James Ford (soccer)

James Ford (soccer)

James Ford was a U.S. soccer outside right who earned one cap with the U.S. national team in 1916.

Professional career

Ford played with the Brooklyn Field Club of the National Association Football League before signing with Bethlehem Steel F.C. in 1914. [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9804E2D9133DE333A25751C0A96E9C946596D6CF SCHWAB CORNERS FOOTBALL STARS; Steel Man Gathers High-Class Soccer Tea... - Article Preview - The New York Times ] ] In 1916, he was with Kearny Ryerson, also known as Kearny A.C., when he was called up for the first official U.S. national team games. That fall, he signed with the Kearny Scots and played with the team until inducted into the army when the United States entered World War I. After serving with the 29th Division in France. [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9C0CE5D7113BE03ABC4D52DFB667838C609EDE SOCCER TEAMS IN TIE.; New York F.C. and Scottish-Americans Hold Each O... - Article Preview - The New York Times ] ] [ [http://www.geocities.com/bethlehem_soccer/gl071519.html Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club - July 15, 1919 ] ] In 1919, he joined Bethlehem for a tour of Scandinavia.

National team

Ford earned his one cap with the national team in its first official game, a 3-2 victory over Sweden on August 20, 1916. [ [http://www.rsssf.com/tablesu/usa-intres-det69.html USA - Details of International Matches 1885-1969 ] ]


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