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The Pilgrims, a selection of  amateur invitees, made 2 tours to North America in the 1900s.

1905
The 1905 tour was financed by C. H. Murray, an American 'gentleman'. In addition to the players and Mr Murray other  travelers were Baron Von Reiffenstein (who was the backer of the amateur Southern League outfit Southern United), Mr.J. J. Bentley (President of the Football League, Vice-President of the Football Association), and Lady Kirkpatrick.
Sir Charles Kirkpatrick was a middle distance runner pressed into service as a goalkeeper.
Fred Milnes was captain.
Milnes and Woodward were due to meet President Roosevelt, who advocated Association football over the American game, but sadly the meeting never took place.
The object of the 1905 Tour was to promote Association Football, and this was met with some opposition by College authorities who had embraced the dreadful hybrid collision sport that passed for 'football' in North America. Sir Charles vehemently and diplomatically denied that they wanted to displace the native code.
Sir Ernest Cochrane donated a trophy to be contested by American colleges, and the match between The Pilgrims and New York was played for the Cochrane Cup.
There are references to some games being played under ‘Canadian Rules’ which may be a euphemism for rough play. The Canadian game allowed players to be 'checked' or charged when they were nowhere near the ball.
The intention was to play some cricket, but I can find no reference to this happening.

Coopland's shot saved by the New York goalkeeper 21.10.05

GK
Sir Charles Kirkpatrick

Surrey

Backs
Fred Milnes

Sheffield United (capt)

F.S. Walmsley

Blackburn Etrurians & Northern Nomads

Half Backs

Cuthbert Storey

Burnley & Corinthians

W.H. Nuttall

Blackburn Rovers

J.D. Barnesdale

Nottingham Forest

Forwards
Jim Raine

Sheffield United

J. Bryning

Northern Nomads

Tommy Fletcher

Derby County

E.A. Milton

Sheffield Wycliffe & Saltley College

F.O. Wright

Notts Magdala

C. Coopland

Sheffield FC & Sheffield United

Vivian Woodward

Tottenham Hotspur

Trainer- Jack Hudson ( formerly of The Wednesday)



09.09.05

Montreal (Eastern League Select)

0

5

Pilgrims

11.09.05

Hamilton

2

8

Pilgrims

12.09.05

Niagara Falls

0

5

Pilgrims

13.09.05

Berlin Rangers

2

1

Pilgrims

16.09.05

Galt

3

3

Pilgrims

18.09.05

Detroit Peninsulars

2

10

Pilgrims

23.09.05

St. Louis

0

10

Pilgrims

24.09.05

St. Louis

0

6

Pilgrims

30.09.05

Chicago

0

6

Pilgrims

01.10.05

Chicago

2

1

Pilgrims

05.10.05

Philadelphia Thistles

0

5

Pilgrims

06.10.05

Philadelphia

1

4

Pilgrims

07.10.05

All Philadelphia

0

5

Pilgrims

14.10.05

Fall River

3

4

Pilgrims

16.10.05

Boston

0

5

Pilgrims

21.10.05

New York*

1

7

Pilgrims

24.10.05

University of Pennsylvania

0

10

Pilgrims



W

D

L

F

A

17

14

1

2

95

16



*Cochrane Cup


1909


The 1909 tour was at the invitation of the American International Soccer Football Association.
From 1906 onwards England fielded an amateur international team. The touring party included 9 amateur internationals and 2 Scottish internationals. 
The game at Cincinnati was played under floodlights.
The tourists suffered 2 major injuries, Fitchie broke his ankle in the game versus Cricketers and Eastwood seriously damaged an eye against  All Westerns.


GK

M. Lemoine

Shepherd’s Bush

Backs

Fred Milnes

Sheffield United (capt)
J. J. Bayley

Clapton

Half Backs

A. K. Campbell

Southampton

H. C. Littlewort

Fulham & West Norwood

W. O. Cleminson

Darlington

W. Stanser

Rotherham Town & Sheffield FC

R. Simon

Notts County

Forwards

W. Davidson

Falkirk

Gordon Hoare

Woolwich Arsenal

E. J. Eastwood

Ilford & West Ham United

Thomas Fitchie

Woolwich Arsenal & Queens Park

E. J. Cotton

Nunhead

Dr James Brown Sim

Sheffield United & Queens Park

C. Coopland

Glossop



02.10.09

All New York

0

4

Pilgrims

Staten Island

05.10.09

Sons of St. George

0

13

Pilgrims

Baltimore

07.10.09

Mount Washington

0

14

Pilgrims

Baltimore

09.10.09

All Baltimore

0

11

Pilgrims

Baltimore

10.10.09

Scots-Americans

0

5

Pilgrims

Newark

12.10.09

Trenton

1

2

Pilgrims


14.10.09

Cincinnati

0

9

Pilgrims


16.10.09

Blue Bells

0

5

Pilgrims

St. Louis

17.10.09

St. Teresa’s

1

10

Pilgrims

St. Louis

20.10.09

Gillespie Thistle

1

1

Pilgrims


23.10.09

Hyde Park Blues

2

8

Pilgrims

Chicago

24.10.09

All Chicago

0

3

Pilgrims


26.10.09

Coal City Maroons

0

0

Pilgrims


30.10.09

All Westerns*

0

4

Pilgrims

St. Louis

31.10.09

St. Leo's

0

12

Pilgrims

St. Louis

02.11.09

Philadelphia Cricket Clubs Stars

0

3

Pilgrims


04.11.09

Haverford

1

0

Pilgrims

Philadelphia

06.11.09

Pennsylvania League Stars

0

9

Pilgrims

Philadelphia

10.11.09

Fall River Rovers

1

1

Pilgrims


13.11.09

Fall River Rovers

2

1

Pilgrims


14.11.09

New York Amateur League

2

2

Pilgrims

Brooklyn

16.11.09

Crescent A. C

1

6

Pilgrims

Brooklyn


P

W

D

L

F

A

22

16

4

2

123

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