Back Into the Fold
Tom Cahill is back again. The same Tom who frequently is referred to as the "daddy of soccer," comes back to the sport as secretary of the United States Football Association, a job he held for a good many years before affiliating himself with the American Soccer League. For years, Thomas toiled in the interest of soccer football as the secretary of the National Association and then suddenly dropped into obscurity. That is form an official standpoint. Cahill was deposed three years ago and a fight for reinstatement was forestalled when James Armstrong declared he was not a candidate for reappointment as secretary. Prior to the reorganization meeting of the American Soccer League, held several weeks ago, a persistent rumor was prevalent throughout the professional league that Thomas was a likely candidate for one of the offices in this circuit. Much to the surprise of many delegates, his name was not mentioned on the floor. It is likely that Cahill had a line on the National Association job and that the league rumor emanated from this source. Andrew M. Brown was re-elected president of the U. S. F. A. All His Years In Soccer
Cahill spent the greater number of his years promoting, stimulating and operating soccer in this country. Always a hard worker, at times he seemed a bit radical in his views, all of which had a tendency to develop opposition. In going back to the job of secretary of the U. S. F. A., Cahill assumes the responsibility of an office in which he should be thoroughly familiar. He is acquainted with soccer in all parts of the country and has done much to develop the sport. The American Soccer League was one of the hobbies of Mr. Cahill.