny^ N. J. 

Officers. — President. John Lone, Kearny, N. J. ; vice-president, Harry 
Spence, Jersey City, N. J. ; financial secretary, H. McCreedy, Kearny, N. J. ; 
secretary-treasurer, C. Ludlum, Harrison, N. J. Headquarters, Hyland Hall, 
Kearny, N. J. 

The competition in the above league was most interesting from the starting 
of the season until the last game was played, four of the eight clubs running 
neck and neck throughout the entire race, the Kearny Athletics eventually 
winning by one point from the Valley Boys' F. C, who only succeeded in 
winning second place by one point from the Ford A. C. F. C. It is doubtful 
if a more evenly balanced league could be formed than the West Hudson. 
Amateur League of last year, and as all the clubs have signified their inten- 
tion of remaining for 1915-16 it can. be readily seen that a great and inter- 
esting competition is in store for the soccer fans of Hudson County and 
vicinity. The final standing of the clubs for 1914-15 season was as follows : 

Played, Won. Lost. Drawn. Points. 

Kearny Athletics F. C 14 10 3 1 21 

Valley Boys' F. C 14 9 3 2 20 

Ford A. 0. F. 14 8 3 3 19 

Kearny F. C 14 7 3 4 18 

West Hudsons Junior F. C 14 6 6 2 14 

Irish-American F. C 14 4 8 2 10 

Torrance F. 14 4 9 1 9 

Arlington F. C 14 1 12 1 3 

The Kearny Athletics also won the New Jersey State Cup Competition. 


By J. Harold Beekman. 

As a major sport in the Public Schools Athletic League of Englewood, 
N. J., the fine game of soccer football seems not to have even been men- 
tioned until the fall of the year 1914. It was at this time that the year-round 
director of athletics of the grammar schools came into office, laying stress on 
soccer football as a fall and winter sport for the boys, in his presentation 
of plans for the year to the superintendent of schools and the Board of 


Education. These men appreciated the value of the game and gave hearty- 
support. Three weeks after school opened soccer practice was going on at 
each of the five schools. When the rudiments of the game were learned two 
teams were chosen from each of four schools, one team from fourth and fifth 
grades and one from the sixth, seventh and eighth grades. The fifth school 
had a team from its fourth, fifth and sixth grades, not having seventh and 
eighth grades. By the middle of October all the teams were involved in an 
inter-school tournament of keen interest, and many boys both on and off the 
teams spent much of their recreation time enjoying soccer practice. In the 
enthusiasm for this game the strong desire for Rugby football passed out, 
and there were no boys reported injured playing the game in the whole 
school system during the season. It is certainly an excellent game for boys, 
ranking 'with base ball and basket ball in the curriculum, and its future suc- 
cess and popularity is guaranteed. 


Incorporated 1906. A. F. A. champions 1906, 1908, 1912 ; National League 
champions 1907, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1915. 

By Tom Adam^ Kearnt^ N. J. 

Officers. — President, John Brown ; treasurer, John D. Castles ; manager, 
Thomas T. Adam, 34 Maple Street, Kearny, N. J. Headquarters, 501 John 
Street, East Newark, N. J. Grounds, Newark Federal League Base Ball 
Grounds, Harrison, N. J. 

The West Hudson F. C. in winning the National Association Football League 
Championship for the season 1914-15 accomplished that feat for the fifth 
time. Under the management of Tom Adam, the team started the 1914-15 
season in fine form and it was freely predicted that, barring accidents, they 
would likely land the three championships in which they were entered, namely, 
the National Challenge Cup competition, under the auspices of the U. S. F. A. ; 
the A. F. A. Cup competition, and the National Association Football League. 
Unfortunately, shortly after the starting of the season, several of their star 
players were forced on the sick and injured list at a most critical time, 
thereby weakening the club considerably, which resulted in their being 
eliminated on February 21, 1915, from the third round of the National Chal- 
lenge Cup competition by the Scottish-American F. C. On March 14, 1915, 
in the semi-final of the A. P. A. Cup competition, the Scottish-American F. C. 
put them out of the running. However, after a most strenuously fought race 
they succeeded in landing the National Association Football League cham- 
pionship, nosing out the Jersey A. C. of Jersey City, N. J., in the final games 
of the season. The following is a record of the club for the season : 

U. S. F. A. National Challenge Cup Competition games— 3, Hollywood Inn F. C. 0; 
5, Falls C. & F. 0. 0; 1, Scottish-American 3. Played 3, won 2, lost 1. 

A. F. A. games — 4, Paterson Rangers 0; 2, Babcock & Wilcox 2; 5, Babcock & Wil- 
cox 0; 4, Disston F. 0. 1; 1, Scottish-American 2. Played 5, won 3, lost 1, drawn 1. 

National League games— 3, Clan MacDonald 2; 2, Jersey A. C. 4; 5, True Blues 1; 

3, Paterson Rangers F. C. 1; 5, Paterson Rangers F. C. 0; 6, Newark F. CO; 1. Clan 
MacDonald F. C. 0; 1, Scottish-American F. C. 2; 5, Bronx United F. C. 1; 9, Brook- 
lyn F. C. 2; 2, Scottish-American F. C. 1; 3, Jersey A. C. 0; 6, Bronx United F. C. 0. 
Won by forfeit from True Blues, Brooklyn F. 0. and Newark F. C. Played 16, won 
14, lost 2. 

Exhibition games— 7, Brooklyn F. 0. 1; 3, Clan MacDonald 0; 4, Brooklyn F. C. 3; 
2, Fall River Rovers 1; 1, Clan MacDonald 1; 2, Clan MacDonald 1; 3, Bronx United 1. 
Played 7, won 6, drawn 1. 

Total goals scored, 98 against opponents' 30; total games played, 31; won 25, lost 

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liooth, Bridgeport, Conn,, Honorary Secretary Connecticut State Football Association— 
the soccer booster of the Nutmeg State. 4, George Good, Naugatuck, Conn., Vice- 
l^resident Connecticut State Football Association; Vice-President Connecticut State 
lootball League; Secretary Naugatuck Football Club. 5, Jason Wright, Ansonia, 
conn., President Connecticut State Football Association, season 1914-15. 6. Thomas 
Wilson, Bridgeport, Conn., Delegate-at-Large Connecticut State Football Association. 

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League. 4, G. W. Chance, President Connecticut State Football League. 5, J. 
Miller, New Haven, Conn., President Connecticut State Referees' Association. 
6, Alex Cave, Secretary Connecticut State Referees' Association. 7, Andrew R. 
Sillers, Secretary Presbyterian Football Club, Bridgeport, Conn. 

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Secretary Committee on Association Foot Ball Rules of the National Collegiate 

Athletic Association; Editor Spalding's Official College 

Soccer Football Guide. 

1, Oliver Hemiugwjiy, Philadelphia, I'a.; fuunder of the Allied American Football 
Association; member of V. S. F. A. Council. 2, Wm. Palmer, Philadelphia, Pa.; 
member U. S. F. A. Council; Treasurer Allied American Football Association; Chair- 
man Finance Committee U. S. F. A. 3, Douglas Stewart, Philadelphia, Pa.; Presi- 
dent Football Association of Eastern Pennsylvania and District. 4, Michael McLough- 
Im, Philadelphia, Pa. 5, Charles Lieb, Secretary Philadelphia League. 6, Neil A. 
Clarke, one of America's star half-backs; member of Bethlehem (Pa.) Football 
learn, Champions of the United States, 1914-15. 7, Arthur Watson, Treasurer Foot- 
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(A. F. A. Cup Winners.) 
RECORD FOR 1914-15. 

1914. Team. Competition. Awly?"^ For. Ag'st. 

Sept. IJ-Newark F.C Exhibition Home 3 

Sept. 20— Broux United Exhibition Home 2 

Sept, 27— Brooklyn Celtic Exhibition !!!!"Home 3 3 

Oct. 4— Jersey A. C National League Home 2 2 

Oct. 11— Paterson Rangers National League Away 1 1 

Oct. 18— Brooklyn National League Home 1 3 

Oct. 25— True Blues A. F. A. Cup Away 1 

Nov- 1— Jersey A. C National League Away 1 

Nov. 8— Newark F. C National League Home 5 1 

Nov. 22— True Blues D. S. F. A. Cup Home 2 

Nov. 26— Victors (Fa.) Exhibition Home 2 2 

Nov. 29— Alley Boys 2d round A. F. A. Cup. ...Home 2 1 

Dec. 13— Jersey A. 2d round U. S. F. A. Cup... Away 2 1 

Dec. 20— Jersey A. C 2d round U. S. F. A. replay. Away 1 


Jan. 3— Victors (Pa.) 3d round A. F. A. Cup Home 3 1 

Jan. 10— Brooklyn National League Away 7 1 

Jan. 17— Phila. Hibs Exhibition Home 1 4 

Jan. 24— Newark F. C National League Away 5 

Feb. 7— West Hudsons National League Away 2 1 

Feb. 14— Royal Oaks (Trenton) Exhibition Home 4 

Feb. 21— West Hudson 3d round U. S. F. A. Cup.. Away 3 1 

B'eb. 28— Clan MacDonald National League Home 

Mar. 14— West Hudson Semi-final A. F. A. Cup. ...Home 2 1 

Mar. 20— Bethlehem F. C 4th round U. S F. A. Cup.. Away 3 

Mar. 28— Rangers (Paterson) National League Home 1 1 

Apr. 11— Bronx United National League Away 6 1 

Apr. 18— Brooklyn Celtic Final A. F. A. Cup Neutral 1 

Apr. 25— West Hudsons National League Home 1 2 

May 2— Clan M cDonald Exh. (scratch team) Home 1 4 

Summary — Played 29, won 16, lost 7, tied 6, goals for 62, goals against 37. 

Goal scorers — A. Stark 21, A. Whiston 13, E. Holt lOi, R. Forfar 9, W. 
Fenwick 5, J. Hemmsley 3, J. Conlon 1. 


By E. Waldron^ Vice-President. 

Officers — President, A. M. Addison ; vice-president, B. Waldron ; treasurer, 
W. E, Hinds; secretary, B. Grove, 549 Indiana avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Examining Board — D. Stewart, chairman ; B. Waldron, D. Gould, G. Young, 
James Walder. 

The substantial progress of the Referees' Association of Philadelphia since 
its formation in the fall of 1903 by five well known referees, of whom 
three are still actively interested in the Association, is a matter of much 
pride to those interested in the development of the game of Association foot- 
ball in Philadelphia. The successful career of the organization is undoubtedly 
to a large extent due to the eflficiency and work of the officers, particularly 
from and during the seasons of 1905 to 1913, as the records will show. The 
masterful control, not only of refereeing but of Association football generally, 
of the past president. D. Stewart, who was president for eight years, was the 
main help to the successful development of the Association, In the season 
of 1905 the membership was 15 ; in 1907, 22 ; in 1908, 28, and since that 


time it has steadily increased, until now there is a total membership of 60, 
thereby making the Philadelphia Association the largest and strongest 
referees' association in America. 

The following table of games refereed by members of the association Is 
indicative of the work done and the progress of the game in Philadelphia : 
1907-8, 156; 1908-9, 208; 1909-10. 222; 1910-11, 319; 1911-12, 363; 1912- 
13. 564 ; 1913-14, 532 : 1914-15. 642. 

The foregoing is indisputable proof of the work done by the association, 
not only in handling games but in spreading a knowledge of the game among 
the athletically inclined elements of Philadelphia, which was done by in- 
structing officials and players of clubs and teams as to the rules of the game 
and their applicability to the playing of the game. 

Another good feature of the quality of the referees in the Philadelphia 
Association is shown by the good work they have done and are doing along 
coaching lines in the cricket clubs, colleges, preparatory, public and grammar 
schools in and around Philadelphia and in developing players of high skill. 
A few years ago regular coaches were practically unknown among the col- 
leges and schools ; now the University of Pennsylvania has an amateur 
head coach in the person of Mr. Douglas Stewart, a gentleman with a broad 
mind and a thorough theoretical and practical knowledge of the game who 
has developed there a team of high caliber that went through two seasons 
without a defeat and lifted the Intercollegiate championship last season ; 
also David L. Gould, the assistant coach at Pennsylvania, a retired referee 
and a very good player in his time ; George Young, coach at Haverford College 
and Merion Cricket Club, one of our best known referees, having refereed 
the final of the American Cup this season ; James Connell, another referee, 
is, and had been for three seasons, the coach at Philadelphia Cricket Club 
and also at Friends' Select School, doing wonderful work among the boys at 
both places ; A. M. Addison is coach at the Moorestown Field Club ; Philip 
Bishop, the physical director at Haverford School, another referee of known 
and high ability. Many others of the members do coaching from time to 
time and they, as well as those mentioned, have done and are doing good 
work in spreading a sound knowledge of the game. 

Another notable feature is the number who occupy high executive posi- 
tions in the football world, giving sound foundation to the statement that 
a referee by reason of his training in handling men on the field and in 
thinking and acting quickly and correctly enables him, provided he has the 
necessary intelligence, to handle the executive end of the game after his 
active refereeing days are over. 

In conclusion I would say that this Association is in a good financial 
condition, having a nice balance of cash on hand at the end of last season, 


Organized 1910. Affiliated with the U, S. F. A. 
By Oliver Hemingway, Secretary. 

The season of 1914-15 was a banner season for the Allied American Football 
Association. The league season was started the first Saturday in October 
with three divisions and two clubs as affiliated members. 

New clubs were organized and became members of the Allied nearly every 
week after the season opened. It then became necessary to start new divi- 
sions ; therefore the Fourth Division and the Special Division were organized, 
and the Kensington Junior Churcb League, then composed of four clubs of 
Sunday school boys, was admitted to membership, and after procuring two 
other such clubs, the Church Division was formed. 

The Association therefore brought to a successful finish a grand total of 
six divisions, in addition to two clubs with affiliated membership who did 
not join any division, a total membership of forty-three clubs^ which is prob- 
ably the largest individual association in. the United States. 



The contests for division honors were exceptionally close; in fact at the 
close of the regular schedule. Edgemoor F. C. and Veteran A. A were tied 
for the championship of the Third Division and it was necessary 'to play an 
extra game to determine which club should receive the gold medals and cups 
The game was played on neutral ground at Marcus Hook and, strange to 
relate, although the Veterans had administered the only two defeats which 
Edgemoor had sustained during the regular schedule, the game ended in a 
win for Edgemoor by 2 goals to 1. 

Several other close contests are noticeable ; for instance, Wanderers only 
beat Viscose out of second place in the First Division by one point and 
Princeton A. C. only won the Fourth Division by giving the Northwest Boys' 
Club their only defeat of the season. 

The following is the official standing of the clubs at the end of the season * 

Putnam F. 

Wanderers F. , 

Viscose F. , 

Disston F. C , 

Victrix C. 

Kensington Cong. A. 

Boys' Club F. 

Smith A. A 

Peabody F. C 

Norristown F. C , 

Games. Won. Lost. 
14 1 

13 3 

11 2 

7 3 

St. Nathaniel F. C... 

Puritan Y. M. L 

Wilmington F, C 

Rosemont Celtic F. C. 

Centenary F. C 

Pyne Poynt S. 


Games. Won. Lost. 


Games. Won. Lost. 

Edgemoor P. 15 

Veteran A. A 15 

Disston Reserves F. C 14 

St. Nathaniel Res. F. C 14 

Falls Y. M. A. F. C 14 

Kensington Reserves F. 14 

West End A. A 14 

Boys' Club 3rd 14 

Princeton A. 

Northwest Boys' Club... 

Boys' Club 4th 

Poynt No Poynt F. 0... 
Bridesburg Rovers F. 0. 


Games. Won. Lost. 

..8 7 

..8 6 1 

..8 3 4 

..8 1 6 

..8 6 

Germantown Boys' Club failed to play their games. 
Games. Won. Lost. 

Audubon A. A 5 

Ascension F. 5 

North Philadelphia F. C 5 

Puritan Reserves F. C 5 

Victrix C. C. Reserves 5 

Norristown F. 0. Reserves 5 

Drawn. For. Against. Points. 


Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

2 50 14 36 

3 43 28 27 
3 42 32 19 
5 29 34 19 

36 50 12 

1 9 51 3 

Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

1 17 4 15 

1 13 6 13 

1 9 13 7 

1 2 10 3 

2 6 14 2 

Drawn. For. Against. Points. 















Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Puritan Friendly Bible Class 10 8 2 46 15 18 

Beacon Light F. C 9 6 2 1 30 9 13 

St. Ambrose F. 9 6 2 1 23 11 13 

St. Nathaniel Juniors 9 2 5 2 12 34 6 

Providence Juniors 10 7 3 7 23 3 

Kensington Cong. Juniors 9 1 7 1 5 31 3 

On June 7 the presentation of the cups, medals and watch fobs took place 
before a crowded house at Roth's Hall. A first class concert was given in. con- 
junction with the presentation. The prizes consisted of seven championship 
cups (including the Telegraph Cup, the trophy of the Allied Amateur Cup 
Competition), eighty-one gold medals, fifteen silver medals, twelve watch fobs, 
one diploma, and a small loving cup to the club having the best representation 
at the gathering. The latter trophy was won by the Wanderers, who, in 
addition to winning the Amateur Cup Competition, finished second in the 
First Division. 

The picture of the trophies, as shown elsewhere, give a faint idea of what 
was done that memorable evening of June 7. On the upper portion is shown 
the 139 medals and 12 watch fobs, and the lower portion shows the cups in 
this order from left to right : Oliver Bros. Cup, emblematic of the champion- 
ship of the Second Division, won by St. Nathaniel F. C. ; next is the Telegraph 
Cup, for the championship of the Allied Amateur Cup Competition, won by 
Wanderers F. C. ; the third is the Merion Cup, the trophy of the First Divi- 
sion, won by the Putnam F. C. ; down in front is the little cup which the 
Wanderers won ; in the center is the Jacob Bros. Cup, which was won by the 
Puritan Friendly Bible Class, champions of the Kensington Junior Church 
Division ; the Kerr Cup was won by Audubon A. A., as champions of the 
Special Division ; the President's Cup was won by the Princeton A. C, cham- 
pions of the Fourth Division ; last, but not least, is the Crowhurst Cup, 
which was won by the Edgemoor F. C., after having played an extra game 
in the Third Division to entitle them to it. The diploma shown near the 
center in front is the annual emblem given to the referee who qualifies for, 
and referees, in the final tie of the Allied Amateur Cup Competition. This 
season Mr. John E. Walder had the honor to receive the diploma. Previous 
winners have been such noted referees as Edward Waldron (1910), George 
Young (1911), Walter E. Hinds (1912), A. M. Addison (1913). No final was 
played in 1914. 

A remarkable instance of "sticking together" was shown during the presen- 
tation of prizes. The Putnam F. C, winners of the First Division, had won 
the Second Division in 1913-14 and the Third Division in 1912-13, and nine 
members of the team had played through all three seasons, obtaining a gold 
medal each year. This is a record that will take some playing to beat. 


This competition, which is run under the auspices of the Allied American 
Football Association, attracted twenty entries for the sixth season of the 
competition. Before giving the results of this season's games, we will take a 
look into the past and review the previous finals. 

In 1910 Centennial F. C. defeated Cardington F. C. by 4 goals to 1. In 
1911 Fairhill F. C defeated Victor F. C. bv 2 goals to 1. In 1912 Cardington 
F. C. defeated Bethlehem F. C. by 3 goals to 2. In 1913 West Philadelphia 
defeated the Irish-Americans F. C. of Wilmington by 5 goals to 1, In 1914 
Bethlehem won by forfeit from West Philadelphia, and in 1915 Wanderers 
F, C. won from Puritan Y. M. L. F. C. by 2 goals to 1. 

The following are the results of the various rounds in 1915 : 
First round— The following twelve clubs drew byes, thus eliminating any byes for 
the following rounds: St. Nathaniel F. C, Disston Boys' Club F. C, Putnam F. 0., 
Disston Reserves F. C, Victrix C. C, Audubon A. A., Norristown F. C, Smith A. A., 
Edgemoor F. C, Falls C. & F. C, Kensington Congregational A. A. and Wanderers 
F. 0. Four games were played and resulted as follows: Disston F. C. 5, Centenary 


F. C. 0; Peabody F. C. 2, Puritan Y. M, L. 4; Viscose F. C. 3, Veteran A. A. 3; replay, 
Viscose 1, Veteran 0; extra time, Rosemont Celtic F. C. 9, Falls Y. M. A. 1. 

Second round— St. Nathaniel 3, Disston Boys' Club 2; Putnam 3, Disston F. C. 0; 
Disston Reserves 2, Victrix 0; Audubon 0, Puritan Y. M. L. 1; Norristown 3, Smith 2; 
Edgemoor 2, Fall C. & F. C. 6; Viscose 2, Kensington 1 (extra time); Wanderers 5, 
Rosemont Celtic 2. 

Third round— St. Nathaniel 1, Putnam 6; Disston Reserves 0, Puritan Y. M. L. 2; 
Norristown 0, Falls C. & F. C. 2; Viscose 0, Wanderers 3. 

All the above games were played on the grounds of the first named club. 
The two semi-finals and the final were played at Washington Park, Phila- 

Semi-fiual round— Puritan Y. M. L. created a surprise by defeating Putnam 1 to 0. 
Wanderers defeated Falls C. & F. C. rather easily by 3 goals to none. 

Final round— Wanderers 2, Puritan Y. M. L. 1 goal. 

Immediately after the final the cup was informally presented to Captain 
Samuel Banks by Mrs. John B. Farrell, wife of the president of the Associa- 
tion. Mr. Banks left the country a few days later to join the colors of his 
native land. 


Aflaiiated with Football Association of Eastern Pennsylvania and District. 
By Levi Wilcox^ Philadelphia^ Pa. 

The American League of Association Football Clubs had one of the best, 
if not the best, seasons in its history during 1914-15, and there is no denying 
the fact but that the league did a great deal of good in boosting the sport in 
Philadelphia and its vicinity through the splendid exhibitions that the vari- 
ous teams gave. What proved the crowning feature, from an American 
League standpoint, was the splendid victory of Bethlehem, which not only 
won the championship of the league but also captured the National Cup, 
emblematic of the champion team in the country for last season. 

There was one of the closest races in the history of the league last season, 
and Bethlehem, with its team of all-star players, did not have an easy win 
without being taxed to the limit, as just one point separated Bethlehem 
from the Victors, who came in second place, while the Hibernians, who 
finished in third position, were only three points behind the leaders. One 
of the most unique facts in the league race was the manner in which the 
Victors, Hibernians and Disstons held Bethlehem at the beginning of the 
season, for out of the first three games played by Bethlehem against the 
above-mentioned clubs they failed to get away with the full complement of 

When considering that the Victors, who came mighty near to landing the 
championship, was composed mainly of American-born players, all the more 
credit is due them, for it proved conclusively that the game is progressing 
among the homebreds at a tremendous clip when they can hold such a star 
cast as represented Bethlehem last year. Bethlehem included practically the 
cream of soccer players in Philadelphia, who migrated to Bethlehem at the 
beginning of last year. 

Without in the least detracting from the playing strength of Bethlehem, 
Victors would with a little more experience have tied the leaders, for in the 
last game between the pair in the league series, Victors had their opponents on 
the run when one of their players came under the ban of the referee and 
was given marching orders, which greatly weakened the team. There is no 
discounting the fact that Bethlehem was a strong proposition for any team 
to tackle, and while they had one or two mighty close calls, none of their 
players for one minute lost his head, all playing the game in a spirit that 
brought them a large circle of admirers, no matter on what grounds they 
were showing. 


ABOther team that relied mostly on home talent was the Hibernians, the 
oldest team in the league, which has done more for soccer in this section 
than any other since the palmy days of the Thistles. The Hibernians not 
only had the lightest and speediest forward line in the league but they also 
had the youngest, as their whole quintet did not average over the twenty- 
year-old mark. Towards the latter end of the season the Irishmen showed a 
vast improvement, and if the league had had many more weeks to run it is 
more than likely that they would have pushed the Victors much closer for 
second berth. 

Disstons and West Philadelphia, along with the Victor Talking Machine 
eleven, showed great progress in their playing strength at the finish, while 
the Rangers F. C. and Falls, even though they did not finish way up the 
list, had fairly strong teams, and none of the leaders could take them too 
easily in the league series. Al! of the players were triers from the opening 
whistle to the final and in consequence the games were always interesting. 

One of the main features anent the successful season of the American 
League was the fact that only one player, "Scotty" Wilson of the Victors, 
was ordered off the field during the whole playing season in any kind of 
games, which speaks well for the manner in which the league was conducted 
from an official standpoint, and also the capable refereeing that was wit- 
nessed in the league matches. If the writer is not mistaken, this instance of 
one player only coming under the ban is a record as far as Philadelphia is 

To cap the climax, the American League held its first banquet, which 
proved beyond a doubt one of the best banquets ever held by any soccer 
organization in this city. At this banquet Bethlehem received the cup and 
medals, each of which were valued at $10. while Victors, the runners up, 
received silver medals. The president of the league, Peter M. MacLaren, 
Secretary Ernest M. Jones and Thomas Ferns, the treasurer, all received 
tokens from the magnates in recognition of the splendid services donated the 
league in 1914-15. 

Since the league was organized in 1912 the following clubs have won the 
championship : Boys' Club, 1912-13 ; Philadelphia Electrics, 1913-14, and 
Bethlehem, 1914-15. Every season the pennant chase has generally depended 
upon the last two or three games to decide the winner, which is another 
instance of the success of the American League, due to its clubs being 
evenly balanced. The official standing was as follows : 

Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Bethlehem 14 11 3 64 11 25 

Victor A. C 14 11 1 2 42 13 24 

Hibernians 14 10 3 2 41 20 22 

Disston A. A 14 8 4 2 62 10 18 

West Philadelphia 14 4 9 1 27 34 9 

Falls F. C 14 4 10 18 56 8 

Rangers 14 1 13 10 77 2 

•Victor T. M. C 14 2 11 1 12 55 1 

•Victor Talking Machine team fined 4 points. 


Affiliated with Football Association of Eastern Pennsylvania and District. 
By Charles Lieb^ Philadelphia, Pa. 

Officers. — President. A. Watson ; vice-president, L. Wilcox ; treasurer, E. M. 
Jones ; secretary, Charles Lieb. 

The 1914-15 season of the Philadelphia League was a success from all 
angles. The race for the championship was keenly contested from start to 
finish, while all the games were witnessed by large crowds. The Disston 
Boys' Club won the championship by one point, while Textile F. C. and 


Keystone A. C. were tied for second place, with 25 points each. The final 
standing of the clubs was as follows : 

Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Disston B. C 16 10 4 2 50 32 *26 

Textile F. C 16 11 2 3 21 12 25 

Keystone A. 16 12 1 3 34 10 ♦25 

West End A. C 16 11 5 44 22 •20 

Wissinoming F. C 16 9 6 1 27 26 *17 

Christ Church A. A 16 4 10 2 23 34 •12 

Central F. C 16 4 12 18 51 8 

Victoria A. C 13 2 11 8 28 4 

Hanson F. C 13 1 11 1 12 22 3 

•Keystone, Wissinoming and West End each were fined 2 points for playing an 

ineligible player, of which Christ Church received 2 points and Disston Boys' Club 
4 points. 


Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Erie A. C 19 11 3 5 54 29 ^29 

Christ Church Juniors 19 10 4 5 49 21 ^27 

Melrose F. 18 9 3 6 46 40 •IS 

North End B. 18 15 3 9 68 3 

•Melrose F. C. lost 6 points for playing an ineligible player of which Erie and Christ 
Church each received 2 points. 


By Joseph Phillips. 

Officers. — President, Elwood Shuman ; vice-president, Wm. Wainman ; treas- 
urer, J. M. Sauerland ; secretary, Jos. Phillips. 

The Feltonville Athletic Club, formerly the P. H. L, of Philadelphia, Pa., 
entered the United League when it was organized in 1912. It finished that 
year in third place. In the season of 1913-14 it finished in second position, 
and in 1914-15 won the championship of the league. In the final and deciding 
game of the season, with Cardington F. C. there was the largest crowd ever 
seen on an open soccer field in Philadelphia to witness this game. There 
were approximately two thousand spectators. The Feltonville team is con- 
sidered the smallest and lightest team in the United League, and all but three 
of its players are American born. The team has had only one defeat on its 
home grounds in three years, and last season it had only one defeat, two 
drawn games and fifteen victories out of eighteen league games played. 


Member of the Western Pennsylvania Football Association. 

By William S. Haddock, 

Hon. Secretary and Treasurer, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

A two-division league was conducted by the Pittsburgh Press during the 
season of 1914 and it was an unqualified success. Ralph S. Davis, sporting 
editor of The Press, was president for the fifth successive season, and Wm. 
S. Haddock, secretary and treasurer. The Castle Shannon team was the 
winner of the pennant in the Central Division, while Gallatin won the 
honors in the Monongahela Valley Division. 

A series of three games was then arranged to be played between the two 
pennant winners for the beautiful silver trophy and gold medals offered 
annually by the Pittsburgh Press. ^.,^^,01. 

Gallatin became the possessor of the trophies, as it defeated Castle Shan- 
non in two straight games. The past season was without doubt the best 
soccer football ever had in this section of the country. There were more 


teams entered in the Western Pennsylvania Cup Tie Competition ttian ever 
before, besides more in. the National Challenge Cup Competition, under the 
aiffipices of the U. S. F. A. Donora of the Monongahela Division of the 
Press League won the Western Pennsylvania Cup Tie Competition, and was 
presented with the Spalding Trophy and medals at a special banquet ten- 
dered by the Pittsburgh Press to its champion teams. The Press League- 
wound up its most successful season in the stirring victory of its All-Star 
team over the All-Stars of the District League by 1 to 0. The lineup : 

Press League Position. District League. 

Boyle Guard Brown 

Anderson Right Back George 

Blackwood Left Back Howe 

Rossini Right Half Morrison 

King Center Half Barton 

Whyte Left Half Lumsden 

Ruecroft Outside Right Magill 

Malarkey Inside Right Young 

Hickey Center McHenry 

Brannigan Inside Left Lowthor 

McCann Outside Left Callahan 

Referee— W. Davidson. 3 

The final standing of the teams in The Press leagues were as follows : 

Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Castle Shannon 10 7 2 1 27 12 15 

Morgan 10 5 4 1 11 13 11 

Bridgeville 10 5 4 1 15 13 11 

Beadling 10 4 3 3 14 20 11 

Carry 10 4 6 22 16 8 

Cecil 10 2 7 1 11 24 5 


Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Gallatin 10 7 1 2 18 11 16 

Roscoe 10 6 1 3 21 7 15 

Dnnlevy 10 5 2 3 14 7 13 

Donora 10 5 3 2 16 17 12 

Manown 10 1 9 5 17 2 

New Eagle 10 1 9 6 81 2 



By David C. Adamson, 
Hon. Secretary. 
The following officers have been elected for 1915-16 : 
Officers. — President, I. A. Hopkins; vice-president, Alex. Mclnnes ; secre- 
tary-treasurer, D. C. Adamson, 837 Tobin street, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

After the longest, closest and most interesting race for honors in the 
history of the league, the competition finished abruptly and unsatisfactorily. 
This was caused by the Sturgeon Club refusing to meet Homestead Steel 
Works in the deciding game necessary because of the teams each having 
23 points at the conclusion of the regular schedule. 

The executive committee awarded the cup and medals to the Homestead 
Club, which team later kept Pittsburgh represented in the U. S. F. A. 
National Challenge Cup Ties until the semi-final round was reached, falling 


I then by 4 goals to 1 to Bethlehem Steel Works F. C, the eventual winner 

i of the national competition. 

, Homestead, Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania fans in general are proud 
of the showing made by the District League champions, and it is likely there 

t will be a larger entry from Western Pennsylvania in the National Cup Ties of 
1915-16 by reason of Homestead's success last season. 

Yet Homestead had by no means an easy task in the winning of the Dis- 

I trict League cup, as Sturgeon and Pittsburgh Rovers completed a trio of 

! serious contenders for the trophy, the destination of which could not be 
foretold until the last regular game was over, this finding Sturgeon and 
Homestead tied, with Pittsburgh Rovers one point behind. The final 
standing : 

! Gaines. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Homestead Steel Works 14 11 2 1 42 10 23 

Sturgeon 14 12 1 l 55 7 •23 

Pittsburgh Rovers 14 11 3 36 17 22 

Wilmerding Air Brake 14 6 6 2 26 27 14 

Swissvale 14 4 9 1 22 42 *7 

Beadling Rovers 14 3 10 1 13 39 7 

Wilkinsburg 14 2 10 2 16 38 6 

Carrick 14 2 10 2 13 44 6 

* Two points deducted for playing ineligible players. 


By David C. Adamson, 
Hon. Secretary, Season 1914-15. 

Officers — President, R. Stanley Burleigh, Pittsburgh Public Schools; first 
vice-president, Joseph Lever, District League ; second vice-president, Ivor A. 
Hopkins, District League ; treasurer, William S. Haddock, Pittsburgh Press 
League ; Jas. Spence, West Penn Referees' Association ; T. R. Davidson, 
Johnstown Tribune League ; secretary, David C. Adamson, 837 Tobin street, 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Continued substantial progress is reported from Pittsburgh and surround- 
ing districts under the government of the Western Pennsylvania Football 
Association. Twenty-five teams entered the championship competition of 
1914-15, and after many exciting games had been played in the preceding 
rounds, Donora Steel Works and Sturgeon met in the final on Christmas 
Day, the former team winning in decisive manner by 5 goals to 1, after 
Sturgeon had started warm favorites. 

The champions just managed to pull through some of their first games, 
but improved as the competition neared a close, tieing twice in the semi- 
final, with Homestead Steel Works — one of the national semi-finalists — later 
being awarded the second game through Homestead refusing to play extra 
time, and their display against Sturgeon completely outclassed the District 
League runners-up. Following are the results of the competition by rounds : 

First round— Donora S. W. 2, Dunlevy 0; Homestead S. W. 6, Carrick 0; Pittsburgh 
Rovers 3, Swissvale 1; Castle Shannon 3, Beadling 0; Gallatin 1, Manown 0; F. & S. 
Rangers 8, Clarksburg U. 1; Youngstown (0.) Thistle 3, Struthers 0; *Wilmerding 
Air Brake 3, Wilkinsburg 3. Byes: Sturgeon, Vandergrift, Juniata Burns, Morgan, 
, New Eagle, Johnstown, and Youngstown, O. Bridgeville scratched to Curry. 

• Wilkinsburg disqualified for using ineligible players. 

Second round— Donora S. W. 3, New Eagle 2; Sturgeon 8. F. & S. Rangers 1; Home- 
stead S. W. 5, Gallatin 0; Pittsburgh Rovers 1, Wilmerding 0; Youngstown Thistle 3, 
Youngstown 1; Castle Shannon 10. Vandergrift 0; Morgan 2. Curry 0; Juniata Burns 4, 
Johnstown 2. 

Third round— Donora S. W. 1, Youngstown Thistle 0; Homestead S. W. 6; Juniata 


Burns 2; Sturgeon 5, Castle Shannon 2; ♦Morgan 2, Pittsburgh Rovers 0; tPittsburgh 
Rovers 2. Morgan 2; tPittsburgh Rovers 1. Morgan 0. utauuifei 

* Protested, t Replay. 

Semi-final round— Sturgeon 5, Pittsburgh Rovers 0; Donora S. W. 3, Homestead S W ( 
3; *Donora S. W. 2, Homestead S. W. 2. c. w . 

* Replay, Homestead being disqualified for refusing to play extra time. 

Final round (played on Christmas Day, 1914, at Exposition Pari:, Pittsbureh)— I 
Donora Steel Works 5, Sturgeon 1. » » / Ji 

The annual game between teams of the Pittsburgh District and Pittsburgh ' 
Press Leagues on New Year's Day, 1915, ended in favor of the Press ^ 
League by 1 goal to 0, Ruecroft scoring with a fast shot. ' 

It was a very lucky victory, only a marvelous display of goalkeepino- by ^ 
Boyle preventing the District Leaguers from scoring a dozen goals the Press " 
representatives, as a team, being completely outclassed. The line-up : 

Press League. Position. District League. 

Boyle, Curry Goal Brown, Homestead -, 

Anderson, Curry Right Back George, Pittsburgh Rovers ! 

Blackwood, Donora Left Back Howe, Homestead 

Rossini. Dunlevy Right Half Morrison, Homestead I 

h^^^L I^onora Center Half Barton, Sturgeon 

^hyte, Donora Left Half Lumsden, Homestead 

Ruecroft, Dunlevy Outside Right Magill, Pittsburgh Rovers « 

Malarkey, Gallatin Inside Right Young, Homestead ' 

Hickey, Castle Shannon Center McHenry Sturgeon ^ 

Brannigan Bridgeville Inside Left Lowther, Homestead " 

McCann, Donora Outside Left Callahan, Sturgeon 

Mainly owing to the work of President R. Stanley Burleigh of the West 
Pennsylvania Football Association, soccer will be recognized as a major sport 
in the Pittsburgh public schools next season. President Burleigh, who is a - 
district supervisor of athletics in the schools, organized two schoolboy leagues i 
last season, both of which were highly successful. ; 

By the end of 1915-16, soccer will be firmly established in the thoughts of } 
many thousands who have not yet seen it played, and Pittsburgh will in the 
future, have no difficulty in being recognized as one of the really great soccer 
centers of America. 



Officers. — President, William Davidson, 7427 Carrie street, Swissvale, Pa. ; ,- 
vice-president, William A. Beaton; secretary-treasurer, L. Herrington, 1108 
Barbara street, Duquesne, Pa. 


By R, Stanley Burleigh, Director of Athletics. 

Soccer in the public schools in Pittsburgh is assured. Last season I had 
the Central High. We had eight teams of freshmen and sophomores, which 
ran a schedule all season, and a 'varsity team which played a series of 
games with Allegheny High and Fifth Avenue High, all high schools of Pitts- 
burgh. I also had a league of seventh and eighth grades from Franklin, 
Letsche, Madison, Miller, Minersville, Moorhead, Rose and Somers public 
schools. This coming season there will be several leagues in the grade 
schools and class leagues in the high schools ; also an inter-high school 
league 'varsity. Soccer is meeting the needs of the problems of what games 
to interest the student body as a whole. 



By J. H. Carpenter^ Bethlehem^ Pa. 

' The above league was organized in 1914, the object being to develop and 
foster amateur soccer football in the Lehigh Valley. The first meeting 
was held on August 4, 1914, at the parish house of the Church of the 
Nativity South Bethlehem, Pa. At the following meeting officers were 

I elected as follows : President, Major A. B. DeSaulles ; vice-president, H. E. 

I Lewis ; secretary, J. H. Carpenter ; treasurer, T. W. Edmundson. Sis clubs 
comprised the original membership, namely, Bethlehem Reserves, Nativity 
Men's Club, Easton F. C, Allentown Y. M. C. A., East Bangor F. C. and 

' Standard A.A. of Phillipsburg, N. J, Afterwards there became as associate 
members of the league such clubs as Lehigh University, Lafayette College, 

i Lehighton F. C, Pen Argyl and Hellertown. The league was such a success 

' the officials decided to organize an Amateur Cup competition. A cup was 
given by Mr. Warren A. Wilber of South Bethlehem to be called the Wilber 

I Cup This was most successful and ten clubs entered the contest, the two 

' finalists being Bethlehem Reserve and Allentown Y. M. C. A. The first 
game was played at East End Field, Bethlehem, and after a hard contest 
the score remained O-O. The game was replayed two weeks later on the 
Muhlenberg College grounds at Allentown, and resulted in a win for the 
Allen+own Y M. C. A., 2-0. Thus Allentown became the first winners of the 
Wilber Cup, in addition to which the league also presented the winners with 
gold medals. The Blue Mountain League championship was most successful 
also, and after a close run Bethlehem Reserve won the league, with the 
Nativity Men's Club runners-up. A most beautiful trophy was presented by 

Ij H. E. Lewis for the league champions and gold medals by the league. 

i Games. Won. Drawn. Lost. For. Against. Points. 

! Bethlehem Res I I I I ^l ^l ]l 

Nativity MO 9 5 2 2 19 12 12 

Easton F. 9 3 2 4 12 13 8 

Pen Argyl 9 3 1 5 10 IS 7 

lllentowi Y. M. C. A 9 3 15 14 28 7 

I Standard A. A 9 1 2 6 10 15 4 


By Major A. B. DeSaulles^ 
President Blue Mountain Soccer League. 

The question has been asked the writer, and many with whom he has 
come in contact have looked with curiosity, "Why does a man of seventy- 
five years of age take the interest, devote time, etc., promoting Association 
football through the Blue Mountain League?" The answer is that the writer, 
from his youth up, has been devoted to all athletic sports, taking part, in 
vouth and fostering them, when he had to take a back seat. His two sons, 
Charles and Jack, inherited the love for athletics, making very good records 
for themselves at Yale University. _ ^ . ^^, -.^-.o^a „o^^ +<^ 

The great success of the Bethlehem F. C. in the season 1913-14 gave to 
Association football in the Lehigh Valley the means for Mr. John H. Car- 
penter to get together enough old players and enthusiasts at his first call 
to or'^anize the Blue Mountain Association Football League, with six teams, 
electing the writer president, Mr. H. E. Lewis of the Bethlehem F. C., vice- 
president, Mr. John H. Carpenter, Hon. secretary, and Mr. J. W. Edmund- 
son, treasurer. ^ ^ ., ,- » i 

Mr. Carpenter has so fully given you an account of the League s organi- 
zation, its career, its cups, et cetera, that it would be foolish repetition for 
the writer to go over the same ground. ., t i ^ +v. 

While spending the v>rinter of 1911-12 at Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, the 
writer was present at nearly all of the Association football and the American 


football games staged in that city. In 1913 he spent the month of October 
in the south of France, and every Sunday Association football games were 
played. One of the teams he saw play won the championship of France 
twice. Returning to Bethlehem at the end of November, the Bethlehem F. C. 
was starting its wonderful career. The writer, having become an enthusiast, 
never missed a game, saw a good deal of Mr. H. E, Lewis, the manager of 
the team, watched the players, etc., and so naturally he has become a 

The Blue Mountain League will start the season of 1915-16 with six 
teams, which may be increased to eight, and with the same officers the writer 
is more enthusiastic than ever. 

Mr. John H. Carpenter, Hon. secretary of the league, deserves all of the 
praise for its organization and his devotion to all duties pertaining to it. 
Its existence is due to him receiving, however, substantial aid from Mr. 
H. E. Lewis, vice-president. 


Affiliated with the U. S. F. A. 

By Joe Booth^ Bridgeport^ Conn.^ Secretary. 

Officers. — President, John McMenemy, Manchester ; vice-president, George 
Good, Naugatuck ; treasurer, E. S. Eversfleld, Bridgeport ; secretary, Joe 
Booth, 83 Ogden Street, Bridgeport. Delegates-at-large, T. Wilson, Bridge- 
port ; S. Macauley, Ansonia ; M. Martin, New Haven. Representative to U. S. 
F. A., Joe Booth. 

[Mr. Joe Booth, the energetic secretary of the Connecticut State Football Associa- 
tion, is indefatigable in his efforts to promote the game of soccer football. Besides 
his duties as secretary of the Connecticut State Football Association, he is also sec- 
retary of the Connecticut State Football League, secretary of the Connecticut Amateur 
League, secretary of the Bridgeport Schoolboys' League, secretary of the Bridgeport 
Junior League. Last season he attended 94 football meetings, wrote more than 900 , 
columns for the papers and more than- 2,300 letters and postals.— Editor.] 

A little more than twelve months ago the clubs in Connecticut were termed 
"outlaws," at that time not being affiliated with the United States Football As- 
sociation. T. W. Cahill and others, however, got to work and were in com- 
munication with the officials of the Connecticut State League, the premier 
league of the State, with a view of forming a State association, with the 
result that after several months of hard and consistent work a meeting was 
called, at which every club in the State was represented, and a State asso- 
ciation formed. Since then the new organization has made rapid strides and ' 
the clubs in the State have almost doubled in number. Judging by the 
success attained in the initial year of the organization, the coming season 
appears to be even better, and already another new league has been formed 
in the State. During the past season three successful leagues have been 
run, two cup competitions established, and also a shield competition, which 
was competed for by the junior teams of the State in the spring. In addi- , 
tion, a schoolboys' league was organized in Bridgeport with great success. - 
A referees' association has been formed, while several of the clubs also made 
great progress in the National Challenge Cup Competition, under the auspices 
of the U. S. F. A. Junior football in the State has also taken a great hold and 
this season we shall have to adopt some means to take care of these players. 

In the State Cup competition, for possession of the valuable cup presented 
by Dr. Budd of New Haven, eleven teams entered from all over the State and 
the competition was exceedingly keen and exciting. The sensation of the 
first round was the refusal of Ansonia to travel to Taftville, with the result 
that the latter team entered the second round without playing a game. The ' 
semi-finalists were New Haven, New Britain, Taftville and Manchester United 
and the former won the trophy after a very hard struggle with New Britaiq i 
in the final tie. 


In the Spring Cup competition nine teams entered and some great strug- 
gles were witnessed, as Ansonia, not being strong enougli to win the compe- 
tition themselves, had to introduce New York players to strengthen their 
team. In this competition home-and-home games are played and the club 
who gets the most goals in the two games pass forward into the next round. 
In the first round Bridgeport City beat Norwalk, New Haven beat Academy,* 
Manchester Glens beat Manchester United, New Britain beat Meriden, while 
Ansonia had a bye. The only game of the second round was between Ansonia 
and Bridgeport City, but after the first game had been played the latter 
club scratched. This left Manchester Glens to oppose Ansonia in the semi- 
final. Two great games were witnessed, but in each game Ansonia just man- 
aged to win by the odd goal. In the other semi-final. New Haven easily dis- 
posed of New Britain. The first final was played on the New Haven ground 
and on this occasion New Haven won by 3 goals to 2. The following week, 
on the Ansonia grounds, the score was reversed and extra time should have 
been played, but New Haven refused and walked off the field, the cup being 
awarded to Ansonia. Some great crowds watched these games and showed 
that the interest is on the increase. 


By J. ROYLE^ Plainfield^ Secretary. 

Officers — President, K. Maclntyre, Norwich ; secretary-treasurer, J. Royle, 

This league, which was one of the affiliated bodies to the Connecticut State 
Football Association, is one of the oldest organizations in the country but 
never took up the game seriously until last season, when two of the league 
teams entered cup competitions outside their own area. The Plainfleld team 
entered the National Challenge Cup competition, but was beaten in the first 
round by the Academy team of Ansonia. The Taftville club entered the Con- 
necticut State Cup competition and managed to reach the semi-final tie, 
only to be soundly beaten by New Britain. During the season a double sched- 
ule was played, owing to there being only four clubs in this section of the 
State. The Plainfleld F. C. won both, the one in the fall being won only after 
a tie had been played, while the spring series was captured quite easily. The 
standing of the clubs in the spring series was : 

Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Plainfleld 6 6 31 3 12 

Taftville 5 2 3 10 14 4 

Baltic 5 2 3 6 16 4 

Ponewah W. C 6 1 5 3 17 2 

The game between Taftville and Baltic was not played. 

The Plainfield club played a team chosen from the rest of the clubs in the 
league on Good Friday, for the benefit of the British Relief Fund, and won 
easily by 4 goals to 0. The proceeds resulted in a record for the State, as 
over $160'.0O was handed over to the fund. 


By Alex Cavh^ New Haven. 

Officers. — President, J. Miller, New Haven ; vice-president, J. Campbell, 
New Haven ; secretary-treasurer, Alex Cave, New Haven. 

This organization was formed on October 3 of last year. Joe Booth, after 
circularizing every referee in the State, called a meeting in New Haven at 


which the organization was formed. The organization affiliated with the 
Connecticut State Football Association and the National Referees' Association. 
Eleven members were enrolled at the start, but this number will be increased 
this season. Four very successful meetings were held and great harmony 
prevailed among the members. 


By Joe Booth^ Secretary. 

Officers. — President, Mr. Chance, Meriden ; vice-president, G. Good, Nauga- 
tuck ; secretary-treasurer, Joe Booth, Bridgeport. 

This league, the premier soccer organization of the State, comprised fifteen 
clubs, which had to be divided into two sections. Northern and Southern. 
Several of the players had signed on for other teams in other States on the 
"Form C" amateur registi'ations and consequently when it came to the notice 
of the league delegates the clubs had to be punished by having points de- 
ducted. This caused great rivalry, with the result that neither race was 
decided until the last week of the season. In the Northern League New 
Britain was returned the winner after a successful appeal to the Appeals 
Committee of the U. S. F. A. against the decision of the State Association. 
This placed the club two points over Manchester Glens, who had once been 
declared winners. In the Southern League Ansonia gained the honors after 
a hard tussle with the Bridgeport City team. Appeals were plentiful in this 
league and the final honors were not decided imtil the very last game of the 
season. A game was played between teams representing English and Scottish 
players for the benefit of the British War Fund. The English players won 
the game by 2 goals to and a fine sum was realized. The final standings of 
the clubs were as follows : 


P. W. L. D. Pts. P. W. L. D. Pts. 

New Britain 10 7 1 2 •14 Meriden 10 3 7 6 



D. Pts. 




2 •14 
2 10 
2 10 

Manchester Glens 10 8 2 tl2 Vikings 10 1 9 2 

Manchester United ... 10 4 4 2 10 Brussels Withdrew 

Terry Turbines 10 

* New Britain had two points deducted for playing Ineligible players. 

t Manchester Glens had four points deducted for playing ineligible players. 


P. W. L. D. Pts. P. W. L. D. Pts. 

Ansonia 12 10 2 •IS Naugatuck 12 2 8 2 6 

Bridgeport City 12 8 2 2 'IG Norwalk 12 1 7 4 6 

Academy 12 7 4 1 15 Caledonians 12 2 8 2 6 

New Haven 12 6 5 1 13 Garden City Withdrew 

• Ansonia and Bridgeport City had each two points deducted for playing ineligible 


By J. E. Walton, Bridgeport. 

Officers — President, J. E. Walton, Bridgeport ; vice-president, R. Murray, 
New Haven ; treasurer, J. G. Cockrane, New Haven ; secretary, Joe Booth, 
Bridgeport ; delegates to Connecticut State Football Association, F. Frame 
and J. E. Walton. 

This is a new league and comprises the clubs that represented the Esling 
Shield Competition last season when the State Association arranged a com- 
petition for the junior teams of the State. During the progress of this com- 
petition twelve games were played and every one was fought out in the very 


best of friendship, not an ineligible player being played by any of the teams 
iQor a complaint of any description was sent in from either the referees or 
the clubs. Not even a player was sent off and this certainly set the State 
League an example. At the annual meeting it was decided to call the new 
jleague the "Connecticut Amateur League," and increase the number of clubs 
jto eight or ten. The New Haven Waverleys won the competition last season 
jafter a hard struggle and are the first holders of the new Esling Shield. 


j By Job Booth. 

; Officers. — President, Harvey C. Went, Physical Instructor Bridgeport 
School ; vice-president, John McCone, Caledonians F. C. ; secretary-treasurer, 
iJoe Booth, Bridgeport. 

This league, which is the only one of its kind in the State of Connecticut, 
had a very successful season and, thanks to the kind work on the part of the 
various soccerites of the State, each school has been provided with a football 
(and a good balance in hand towards buying uniforms for the boys. The com- 
mittee was at a standstill at the beginning of last season on account of having 
no trophy, but the Bridgeport Standard came to the asistance of the organiza- 
tion and provided a splendid trophy in the shape of a cup. Seven teams 
entered and games were played right thi-ough the winter, Lincoln School boys 
being returned the winners by one point over the Black Rock team. These 
two teams met in the last game of the season and the result was a tie. The 
Lincolns, however, having a point lead prior to this game won the cham- 
pionship by this margin. It is expected that the parochial schools of the 
city will form a league this season. 


By H. H. Smith, Secretary. 

The New Haven Football Club has just completed a very successful season, 
winning the Connecticut State Cup Competition and being runners-up in the 
Spring Cup competition. They are the finest cup fighting team in the State, 
for in the past four seasons they have been in the final of the Spring Cup 
competition no less than three times, while they managed to win the State 
Cup in its first season. In the league they finished fourth, 5 points behind 
the leaders and in the five games lost none was by more than one goal margin. 
In the State Cup competition New Haven ousted Bridgeport in the first round 
after a successful appeal (they having lost the first game), while in the 
second round two games were also necessary before the Terry Turbines of 
Hartford could be beaten. In the semi-final Manchester United was defeated 
on the Meriden ground, while New Britain team was defeated in the final 
tie by 3 to 1. 


By George Good, Secretary. 

Naugatuck has finished one of the most successful seasons in the history of 
the club, not exactly from a playing point of view, but financially and 
socially. The headquarters of the club are the finest in the State and the 
friendly spirit that exists between the management and the players is ex- 
cellent, proving that to make a successful team there must be harmony among 
the players. This is the first season that Naugatuck has finished with a 
balance 'in hand, thanks to the team's loyal supporters. 



By Albert W. Keane^ New Bedfoed. f 

Association football made tremendous strides during the 19^14-15 season In 
New England. In fact, the game drew as many spectators, many of whom ^ 
were new followers of the sport, as any of the minor base ball leagues in this 
section did. and so popular did the soccer pastime become that it is freely 
predicted on all sides that New England will be the pre-eminent Association 
football field of the United States this season, if it keeps up the pace it has 
set in the past two years. 

Untiring work, combined with a constant publicity, is the direct cause of 
the new growth of the game. Before the organization of the United States 
Football Association, and the atfiliation of the two sectional governing bodies 
in this section of New England, the game was unorganized and run in a 
slipshod manner, teams springing up here and there, of a mushroom growth, 
only to be among the missing in a few months. 

With the personal impetus given the sport when John A. Fernley of New 
Bedford assumed the oflBce of national leader and his whole hearted interest 
in the game and his special efforts to make it thrive and enlarge, combined 
with the frequent missionary visits of National Secretary T. W. Cahill, who 
healed breaches that threatened to injure the sport, the season of 1914-15 
was unquestionably New England's best from a football standpouit. 

Just what team holds premier honors is an open question. The Boston 
Americans won the championship of the Boston and District league over 
the Fore River eleven. The Farr Alpaca team of Holyoke won the Northern 
Massachusetts and New Hampshire State Cup over the Methuen team of the 
Lawrence and District League. 

The New Bedford team won the championship of the Southern New Eng- 
land League, the fastest and biggest league in the section, and the Southern i 
New England cup was won by the Young Men's Catholic Total Abstainers' 
Soccer Football Club of New Bedford. The J. & P. Coats eleven of Paw- j 
tucket fought its way to the semi-final of the National Cup before losing to 
the Brooklyn Celtics at New Bedford, 2 to 1. 

Now the Y. M. C. T. A. S. F. C, winners of the Southern New England 
Cup, were beaten five times by New Bedford in league and cup matches, being 
put out of the National Challenge Cup by the Whalers, but finishing in 
second place, with the Coats team third, in the league race. Fore River 
won from New Bedford in the third round of the cup, only to be beaten by 
J. & P. Coats in the fourth round. Fore River beat the Farr Alpaca team in 
the National Challenge Cup and the Boston Americans lost to the Y. M. C. 
T. A. S. F. C. in the qualifying round of that competition, but later beat 
Fore River. 

This shows the even quality of football played and also gives an Inkling ,, 
of the interest that was aroused. This season even greater interest will be P, 
aroused, for a New England Cup competition will be played, which will be '' 
open to all teams in this section. 

The newspapers deserve a word of credit for the space they gave the 
game. The New Bedford Times led the rest in this respect, giving a whole 
page every Thursday exclusively to soccer news from all sections of America. 
The other New Bedford papers did good work, so did those of Lawrence, 
Brockton, Pawtucket, and even Boston began to fall in line as the season 
waned. If the newspapers take up their task this season where they left 
off last year, the game is bound to make rapid advances. 

Another thing that made the game was the fairness and strict methods of 
the ruling bodies. Players were held under control, both on and off the field ; 
the games were played cleanly and neither players nor clubs were allowed f 
to dictate policies or plans to the state associations. 

The writer, a working newspaperman who has given much time to the 
advancement of soccer, wishes to acknowledge the good work done in New 
England by President J. A. Fernley of the United States Football Association, 
President W. D, Love of the Southern New England Association, President 




Ir. A. Scholefield and Secretary George M. Collins of the Northern Massa- 
l;husetts and New Hampshire Association, Secretary H. H. Williamson of the 
!>outhem New England League, and also to compliment these men on their 
totiring devotion to the game. 

Propaganda work was not so thorough as might be in New England, owing 
):o lack of funds to operate with and also to the varied soccer interests of 
ihe workers. But with conditions made more stable by the U. S. P. A. con- 
rol of affairs I look to see the schoolboys in almost every large New 
England city playing the game this season and to see many new clubs of 
■nore experienced players spring into existence and prominence. 
I' So, in closing, I confidently predict a bigger, better, busier and brighter 
lioccer season for 1915-16 in New England than the game has ever seen in 
i;his section. 


By William D. Love^ Pawtucket, R. I. 

: Since the organization of the Southern New England Football Association, 
ivhich followed closely after the forming of the U. S. F. A., there has been 
Ii decided boom in soccer in this section. There are now flVe leagues under 
the jurisdiction of the Association, as follows : Southern New England 
League, Rhode Island League, Fall River City League, New Bedford City 
League, and Providence and District League. 

The public is responding nobly to the call for support of the sport, pre- 
vailing opinion being that the game is on a sounder basis than ever before, 
which is bound to have continued progress under the guidance of the National 
body. Many new players have been brought out, some of whom will be seen 
in faster company the coming season. 

The Southern New England League had a very successful season, but was 
'handicapped through having two weak clubs which made a very poor 
showing. ■ , ,r n., , 

The New Bedford Club won the league championship, the Young Men s 
Catholic Total Abstainers Soccer Football Club being runners-up. The race 
Tor first honors was between four clubs and was a close one, not being decided 
until the last game was played. These two teams reversed their positions in 
the Times Cup Competition. 

The four other leagues had a very successful season and many good games 
were played. . -, ,, 

In addition to the Times Cup Competition, just mentioned, there was also 
the Williams Challenge Cup Competition, open to all Rhode Island clubs. 
Crompton was successful in winning this handsome trophy for the second 
time and if fortunate enough to win it once more will become permanent 
owners. , , . 

The Southern New England Association is contemplating working m con- 
junction with the Northern Massachusetts and New Hampshire State Foot- 
ball Association the coming season and will doubtless run an All-New England 
Cup Competition, which will be open to all clubs in New England affiliated 
with the U. S. F. A. The Pan-Americans and Fall River Rovers will enter 
clubs in all the different competitions and the old rivalry which existed several 
years ago between these two clubs will be revived. v,^ xx. t, ^ 

The followers of the sport feel sure that the coming season will be the best 
ever had and hope to be successful in landing the National Challenge Cup in 
this district. 


Affiliated with the U. S. P. A. 
By George Ritchie^ Providence^ R, I. 
Officers.— Tresment, Harry Sandager, Pawtucket, R. I. ; vice-president R. 
Bolton, Greystone, R. I. ; secretary-treasurer, George Ritchie, Providence, R. I. 


The Southern New England Football Association continues to progress in a 
satisfactory manner. In the season of 1913-14, the first year of the organiza- 
tion, there were eighteen clubs affiliated with it. Last season found thirty- 
eight clubs members, and with new clubs and leagues forming this should be 
a big season for organized football in this district. 

The J, & P. Coats team upheld the reputation of the association by winning 
their way into the semi-final of the National Challenge Cup Competition, 
Brooklyn Celtic defeating them after a hard played game by 2 goals to 1. 
The handsome Times Trophy, presented to the Association by the New Bed- 
ford Times, has proved a very valuable asset in creating interest among the 
clubs, although only twelve clubs entered the competition. What it lacked in 
numbers was made up in enthusiasm and the quality of the teams taking part. 
The final brought together two of the best teams in the Association, namely, 
the Y. M. C. T. A. S. F. C. and the New Bedford F. C, both clubs belonging 
to New Bedford. The Y. M. C. T. A. S. F. C. had the honor of being the 
first club to have its name inscribed on the cup by defeating the New Bedford 
F. C. after a well fought game by 2 goals to 1. The results of competition 
by rounds was as follows : 

First round— Fall River Rovers forfeited to Y.M.C.T.A.S.F.C.; Thornton 4, Cres- 
cents 0; New Bedford F. C. 2, Cove Albions 0; Greystone A. C. 2, Pawtucket 2; 
replay Greystone A. C. 4, Pawtucket 0. Rogans F. C. drew a bye. 

Second round— Thornton 2, J. & P. Coats 1, Y.M.C.T.A.S.F.O. 2, Rogans 2; replay, 
Y.M.C.T.A.S.F.C. 3, Rogans 2; New Bedford F. 0. 3, Greystone A. C. 1; Taunton 
City, Greystone F. C. (Greystone F. C. forfeited). 

Semi Final round— Y.M.C.T.A.S.F.O. 4, Thornton S; New Bedford F. 0. 6, Taunton 
City 0. 

Final round— Y.M.C.T.A.S.F.C. 2, New Bedford F. C. 1. 



Afllliated with Southern New England Football Association. 

Officers. — President. Harry Sandager, Pawtucket, R. I.; vice-president, D. A.' 
Coholan, New Bedford; secretary, H. H. Williamson, New Bedford; treasurer, 
Stephen Bailey, Pawtucket, R. I. 

STANDING OF CLUBS, 1914-1915. 

Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points.!: 

New Bedford 16 10 1 5 42 9 25 

Y. M. 0. T. A. S 14 9 3 2 S3 16 20 J 

J. & P. Coats 14 7 2 5 29 16 19 

Pawtucket 16 2 11 3 26 53 7 D 

Taunton City 16 2 13 1 12 48 5 , 



Member of Southern New York State Football Association. 
By a. NixsoNj Brooklyn^ N. Y. 

Officers — President, E. Kaufman, Staten Island Cricket and Tennis Club;' 
Hon. secretary-treasurer, A. Nisson, Montclair A. C, 639 Sterling place, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Members — Staten Island Cricket and Tennis Club, Crescent Athletic Club, 
Montclair Athletic Club. Bensonhurst Field Club, N. Y. V. Richmond County 
Club, Englewood Field Club; associated with the Associated Cricket Clubs' J 
Soccer League of Philadelphia. 

Trophv — The Crescent Challenge Cup. Won by Crescent Athletic Club, \ 
1910-11; Belmont Cricket Club. 1911-12; Staten Island Cricket and Tennis 
Club, 1912-13; Crescent Athletic Club, 1913-14; Merchantville Field Club, 


^' The Merchantville Field Club, winners of the Associated Cricket Clubs' 
"Soccer League of Philadelphia, defeated the Crescent A. C, winners of the 

iField Club Soccer League of New York and New Jersey, by 4 goals to 2, 
■'thereby taking possession for one year of the Crescent Challenge Cup, which 

Is competed for each year by the winners of their respective league. The 
rinal standing, season 1914-15, was as follows: 


t Played. Won. Lost. Drawn.Cancelled. For. Against. Points. 

•ibrescent A. 10 7 1 2 .. 32 9 16 

jBtaten Is. 0. & T. 0... 9 5 1 3 1 ..24 9 14 

*Bensonhurst F. C 9 4 4 1 1 22 20 10 

jPolumbia Univ 7 3 3 1 3 11 16 10 

'Montclair A. C 8 2 4 2 2 19 15 8 

J'Sichmond County F. 0. 9 8 1 1 7 46 2 


By Harry Sandager, 
President Southern New England Football Association. 

i\ Of course it is easy to sit back and predict rosy things for the future of 
Lootball in New England before Jack Frost has besieged us with his ice and 
cmow, but as far as indications are concerned, it would seem that the Southern 
■Mew England League should have a banner year. It will be the first time 
in five years that Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts have had so 
tnany clubs in the big circuit. This fall there are seven, the J. & P. Coats of 
ipawtucket, who penetrated to the semi-final of the U. S. F. A. Cup last year ; 
:he Howard & Bullough eleven, the old A. F. A. Cup winner, which will have 
|3illy Love back at the helm ; the Pan-Americas of Fall River, which gained 
ts title by winning the series at Buffalo during the Pan-American Exposition 
jand who will again be led by Con Murphy ; the Fall River Rovers, always 
,an aggressive, hustling team ; the New Bedford F. C, a U. S. F. A. semi- 
finalist two years ago; the bustling New Bedford Celtics, and last, but not 
east, the Fore River team from Quincy, Mass., the acknowledged exponents 
)f the English short passing game In America. 

i If the weather man gives these elevens a chance, the New England public 
Will have a treat, for the associations behind every eleven will be satisfied 
ivith nothing but high class outfits. It is true that there will be an absence 
)f English football players, for England at this time is using all the able- 
;)odied men within her provinces for war purposes and will permit none to 
leave the kingdom, but the affiliated and subsidiary leagues in this section 
lave been developing players so fast that the loss of the imported stars will 
lot be felt as greatly as might be supposed. As a matter of fact, both Fall 
iliver teams will use local talent and shrewd old Con Murphy began training 
I lis hopefuls as early as the middle of August. The Coats, Fore River, New 
Bedford F. C. and Celtics, formerly the "Temps," were all in the league last 
/ear and have preserved the nucleus of their clubs, so far as they have been 
ible. The management of the three new clubs include men who had elevens 
n the old New England League of 1906-7-8 and are well versed in football. 
I Last year the Southern New England encountered a deal of inclement 
jveather, but inasmuch as the current season extends from September to April, 
jjnow and ice are not expected to prove the obstacle of 1914-15 proportions. 
'Practically all the clubs have entered their teams in the U. S. F. A. and the 
iSew Bedford Times Cup competitions, so there promises to be plenty of 
exciting games. 

At this writing It is difficult to judge adequately the possibilities of the 
Ihode Island League, Providence and District League and Fall River and 
■Vew Bedford City Leagues, but as these circuits have in other years thrived 
iJnder the progressive administration of the United States Football Associa- 


tion, the parent body, there is no valid reason why the coming season should 
not be as successful as its predecessors. One thing is sure, the kicking game 
is on. the advance and is continually making greater progress. 

By D. Bolton^ GeetstonEj R. I. 

Officers. — President, Thomas Taylor ; vice-president, R. Bolton ; treasurer 
Joseph Crompton ; secretary, George Ritchie. 

The race for the championship of this league was again very close up t( 
the last two or three games, the title being won by the Thornton St. Ronans 
who had a very successful season, losing but two points, both of whicl 
were dropped in tie games against the Greystone A. C. This is a new marl 
for the league, having a team win 14 and draw 2 out of 16 contests. Th< 
standing : 

Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points 

Thornton 14 12 2 42 11 26 

Greystone A. 14 9 1 4 19 8 22 

Crompton 14 8 5 1 16 13 17 

Prospect Hill 14 5 7 2 10 16 12 

J. & P. Coats 14 4 6 4 16 18 U 

Thornton A. C 14 4 8 2 10 15 10 

Home Bleach Sc Dye 14 5 9 24 81 10 

Greystone 14 1 13 10 14 2 


By Herbert F, Murray^ Secretary^ Providence, R. I. 

Officers (1914-15). — President, Henry S. Bingham; vice-president, Johi 
Morrow ; secretary, Herbert F. Murray ; treasurer, Harry Hunt ; patron, A. A 

The past season was the most successful which the Providence and Distric 
League has enjoyed since its formation. Although there was but six club 
in the circuit, the race was close and exciting and was not decided until th 
last game had been played. 

Added interest was created by the donation by Mr. A. A. Lupien of Paw 
tucket, of a beautiful perpetual Challenge Cup, to be held for one year by th 
winners of the league. 

This trophy is now held by the Ashton club, who have the distinction o 
having finished in first place in their first season in organized football. 

The Lonsdale and Rogan elevens, who finished in a tie for second place 

with 20 points each, were formidable contenders and the Smithfleld Avenu 

club also put in a strong bid for first honors. Final standing of the clubs wa^ 

as follows : ... 


Ashton 15 

Lonsdale 15 

Eogans 15 

Smithfleld Ave 15 

Mt. Pleasant 15 

Greystone Ees 15 



By D. Boltox, Greystone, R. I. ' 

The Williams Challenge Cup Competition is open to all clubs In the Stat 
of Rhode Island affiliated with the United States Football Association. Dmt 

i. Won. 









24 : 





20 : 





20 - 





17 ^ 






6 t 





1 5 


''|;ng the 1914-15 competition eight of the premier elevens of Rhode Island 

-barticipated, with the result that large crowds patronized all the contests, 
find the class of soccer furnished the followers of the sport in Rhode Island 
svas the best ever offered the patrons. The Crompton F, C. of Crompton 
R. I„ won the cup by defeating the Greystone A. C. in the final by a score 
jDf 2 to 0. This makes the second time in succession that the Crompton F. C 
have lifted the cup, having in the 1913-14 competition defeated the J & P.* 
Coates F. C. in the final by a score of 4 to 0. The summary : 

'• First round— Thornton 5, Home Bleach and Dye 1; Prospect Hill 3, Smlthfleld 
jivenue 1; Crompton 7, Mount Pleasant 1; Greystone A. C. 3; Thornton A. C. 0. 

I Semi-final round— Crompton 3, Thornton 2; Greystone A. C. 3, Prospect Hill 0. 

T Final round— Crompton 2, Greystone A. C. 0. 


By George M. Collins^ 

Secretary North Massachusetts and New Hampshire State Football 


Old New England has once again demonstrated its ability to maintain first 
place as a soccer district. In our State association, territory of North Massa- 
chusetts and New Hampshire, we have now seventy clubs, six leagues, five 
■referees' associations and numerous cup competitions, all in good standing 
and doing good business at the old and new stands. The real reasons for 
the phenomenal increase in this section is good, clean soccer. The average 
American is a good sport and appreciates any sport that has life and plenty 
of action to it. Such a sport is this game of soccer football, 
! The work of carrying on a live State organization is heavy, yet very 
pleasant and extremely Interesting. We have given considerable time and 
labor to the different affiliated associations, sending delegations to our far- 
away territories. To such men as President Jas. E. Scholefield of our asso- 
ciation; S. McLerle, soccer editor of the Boston traveler; George Lambie, 
premier referee, and Presidents Merchant and J. Gibson of the Boston and 
District League, soccer enthusiasts must dofE their hats. All these men and 
numerous others have done yeoman service for the advancement of the game 
'iK^e all love so well. 

We have always given our best attention to our grown up soccer players, 
out I think the time has arrived when our soccer players to be should be 
given our best efforts. The school boys must be catered to if we desire their 
/interest and assistance. This coming season the North Massachusetts and 
New Hampshire State Football Association will take up seriously the ques- 
;tion of how to get the boys really playing soccer. To me, no game is so 
'played to give all one's muscles, Intellect and stamina so much exercise as 
isoccer. In a good hard game, grit and intelligence will win against brawn 
and brute strength. I am not a lover of the Rugby game as it Is played, 
yet I maintain there is more than room for this splendid game. There are 
thousands of boys In this country who will never make a place on a Rugby 
team who, if shown and encouraged, would easily make a place on a soccer 
team and be an acquisition to any soccer club. That boy is the boy for me. 
I can use him. 

A few years ago we had to plead on the newspapers to give us a line, 
now they are looking for soccer news all the time. To the press we are 
deeply indebted. 

But to get back to my dry reading. Our State Cup competition was a 
great success last season, and we are looking forward to a greater success 
this coming season. There were thirty-one clubs entered from all over the 
State. Worcester, Springfield, Lawrence, Holyoke, Lynn. Manchester, N. H., 
and Boston all sending their best teams to compete. The competition was 
played off in sections as the following table will show. Two western New 


England cities were given the opportunity of witnessing one semi-flnal and 
the final. 

To the people in Springfield and Holyoke we are indebted for the splendid 
support these cities gave our games. Fully three thousand spectators saw 
the final game at Holyoke, which game was played under ideal weather con- 
ditions. Some sceptics tell us soccer will die out. After seeing such a crowd 
I can say safely and without exaggerating that soccer is here to stay and 
the day is not far distant when the rank and file of our cities and towns will 
appreciate this fact and, instead of staying home during the beautiful fall 
and early spring months, will hie themselves to see the king of all winter 
sports, soccer football. 


Central Massachusetts Association Football League District— Worcester F. C. 6, 
Clinton F. C. 1 (Referee, Wm. Walsh); Whitensville F. 0. 2, Clan Scott F. C. 1;^ 
(Referee, A. Safstrom). ; 

Western New England Association Football League District— West Boylston F. 0. 4,.^ 
Clan Murray F. C. 2 (Referee, R. Ritchie); Farr Alpaca F. 0. 5, Holyoke Cale " 
donlans F. C. 1 (Referee, A. Underwood) ; replayed, referee failing to appear. 

Lawrence, Lowell and District Soccer League District — Lawrence Olympics F. 0. 1,"^ 
Beverley F. C. (Referee, J. Tuson) : South Lawrence F. C. 1, Clan McPherson F. C.^ 
4 (Referee, A. Ratcliffe) ; Andover Thistles F. C. 3, Manchester Lt. Blues F. 0. 4 
(Referee, W. Settle); Methuen F. C. 2, Lawrence F. 0. 1 (Referee, T. Ritchie); 
replayed by order cup committee; Bunting F. C. 1, Andover United F. C. 3 (Referee,-; 
W. Patterson). t 

Boston and District Association Football League District— Lynn Fosse F. C. 3, Clan* 
Sutherland F. C. 1 (Referee, T. Wise); Carters F. C, Lynn Hibs F. C. (Referee J. 
Howe), game awarded to Lynn Hibs, Carters F. C. failing to appear; Brockton 
F. C. 2, Clan Lindsay F. C. (Referee, H. Gray); Boston Rovers F. C. 0, Trimo F. C..^ 
3 (Alternate Referee, D. Scott); draw 1-1 (darkness), replayed 1-0; protested; re-' 
played; result as above; St. George's F. C. 0, General Electric F. C. 2 (Referee, G. 
Lambie); Boston Americans F. C. 1, Charlestown F. C. 2 (Referee, A. Innes) ; re- 1 
played after a 1-1 draw. 


West Boylston F. 0. 3, Farr Alpaca F. C. 4 (Referee, T. Farnon) ; Worcester F. 0. 
1, Whitensville F. C. 3 (Referee, S. McClements), replayed by order cup committee 
ou account of being unfinished; resulted as follows: Worcester F. C. 0, Whitensville 
F. C. 6 (Referee, S. McClements) ; Lawrence Olympics F. C. 2, Manchester Light 
Blues F. C. 2 (Referee, J. Nicol) ; replayed, Olympics F. C. 2, Manchester Light 
Blues F. C. 5; Andover United F. C. 3, Clan McPherson F. C. 1 (Referee, P. Darcy) ; 
Methuen F. C. a bye; Trimo F. C. 1, General Electrics F. C. 4 (Referee, W. An-, 
drew); Lynn Hibs F. C. 1, Charlestown F. C. (Referee, A. Catto) ; Brockton F. C, 
Emerson and Norris F. C. (Referee A. Robertson), game awarded Brockton F. 0. bj 
cup committee; Lynn Fosse F. C. a bye. 

Lynn Foss F. C. 2, Methuen F. C. 5 (Referee, A. Wilkinson) ; all other clubs re- 
ceived byes. 

Whitensville F. C. 4, Farr Alpaca F. C. 5 (Referee, J. Yair) ; Brockton F. C. 2, 
Manchester Light Blues F. C. 1 (Referee, R. McClay) ; replayed, Brockton F. C. S 
Manchester Light Blues F. C. 2; General Electrics F. 0. 2, Andover United F. C. I 
(Referee, R. Ritchie); replayed. General Electrics F. 0. 3, Andover United F, C. 2: 
Lynn Hibs F. C. 1, Methuen F, C. 1 (Referee, F. Houghton); replayed, Lynn Hibs 
F. C. 0, Methuen F. C. 1; ordered replayed by cup committee, Lynn Hibs F. C. 0, 
Methuen F. C. 2. 

Farr Alpaca F. C. 3, Methuen F. C. 1 (Referee, D. Scott), played at Springfield: 
General Electrics F. C. 5, Brockton F. C. (Referee, J. Tuson), played at Boston, 

General Electrics F. C. 2, Farr Alpaca F. C. 1 (Referee, D. Scott), played a1 
Holyoke. ) 

Three thousand persona paid admission to the final game. 



By George H. Burford. 

Since the formation of the United States Football Association, soccer has 
jumped with leaps and bounds all over the United States, and Brockton, as a 
progressive city, has kept pace with the best in the country. A few years 
,;ago only one club (the Brockton Cricket Club) could muster enough men 
together to compete at the soccer game during the fall season, but during the 
i!past three years no less than thirteen organized teams are playing soccer 
'I during the fall. 

! The Cricket Club still leads the way in Brockton soccerdom and is a 
I member of the Boston and District Soccer League. Two years ago a com- 
'imittee from the Cricket Club visited the city oflBcials and explained the 
^'benefits to be derived in having the school department place soccer on the 
list of athletic sports, to which assent was readily given. The game was 
j first tried with the grammar school boys, and no less than nine teams 
'I entered a league race. In a short time soccer became so popular both with 
Ithe boys and city officials that nothing but praise can be heard on all sides 
a for introducing the game here. A beautiful silver cup was donated by the 
I dry goods firm of Cook & Tyndall Co. for the winner of the grammar school 
(' league, the condition being that the school winning the trophy three times 
sin succession should own the cup outright. The Winthrop School has ob- 
tained this honor two seasons in succession and the race this fall promises 
.* to be most interesting. The boys play a fine exhibition of soccer and I doubt 
^ if there is a grammar school team in the East with seventh and eighth 
J' grade pupils that could take the measure of the Winthrop School soccer 
: team. 

1 During the spring of 1915 a junior soccer league was organized with four 
ji clubs entered and the possibility of at least two more joining before the 
''fall season starts. Three of the junior clubs are in Brockton and the fourth 
'is located at Canton (a nearby town). Mr. Chester Hickman, a business man 
of Brockton, has donated a beautiful silver cup to the junior league and 
I there will be some interesting soccer contests in Brockton during the coming 
[ season. 

i Taken all in all, if every city in the country where soccer has gained a 
] foothold had progressed in soccer during the past three years as has been 
I the case in Brockton, the grand old game would be a strong competitor with 
t the great American game of base ball, but I feel sure that in a few short 
' years, with the soccer reins in the hands of such men as are at present lead- 
f Ing us on, the future of soccer in this country is one of vast possibilities. 
Success is bound to come to those who put self aside and think only of the 
' merits of the game that has stood the test of time. 


By H. H. Williamson. 

Officers. — President, William Beardsworth ; vice-president, Wm. A. McHugh ; 
secretary, H. H. Williamson ; treasurer, Albert W. Keane ; directors, John 
J. Barnes, James Baron ; trainer, Roger Preston. 

The season of 1914-15 was without question the most successful soccer year 
the city of New Bedford has ever experienced, the local fans enjoying first 
class soccer every Saturday and holiday throughout the playing season. 

The New Bedford club carried off the honors of the Southern New England 
League, in which competition but one reverse was sustained, at the expense 
of the J. & P. Coats eleven, the local players piling up 42 goals against 9. 

The club was also successful in running into the final of the Times Cup for 
Southern New England clubs, being defeated by their local rivals, the Temps, 
by the odd goal of three. 



After defeating the Temps and Fall River Rovers in the National Chal- 
lenge Cup competition, the Fore River F. C. knocked the Whalers out of 
the third round after a replay at Fall River, the Quincy club gaining the 
honors by a solitary tally. 

During the season the club played 33 games, winning 20 and losing 8, the i 
remaining 5 being drawn, with a goal record of 87 against 36. 

Although well balanced fore and aft, the team was best served at half-i 
back, and with a galaxy of middle line players, consisting of Stewart, Beards- 
worth, Kelly, Brown and Pomfret, the selectors were quite often spoiled for | 

The forwards averaged slightly better than 2% goals per game, Norse 14, i 
Chadwick 13, Beardsworth 11, and Bernier 9, accounting for more than one- 
half the total of 87 tallies, divided among 21 players. 

Haworth in goal, with Greer and Baines at full-back, formed a strong de- 
fense, which kept a clean sheet in twelve games, sacrificing a solitary goal 
on twelve other occasions. 

In the encounters with their local rivals, the Temps, New Bedford won 
three league games, 3-0, 1-0 and 3-0, and tied the fourth, 1-1, losing two 
cup ties, 0-2, 1-2, and winning on one occasion by 2-1, with a goal average of 
11 against 6, the crowd showing its interest by rolling up to the extent of 
over twelve thousand in the seven local derbies staged between the rival clubs. 

The loyalty of the fans was manifested by an average "home" gate of well 
over a thousand paid admissions. The complete record of the club follows : 

1914 Opponents. For. 

Sept. 13— Taunton City F. C 2 

Sept, 19— Brooklyn F. C 3 

Sept. 26— J. & P. Coats F. 3 

Oct. 3— Taunton City F. C 4 

Oct. 10— West Philadelphia F. C 

Oct. 12— Y. M. C. T. A. S 3 

Oct. 17— Cove Albion F. C 2 

Oct. 31— Pawtucket F. C 4 

Nov. 14— Y. M. C. T. A, S 

Nov. 21— Taunton City F. C 1 

Nov. 26— Y. M. C. T. A. S 1 

Nov. 2S— Taunton City F. C 3 

Dec. 5— Y. M. C. T. A. S 2 

Dec. 12— Fall River Eovera F. C 4 

Dec. 19— Fall River Rovers F. C 

Dec. 25— Pawtucket F. C 5 

Dec. 26— Greystone A. 0. F. C 3 


2— J. & P. Coats F. C 1 

9— Pawtucket F, 1 

SO— Taunton City F. C 6 

13— Taunton City F. C 3 

20— Fore River F. C 

22— Boston Americans F. 6 

27— CharlestoAvn F. C 5 

6— Y. M. C. T. A. S 1 

13— Fore River F. C 

20— Y. M. C. T. A. S 1 

27— J. & P. Coats F. C 

April 17— Brockton F. C 5 

April 24— Pawtucket F. C 8 

May 1— Y. M. C. T. A. S 3 

May 8— J. & P. Coats F. C 1 

May 29— Pick of S. N. B. League 6 

Against. Competition. 


5 Exhibition 



1 Exhibition. 

S.N.E. Cup— first round 

2 League. 

2 Nat. Cup— first round. 

1 League. 
1 League. 


1 Nat. Cup— replay. 

2 Nat. Cup— second round. 
1 Exhibition. 


1 S.N.E. Cup— second round 

2 League. 
1 League. 

S.N.E. Cup— semi-final 

1 League 

1 Nat. Cup— third round 

3 Exhibition 
1 Exhibition 


1 Nat. Cup— replay 

2 S.N.E. Cup— final 

4 Exhibition 


1 League 

2 Exhibition 



Games. Won. Lost, Drawn. For. Against. 

Southern New England League 16 10 1 5 42 9 

National Challenge Cup 5 2 3 6 7 

Southern New England Cup 4 3 1 12 3 

Exhibition 8 5 3 27 17 

Grand total 33 20 8 5 87 36 


j By President James E. ScholefielDj Methubn^ Mass. 

i We made history last season, and this season we are out to repeat. We 

{have six leagues, three referees' associations and over sixty clubs members 

jof our Association. Can you beat that? Last year the final tie of the State 

j Cup between Lynn Electrics and Farr Alpaca Co., played at Holyoke, attracted 

a crowd that paid nearly $600' to see the game. Thirty-two clubs competed 

iil'or the State Cup and this year we shall have more. The State officials 

i traveled extensively and gave much time and thought to the administration 

! of the game. Our organization is being improved by experience. As success- 

I ful as we have been, like Oliver Twist, we are clamoring for more. We are 

1 not satisfied with the game being played in certain districts, but we intend 

to foster and introduce the game wherever it Is possible to get a few active 

young men interested. The growth of the game in this country depends 

entirely on the propaganda work done by the different associations. The 

ij motto of every State association should be "Purity and Progress" — purity in 

ithe administration of its laws, and progress in the field of its endeavors. The 

' ofBcials of the Northern Massachusetts and New Hampshire State Association 

[are ready for the coming of the season, united in one aim, "The advance 

I of our association, as a means to the further progress of that king of outdoor 

I recreation — Soccer." 


Andover Thistles, Andover Hearts, Manchester Thistles, Olympic Reserves, 
North Andover United and Lawrence Reserves made a very strong and suc- 
cessful league. The Olympics played classic soccer and were exponents that 
' augur well for the future of several of their players. They went through the 
schedule without a defeat and only lost one point, the Andover Thistles play- 
ing them a tie game. The Olympics also won the Mulholland Cup, after a 
splendidly contested game with Andover Thistles. 


Officers. — President, James E. Scholefield ; vice-president, William Pang- 
burn ; treasurer, James W. Riley ; secretary, Dan S. Dumphy, 24 Camden 
Street, Lawrence, Mass. 

Clubs. — Andover Thistles, Manchester Thistles, Andover Hearts, Lawrence 
United, and North Andover. 

The prospects for a successful season are again very bright. The organiza- 
tions are working smoothly, and early in August all plans were perfected 
for the opening of the season. The Lawrence and District Junior League will 
jiin future be known as the Lawrence and District Intermediate League. 



oncers. — President, Richard Fielding ; vice-president, E. J. Anderson ; treas- ^i 
urer, H. Townley ; secretary John A. Wishart, 156 Andover Street, Lawrence, 

Clubs. — Andover, Lawrence, Lawrence Olympics, Methuen, Beverly, Haver- 
hill, Lowell Buntings, and Clan McPhersons. j 

The champions of the Lawrence, Lowell and District League last season '; 
was the Andover club. The league comprised Andover, Beverly, Lawrence 
Olympics, Lawrence, Haverhill, Lowell Buatings, South Lawrence, Clan I 
McPhersons, Methuen, and Manchester Blues. The Andover team put up a ■ 
great brand of soccer and only lost one game all season. Up to the last ' 
few weeks the race was very close, the Lawrence Olympics making great 
efforts to dislodge Andover from the lead. Andover, however, finished cham- 
pions. Their record : 16 won, 1 lost and 1 drawn. 

Andover also were winners of the Marshall Cup, The final game, with 
South Lawrence, was a remarkable one. The contest lasted two hours and , 
twenty minutes without a goal being scored. Andover won the replay in \ 
easy fashion by 4 goals to 1. 

The annual exhibition game, played on Thanksgiving Day at Glen Essex, 
the grounds of the Lawrence club, between teams representing England and 
Scotland, fully illustrates the popularity of soccer, by the fact that over 
5,000 fans paid admission. 

Methuen brought honor to the league by reaching the semi-final of the 
Northern Massachusetts and New Hampshire State Cup, meeting defeat by 
Farr Alpaca, 3 goals to 1, at Holyoke, only after a stubborn struggle, the 
Alpacas' last two goals being scored in the last five minutes of the encounter. 





By William Burdick^ M.D., Director^ Baltimore^ Md. 

Lightweight— 95-lb. Class. 
P. S. 85 2, P. S. 45 P. S. 74 1, P. S. 85 P. S. 99A 1, P. S. 80 

P. S. 50A 2, P. S. 37 P. S. 52 1, P. S. 50A P. S. 74 1, P. S. 52 

P. S. 52 2, P. S. 20 P. S. 99A A, P. S. 94 P. S. 99A 1. P. S. 74 

P. S. 94 5, P. S. 5 P. S. 80 1, P. S. 99B P. S. 99A 1. P. S. 74 5 

P. S. 99A 4, P. S. 50B 

Won by P. S. 99— W. Bailone, F. Bauers, M. Brantigan, R. Bosley, W. Boylin, 
J. Dieter, H. Hendersou, B. Kedding, J. AlcCabe, R. McGuire, J. Streb, W. Walton. 

Middleweight— 115-lb. Class. 

P. S. 85 1. P. S. 74 P. S. 85 2, P. S. 94 P. S. 85 3, P. S. 45 , 

P. S. 80 1, P. S. 52 f. P. S. 45 2. P. S. SO P. S. 85 1, P. S. 45 , 

Won by P. S. 85— H. Davidson, W. Engleman, J. Gardner, L. Haslup, E. Kesting.J 
J. Long, P. McQuay, E. Rogers, H. Schroder, H. Thorn, E. Vomisek. 

Unlimited Weight Class. 

P. S. 80 1, P. S. 20 P. S. 99 1. P. S. 80 P. S. 99 1. P. S. 80 

P. S. 99 4. P. S. 52 P. S. 99 0, P. S. 80 

Won by P. S. 99— C. Booze, A. Bosley, G. Duvall, W. Garman, E. Gittings, B.' 
Greene, H. Newcomb, W. Puhl, F. Schackert, H. Schmidt, P. Snyder, W. Witzell.. 



ij Lightweight— 95-lb. Class. 

; P.S. 62B 1, P.S. 79 f. P. S. 62B 2, P. S. 78 1 P. S. 62B 5, P. S. 49 

P. S- 49 2, P. S. 62A P. S. 62B 1, P. S. 49 

Won by P. S, 62B— R. Albert, H. Baugher, R. Brown, W. Carroll, T. Conway, H. 
[ Degele, A. Dorrida, C. Eimer, 0. Ferguson, J. Harrison, I. Paris, H. Quick, W. 

Middleweight— 115-lb. Class. 
I P. S. 78 2, P. S. 60 P. S. 78 4. P. S. 60 

j! Won by P. S. 78— P. Bond, C. Chairs, R. Cromwell, H, Decker, L. Eareckson, C. 
,' Estep, E. Feuss, R. Jett, C. Machamer, J. Phillips, 0. Robinson V. Simering, W. 
I Warfield, R. Wheeler. 

,, Unlimited Weight Class. 

1; P. S. 62 2, P. S. 60 1 P. S. 79 2, P. S. 62 1 P. S. 62 2, P. S. 79 1 

j| P. S. 62 1. P. S. 79 

I Won by P. S. 62—0. Hudson, J. Kline, F. Krauss, L. Lucy, B. McPhail, R. ManneL 
i 0. Richerson, E. Snader, G. Tregoe, 0. Wallace, J. Zimmerman. 


|| Lightweight— 95-lb. Class. 

3 P. S. 57 1. P. S. 56 P. S. 58 4, P. S. 57 P. S. 58 1. P. S. 57 f. 

P. S. 58 2, P. S. 55 
), Won by P. S. 58— C. Dunkle, C. Eaton, E. Ford, L. Ford, R. Ford, R. Garber, 0. 
I. Lee, H. Loats, C. Mason, A. Rigney, A. Riley, W. Schaffer, L. Steffey, R. Stefifey, 
ij A. Thompson, A. Tydings. 

^1 Middleweight— 115-lb. Class. 

Only one entry, P. S. 58. 
Unlimited Weight Class. 
Only one entry, P. S. 55. 
3 P. S. 2 1, P. S. 71 P. S. 27 7, P. S. 24B P. S. 27 3, P. S. 13 

P. S. 27 1. P. S. 47 P. S. 13 1. P. S. 6 P. S. 27 1, P. S. 83 

P. S. 77 5. P. S. 24A P. S. 83 2, P. S. 77 P. S. 27 1, P. S. 83 

, P. S. 83 2, P. S. 2 

I Won by P. S. 27— A. Abramson, P. Ammond, 0. Carpenter, E. Drimal, W. Fox, 
W. Hinkel, W. Morgan, S. Rosenthal, 0. Schaller, A. Susemihl, E. Thomas, W. 

Middleweight— 115-lb. Class. 
{ P. S. 77 3, P. S. 24 P. S. 77 1. P. S. 2 P. S. 83 4, P. S. 77 

P. S. 83 3, P. S. 42 P. S. 83 10, P. S. 71 P. S. 83 8, P. S. 77 

I Won by P. S. 83— F. Biener, G. Clark, N. Corbitt, A. Donald, J. Donald, A. 
;, Ehrlinger, E. Filby, M. Neiss, J. Neun, H. O'Hara, V. Pole, 0. Smith. 

Unlimited Weight Class. 

Only one entry, P. S. 27. 

Lightweight— 95-lb. Class. 
P. S. 72 7, P. S. 30 P. S. 1 2, P. S. 95 1 P. S. 1 1, P. S. 72 

P. S. 1 3, P. S. 22 P. S. 72 1, P. S. 10 P. S. 72 2, P. S. 10 

P. S. 72 3, P, S. 86 

Won by P. S. 72— J. Bauman, R. Bishop, R. Ebbert, H. Hudlin, G. Huggina, 0. 
Jenkins, J. Klusky, L. McConville, W. Maher, E. Meushaw, J. Muzdakis, E. Pfeif- 
fer, A. Walucus, C. Wilkerson, K. Zeuch. 

Middleweight— 115-lb. Class. 
5 P. S. 75 4, P. S. 1 1 P. S. 75 2, P. S. 1 

J Won by P, S. 75— E, Birkett, R. Drennan, H. Irvin, S. Kranz, G. McCann, E. Peters, 
J H. PumpianskI, J. Schwartz, R. Smith, W. Zahrendt, S. Windsor, E. Winters. 


Lightweight— 95-lb. Class. 
P. S. 92 4, P. S. 33 P. S. 76 3, P. S. 35 P. S. 76 2, P. S. 92 1 

P. S. 76 7, P. S. 28 P. S. 92 2, P. S. 29 1 P. S. 76 2, P. S. 92 

P. S, 35 1, P. S. 70 f. 

Won by P. S. 76— E. Beiderman, G. Burmeister, A. Hamburg, W. Derschinger, W. 
Hoffman, A. Pomorisacz, A. Silver, C. Seward, A. Sommer, A. Steinetz, W. Swanke, 
G. Viskocil, W. Waters, J. Wilhelm. 

Middleweight— 115-Ib. Class. 
P. S. 84 1, P. S. 70 f. P. S. 84 1. P. S. 70 

Won by P. S. 84— S. Birley, J. Byron, W. Byron, H. Ditmar, J. Ebert, H. Frome, 
P. Heinz, 0. Berth, R. Joeckel, G. .Tory, J. King, L, Lugenbeel, L. Michael, W. 
Pickett, M. Resan, W. Ross, F. Sullivan, T. E. Welsh, R. Wright, M. Zimmerman. 


Lightweight Class. 
P. S. 62 5, P. S. 58 0, at Eaeterwood P. S. 62 1, P. S. 72 0, at Carroll 

P. S. 72 1, P. S. 76 0, at Latrobe P. S. 99 1, P. S. 27 0, at Patterson 

P. S. 72 1, P. S. 76 0, at Carroll P. S. 27 2, P, S. 99 0, at Carroll 

P. S. 62 2, P. S. 58 0, at West P. S, 62 3, P. S. 27 0, at Easterwood 

P. S. 62 1, P. S. 72 0, at Easterwood P. S. 27 0, P. S. 62 0, at Patterson 

P. S. 27 1, P. S. 99 0, at Clifton P. S. 62 1, P. S. 27 0, at Clifton 

Lightweight City Championship won by P. S. 62— R. Albert, H. Baugher, R. Brown, I 
W. Carroll, T. Conway, H. Degele, A. Dorrida, C. Eimer, C. Ferguson, J. Harrison, 
I. Paris, H, Quick, W. Stulman. 

Middleweight Class. 
P. S. 75 3, P. S. 84 0, at Carroll P. S. 83 2, P. S. 85 0, at Patterson 

P. S. 75 4, P. S. 84 0, at Latrobe P. S. 75 1, P. S. 78 0, at Clifton 

P. S. 83 1, P. S. 85 0, at Clifton P. S, 75 1, P. S. 83 0, at Carroll 

P. S. 75 2, P. S. 78 0, at Easterwood P. S, 83 1, P. S. 75 0, at Patterson 

P. g. 75 1, P. S. 78 1, at Carroll P. S. 83 2, P. S. 75 0, at Clifton 

Middleweight City Championship won by P. S. 83— F. Biener, G. Clark, N. Corbett, 
A. Donald, J. Donald, A. Ehrlinger, E. Filbey, M. Neiss, J. Neun, H. O'Hara, V. 
Pole, 0. Smith. 

Heavyweight Class. 
P. S, 55 1, P. S. 27 0, at West P. S. 27 0, P. S. 99 0, at Clifton 

P. S. 27 2, P. S. 65 0, at Patterson P. S. 27 0, P. S. 99 0, at Carroll 

P. S. 62 1, P. S, 99 0, at Easterwood P. S. 27 0, P. S. 99 0, at Carroll 

P. S. 99 6, P. S. 62 0, at Clifton P S. 27 0, P. S. 99 0, at Carroll 

P. S. 27 2, P. S. 55 1, at Carroll P. S. 27 1, P. S. 99 1, Carroll 

P. S, 99 1, P. S. 62 0, at Patterson P. S. 99 1, P. S. 27 0, at Carroll 

P. S. 27 3, P. S. 99 2, at Patterson P. S. 99 2, P. S. 27 1, at Carroll 

Heavyweight City Championship won by P. S. 99— C. Booze, A. Bosley, G. Duvall, 
W. Garman, E. Gittings, E. Green, H. Newcomb, W. Puhl, P. Schackert, H. Smith, 
P. Snyder, W. Witzell. 


By Archibald Birse^ Chicago^ III. 

Treasurer United States Football Association. 

First in importance among the achievements of the Chicago soccer bodies 
in the past year should be placed their remarkable showing in the National 
Challenge Cup Competition, into which no less than six clubs entered. In 
the qualifying round the Bricklayers and Masons team disposed of Calumet 
by 6 goals to 2. In the first round proper the "Brickies" again triumphed 
by beating the famous Hyde Park Blues in a fast game, which ended in semi- 


' darkness, by 5 to 3. In this round the one-time unbeatable Campbell Rovers 
I were overwhelmed by their native rivals — the McDuffs — by 5 to 1, while 
I Pullman beat the plucky Roses of Detroit, at Chicago, by 3 to 0. By far 
; the best contest in the second round was the splendidly contested game be- 
tween Pullman and the Bricklayers, in which the local champions won out 
I by the close score of 1 to 0. In this round the Packards of Detroit played 
, the McDuffs at Chicago in weather which would be properly described as 
I execrable, and trimmed them to the tune of 3 to 0. The Packards on this 
occasion were accorded the highest praise for undertaking this game in 
stormy, zero weather and in presence of a "gate" that yielded them as their 
share of receipts less than $15. After the game the McDuffs treated their 
opponents in a thoroughly hospitable manner and demonstrated that they 
were sportsmen of the highest type. True to their proverbial bad luck, oiar 
premier Pullmans were forced by the "draw" to travel in the third round — 
this time to Detroit, to meet the McDuffs' conquerors — the Packards — ^and 
to the immense satisfaction of Chicago soccerdom they returned victors by 
2 to 1. At this game a noted British referee described the Pullmans' playing 
exhibition equal to the best in the United States and predicted that they 
would be semi-flnallsts. However, the long journey to Pennsylvania, to meet 
the Homestead Steel Works team in the fourth round, upset this prediction 
and Chicago's best team was forced to retire from the competition, 2 to 1. 

The competition of the Association Football League of Chicago was fully 
up to average. The feature, however, was the remiarkable performance of 
one of the baby teams, the Bricklayers, who finished only two points behind 
the Pullmans. The following table gives the standing of clubs at end of 
Beasou : 


Pullman 15 

Bricklayers and Masons 13 

Joliet Steel Works 13 

McDuff 10 

Calumet 9 

Campbell Rovers 4 

Hyde Park Bluea 7 

Hibernians 4 

Mason Park 4 

Washington Heights 

•Two points forfeited by Mason Park. tTwo points deducted— ineligible men. 

It is to be regretted that Washington Heights should stand lowest in the 
league table, for the reason that it possesses the finest soccer grounds ta 
Chicago. Its president, Mr. Christy J. Galvin, has laid out over $9,000 in 
acquiring a splendid park, beautifully fenced and with ample seating accom- 
modations. He has also provided spacious dressing rooms, with shower baths 
attached. For the coming season President Galvin has engaged the services 
of Mr. A. M. Reilly, a former St. Louis soccer expert, as secretary-manager, 
and the soccer public are hoping that never again will be seen Washington 
Heights at the foot of the ladder. 

All the clubs played the complete schedule with the exception of Mason 
Park, who were fined, and later suspended, for non-appearance at a game. 
The league has been well managed, the executive at all times being free from 
all outside influence and interference. 

For the coming season the outlook for Chicago is unusually bright. The 
old league officials are all retired. The soccer bodies of the city have united 
into one big organization, whose troubles, arrangements and management 
will be handled by special committees for the various purposes. There will 
be several divisions and a president for each. The officers of the head body 
for the first year will be : President, P, J. Peel ; vice-president, J. Elmsley ; 
secretary-treasurer, W. J. Cummings. 

The Peel Challenge Cup Commission is expected to emulate the "Progress 
Policy" of the other Chicago competitions and this it hopes to do by adopting 
rvdes, laws end regulations to govern the Commission. These rules, etc., will 






















































provide for the annual election of the Commission by the clubs, a direct rep- 
resentation of clubs at the disbursing of the funds, and will probably include 
a "deed of gift" for the trophy cup. Up to the present it is not quite definite 
whether or not the commission is elected and the only rules in existence 
govern the competition only. The result of the Peel Challenge Cup Compe- 
tion for 1914-15 was as follows : 

First round— Hyde Park Blues 3, Joliet 3; Western Electric 1, Chicago Swedish 0; 
B. & M. 3, Washington Heights 0; Slavia 3, Hibernians 1; McDuff 5, Mason Park 1; 
Lincoln Park 3, Campbell Rovers 1; Joliet (replay) 2, Hyde Park BlueS 1. 

Second round— Joliet 5, Lincoln Park 2; McDuff 2, B. & M. 2; McDuff 1, B. & M. 4; 
Calumet 2, Western Electric 3; Slavia 1, Pullman 4. 

Semi-final round— Pullman 7, Western Electric 2; Joliet 3, B. & M. 2. 

Final round— Pullman 5, Joliet 2. 


By Petes J. Peel^ Chicago^ III. 

Officers — President, Peter J. Peel ; vice-president, John Elmsley ; secretary- 
treasurer, William R. Cummings ; honorary presidents, William Hale Thomp- 
son, Mayor of Chicago ; James A. Pugh, William Cameron, Peter Shaughnessy. 

With the formation of the Chicago and District Association Football League, 
soccer is on a more solid footing than ever. Every sport has had a small 
beginning, but there comes a time when a central governing body is an 
absolute necessity, and the fact that soccer has reached this stage in and 
around Chicago is sufficient proof of its growth. 

Including the clubs of the Association Football League of Chicago, the 
Chicago Soccer League and other clubs at present unaffiliated, there are fifty 
clubs. The teams in the South Parks system number close to twenty, while 
the Cook County High School League and the Suburban High School League 
have had twelve teams in competition, and with the addition of a bantam 
weight class this season, there will be at least six more. These, with a 
number of unattached clubs, bring the total close to one hundred. Making 
a moderate estimate of thirty players to each club, it means a total of three 
thousand soccer players in Chicago alone. 

It is the rapid growth of the last few years and the fact that the sport, 
which at one time was essentially British, is now being taken hold of by 
young America, that warrants its future. Another evidence of its lasting 
character, is the formation of two teams composed of high school graduates, 
which will take the field this season. These men like the game and propose 
to continue their activities. Then, again, the soccer graduates from the high 
schools are going to the Universities of Chicago, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michi- 
gan. All of these institutions have had soccer teams, but the majority of the 
players were quite new to the game and the soccer they played was far from 
being the real article. With the boys coming in who already have had three 
years of experience, the play assuredly will be more scientific, and there seems 
no doubt that in the course of a year or two, the Western universities will 
have a league similar to that in the East, where Yale, Harvard, Pennsylvania, 
Haverford. Princeton and Cornell have for a number of years competed for a 

Another strong feature of the Chicago district is the different nationalities 
competing. In the two local leagues there are Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, 
Slav. English, Irish, German, Scotch and Welsh teams, while quite recently 
the Magyar team of the Hungarian Athletic Association made application for 
admission to one of the local leagues. 

Unattached institutions, such as Elmhurst College and McCormick Theologi- 
cal Seminary, have played the game for several seasons, the greatest drawback 
being the lack of teams of a similar character to play against. With the 
spread of the game to other schools this handicap wiU be overcome. 



By W. R. Cummings^ Chicago, III. 

Perhaps no greater advancement has been made in soccer than is apparent 
in the park systems in Chicago and vicinity, where numerous boys and 
young men, ranging in age from seven to twenty-one years, have developed 
a thorough and complete knowledge in every department of the game. These 
young boys' capabilities have been clearly manifested and acknowledged and 
many of the older boys have already been invited to compete for senior soc- 
cer clubs in the city. 


In the fall of 1911 the South Park System inaugurated the 110-lb. Soccer 
League for grammar school boys, and the competition was entered by Fuller, 
Ogdon. Hamilton, Bessemer, Russell Square, Sherman and Palmer Parks, 
The Sherman and Palmer teams tied for first honors, losing but a single game, 
each defeating the other on their home grounds. In the play-off game, 
which took with it the llO-lb. championship shield and gold medals, Sherman 
was victorious two goals to one. This game was played on the Hyde Park 
Blues' grounds, just preceding the Peel Challenge Cup final played between 
Pullman and Hyde Park Blues. The championship shield and gold medals 
in this division were won by Palmer Park for the seasons 1912-13 and 1913-14, 
which team during the season 1912-13 established a junior soccer record by 
scoring a total of 66 goals with none against, or had an average of over 
8 goals for each of 8 games played. Calumet Park, the present holders of 
the 110-lb. championship, won the medals in 1914-15. 


In the fall of 1912 the "smallest" and greatest junior soccer league in the 
Middle West was instituted, consisting of small boys 90 lbs. in weight and 
under. These little fellows have uniformed teams and play a perfect game, 
having been favored with the careful instruction of several members of the 
senior organizations. They also keep their positions, while their tackling 
and blocking are pronounced marvelous and the subject of great and worthy 
comment. Four teams were entered in this league, viz : Palmer, Ogden, 
Bessemer and Sherman Parks. Palmer Park's 90-lb. team carried away the 
gold medals and championship shield for the successive seasons 1912-13 and 
1913-14, releasing the championship to Calumet Park, which, under the 
direction of Officer Hennessey, have made very rapid progress in the game 
during the last fifteen months. Sherman Park played good football during 
the early part of the 1914-15 season and eliminated Palmer 1 goal to 0, but 
were defeated in, the three-game championship series by Calumet Park, 2 
games to 1. 

125-LB. LEAGUE. 

In the fall of 1912 the 125-lb. league was also organized, generally com- 
posed of working boys ranging in age from fourteen to twenty years. Besse- 
mer, Palmer, Ogden, Armour Square, Sherman and Calumet Parks were repre- 
sented. This league developed the greatest junior soccer team in the United 
States, viz. : the Palmer Park Juniors, who, under the leadership of Capt. 
R. Van Deutekom, have won the 125-lb. South Park championship and junior 
championship of Illinois each year for the successive seasons 1912-13, 1913-14 
and 1914-15. 

This team averages about 120 lbs., and after their league season have 
played games in about ten different cities in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and 
Wisconsin. Several of the juniors have now passed the 125-lb. weight limit 
allowed in park competition and because of their general abilities and thor- 
ough knowledge of the game have been drafted by the Pullman and Calumet 
Clubs of the Chicago Association Football League of Chicago. 

The following from the Chicago Tribune January 81, 1914, Is reproduced: 


Palmer Park soccer teams made a clean sweep in the three championships 
of the South Parks system. Fourteen teams competed. The best fight oc- 
curred in the 90-lb. division, in which Palmer Park defeated Bessemer Park 
in the final game and won by four points. The final standing as announced 
by Manager Herbert G. Reynolds, follows: 









Palmer Park . 
Bessemer Park 
Sherman Park. 

. 7 
. 6 
. 4 





Russell Square. 
Calumet Park.. 
Fuller Park.... 


. 4 
. 3 
. 2 









Palmer Park.. 
Calumet Park. 

. 6 

. 4 




Bessemer Park. 
Russell Square. 


. 2 









Palmer Park.. 
Ogden Park... 

. 6 
. 3 



Bessemer Park. 
Sherman Park.. 

. 3 






During the week May 31 to June 6, 1915. in connection with the Sports- 
men's Club of America carnival and after the Peel Challenge Cup final be- 
tween Pullman and Joliet at the White City Stadium, before some 10,000 
people, elimination contests were played in the 90- and 125-lb. park divisions. 
Palmer Park easily won the gold medals and championship in each divi- 
sion, while Calumet Park took second in each division and the silver medals. 
Perhaps the most exciting and interesting contest was the 90-lb. final between 
the Calumet and Palmer teams. These small boys average about three feet 
in height, imder 90 lbs. in weight and about ten years of age. They were all 
in uniform and played the game as It should be played, the forwards of 
both teams showing some very good combination and team work, while their 
backs cleared splendidly. Incidentally, it might be said that Benjamin 
Govier. Jr., son of Capt. Bennie Govier of the champion Pullmans, is a 
member of the winning Palmer Park club and his individual play enabled 
his team to defeat Calumet in the final, 4 goals to 0. 

The record of the South Park champions, seasons 1911 to 1915, inclusive, 
is as follows : 

90-lb. UO-lb. 125-lb. 

Season 1911-12 Sherman 

Season 1912-13 Palmer Palmer Palmer 

Season 1913-14 Palmer Palmer Palmer 

Season 1914-15 Calumet Calumet Palmer 


By Archibald Patterson. 

The growth of soccer football in the high schools of Chicago has been 
phenomenal. In 1908 one school, Englewood High, started the game, picking 
up opponents wherever it could find them. In 1915-16 there will be two 
high school leagues, with fourteen teams. 

One of the main reasons for this rapid progress was the presentation of a 
silver shield by Mr. Peter J. Peel of Chicago. This trophy is emblematic 
of the Cook County High School soccer championship. It was presented in 
1911 and has been won twice by Englewood, and once by Lane and Oak Park. 
The present holder and champions of Cook County is Englewood High 

ai I ^:. J Ml 

1, Blockwood, Donora; 2, King, I^uiioiu; 3, Sickles, Manown; 4, I'l • ..illatin; 

5, Anderson, Curry; 6, Rossini, Duulevy; 7, Smitli, Koscoe; 8, Hieliey, (Jastle Shan- 
non; 9, Malarkey, Gallatin; 10, Little, Donora; 11, Wallace, Gallatin; 12, Boyle 
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Association. 2, D. Bolton, Greystone, R. I., Vice-President Southern New England 
Football Association. 3, Thomas Taylor, Providence, R. I., President Rhode Island 
League. 4, George Ritchie, Providence, R. I., Honorary Secretary Southern New 
England Football Association. 5, John Goosetrey, Crompton, R, I. 6, New Bedford 
(Mass.) Football Club, Champions Southern New England Soccer League— 1, Preston; 

2, Pomfret; 3, Greer; 4, Ha worth; 5, Baines; 6, Klemm; 7, Smith; 8, Swords; 9, 
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Murphy, Jr., Fall River, Mass.; known as the "Grand Old Man of Soccer"; Organizer 
and Manager of the famous Pan-American Football Club of Fall River, Mass. 4, 
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In 1914 additional interest was given to the championship series through 
the generosity of Mr. A. H. Loeb, who presented twelve handsome silver 
medals to the winners of the competition, and the unlimited enthusiasm 
for soccer displayed by high school students ensure a big future for the 
game in the city of Chicago. 


By Joe Davis^ Chicago^ III. 

No finer tribute to the popularity of a soccer player has ever been paid in 
this country than the silver statue of himself, presented by Mr. Peter J. 
Peel to Captain Ben Govier of the Pullman Club at the final match 
for the Peel Cup, played at Chicago, May 30, before the largest crowd in the 
history of the game in the West. It marked the close of twenty-four years 
of active service on the part of Mr. Govier on this side of the water, and 
during this period, in which he engaged in scores of hard-fought matches, 
Ben never made an enemy. It was this sterling record that led Mr. Peel to 
present him with the trophy as an appreciation of his high character as a 
sportsman and his services to the game. Incidentally the award was a tribute 
also to the type of sportsman the veteran represents. The statue is the 
worlj of Charles Mulligan, of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is considered 
by art critics to be a striking representation of the veteran. 

Ben Govier was born of English parents January 11, 1876, at Coatbridge, 
Scotland. The family moved to Hallside, Newton, when Ben was three years 
of age, and he went to the public school, playing as a boy with the Hallside 
Athletics, which team played matches at Cambuslang, Rutherglen, Blantyre 
and Uddiugton. 

Coming to the United States in 1891, Govier played his first game with 
the Pullman team against Detroit, and although only fifteen years of age, 
displayed great promise. Later he joined the Thistles and, with Dick Jar- 
rett. formed one of the greatest left wings the West has had. In 1895 Ben 
went to St. Louis and for two years was with the St. Louis Cycling Club, 
which won the championship. 

Coming back to Chicago he captained the Chicago team in the league 
formed by Charles Comiskey and other base ball men in Milwaukee, St. Louis 
and Detroit. Chicago twice defeated Milwaukee, but owing to weakness in 
the other cities the league was disbanded. Next he played with Pullman, 
which won the Jackson Cup and the Peel Pennant, holding them for several 

Govier also acted as captain of the Chicago club, a picked team which 
played several inter-city matches, and which defeated the first Pilgrim team 
which came over from England. Then he .ioined the Wanderers and the next 
year was with Woodlawns, who won the league and Spalding trophies. The 
following year he was with the Buxton Red Sox and then went back to the 
Pullman team, which now has won the championship of the Association Foot- 
ball League of Chicago and the Peter J. Peel Trophy four years in succession. 


By Jas. B. Smith. 
Secretary Ohio State Football Association, Cleveland, Ohio. 

While the quality of soccer football in Cleveland and district Is yearly 
improving, the financial end is almost stationary. There are various reasons 
for this, one being that in Ohio a charge for Sunday football cannot be 
made. The Cleveland club deserves praise for their enterprise in getting 
and equipping a ground at Newburgh Heights which is second to none in 
the country. The only pity is that they are not better supported by the 
football public who could surely go to a private ground which is not much 



further away than some of our city parks. Another reason is, some of the 
managers of teams were dissatisfied because they were not getting an equal 
share of the gate receipts with the team which had the energy and ambition 
to build the park and they endeavored — and partly succeeded — m boycotting 
the games played at this park. If soccer football is ever to attain to any 
prominence in this district the managing body will have to weed out these 
undesirables for the good of the game. , ^, ,. , ^^ „ ^ 

Our teams made a good showing in the National Challenge Cup series, 
the Thistles reaching the third round. The best game of the National Cup 
series was between Cleveland and Thistle, due almost entirely to the splendid 
way in which Referee Stark of Detroit handled the contest. His decisions 
were given with a promptness which delighted the spectators and clearly 
proved that good referees will do as much to advance the game as star players 

We played four inter-city games during the season, winning three and 
losing one We defeated Chicago at Cleveland and also at Chicago, the score 
on both occasions being the same, 2 to 1. We also defeated Erie at Cleve- 
land by 9 goals to 1. The only game we lost was at Detroit, by the close 
score of 1 to 0, Detroit scoring in the last minute of play. Our players 
are surely keeping up the good name of Cleveland in the soccer world and, 
eiven the proper support to which they are entitled, there is no honor they 
could not attain, and the championship of the U. S. P. A. is one of the 
honors which one day in the near future will come to Cleveland, the Sixta 


By a. Frank Counts, M.A., LL.B., 

President Ohio State Football Association, President Cleveland Association 

Football League. 


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Cup Competition Finals-Bowler: Cleveland 3, Lorain 1. Labor: Lorain 3, Cleveland 1. 

The general interest in soccer in Ohio during the P^^st season has been 
closely lllied and intertwined with the .competition in the C^eve and League^ 
For several years it has been the premier organization in the Buckeye btate 
and as such has been the guiding star for the sport within the confines of the 
commonwealth The nast year, however, has seen certain developnients m 
?S? garni that have b?might the Cleveland League into the spot light more 

%"hrm^oYtSL^p1??aVt"mo\Trd'e in the game's great checkerboard in this 
region was the organization of a State association. This came ^^out through 
the initiative taken by ofiicers of the Cleveland League. It was entirely due 
to their efforts that the scheme was fostered, petted and finally brought to 
light with a momentum sufficiently great to land a new organization on a ^ 
working basis at the very first meeting of representatives A good constitu- 
tion, by-laws and roster of willing oflflcials were a part of the results of that 

°^Th? Cleveland League then wisely and graciously permitted the new organl- 


zation to supplant it In the tTnlted States Football Association <io th»t th. 
State organization was able to make Its bow to the nntin?=i k^J ** * , 
rr.r, "i'", *" "ttf affiliated bodies 'in aTery s*hort tiSr of ?on?se*'?hl 


rifaf^s'tb ib^^sf^-a^trs^sit"iii-i?s-pSrif d°lr^^^ 

tion for a championship trophy. The first comoetition fnr fh?« +,-fif -^^^l; 
shield will start about the time^the Spalding Znual goes to press ^ ^^ *^^ 
fi.? Q^. ^.''"^Vl-*.''^^.^®^®^^^^ ^e^^^e has been a great boon to the game in 
long^ime't'o^'come' '"'' '" '' '^' ^*^^^"^^ °^ spo1:tsmansh?p'?a Ohif Tor^S 

in ^^nT'f.^''.?''^ °^i^^ T\^ *^^ ^^^^^"^ t^^°^^ ^lave lost numerous men and 
^.J^2^i instances the clubs have not been able to recuperate either in 
strength or numbers. Some of the teams in the smaller towns have LpS 
compelled to be content with no outside contests, while tlamsT^ some of the 
leagues have been compelled to disband and the leagues are not in Is eood 
condition as a year ago. This is true also a\ to the club finances! S mos? 

.>,?.5^^^^l*®^! ^^u ^^^^ during the season that Is about to open. The State 
championship trophy, competition will develop the full strength in the State 
t^^^^ ^'^ ^* ^^""^ ^ll^l ^^ determined the exact effects of the inroads made 
by the European conflict. It is to be hoped that the actual results have been 
less disastrous than the pre-season survey would seem to indicate 
i.Z^-,1 ?^KT^'^i^^ League itself developed a strenuous race last season. The 
J^ofll ^f^^\ ^1^^ n^°* '"I'^^^e ^^e ^e^"y g^eat race that five of the clubs 
waged for first place. The column indicating the points each team had 
acquired by the end of the season cannot at the same^ time ten the matches 
that were determined m the last few minutes of play nor the games that 
were won by a single goal. Some light is gleaned, however, by a glance at 
the number of drawn games. It was a great season from every angle 

The entry of three of the elevens of the Cleveland League in the National 
Cup competition was m itself an event of no small importance. Not one of 
the teams made as good a showing in the rounds of this great event as was 
expected. On the basis of the play developed earlier in the year the fol- 
lowers of the sport had a right to expect a little more than any of the teams 
was able to give. The Thistles lasted longest and might have accomplished a 
little more perhaps with a little more efficient management and a little less 

On the whole the Clevelands developed the best game during the year. 
This eleven could be counted upon for the greater consistency. The offense 
and defense both maintained a standard that was a little superior to that of 
any other team in the Sixth City organization and deserved to win the league 
championship. This team, too, took the Bowler cup final from Lorain, while 
the latter club turned the tables in the Labor cup final. 

The Lorain team was runner-up in the league because of the enthusiasm 
and hard work that was prevalent at all times within the ranks of the Steel 
City organization. Man for man this eleven was no better than the Thistles, 
Forest City or Akron, but it has had just something that made it the best 
team of those mentioned. It was this "something," which on the ball field 
IS popularly known as "ginger," that put the team in the two cup finals. 

The Thistles, Forest City and Akron teams played good ball throughout the 
year and finished in the order named. The Woodland Rovers spent the whole 
year in reorganizing and did not really accomplish the feat until the very 
last contest. At that time it had acquired an eleven almost the equal of the 
strongest in the league and is now on its way through the league schedule 
in a way that bodes ill for all that get in its way. 

The Lorain team was hard hit by the war, as was the MoEas, and both are 


now temporarily out of the league. The Shamrocks are also passe. The 
eleven's manager, E. O'Day, was given a five-year suspension from organized 
football last spring and the team was disbanded. Most of the players found 
berths with other teams. 


By George Healy, 
President Michigan State Soccer Association, Detroit, Mich. 

Soccer football in. Michigan feels the impetus and is deriving some of the 
benefits of being in a national organization. Today our players and spec- 
tators realize that the game is not any more a local one, but one of national 
scope. Formerly, before the inception of the United States Football Asso- 
ciation, we knew very little about actual soccer conditions in any other city 
or State than our own, the result of which was we were going ahead with 
our own local boosting, without any idea of what, if any, real benefit we 
were doing for the game. The game in Michigan started, as I suppose it did 
in other States, through a number of old country boys getting together. Their 
inbred love of the game soon started them kicking a ball around. Later they 
formed into "sides" and from sides to teams. Then, in Detroit, through the 
efforts of Mr. Harry Roiser, who deserves a lot of credit for what must have 
been a discouraging task, the Detroit and District League was formed. I am 
doubtful if we can ever realize the amount of work and time that Mr. 
Eoiser spent while he was active in. soccer circles, but I can realize how 
much criticism he did receive from those who wei'e not devoting any time 
to the promoting of the game, but were really hurting it, though my exper- 
ience teaches me that these critics do it without thought, not realizing that 
this unthinking criticism is not good for the best interests of the game. 

After a few seasons of this league a new league was organized, named the 
Michigan State Soccer League, which was started in competition to the old 
one because of internal trouble which had unavoidably arisen. This league 
is still running and is divided into two divisions, first and second, and run 
on the principle of the English leagues. Credit for its formation is due to 
Messrs. R. Bone, G. O'Keefe, W. Dasnis and H. Baiter, who, by what they 
did and are doing for the game, also deserve much credit. 

We feel very proud of the fact in Michigan that we are charter members 
of the U. S. F. A. and that it was our delegate, Mr. E. L. Mockler, who 
moved the resolution making the national body an actuality instead of merely 
a project and that we thus helped form the U. S. F. A. It was with the 
advice and aid of the U. S. F. A. we formed the Michigan State Association, 
whose purpose is to govern soccer in our State and to promote the game. 
At the first meeting, over which I had the honor to preside, three leagues and 
twenty clubs were represented. The officers elected at that meeting were as 
follows : J. W. Cant, secretary ; A. Leishman, treasurer ; R. Jackson, Jr., vice- 
president, and myself president. Today the officers are the same, with the 
exception of R. Jackson, who has been succeeded by H. Elliott. In order 
to finance this Association a cup competition was started, from which nearly 
all its revenues are derived. This competition has not only established us 
financially, but has supplied a long felt want and was and is now a success. 
We are properly proud of our Association, not merely for what we are suc- 
ceeding in doing in our own State, but because we have been able to aid 
the starting of two other State associations. Fortunately, or unfortunately, 
whichever way one looks at it, in Michigan we have not had any wealthy 
backing, and all the success that has been attained by our clubs, is due to the 
players and followers, and now each year the "gates" are getting better. 
Most of the clubs are now supported by that source of revenue, where for- 
merly each and every member had to bear part of the expense. Our Associa- 
tion today has leagues and clubs all over Michigan. We have made special 
efforts in promoting school soccer, and have grade school leagues in Detroit, 
Lansing and Grand Rapids. In Detroit, with the co-operation, of Miss Perrine, 


Superintendent of Athletics, and Mr. N. Pearl, her assistant, soccer has 
been placed as a compulsory sport in grade schools and with that lady's 
enthusiasm and work for the game we have succeeded in having eighty schools 
in Detroit play and finish a schedule. We divided them into ten Leagues, 
of eight schools to a league. After the Leagues winners were determined, a 
cup competition was run amongst the winners of each league and Williams 
School succeeded in winning the school championship and the cup, presented 
by Dr. E. J. Kendall. Prizes were presented by this association to each of 
the ten league winners. This, I think, is a record for school soccer any- 
where in its first season, and when it is considered that but very few of the 
boys had ever seen a soccer ball or game before, is a record of which to be 
proud. This was successful only because of the efforts of Miss Perrine and 
Mr. Pearl and those players and referees who responded to our appeal to 
coach the schools and referee the games. 

Our colleges and high schools have adopted the game and are developing 
Into fairly fast teams. This Association has only done one-half of one per 
cent, of what it has set itself to do. To Mr. J. W. Cant, our secretary, is 
due a large share of the credit for the success which this Association has 

In the National Challenge Cup Competition our teams have only met with 
moderate success. Personally, I feel the time is not far distant when 
Michigan will produce the winner of that splendid trophy that carries with 
it the championship of the United States. 

Only one inter-city match was played last season, between Detroit and 
Cleveland. Detroit won by 1 to 0, but we have arranged for several for the 
coming season. The final for the Michigan Cup was played between Caleys 
and All-Scots, which ended in a win for the Caleys by 3 to 1. I have not 
received a full report of most of our leagues up to date, so am unable to 
give tlie tables. 

Some excellent games have been played in connection with the league, and 
these have helped to boost the game. In conclusion, I would like to say 
that one of the principal factors towards the success of the game is having 
competent referees. We have a Referees' Association here, whose aim has 
been to supply our Association and leagues with such men, but it is to be re- 
gretted that all referees in our State are not members of this Referees' Asso- 
ciation. Apparently they have not been able to get together, but I am sure, 
now that a National Referees' body is formed, those outside our local associa- 
tion will get In and work in harmony for the betterment of referees and the 
game in general. The final standing follows : 


Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Bulck Thistle 12 8 1 3 27 17 *19 

Packards 12 8 1 3 21 8 *19 

All-Scots 12 5 3 4 20 17 14 

Caledonia 12 6 5 1 22 19 13 

St. George 12 5 5 2 19 18 12 

Nationals 12 3 6 3 15 21 9 

Thistle 12 12 10 34 

* Packards and Buicks tied in First Division; on play-ofE the first game was a tie, 
1 to 1; the second game was won by Buicks, 3 to 2. 


Rovers 16 14 2 42 8 28 

Pontiac A. 16 13 2 1 34 18 27 

Detroit 16 10 6 58 19 20 

Imperials 16 9 6 1 31 21 19 

Roses 16 9 6 1 39 40 19 

Celtic 16 7 9 23 28 14 

Wyandotte 16 2 12 2 13 41 6 

Wolverines 16 2 12 2 20 50 6 

Solvay A. C 16 2 13 1 10 45 5 

Rovers and Pontiac go to First Division; Thistle drops to Second. 



Officers — President, Chas. C. Pickford, Jackson, Mich, ; vice-president, A. 
Coniiah, Lansing, Mich. ; secretary and treasurer, P, W. Denning, 315 North 
Prairie avenue, Kalamazoo, Mich. 

The Southern. Michigan Soccer League was reorganized in February, 1915, 
at a meeting held at Battle Creek, Mich., and Chas. C. Pickford, well known 
in soccer circles in. New York city because of his activities there before 
removing to Michigan, was elected president for the spring season. A. Con- 
nah of Lansing was elected vice-president, and F. W. Denning of Kalamazoo, 
secretary and treasurer. A new constitution, and by-laws were drawn, up 
and adopted and a spring schedule arranged between the three teams com- 
prising the league, these being Lansing, Jackson and Kalamazoo. As a 
result some very exciting and enjoyable games were played, and the game 
became more popular in the southern part of Michigan than, it had ever 
been before. Lansing, which previously had always been one of the best 
teams in the State, had all they could do to win the championship, as both 
the Jackson and "Kazoo" teams held them to a draw in their respective home 
games, but the Lansing boys showed the result of the constant training they 
had indulged in during the season. "Kazoo," by virtue of the double defeat 
of Jackson, secured second place in the league, while Jackson had to be con- 
tent with last place, although on paper they had as good a team as the 
Kalamazoo boys, therefore the league is desirous of adding to its members, 
and any clubs within traveling radius of the teams now comprising the 
league, who are desirous of joining the league, should communicate with the 
secretary, Mr. F. W. Denning, 315 North Prairie avenue, Kalamazoo, Mich. 
One big drawback to the success of the league is the long distances which 
the clubs have to travel, as the distance from Jackson to Kalamazoo is 
approximately 78 miles, it speaks well for the enthusiasm of the clubs that 
they have done so well. The league standing is as follows : 

Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Lansing 4 2 2 11 3 6 

Kalamazoo 4 2 1 1 12 10 5 

Jackson 4 3 1 7 15 1 


Member Southern Michigan Soccer League. 

Officers — President, Albert Elcoate ; vice-president, Albert Hirst; secretary 
and treasurer, R. B. Matthews ; captain, C. C. Pickford ; vice-captain, J. 
Midgley. Goal scorers — C. C. Pickford, 4 ; Herbert Blakebro, 2 ; Wilfred 
Halliwell, 1. 

While the results obtained were not as good as expected, Jackson plainly 
showed that they have the nucleus of a good team and will without doubt be 
a strong factor in the league when the fall schedule of games is played. 
They were reinforced last season by the inclusion of some new members, 
namely, C. C. Pickford at inside left, former secretary of the Camerons and 
prominent in soccer circles in New York city ; Ed Bathe, at full-back, Tom 
Millian in the halves, and Harry Bond in the forwards. They will be 
strengthened again the coming season by the fact that Duckworth has re- 
turned to the city, and prospects look exceedingly bright for the coming 
season. In passing, the good work of former President Gaukroger and R. B. 
Matthews, the present secretary, should not be overlooked, and it is hoped 
that the present executives will be able to carry the Jackson soccer team 
where it should be, which is the top of the league. 



Member Southern Michigan Soccer League. 

Officers — President, Hon. Judge A. J. Mills ; first vice-president, Noah 
Bryant ; second vice-president, Hon. Franli Milham ; secretary and treasurer, 
F. W. Denning ; manager, S, Ward Kennedy. 

The soccer team representing the Celery City accomplished a very 
fine perform^ance by finishing within one point of top place in the Southern 
Michigan Soccer League the past season, and only for a bad start at Lansing 
in the first game they might have captured the championship. Very keen 
and exciting contests were played with both the Lansing and Jackson teams, 
and "Kazoo" has every reason to be proud of its showing. The principal fac- 
tors in the success of the club were D. Hough and G. Ibbotson, full-backs, a 
very fine defense, and Caley and the Riley brothers in the forwards, who 
were a tower of strength on the attack. The club has an enterprising set of 
officials and one of the hardest workers is their genial secretary, F. W. Den- 
ning, who is also the secretary of the league, and it is undoubtedly due in 
no small measure to his efforts that the team made such an excellent showing. 

Teresa F. 






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Spring 1915. 

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Manewal F. 

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By David Francis Barrett^ St. Louis, Mo. 
First Series, Fall and Winter 1914-15. 
W. L. D. Pts. 

Innlsfail F. 6 2 1 13 

Columbus F. C 4 4 1 9 

Second Series, 
W. L. D. Pta. 

Columbus F. C 4 1 9 

Tnnisfail F. C 3 1 1 7 


W. L. D. Pts. W. L. D. Pts. 

St. Leo F. 10 1 2 22 Columbian A. C. F, 3 7 3 9 

Ben Miller F. 8 3 2 18 Compton Hills F. 1 10 2 4 

Peace reigns in soccerdom in St. Louis and vicinity and in 1915-10 the 
St. Louis Soccer League, the premier professional organization of the United 
States, will have the strongest and best balanced quartette of teams in Its 
long and eventful history. They will be the Innisfails and the Columbus Club 
teams of the Robison Field Soccer League and the St, Leos and the Ben 
Millers of the Federal Park Soccer League. In addition, these clubs will be 
further strengthened by the pick of the defunct Teresas, Athletics, Columbian 
Athletic Club and Compton Hills. Winton E. Barker, the man who has done 
so much to advance soccer in America, will be the president, which assures 
its future. 

The sudden amalgamation of the two leagues was one of the distinct 
features of a season of unexpected happenings. Almost over night the two 
organizations got together, agreed on peace terms and arranged games to 
decide the championship of the West. And thus ended the two years' war 
they had waged on one another. 

The post-season battles also were productive of a very great surprise, as 
the St. Leos, who for thirteen years swept all opposition aside and who 
never met defeat in a big championship battle, were defeated by the Innisfails, 
score 4 to 2, after the teams had struggled through one heart breaking 2 to 2 


tie. The final game was hard fought from whistle to whistle and will go 
down into history as one of the greatest games in the history of soccer in 
America. The St. Leos did not quit until the last kick had been made. 
. In justice to the St. Leos it must be said the team was unable to show 
its greatest strength in the deciding battle. It had a season-long fight to 
catch the Ben Millers, who secured a flying lead in the league competition, 
and the famed Blue and White were off their games in the crucial matches 
with the Irishmen. 

However, one cannot deprive the Innisfails of the glory which is justly 
theirs. The team played grand football all season and showed the punch in 
the pinch. Their attack was terrific, while the defense was as stout as a 
stonewall in trying moments. 

For years the Innisfails had been threatening to dethrone the St. Leos. 
In January, 1913, when the big split occurred, the St. Leos managed to beat 
the Innisfails by two points. The previous year the Innisfails carried the 
St. Leo's pace until the closing rounds, when the St. Leo's superior ability 
told and they pulled away from Foley's boys. 

After parting with the St. Leos the Irishmen did not have things all their 
own way. Tipped to win the flag in easy fashion they were forced to give 
way before King Finnegan's speedy young Columbus Club in 1913-14 and 
ran second in the Kobison Field competition. However, this setback proved 
the needed incentive, and in 1914-15 the Innisfails came back strong. Foley's 
boys hit their stride early, and when the Christmas holidays came had the 
championship sewed up. The Columbus Club ran second, the Teresa's third 
and the Manewals fourth. 

In the Federal League the St. Leos won the flag, with the Ben Miller's 
second, Columbian Athletic Club third and Compton Hills fourth. 

The Innisfails showed their greatest form in the holiday games, when they 
defeated the strong Hamilton (Ontario) and Toronto Professionals in easy 
style. At no stage did the Canadians have a chance. On the other hand the 
St. Leos were hard pressed to hold their own with the Hyde Park Blues and 
the Chicago All-Stars. In previous years the Windy City teams proved easy 
for the Blue and White Combination. 

Among the amateur teams the past season there was some grand sport. 
The Christian Brothers' College team, which won the championship from 
the Leacocks, 4 to 2, before 15,000 people, is a remarkably strong young 
team, and in a few years will be able to hold their own with the Innisfails, 
St. Leos or any other semi-professional organization. It is the best young 
team since Tobe Burke's famed St. Teresas, who tied the St. Leos in a 
championship game a few seasons ago. 

In the jimior ranks the Christian Brothers and the directors of the 
parochial and public schools put in a great deal of time showing the boys 
how to play the game, and some great games were staged and some good 
players developed. These boys will be heard from in years to come. 

In East St. Louis, Kevin Kane's Tashmoo Club, also known as the East 
St. Louis Blues, managed to nose out the Harry Libersteins after a hard 
fight. Inclement weather forced a curtailment of this season, otherwise the 
Jewelers might have won the championship. x\.t the finish the Libersteins 
had the strongest team in the league. 

Everything considered, the 1915-16 season should prove the greatest in 
the history of soccer in St. Louis and vicinity. All factions once more 
are working for the same end, the advancement of the game. Here's hoping 
there will be no more soccer wars in this vicinity. They do no one good. 
The players lost thousands of dollars, as did the promoters, while the public 
was forced to witness a poor class of play. 


Not for years has St. Louis had a more popular soccer champion than the 
Christian Brothers' College team, whicn won the amateur championship of 
St, Louis and vicinity by defeating the Leacocks, 4 to 2, at Fairgrounds Oval 
before 15,000 soccer enthusiasts. This was the crowning feature of a most 


remarkable season, the Purple and Gold lads simply overwhelming the 
teams in their division of the Municipal Leagues and defeating with ease 
their opponents In the qualifying, semi-flnal and final rounds of city cham- 
pionship play. 

However, although the Purple and Gold embraced many remarkable young 
players, who possessed a world of admirers, it is safe to say that of the 
IS.O'OO soccer followers who witnessed the last game of the season the 
majority pulled for C. B. C. to win because they knew it always has been 
the ambition of the Brothers to possess a championship club, and because 
they knew soccer in St. Louis and vicinity owed the Christian Brothers a 
greater debt than to any other force. It was the only measure of reward 
the Brothers have had in years. 

Christian Brothers' College campus Is a splendid place for soccer and was 
the one place where the popular Scotch-English kicking sport found favor 
when all other places were closed to it. Brother Justin, the late lamented 
president of this institution of learning, was Indeed the friend of soccer, 
and was never happier than when viewing a sturdy set of youngsters kicking 
the ball about the college campus. Brother Lawrence, the president now, 
and Brothers James, Austin, Matthew and others of this community of 
young men's teachers, were never too busy to devote part of their time to 
the advancement of the sport, and It always was their ambition to some 
day have a championship team. That this wish has been gratified we are 
happy to say. 



By David P. Barrett^ St. Louis^ Mo. 

Christian Bros. C 

K. of Father Mathew... 

C. B. 0. LEAGUE. 
W, L. D. Pts. 

14 1 3 31 Trumbulls 

7 8 3 17 West End A. 0. 

W. L. D. Pts. 

Columbian A. 12 4 4 28 Hands A. C. 

7 3 23 Concordia ... 



W. L. 

6 10 
3 11 

W. L. 

3 11 
1 12 

D. Pts. 

2 14 
4 10 

D. Pts. 

3 9 

4 6 

W. L. D. Pts. 

Sonnenbergs 11 2 2 24 Claxtons 5 8 

Palladiums 6 5 4 16 Libermans 3 10 

W. L. D. Pts. 
2 12 
2 8 


St. Matthews 

W. L. D. Pts. 

10 4 3 23 Bob Whites 
9 5 3 21 Aloes 

W. L. 
4 8 

W. L. D. Pts. W. L. 

Banner Buggies 11 3 1 23 Donnellys 7 5 

Rudolphs 7 5 3 17 Manhattans 

W. L. D. Pts. 

Southern A. 12 3 2 26 Eckhardts 

6 1 23 Boehls 

Trumbulls No. 2 11 

1 13 

W. L. 
6 8 
1 14 

D. Pts. 
5 13 
5 11 

D. Pts. 
3 17 
1 3 

D. Pts. 
3 15 
2 4 


W. L. D. Pts. W. L, D. Pta. 

Bob Whites 10 3 3 23 Famoiis-Barrs 4 9 3 11 

St. Matthews 9 3 4 22 Holy Eosarys 3 11 2 8 


W. L, D. Pts. W. L. D. Pts. 

Fox-McKnight9 9 3 2 20 Hy-Tes 5 3 5 15 

St. Roses 7 3 4 18 Mas Bergs 12 1 1 

In. the elimination games for the city championship the results were as 
follows ; 

Fox-McKnights 3, Bob White Juniors 1. 
First round— Leacocks 2, Columbia A. 0. 1; C. B. 0. 6, Southern A. 0. 1; Banner 
Buggies 3, Sonnenbergs 1. 
Second round— 0. B. C. 4, Banner Buggies 1. 
Third round— C. B. C 4, Leacocks 1. 

The unceasing efforts of Park Commissioner Dwight F, Davis and his assist- 
ant, Rodowa Abeken, resulted in the St. Louis Municipal Soccer Leagues 
enjoying the greatest season of their history during the winter of 
1914-15, despite the untoward weather conditions on many of the Sundays 
throughout the season. Games were played in three of the city parks. Fair- 
grounds, Forest and Carondelet, and in the flrst named three divisions held 
forth. In all twenty-four uniformed teams took part in the competition 
under the supervision of the Park Department of the city, as during the 
year the games at Christian Brothers' campus were under the management 
of the directors of the municipal leagues. In addition, there were two 
junior divisions, one at Fairgrounds and the other at Forest Park, making 
in all thirty-two teams in the municipal leagues. 

The caliber of football was as good, if not better, than in any season past, 
and thousands of fans and fanettes turned out every Sunday to witness the 
sport. On fine Sundays it was common for upwards of 1.5.000 fans to con- 
gregate at the municipal leagues, and when the championship battles were 
on it was estimated that 20,000 saw the semi-final matches, while the final 
match between the Christian Brothers' College team and the Leacocks, win- 
ners of Division No. 2, at Fairgrounds, drew more than fifteen thousand. 
This game resulted in a 4 to 1 victory for the Brothers. 

The Christian Brothers team, who thus won the amateur championship of 
the city and the Central West, was a crack young combination and had a 
most successful season. In their league competition they ran away with 
things and lost but one of the eighteen games played. This was to the 
Trumbulls and came at a time when the championship was cinched. They 
tied three games and won fourteen. When it came to playing the champion 
games to settle the city title the Purple and Gold showed at best. Under 
the leadership of Captain Quinn the boys put up a terrific attack and a 
whirlwind defense and smothered the Southern Athletic Club 6 to 1, the 
Banner Buggies 4 to 1, and the Leacocks 4 to 1, in the game which decided 
the championship. The goals in the final game were kicked by Quinn, Cor- 
rigan, Dunn and Hagen, while Hutchinson secured the lone goal for the 

The Leacocks, who managed to get into the finals for the city title, won 
this right only after an uphill fight in Division No. 2 of the Fairgrounds 
Leagues. They deposed the St. Matthews as the league leaders on the very 
last day of the season, winning, 1 to 0, after a terrific battle. It was neces- 
sary to play extra time to decide this game. In the elimination series the 
Leacocks defeated the Columbian Athletic Club team 2 to 1, drew a bye and 


lost to C. B. C. 4 to 1. They are a good young team and will be heard from 
In years to come. 

The Columbian Athletic Club team had very little trouble winning the 
championship in the Forest Park League. Their principal opponents were 
the Yawitzs, but in the closing rounds the Tailors cracked under fire and 
the South Side boys pulled away from them, finishing the season with a mar- 
gin of five points, or two and one-half games. However, in the city cham- 
pionships they went down in their first game, 2 to 1, the Leacocks being 
their conquerors. 

The Sonnenbergs played consistent football and had no trouble winning the 
title in Division No. 1, at Fairgrounds. They had a four-game margin over 
the Palladiums, the second place team at the finish. In Division No. 3 a 
similar state of aflfairs existed, the Banner Buggies ending the season three 
games ahead of the Rudolphs. 

The Southern Athletic Club of the Carondelet League was easily the class 
of that division, and by playing a hard game throughout the season finished 
first by a game and a half. The Trumbulls No. 2 came strong at the finish, 
but proved unequal to the task of catching the Southerns. In the city titles 
series the Southerns were unfortunate enough to draw C. B. C. the first 
round and were eliminated, 6 to 1. 

Of all of the leagues the battle for the championship in the Fairgrounds 
Division No. 2 was by far the most Interesting. In this league the St. Mat- 
thews, who won the city title in 1913-14, were the favorites to win and 
secured a long lead in the early part of the season. However, the Leacocks 
did not give up hopes and along about Christmas started to overhaul the 
Saints. Finally it came to the last games of the year and, thanks to some 
great football, the Leacocks defeated the Bob Whites, while the tailend Aloes 
sprang the surprise of the year by beating the St. Matthews. This placed 
the two teams on an equal basis and In the play-off the Leacocks won 1 to 0. 
It was a grand game and a fitting climax for a fine season. 

The prospects of the Municipal Leagues for 1915-16 are of the brightest, 
and the indications are it will be the banner year for the league. 


By Edward Cartmell, Kansas Citt^ Mo. 

Officers — President, J. M. Morrow ; vice-president, E. Nicholson ; secretary 
and treasurer, Ed. Cartmell. 

The outstanding feature of the season 1914-15 was the manner in which 
the Tigers came to the top and succeeded in capturing both the A. G. Spald- 
ing & Bros, and the Schmelzer trophies. In the Spalding competition they 
hold the best records ever made by a Kansas City team, winning eight games 
out of a possible nine, the remaining being a tie. 

The British-Americans also picked up wonderfully the latter half of the 
season and give promise of becoming formidable competitors this season. 

The Schmelzers did not make so good a showing as in previous years. 
They were unfortunate in losing several good men, among whom particularly 
was Davie "Wilson, who was killed while fighting with the British forces in 
Northern France. 

The standing of the clubs was as follows : 


Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Tigers F. C 9 S 1 26 3 17 

Schmelzer F. 9 4 2 3 10 8 11 

British-American F. 9 2 6 1 5 23 5 

Shamrock F. 9 1 7 1 5 12 3 



Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Tigers F. C 6 4 1 1 17 5 9 

British-American F. C 6 3 2 1 5 5 7 

Schmelzer F. C 5 2 12 7 8 6 

Shamrock F. C 5 11 

In President Morrow the league has a capable and efficient head, who has 
devoted considerable time to the welfare of the league, in which work he is 
ably supported by Vice-President Nicholson and the Executive Committee. 
However, if soccer football is ever to occupy Its proper place on the playing 
fields of Kansas City, there must be more effective co-operation between the 
Executive Committee and the players themselves. So many players have the 
impression that the sole purpose of the committee is to provide money and 
material for their particular enjoyment. It is necessary that such players 
realize a corresponding sacrifice. It is expected of them, and instead of 
adopting a critical attitude they should contribute further to the support of 
the clubs with which they are associated. They should take an active in- 
terest in club meetings and the various social affairs which the league 
organizes from time to time. 



Affiliated with Wisconsin State Soccer Association. 

By Joseph Natlor^ Milwaukee^ Wis. 

Officers — President, Dr. J. W. Frew, Milwaukee ; first vice-president, R. 
Grant, Milwaukee ; second vice-president, A, Robinson, Kenosha ; secretary- 
treasurer, Joseph Naylor, Milwaukee. 


Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

MacWhytes F. C 10 9 1 29 5 19 

Caledonian F. C 10 T 3 35 16 ns 

Racine City F. C 10 5 5 17 18 •12 

Jefferys F. C 10 5 4 1 27 21 11 

Tikings F. C 10 2 8 11 34 4 

St. George F. C 10 1 9 10 35 2 

•Racine City F. C. received two points from Caledonian F. C. for playing ineligible 

The Milwaukee and District Soccer League completed its third season in a 
most satisfactory manner, and clearly demonstrated that organized soccer 
Is a fixture in Milwaukee and vicinity, as all the games were attended by 
large crowds, while the standard of play was fifty per cent, better than in 
previous seasons. For the second time in succession the MacWhytes F. C. 
lifted the league cup by a margin of seven points from their nearest rivals, 
the Caledonians. The latter club, however, was badly handicapped through- 
out the entire season, owing to the fact that several of their star players 
were on the hospital list at different times during the competition. It is 
doubtful if there is a soccer eleven in the Middle West that can defeat the 
champions in a series of games, as their main assets are speed aud stamina, as 
well as a complete knowledge of the fine points of the game and their general 
reputation as gentlemanly athletes. The general meeting of the league was held 
at the Blatz Hotel, Milwaukee, June 5, and was the most successful gathering 
of its kind ever held in that city. From reports of delegates present, new clubs 
from all sections of Wisconsin will make application for membership in the 
I915-1C league. It was decided to have a fall and spring series, owing to the 
inclement weather during the winter months, the fall competition to be devoted 


to the league games, while the spring session will consist of interstate matches 
with Chicago and St. Louis elevens. After the meeting adjourned the league 
cup and medals were presented to the MacWhytes by Judge Karel of Mil- 
waukee, who is an old-time footballer and a most enthusiastic supporter of 
soccer in that city. Through the efforts of the Milwaukee and District 
League, the Sunday school boys of Milwaukee have taken up soccer as well 
as some of the public school boys, the league furnishing coaches and referees 
for them. This is missionary work on the part of our league members, and 
from the number of boys who are becoming interested in. the game, we feel 
that our efforts are being appreciated. In view of all the above favorable 
conditions, I look to see the 1915-16 season the best and most successful in 
the history of the game, not only in Milwaukee but throughout the entire 
State of Wisconsin. The prosperous condition of soccer throughout the 
United States can be attributed solely to the governing soccer body of the 
game in this country, namely the United States Football Association. 


By W. T. Manlet, Denver^ Colo. 

The Colorado season opened in good fashion on Thanksgiving Day, 1914, 
when the Denver team defeated the Gordons, the previous year's cup holders, 
by the substantial margin of 4 goals to 0. The Gordons put up a good 
fight, their half back, Oliver, doing fine defensive work especially, but the 
Denver full backs, Heathcote and Allan, were very safe. Quite a feature of 
the game also Was the fine forward play of Adam MacGregor, and at half- 

j back Jenkinson shone. These last mentioned players a few months after 
were serving their country on the battle fields of Flanders, and it is to be 
regretted that at this time they are missing and wounded, respectively. 

i Nothing else of note took place until the beginning of the New Year. 

i The Gordons, having decided to withdraw from the Colorado League, the 
newly inaugurated team of all English players, the Corinthians, stepped Into 
the breach, opposing themselves to the Denver team in a series of games for 

1 the cup. 

I The first game, which was hotly contested, was won by the Corinthians, 
4 goals to 3, although the Corinthians were 2 goals behind ten minutes from 
time, but, making a great combined effort, they equalized and scored the 

j winning goal just before the final whistle blew. 

i In the second game of the series the Corinthians were not so fortunate, 
being defeated by 3 goals to 0. The cause of this large defeat was largely 
due ta their not being at full strength, while the Denver team had the best 
eleven they could muster and played at the top of their form. 

The third game was played with snow on the ground ; it was contested 
with great vim and ended in a drawn battle, three goals all. This result 
necessitated another game, which was won by the Corinthians, 3 to 2. 

I The last game was perhaps the best of the series and placed the Corin- 
thians in the position of cupholders for the season. 

This series of games was admittedly the best played in Denver for many 
years, and the Corinthians' victory redounds greatly to their credit, as it 
was a case of dogged perseverance against apparently great odds. The suc- 
cess of this was in a great measure due to the untiring efforts of Oswald 
Heathcote, Walsh, Brady, Shorty Shepherd, Taylor and Gray, these two latter 
having only recently arrived from England. I must not omit to mention, 
however, that for the Denver team, the Allan Brothers, Adam Jack and Tom 
Chapman, all did splendid work. 

Altogether the season was a most successful one and the series of games 

I played created great interest among the fans. It is to be hoped it will prove 

' to be a boost for the ensuing and future seasons. 



The Governing Soccer Organization in Utah. Affiliated with the U. S. F. A. 

Officers. — President, Freeman Bassett ; vice-president, William E. Day ; 
secretary, Chas. Adamson ; assistant secretary, Will E. Onions, Box 120a, 
Arthur, Garfield, Utah ; treasurer. Wm. Onions. Hon. vice-presidents. — Wm, 
Service, Salt Lake City ; Joseph E. Daynes, Salt Lake City ; Dr. C. G. Plum- 
mer. Salt Lake City ; A. B. Camploell, Eureka ; John W. Guy, Provo ; W. R. 
Jeft'ers, Park City ; Dr. D. L. Barnard, Garfield. 

Cluis. — Salt Lake Soccer Football Club, Arthur Football Club, Caledonian 
Football Club, Magna Football Club, Eureka Football Club, Salt Lake City 
Public Schools Junior Football Clubs. 

Competitions. — Senior Daynes Cup in the spring ; Junior Daynes Cup in 
the fall ; Senior Class A Pennant League In the fall. 


By Will E. Onions. 

Although the game of "Soccer" football in Utah is not so extensive as per- 
haps is desired, yet, taking in consideration the adverse conditions Incidental 
to such a new country, the class and form of the sport offered to the in- 
terested public is of a comparative high plane. The game, I think, has a 
firm hold here and the near future will no doubt see even an increased 

The most important items in the 1914-15 programme were the Senior 
and Junior Daynes Cup Competitions, conducted by the Utah Soccer Football 
Union. Elsewhere will be found an account of the Juniors' activities. In 
the Senior competition three clubs entered, and a well arranged schedule 
was played, the results being appended. As is evident, the Caledonians won 
the high place, their team going through with a swing and dash worthy 
of all Scots, this making them holders of the cup for two successive seasons. ; 
The other teams competing displayed fine form and are to be complimented • 
on their endeavors. The results : 

Arthur 1, Caledonians 1; Arthur 0, Salt Lake 0; Caledonians 1, Salt Lake 3; Cale- 
doniang 6, Arthur 1; Salt Lake 1, Caledonians 3; Salt Lake 0, Arthur 1. Salt Lake ; 
defaulted, giving Arthur the game. 

Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Caledonians F. C 4 2 1 1 11 6 B 

Arthur F. C 4 n 1 2 3 7 4 

Salt Lake A. F. C 4 1 2 1 4 5 3 

•Salt Lake vs. Arthur, Salt Lake defaulted. 



By Hal Ansell. 

The appointment of William E. Day, physical director of the Deseret Gym- 
nasium, to the position of supervisor of grade school athletics in Salt Lake 
City, proved a boon to the soccer cause, as he is a great enthusiast. The ^ 
previous year, all athletics in the grade schools had been abandoned, due 
to internal dissensions, but Mr. Day soon brought peace, and the first sport 
set on its feet by him last fall was soccer foot ball. On account of the dis- 
organized condition of school athletics, it was some time before the competi- 


tion was gotten under way, and then only time to play a tournament with 
a consolation set-to for the teams knocked out in the first round. After a 
short period of sporadic coaching by various senior soccer players, the first 
round was played with great enthusiasm on the part of both players and 
rooters, which waxed stronger with the teams that continued in the tourna- 
ments. The scores were close and quite a number of games had to be replayed 
because of numerous tie results, Jefferson and Whittier school teams having 
to battle four times before their argument was definitely settled. The boys 
greatly improved over previous years, devoting more attention to the passing 
features and avoiding to a great extent the kick-and-rush methods of the 
past. Training School carried off the tournament proper, while Forest won 
the consolation. Following is the competition in detail : 

First round— Fremont 2, Franklin 1; Riverside 4, Bryant 0; Jefferson 4, Emerson 0; 
fEast High 1, Forest 0; •Whittier 2, Ensign 0; Science 1, Longfellow 0; Lincoln l[ 
Hawthorne 0; Training 4, Wasatch 0; * Webster 1, Grant 0; Poplar Grove 2, Oqulrrh 
0; Jackson 4, Onequa 0; *LowelI 1, Hamilton 0. Byes— Bonneville, Irving, Sumner, 

Second round— Bonneville 1, Irving 0; Riverside 2, Fremont 1; t Jefferson 1, East 
High 0; * Whittier 1, Science 0; Training 2, Lincoln 0; * Webster 1, Poplar Grove, 0; 
♦Jackson 3, Lowell 0; Sumner 2, Lafayette 0. 

Third round- Riverside 1, Bonneville (default); J Whittier 1, Jefferson 0; Training 
4, Webster 0; Jackson 4, Sumner 2. 

Semi-final round— Riverside 1, Whittier 0; Training 1, Jackson 0. 

Final round — *Training 1, Riverside 0. 

Consolation Competition— Forest defeated Hamilton 1-0. 

•After tie game. fAfter two ties and extra time. Mfter three tlee and extra time. 


Winners of California Football Association Cup, 1914-15. 

Officers — President, F. Birdsall ; chairman, T. Lace ; manager, D. Stephen- 
son ; secretary, L. G. Munro ; assistant secretary, A, McQuattie ; trainer, 
W. Dick. 

Executive Committee — J. Gibson, J. Murch, J. Duncan, T. Wood, J, Leeds. 

This team is composed of players from the Union Iron Works Company of 
San Francisco, and went through the cup-tie competition, scoring 13 goals to 
2. The club is in a very flourishing condition, and is ably handled by its 

The Barbarian Club is one of the strongest teams that ever played soccer 
In California, always having a majority of its players selected to play In 
international or representative games. Further successes on the part of the 
organization are confidently anticipated, and the members are always out 
for the advancement and advertisement of the great game of soccer. 


The stimulant occasioned the Association code, due to its adoption by the 
public and private schools, caused the directors of the Multnomah Amateur 
Athletic Club to once more enter a Multnomah side in local competition. 

The committee in charge of the sport proceeded on the theory that the 
development of the code was of greater importance than the mere assem- 
bling of a powerful side, and it is satisfactory to record that their efforts 
have been as successful in this direction as in the results of actual play. 

The club had at its disposal six seasoned players and it rounded out its 
eleven by including local school first team men. The effect of the inclusion 
of these players — one in every line — was soon obvious in the change of style 
of school soccer. The natural tendency towards speed at the expense of 


all other features of the game was checked and there was a marked Improve- 
ment in the cohesion between the halves and forwards. 

In actual play Multnomah lost the first two games — probably because it 
had been found impossible to get the side together before the season opened — 
won the next ten consecutive ones and drew the last two, both with the 
State University. 

The games with the University of Oregon were the first played by the 
'Varsity under the soccer code and proved the most interesting fixtures of 
the season, though in both instances ground conditions were unfavorable. 

Prospects for the coming season are uncertain, as all local clubs have con- 
tributed heavily of their experienced players to the British services, but it 
is hoped that younger men will fill the gaps caused by a great occasion. 
During the season Multnomah had the assistance of Messrs. Leonard, Dun- 
can, Mackie, Pudget, Jacobburgher, Wright, Morris, Shay, Conley, Shevlin, 
Gray, Greer, Nixon and Mackensie. 

John D. Dwyer managed the side, which was captained by Mr. Mackensie. 


By Richard P. Kellt^ Supervisor of Physical Training. 

With over sixty school and class teams in the field, during the height of the 
season, and with the majority of the older grammar school boys playing the 
game regularly from September until late in January, and constantly improv- 
ing in speed, staying power and technical knowledge of the game, the school- 
boy athletes of Tacoma have every reason to be satisfied with their progress 
during their second season with soccer football. 

The game was first played in the Tacoma schools in 1913 and was quickly 
recognized by principals and players as a game specially suited to grammar 
school conditions, both because it gives an opportunity for fair competition 
between boys of all sizes, and because the continuous movement of the 
players throughout the game, undelayed by "line-up" and "signal-work" 
affords a maximum of real physical development of the kind most needed by 
growing boys who hope to excel either in high school athletics or in the 
competition of real life. 

Over 40 teams were organized the first year and a number of really 
clever players developed, who were active in starting the game with a rush 
in the fall of 1914. 

During the 1914-1915 season the policy which has had the hearty endorse- 
ment of the team captains from the beginning was followed, that of giving 
the greatest emphasis to the actual training of a large number of capable, 
sportsmanlike soccer players, and using interschool competition only to give 
zest to the season's work, and to give each of the strong teams of the city 
a chance to try out their combinations against the strongest possible 

A long practice season, during which short but snappy intra-school games 
were played at all of the larger schools practically every afternoon, was fol- 
lowed by a brief series of official games, which closed with the selection of 
eix "star" teams and two AU-Tacoma teams comprising the best individual 
players of the city. 

The selections were made by a committee of expert soccer players, who 
based their selections upon actual playing ability and sportsmanship, as 
shown from the beginning of the season. No championship trophy was \ 
awarded and no attempt made to pick a champion team for the city. The 
six "star" teams which shared equally in the season's honors were named by 
the committee as follows : Franklin, McKinley, Central, Sherman, Wash- 
ington, and Willard. 

The South End All-Tacoma team picked and coached by Jack McDougall 
and the North-End team picked and coached by Robert McDonald were 
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(1) CLEVELAND (OHIO) FOOTBALL CLUB— 1, Towers; 2, Marr; 3, MacDougall, 
Vice-President; 4, Dorward, Secretary; 5, Bluckhall. Treasurer; 6, Thwaites; 7, 
Govan; S, Robertson; 9, Baird; 10, Stevenson; 11, J. Marshall; 12, D. Marshall; 13, 
Barker; 14, Scott; 15, V^atson, Trainer; 16, Bradford; 17, Scott, President; 18, Walker; 
19, King; 20, Macdonald; 21, Love, Trainer; 22, Newlands; 23, Baillie; 24, Scott, 

Ohio, Chairman Referees' Committee. (4) A. Frank Counts, President Ohio State 
Soccer Association. (5) Jas. B. Smith, Cleveland, Ohio, Secretary Ohio State Soccer 

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1. Peter .T. Peel, Chi.-ni... in., lii^i \ i. .-I'l .-..;Ma I nitod States Football Asso- 
ciation, 3915-16. 2, Peter .1. I'eel Sdcccr High School Championship Trophy, won 
by Englewood, 1914. 3, Silver statuette of Ben Govier, captain of the Pullman 
(111.) Soccer Football Club, presented to that sterling veteran by Peter J. Peel, for 
his long career of gentlemanly playing and devotion to the cause of soccer. 4, 
Samuel Darwent, Chicago, 111., manager Hyde Park Blues of Chicago and untiring 
worker for the advancement of soccer. 5, John H. Evans, Chicago, 111., Secretary 
Hyde Park Blues, Chicago, and "live wire" member U. S. F. A. 6, Chicago High 
School Soccer Championship Trophy, Avon by Englewood High School, 1915. 7, 
Joseph Naylor, Milwaukee, Wis., Hon. Sec. Wisconsin State Football Association 
and Hon. Seer Milwaukee and District A. F. L., seasons 1914-15-16. 

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South End AU-Tacoma Team. Position. North End AU-Tacoma Team. 
kelly, Kogers Goal Doucette, Franklin 

Crosta, McKinley Right Back Sorenson, Bryant 

iaegler, Longfellow Left Back Greco, Lincoln 

laugeland, Rogers Right Half Marsh, Central 

Bmith, McKinley Center Half Dyer, Central 

!;hutts, McKinley Left Half Waite, Franklin 

Wkor, ' Willard Center Adams, Washington 

lA^illiams, Logan Outside Right Wilkinson, Sherman 

Pisher McKinley Inside Right Hoover, Sherman 

liaoveland, McKinley Inside Left Gordon, Washington 

■Eolgerson, Willard Outside Left McVittie, Sherman 

In the final series between the two sectional teams the South won two of 
the three games played. The score sheet for the ofBcial series was as follows : 


I Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

franklin Bears ]l I t I ]l I H 

McKinley Reds J^ 5 ? d ? k 1I 

pentral Hustlers ^2 1 n ? 1^ I U 

kerman Bulldogs I ^ ? n ?n ! 10 

Logan Grays o a 1 ? 2 7 2 

Washington Wildcats E t o 9 1? I s 

f^ongfellow Invincibles 7 3 2 2 11 5 8 

Kogers Defenders ^ • 2 9 k 11 r 

Willard Eagles I I ^ 9 \ \ I 

Whitman I I l I I I A 

Grant Spartans ! 5 S n I 1 2 

Irving Ironsides t I ? ft 1 1 i 

Edison Dribblers ? ^ , n 4 s 2 

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: Seventy-one official games were played by junior teams. The points won 
in this series were as follows : Lincoln Stars 17, Willard Hawks 11, Logan 
Iionhea?ts 9, Sheridan Cubs 6, McKinley Whites 5, Sherman Pirates 5, 
'lr?fng Little Braves 4, Franklin Little Giants 2, Washington Colonials 1, 
Ic/rant 1 Celtfal Hurriers 0, Fern Hill Nationals 0', Bogers' Shamrocks 0, 

^°Cr?di^To!'lh^e marked improvement in the play during the season is freely 
eiven by the principals to the several "old country" players who generously 
isISed the b?ys by suggestions and by actual field coaching. Among these 
Serts were the following, who acted as judges in the selection of the 
^S six" teams: Robert McDonald, Jack McDougall, James McDonald, G . H . 
Jackman, ArSiur Salisbury, D. S. Healy, Sidney Hughes, Joe Gibson, Dick 

!''''SiTludgTs'^w??e''^enth^tia'slic about the thorough sportsmanship shown by 
the boYS a? evidenced by clean play and the cheerful acceptance of close 
I decis^Ss' Many of the heaviest players in the association won a reputatioh 
' for fhem^elvesbv developing a sk 11 with their feet which made it appa ently 

I 18 brl£bt. 


Soccer Football in Canada 


The Governing Soccer Body of Canada. 

By Tom Robertson^ Esq., Toronto, Can. 

Oncers— Honorary president, E. Bailey Fisher, Winnipeg; president H. 
Craig Campbell. Montreal; vice-presidents, H. D. Foster, Winnipeg and T' 
Guthrie, Toronto; secretary-treasurer, E. Spencer, Toronto; auditors J* 
Sutherland, Winnipeg, and T. Kyle, Montreal. I 

Council (omcers included)— H. S. Collins, Toronto; R. Gillespie, Mon-i 
treal ; H. Stenhouse, Fort William ; D. McNeil, Winnipeg. 

Notwithstanding the war and the fact that thousands of the best in thei 
land have gone to fight for King and Empire, football in Canada last year 
continued to progress with wonderful rapidity, so much so that the game is 
now recognized as being the most influential sport in the Dominion. ■< 

Clubs have sprung up like mushrooms and it is a debatable point whether! 
the East or the West has the majority. It is no exaggeration to state that- 
throughout the Dominion there are no fewer than 20,000 active players con-t 
trolled by the Dominion of Canada Football Association, which since its in-i 
ception three years ago has done such noble work in organizing the various! 
clubs throughout the country. 

Although Toronto can boast of having more clubs than any other clty,^ 
Winnipeg would seem to be the most successful district, and the fact thafe 
one of Its clubs was able for the third year in succession to take the Con-' 
naught cup to the "Gate of the West" is convincing proof of the ability: 
which obtains there. ^ 

Whilst the cup. which carries with it the championship of Canada is: 
retained m the West, a new name falls to be inscribed on the trophy; 'for 
until this year Norwood Wanderers had monopolized the honors Now it is 
Winnipeg Scottish that is the champion team and richly they deserve the 
honor. If ever a team could lay claim to a glorious victory it was they - 
Heretofore it has been the custom to play a series of finals with the cham-' 
pions of each province taking part, but owing to the changed conditions' 
brought about by the war It was decided that the Eastern and Western' 
provinces should play to finish and provide a grand champion to face each 
other in the grand finale. 

Saskatchewan and Alberta were unable to compete owing to the war con-^ 
ditions and this left Manitoba and New Ontario to furnish a champion fromi 
the West. As champions of Manitoba, the Winnipeg Scottish fought two greafc 
games with the C. P. R. team of Fort William and came out winners In 
the East the Ontario champions (Lancashires of Toronto^ met Quebec's candi- 
dates (Grand Trunk of Montreal) and after games in each city victory rested 
with the Torontonians. 

Lancashires and Winnipeg Scottish then met In the last and greatest 
event and as was the case in the elimination series two games were played 
both in Toronto. The first game ended in a goalless tie, but in the second 
the "Scottish" simply ran away with the victorv bv a score of 6-1. 

That second game will long be remembered, for the winners gave an exhi- 
bition of football that would have done credit to anv first class old country 
team. It was practically a game between Scotland and England, the Scot- 
tish being all Scots and of course the Lancashires all English. 

With many hundreds of footballers who have gone to the front, there 
falls to be recorded the name of Mr. F. A. Barter, one of the founders and 
the first president of the Dominion of Canada Football Association, and i 


r. Tom Robertson, who was associated with him In forming the association 
jnd has conducted its secretarial duties since its inception has now retired, 
here passes two links which have been most prominently identified with the 
iame for many years. 

Mr. Craig Campbell of Montreal is the new president of the association 
nd his valuable experience of football In the province of Quebec qualifies 
im as an able successor to Messrs. F. A. Barter, Tom Watson and E. Bailey 
I isher. 

j The last named took a strong hold when he ordered the suspension of 
Uie Ontario Football Association until it revoked certain decisions relative 
Mb the reinstatement of players in the city of Hamilton. These players had 
jeen members of a professional body now defunct and they failed to take 
Advantage of the amnesty granted by the parent body last October. Later 
tin they saw their mistake and applied to the provincial association to rein- 
tate them. 

1 The O. F. A. took it upon itself to acquiesce in their request, and as the 
^jower to reinstate lies solely with the national association they were im- 
mediately called to book. After suffering suspension for two or three weeks 
ihe provincial body climbed down, rescinded what they had done and their 
iiuspension was raised. It has to be stated that the players affected were 
;|tibsequently formally reinstated by the Dominion Football Association at 
be annual meeting. 

1 During the year the Toronto and District Football Association suspended 
Meven playei's for life, and this was ratified by the parent association, 
•j^hese players had been professionals, but were reinstated as amateurs and 
■K'attered themselves among various clubs in Toronto. Last Christmas 
aiolidays they were tempted to get together and go as a team to St. Louis, 
io., where they played several games with clubs unafQliated with the United 
,i5tates Football Association. They can never play again in any country in 
tijhe world, as by International Football Federation rules they automatically 
;-ecome suspended everywhere. 

7 For some time past many clubs have been formed in the Dominion in con- 
lection with public works or other mercantile institutions and these have 
invariably taken the name of the works with which they were identified. 
i::his not only was felt to be using sport for advertising purposes but to 
?»e detrimental to other clubs who found their players being induced to 
;iieave their ranks by offers of jobs. The Dominion Football Association has 
Jaow decided that no such clubs can be affiliated unless they confine their 
•ilay to a mercantile league, and this it is expected will put a stop to lillicit 
J.rading in players, which verges on professionalism. 

3 Taken altogether the game of soccer in Canada has a bright future. When 
i;:he war is over, which we all hope will be soon, and the thousands of our 
70ung men, who are spared to return from the front, the clubs are 
iiertain to be stronger than ever, especially in Saskatchewan and Alberta, 
which have so nobly responded to the Empire's call and in a football sense 
rtivere less able to afford it than the more populous provinces. 



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Soccer Football in the United Kingdom 

By G. Wagstaffb Simmons, F.J.I., 
Member of the Football Association of England. 



Twelve months ago when I wrote my article for the 1914-15 edition of' 
this publication the outlook for football in the United Kingdom and on the- ' 
Continent of Europe was rosy In the extreme. There was promise of such a-f 
boom in the game as never previously had been witnessed. Amateur foot-4^ 
ball in England, which had unquestionably suffered in quality as the resultt'-' 
of the prolonged split between the Football Association and the Amateur 
Football Association, was entering upon what promised to be a long and^.'S 
prosperous era. ''• 

The adjustment of the differences between the two associations by whichi!- 
they agreed to work harmoniously together, and actively co-operate with-'' 
each other for the good of the game, would have meant that in all interna-- *■' 
tional matches England would have had a much wider choice of players, for" 
adherents of soccer at our universities and public schools would have beenHf 
at the disposal of the parent body, and enough was seen the previous season^ i 
to prove that abolition of dissension in the ranks of two associations would' * 
mean a marked fillip to the amateur side of the game. 

From a professional point of view the future was bright with hope. Thig.f. 
is true of the four countries of the United Kingdom, and everybody was^j,; 
looking forward to a season of unparalleled interest and prosperity. In slj" 
short twenty-four hours the whole position was changed. I may remind our^ 
American friends that competitive football in England begins on September^|J 
1st in each year, and that the arrangements are made months in advance.] 
Thus it came about that when early in August war was declared all the 
necessary steps had been taken to launch football for the 1914-15 season cm 
a most ambitious scale. The big clubs had made contracts with players and 
had entered into other business engagements involving an expenditure of:; 
thousands of pounds ; and, war or no war, it was absolutely impossible for- 
them to evade their financial obligations. 

There were no such serious monetary problems confronting the majority' 
of the amateur clubs. When the trumpet call went through the United: 
Kingdom, "To arms !" it was responded to by amateur players by the hun-| 
dred thousand. It is impossible to state the number of footballers now with 
the colors, but as indicative of what happened all over the country I may'r'; 
mention what occurred in the county of which I am the Hon. secretary. We. 
have in Hertfordshire about 180 clubs on the membership roll, and a large^,; 
number of these players are small organizations in agricultural districts.." 
The number of players who have thrown up their civilian employment andi 
put on khaki, or joined one of the branches of the Naval Service, averagesi 
over 14 per club. It was not a question whether in this county we should or 
should not continue football. We were unable to do so because there were:J:(i 
practically no players left, and members of committees and ofiicials also 
donned the uniform in such numbers that many clubs were "hung" up be- 
cause there was not anybody left to carry them on. All competitions were 
abandoned, and there Is not the slightest chance of them being resumed^ 
until the war is over. : 

I have not mentioned Hertfordshire for the purpose of boosting It, but 
it is best to be exact, and that is why I have given a concrete instance of 
what has happened instead of contenting myself with generalizations. In, 
the London Football Association area over 10.000 players have volunteered 
for active service, and of all parts of Great Britain the same story may be,,' 
told. It may with truth be said that the greatest British Army that haa,. 
ever taken the field is one of sportsmen, for every branch of sport has con-aj|[| 


tributed its quota, although in point of numbers none can compare with 
Association football, because this is the great democratic game here. Rugby 
footballers, Northern Union players, cricketers, rowing men, track athletes, 
.:awn tennis players, hunting men, racing men, boxers, and others who figure 
in branches of sport I have not mentioned, offered their services and their 
jives to their Fatherland in its hour of supreme need. 

i There are cranks in Great Britain as in every other part of the civilized 
globe, and this is the explanation of the fact that upon the declaration of 
ivar there was an immediate demand by that section of the community that 
Ibas always been opposed to football for the game to be closed down. Owing 
to persistence of the enemies of the game and the manner in which they 
were allowed to capture a portion of the London press, fictitious importance 
was given to the controversy which raged in this country around football, 
tiand the shameful misrepresentations of ignorant press writers misled our 
L'A.merican cousins as to the true state of affairs. 

The problems which faced the Football Association had also to be tackled 
)]by the Scottish and Welsh, and in a less degree by the Irish football asso- 
fiations. While they were deliberating as to the policy that should be 
ijadopted, an ill-judged and rancorous campaign was waged against the game 
ijchiefly by those who were vicarious patriots — men who considered they had 
jdone their duty to the nation when they sat at home in their arm-chairs 
rfind fulminated against everybody else for not shouldering the rifle. I may 
diperhaps be permitted if I give here extracts from a letter which I wrote to 
lithe press, including the "Times," early last autumn, as it explains how we 
jJegislators viewed the situation with which we had to deal : 

^ "There is not a Britisher worth his salt who needs to be told nowadays how dire is 
ills country's need of men, and we should be charitable enough to assume that per- 
sons of enlistable age who have not joined the colors have good reasons for their 
'iupparent lack of patriotism. There are a few assertive people, ignorant of the 
%acts as to professional football, who have entered upon a discreditable campaign to 
'rob the professional player of his living, irrespective of the circumstances of indl- 
Jvidual cases. 

I "The latest census figures show that there are 5,685,176 male persons in England 
:and Wales between the ages of 19 years and 38 years. Of those 2,787,257 are mar- 
ii-ied, leaving 2,897,919 single men of military age. It is more than a generous estl- 
rjmate that 500,000 of that number have enlisted, and we therefore have over 2,300,000 
j single men in England and Wales not yet connected with the Forces. 

"How many of that number are professional players? The total number of pro- 
-fessional football players registered with the Football Association is 4,392, and that 
total includes hundreds who are now serving with the colors. The number of profes- 
sional players now registered is much less than usual because so many have enlisted. 
;i estimate that the number of professional players now under arms is in the neigh- 
borhood of 2,000. 

"Of the 4,392 professionals who are registered, more than 50 per cent, are engaged 
in civil employment, and get only a few shillings a week for playing on Saturday 
afternoons. The number of first-class professional players who depend upon the 
game as their means of livelihood Is less than 1,500, and there are about 500 other 
players in second-class football who also find in the game their sole or chief means 
I of support. 

! "Very careful inquiries have been made, and the result is to establish that of the 
I total number who depend upon football for a living more than two-thirds are married 
men, and many others are responsible for the maintenance of homes. 

"I am over-estimating when I put the number of professional players In first-class 
football who might reasonably be expected to enlist at between 400 and 500, and it 
does appear exceedingly ridiculous that there should be a newspaper campaign 
because it is assumed that 400 or 500 of the 2,300,000 single men still outside the 
Forces ought to be deprived of their living and thus be compelled to enlist, if only 
to obtain bread and butter. ., ^,. . . ,x ^ 

"The voluntary system is the basis of our recruitmg, and until that as alterea 
football professionals, be they many or few, have only the same measure of respon- 
sibility as the other 2,300,000 single men who so far have not enlisted. To wage a 
newspaper war against this small fraction of the community, and magnify their 
reluctance to Bhoulder the rifle into a national scandal, is unfair and also extremely 


"Personally, I am, and have been for years, a strong beUever In compulsory mili- 
tary service, and I would support this or any other government in any measure that 
would make every man of military age bear arms for his country, but we have to 
deal with things as they are, and it Is left to every man to decide for himself 
whether he should respond to Lord Kitchener's call to arms, or whether he will be 
a poltroon and a coward. 

"The 400 or 500 professional players without home ties who ought to have enlisted 
but have not, are regarded by the majority of us who are concerned with the admin- 
istrative side of football as cowards, but so are hundreds of thousands of other youne 
men who have shirked their duty to the country in these days of stress and trial 
Are there not within a stone's throw of Fleet street, where the newspaper campaiffii 
has been engineered, four or five times as many young fellows who should be in the 
ranks as there are professional footballers who should join? If I had the power I 
would compel all to enlist who would not be exempt if the Militia BaUot Act were 
in force. 

"The contracts entered into between clubs and players are sneered at. It has been 
said by some correspondents that they are put forward as a convenient excuse ' 
Those contracts are stamped agreements which guarantee employment in the maloritv 
of cases until April 30th, 1915, and In the minority of cases for a longer period 
Every club in the country is prepared to cancel its contracts so as to permit players 
to enlist, and there is not a single Instance in which a player wishing to join thei 
colors has had the slightest obstacle placed in his way. j u tue., 

"Unfortunately, those who write letters to the Press, and many who criticize foot- 
ball in other ways, are opposed to the Association game as such, and betray this 
fact in the wide and sweeping denunciations they make. 

"It should be placed on record that to date considerably over 100,000 Association ^ 
footballers have joined the Forces. There is not another sport that comes within' 
measurable distance of such a magnificent record. Why, Association football has con- 
tributed more men for fighting purposes, and has raised more money by manv 
thousands of pounds for the various War Relief Funds than all other sports com- 
bined. And this is the sport that is singled out for unfair and vindictive condem- 
nation by people who will not take the trouble to ascertain the facts 

"There is one misconception which Is general, but which should be 'removed It 
IS assumed that the Football Association can put an end to players' contracts' and , 
also stop football. It has not any more right or power to determine players' contracts 
for service than any one of your correspondents. As to stopping the game it is in 
the same position as the M.C.O. in cricket, and everybody knows that the M C C 
is powerless to stop club cricket, even if it were stupid enough ever to make the 

"As a matter of fact, thousands of football clubs have dropped all their fixtures 
this season because their players have enlisted. The Football Association has can- 
celled all Its International matches, all the County Associations have abandoned their 
inter-county matches, and the Southern Counties' Amateur Championship Comneti- 
tion, m which 14 counties take part, has been suspended for the season 

"The majority who write to the newspapers on this subject overlo'ok the 2 000' 
professionals who have enlisted, they pass over the 100,000 amateurs the game has' 
provided for the colors, and they lash themselves into a fury of indignation because 
400 or 500 single men professionals have not shown themselves to be patriots 1 
denounce the latter as strongly as anybody, but let some of the Indignation that 
l^nds Its way into print be directed against the 2,300,000 slackers who are not foot-. 

rlpuTation^Tr Briuir f aS^'la;!"'"^"' "^' '' '''' ^"'^ ^^"^^ '' ^'^^P^'^"^^ ^^^ <-"- 

T.Jh^T^o°^''^^^,^^''^''^^*^^ Southern League, the Scottish League and the^ 
Irish League al passed resolutions affirming the desirability of the game^ 
bemg continued m view of the heavy financial commitments of the clubs and^ 
when the Consu tatlve Committee of the Football Association met in London'" 
on August 31st last the following resolutions were unanimously agreed to : ' 
"The Football Association earnestly appeals to the patriotism of all who are. 
interested in the game to help in all possible ways in support of the Nation in th& 
L'^^f°o^n"7,?"^'''■^'''' and particularly to those who are able, to render personal 
Tn t^Li V^ ^™^ ^°,*^ ^^''^' 7^'^'^ ^^^ '^ gallantly upholding our national honor. 
To those who are unable to render personal service the Association would appeal fof 

S tL!f ^^^"^ ^"PP*"'* ""i 9^ ^"°.^' ^«'' ^^^ ^eli^f a^d assistance of the dependent 
of those who are engaged in serving their country." uci^cuueut^ 



j "Clubs having professional players are urged to give every facility for their 

^Itomporary release. 

'I "That The Football Association contributes £1,000 to the Prince of Wales' War 

'jFund and will be prepared to assist the Authorities in any direction -which they may 


' "That The Football Association contributes £250 to the Belgian Relief Fund, and 

[expresses its deep sympathy with that nation in their great suffering." 

J The Football Association also appointed a special committee to deal with 
. matters arising out of the war, and this committee drew up a set of pro- 
[jiposals which were submitted to the "War Office. The latter approved those 
I proposals and a letter was sent expressing "warm appreciation of the Army 
'■Council for the assistance offered." A few days later in a communication 
.10 the War Office from the Football Association it was stated: "The Football 
Association is prepared to request all its members to stop the playing of 
.matches if the War Office is of opinion that such a course would assist it in 
;its duties." 

j That was a firm, definite offer and the result was seen in the following 
il report which was presented by the Football Association special committee to 
Jthe F. A. Council on October 12th: 

' "Football, which Is essentially the pastime of the masses, is the only sport which 
Jtis being attacked. It is producing more men for the Army, and money for relief, 
'Ithan all the others. 

■' "Other sports, and the places of entertainment, are being carried on as usual with- 
leut objection. 

^ "Although The Football Association publicly stated its willingness to place its 
^ whole organization and influence at the service of the War Office, the agitation by 
'parties not connected with the game to stop the playing of matcheg continued. 
[, "Tiie scheme suggested by Tlie Football Association met with the full approval 
Ijand warm appreciation of the Army Council and it has produced excellent results. 

"As the agitation still continued the War OflBce was informed that The Football 
'lAssociation would be prepared to request all its members to stop the playing of 
(matches if the War Office was of opinion that such a course would assist it in its 

i|! "In their reply the Army Council express their gratitude to the Association for 
"(its assistance, and deprecate anything being done which does not appear to be called 
'for by the present situation, and state that the question whether the playing of 
'j matches should be entirely stopped is more a matter for the discretion of the As- 

il! "As the War Office is satisfied. The Football Association is of opinion that its 
J' members should continue to play matches where by so doing they can assist and 
lido not hinder the authorities in recruiting." 

On a subsequent date there was a conference of the four National Asso- 
)' ciations called at the request of the Scottish F. A. It was agreed at the con- 
i ference that all international matches for the season should be abandoned, 
il but that it should be left to the respective associations to deal with the cup 
l| competitions which they promoted, although there was a clear understanding 
' that it was desirable they should be run as usual. In Scotland the Senior 
■\ Cup w-as abandoned, biit the Junior Cup and the Scottish League went on in 
i| the ordinary way, while in the other countries the National Cup competitions 
and the principal leagues were played to a finish. This brought us to the 
end of the season, and then the question arose as to the 1915-lG season. 

The position to be faced was vastly diCEerent from that of last summer. 

The clubs in this country had had long notice that football associations 

would not register any professional players before August 2d, and the effect 

of that was that summer wages could not be paid because it is illegal for 

any remuneration to be given to a player tor current or prospective service 

on the field unless he be registered with the association. The object the 

Council had in view was to compel clubs to keep clear of financial obligations 

so far as possible, and the wisdom of this was seen later when towards the 

- end of July a meeting of the association was held to determine what should 

!'l be the policy with regard to the forthcoming season. The governing body 

r then agreed upon and promulgated the following decisions : 


"The Council of the Football Association, having carefully considered the present 
and future prospects of the game, and recognizing the paramount duty of every man 
to help to carry on the war to a victorious issue at the earliest possible moment, and 
not to do anything that will in any degree postpone or hinder the desired result, re- 
solves that for the present the following regulations shall be observed; 

(1) That no international matches or the Challenge Cup and Amateur Cup 3 
matches of this Association be played during the next season. 

(2) That Associations, Leagues, and clubs be allowed to arrange matches with- .. 
out cup, medals, or other rewards, to suit local conditions, provided that they do| 
not interfere with the work of those engaged in war work. 

(3) That matches be played only on Saturday afternoons, and on early closing 
and other recognized holidays. 

(4) That no remuneration shall be paid to players, nor shall there be any regis-' 
tration of players, but clubs and players shall be subject to the rules and condi- - 
tions applicable to them on April 30, 1915. A 

(5) Agreements with players for service after April 30, 1915, shall be suspended} 
until further order. 

(6) Clubs may join any combination of clubs which may be convenient to them."-] 

The effect of these decisions is that there will not be any professional 
football in England next season. Football has not been prohibited, the vlewf 
being taken that it is Imperative the game should be continued for recreative 
purposes in so far as it may be played without in any way prejudicing recruit-i 
ing or the output of war material. Competitions may be arranged, but theyf 
will not carry with them any definite reward in the shape of cups or medals 

The Irish League has decided not to run in 1915-16, the Southern League 
will also suspend its competition, but the Scottish League will continue,, 
the payments to players being limited to a maximum sum of £1 per match. 
Moreover, a player will not be allowed to take part in the games unless he 
be employed during the week in work other than that connected with foot- 
ball. Following the meeting of the Football Association Council on July 19 
the Football League members met and agreed upon the following resolutions : 

This annual meeting having decided to suspend the usual League competition for 
season 1915-16, it is resolved: 

(1) That all rules and portions of rules as are inappropriate, inopportune, oi 
Inconsistent with the football to be played during the coming season shall b€ 

(2) A list of retained players and players open to be transferred shall be for- 
warded by each club to the secretary on or before the 26th day of July, 1915, and 
Buch lists shall be regarded and recognized as the operative lists of the clubs 
respectively until the completion of the next regular League competition. 

(3) All players on the retained and transfer lists of any club shall be entitlec" 
without transfer to play for any recognized club except in a league competitioi 
outside England, whether in membership with the League or not, and shall reverf 
to the ordinary rules governing the League's competitions when the players shal 
automatically revert to the club holding the League registration. But no playei 
can change his old club except as a matter of convenience of work or residence. 

(4) Players taking part in football games in which League clubs participate car 
only play under such terms and conditions as shall be approved by the F. A., 
and the games shall be subject to the rules, regulations, and resolutions of th( 
F. A. for the time being in force and operation. 

(5) League transfers can still be effected under the rules of the League. 

(6) In all games in which League clubs shall take part the fee payable to i 
referee shall not exceed 10s. 6d. and third-class railway fares. 

(7) No inter-league matches shall be played during the continuance of th( 
present European war. 

(8) That clubs having extended agreements with players can make no furthei 
payments to such players until the F. A. shall again arrange the registration o; 
professional players. 


Two groups of clubs were arranged as follows : 


Sheffield Wednesday Leeds City Manchester City Burnley 

Sheffield United Huddersfleld Town Manchester United Stockport County 

i Bradford Barnsley Liverpool Oldham Athletic 

Bradford City Hull City Everton Blackpool 

.j Notts County Grimsby Town Bolton Wanderers Preston North End 

Notts Forest Lincoln City Bury Stoke Rochdale 

ii Derby County Leicester Fosse 
; With two or three others. 

j When I mailed this article there had not been anything definite settled 
1! with regard to the professional clubs in London and the South, but it is 
■i' anticipated that there will be a Metropolitan League, and that the clubs out- 
} side its radius will either close down until the war is over or else arrange ex- 
e| clusively "friendly" fixtures. These are the broad outlines of the story to 
date of football in the United Kingdom since the outbreak of the war so far as 
.1 the administrative side of the game is concerned. 

So much space has already been occupied that I must necessarily be brief 

i with regard to the actual playing results in 1914-15. I ought, in the first 

! place, to emphasize that there is scarcely a first class club in the country 

5 that does not show a large deficiency on the season, and in several cases 

■1 this amounts to thousands of pounds. Attendances at matches fell by over 

[ 50 per cent, chiefly because the regular patrons of the clubs enlisted. One 

,; of the most remarkable features of an extraordinary season was the fact 

J that soldiers frequently were more than half the total number of onlookers, 

; and at a big cup tie on the Chelsea ground over 20,000 khaki-clad spectators 

|i passed through the turnstiles. A further proof of the hold which football 

)'i has upon the rank and file of the Army was shown by the constant demands 

J from the theatres of war for copies of the Sporting Life and other news- 

t papers which gave reports of football matches. Morever, there was an 

i unceasing stream of requests for footballs for the Tommies, and when the 

latter were away from the trenches, if only for a short time, they promptly 

organized matches, and many instances have come to hand of games being 

played within the firing zone, and of shells exploding on the pitches while 

I the unperturbed votaries of soccer were chasing the ball. Men capable of 

( this kind of thing do not understand the meaning of funk, and the magnificent 

abandon shown by the whole of the British troops when in touch with the 

, enemy is at once a proof of a morale that will carry them through to a 

triumphant conclusion, and a tribute to the incalculable value of sport as a 

1 preparation for active service in the field. 

It follows that with a great part of Europe under arms there was almost a 
, cessation of international football. The game, however, was played in. all 
the belligerent countries, even devastated Belgium having some matches in 
the few miles of territory which the Germans, ta spite of their terrific efforts, 
have never been able to conquer. In France, in Russia, in Austria, Hungary 
and Germany the game was continued with more or less zeal, and some half- 
hearted attempts were made to bring off international encounters. So far as 
i I have been able to trace the following are the only games that may fairly 
lay claim to be of a representative character : 

January 1— At Milan, Italy 6, Franco-Belgian team 2. 
January 3— At Turin, Franco-Belgian team 3, Italy 2. 
January 31— At Turin, Italy 3, Switzerland 1, 
April 18— At Vauves, Belgium 3, France 0. 

, Although the series of international matches between the four countries 
of the United Kingdom were abandoned the Inter-League games were brought 
off as usual, and, as on so many previous occasions, the championship depended 

1 upon the result of the meeting of the Football League and the Scottish League, 
at Glassovv^. In recent vears the representatives of the Thistle had had 

' somewhat the best of matters, but on March 20 last the Rose triumphed in 


emphatic style by four goals to one, after leading at half time 2-0. As the 
attendance was over 44,000, and the receipts were £1.650, public interest in 
this annual encounter was well maintained. The results of the matches and 
the championship table are appended : 

October 7— At West Bromwich, Football Leagne 2, Irish League 1. 
October 12— In London, Southern League 1, Scottish League 1. 
October 26— In London, Football League 2, Southern League 1. 
October 31 — At Swansea, Southern League 1, Irish League 1. 
November IS— At Belfast, Scottish League 2, Irish League 1. 
March 20— At Glasgow, Football League 4, Scottish League 1. 


Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Football League 3 3 8 3 6 

Scottish League 3 1 1 1 4 6 3 

Southern League 3 1 2 3 4 B 

Irish League 3 2 13 5 1 

Although the great majority of the Cup competitions in this country were 
cancelled, the Football Association, for the purpose of keeping faith with its 
clubs, carried through its Challenge Cup and its Amateur Cup. The former 
was shorn of much of its glamour so far as the Final Tie was concerned, as it 
was removed from the Crystal Palace, With a view to assisting the clubs 
the Association decided to forego its levy of 5 per cent, on the gross gates 
in the Competition Proper, and thus cut off a source of income which in the 
previous season had brought in £3,500. There were plenty of surprises as 
the competition progressed, the most sensational being the defeat of the 
famous Blackburn Rovers by Swansea Town, a Welsh club taking part in the 
second division of the Southern League. When the semi-final stage was 
reached the clubs still left in were Chelsea, Everton, Sheflleld United, and 
Bolton Wanderers. Chelsea overcame Everton at Aston Villa, and Sheffield 
United knocked out Bolton Wanderers at Blackburn. The final tie was played 
on the Manchester United ground, on the last Saturday in April, in miserable 
weather. As all railway stock was required for the conveyance of troops 
and war stores there were not any excursions, but there was an attendance 
of about 50,000 and the gate receipts were £4,052, these being excellent 
figures taking the adverse conditions into consideration. The game was some- 
what disappointing. Chelsea, the first London club to reach the final tie since 
the cup was won by Tottenham Hotspur in 1901, so far from bringing the 
trophy to the South, played in unconvincing style, due largely to the fact that 
the players were stale through having to crowd in a number of games — they 
played 10 in the last 28 days of the season — and another disadvantage was 
that Thomson, their dashing centre-forward, was crocked, and he was prac- 
tically a passenger throughout. The Sheffield United team always looked 
to have the game in hand, and they deservedly won. the Cup for the third 
time in their career. 

The F. A. Amateur Cup came down South, as in the final, Clapton, who 
met the holders (Bishop Auckland) on the Millwall enclosure, scored the only 
goal, and won a hard match by 1-0. In the second half the losers put up a 
great fight, but the dogged and determined defense of the London club kept 
Auckland out, and thus Clapton won the Blue Riband of the amateur world 
for the third time. It is noteworthy that Clapton last season reached the 
final of four competitions, but they lost the London Senior, the Essex Senior, 
and the West Hampton Hospital Cup. The annexation of the Amateur Cup 
was more than sufficient compensation for their other disappointments. 

With regard to other cup competitions, the Scottish Cup was abandoned, 
the Welsh Cup was won by Wrexham, and the Irish Cup by Linfield, the Lon- 
don Cup by Millwall, the London Charity Competition by Nunhead. London 
Senior Amateur by London Caledonians. Luton Town and Plymouth Argyle 
played a drawn game in the Southern Charity final. Grays Athletic secured 
the Essex Senior Cup. Birmingham defeated Aston Villa in the final of the 
Staffordshire Cup, West Bromwich Albion beat Aston Villa 3-2 m the final of 


the Birmingham Charity Cup, the Lancashire Cup fell to Burnley, the Man- 
chester Cup to Stockport County, the Glasgow Charity Cup to Celtic, and the 
East of Scotland Cup to the Heart of Midlothian. 

The league world of football in the United Kingdom is on a big scale, for 
there are over a thousand competitions in England alone conducted on the 
tournament principle. The most important of these are the four leagues 
which meet each other in representative matches. There were periods last 
season when it appeared likely that there would be a collapse of the Football 
League and the Southern League, but this was avoided, and there was a fine 
struggle in each for championship honors. In the first division of the Foot- 
ball League the result was in doubt right to the finish, but Everton managed 
to obtain a point more than Oldham Athletic, their nearest rivals, and won 
the premier position for the first time since 1890-91. There was a tre- 
mendously exciting struggle to escape the last two places, and eventually 
these were occupied by the two London clubs — Chelsea and Tottenham Hot- 
spur. There is no doubt that Chelsea's success in the F. A. Cup cost them 
their position in the league, and when the league competition is again resumed 
London will be without a representative in the first division. In the second 
division Derby County and Preston North End, the two clubs that were rele- 
gated in 1914, gained promotion, and the two bottom clubs were Leicester 
Posse and Glossop. At the annual meeting of the league Leicester Fosse was 
re-elected to membership, but Glossop was unceremoniously kicked out, only 
one vote being recorded in their favor, and the yacancy thus created will 
be filled by Stoke, who was one of the original dozen clubs that formed the 
league, but who during the past few seasons has been taking part in Southern 
League football. Subjoined are the championship tables of the two divisions : 


Games, Won, Lost. Drawn. For. Against, Points. 

Everton (15) 38 19 11 8 76 47 46 

Oldham Athletic (4) 38 17 10 11 70 56 45 

Blackburn Rovers (1) 38 18 13 7 88 61 43 

Burnley (12) 38 18 13 7 61 47 43 

Manchester City (13) 38 15 10 13 49 39 43 

Sheffield United (10) 38 15 10 13 49 41 43 

Sheffield Wednesday (18) 38 15 10 13 61 B4 43 

Sunderland (7) 38 18 15 5 81 72 41 

Bradford (— ) 38 17 14 7 69 65 41 

Bradford City (9) 38 13 11 14 55 49 40 

W. Bromwich (5) 38 15 13 10 49 43 40 

Middlesbrough (3) 38 13 13 12 62 74 38 

Aston Villa (2) 38 13 14 11 62 72 37 

Liverpool (16) 38 14 15 9 65 75 37 

Newcastle United (11) 38 11 17 10 46 48 32 

Notts County (-) 38 9 16 13 41 57 31 

Bolton Wan. (6) 38 11 19 8 68 84 SO 

Manchester U. (14) 38 9 17 12 46 62 80 

Chelsea ^8) 38 8 17 13 51 65 29 

Tottenham H. (17) 38 8 18 12 57 90 28 

N. B.— The figures within parentheses indicate the order of finishing in 1913-14. 

For the last eight years the leaders have been as follows : 

Winner. Second. Third. 

1907- 8 Manchester United (52) Aston Villa (43) Manchester City (43) 

1908- 9 Newcastle United (53) Everton (46) Sunderland (44) 
1909-10 Aston Villa (53) Liverpool (48) Blackburn Rovers (45) 
1910-11 Manchester United (52) Aston Villa (51) Sunderland (45) 
1911-12 Blackburn Rovers (49) Everton (46) Newcastle United (44) 
1912-13 Sunderland (54) Aston Villa (50) Sheffield Wednesday (49) 
1913-14 Blackburn Rovers (51) Aston Villa (44) Middlesbrough (43) 
1914-15 Everton (46) Oldham Athletic (45) Blackburn Eovers (43) 

The maximum was 76 points. 



Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Derby County (— ) 38 23 8 7 71 33 53 

Preston, N. E. (— ) 38 20 S 10 61 42 50 

Barnsley (5) 38 22 13 3 51 51 47 

Waverhampton W. (9) 38 19 12 7 77 52 45 

Birmingham (14) 38 17 12 9 62 39 43 

The Arsenal (3) 38 19 14 5 69 41 43 

Hull City (7) 38 19 14 5 65 54 43 

Huddersfield T. (13) 38 17 13 8 61 42 42 

Clapton Orient (6) 38 16 13 9 50 48 41 

Blackpool (16) 38 17 16 5 58 57 39 

Bury (10) 38 15 15 8 61 56 38 

Fulham (11) 38 15 16 7 53 47 37 

Bristol City (8) 38 15 16 7 62 56 37 

Stockport County (12) 38 15 16 7 54 60 37 

Leeds City (4) 38 14 20 4 65 64 32 

Lincoln City (19) 38 11 18 9 46 65 31 

Grimsby Town (15) 38 11 18 9 48 76 31 

Nottenham Forest (20) 38 10 19 9 43 77 29 

Leicester Fosse (18) 38 10 24 4 47 88 24 

Glossop (17) 38 6 26 6 31 87 18 

N. B.— The figures within parentheses indicate the order of finishing in 1913-14. 
The following are the leaders for the last half dozen years : 

Winner. Second. Third. 

1909-10 Manchester City (54) Oldham Ath. (53) Hull City (53) 

1910-11 W. Birmingham Alb. (53) Bolton Wan. (51) Chelsea (49) 

1911-12 Derby County (54) Chelsea (54) Burnley (52) 

1912-13 Preston N. E. (53) Burnley (50) Birmingham (46) 

1913-14 Notts County (53) Bradford (49) Arsenal (49) 

1914-15 Derby County (53) Preston, N. E. (58) Barnsley (47) 

The maximum is 76 points. 

The Southern League provided one of the most genuine surprises In the 
history of tournament football. The championship was won by Watford, 
which in the preceding season only just managed to escape relegation. Play- 
ing forceful and skilful football throughout the season, the team, which 
contained a large leaven of local players, gained the coveted distinction of 
champions rather as the result of consistently good form than by brilliancy. 
The two bottom clubs were Croydon Common and Gillingham, while the 
clubs that gained promotion were Stoke and Stalybridge Celtic. As the 
former have been received into the Football League, and some of the Welsh 
clubs are not likely to continue running, the Southern League constitution 
Is more or less in the melting pot. It would be useless to hazard a prophecy 
as to what is likely to happen when normal times are restored, and I will 
wait for twelve months, by which time the campaign in Flanders, in Gal- 
lipoll, and in other parts of the world should have ended In a great victory 
for the British and their Allies, and our thoughts will be centered upon the 
triumphs of peace instead of victories of war. Here are the tables for the 
two divisions of the Southern League : 


Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For, Against. Points. 

Watford (18) 38 22 8 8 68 46 52 

Reading (4) 38 21 10 7 68 43 49 

Cardiff City (10) 38 22 12 4 72 38 48 

West Ham U. (6) 38 18 11 9 58 47 45 

Northampton (3) 38 16 11 11 56 51 43 

Southampton (11) 38 19 14 5 78 74 43 

Portsmouth (9) 38 16 12 10 54 42 42 

Millwall (15) 38 16 12 10 50 51 42 

Swindon Town (1) , 3.8 15. 12 i 11 77 59 41 



Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Brighton & H. (7) 38 16 15 7 46 47 89 

Exeter City (12) 38 15 15 8 50 41 88 

Queen's Park R. (8) 38 13 13 12 55 56 38 

Norwich City (14) 38 11 13 14 53 66 36 

Luton Town (— ) 38 13 17 8 61 73 34 

Crystal Palace (2) 38 13 17 8 47 61 34 

Bristol Rovers (17) 38 14 21 3 53 75 81 

Plymouth A. (5) 38 8 16 14 51 61 80 

Southend U. (16) 38 10 20 8 44 64 28 

Croydon Com. (— ) 38 9 20 9 47 63 27 

Gillingham (13) 38 6 24 8 43 83 20 

N. B.— The figures within parentheses denote the order of the clubs finishing In 

The following will give the leading clubs for the last eight seasons : 

Winner. Second. Third. 

1907-08 Q. P. Rangers (51) Plymouth A. (49) Millwall (46) 

1908-09 Northampton (55) Swindon Town (49) Southampton (48) 

1909-10 Brighton & Hove (59) Swindon Town (54) Queen's Park Rangers (51) 

1910-11 Swindon Town (53) Northampton (48) Brighton & Hove (48) 

1911-12 Q. P. Rangers (53) Plymouth A. (52) Northampton (51) 

1912-13 Plymouth Argl. (50) Swindon Town 48) West Ham. U. (48) 

1913-14 Swindon Town (50) Crystal Pal. (50) Northampton (47) 

1914-15 Watford (52) Reading (49)) Cardiff City (48) 
In 1908-9 the maximum was SO, in 1909-10 84, in the other seasons 76. 


Complete Record 1914-15. 

Games. Won. Lost. Drawn. For. Against. Points. 

Stoke (5) 24 17 3 4 62 15 38 

Staybridge C. (— ) 24 17 4 3 47 22 37 

Merthyr Town (— ) 24 15 4 5 46 20 35 

Swansea Town (4) 24 16 7 1 48 21 33 

Coventry City (— ) 24 13 9 2 56 33 28 

Ton Pentre (11) 24 11 7 6 42 43 28 

Brentford (3) 24 8 9 7 35 45 23 

Llanelly (9) 24 10 13 1 39 32 21 

Parry (1) 24 6 13 5 30 35 17 

Newport County (6) 24 7 14 3 27 42 17 

Pontvpridd (7) 24 5 13 6 31 58 16 

Mid-Rhondda (8) 24 3 15 6 17 49 12 

Ebbw Vale (— ) 24 3 20 1 23 88 7 

N. B.— The figures within parentheses denote the order of the clubs finishing In 

The leading clubs for the last five seasons have been : 

Winner. Second. Third. 

1910-11 Reading (35) Stoke (35) Merthyr Town (34) 

1911-12 Merthyr Town (41) Portsmouth (41) Cardiff City (34) 

1912-13 Cardiff City (41) Southend U. (34) Swansea Town (31) 

1913-14 Croydon Com. (51) Lutou Towu (51) Brentford (44) 

1914-15 Stoke (38) Staleybridge Celtic (37) Merthyr Town (35) 

The maximum points were 44, 52, 48, 60 and 48 respectively. 

For more than a decade the championship of the Scottish League has been 
won either bv the Glasgow Celtic or the Glasgow Rangers, and last season 
the former held pride of place in the table when the tournament was com- 
pleted, but Heart of Midlothian made a gallant though unsuccessful attempt 
to remove the honors to Edinburgh. The final table is appended : 



Final Record, 1914-15. 

Games. Won. Lost. Drawn, For. Against. Points. 

Celtic (1) 38 SO 3 5 91 25 65 

Heart of Midlothian (3) 38 27 4 7 83 32 61 

Rangers (2) 38 23 11 4 74 47 50 

Greenock Morton (4) 38 18 8 12 74 48 48 

Ayr United (10) 38 20 10 8 55 40 48 

Falkirk (5)) 38 16 15 7 4^ 48 39 

Patrick Tliistle (15) 38 15 15 8 56 58 38 

Hamilton A. (17) 38 16 16 6 60 55 38 

St. Mirren (20) 38 14 16 8 56 65 36 

Airdrieonians (6) 38 14 17 7 54 60 35 

Hibernians (13) 38 12 15 11 59 66 35 

Kilmarnock (2) 38 15 19 4 55 59 34 

Dumbarton (19) 38 13 17 8 51 66 34 

Aberdeen (14) 38 11 16 11 39 52 33 

Dundee (7) 38 12 17 9 43 61 33 

Third Lanark (S) 38 10 16 12 51 57 32 

Clyde (9) 38 12 20 6 44 59 30 

Motherwell (IS) 38 10 18 10 49 66 30 

Raith Rovers (11) 38 9 19 10 53 68 28 

Queen's Park (16) 38 4 29 5 27 90 13 

N. B.— The figures within parentheses indicate the order of finishing in 1913-14. 
The following have been the leading clubs for the last half dozen seasons : 

Winner. Second. Third. 

1909-10 Celtic (54) Falkirk (52) Rangers (46) 

1910-11 Rangers (52) Aberdeen (44) Falkirk (44) 

1911-12 Rangers (51) Celtic (45) Clyde (42) 

1912-13 Rangers (53) Celtic (49) Heart of Midlothian (41) 

1913-14 Celtic (65) / Rangers (59) Heart of Midlothian (54) 

1914-15 Celtic (65) Heart of Midlothian (CI) Rangers (50) 

The maximum was 68 until 1913-14, when it became 76 points. 

There Is much more that I might include in this reTiew of the most 
extraordinary season in football that we have had oh this side of the 
Atlantic, but the will must be taken for the deed. But for the precipitation 
of the armed conflict upon Europe by Germany we should now be busily en- 
gaged in preparing for the Olympic struggle at Berlin next year. The games 
are now an impossibility, and I anticipate that it will be a long time ere 
the International Federation will summon all its members together to take 
counsel as to the world-administration of the pastime. For the time being 
its operations have been suspended, but I predict that when the map of 
Europe has been remade in accordance with the wishes and dictates of the 
Quadruple Entente Powers there will soon be a recrudescence of international 
activity from which Germany will be excluded for a short or long period as 
prudence and other considerations may suggest. In the United Kingdom sport 
will be more popular than ever when war and war's alarms have passed into 
the Ewigkeit. and soccer, the pastime of democracy, will come into its own 
again. We shall miss thousands from our playing fields, for they have gone 
to the bourne whence none return, but their patriotism and their self- 
sacrifice will ever be a fragrant memory, and a stimulating example to those 
they left behind. Let their epitaph be that they lived as sportsmen and died 
as heroes. 

1. Wiiiton !^ r.;irkci , L'ic-~i(k'iit "\Ii-.-,(Miii j;()CL-er J'\)ot.l)aU Association, St. Louis, Mo. 
Mr. B.irker lias Cuniv iii<)r<> lo proiiii-u^ Soccou iu tho Middle West than any other known 
person, and is indirectly responsible for tho organization of the United States Football 
Association, and it Avas through his influence and capital that the Pilgrim Soccer 
Football Club of England toured this country on two occasions. 2, Wm. J. 
Klosterman, Manager of St. Leo's Football Club, St. Louis, Mo., 1906-15, one of 
America's most famous soccer elevens. 3, John H. (King) Finnegan, Manager 
Columbus Club, Robison Soccer League, St. Louis, Mo. 4, Ben Miller, St. Louis, 
Mo. ; a Mound City enthusiast. 5, H. Hrabetin, British-American Team, Kansas 
City, Kan. 6, John Logan, Captain Yale (Kan.) Football Club. 7, Wm. A. Foley, 
Manager Innisfails Football Club of Robison Field Soccer League, St. Louis, Mo. 
S, John Tully, Manager Columbian Athletics Soccer Team, St. Louis Soccer League, 
St. Louis, Mo. 



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Definition of Terms 

Place Kick A Place Kick IS a kick at the ball while it is on 
the ground in the center of the field of play. 

Free Kick A Free Kick IS a kick at the ball in any direction 
the player pleases when it is lying on the ground. 

Referee to A Place Kick, a Free Kick, or a Penalty Kick 
Signal j^-iusi; not be taken until the Referee has given a 
signal for the same. 

Carrying CARRYING by the goal-keeper Is taking more than 
two steps while holding the ball, or bouncing it on 
the hand. 

Knocking on is when a player strikes or propels 
the ball with his hands or arms. 

Knocking on 



Handling and "Tripping. — ^Handling is intention- 
ally playing the ball with the hand or arm, and Trip- 
ping is intentionally throwing, or attempting to 
throw, an opponent by the use of the legs, or by 
stooping in front of or behind him. 

Holding includes the obstruction of a player by 
the hand or any part of the arm extended from the 

Touch is that part of the ground on either side of 
the field of play. 










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Referred to i^ Lftw 1 of the game. 


Laws of the Game 


The game should be played by Eleven players on Number of 
each side. Players. 

The field of play shall be as shown in the plan Dimensions of 
on page 114, subject to the following pro- Field of Play. 
visions : The dimensions of the field of play shall 
be — maximum length, 130 yards; minimum length, 
100 yards; maximum breadth, 100 yards; minimum 
breadth, 50 yards. 

Instructions to Referees. — Refuse to sanction 
play if danger is likely to accrue to players from 
the state of the ground. As to the weather, use 
your own judgment, but do not needlessly spoil 

Instructions to Secretaries. — The size 115 yards 
by 75 yards is the most general. 

The field of play shall be marked by boundary Marking out 
lines. The lines at each end are the goal-lines, and Ground, 
the lines at the sides are the touch-lines. The touch- 
lines shall be drawn at right angles with the goal- 
lines. A flag with a staff not less than 5 feet high 
shall be placed at each corner. A half-way line 
shall be marked out across the field of play. The 
center of the field of play shall be indicated by a 
suitable mark, and a circle with a 10 yards radius 
shall be made around it. 

Official Decisions. — Flag-staffs with pointed tops 
must not be used. 

The touch and goal-lines must not be marked by 
a V-shaped rut. 

(International Board, June 16, 1902.) 
Instructions to Referees. — Short flag-staffs are 
dangerous, hence the minimum height of 5 feet. 

The Referee must not allow a corner flag-staff to 
be removed even for the convenience of the player 
taking a corner-kick. 

Instructions to Secretaries. — The goal-line must 
be marked out from corner to corner, including 
the goal. 

A half-way line is necessary on all grounds. 

See that the one yard area within which the 
corner kick must be taken is marked out. 



The Goals. The goals shall be upright posts fixed on the goal- 
lines, equi-distant from the corner flag staffs, 8 yards 
apart, with a bar across them 8 feet from the ground. 
The maximum width of the goal-posts and the 
maximum depth of the cross-bar shall be 5 inches. 

Instructions to Referees. — The Referee must 
caution any player wilfully displacing flags or goal- 
posts, or pulling down the bar, and if repeated he 
should order the offender off the field of play. 

Instructions to Secretaries. — The surface of the 
bars or posts facing the field of play or other- 
wise must not be more than five inches in width. 
Tape or any substance not of a rigid nature, must 
not be used in the place of a bar. Goal nets are 
strongly recommended. 

Have the goal-posts and bars painted white so 
as to be distinctly seen. Provide light colored 
corner flags. See that the goal nets are properly 
pegged down and in order before every match, and 
that there are no holes or possible openings for 
the escape of the ball. 

Instructions to Players. — Goal-keepers to save 
a shot or to get hold of the ball sometimes seize 
the bar and pull it down. Any player wilfully 
displacing a flag or goal-post, or bar, is guilty of 

The Goal Lines shall be marked 6 yards from each goal-post 

^^^' at right angles to the goal-lines for a distance of 

6 yards, and these shall be connected with each 

other by a line parallel to the goal-lines; the space 

within these lines shall be the goal area. Lines shall 

The Penalty be marked i8 yards from each goal-post at right 

Area, angles to the goal-lines for a distance of i8 yards, 

and these shall be connected with each other by a 

line parallel to the goal-lines; the space within these 

lines shall be the penalty area. A suitable mark 

shall be made opposite the center of each goal, I2 

yards from the goal-line; this shall be the penalty 

kick mark. 

The Ball. The circumference of the ball shall be not less 
than 27 inches, nor more than 28 inches. The outer 
casing of the ball must be of leather, and no material 
shall be used in the construction of the ball which 
would constitute a danger to the players. 

Instructions to Secretaries. — The ball should be 
supplied by the home club. 

See that the ball is fully inflated, and that 
there are reserve balls close at hand. 

The Spalding Olympic Foot Ball 13 the Official Foot Ball ; correct in weight and 
measurement. sx'A should be used in all eames. 



In International matches, the dimensions of the Dimensions of 
field of play shall be — maximum length, 120 yards; andW*eight^ 
minimum length, no yards; maximum breadth, ofBallin 
80 yards ; minimum breadth, 70 yards ; and at the International 
commencement of the game the weight of the ball M^**^^®^' 
shall be from 13 to 15 ounces. 

Instructions to Referees. — Refers to Inter- 
national Contests only. 


The duration of the game shall be 90 minutes, Duration of 
unless otherwise mutually agreed upon. Game. 

Instructions to Referees. — The Referee must 
allow for time wasted, or lost, through accident 
or other cause, and it is desirable that the two 
captains should be informed when such allowance 
is made. 

Unless a Referee is notified to the contrary by 
the two captains he must under ordinary circum- 
stances continue the game for 90 minutes. 

There is no power to set aside the Rules of 
Cup and other Competitions where the time to 
be played is specified. 

Instructions to Players. — If you wish to play 
short time the Referee must be notified. This 
may only be done by the mutual agreement of 
both captains. 

The winners of the toss shall have the option of Choice of 
kick-off or choice of goals. 

Instructions to Referees. — Note which side kicked 
off. (See Instructions to Referees on Law 13.) 

The game shall be commenced by a place-kick TheKick-OflP. 
from the center of the field of play in the direction 
of the opponents' goal-line; the opponents shall not 
approach within 10 yards of the ball until it is kicked 
off, nor shall any player on either side pass the center 
of the ground in the direction of his opponents' goal 
until the ball is kicked off. 

Official Decisions. — A Place-Kick is a kick at 
the ball while it is on the ground in the center 
of the field of play. 

If this Law is not complied with the kick-off 
must be taken over again. 

(International Board, June iS, 1903-) 

Instructions to Referees. — Referees should notice 
that a free kick must not be awarded for any 
breach of this Law. It is their duty to see the 
kick-off properly taken in the direction of the oppo- 


site goal; also that back kicking and encroaching 
must not be allowed. 

Any player wilfully encroaching should first be 
cautioned, and, on a repetition, be ordered off the 
field of play. After the ball has been properly 
kicked off, the second and other players may play 
it in any direction. 

If in the opinion of the Referee the ball has not 
rolled corppletely over, or traveled the distance of 
its circumference, i. e., about 27 inches, he must 
order it back again to be kicked off properly. 

The Referee must not allow anyone to kick-off 
unless he is a player competing in the match. This 
order does not apply to Charity matches. 
. Instructions to Secretaries. — The practice of get- 
ting an outside person to kick-off in a match is 
forbidden, except in Charity matches. 

Instructions to Players. — Many players, when the 
whistle sounds for the start, run inside the lo 
yards' circle. This is wrong, as the game com- 
mences with the kick-off, not with the Referee's 


Ends to be Ends shall only be changed at half-time. The 

^^,5^-^** interval at half-time shall not exceed five minutes, 

T,, ^x„"J"!,t* except by consent of the Referee. After a goal is 

Restarting ^^°^^^ ^^"^^ ^°^^"^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^' ^"^ ^^^^^ ^^^ 
Game, change of ends at half-time the ball shall be kicked 

off by the opposite side from that which originally 

did so; and always as provided in Law 2. 

Instructions to Referees. — The Referee is dis- 
tinctly authorized to prevent deliberate waste of 
time. (See Law 13.) 

He should use every endeavor to limit the half- 
time interval to s minutes, and not allow his con- 
sent to its extension to be assumed as a matter of 

Instructions to Players. — In competitions where 
after a drawn game an extra half-hour is neces- 
sary, the Captains must toss again for choice of 
ends, and play must be a quarter of an hour each 

^9^0^^°^^ Except as otherwise provided by these Laws, a 

is Scored. 

goal shall be scored when the ball has passed between 
the goal-posts under the bar, not being thrown, 
knocked on, nor carried by any player of the attack- 
ing side. 

Official Decisions. — The whole of the ball must 
have passed over the goal-line, or touch-line, before 
it is out of play. 


Knocking on and carrying are both forms of 
handling the ball. 

Instructions to Referees. — The words "not being 
thrown" cover a throw-in from touch, so that if a 
player throws the ball in from touch through the 
opponents' goal it would be a goal-kick for the 
defending side and not a goal. 

It is possible for the ball to roll all along the 
goal-line, and for the greater part of it to be over 
the line, and yet not pass through the goal. The 
goal-keeper may be behind the goal-line and yet 
prevent a goal. 

A Referee must under no circumstances allow a 
goal unless he is absolutely satisfied that it is a 

In catching the ball or fisting out, a goal-keeper 
sometimes allows the ball to pass into goal in mid 
air, and the Referee may consider that the whole 
of the ball crosses the line. If so and he is in a 
good position to judge, he must give a goal. 

It is difficult to tell unless one is close up, hence 
the necessity for the Referee following the ball 
closely up and down the ground and trying to get 
a side view whenever he thinks a shot is about to 
be put in, or there is a scrimmage in front of the 

Instructions to Secretaries. — The necessity for 
the goal-line between the posts being clearly 
marked is emphasized by the requirements of this 

If from any cause during the progress of the game If Bar 
the bar is displaced, the Referee shall have power to Displaced. 
award a goal if in his opinion the ball would have 
passed under the bar if it had not been displaced. 

Instructions to Secretaries. — It is important that 
secretaries should see that the bars are securely 
fixed to the posts. 

The ball is in play if it rebounds from a goal-post, If Ball 
cross-bar, or a corner flag staff into the field of play. Goaf-^fte S? 
The ball is in play if it touches the Referee or a ' * 

Linesman when in the field of play. 

Instructions to Referees. — The ball touching the 
Referee or a Linesman when he is in the field of 
play is still in play, though it mighty otherwise 
ha^e gone into touch or over the goal-line. 

Linesmen should follow the game close to the 
touch-line and keep out of the field of play as 
much as possible. 

The ball is out of play when It has crossed the Ball Crossing 
goal-line or touch-line, either on the ground or in Lmes.Outof 
the air. 

Instructions to Referees. — The ball going into 


touch in mid air and afterwards alighting in the 
field of play is out of play. 

Instructions to Players. — The ball may roll along 
the touch-line or goal-line and still be in play. 
The whole of the ball must have passed over and 
be clear of the touch-line or goal-line before it is 
out of play. 

1?he Throw-in When the ball is in touch, a player of the opposite 
side to that which played it out shall throw it in 
from the point on the touch-line where it left the 
field of play. The player throwing the ball must 
stand on the touch-line facing the field of play, and 
shall throw the ball in over his head with both hands 
in any direction, and it shall be in play when thrown 
in. A goal shall not be scored from a throw-in, and 
the thrower shall not again play until the ball has 
been played by another player. 

This law is complied with if the player has any 
part of both feet on the line when he throws the 
ball in. 

Official Decision. — Touch is that part of the 
ground on either side of the field of play. 

Instructions to Referees. — The Linesman should 
point with his flag to the place where the ball 
went into touch and stand a little behind the 
thrower to watch the throw-in. If the player "does 
not throw the ball in properly, the Referee must 
give a free kick. An improper throw would be 
one delivered over the shoulder, or with one hand 
giving the impetus and the other merely guiding 
the ball, or if the thrower had not some part of 
both feet on the touch line at the moment of 
throwing, or if the thrower merely dropped the 
ball and did not throw it. A player throwing-in 
the ball must face the field of play. 

Instructions to Secretaries. — Provide light- 
colored flags for Linesmen. 

Instructions to Players. — The practice of claim- 
ing for the throw-in when the ball goes into touch 
is far too prevalent and is unnecessary. 

Let the Linesman give HIS DECISION. All 
the claiming in the world will not alter it, unless 
the Referee shall see fit to interfere. 


Off-side. When a player plays the ball, or throws it in from 
touch, any player of the same side who at such 
moment of playing or throwing-in is nearer to his 


Opponents' goal-line Is out of play, and may not 
touch the ball himself, nor in any way whatever 
interfere with an opponent, or with the play, until 
the ball has been again played, unless there are at 
such moment of playing or throwing-in at least three 
of his opponents nearer their own goal-line. A player 
is not out of play when the ball is kicked off from 
goal, when a corner-kick is taken, when the ball has 
been last played by an opponent, or when he himself 
is within his own half of the field of play at the 
moment the ball is played or thrown in from touch 
by any player of the same side. 

Official Decisions. — If a player deliberately trips 
an opponent who is standing in an off-side posi- 
tion within the penalty area, and who does not 
attempt to play the ball or obstruct, a penalty kick 
should be awarded 

A flag may be placed opposite the half-way line 
on each side of the field of play, but it must be 
at least one yard from the touch-line, and must 
have a staff not less than 5 feet high. 

Instructions to Referees. — A player who is in. 
his own half of the field of play at the moment 
the ball is last played cannot be off-side. 

The point to notice is not where a player is 
when he plays the ball, but where he is at the 
moment it is played by a player of the same side. 
In the rush of a. game a Referee is apt to lose 
sight of the positions of the field at every kick, 
yet he ought to educate himself to intuitively fix 
each change on his mind. If a player is in line 
with or behind the ball when it is played he can- 
not possibly be off-side, but if he is in front of it 
he is liable to be so. Though a player cannot be 
off-side when an opponent last plays the ball, or 
when a corner-kick, or a goal-kick, is taken, this 
protection ceases the moment a second player plays 
the ball, so that a player not off-side when a 
corner-kick is taken, may, without having moved, 
be off-side as soon as the ball has been played. A 
player following up another of his own side who 
has the ball cannot be off-side. Players ^ may be 
off-side when a free kick or penalty kick is taken, 
and when the ball is thrown in from touch. An 
opponent playing the ball puts a player on-side at 
once, but while standing off-side a player must not 
interfere in any way with an opponent or with 
the play. If a player is standing off-side, he is 
off-side until the ball is next played, even though 
sufficient opponents fall back to make three 
between him and their goal line. 

The International Board have made it plain 
that a player, who is in an off-side position, is 
bound to keep out of the way of the play, and 
that he is liable to be penalized if in any manner 
his presence causes any interference with the play. 


When the ball is kicked off from either goal no 
player is off-side. 

The provision of flags opposite the half-way line 
is optional. The object is to assist the Referee 
and Linesman to determine the position of the 
half-way line when they are at a distance or when 
the line has become indistinct. 

Instructions to Players. — A player who is in his 
own half of the field of play at the moment the 
ball is last played cannot be off-side. 

A player once off-side cannot put himself on- 
side. This can only be done for him in three 
ways: — (i) If an opponent next plays the ball; 
(2) If he is behind the ball when it is next played 
by one of his own side; (3) If he has three oppo- 
nents between him and their goal line when the 
ball is played by one of his own side further from 
his opponents' goal than himself. 

The ball hitting the goal-post or bar and rebound- 
ing does not put a player on-side who was "off- 
side" when the ball was last played. 

Take care that when the ball is played by one of 
your own side you have three opponents between 
you and their goal-line or that you are in a line 
with or behind the ball. Can anything be sim- 
pler? If your opponent plays the ball, or the ball 
touches him in any way, you are on-side no mat- 
ter where you stand, but when standing off-side 
you have no right to interfere with an opponent 
nor to station yourself so near the goal-keeper, 
or any other opponent, as to hamper his move- 
ments, or obstruct his sight of the ball. When 
a player finds he is in an off-side position it is his 
duty to keep clear of the play and neither inter- 
fere with nor inconvenience an opponent, nor 
make a pretense of doing so. 


Goal-Kick. When the ball is played behind the goal-line by a 
player of the opposite side, it shall be kicked off by 
any one of the players behind whose goal-line it 
went, within that half of the goal area nearest the 
Corner-Kick, point where the ball left the field of play; but, if 
played behind by any one of the side whose goal- 
line it is, a player of the opposite side shall kick it 
from within one yard of the nearest corner flag- 
staff. In either case an opponent shall not be allowed 
within ten yards of the ball until it is kicked off. 

Official Decision. — The corner flag-staff must not 
be removed when a corner-kick is taken. 

Instructions to Referees. — It is the duty of the 
Referee to see that goal-kicks are properly taken 
within that half of the goal area nearest the point 
where the ball went out. 


It is the duty of the Referee to see that corner- 
kicks are properly taken, and on the side on 
which the ball goes out. 

If the player takes a corner-kick, and the ball 
rebounds to him after striking the goal-post, he 
must not play it again until it has been played by 
another player. Do not allow a goal-kick or 
corner-kick to be taken while any opponent is 
within 6 yards of the ball. 

Instructions to Secretaries. — See that the comer- 
kick one yard area is marked. 

Instructions to Players. — Opponents should 
remember that they must not stand within 6 yards 
of the ball. To do so is the cause of constant 
annoyance and is not playing the game fairly. 


The goal-keeper may within his own penalty area. Goal-keeper 
use his hands, but shall not carry the ball. Handling. 

Official Decision. — Carrying by the goal-keeper 
is taking more than two steps while holding the 
ball, or bouncing it on the hand. 

Instructions to Referees. — The goal-keeper must 
not "walk about" bouncing the ball on the hand. 
After the second step he must be penalized. 

The goal-keeper must not handle the ball outside 
his own penalty area. 

For "carrying" the ball the penalty is a free 
kick and not a penalty kick. 

The goal-keeper shall not be charged except when charging 
he is holding the ball or obstructing an opponent, or Goal-keeper, 
when he has passed outside the goal area. 

Instructions to Referees. — If the goal-keeper 
obstructs an opponent he may be charged even 
when in his goal area. See that the goal-keeper is 
not unfairly charged, as he has so little chance 
of protecting himself when his attention is engaged 
with a coming shot. 

Special notice should be taken of the fact that 
a goal-keeper may be charged when he is outside 
the goal area. 

Instructions to Players. — The goal-keeper should 
bear in mind that directly he leaves his goal area 
he is liable to be charged by an oppsnent. 

So long as a goal-keeper does not stick to the 
ball, or obstruct an opponent, he is protected 
under the Laws when within his goal area. Get 
rid of the ball at once is naturally the best advice 
that can be given him. 

The goal-keeper may be changed during the game, Goal-keeper 
but notice of such change must first be given to the changed 
Referee. ' 


Official Decision. — If a goal-keeper has been 
changed without the Referee being notified, and 
the new goal-keeper handles the ball within the 
penalty area, a penalty kick must be awarded. 
See Law 17. 

(International Board, June 17, 1901.) 

Instructions to Referees. — Note who comtnences 
a game as goal-keeper, and allow no one else to 
act as goal-keeper, or to claim his privileges, until 
you have been notified of the change of goal- 

Instructions to Players. — If the goal-keeper who 
commences the game in that position should be 
changed during the game the Referee should at 
once be notified of the fact, and also of any sub- 
sequent changes. 


"^i^kin^* Neither tripping, kicking, striking, nor jumping at 
Striking,' ^ player shall be allowed. 

Jumping at. Official Decisions. — Tripping is intentionally 

throwing, or attempting to throw, an opponent by 
the use of the legs, or by stooping in front of or 
behind him. 

The Laws should be more vigorously enforced 
by Referees in order to prevent improper con- 
duct, and players who are guilty of it escaping 

Instructions to Referees. — This is an important 
Law, as by enforcing it and taking the initiative 
where he sees necessary, a Referee can prevent 
rough play developing. He can stop the game at 
any time and give a free kick, or caution, or 
both, against any player whose conduct or play is 
dangerous or likely to cause injury. The free kick 
must be taken' from the place where the infringe- 
ment occurred. 

Jumping at an opponent must of necessity be 
intentional, and this differs from jumping to play 
the ball. 

Instructions to Secretaries. — Bring before the 
notice of your committee any conduct on the part 
of a member of your club which is likely to bring 
the game into disrepute. If persisted in a club 
ought not to allow any such offender to continue 
to belong to it, for not only may such conduct 
bring punishment on the player, but it gives the 
club a bad name and may lead to a more serious 
trouble. Use all means in your power to stop the 
practice of players using bad language, or address- 
ing observations to, or at, the Referee on or off 
the field. 

"Hands." A player (the goal-keeper, within his own penalty 
area, excepted) shall not intentionally handle the 


Official Decisions. — Handling is intentionally 
playing the ball with the hand or arm. 

Knocking on is when a player strikes or pro- 
pels the ball with his hands or arms. 

Cases of handling the ball and tripping, push- 
ing, kicking, or holding an opponent, and charging 
an opponent from behind, may so happen as to be 
considered unintentional, and when this is so, no 
offense is committed. 

(International Board, June 8, 1912.) 

Instructions to Referees. — Note the important 
fact that it is the intentional breach of Law which 
must be punished. This must be done promptly 
and strictly. 

Instructions to Players. — Let the Referee give 
"hands" on his own initiative. 

A player shall not use his hands to hold or push Hoidingr, 
an opponent. Pushing. 

Official Decision. — Holding includes the obstruc- 
tion of a player by the hand or any part of the 
arm extended from the body. 

Instructions to Referees. — Under no circum- 
stances whatever must a player push an opponent 
with his hands or arms. Using the knee against 
an opponent is a most dangerous practice and 
should be severely punished. 

Instructions to Players. — Under no circum- 
stances whatever must you push an opponent with 
your hands or arms, or use the elbow or knee 
against him. 

Charging is permissible, but it must not be violent Charging, 
or dangerous. 

Instructions to Referees. — Charging must not be 
penalized unless it is violent or dangerous. 

Instructions to Players. — Let charging be of the 
good honest type and not degenerate into rough 

A player shall not be charged from behind unless Charging 
he is intentionally obstructing an opponent. Behmd. 

Official Decisions. — The offense of charging an 
opponent from behind is not committed where a 
player in playing the ball touches a player behind 
unless there is an intention to charge such player. 
The Referee is the sole judge of such intention, 
but it has been noticed that many Referees con- 
strue the Law more strictly than is necessary to 
secure fair play, and in consequence of such deci- 
sions the progress of games is unnecessarily inter- 
fered with. 

If a player turns so as to face his own goal 
when he is tackled, or is obviously aware that he 
is about to be tackled by an opponent, he is inten- 
tionally obstructing, and may be charged from 
behind. (International Board, June 8, 1907-) 


Referees will be supported in putting down 
rough play. 

Instructions to Referees. — A player may be 
charged from behind when he is intentionally 
obstructing an opponent, whether he is facing his 
own goal or not; but the charging must under no 
circumstances be violent or dangerous. 

Instructions to Players. — Even if your opponent 
is intentionally^ obstructing you, you have no right 
to charge him in a manner likely to do him injury. 
If players would hustle more and charge less the 
games would not be so rough and accidents not so 


Free Kick. When a free kick has been awarded, the kicker's 
opponents shall not approach within ten yards of the 
ball, until the kick is taken, unless they are standing 
on their own goal line. The ball must at least be 
rolled over before it shall be considered played, 
i. e., it must make a complete circuit or travel the 
distance of its circumference. The kicker shall not 
play the ball a second time until it has been played 
by another player. The kick-off (except as provided 
by Law 2), corner-kick, and goal-kick shall be free 
kicks within the meaning of this Law. 

Instructions to Referees. — It is the Referee's 
duty to see that all free kicks are taken from the 
proper place and not allow a free kick to be taken 
tmtil he has given a signal. The usual signal is 
a whistle. 

The free kick must be taken without delay. 
Nothing slows a game more than wasting time in 
taking a free kick. It is also unfair to delay, 
bearing in mind that a free kick awarded for 
breaches of Law 9 may score a goal direct. If 
opponents persist in encroaching act promptly and 
caution them. 

The kick mjist not be allowed if the ball is on 
the move while it is being taken. 

Instructions to Players — Players must wait for 
the signal from the Referee before taking the 
kick-off or free kick. 

Opponents must not approach within ten yards 
of the ball till it is kicked. 

Players neglecting this instruction are liable to 
be ordered off the field. 

Free Kick A goal may be scored from a free kick which is 
Goaima^^be awarded because of any infringement of Law 9, but 
°^ Scored, not from any other free kick. 


Instructions to Referees. — Special notice should 
be taken of the fact that a goal may be scored 
direct, whether the ball touches a player of either 
side or not, if the free kick is awarded for trip- 
ping, kicking, jumping at, holding, pushing, vio- 
lently or dangerously charging an opponent, 
charging an opponent illegally from behind, or 
handling the ball (breaches of Law 9). But it 
must be remembered that a free kick awarded for 
any other breach of the Laws does not come under 
this regulation. Note that a goal cannot be scored 
direct from a kick-off, corner-kick, or goal-kick; 
or from free kicks awarded for the following 
breaches of Laws: — 

(a) Player playing the ball a second time 
before it has been played by another player, after 
throwing-in or taking a free kick or a penalty 

(b) Off-side. 

(c) Carrying by goal-keeper. 

(d) Charging goal-keeper at wrong time, the 
charging being otherwise fair. 

(e) Playing the ball before it has touched the 
ground after being thrown down. 

(/) Ball not kicked forward from a penalty 

ig) Improper throw-in. 

(h) Dangerous play. Law 13. 

Instructions to Players. — Players should remem- 
ber that a goal may be scored from a free kick 
imposed for infringements of Law 9. 


A player shall not wear any nails, except such as Bars, Studs, 
have their heads driven in flush with the leather, or E*«* 
metal plates or projections, or gutta-percha, on his 
boots, or on his shin guards. If bars or studs on 
the soles or heels of the boots are used, they shall 
not project more than half an inch, and shall have 
all their fastenings driven in flush with the leather. 
Bars shall be transverse and flat, not less than half 
an inch in width, and shall extend from side to side 
of the boot Studs shall be round in plan, not less 
than half an inch in diameter, and in no case conical 
or pointed. Any player discovered infringing this 
Law shall be prohibited from taking further part in 
the match. The Referee shall, if required, examine 
the players' boots before the commencement of a 
match, or during the interval. 

Official Decisions. — Wearing soft india-rubber on 
the soles of boots is not a violation of Law 12, 
Semi-circular toe pieces are legal. 


Metal toe-plates, though covered with leather, 
are illegal. 

Instructions to Referees. — It is the Referee's 
duty, if asked, to examine the players' boots 
before the match, or during the interval. The 
Referee must order off the field of play for the 
remainder of the game any player whom, during 
the progress of the play, he finds wearing: 

(a) Nails not flush with the leather. 

(b) Metal plates or projections. 

(c) Gutta pcrcha on his boots, or on his shin 

(d) Bars on soles or heels of his boots that do 
not extend from side to side of the boot, that are 
less than one-half inch wide, more than one-half 
inch deep, and not transverse and flat. 

(e) Studs on soles or heels of his boots, not 
round in plan, less than oae-half inch in diam- 
eter, more than one-half inch deep, and conical or 

During the progress of a game the Referee can 
enforce this Law without waiting for an appeal. 
There is no necessity to report this offense. 

The Law includes metal clips or buckles, etc., 
that are dangerous, either on the boots or shin 

Instructions to Secretaries. — See that your 
players are not by ignorance or otherwise infring- 
ing this Law. Many of the boots sold ready-made 
for foot ball are wrongly studded, some are fitted 
with metal clips for the lace holes and metal toe 
plates covered with leather, which are very dan- 
gerous, as are also projecting buckles on the shin 

Instructions to Players. — It is also the duty of 
the players to see that their boots, etc., are in 
accordance with this Law, for if the Referee's 
attention is drawn to the irregularity during the 
progress of a game, the player may not go and 
change his boots, but must leave the field alto- 
gether, which might be a very serious matter to 
his side. If doubtful about it ask the Referee 
before the match, or during the interval, and he 
is bound to examine the boots. Players sometimes 
forget that studs wear away exposing the nails, 
which would make them illegal. 


Duties and A Referee shall be appointed, whose duties shall be 
^^T^ °* to enforce the Laws and decide all disputed points ; 
e eree. ^^^ j^-^ decision on points of fact connected with the 
play shall be final, so far as the result of the 
game is concerned. He shall also keep a record of 
the game, and act as timekeeper. In the event of 
any ungentlemanly behavior on the part of any of 


the players, the offender or offenders shall be 
cautioned, and if any further offense is committed, 
or in case of violent conduct without any previous 
caution, the Referee shall order the offending player 
or players off the field of play, and shall transmit 
the name or names of such player or players to his 
or their National Association, who shall deal with 
the matter. The Referee shall allow for time 
wasted, lost through accident, or other cause, suspend 
or terminate the game whenever, by reason of dark- 
ness, interference by spectators, or other cause, he 
may deem necessary; but in all cases in which a 
game is so terminated he shall report the same to 
the Association under whose jurisdiction the game 
was played, who shall deal with the matter. The 
Referee shall award a free kick in any case in which 
he thinks the conduct of a player dangerous, or likely 
to prove dangerous, but not sufficiently so as to 
justify him in putting in force the greater powers 
vested in him. The power of the Referee extends 
to offenses committed when the play has been tem- 
porarily suspended, and when the ball is out of play. 

Official Decisions. — Any player leaving the field 
during the progress of a game (except through 
accident) without the consent of the Referee will 
be deemed guilty of misconduct, and will render 
himself liable to be penalized. 

Persistent infringement of any of the Laws of 
the Game is ungentlemanly conduct within the 
meaning of this Law. (International Board, 
June 8, 1907.) 

All reports by Referees to be made within 
TWO days after the occurrence (Sundays not 
included), and reports will be deemed to be made 
■when received in the ordinary course of post. 
(International Board, June 11, 1910.) 

Referees may in certain circumstances send 
their reports to the affiliated Association con- 
cerned. See Agreement dated June 17, 1895. 

A player who is injured during a match shall 
be at once removed outside the nearest goal or 
touch-line, and the game resumed. (International 
Board, June, 1914.) 

It is the duty of the Referee to see that all free 
kicks, kicks from the goal, and corner-kicks are 
properly taken. 

Without permission of the Referee, no person 
shall be allowed on the field of play during a 
match other than the Linesmen and players. 

It is misconduct for any Association or club, or 
any player, official, or member of any Association 
or club to offer, or attempt to offer, either 
directly or indirectly, any consideration whatever 


to another club, player, or players of any other 
club, with a view to influence the result of a 
match. It is misconduct for any club, player or 
players, to accept any such consideration. 

A Linesman is justified by Law 14 in directing 
the Referee's attention to distinct breaches of the 
Laws which have come under, his notice, and 
which he is satisfied the Referee could not see, 
and Referees should confer with the Linesmen in 
such a case, especially where the Linesmen are 

Instructions to Referees. — The duty of a Ref- 
eree to order a player off for violent conduct, or 
after a caution for ungentlemanly behavior, is 
emphasized by the alteration made in the Law by 
the International Board in 1909. 

The Referee decides everything, the Linesmen 
being his assistants, whose decisions he can over- 
rule. He must keep the score and also the time, 
and allow for time wasted, and stop the game as 
he thinks fit, though in the case of the game 
abruptly terminating, he is bound to report the 
fact to the local or National Association within 
three days. 

As regards rough play, the Referee has absolute 
discretion. Where he considers the conduct of a 
player dangerous, or likely to cause injury, he 
must award a free kick. In doing so he must 
caution the offender, and, if the offense is 
repeated, order the player off the field of play. In 
the case of violent conduct, a previous caution is 
not needed. 

Avoid (a). — Discussing or arguing points with 
players or officials on the field of play. 

(&.) — Arguing points with players, officials, or 
press men off the field of play. 

(c.) — Pointing at, or placing a hand on a player 
when cautioning him. Check rough play at the 

The Referee is recommended to compare watches 
with the Linesmen, prior to the game and at half- 

The Referee should be very careful in deduct- 
ing time for stoppages, etc. He should blow his 
whistle for time or half-time at the exact moment, 
whether the ball is in play or not. The only case 
in which time can be extended is that of a penalty 

Referees are strongly recommended not to trust 
to memory alone to keep a record of the game, 
but to note on paper the time of start and the 
time at which they would in the ordinary course 
call half-time or time. They may then easily add 
to it for wilful delays, or stoppages of the game. 
The goals scored by each side in the order of 
occurrence should also be noted. 

Instructions to Players. — It is impossible for a 
Referee to please everybody. Remember his diffi- 
cult position and do not make it more so. 


If any disturbance arises go at once to the help 
of the Referee. 

Betting is prohibited. 

Two Linesmen shall be appointed, whose duty Duties and 
(subject to the decision of the Referee) shall be to Powers of 
decide when the ball is out of play, and which side ^*°«smen. 
is entitled to the corner-kick, goal-kick, or throw-in; 
and to assist the Referee in carrying out the game 
m accordance with the Laws. In the event of any 
undue interference or improper conduct by a Lines- 
man, the Referee shall have power to order him off 
the field of play and appoint a substitute, and report 
the circumstances to the National Association hav- 
mg jurisdiction over him, who shall deal with the 

Official Decisions. — Linesmen where neutral 
should call the attention of the Referee to rough 
play or ungentlemanly conduct, and generally 
assist him to carry out the game in a proper 
manner. ^ ^ 

Linesmen where neutral may be asked by the 
Referee to give an opinion on the ball crossing 
the goal-lme between the posts. 

A player shall not act as Linesman or Referee 
durmg suspension, 

.,. ^ tJ^'J^^^"^,^" ^^ justified by Law 14 in directing 
the Referee s attention to distinct breaches of the 
Law^ which have come under his notice, and which 
he IS satisfied the Referee could not see, and 
Referees should confer with the Linesmen in such 
a case, especially where the Linesmen are neutral. 

Instructions to Referees.— Linesmen must signal 
when the ball is out of play, and indicate which 
side is entitled to the corner-kick, goal-kick, or 
throw-in. They must also call the attention of 
the Keteree to rough play or ungentlemanly con- 
duct, and must give their opinion on any point on 
which the Referee may consult them. 

If they notice any breach of the Laws that has 
escaped the Referee's attention it is their duty to 
inform him of it. 

*i.^^3^i^^^^ ¥^ power to order a Linesman off 
the neld for undue interference or improper con- 
duct and to appoint a substitute. This authority 
should only be exercised in extreme cases, as a 
warning will probably be sufficient. 


In the event of a supposed infringement of the Ballln 

Laws, the ball shall be in play until a decision has S^^yV"*'* 

been given. Decision eivMi. 



Instructions to Referees. — The ball is in play 
until the whistle sounds, but the Referee should 
decide promptly. If in doubt consult the Linesmen. 

If the Referee declines to accept an appeal a 
shake of the head, or the words "play on" may 
sometimes be used with advantage. 

When the Referee has once given his decision 
and play has been resumed, he must not alter it. 

Instructions to Players. — Don't stop playing till 
the whistle sounds, and the decision once given 
don't importune the Referee to reverse it, or annoy 
him by remarks. 


Re-Btartine the In the event of any temporary suspension of play 
Temporary ^rom any cause, the ball not having gone into touch 
Suspension, or behind the goal-line, the Referee shall drop the 
ball where it was when play was suspended, and 
it shall be in play when it has touched the ground. 
If the ball goes into touch or behind the goal-line 
before it is played by a player, the Referee shall 
again drop it. The players on either side shall not 
play the ball until it has touched the ground. 

Instructions to Referees. — If the game is stepped 
by reason of a player being hurt, or for any other 
cause (not being half-time or time) where there is 
no penalty attached, the Referee must throw the 
ball down where it was when play was suspended. 
No player is allowed to play the ball until it has 
reached the ground. Should the ball be touched 
before it reaches the ground, a free kick must be 
awarded to the opposite side. 

If the ball goes into touch or behind the goal- 
line before it is played by a player, the Referee 
must again throw the ball down. 

Instructions to Players. — A player is not allowed 
to play the ball until it has touched the ground. 


Free kick. In the event of any infringement of Laws 5, 6, 8, 
10, or i6, or of a player being sent off the field under 
Law 13, a free kick shall be awarded to the oppo- 
site side, from the place where the infringement 

Official Decisions. — A Free Kick is a kick at 
the ball in any direction the player pleases, when 
it is lying on the ground. A place kick, a free 
kick, or a penalty kick must not be taken until 
the Referee has given a signal for the same. 

Cases of handling the ball, and tripping, push- 
ing, kicking or holding an opponent, and charging 
an opponent from behind may so happen as to be 


considered unintentional, and when this is so, no 
penalty must be awarded. (International Board, 
June i6, 1902.) 

Instructions to Referees. — The Referee should 
refrain from awarding a free kick if it is to the 
advantage of the side offended against to allow the 
play to go on. 

Again the Referee is reminded of the fact that 
it is the intentional breach of Law which must be 

Instructions to Players. — The Referee should 
refrain from awarding a free kick if it is to the 
advantage of the side offended against to allow the 
play to go on. 

In the event of any intentional infringement of Penalty Kick, 
Law 9 outside the penalty area, or by the attacking 
side within the penalty area, a free kick shall be 
awarded to the opposite side from the place where 
the infringement occurred. In the event of any 
intentional infringement of Law 9 by the defending 
side within the penalty area, the Referee shall award 
the opponents a penalty kick which shall be taken 
from the penalty kick mark under the following 
conditions: All players, with the exception of the 
player taking the penalty kick and the opponents' 
goal-keeper shall be outside the penalty area. The 
opponents' goal-keeper shall not advance beyond his 
goal line. The ball must be kicked forward. The ball 
shall be in play when the kick is taken, and a goal 
may be scored from a penalty kick ; but the ball shall 
not be again played by the kicker until it has been 
played by another player. If necessary, time of play 
shall be extended to admit of the penalty kick being 
taken. A free kick shall also be awarded to the 
opposite side if the ball is not kicked forward, or is 
played a second time by the player who takes the 
penalty kick until it has been played by another 
player. The Referee may refrain from putting the 
provisions of this Law into effect in cases where he 
is satisfied that by enforcing them he would be giv- 
ing an advantage to the offending side. If when a 
penalty kick is taken the ball passes between the 
goal-posts, under the bar, the goal shall not be 
nullified by reason of any infringement by the 
defending side. 

Official Decisions. — Unless the penalty kick is 
taken in accordance with the Law, the Referee 
must order the ball back until it is properly taken. 

If. on taking a penalty kick, the ball rebounds 


from the goal posts or bar, and the kicker plays it 
a second time, a free kick must be awarded. 

The penalty kick can only be awarded for the 
following eight offenses, intentionally committed 
by a player of the defending side within the 
penalty area: 

1. Tripping an opponent. 

2. Kicking an opponent. 

3. Jumping at an opponent. 

4. Handling the ball. 

5. Holding an opponent. 

6. Pushing an opponent. 

7. Charging an opponent violently or dan- 


8. Charging an opponent from behind. 
Cases of handling the ball, and tripping, push- 
ing, kicking or holding an opponent, and charging 
an opponent from behind may so happen as to be 
considered unintentional, and when this is so, no 
penalty must be awarded. (International Board, 
June 16, 1902.) 

If a player deliberately trips an opponent who is 
standing in an off-side position within the penalty 
area, and who does not attempt to play the ball or 
obstruct, a penalty kick should be awarded. 

A penalty kick can be awarded irrespective of 
the position of the ball at the time the offense is 
committed. (International Board, June 16, 1902.) 

If a goal-keeper has been changed without the 
Referee being notified, and the new goal-keeper 
handles the ball within the penalty area, a penalty 
kick must be awarded. (International Board, 
June 17, 1901.) 

In the event of the ball touching the goal-keeper 
before passing between the posts, when a penalty 
kick is being taken at the expiration of time, a 
goal is scored. (International Board, June 17, 

The Laws of the Game are intended to provide 
that games should be played with as little inter- 
ference as possible, and in this view it is the duty 
of Referees not to give penalties for technical or 
supposed breaches. Constant whistling or trifling 
and doubtful breaches produces bad feeling and 
loss of temper on the part of the players and 
spoils the pleasure of spectators. 

Instructions to Referees. — Extending the arms to 
keep an opponent back, though not actually catch- 
ing hold of him with the hand, is considered to be 

Should the ball hit the goal-post or bar and 
rebound into play, the player who played it must 
not play it again until it has been played by 
another player. Should he do so a free kick must 
be given against him. 

The goal-keeper, defending a penalty kick, must 
not advance beyond his goal line. 

Until the Referee has satisfied himself that the 
players are in their proper positions he should not 
give a signal for the kick to be taken. Any player 


wilfully encroaching should first be cautioned and 
on a repetition be ordered off the field of play, A 
penalty kick can be taken after time has expired. 

Once more the Referee is reminded that it is 
the intentional breach of Law that must be 

The Referee must withhold the award of a pen- 
alty kick if he considers it would be to the advan- 
tage of the side offended against to let the play 
go on. 

When a goal results from a penalty kick, it shall 
not be nullified although there may have been an 
infringement of Law by the defending side. 

It is a common fault of Referees that, when 
players have committed offenses for which they 
should have been ordered off the field of play, a 
penalty kick only has been awarded. The award- 
ing of a penalty kick does not free a Referee from 
the duty of also ordering the offender off the field 
of play, where the offense is such as justifies this. 

Instructions to Players. — Players are not required 
to stand behind the ball, but may take up their 
position anywhere outside the penalty area, but 
■within the field of play. 

There is a practice of players yelling or making 
other noises with the object of putting either the 
goal-keeper or the kicker at a disadvantage. Be 
gentlemen and treat your opponents as such. 

Players must wait for the Referee's signal before 
taking the penalty kick. 

A player may not rush in from his place out- 
side the penalty area until the ball has been 
kicked. If he does so he may be cautioned, and 

on repeating the offense be ordered off the field of • 


The kick must be forward. 

Though a penalty kick may be deserved, the 
Referee is empowered not to enforce it, if to do 
so would benefit the offenders. Also if a penalty 
kick is awarded, and scores, the Referee must 
ignore any infringement by the defenders, and let 
the goal stand. 


Advice to Yound Players and How to Act 
in Case of Accident 

Take care of the feet. Don't wear badly-made or ill-fitting shoes. 

Use bars on the soles for hard grounds, and studs for heavy grounds. 

Permanganate of potash is a fine thing for troublesome feet, which should 
be frequently bathed in a solution of permanganate. 

In case of accident, should there be any suspicion of broken bones, don't 
risk lifting the player off the ground. Wait until someone comes who under- 
stands what should be done. 

Bruises and contusions should never be rubbed — there is internal bleeding, 
and the rubbing does harm. Nothing beats bran poultices. 

Always give an injury its proper chance to recover. The player of doubt- 
ful soundness often handicaps his side. 

Don't bother much about embrocations, which are generally irritants. 
Massage the leg muscles with olive oil. 

Keep fit, play the game in cool-headed fashion, and fewer accidents will 

My experience is that the youth of the present day do not, as a rule, 
take care of their feet as they ought to. I have seen a promising young 
player ruin his chances of future success and fame by the fact that he was 
playing in badly made and ill-fitting shoes. 

Ordinary, as well as football shoes should be made to measure, and 
then, perhaps, we should see and hear less of corns, bunions, sweaty feet and 
other ailments to which the athlete seems heir. 

Football shoes should be ordered some weeks before they are required, and 
only from a maker of repute. First of all, they should be pulled on the 
bare foot, and if they fit tightly all around, then they are likely to become 
a good fit. Especial care should be taken that they are not too small, else 
the wearer will get to know about it when he comes to play on a hard 
ground, by not only crippling himself, but by the loss of his toe nails. If 
the shoes fit tightly, but not unduly so, on the bare foot, they should be worn 
for a night or two without stockings. Next, a thin pair of socks may be 
tried, and so on, until one can wear them comfortably with the ordinary 
football stocking. 

Football shoes require a lot of care, especially in wet weather. Im- 
mediately after they have been used, they should be carefully cleaned, then 
stretched and carefully laid away to gradually dry. The manner of stud- 
ding a shoe plays a most important part in its longevity or usefulness. 
Where the grounds are hard, thin bars should be used, but if there is plenty 
of grass, studs are the best. Football shoes should, at least once a month, 
be given a rub inside (not outside) with castor oil or dubbin. 

In the earlier and latter parts of the season, when the grounds are hard, 
almost every player complains about his feet being hot and blistered. This 
somewhat painful experience can be obviated if the player would literally 
smear the outside of his stockings, previous to pulling on his shoes, with 

Sweaty feet and soft corns between the toes are another of those bug- 
bears to which the footballer is very much subject. This trouble can be 
mitigated if a player will exercise a certain amount of care, especially by keep- 
ing the feet absolutely clean, frequently changing the socks, and for a time 
before retiring to bed, bathing the feet in water into which a teaspoonful of 
permanganate of potash has been dissolved. For soft corns, a little plug 
of cotton between the offending toes will soon effect a cure. 



Before concluding the article, I would like to toucli lightly, and, if pos- 
sible, to give some useful hints in connection with the various accidents which 
are generally to be met with on the field of play. First of all, I would 
warn my young friends to be careful before lifting an unfortunate comrade 
who has been put hors de combat. Care should be taken that no bones are 
broken, because very many simple accidents are aggravated by this supposed 
kindness. If, on the other hand, the player is only winded, then there can- 
not be any harm done by lifting him off the grounds. 

Where, however, there is any suspicion or broken bones, it is best to allow 
the player to lie, even supposed the ground was wet, until someone comes who 
understands what should be done. 

Another common practice is to rub or massage all kinds of injui'ies, no 
doubt under the mistaken idea that rubbing eases the pain. It ought to be 
common knowledge that where there is a bruise or contusion, and the skin 
is not broken, there must be internal bleeding, and if there is internal bleed- 
ing, the rubbing is not likely to stop it. 

The correct thing is to have a cold lotion, such as a lead and opium 
pad, applied as soon as possible, and then when the injured lad gets home, 
either foment the part with hot water, or, better still, apply bran poultice. 
Massage of any kind should not, under these circumstances, be indulged in 
for at least a couple of days, so as to allow the injured internal tissues to 
heal. Bran poultices are indeed the footballer's friend. The mistake that the 
young player usually makes, when he has sustained an injury, such as a 
sprained ankle or knee, is that he does not give such injury the rest which It 

Almost every trainer has his own special embrocation for massaging 
and each in their own way have their merits. Some believe in embrocation 
and others will not have it at all. For injuries, where the skin is unbroken, 
the best oil for massaging is castor oil and chloroform in equal parts. For 
massaging the muscles olive oil is very good, and once a week the player 
should, if possible, get a good massage, especially on the leg muscles. The 
breaking down of thigh muscles is a frequent and painful experience and 
generally occurs when the grounds are sticky. Strapping with plaster for 
a few days and absolute rest to be followed by bran poultices, it generally 
takes about six weeks for this injury to get right. 

Sprains are the result of straining or tearing of ligaments, and are gen- 
erally caused by the sudden twisting of a joint. The first signs are acute 
pain, followed by swelling, due to tbe rupture of blood vessels. As soon 
as possible a cold, evaporated lotion pad should be applied, and continued 
for every four hours for twenty-four, by which time the internal bleeding 
should have stopped. Then heat, in the shape of bran poultices, should be 
applied. Gentle massage can be commenced after the third day. 

Cuts should always receive attention. See these are properly cleaned 
with some antiseptic lotion, and then apply some dressing of lintboric. 

One could fill a book with the things that happen to the footballer 
in the course of play, but in the foregoing article, I think that I have sum- 
marized the most common of the injuries and methods of treatment which 
will succeed. In conclusion, to the young player I will say — keep fit, play 
the game, and you will find that often a good means of preventing in- 
jury is cool headedness and sportsmanship on both sides. But accidents 
will happen, and the undoubted risks in the game of football are, I believe, 
quite one of its charms to a lot of players. 



Soccer Foot Ball in 
the United States 

iFont-Sall Club. 

i;ev. Yorlt City. 

Gentlemen - 

The Spalding Olympic Soccer Foot Balls No. S 
wnich vte purchased from you during the 1914-15 
season and used in all the games played by our 
club gave perfect satisfaction, a.ia all the play- 
ers on our club ocnslder the Sjalding Olyrcj-ic 
No. G Soocer Foot Ball the best and most service- 
able foot ball that xe have ever used. 

It IS a pleasure for us to send you this 

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r.plo :.'o. G Soccer root Ba; 
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llenge Cup Co.T.peiitlon, conpeted un 
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The development of soccer foot ball 
in the United States has been watched 
with keen interest by two very numer- 
ous classes of our citizens. First, those 
who had known the game abroad 
and favored its encouragement here. 
Second, those who frowned on the 
college game for schoolboys and un- 
trained players and who claimed 
soccer would eventually prove our 
great outdoor field game to fill in 
the time between late fall and early 
spring when base ball is impossible 
throughout most of the country. 

With the game under proper direction, as it iS] 
now, through an organization which is national 
and representative in character, the prospects 
for steadily increasing success and popularity( 
are very bright. The contest for the Cup, em- 
blematic of the American Soccer Championship, 
is one of the best indications of how the tide ofj 
popular interest is gaining in strength, the con-' 
test in 1913-14 drawing but forty entries, whereas 
in 1914-15 there were eighty-two, and the final 
game for 1914-15, played on Taylor Field, the4 
campus of the Lehigh University, South Beth-^ 
lehem. Pa., was witnessed by over 7,000 spec- 
tators, the Bethlehem Foot Ball Club defeating, 
the Brooklyn Celtic Foot Ball Club for the- 
title and trophy. 

Spalding equips all principal club, school and college soccer teams, including the Bethlehem 
Steel Co. Foot Ball Club, Soccer Champions of the United States. 














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No. L. The case of our No. L 
Ball is constructed in eight sec- 
tions with capless ends, neat in 
appearance and very serviceable. 
Material and workmanship are 
of highest quality and fully guar- 
anteed. Each ball is packed com- 
plete in sealed box, with pure 
Para rubber (not compounded) 
s^uaranteed bladder, rawhide lace 
and lacing needle. Contents guar- 
anteed if seal is unbroken. 

Each, $5.00 


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counts, in part, for the quality of 
Spalding Official Foot Balls and Basket 
Balls, is the fact that we curry the 
leather in our own plant in England, 
according to the use for which the 
balls are intended. 





No. G 

No. G. Made in our Putney 
jactory, England; hand stitched 
hroughout, tw^elve-piece special 
anned English leather cover, 
juaranteed bladder. Each, $5.00 

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le perfect in material and workmanship and eor- 
t'Ct in shape and size when inspected at our f actor.v. 
S any detect is discovered during- the first game 
n which it is used, or during the first day's practice 
(se, and if returned at once, we will replace same 
mder this guarantee. We do not guarantee against 
(rdinary wear nor against defect in shape or size 
hat is not discovered immediately after the first 
tay's use. Owing to the superb quality of every 
Spalding Foot Ball, our customers have grown 
xt expect a season's use of one ball, and at 
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If game is to be played on wet grounds 
or during rainy weather use Spalding 
"Dri-Foot" on, the ball (keep oil away 
from rubber bladder) . . . Can, 15c. 

Guaranteed Association 
Foot Ball Bladders 

No. OB. For Nos. L and 
G Balls. . . Each, $1.00 
No. A. For No. O Ball. 

Each, 80c. 
No. SB. For Nos. Y and P. 

Each, 65c. 

Association Foot Ball 
Goal Nets 

No. O. Heavy tarred nets, pegs, 
guys, and everything necessary ex- 
cept the posts and cross pieces, 
vsrhich can be put up by any carpen- 
ter. . . . Set, complete, $15.00 



Association Foot Balls 

No. O. Regulation size. Case i: 
made of best grade English leathe 
with guaranteed bladder. Com 
plete with rawhide lace and lacint 

needle Each, $3.5(1 

No. Y. Regulation size. Case o 
good quality cowhide leather 
Complete with guaranteed bladder 

Each, $2.5(i 
No. P. Regulation size. Leathei 
case, full size, guaranteed bladder 

Each, $1.5( 









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Showing arrangement of cleats on Nos. RS 
and U Shoes 

No. RS. Drab chrome tan leather, with 
double thickness box toe. Box toe will 
hold up under severest usage. Round 
leather cleats placed according to latest 
English model. 

Pair, $5.00 i^ $51.00 Doz. pairs. 

Showing arrangement of cleats on No. BS 
Shoe. Note particularly kicking cleat 

No. BS. Black calf, good quality. Spe- 
cial kicking toe cleats. Approved 
English soccer model. 

Pair, $5.00 * S51. 00 Dos. pairs. 

Note narrow shank and braced arch 

No. U Salding "Soccer" Shoe 

No. U. Drab horse hide, with spe- 
cial leather box toe and round lea- 
ther cleats. 

Pair, $4.00 * S45.00 Dos. pairs. 

SPECIAL NOTICE - Spalding "Dri-Foot" 
used on uppers and soles adds greatly to 
wear of foot ball shoes. . . Can, 15 cents. 

The prices printed in italics opposite items 
marked with if will he quoted only on orders 
for one-half dozen or more at one time. 
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Spalding "Soccer" Shirts 

No. V. Good quality medium weight cotton, full sleeves. Striped | 

alternately; also in plain solid colors. Special order only; not carried ! 

in stock Each, $1.50 if S7o.2(? Doz.\ 

No. VL. Same as No. V, except lace front. " 1.75 * .>7?.i'<^ " 

No. D. Same as No. V, but with sash across front and back. Special 

order only; not carried in stock. . . . Each, $1.75 -^ .y/S.9(9 Do3.\ 
No. 602. Good quality worsted, plain solid colors; full sleeves, no collar. 

Special order only; not carried in stock. Each, $2.25 if S24.00 Doz. 
No. 6FS. Sanitary cotton, with 6-inch stripe around chest. Special order 

only; not carried in stock Each, 75c. if SS.IO Doz. 

No. 4. Flannel Soccer Shirt. Good quality flannel. Either button or 

laced front. Great variety of colors. Samples of colors of flannels 

sent on application Each, $1.15 if SlS.90 Doz. 

Spalding Flannel Knickerbockers 

Special laced back and fly front. Samples of colors of flannels sent on application. 
No, 3A. Fine quality flannel. Unpadded. Great variety of colors. 

Pair, $^.^5ifS24.30Doz. 
No F. Good quality Gray or Navy Blue flannel. Unpadded. 

Pair, $2.mifS2 1.60 Doz. 
No. 4A. Good quality flannel. Unpadded. Assortment of colors. 

Pair, $1.15ifSlS.90Doz. 
No. 5 A. Flannel; well made. Unpadded. Various colors. " 1.50* 1 6.20 Doz. 
No. 4. White. Black or Gray silesia; fly front; laced. " .50* 5.40 " 

COLORS : The following comprise regular colors supplied in Nos. V, VL, D, 602 and 6FS 
Shirts, and Nos. SBS and SOS Skull Caps. 
Gray White Cardinal Dark Green Yellow \ 

Orange Maroon Navy Blue Irish Green Seal Brown 

Black Scarlet Royal Blue Purple Old Gold 

Spalding Skull Caps 

\ No. SBS. Worsted, heavy weight, striped alternate or solid colors 

X Q^..^;,] -^-ders only. Any colors. . . . . Each, 75c 

No. SCS. Worsted, light weight, striped alternate, or solid colo 

. . . Each, 50c. 


Special orders only. Any colors. 
5. SCS. Worsted, light v^reight. 
Special orders only. Any colors. 

Spalding "Soccer" Stocking 

No. RR. With turn-over, striped. Good quality worsted, with mercerized cotton feet, legs 
heavy ribbed. Solid legs of any color with another 
color for cuffs, or striped cuffs. Not carried in stock. 
Special orders only. Pair, $1.10 * SI 2.00 Doz. pairs 

Spalding Association Foot Ball 
Shin Guards 

No. 40. Leather covered, well padded, with 
real rattan reeds and cotton felt; ankle pads 
1 1 inches long. Pair, $1.75 * .SJS.'/O Doz. pairs 
similar in style otherwise to No. 40. 

Pair, $1.00 * SIO.SO Doz. pairs 
No. G. Canvas covered, no ankle pads, real reed padding and lea- 
ther tongue, no straps; worn inside stockings. 

Pair. 50c. if S5.40 Doz. pairs 

ITie prices printed in italics opposite items marked with if will be quoted only on orders for one-half dozen or more. 
Quantity prices NOT allowed on items NOT marked with if 

No. RR 

and leather straps. 
No. F. Canvas cover 








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(palding ''Olympic Championship" Running and Jumping Shoes 

All of these shoes are hand made. Finest kangaroo 
leather uppers and best white oak leather soles. 

Bpalding "Monitor" Sprint Running 

Shoes Patent applied for. 

f^o. 3-0. Lightest running shoe 
bade. Hand made spikes. Es- 
pecially for 100 and 220 yards races. 
Strictly bench made throughout. 
Pair, $6.00 

Spalding "Olympic Championship" 

Short Distance Running Shoes 
No. 2-0. Extremely light and glove 
fitting. Hand made steel spikes. 
For short distances, especially 440 
and 880 yards and one mile races. 
Pair, $6.00 

[ISpalding "Olympic Championship" 

Long Distance Running Shoes 
|No. 14C. For long distance races 
on athletic tracks. Electric heels, 
flexible shanks. Hand made steel 
ispikes in soles. No spikes in heels. 
Pair, $5.00. 

Spalding "Olympic Championship" 

Hurdling Shoes 
No. 14F. Made on same last as our 
Sprint Running Shoes. Hand made 
steel spikes. Perfect shoes for 
hurdling. To order only. Not car- 
ried in stock. Pair, $6.00 







'Prica in effecl July 5, 1915 Subjecl to change wilhoul notice. For Canadian prices ate special Cantdian Catalogue. 




Sp alding •'Olympic Championship" Running and Jumping Shoe 

All of tliese shoes are hand made. Finest kangaroo leatli.; 
uppers and best white oak leather soles. 

Spalding "Olympic Championship" Jumping Shoes 
No. 14H. Specially stiffened soles. Hand made steel spikes placed s^ 
suggested by champion jumpers. Also correct shoes for shot puttin^^ 

weight and hammer throwing Pair, $6.0'' 

No. 14HR. High cut; style of UU, but rubbd 
heel inside to take off jar. . . . Pair, $7.5 

Spalding "Olympic Championship" Pole Vaulting Shoes 
No. 14V R. High cut special last. Same as we supply to the recor, 
holders. Hand made steel spikes in soles; one spike in heels. Rubbe 
heel inside to take off jar. To order only. Not carried in stock. Pair $7.01, 

On special orders we will supply Pole Vaulting: Shoes with one high and one low ci 
shoe at no extra charge. 

Spalding "Olympic Championship" Walking Shoes 
No. 14W. For competition and match races Pair, $5.0 








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iNo. MH. High cut but light in weight. Well finished inside so as not to 
.!hurt the feet in a long race. Special leather soles, will not wear smooth; 
'jjight leather heels; black calfskin uppers. Hand sewed. . Pair, $5.00 
)ilNo. MO. Low cut. Blucher style. Otherwise same as No. MH. *' 5.00 

' Spalding 

Outdoor Running Shoes 

No. 10. Fine quality calfskin; light 
in weight. Bench made. Steel 
spikes. Pair, $5.00 -^ $5.'t.00 Do.:;. 

The uppers of all Running: and Jumping: Shoes should be kept soft and pliable by 
using: Spalding: **Dri-Foot" Preparation. Can, 15 cents. 

The prices printed in italics opposite items marked vitJi if ^'"iVZ be quoted only on 
orders for one-half dozen pairs or more. Quantity prices 
NOT allowed on items NOT marked vith * 

Outdoor Jumping Shoes 

No. 14J. Calfskin; machine made. 
Satisfactory quality; durable. Steel 
spikes. Pair $4.50 -^ $',8.00 Doz, 









'Prices in effect July 5, 1915 Subject to change viiihoul notice. For Cana lian price) tee tptcial Canadian Catalogue 



Spalding Athletic Ha 

No. 16BH. Spalding 
"Official Olympic" 
Brass Shell Head 
16-lb. Hammer (Pat'd 
Aug.20. 1912). includ- 
ing ball-bearing 
swivel (Pat'd May 15, 
1900). Supplied regu. 
larly with double 
triangle wire grip 
(Pat'd Dec. 22, 1914). 
Each, $7.00 

No.l2BH. I2-lb.Brass 
Shell Head Hammer, 
otherwise same as 
No. 16BH. Ea.,$6.50 


No. 16IHB. 


Solid Iron Head Ham j 
mer, including Bal] ' 
bearing swivel (Pat' 
May 15, 1900), doubl , 
triangle wire grip. 

Each, $4.0( , 

No. 12IHB. 12 -lb 
Solid Iron Head Ham 
mer, otherwise sam^ 
as No. 16IHB. 

Each, $3.5< 

No. 8IH. 8-lb. Soli. 
Iron Head Hamme : 
without ball - bearin 
swivel. Double tri 
angle grip. Ea., $2.B( 

No. MG 

Extra Handles for Athletic Hammers 

No. MG. Single Grip Style (see cut). Used by many prominen 
throwers. Supplied separately with wire handle. . Each, $2.0(, 
No. FH. Double Triangle Grip, complete with iron handle, furn; 
ished separately Each, 75c 

Any regular Spalding Hammer listed above furnished with No. MG gril 
instead of double triangle style on special order, at an extra charge of $1.2! 

Leather Case for Athletic Hammers 

No. L. Leather Case, to hold either 12 or 16-lb. hammers. . 

Each, $2.0f 

Spalding "Official Oljmipic" Circles 

No. 9. 7 Foot Diameter Circle. The shot and 
w^eights are thrown from this size circle. Three 
sections, band iron, painted white. . Each, $10.00 
No. 19. 8 Foot 2 inch Diameter Circle. For throw- 
ing discus. Three sections, band iron, painted 
white. . . Each, $10.00 









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Spalding Athletic Shot 

No. 16BS. Spalding "Official Olympic" Brass Shell Shot. 
(Patented August 20, 1912). . . . . . . . . Each, 

No. 12BS. 1 2.1b. Brass Shell. ....... 

No. 16IS. 16-lb. Solid Iron. ....... 

12-lb. Solid Iron o . . . . 

24-lb. Solid Lead 

24-lb. SoHd Iron 

8-lb. Solid Iron. . " 

5-lb. Solid Iron. ............. " 

8-lb. Leather covered. ........... 

5-lb. Leather covered 



Regulation 56-lb. Weight 

fo. 2. Used and endorsed by all weight throwers. Lead. 

[t Packed in box, guaranteed correct in w^eight. 

I Complete, $15.00 

i ambourine 

Iflo. 1. Required w^hen throwing 56-lb. weight for height. 

Each, $10.00 

Bpalding Indoor Athletic Shot — Rubber Covered 

Patented December. 1905 

Scientifically made ; perfectly round ; gives fine grip ; has proper 
resiliency w^hen it comes in contact with floor ; wears longer than 
ordinary leather covered ; lead dust will not sift out ; always full 

No. P. 16-lb. Rubber covered Each, $12.00 

No. Q. 12.1b. Rubber covered " 10.00 

Spalding Indoor Shot — Leather Covered 

IVlethod of construction prevents loss of weight even w^hen used 

^o. 3. 12-lb. Leather covered Each, $6.50 

^o. 4. 16-lb. Leather covered. ....... " 7.50 

Spalding Athletic Implements are best — First, because we have decided that no trouble or 
expense will be spared in their manufacture. Second, because we really know how to make 
ihem to give best results, and Third, becr.use we have the special skilled workman and the 
machinery, tools, etc., necessary in the mzuiufacture of special implements of this description. 








"Prlca In effect /idy 5, 1915 Subject to change withoul notice, fot Canadian prices see tpecial Canadian Catalogue. 

standard Policy 

A Standard Qyality must be inseparably linked to a Standard Policy. 

Without a definite and Standard Mercantile Policy, it is impossible for a 
Manufacturer to long maintain a Standard Qyality. 

To market his goods through the jobber, a manufacturer must provide a 
profit for the jobber as well as for the retail dealer. To meet these conditions 
of Dual Profits, the manufacturer is obliged to set a proportionately high list 
price on his goods to the consumer. 

To enable the glib salesman, when booking his orders, to figure out 
attractive profits to both the jobber and retailer, these high lisi prices are 
absolutely essential; but their real purpose will have been server', when the 
manufacturer has secured his order from the jobber, and the jobber has secured 
his order from the retailer. 

However, these deceptive high list prices are not fair to the consumer, who 
does not, and, in reality, is not ever expected to pay these fancy list prices. 

When the season opens for the sale of such goods, with their misleading 
hut alluring high list prices, the retailer begins to realize his responsibilities, and 
grapples with the situation as best he can, by offering "special discounts," 
which vary with local trade conditions. 

Under this system of merchandising, the profits to both the manufacturer 
and the jobber are assured ; but as there is no stability maintained in the prices 
to the consumer, the keen competition amongst the local dealers invariably 
leads to a demoralized cutting of prices by w^hich the profits of the retailer are 
practically eliminated. 

This demoralization always reacts on the manufacturer. The jobber insists 
on lower, and still lower, prices. The manufacturer, in his turn, meets this 
demand for the lowering of prices by the only way open to him, viz.: the cheap- 
ening and degrading of the quality of his product. 

The foregoing conditions became so intolerable that 16 years ago, in 1899, 
A. G. Spalding & Bros, determined to rectify this demoralization in the Athletic 
Goods Trade, and inaugurated what has since become known as "The Spalding 

"The Spalding Policy" eliminates the jobber entirely, so far as Spalding 
Goods are concerned, and the retail dealer secures the supply of Spalding 
Athletic Goods direct from the manufacturer by which the retail dealer is 
assured a fair and legitimate profit on all Spalding Athletic Goods, and the 
consumer is assured a Standard Qyality and is protected from imposition. 

"The Spalding Policy" is decidedly for the interest and protection of the 
users of Athletic Goods, and acts in two ways : 

First.— The user is assured of genuine Official Standard Athletic Goods. 

Seco7id. ~A.s manufacturers, v^re can proceed with confidence in 
purchasing at the proper time, the very best raw materials required 
m the manufacture of our various goods, well ahead of their 
respective seasons, and this enables us to provide the necessary 
quantity and absolutely maintain the Spalding Standard of Qyality. 

All retail dealers handling Spalding Athletic Goods are requested to supply 
consumers at our regular printed catalogue prices — neither rnore nor less— the same 
prices that similar goods are sold for in our New York, Chicago and other stores. 

All Spalding dealers, as well as users of Spalding Athletic Goods, are treated 
exactly alike, and no special rebates or discriminations are allowed to anyone. 

This briefly, is "The Spalding Policy," which has already been in successful 
operation for the past 1 6 years, and will be indefinitely continued. 

In other words, "The Spalding Policy" is a "square deal" for everybody. 


By ^^Ji^^^^^^^<^2^^. 


standard Quality 

An article that is universally grivea the apjiellation ''Standard" is therdjjr 
conceded to be the criterion, to which are compared all other things of a similar 
nature. For instance, the Gold Dollar of the United States is the Standard unit 
of currency, because it must legally contain a specific proportion of pure gold, 
ad the fact of its being Genuine is guaranteed by the Government Stamp 
diereon. As a protection to the users of this currency against counterfeiting and 
odier trick* considerable money is expended in maintaining a Secret Service 
Bureau of Ejcperts. Under the law. citizen manufacturers must depend to a 
Sreat extent upon Trade-Marks and similar devices to protect themselves against 
counterfeit products— without the aid of "Government Detectives" or "Public 
Opinion" to cMsist them. 

Consequendy the "Consumer's Protection" against misrepresentation and 
"inferior quality" rest* entirely upon the integrity and responsibility of th« 
" Manufacturer." 

A. G. Spalding & Bros. have, by their rigorous attention to "Quality," for . 
thirty-nine years, caused their Trade-Mark to become known throughout 
the world as a Guarantee of Quality as dependable in their field as the 
U. S. Currency is in its field. 

The necessity of upholding the Guarantee of the Spalding Trade-Mark and 
maintaining the Standasd Quaility of their Athletic Goods, is. therefore, as obvi- 
ous as is the necessity of the Government in maintaining a Standeird Currency. 

Thus each consumer is not only insuring himself but elso protecting other 
consumers when he assists a Reliable Manufacturer in upholding his Trade- 
Mark and all that it stands for. Therefore, we urge all users of our Athletic 
Goods to 'assist us in maintaining the Spalding Standard of Elxcellence, by 
insisting th^ our Trade-Mark be pleunly stamped on all athletic goods which 
diey buy, because without this precaution our best eflForts towards maintaining 
Standard Quality and preventing fraudulent substitution will be ineffectual. 

Manufacturers of Standard Articles invariably suffer the reputation of being 
high-priced, and this sentiment is fostered and emphasized by makers of 
"inferior goods," with whom low prices cue the main consideration. 

A manufacturer of recognized Standard Goods, with a reputation to uphold 
and a gueurzmtee to protect must necessarily have higher prices than a manufac- 
turer of cheap goods, whose idea of and basis of a claim for Standard C^ality 
JLep«nda principally upon the eloquence of the salesman. 

W« know from experience that there is no quicksimd more unstable dual 
in quality sod we avoid this quicksand by Standard Quality. 


A separate book covers every Athletic Sport 
and is Official and Standard 



ST, LOUIS. 1904 

PARIS. 1900 

athletic goods 


A. G. Spalding ^ Bros. 














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