It’s been a while now since we’ve seen the red, white and blue take the field amid these extraordinary times. This video was also shot in the throes of an international crisis -- World War I, for which Sweden remained neutral.
SASH discovered the footage in the collection of the Swedish Film Institute in Stockholm and is from the Svenska Biografteaterns Veckorevy (Swedish Cinema Theater Weekly Review) newsreel series.
For more on USA's 1916 tour: Society for American Soccer History (SASH)
The SASH site includes images from early USA's game such as:
Previously, the earliest known footage of the U.S. men's national team was this from 1924, a 3-1 loss to Ireland during a stop in Dublin on the Americans's way home from the Olympic Games in Paris.