1904–05 Haverford Fords men's soccer team

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1904–05 Haverford Fords men's soccer
Haverford Fords H logo.png
Manheim Cup Champions
Conference Independent
1904–05 record 6–1–3
Head coach Wilfred P. Mustard (4th season)
Home stadium Walton Field
Seasons

The 1904–05 Haverford Fords men's soccer team represented Haverford College during the 1904–05 IAFL season. It was the Fords fourth season of existence, the Fords competed in the IAFL as well as in the ACCL, and won both the IAFL National Championship, the predecessor to the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship as well as the Manheim Cup, for winning the ACCL.[1][2]

The Fords became the first team to win a Intercollegiate Soccer Football Association title, which is considered by American soccer historians to be the first formal national championship given to a college soccer program.[3] Haverford finished with six wins, one defeat and three draws.

Roster[edit]

The following players played on Haverford's roster during the 1904–05 season.[4]

  • Brown, Paul
  • Dickson, Aubrey
  • Lowry, Robert
  • Morris, Charles
  • Morris, Harold
  • Pearson, Henry
  • Pearson, Ralph
  • Pleasants Jr., Henry
  • Priestman, A.G.
  • Reid, David
  • Rossmaessler, William
  • Spaeth, Reynold
  • Spaeth, Sigmund
  • Tatnall, A. G.

Results[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
Regular season
12-03-1904*
at Germantown W 4–1  1–0–0
Germantown Soccer Field
Philadelphia, PA
12-31-1904*
Germantown T 1–1  1–0–1
Walton Field
Haverford, PA
01-14-1905*
at Staten Island CC T 1–1  1–0–2
St. Paul's Field
Staten Island, NY
01-28-1905*
Merion CC W 2–1  2–0–2
Walton Field
Haverford, PA
02-04-1905*
Philadelphia & Reading AA W 4–1  3–0–2
PRAA Field
Philadelphia, PA
02-18-1905*
at Merion CC L 0–2  3–1–2
MCC Field
Haverford, PA
03-11-1905*
Germantown W 3–0  4–1–2
Walton Field
Haverford, PA
03-18-1905*
Staten Island CC T 2–2  4–1–3
Walton Field
Haverford, PA
ISFA Championship Series
04-01-1905*
at Harvard
Game 1
W 1–0  5–1–3
Cambridge Common
Cambridge, MA
04-15-1905*
Harvard
Game 2
W 1–0  6–1–3
Walton Field
Haverford, PA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from United Soccer Coaches.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Westcott, Rich (2001). "Sports Play a Major Role in City Life - Haverford Pioneers Soccer". A Century of Philadelphia Sports. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. pp. 7–10. ISBN 9781566398619. 
  2. ^ Wangerin, David (2006). Soccer in a Football World: A Story of America's Forgotten Game (1st ed.). London: WSC Books via Temple University Press. pp. 23–24. ISBN 9781592138852. 
  3. ^ Smith, Melvin (August 17, 2011). "College Soccer National Champions 1857-58 - 1909/10". The American Soccer History Archives. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Men's Soccer All-Time Roster". Haverford Fords. HaverfordAthletics.com. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 

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