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Yankee Stadium Soccer History


Sept. 22, 2008
Part 3: The King makes a home
The 1970s marked the beginning of the end of soccer at the Bronx ballpark. When the Generals folded after the 1968 season, it was two years before another North American Soccer League team called Yankee Stadium home, with the birth of the Cosmos in 1971. The team that played that year at the stadium was a far cry from the one that took the field just five years later.

September 20, 2008
Part 2: The busy Sixties
The 1960s were the busiest for soccer at Yankee Stadium, starting with a number of appearances by Pele and his Brazilian club Santos, and ending with the ballpark being shared by two clubs in rival North American leagues.

Sept. 19, 2008
Part 1: Ballpark has a great soccer legacy
The New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles will bring down the curtain on Yankee Stadium this week, the last sporting events to be played at the stadium that opened in its original form in 1923 with a home run from the legendary Babe Ruth. Along the way, the stadium, which was renovated between 1973 and 1975, has played host to many other great events, including Notre Dame football (the “Win one for the Gipper” game was at the Stadium), boxing (Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali, among others, fought there) and soccer.

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