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Checking in with NASL Sounders legend Jocky Scott

by David Falk Jocky Scott (wiki) scored what could still be considered one of the biggest goals by any Sounder back in 1977 when his glancing header carried Seattle to … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

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 … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

John Best built Original Sounders

The Best There Is by Doug Thiel  / Catch up on earlier Original Sounders stories HERE. No pun intended but John Best does fit the billing. And so he was from day … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Original Sounders: (Mike) England is Forever

by Doug Thiel / Catch up on earlier Original Sounders stories HERE. During the first few minutes of a match it’s common for players to test one another. True in … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · 6 Comments

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) … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

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 … Continue reading

December 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Seattle-area soccer at the turn of the last century

by Emmett O’Connell This isn’t a thorough history of high level Puget Sound area soccer, but rather a quick overview of what I could find in a few places about … Continue reading

November 25, 2012 · 2 Comments

Washington Youth Soccer debuts ‘History Book’

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – Washington Youth Soccer has just established the baseline book for its history in the state of Washington in a document collection of names, notes, stories, results, … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

FC Seattle and Tacoma Stars historical galleries up on Facebook

Now uploaded to the goalWA Facebook page are galleries from FC Seattle (Storm) and the MISL Tacoma Stars.

December 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Catching up with 1980′s Husky Soccer star Jeff Aumell

Jeff Aumell played soccer for the Washington Huskies from 1985-1988. He graduated from Inglemoor High in 1985. I was excited to recently see some videos of Jeff as a Husky and … Continue reading

December 1, 2011 · 1 Comment

Olympia FC was part of 1980′s Western Washington City League

Back in the 1980′s there was a time when soccer in America was without a  first division. The North American Soccer League (NASL) had folded in 1984 and  Major League … Continue reading

October 9, 2011 · 2 Comments

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