Though most of you probably already know about it, if you’re interested in the deeply rooted soccer history the US has, look no further than the American Soccer History Archive. I happened to stumble across it doing some research for another article and was just blown away by the depth and detail, especially in the early part of the 20th cenutry. It has detailed annual summaries including tables for most existing soccer leagues at the time. It was also interesting reading the overviews for the various leagues from 1990 onward in terms of reorganizations, mergers, and evolution.

So if you’re a US soccer history nut and don’t already know about this site, you’re in for a treat. There is also the ‘official’ history archive at the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

My only concern is that the site hasn’t been updated since 2005. I’d hate to see the site go inactive. Can you imagine if this 1200+ page archive were in a Wiki form so soccer history buffs from across the US and beyond could enhance, fact check, and update the archive? I couldn’t do much on the history side I admit, but would happily handle the technical stuff. What an amazing resource that would be!