(December 24, 1892 in Harrison, New Jersey
– January 14, 1975 in Harrison, New Jersey
) was a U.S. soccer goalkeeper
who played the first two U.S. national team
games in 1916. He spent at least ten seasons in the National Association Football League
and two in the first American Soccer League
. He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame
In 1908, Tintle began his professional career with the Harrison Alley Boys
. He remained with the Alley Boys until 1914. He then played with Independent F.C. of Harrison. He spent at least one season, 1916-1917; with Brooklyn Celtic
before entering the U.S. Army for World War I
. After returning from service with the 29th Division in France in 1919 joined Bethlehem Steel F.C.
for a Scandinavian tour.
. He then spent a single season with Paterson F.C.
and one season, 1920-1921, with Erie A.A.
. When the American Soccer League
replaced the NAFBL in 1921, Tintle spent two seasons with Harrison F.C.
Tintle earned two caps
with the national team
in 1916. In the first official U.S. national team game, the U.S. defeated Sweden
on August 20, 1916. On September 3, 1916, Tintle and his team mates tied Norway
before returning to the U.S.
Tintle coached Harrison High School
after retiring from playing professionally. According to the Soccer Hall of Fame, his team went seven seasons undefeated.
He was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1953.