1933–34 American Soccer League

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1933–34 American Soccer League was the first season of the second American Soccer League.

Overview[edit]

The league included two teams, New York Americans and New York Brookhattan that had also played in the original ASL. The USFA awarded the new ASL exclusive rights to organize professional soccer on the Atlantic Coast. The new ASL operated at a considerably lower level of professionalism than its predecessor. With the Great Depression still raging, it was not possible to offer salaries anywhere near the level enjoyed by the previous league.

The inaugural season of 1933–34 saw a fairly impressive level of competition, as well as a few of the stars of the old league including Archie Stark and George Moorhouse. New York Americans in particular had a wealth of familiar names including Stan Chesney and Erno Schwarz in addition to Moorhouse. Kearny Irish were the first league champions in the Metropolitan Division, winning the league title by a comfortable 4 points ahead of New York Americans. Kearny Scots finished a distant third. After 12 games Brooklyn F.C. merged with Hispano F.C.. The aggregation was renamed Brooklyn Hispano Football Club which began play on January 21, 1934 and assumed the record of Hispano F.C. in the standings.[1]

Metropolitan Division[edit]

American Soccer League
-Metropolitan Division-
Season1933–34
ChampionsIrish-Americans
Top goalscorerArchie Stark (20)
Razzo Carroll (20)
All statistics correct as of August 1, 2019.
Place Team G W T L GF GA Pts
1 Irish Americans 25 15 6 4 60 35 36
2 New York Americans 23 14 4 5 59 34 32
3 Scots-Americans 25 11 3 11 58 53 25
4 Brookhattan 24 8 3 13 45 51 19
5 Brooklyn Celtic 22 7 2 13 37 47 16
6 Newark Germans 19 7 1 11 32 49 15
7 Hispano F.C./Brooklyn Hispano 17 6 2 9 26 45 14
8 Philadelphia German-American 13 5 2 6 27 28 12

New England Division[edit]

American Soccer League
-New England Division-
Season1933–34
ChampionsFairlawn Rovers
All statistics correct as of August 1, 2019.

First Half[edit]

Place Team[2] G W T L GF GA Pts
1 Fairlawn Rovers 16 12 1 3 52 28 25
2 Boston Celtics 15 10 2 3 50 28 22
3 Thornton Victorias 15 6 5 4 32 27 21
4 Pawtucket Rangers 14 8 3 3 38 19 19
5 Fall River Rovers 15 5 4 6 25 27 14
6 New Bedford Defenders 16 6 2 8 39 51 14
7 Fall River United 14 4 2 8 32 45 10
8 Quincy Canadians 15 2 3 10 24 58 7
9 New Bedford Tessiers 14 2 2 10 24 42 6

Second Half[edit]

Place Team[3][note 1] G W T L GF GA Pts
1 Fairlawn Rovers 3 3 0 0 7 3 9
2 Thornton Victorias 3 1 1 1 6 6 3
3 Boston Celtics 1 0 1 0 3 3 1
4 Quincy Canadians 1 0 1 0 2 2 1
5 Pawtucket Rangers 1 0 1 0 2 2 1
6 Fall River United 2 0 1 1 5 6 1
7 Fall River Rovers 3 0 1 2 6 9 1
  1. ^ Sam Fletcher, President of the New England Division, announced the spring schedule would be cancelled due to conflict with baseball season. Fairlawn Rovers declared champions of the league.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club GP G
1st-t Archie Stark Kearny Irish ? 22
1st-t Razzo Carroll Kearny Scots ? 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Korner Kicks". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 21 January 1934. page 40.
  2. ^ American Soccer League II – New England Division (RSSSF)
  3. ^ "Pro Soccer League Cancels Schedule". The Boston Globe. April 25, 1934. p. 25.