1921–22 American Soccer League

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The American Soccer League 1921-1922 season.

History[edit]

By 1921, professionalism among American soccer teams was on the rise. This created a disparity between fully professional, semi-professional and amateur teams competing in the same league. As a result, several fully professional teams in both the National Association Football League and Southern New England Soccer League joined together to form the American Soccer League. The new league was geographically limited to the area between northern New Jersey and Boston. On May 7, 1921, W. Luther Lewis was selected as the league's first president and he established the league headquarters at 126 Nassau Street, New York.[1] The league received approval from the United States Football Federation at its May 27, 1921 meeting and began its inaugural season in September. The Jersey City Celtics folded five games into the season and the Philadelphia Field Club won the league title.

League standings[edit]

Place Team GP W D L GF GA Points
1 Philadelphia Field Club 24 17 4 3 72 36 38
2 New York Field Club 24 14 5 5 59 33 33
3 Todd Shipyards F.C. 24 12 5 7 56 37 29
4 Harrison Soccer Club 24 8 7 8 45 44 23
5 J & P Coats 23 9 5 9 34 40 23
6 Fall River United 24 5 1 18 28 57 11
7 Holyoke Falcos 22 2 3 17 17 64 7
8 Jersey City Celtics 5 0 0 5 5 24 0

Goals leaders[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Games Goals
1 Harold Brittan Philadelphia Field Club 17 24
2 John Heminsley Harrison Soccer Club 22 16
3 Tommy Fleming Philadelphia Field Club 24 15
4 Frank McKenna Todd Shipyards F.C. 20 15
5 Archie Stark New York Field Club 21 13
6 Johnny McGuire Todd Shipyards F.C. 20 10
7 Bob Millar J & P Coats 21 10
8 P. Hardy New York Field Club 20 9
9 Dougie Campbell Philadelphia Field Club 24 9
10 Andrew Burnett New York Field Club 13 8
11 Tommy Duggan New York Field Club 24 8
11 J. Downie Holyoke Falcos 20 7
11 Charles Lappin J & P Coats 20 7
11 George McKelvey Todd Shipyards F.C. 20 7

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