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Chasing 67: Josef Martinez and the American goal-scoring record

Steve Holroyd takes a look at the numbers to see how Josef Martinez’s season ranks with some of the best in U.S. Soccer history.

History / US Soccer History

Coming in from the cold: The National (Indoor) Soccer League

Soccer historian Steve Holroyd takes a look back at the old National Soccer League, an indoor league worth remembering.

US Soccer History

Gene Olaff: 1920-2017

National Soccer Hall of Fame historian Roger Allaway on ASL goalkeeping legend Gene Olaff, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 97.

US Soccer History

US Women’s National Team at the Olympics

Since the first women’s soccer tournament at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, the USWNT has won four gold medals and one silver. Here’s a look back at how they got it done.

US Soccer History

1934: USA vs. Mexico and the “little truck”

This weekend, the US faces Mexico in a one-off game to reach the 2017 Confederations Cup. The first time the US played a one-off playoff game was also against Mexico in 1934 with a World Cup berth at stake.

US Soccer History

Pro/rel and the “Fricker Plan”: Killed or never was?

Was a plan to introduce promotion/relegation in US professional soccer before the 1994 World Cup killed? Steve Holroyd looks at the evidence.

Commentary / US Soccer History

Another soccer war?

Steve Holroyd on what happened the last time two professional soccer leagues were rivals for Division I status in 1967.

US Soccer History

Looking back at the 1979 NASL players strike

MLS players have been vocal about their willingness to strike if a new CBA is not reached. What can be learned from the 1979 strike by NASL players?

US World Cup History

When the US beat Belgium in the World Cup

The last time the US played Belgium in the World Cup was 84 years ago in the inaugural World Cup. The US won, 3-0.

US World Cup History

Mike Sorber at the 1994 World Cup

1994 US World Cup team head coach Bora Milutinovic called Mike Sorber the team’s MVP. PSP talks to Sorber, who says his path to the US national team began with a bit of luck, about playing in the 1994 World Cup,