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How New Jersey Brought Soccer to America

How New Jersey Brought Soccer to America
BY FRANCESCA PHILLIPPY
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

KEARNY – One of the most celebrated soccer players in the United States, John Harkes, was born and raised in Kearny, NJ.

MLS Insider reports that soccer started in Kearny when the factories were built in 1883 by the Scottish. The workers were soon imported from Scotland, Ireland, and England, who bred the sport in the United States.

Kearny was known as the heart of soccer in America.

Soccer historian Tom McCabe states that, “soccer has always been a working man’s sport.” New Jersey was building more and more factories in the late 1800s, allowing more immigrants to find work.

John Harkes was the embodiment of this Scottish soccer loving tradition, as his father immigrated to Kearny and passed the sport along to his son.

 

New Jersey Devils Signings Show The Need For Offense

New Jersey Devils Signings Show The Need For Offense
BY KYLE HUTCHISON
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

On the first day of NHL’s free agency period, the New Jersey Devils made it clear that they intend to improve what was one of the worst offenses in 

the NHL l...

New Jersey Math Teacher Shines as Referee in 2014 World Cup

New Jersey Math Teacher Shines as Referee in 2014 World Cup
BY FRANCESCA PHILLIPPY
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Beachwood, New Jersey’s own Mark Geiger has fulfilled his dream of reffing at the World Cup by being the only American honored with said responsibility.

Accor...

NY Red Bulls Add Luis Suarez 'No Biting' to Stadium Rules

NY Red Bulls Add Luis Suarez 'No Biting' to Stadium Rules
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Red Bull Arena is the home of Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls. The Arena’s code of conduct encourages cheering and respectful behavior, asks fans to refrain fr...

NJ Moving Fast to Legalize Sports Betting

NJ Moving Fast to Legalize Sports Betting
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Just days after the Supreme Court failed to render a decision on New Jersey’s attempt to gain sports betting, state legislators are taking the gamble again.

New Jersey h...

Yankees Continue To Expand Hope

Yankees Continue To Expand Hope
BY JOE FAVORITO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

This week will mark a five year milestone for the New York Yankees and their tent pole in-season awareness program, Hope Week. While all teams have a re...

4 Reasons Carmelo Anthony Wants Out of New York

4 Reasons Carmelo Anthony Wants Out of New York
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Carmelo Anthony has never been a free agent during his 11-year career, but that’s about to change.

The 30-year old Anthony has notified the New York Knicks that he plann...

New Jersey Could Have Sports Betting By Start of NFL Season

New Jersey Could Have Sports Betting By Start of NFL Season
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey is turning to Plan B in another effort to legalize sports betting.

Four major sports leagues have been battling New Jersey in the courts ever since the state ...

Mike Trout Becomes Only Second Baseball Player Ever to Get One of These

Mike Trout Becomes Only Second Baseball Player Ever to Get One of These
BY KRISTEN LAULETTI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

22-year-old New Jersey native Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim has made history by being the first baseball player since Ken Griffey Jr. to have ...

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