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As @FallRiverFC returns to the Adelino Gonsalves Field tomorrow, after the last @BayStateSoccer match @FRPS_Durfee, here's a thread on the player for whom the pitch is named.

May 4th, 1145AM
v @BostonSiege
Loc.: Britland Park, @FallRiver_MA

Adelino "Billy" Gonçalves holds the all-time record for @OpenCup Final goals.
14-in 1931, 32, 34, 35, 37, 39, 43 & 44.
Only in 3 Finals did he draw a blank.

To compare, no MLS-era player has >2!
To detract, that era's Finals included multi-legs & replays.
Adelino was strike-partner with Bert Patenaude for both Club & Country.

Bert achieved a 1st in world Foot-Ball by becoming scoring a Hat-Trick at the inaugural @FIFAWorldCup, in the 1930 Uruguayan tournament.

Gonçalves gained 6 Caps & 1 Goal for @USMNT between 1930 & 1934.
His name later being Anglicised to Gonsalves, "Billy" was Inducted into @SoccerHOF nearly 70 years ago in 1950.

He was still playing @USAdultSoccer even then, despite his last @USMNT Cap coming 16 years prior, last @USOpenCup Final Goal 6 years prior.

The @FallRiver_MA pitch in Britland Park, which now bears the illustrious name of a 1st-generation US-born son of Immigrant descent, that would go on to represent @USMNT at élite @FIFAWorldCup level, was proudly lain by @SprinTurf back in 2013.

When the pitch was re-opened, @GregSullivanHN wrote a brief piece for @HNNow about the $875k facelift which @SoccerHOF-Inductee "Billy's" living memorial had received.

Oh, and someone tell this lad to take his gloves off.
Supposed to be a man's game, fer Crissake...

Blemmin' kids these days, with their Nintendums & i crush candy nonsense.

Credit : @FootyCarolina
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