Ten years before Pelé, 30 years before MLS, and 56 years before Messi, the United Soccer Association was the first professional soccer league in the USA. A 12 team tournament played out across the whole of North America in the summer of 1967, this was the birth of football in the States. It changed everything.
1967: When Wolves Conquered The USA, a brand new film by MUNDIAL and Wolves Studios, explores this untold story in incredible detail, and you can now watch it above.
Clubs from around the world were invited to spread the football gospel, with teams such as Aberdeen, Stoke City, Uruguay’s Cerro, the Netherlands’ ADO Den Haag, and Brazil’s Bangu Atlético Clube representing cities across the continent. Wolves represented pioneering owner Jack Kent Cooke’s Los Angeles team: becoming the LA Wolves… and winning the whole thing.
As Alan Rothenberg, the former president of US Soccer says in the film: “I think people will look back and say, what was the history of soccer in this country? And when they do, they have to land in 1967 and say ‘This is where it all began'.
And, to celebrate the launch, Wolves have released an exclusive merchandise capsule featuring hoodies, shirts, and caps. Tuck in here.
A new MUNDIAL and Wolves Studios film tells the incredible story of the USA's first ever professional football league...