100 Moments: Archie Stark and America’s First Home Game

The following piece is part of a yearlong series of stories commemorating significant moments in U.S. Soccer history as the U.S. Soccer Federation celebrates its 100th anniversary: On Nov. 8, 1925, the U.S. Men’s National team played its first match on American Soil. More accurately they played on a rain-soaked and muddy Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, N.Y. The U.S. Men had been playing around the world for the previous 12 years and when they finally got the opportunity to play in their own backyard they made the most of it – especially American forward Archie Stark.

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100 Moments: Archie Stark and America’s First Home Game