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Top Boyos: Trevor Hockey

Top Boyos: Trevor Hockey

We conclude our series of Welsh footballers to have played in the US with the tenth addition to our ‘Top Boyo’ series. Steve Perry of local football site Keighley Kicks originally wrote this excellent tribute last year to mark the 25th anniversary of Trevor Hockey‘s death and his contribution to football in the town of Keighley.  … Continue reading

Is the next Tim Howard in Welsh hands?

We continue our series looking at 100 years of US Soccer with a second interview with a current Welsh US- resident. After a few years coaching in South Wales, including at Cardiff City’s Centre of Excellence, Aled Williams moved to the US and has been a goalkeeping coach in the New York Red Bull’s regional coaching … Continue reading

Jessica’s Reign

Jessica’s Reign

After spending yesterday in the past, today we jump right forward to the present day. In the latter of part of the first 100 years of US soccer, the men’s game has been slowly catching up with the rest of the world. The women’s game, however, has long been ahead of the pack and is … Continue reading

Phil Woosnam: the Chief

Phil Woosnam: the Chief

We open our series celebrating Welsh involvement in 100 years of US soccer with probably the most influential of all. A player, coach, general manager, and eventual league commissioner in the North American Soccer League of the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, Caersws-born Phil Woosnam had a huge impact on the sport in the US.  The … Continue reading

Hughes, Holland, Gullit

Hughes, Holland, Gullit

“Yes” That simple one word tweet was all it took to send me into a childish fit of hysterics on a train travelling between Manchester and Liverpool. I’d received the tweet just moments before disembarking from the train and I was soon literally bouncing through Liverpool Lime Street station. Of course, it was not the … Continue reading

Khazar Lankaran: Another Load of Tosh

Khazar Lankaran: Another Load of Tosh

Here at Lost Boyos, I think we are both in agreement that the greatest Lost Boyo ever, and probably the greatest Welsh football ever, has to be John Charles. I’m sure almost all would agree. However, John Charles’ mere two stints at playing overseas with Juventus and a more short-lived spell at Roma are nothing … Continue reading

RIP Ron: Saints, Canaries and the NASL

RIP Ron: Saints, Canaries and the NASL

“The best number nine in Europe.” Sir Matt Busby “On his day Ron was the greatest player that ever lived” Southampton legend Terry Paine “What a player! I have so many great memories of Ron (on and off the pitch). He was simply unbelievable in the air, there was no one like him. He was a real personality and … Continue reading

Il Gigante Buono: From Jack to Juve

Il Gigante Buono: From Jack to Juve

“Like Ulysses, he is mythological” Benito Boldi – team mate of John Charles at Juventus “Incomparable…John wasn’t only one of the greatest footballers who ever lived. He was one of the greatest men ever to play the game.” Sir Bobby Robson.  “Do you know, whenever I look at John it feels as though the Messiah … Continue reading