The Bethlehem Steel soccer team of 1907-30 and the New York Cosmos of 1971-85 were very much alike in a number of ways beyond their status as the two greatest soccer teams the United States has ever produced. The most important way that they are alike is that both were owned by major corporations, which is the exception in professional sports, and both experienced the benefits and the pitfalls of corporate ownership. Here are the stories of these two teams, and in particular the roller-coaster rides that their ownership situations sent them on.
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Roger Allaway is the Historian of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. He is a former newspaperman, who worked for more than 30 years in Detroit, Toledo and Philadelphia. This is his fourth book on American soccer history. Mr. Allaway lives in Abington, Pennsylvania.
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Book Description Saint Johann Press, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111878282581