We knew when we started this it was not going to be an easy task, but we knew it was going to be fun...

The aim is simple. We want to catalog as much as we can about the rich history of soccer in South Bend, Indiana, and give it a home; somewhere future generations can come to enjoy it.

We did consider a Wikipedia page — we may still do that — but we felt a place as special as South Bend deserved its own site rather than simply a page on someone else’s. The concept remains the same: we can all play our part in contributing to accurate records and preserving the tales that so often get lost along the way.

This will take a long time to collate; we may never finish it, but we’ve made a start and we appreciate any help we can get.

So if you have a story to share, a suggestion or two, or you can’t believe we’ve missed someone off one of our lists, please let us know.

You can submit nominations for inclusion by clicking here.

If you spot anything you know is wrong, you can contact us about amendments by clicking here.

Alternatively, please email soccer@southbendlions.com.