Tony Francillo was a U.S. soccer forward who earned one cap with the U.S. national team in a 1-0 loss to Poland on August 12, 1973.Francillo, and most of his teammates, were from the second division American Soccer League after the first division North American Soccer League refused to release players for the game. That year, he scored eleven goals in thirteen games for the New York Apollo.
The United States men's national soccer team (USMNT) is controlled by the United States Soccer Federation and competes in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football.
The Poland national football team is the men's football team that has represented Poland in international competitions since its first match in 1921. It is controlled by the Polish Football Association, the governing body for football in Poland.
The North American Soccer League (NASL) was a professional men's soccer based in the United States. The league was named for, but had no connection to, the original North American Soccer League. The later NASL was founded in 2009, and began play in 2011 with eight teams, following a 2010 season that saw NASL and USL teams play in a combined temporary Division II league.
The United States Soccer Federation (USSF), commonly referred to as U.S. Soccer, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the official governing body of the sport of soccer in the United States. With headquarters in Chicago, the FIFA member governs U.S. amateur and professional soccer, including the men's, women's, youth, beach soccer, futsal, and Paralympic national teams. U.S. Soccer sanctions referees and soccer tournaments for most soccer leagues in the United States. The U.S. Soccer Federation also administers and operates the U.S. Open Cup, which was first held in 1914.
The North American Soccer League (NASL) was the top-level major professional soccer league in the United States and Canada that operated from 1968 to 1984. It was the first soccer league to be successful on a national scale in the United States. The league final was called the Soccer Bowl from 1975 to 1983 and the Soccer Bowl Series in its final year, 1984. The league was headed by Commissioner Phil Woosnam from 1969 to 1983.
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, commonly known as the U.S. Open Cup (USOC), is a knock-out cup competition in American soccer. It is the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the U.S. The 105th edition, held in 2018, was contested by 97 clubs from the two professional leagues sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation: Major League Soccer (MLS), and the United Soccer League, and also amateur clubs in the earlier rounds of the tournament after qualifying through their leagues. The overall champion earns a total of $300,000 in prize money, while the runner-up receives $100,000, and the furthest-advancing team from each lower division league receives $25,000. In addition, the tournament winner qualifies for the group stage of the CONCACAF Champions League.
United Soccer League (USL), formerly known as United Soccer Leagues, is the organizer of several soccer leagues with teams in the United States and Canada. It includes men's and women's leagues, both professional and amateur. Leagues currently organized are the USL Championship, USL League One, USL League Two and the youth Super Y League. It is directly affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation, the United States Adult Soccer Association and the Canadian Soccer Association. The USL is headquartered in Tampa.
College soccer is played by teams composed of soccer players who are enrolled in colleges and universities. While it is most widespread in the United States, it is also prominent in South Korea and Canada. The institutions typically hire full-time professional coaches and staff, although the student athletes are strictly amateur and are not paid. College soccer in the United States is sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the sports regulatory body for major universities, and by the governing bodies for smaller universities and colleges. This sport is played on a rectangular field of the dimensions of about 64m (meters) - 70m sideline to sideline (width), and 100m - 110m goal line to goal line (length).
The United States soccer league system is a series of professional and amateur soccer leagues based, in whole or in part, in the United States. Sometimes called the American soccer pyramid, teams and leagues are not linked by the system of promotion and relegation typical in soccer elsewhere. Instead, the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) defines professional leagues in three levels, called divisions, with all other leagues sanctioned by USSF not having an official designated level or division.
Harry Joseph Keough was an American soccer defender who played on the United States national team in their 1–0 upset of England at the 1950 FIFA World Cup. He spent most of his club career in his native St. Louis, winning a national junior championship, two National Challenge Cup and seven National Amateur Cup titles. He coached the Saint Louis University men's soccer team to five NCAA Men's Soccer Championships. The Keough Award, named after him and his son Ty Keough, is presented each year to the outstanding St. Louis-based male and female professional or college soccer player.
Patrick "Pat" McBride is a retired American soccer midfielder and indoor soccer coach. He earned five caps with the U.S. national team and is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
Willy Roy is a retired U.S. soccer forward and coach. He played for several teams in the National Professional Soccer League and the North American Soccer League in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as the United States national team from 1965 to 1973. He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
Paul Child is an English-American former soccer forward who played nine seasons in the North American Soccer League. He led the league in scoring in 1974 and was a two time first team All-Star. He also earned two caps with the U.S. national team in 1973. He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
Gordon Bradley was an English-American soccer midfielder born and raised on Wearside who played several seasons with lower division English clubs before moving to play in Canada at the age of 30. During the Canadian off-season, he played and coached in the U.S.-based German American Soccer League. In 1971, he became a player and head coach for the New York Cosmos. In addition to coaching the Cosmos, he has coached the U.S. national team and at the collegiate and high school levels. Bradley also earned one cap with the U.S. national team in 1973. He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
Bill Deszofi was a U.S. soccer defender who earned one cap with the U.S. national team in a 2-0 win over Canada on August 5, 1973. Dezsofi, and most of his team mates, were from the second division American Soccer League after the first division North American Soccer League refused to release players for the game.
Daniel Califano was an Argentine-American soccer defender who spent one season in the North American Soccer League. He also earned one cap with the U.S. national team.
Marko Vučković(some sources spell as Vukovic) was a U.S. soccer defender who earned one cap with the U.S. national team in a 1-0 loss to Poland on August 12, 1973. He came on for Bobby Smith in the 60th minute. Vuckovic, and most of his team mates, were from the second division American Soccer League after the first division North American Soccer League refused to release players for the game.
Cecil Correa was a U.S. soccer defender who earned one cap with the U.S. national team in a 4-0 loss to Poland on August 10, 1973. Correa, and most of his team mates, were from the second division American Soccer League after the first division North American Soccer League refused to release players for the game.
The National Soccer League (Chicago), formed by the merger of the Chicago Soccer League and International Soccer Football League of Chicago in 1928, is a semi-professional U.S. soccer league which is the oldest continuously operating soccer league in the United States.
Schellas Hyndman is the head men's soccer coach at Grand Canyon University. He was previously head coach of FC Dallas in Major League Soccer.
Kevin Handlan is a retired American soccer defender who played professionally in the North American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League. He currently works for the McInnis Group.
The U.S. Soccer Development Academy (DA) is an American soccer league. It is the top tier of youth soccer in the United States. Formed in 2007, the league features youth academies and youth clubs from various organizations, including Major League Soccer, the North American Soccer League and the United Soccer Leagues. It succeeded the Super Y League as the premier youth soccer league in the U.S. The DA's mission is to provide education, resources, and support to impact everyday club environments in order to develop world-class players.
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