Original Sounders: OMG! Pepe Fernandez, AstroTurf and a broken leg
Original Sounders with Doug Thiel / Seattle Sounders FC

Original Sounders: OMG! Pepe Fernandez, AstroTurf and a broken leg

1974 was a marvelous year filled with OMG’s. Even before the first ball was booted OMG’s were happening. But you knew that. We lost the league season opener 2-1 on May 5th to LA: 4,107 fans. OMG. In LA? Right. Dear Lord what’s it going to be in Seattle? Ominous clouds and so soon. It’s worthy to … Continue reading

Original Sounders with Doug Thiel debuts on goalWA.net
Original Sounders with Doug Thiel / Seattle Sounders FC

Original Sounders with Doug Thiel debuts on goalWA.net

goalWA.net is very pleased to introduce a new column that allows writer Doug Thiel a forum to share his memories of our “Original Sounders,” the North American Soccer League (NASL) club that played in the Emerald City from 1974 through 1983. Doug is the author of the 1977 Sounders season highlight book “All the Best,” … Continue reading

Soccer history revealed in Seattle Times ebay photos
by George / Football / Football by George / Localized

Soccer history revealed in Seattle Times ebay photos

A collection of Seattle Times soccer photos from the mid 1980’s to early 1990’s are currently for sale on ebay. goalWA.net grabbed the watermarked versions in our ongoing efforts to archive and preserve Washington state soccer history. Among the gems are some soccer ‘family photos’ of the Henderson’s and Schmetzers, as well as rare shots … Continue reading