1952 Soccer Bowl

The 3rd Soccer Bowl the third and final edition of the Soccer Bowl, a soccer match to determine the college soccer champion prior to the arrival of the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament. The match featured the University of San Francisco Dons men's soccer program against Temple University Owls men's soccer program. After being played in St. Louis, Missouri for two years, the third Soccer Bowl was hosted by the University of San Francisco at Kezar Stadium.[2]

Soccer Bowl
DateJanuary 2, 1952[1]
VenueKezar Stadium, San Francisco, California
WeatherCloudy and 49 °F (9 °C)[3]

Temple won the match 2–0 to claim their third national championship. Although Temple won the Soccer Bowl, the ISFA declared Franklin & Marshall as the national champions of the 1951 ISFA season.[2] The American Soccer History Archives recognizes both titles as valid national championship claims.[2]


  1. ^ "Temple Soccer Team Meets Dons Tomorrow". The Times. January 1, 1952. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d Litterer, David (October 12, 2009). "The Year in American Soccer - 1952: The College Game". American Soccer History Archives. Retrieved February 29, 2020.
  3. ^ "San Francisco, CA Weather History - Jan. 2, 1952". Weather Underground. Retrieved February 29, 2020.

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