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Old 07-21-2014, 01:29 PM
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For the last 25 years I have been recording every USA men's (and women's) National Team match. They are on my web site: Historic Soccer Videos

My WANT LIST includes a 1980 World Cup Qualifier between the USA and Mexico that was broadcast in Mexico, but not in the USA. It was the first time in the modern era that the USA beat Mexico. There is info about the match (and my struggle to find a tape of it) here:
Not just another game: When the USMNT played Mexico in 1980, everything changed - SBNation.com

In 1988 FIFA held a "Women's Invitation Tournament" in China. It was a precursor to the Women's World Cup. There is info about it here: 1988 FIFA Women's Invitation Tournament
Unfortunately it was not televised in America. It must have been televised somewhere, so it's possible that tapes of the USA games exist.

If anyone finds tapes of these games, please contact me on my web site.

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Old 10-30-2014, 04:59 PM
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Here is footage of the USA playing the "Irish Free State" (it was not yet called Ireland) in 1924:


The US National Team began in 1916. This was the team's sixth game.
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