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Random old school USMNT photo
   February 7, 2012 (7:32 AM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post

Thanks to Brian Straus, I now know about the @Pothunting twitter feed.  It is for a company that make some old school soccer-themed shirts, but they use twitter to post a lot of old school photos and newspaper clippings from the 1920s and such like this team shot before a 1925 USMNT friendly against Canada.

Apparently the man in the front row and center is Archie Stark.  Stark played in only two games for the US, while scoring four goals in this 6-1 win over Canada (the four goals is tied for the most in a single game in USMNT history).  He was born in Scotland, but moved to the US when he was 13 (cap him now!) and received an invitation to the 1930 World Cup, but declined the invitation for business reasons (it was a different time).

I remember reading about Stark in a book (the name is slipping me…..I know Howie knows what I am talking about), but he set all kinds of American Soccer League records for scoring back in his day, including 232 goals in 205 games for the Bethlehem Steel.

But back to the topic of the photo.  Check out those jerseys.  They were rocking the deep v-neck way before it became popular.  I also love the US Soccer badge from those days.  And it pretty crazy to have the year and opponent on the front of the jersey.

So thank you Pothunting for tweeting these photos.

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Matt Benson

Matt likes soccer. He likes sleeping in. He is also amused easily. That is pretty much it.

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2 Responses to “Random old school USMNT photo”

  1. Mike says:

    What if for a new over there logo you keep the same “over there” and snake logo but just put it on that old school crest.
    That could be pretty solid

  2. Award says:

    Can USSF plesase replace our current crest with this old school crest. I really do not like our current crest. get rid of the ball and the U.S. Neither are needed on the shield crest.

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