Oldest extant U.S. soccer footage? The 1924 U.S. Open Cup final on Youtube

18 December 10:11 am

Oldest extant U.S. soccer footage? The 1924 U.S. Open Cup final on Youtube

By Brian Costello

While recent reports show that MLS is getting higher attendance numbers than the NHL and NBA, it should come as little surprise given soccer's long history in the United States.

Yes, I said long history. Check out this clip that recently popped up on YouTube of the 1924 U.S. Open Cup final between the legendary Fall River Marksmen and Vesper Buick of St. Louis.

The Marksmen won 4-2, one of their four U.S. Open Cup titles.