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The Parish League of St. Louis became the Amateur Association Football League before the 1904-05 season. St. Ann's, C.B.C. and St. Rose's returned with St. Alphonsus replacing Holy Name. Games where again played on the C.B.C. campus.
The first matches where held on November 13, but league play was put on hiatus to enable C.B.C. and St. Rose to take part in the St. Louis Olympics. Galt F.C. from Canada was the only other club to take part in those games. Galt easily beat the two St. Louis clubs to take the gold. C.B.C. took the silver and St. Rose's the bronze.
The season ended in early April with C.B.C. and St. Ann's tied atop the standings with 14 points each. The league decided to play a championship match between the two clubs on April 9, 1905. The game was scoreless after the regulation two 30-minutes halves. The teams agreed to play periods of 15 minutes each until one side scored. Eight extra periods were played before St. Ann's scored to win the league title in the three-hour championship match.
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