Soccer Almanac

American soccer writing, history & data.

SLSFL and FPSL 1914-15 seasons

Jan. 10, 2022 |  Categories:  FPSL   SLSFL   St. Louis  

After a financially dismal 1913-14 season, both professional soccer leagues in St. Louis began moves towards peace. Each league had two strong teams and two weak teams. The common wisdom was to create a peace plan where the leagues would be reorganized into one league with the two best teams from each current league joining. To help its situation the Athletic Park league needed to acquire a lea...

SLSFL (Athletic Park) and SLSFL (Robison Field) 1913-14 seasons

Jan. 10, 2022 |  Categories:  FPSL   SLSFL   St. Louis  

During the offseason after the 1912-13 season, Bill Klosterman returned as manager of St. Leo's. In mid-September of 1913, Klosterman reorganized the St. Louis Soccer Football League, under the direction of Tim Cavanaugh, owner of Athleic Park, who allied himself with Klosterman after the disruption last winter and refused to allow the SLSFL managers from the prior season to renew their lease on t...

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