Offside: Soccer and American Exceptionalism

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Index
AAFA (American Amateur Football Associ ation), 100
AAFC (All-America Football Conference), 136–37
Aaron, Henry, 21
ABA (American Basketball Association), 148–49
ABC televised coverage, 143, 147
ABL (American Basketball League), 87, 154
Abner Doubleday myth, 54, 306n.2
AC Milan, 22, 31, 118, 119
Adelman, Melvin, 58
AFA (American Football Association), 100
AFL (American Football League), 140–141
African Americans: baseball anecdotes on, 310n.49; baseball segregation of, 69; Big Three desegregation and, 128–29; en trance into basketball by, 87, 146–47, 149; failure of hockey to appeal to, 158– 59; post-W.W. II baseball and, 131–32; pro-football desegregation and, 137. See also ethnic groups
Agoos, Jeff, 237
AIAW (Association for Intercollegiate Ath letics for Women), 153
Ajax Amsterdam teams, 22
Akers, Michelle, 178, 209
Alberto, Carlos, 167
Albright, Madeleine, 239, 250
All-America Football Conference, 136
Allegheny Athletic Association, 80
“All England Eleven,” 60
All-England Lawn Tennis Championships (Wimbledon), 216, 222, 223, 236, 254, 257
All-Time NASL Player Registry ( 1967 – 1979), 324n.ll
ALPFC (American League of Professional Football Clubs), 105–8
Altig, Rudi, 35
Amateur Athletic Union, 87, 88
Amateur Hockey Association of Canada, 94
Ameche, Alan, 139
America Hockey League, 88
American Association, 62, 63, 64
American baseball vernacular language, 65–66
American Civil War, 59–61
American Cricket clubs, 55–56
American culture: commonalties/differences between European, 264–65; hegemonic sports culture of, 9–13; intrusion into Old World by, 309n.43. See also United States
American Cup Competition (soccer), 108
American exceptionalism: commonalties/ differences of, 264–65; debate over socialism and, 7–9, 300n.3; evidence of, 299n.3, 300n.8; literature dealing with, 300n.2; to soccer, 39–51; to university soccer teams, 121–27. See also hegemonic sports culture; United States
American Football League, 128
American League, 133, 134
American professional soccer: ALPFC experiment in, 105–8; ASL-USFA conflict, 112–14; beginnings of, 104–5; missed opportunity of first ASL, 109–14; Queiroz Report on, 337n.3; second ASL of, 114– 19; World Cup competition through 1950 by, 119–21. See also MLS (Major League Soccer)
American soccer: age participation in, 173f, 279f; “Dangerfield complex” and, 245; development of professional, 104– 19; exceptionalism of university, 121– 27; future possible scenarios of, 265–72; gender participation in high school, 172f; high school participation in, 277– 80; “how to” books on, 319n.56; identi fication/affect paradox of, 197–200; immigrant players of early, 102; impact of women's leagues on future of, 160–61, 269, 270–71; indoor soccer and, 170– 71; media coverage on future of, 293– 97; metamorphosis during 30 years of, 162–63, 171–74; organization of, 99

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