Swithenby, Swords stake claim as first USA skippers

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USA participated in the first international match played outside of the British Isles in 1885, led by captain Jack Swithenby, though the first official international fixture for the United States came in 1916 against Sweden, when Tommy Swords led the Stars and Stripes into battle, who came out 3-2 winners.

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