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By Norman L. Macht

In November 1934, the Princeton soccer team—unbeaten in its final fifteen games—faced the 3–3 Yale Bulldogs, who gave new aspiring to the time period “underdogs.” As a lot an exhilarating play-by-play account of faculty soccer at its best because it is an interesting paintings of activities historical past, this ebook chronicles the season that introduced Princeton and Yale jointly in a online game like no different since.
Football’s final Iron Men follows the groups from the hiring of destiny corridor of reputation coaches Fritz Crisler and Greasy Neale via spring perform to their annual conflict on November 17. The Yale Elis, it appeared, had no probability. How these 11 players—who by no means left the game—stunned Princeton 7–0 is a bankruptcy in soccer historical past. It used to be an period of 165-pound linemen, quarterbacks who referred to as their very own performs, and scholar athletes who earned no designated remedy. however the tale of Yale’s Iron males can be a part of a bigger heritage, for it came about through the nice melancholy, while thousands of suffering americans discovered wish within the braveness and grit of the crew who wouldn’t quit.

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