Original Sounders: Soccer Bowl ’77 memories remain in Technicolor
Original Sounders with Doug Thiel / Seattle Sounders FC

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
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

Sounder legend Jimmy McAlister: 1977 NASL Rookie of the Year
Original Sounders with Doug Thiel / Seattle Sounders FC

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