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: Chursky’s Chicks
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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

Sounder legend Jimmy McAlister: 1977 NASL Rookie of the Year
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Sounder legend Jimmy McAlister: 1977 NASL Rookie of the Year

Jimmy McAlister’s father had been telling his son that season tickets weren’t necessary. “Who will go anyway?” he kept repeating. The day before the Denver game Jimmy’s father died. Jimmy had season tickets and went anyway. SELLOUT. The first ever North American Soccer League sellout took place on June 22nd, 1974 against Philadelphia in Memorial … 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
Original Sounders with Doug Thiel / Seattle Sounders FC

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
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

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

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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New Coaching Directors at FC Alliance Provide Unique Leadership

WOODINVILLE, Wash. — There might not be a more unique – or significant – trio of leaders in any soccer club in Washington State than those just announced by FC Alliance: new Director of Coaching, Dave Schumacher; Associate Director of Girls Teams, Katie Hultin; and Associate Director of Boys Teams, Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar. Continue reading