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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 … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Son of NASL Sounder continues his soccer superhero crusade

The last time we checked in with Aaron D’Errico, son of NASL Sounder David D’Errico, he was in a comic battle to get his soccer superhero ‘Ammon’ published. Now Aaron … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 4 Comments

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

Rowdies knock Sounders out of US Open Cup

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - (club release) Georgi Hristov scored the lone goal as Seattle Sounders FC fell to the Tampa Bay Rowdies, 1-0, in the third round of the 2013 Lamar … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

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 … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · Leave a 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: 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 … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 6 Comments

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: 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 … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

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 … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Original Sounder Roy Sinclair passes away at age 68

Roy Sinclair, one of the original 1974 Seattle Sounders, has passed away at age 68. This notice appeared in January in the Wirral News: TRANMERE officials and supporters are mourning … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

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 … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

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 … Continue reading

October 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

Countdown in History: 1978 Seattle Sounders

How would the Sounders follow-up their dynamic, cinderella season of 1977? As it turns out, with a playoff loss to the same club that beat them in Soccer Bowl ’77. … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · 3 Comments

Countdown in History: 1975 Seattle Sounders

Let the record show that the North American Soccer League Seattle Sounders made the playoffs in their second season of existence (1975). What happened next is the stuff of rivalries.

June 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Countdown in History: 1974 Seattle Sounders

Today goalWA.net begins a daily count-up of our Museum pages of Seattle soccer history! We’ll cover the three incarnations of the Sounders as well as FC Seattle. Be sure to … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Stevie Buttle: Heart of the NASL Sounders

I just can’t seem to stop calling Steve Buttle “Stevie.” That’s the way it was back then, in the late 1970′s as the slight, talented midfielder created goals for the … Continue reading

June 6, 2012 · 4 Comments

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 … Continue reading

May 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Wash: Time for Sounders FC to fully embrace their NASL roots

The successful launch of Sounders FC back in 2009 was due in part to the club following the blueprint of Toronto FC’s launch in 2007. In the latest The Wash … Continue reading

March 11, 2012 · 10 Comments

Peter Ward biography sheds light on his years with Sounders, Tacoma Stars

I was contacted by author Matthew Horner well over a year ago to share my recollections about Seattle Sounder and Tacoma Star player Peter Ward. Peter was the most valuable … Continue reading

December 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

NASL Seattle Sounders gallery debuts on Facebook

goalWA.net has debuted a gallery of North American Soccer League (NASL) Seattle Sounders artifacts in a new gallery on our Facebook page.

December 16, 2011 · 2 Comments

NASL Seattle Sounders photos bring first generation back to life

Scott Butner and Jenni Conner share their North American Soccer League Seattle Sounders photos with http://www.goalWA.net, bringing the past back to life for multi-generational fans in the Northwest.

December 13, 2011 · 1 Comment

Sounders new third uniform leak hits the internet

You knew eventually someone would slip up, and we’d get an early glimpse of the Sounders’ new third (alternate) kit. That time is now, and apparently that person was photographer … Continue reading

November 8, 2011 · 2 Comments

Led Zeppelin and the Seattle Sounders of 1977

It was July 17, 1977. The Seattle Sounders of the North American Soccer League had yet to make their cinderella run to the Final (Soccer Bowl ’77) against Pele and … Continue reading

September 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

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