1922–23 Paterson F.C. season

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Paterson F.C.
1922–23 season
OwnerAdolph Buslik
ManagerAdolph Buslik
StadiumOlympic Park
American Soccer League5th
National Challenge CupWinners
American CupSemifinals
New Jersey State Football Association CupWinners
Top goalscorerFrank McKenna (14)
Biggest win6 goals
6-0 vs. Hartford Rovers
(7 January 1923)
Biggest defeat3 goals
0-3 at New York S.C.
(3 December 1922)
2-5 at J. & P. Coats F.C.
(19 May 1923)

The 1922-23 Paterson F.C. season was the first season for the club in the American Soccer League. Prior to the season, Adolph Buslik, a wealthy fur merchant, purchased the club as well as the former Falco F.C. franchise in the American Soccer League.[1] The club finished the season in 5th place.

After the season, Buslik moved the franchise to New York and renamed it the National Giants Soccer Club.[2]

American Soccer League[edit]

Date Opponents H/A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance
8 October 1922 Harrison S.C. A 3-1 Herd, Duggan, Sweeney
21 October 1922 Philadelphia F.C. A 0-0
22 October 1922 Bethlehem Steel F.C. H 1-2 Hemingsley
29 October 1922 J. & P. Coats F.C. H 2-1 Sweeney, McKenna
5 November 1922 Philadelphia F.C. H 5-1 Duggan, Hemingsley, Sweeney, Murray, McKenna
18 November 1922 J. & P. Coats F.C. A 2-3 Duggan, McKenna
19 November 1922 Fall River F.C. A 0-0
3 December 1922 New York S.C. A 0-3
10 December 1922 New York S.C. A 6-3 Duggan (2), Murray, McKenna (3)
16 December 1922 Bethlehem Steel F.C. A 2-2 Duggan, McKenna
13 January 1923 Bethlehem Steel F.C. A 1-2 McKenna
4 February 1923 Fall River F.C. A 2-0 McKenna (2)
4 March 1923 Harrison S.C. H 3-0 Irvine, McKenna (2)
8 April 1923 Fall River F.C. H 2-0 Duggan, McKenna
15 April 1923 Brooklyn Wanderers F.C. H 2-1 McGuire, Smith
22 April 1923 Brooklyn Wanderers F.C. H 2-2 Fryer, McKenna
6 May 1923 Bethlehem Steel F.C. H 3-2 Duggan (2), Hemingsley 3,000
19 May 1923 J. & P. Coats F.C. A 2-5 Murray (2)
20 May 1923 Fall River F.C. A 0-1
3 June 1923 J. & P. Coats F.C. H 0-2
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 J. & P. Coats F.C. 28 21 2 5 68 30 +38 44
2 Bethlehem Steel F.C. 28 18 6 4 59 26 +33 42
3 Fall River F.C. 28 15 5 8 53 36 +17 35
4 New York S.C. 23 10 4 9 53 42 +11 24
5 Paterson F.C. 20 9 4 7 38 31 +7 22
6 Brooklyn Wanderers F.C. 25 5 5 15 24 52 -28 15
7 Harrison S.C. 23 4 2 17 26 56 -30 10
8 Philadelphia F.C. 25 3 2 20 24 72 -48 8

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points

National Challenge Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H/A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance
15 October 1922 First Round; Eastern Division
New Jersey District
Harrison S.C. H forfeit win
5 November 1922 Second Round; Eastern Division
New Jersey District
Entre Nous F.C. A forfeit win
26 November 1922 Third Round; Eastern Division
New York, New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania District
American A.A. F.C. A 2-0
7 January 1923 Fourth Round; Eastern Division
New York, New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and Connecticut District
Hartford Rovers H 6-0 Fryer (2), McKenna (4)
11 March 1923 Semifinals; Eastern Division
New York and New Jersey District
Paterson F.C. at Harrison, N.J. 0-0
18 March 1923 Semifinals; Eastern Division
New York and New Jersey District (replay)
Paterson F.C. at Harrison, N.J. 4-1 Fryer, Duggan (2), Irvine
25 March 1923 Final; Eastern Division J. & P. Coats F.C. at Harrison Oval 3-2 Duggan (2), Irvine
1 April 1923 Final Scullin Steel F.C. at Harrison Field 2-2 Duggan, Hemingsley 15,000
1 April 1923 Final (replay) Scullin Steel F.C. at Harrison Field forfeit win[note 1][3]
  1. ^ Scullin Steel was unable to field a complete team for the scheduled replay due to players who were obliged to report for baseball training camp and others who were injured.

Notes and references[edit]

Bibliography
  • Jose, Colin (1998). The American Soccer League: The Golden Years of American Soccer 1921-1931. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0810834293.
  • Cahill, Thomas W., ed. (1922). Spalding's Official "Soccer" Football Guide 1922-23. Spalding's "Red Cover" Series of Athletic Handbooks, No. 55R. New York: American Sports Publishing Company.
  • Cahill, Thomas W., ed. (1923). Spalding's Official "Soccer" Football Guide 1923-24. Spalding's "Red Cover" Series of Athletic Handbooks, No. 55R. New York: American Sports Publishing Company.
Footnotes
  1. ^ ""P" in Paterson Stands for Pep: Buslik Claims". Daily News. New York City. 1922-09-17. p. 44.
  2. ^ Cahill, Thomas W., ed. (1923). Spalding's Official "Soccer" Football Guide 1923-24. Spalding's "Red Cover" Series of Athletic Handbooks, No. 55R. New York: American Sports Publishing Company. p. 94.
  3. ^ "Baseball Forces Socker Champ to Lose Title". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 1923-04-08. p. 4D.