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Inaugural MDAFL 1913 season

Sept. 2, 2022 |  Categories:  MDAFL   Wisconsin  

On March 1, 1913, 50 members of the Kenosha Rangers and Ramblers soccer teams and friends of soccer traveled to the Blatz Hotel in Milwaukee to attend a banquet given by the Sons of St. George team. Following the banquet. That afternoon the Milwaukee and District Association Football League was organized. Teams included the Sons of St. George, Caledonians, Pilgrims, and Vikings, all from Milwaukee. Plus the Kenosha Rangers and Ramblers both from Kenosha along with Racine United. Joseph Naylor was elected president, Dick Cobin as vice president, Robert Ward as secretary, and E. Brain as league treasurer.

The league began play on Sunday, March 23 with a newly-organized South Milwaukee replacing the Pilgrims in the seven-team competition. The clubs played a 12-game double round robin schedule ending on Sunday, June 22. The Caledonians won the inaugural league title by one point over the Ramblers.

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