Harry Cooper (soccer)

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Buck Cooper
Personal information
Date of death January 21, 1963
Place of death Newark, New Jersey, United States
Playing position Outside left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1914 Philadelphia Rangers
1915 Peabody F.C.
1916 Continentals
1916–1917 New York
1919–1920 Paterson
1920–1921 Erie A.A.
1921–1923 New York 16 (1)
1924–1925 Newark Skeeters 3 (0)
National team
1916 United States 2 (1)
* 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.[1]

Club career[edit]

In 1914, Cooper played for Philadelphia Ranger.[2] In 1915, he played for Peabody F.C. in Philadelphia. Peabody released him on January 7, 1916.[3] He then moved to Continentals F.C. of the New York State Amateur Foot Ball League.[4] 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.


External links[edit]

  • Harry Cooper at WorldFootball.net
  • Jose, Colin (1998). American Soccer League, 1921-1931 (Hardback). The Scarecrow Press. (ISBN 0-8108-3429-4).