1939–40 American Soccer League

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American Soccer League
-1939–40 Season-
Season1939–40
ChampionsKearny Scots (4th title)
Top goalscorerCharlie Ernst (24)

Statistics of American Soccer League II in season 1939–40.

League standings[edit]

Pos Team[1] GP W D L GF GA PTS
1 Kearny Scots 17 12 3 2 27
2 Baltimore S.C. 17 10 3 4 23
3 Brookhattan 19 8 7 4 23
4 New York Americans 19 8 4 7 20
5 Kearny Irish 19 7 6 6 20
6 Philadelphia German-American 19 7 6 6 20
7 Brooklyn Hispano 19 7 6 6 20
8 Brooklyn St. Mary's Celtic 20 5 7 8 17
9 Philadelphia Passion 19 6 3 10 15
10 Paterson F.C. 17 2 5 10 9
11 Baltimore Americans 17 3 2 12 8
12 *Allentown ? ? ? ? ?

*Allentown folded early in season

New England Division[edit]

First Half[edit]

Pos Team[2][3] GP W L D GF GA Pts
1 Swedish-Americans 12 8 2 2 ??? ??? 18[note 1][4]
2 Lusitano Sports Club 12 7 1 4 41 20 18
3 Lusitania Recreation 10 4 2 4 27 21 12
4 Bird & Sons 10 4 4 2 28 27 10
5 Boston Celts 10 4 5 1 15 19 9
6 Pawtucket S.C. 10 3 4 3 27 26 9
7 Scandinavians 11 0 11 0 13 46 0
  1. ^ On January 6, Swedish-Americans were 7-2-2 with 26 goals for and 18 goals against. The team was two points behind Lusitano and were scheduled to play a match against the Boston Celts on January 7. The result of that game is not known. But, at some point in January, the Swedish-Americans won a match and tied Lusitano for the top of the standings.

Second Half[edit]

Pos Team[5] GP W L D GF GA Pts Pct
1 Pawtucket S.C. 11 9 1 1 44 14 19 .864
2 Lusitano Sports Club 9 5 3 1 19 22 11 .567
3 Swedish-Americans 8 4 3 1 20 10 9 .562
4 Boston Celts 10 4 3 3 24 24 11 .550
5 Lusitania Recreation 6 1 4 1 14 17 3 .250
6 Scandinavians 6 0 5 1 6 24 1 .083
7 Bird & Son 4 0 4 0 6 22 0 .000

Playoffs[edit]

First half playoff[edit]

The Swedish-Americans and Lusitano S.C. ended the first half tied for first place. A playoff was held to determine the first half champions.[6]

Lusitano S.C.1-8Swedish-Americans
Leadbetter (own goal) Goal Valentine Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal
Harris Goal, Goal
Lanifero Goal, Goal
Lusitania Stadium, East Cambridge, Massachusetts
Referee: T. Byrnes

Final[edit]

Pawtucket S.C3-0Swedish-Americans
Florie Goal, Goal
Quinn Goal
Santa Clara Stadium, East Providence, Rhode Island

Swedish-Americans1-0Pawtucket S.C
McKechine Goal
Norton Field, Worcester, Massachusetts

Swedish-Americans win, 3–1, on aggregate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ American Soccer League II (RSSSF)
  2. ^ American Soccer League II – New England Division (RSSSF)
  3. ^ "Soccer Snaps". The Boston Globe. January 5, 1940. p. 22.
  4. ^ "Soccer Snaps". The Boston Globe. January 27, 1940. p. 7.
  5. ^ Collins, George M. (June 12, 1940). "Pawtucket Club Takes on Swedes in League Series". The Boston Globe. p. 19.
  6. ^ Collins, George M. (March 16, 1940). "Ludlow Plays Swedes Here, Lucy Recs Away Tomorrow". The Boston Globe. p. 7.
  7. ^ "Swedish-Americans Drub Ludlow, 8-1". The Boston Globe. March 18, 1940. p. 6.
  8. ^ Collins, George M. (June 17, 1940). "Pawtucket Blanks Worcester, 3-0". The Boston Globe. p. 5.
  9. ^ Collins, George M. (June 24, 1940). "Swedams Blank Pawtucket, 1-0". The Boston Globe. p. 7.