Three articles worth a read: Huskies, Redknapp’s Sounders, MLS Sounders
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Three articles worth a read: Huskies, Redknapp’s Sounders, MLS Sounders

goalWA.net would like to point your way to three recent articles online that we have read and appreciated. The first is from the UW Daily and is a feature on Senior Washington defender Taylor Peay. “Taylor has always had the talent to dominate games on both sides of the ball, but he now thinks it’s … Continue reading

Original Sounders: And Here Is Cliff (Uncle Nubby) McCrath
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Original Sounders: And Here Is Cliff (Uncle Nubby) McCrath

Stories like this one never start at the beginning because there isn’t one. More likely we’re looking at a series of somewhat purposeful, kind of ambiguous happenings fortunately directed by intellect, purpose and money. The very ingredients of success. Lasting Sounder success seemed to surface 29 years later from the ashes of trial and error … Continue reading

Original Sounders: OMG! Pepe Fernandez, AstroTurf and a broken leg
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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: Soccer Bowl ’77 memories remain in Technicolor
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Original Sounders: Soccer Bowl ’77 memories remain in Technicolor

by Doug Thiel  / Catch up on earlier Original Sounders stories HERE. The Seattle Sounders, now ending their fourth season, were about to face off against the New York Cosmos. And it was raining. The Cosmos were the Greek god Zeus of the NASL. The Sounders were Goldilocks according to East Coast wags. Pele, Beckenbauer, Chinaglia. Brazil, … Continue reading

Original Sounders: US “style” quest has roots in NASL
Original Sounders with Doug Thiel

Original Sounders: US “style” quest has roots in NASL

by Doug Thiel / Catch up on earlier Original Sounders stories HERE. Writing All the Best became a series of surprises. The first was, “Why should I write a book about the Sounders?” says I to Dr. Marty Kushner, team physician to the Sounders and the Sonics. We’d just finished lunch. “Because someone should. You write well … Continue reading

Original Sounders: Chursky’s Chicks
Original Sounders with Doug Thiel / Seattle Sounders FC

Original Sounders: Chursky’s Chicks

goalWA.net is very pleased to feature an ongoing 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,” as well as two new … Continue reading

Jimmy Gabriel is “All the Best” of Sounders
Original Sounders with Doug Thiel

Jimmy Gabriel is “All the Best” of Sounders

goalWA.net is very pleased to feature an ongoing 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,” as well as two new … Continue reading

1974: How about we call them the Seattle “Sounders?”
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1974: How about we call them the Seattle “Sounders?”

1974: A Name & Much More by Doug Thiel But first the name. What would it be? Hal Childs, PR Director, referred to Seattle’s unnamed team as, “The team from Camelot.” And it was. But we needed an official name, one that really fit Seattle. Catch up: Read all of Thiel’s “Original Sounders” columns here! … Continue reading

Original Sounders: Enter Jack Daley and John Best
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Original Sounders: Enter Jack Daley and John Best

goalWA.net is very pleased to continue 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,” as well as … Continue reading

Original Sounders with Doug Thiel debuts on goalWA.net
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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

Northwest Soccer Legends Night Friday in Tacoma; Levesque added
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Northwest Soccer Legends Night Friday in Tacoma; Levesque added

TACOMA Wash. – On Friday, November 9th, the Tacoma Soccer Center will host the 1st Annual, “Northwest Soccer Legends Night,” for fans to get another glimpse of the top talent that has graced the area’s soccer fields through the years. The night’s feature event will be an indoor match at 7 PM, where two teams … Continue reading

Daniel Scott, Raphael Cox help Rowdies lift NASL trophy
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Daniel Scott, Raphael Cox help Rowdies lift NASL trophy

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Former Kitsap Pumas defender Daniel Scott, who is the brother of Sounders defender Zach Scott (both graduated from Gonzaga) is feeling great these days after his Tampa Bay Rowdies won the 2012 NASL Championship. Daniel lifted an earlier national trophy in 2011 when he helped the Kitsap Pumas to the PDL crown. … Continue reading

Sounders break from league play to host Champions League winners Chelsea
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Sounders break from league play to host Champions League winners Chelsea

While Seattle Sounders FC take a break from league play, English giants and Champions League winners Chelsea FC visit the Pacific Northwest for a friendly on Wednesday evening. A huge crowd and national TV audience will view the match on the Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. PT and will … Continue reading

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Sounders begin latest US Open Cup drive with a 5:1 win over Atlanta of the NASL

TUKWILA, Wash. – Sounders FC began its run for a fourth straight Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with a third-round win over the Atlanta Silverbacks, 5-1 on Wednesday evening at Starfire Sports Stadium. Seattle will host Cal FC in a fourth-round match at Starfire on Tuesday, June 5. Ticket information will be announced later. Cal … Continue reading