Boston Rovers

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Boston Shamrock Rovers
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Full nameBoston Shamrock Rovers
Nickname(s)Rovers
Founded1966
(Year of foundation)
Dissolved1968
Stadium Manning Bowl,
Lynn, Massachusetts
Capacity21,000
Owner Weston Adams
Manager Liam Tuohy
League United Soccer Association
1967 United Soccer Association, Eastern Division, 6th

Boston Shamrock Rovers (also known as Boston Rovers) were an American soccer team that competed in the United Soccer Association league in 1967. The team was based in Lynn, Massachusetts and played their home games at the Manning Bowl. The USA league was made up of rosters from club teams from Europe and South America. The Boston Rovers were made up of the roster from League of Ireland side Shamrock Rovers, plus some guests. Together with Cleveland Stokers, Detroit Cougars, New York Skyliners, Toronto City and Washington Whips, Rovers competed in the Eastern Division. These teams were Stoke City, Glentoran, C.A. Cerro, Hibernian and Aberdeen respectively.

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History

Boston Shamrock Rovers finished bottom of the Eastern Division (and last in points in the entire league) and did not qualify for the play-off stages. Prior to the 1968 season the United Soccer Association merged with the National Professional Soccer League to form the North American Soccer League. The merged league decided not to have two-team cities and, as such, the incoming Boston Beacons from the NPSL would be Boston's NASL franchise. Initial plans were that the Rovers would relocate to a new city (possible cities included Cleveland and Montreal) but those plans were never realized and the Boston USA franchise disbanded prior to the 1968 season.

Colors and badge

While the Boston Shamrock Rovers' home kits were all white, their road jerseys were the same green and white hoops as the Shamrock Rovers home kits.

Stadium

Boston Shamrock Rovers played their home matches at the Manning Bowl in Lynn, Massachusetts which is about 11 miles (18 km) northeast of Boston.

Roster

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of Ireland.svg  IRL Pat Dunne
2 DF Flag of Ireland.svg  IRL Sean Core
3 DF Flag of Ireland.svg  IRL Ronnie Nolan
4 DF Flag of Ireland.svg  IRL Mick Kearin
5 DF Flag of Ireland.svg  IRL Davey Pugh
6 DF Flag of Scotland.svg  SCO Dougie Wood
7 MF Flag of Ireland.svg  IRL Frank O'Neill
8 MF Flag of Ireland.svg  IRL Billy Dixon
No.Pos.NationPlayer
9 FW Flag of Ireland.svg  IRL Bobby Gilbert
10 FW Flag of Ireland.svg  IRL Mick Leech
11 MF Flag of Ireland.svg  IRL Tommy Kinsella
12 DF Flag of Ireland.svg  IRL Paddy Mulligan
13 GK Flag of Ireland.svg  IRL Mick Smyth
14 DF Flag of Ireland.svg  IRL Tommy Kelly
15 FW Flag of the United States.svg  USA Carlos Metidieri
17 MF Flag of Ireland.svg  IRL Liam Tuohy

Year-by-Year

SeasonRegular seasonPlay-offsTop scorer
LeagueDivGWTLFAPts%PosAttend.NameGlsPts
1967 USAE1223712267.292 6th 4,171Frank O'Neill310

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