Harry Cooper (soccer)
|Date of death||January 21, 1963|
|Place of death||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Playing position||Outside left|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Harry "Buck" Cooper was an American soccer player who earned two caps, scoring one goal, with the U.S. national team in 1916. He played in the National Association Football League and American Soccer League.
On August 20, 1916, the U.S. national team played its first official international game, a 3-2 victory over Sweden in Sweden. Cooper scored the third U.S. goal in the game in a solo run down the left side. His second, and last, cap came in a 1-1 tie with Norway on September 3, 1916.
In 1914, Cooper played for Philadelphia Ranger. In 1915, he played for Peabody F.C. in Philadelphia. Peabody released him on January 7, 1916. He then moved to Continentals F.C. of the New York State Amateur Foot Ball League. That year, he moved to the New York Field Club in the semi-professional National Association Football League. By 1919, he was with Paterson. In 1920, he moved to Erie A.A. for one season. In 1921, New York F.C. became an inaugural member of the professional American Soccer League and Cooper rejoined the team for two seasons. He also played for the Newark Skeeters during the 1924-25 American Soccer League season.
- Harry Cooper at WorldFootball.net
- Jose, Colin (1998). American Soccer League, 1921-1931 (Hardback). The Scarecrow Press. (ISBN 0-8108-3429-4).
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