1926–27 American Soccer League

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1926–27 American Soccer League
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The 1926–27 season was the sixth season of the American Soccer League.

Rule changes[edit]

During this season, the American Soccer League introduced two short-lived several rule changes:

  • The league introduced goal judges similar to those used in ice hockey.
  • A "penalty box" was also introduced, where players were required to serve penalty time standing behind their team’s goal line.[1]

League standings[edit]

  • The percentage is the percentage of points won of points available, not a win-loss percentage.
Place Team GP W L D GF GA Points Percentage
1 Bethlehem Steel 44 29 8 7 114 52 66 .750
2 Boston 44 25 7 12 90 59 55 .648
3 Fall River Marksmen 44 24 8 12 98 72 56 .636
4 New Bedford Whalers 44 24 6 14 124 72 54 .614
5 New York Giants 44 21 7 16 120 102 49 .557
6 Indiana Flooring 44 19 9 15 77 81 47 .547
7 Brooklyn Wanderers 44 18 6 20 83 96 42 .477
8 Providence 43 15 10 18 73 96 40 .466
9 J&P Coats 44 11 14 19 48 72 36 .409
10 Newark Skeeters[Note 1] 38 13 6 25 54 91 32 .363
11 Philadelphia[Note 2] 44 11 4 29 64 123 26 .295
12 Springfield Babes [Note 3] 27 7 7 13 44 74 21 .239
  1. ^ Newark forfeited 3 games. Each game was counted as a tie: Bethlehem (1); J&P Coats (1); Providence (1)
  2. ^ Philadelphia forfeited 4 games: Boston (2); J&P Coats (1); Providence (1) Those teams each received one point for a tie.
  3. ^ At the end of December 1926, Springfield withdrew from the league. Its remaining 17 games were counted as forfeits and each team received one point for each forfeited game: Bethlehem (3); Boston (1); Brooklyn (1); Fall River (1); Indiana (2); J&P Coats (3); New Bedford (2); New York (1); Philadelphia (3); Providence (1)

Lewis cup[edit]

Bracket[edit]

March 12–13 April 2–3
           
MA Boston 4-4
RI Providence 2-0
MA Boston 2-3
NY Brooklyn Wanderers 0-0
NY Brooklyn Wanderers 3-1
NY Indiana Flooring 2-1

Semifinals[edit]

March 12, 1927
Boston 4-2 Providence
Barney Battles, Jr. GoalGoal
Alex McNab Goal
Johnny Ballantyne Goal
Goal Denis Lawson
Goal Jimmy McConnell
Boston, Massachusetts
Referee: Mose Bloom


March 13, 1927
Providence 0-4 Boston

Referee: Mose Bloom

Boston advanced 8–2 on aggregate.

March 12, 1927
Indiana Flooring 2-3 Brooklyn Wanderers
Red McMillan Goal 15' OG
Hookey Leonard Goal 30'
Goal 45' Bobby Yule
Goal József Eisenhoffer
Goal 85' Sándor Nemes
Boston, Massachusetts
Referee: George Lambie


March 13, 1927
3:00 PM EST
Brooklyn Wanderers 1-1 Indiana Flooring
Bobby Yule Goal 73' Goal 35' Bob Millar
Hawthorne Field, Brooklyn, New York
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: George Lambie

Brooklyn advanced 4–3 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

April 2, 1927
Boston 2-0 Brooklyn Wanderers
Tommy Flemming Goal 2'
Werner Nilsen Goal 72'
Boston, Massachusetts
Referee: James Walder


April 3, 1927
3:00 PM EST
Brooklyn Wanderers 0-3 Boston
Goal 8' Bobby Blair
Goal 25' Goal 88' Werner Nilsen
Hawthorne Field, Brooklyn, New York
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: James Walder

Goals leaders[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Games Goals
1 Davey Brown New York Giants 38 52
2 Bobby Blair Boston Soccer Club 38 38
3 Andy Stevens New Bedford Whalers 36 36
4 Tom Gillespie Bethlehem Steel 32 33
5 Bill Paterson New Bedford Whalers 27 30
6 John Nelson Brooklyn Wanderers 35 27
7 Archie Stark Bethlehem Steel 29 23
Tommy White Newark Skeeters 31 23
9 Robert Rock Philadelphia Field Club 30 21
Ed McLaine Providence 32 21
11 Mike McLeavy New Bedford Whalers 30 20
Dougie Campbell Fall River Marksmen 41 20
13 Jimmy McConnell Providence 21 17
Jerry Best New Bedford Whalers 35 17
Max Grünwald New York Giants 37 17
16 Johnny Ballantyne Boston Soccer Club 39 16
Tec White Fall River Marksmen 39 16
18 József Eisenhoffer Brooklyn Wanderers 39 15
19 Bob Millar Indiana Flooring 29 14
Neil Turner New Bedford Whalers 32 14
Johnny Jaap Bethlehem Steel 35 14
Sturdy Maxwell New Bedford Whalers 36 14
23 Herbert Carlsson Indiana Flooring 34 13
Moritz Häusler New York Giants 36 13
25 Sam Kennedy Fall River Marksmen 25 12
George Forrest Bethlehem Steel 29 12
Bart McGhee Indiana Flooring 36 12
28 Jimmy McClure Philadelphia 32 11
29 Viktor Hierländer New York Giants 21 10
Bob Campbell Springfield Babes 22 10
Dave McEachran Fall River Marksmen 34 10
Malcolm Goldie Bethlehem Steel 37 10
Werner Nilsen Boston Soccer Club 40 10
Jimmy Montgomerie New Bedford Whalers 42 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holroyd, Steve. "The Year in American Soccer - 1927". American Soccer History Archives.