Fall River, Mass Soccer Heritage

Fall River, Mass  Soccer Heritage
1950 US World Cup Team. US 1 Great Britain 0 Front Row (from right to left) Ed (Wolfgang)Souza , John (Clarkie) Souza Ponta Delgada Soccer Club. Tiverton RI The 1950 U.S. World Cup team. Back row (L to R): Jack Lyons, Joe Maca, Charlie Colombo, Frank Borghi, Harry Keough, Walter Bahr, Bill Jeffrey. Front row (L to R): Frank Wallace, Ed McIlvenny, Gino Pariani, Joe Gaetjens, John "Clarkie" Souza, Ed Souza.

Friday, August 21, 2009

1930 World Cup (Fall River Participates)

Back Row: Left to Right: Bob Millar (Coach), Jimmy Gallagher, Alexander Wood, Jimmy Douglas, George Moorhouse, Ralph Tracy, Andy Auld, Jack Coll (Physician). Front Row: Left to Right: Jim Brown, Billy Gonsalves, Bert Patenaude, Tom Florie, Bart McGhee.
The 1930 World Cup United States soccer team qualified for the semifinals.

The United States team consisted of:

the goalkeeper Jimmy Douglas of the New York Nationals,

right back Alexander Wood of Detroit Holley Carburetor,

outside left Bart McGee (NY Nationals),

center back Raphael Tracey (St. Louis Ben Millers),

left halfback Andy Auld (Providence Gold Bugs),

inside left Tom Florie (the captain, New Bedford Whalers),

center forward Bert Patenaude (Fall River Marksmen),

inside right Billy Gonsalves (Fall River Marksmen),

outside right James Brown (NY Giants).

full back and wing forward George Moorehouse NewYork Giants.

wing half and wing forward Jimmy Gallagher for severaldifferent teams.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Let's get started, call for facts and information and sources

So much history, time to try and pull a lot of it together so that's the purpose of this site.
From watching the international touring teams take on the local pickups at the old Fall River stadium to watching Billy Gonsalves and John "Clarkie Sousa (below) play with the Pontas at the old Marks (Ponta Delgada ) stadium in Tiverton,

Many of these memories are dying off with our fathers and grandfathers,

You can help by pointing me to any relevant photos, writeups, good sources, etc. Thanks in advance! In the end, this will belong to all of us old fans of the Ponta's and Fall River Soccer, \