Tag: History

OUR GAME: Getting a leg up on the history of shin guards in soccer

OUR GAME: Getting a leg up on the history of shin guards in soccer

by David Falk Soccer (Association Football) is by nature a sport where the legs see lots of action, contact and exposure to kicking whims of opposing players. Especially vulnerable to stingers, bruises and whacks are the shins, the front parts of the lower legs that lead the charge and help control the ball. I was … Continue reading OUR GAME: Getting a leg up on the history of shin guards in soccer

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Checking in with NASL Sounders legend Jocky Scott

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 a 1:0 win over the Los Angeles Aztecs and George Best before 57,000 fans in the Kingdome. The strike earned Seattle a berth in Soccer … Continue reading Checking in with NASL Sounders legend Jocky Scott

Original Sounders: OMG! Pepe Fernandez, AstroTurf and a broken leg

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: OMG! Pepe Fernandez, AstroTurf and a broken leg

John Best built Original Sounders

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 one. And won he did with a brand new team. We’d been waiting some time for this to happen. Now was that time and no … Continue reading John Best built Original Sounders

Original Sounders: (Mike) England is Forever

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 soccer and other sports. Who has the grit and who doesn’t. Watching Mike England and an opposing player lift off for a header was a … Continue reading Original Sounders: (Mike) England is Forever

Original Sounders with Doug Thiel debuts on goalWA.net

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 Original Sounders with Doug Thiel debuts on goalWA.net

Soccer history revealed in Seattle Times ebay photos

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 archive and preserve Washington state soccer history. Among the gems are some soccer 'family photos' of the Henderson's and Schmetzers, as well as rare shots … Continue reading Soccer history revealed in Seattle Times ebay photos