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Son of NASL Sounder continues his soccer superhero crusade

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 has been selected to find a graphic artist that can help his concept jump to life. See the video below. "I'd always wanted to play … Continue reading Son of NASL Sounder continues his soccer superhero crusade

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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: Soccer Bowl ’77 memories remain in Technicolor

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: Soccer Bowl ’77 memories remain in Technicolor

Sounders pick up a point, but it could have been three

Sounders pick up a point, but it could have been three

SEATTLE, Wash. - (press release) Seattle Sounders FC picked up its first point of the season in a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers in the first match of the 2013 Cascadia Cup on Saturday night. Eddie Johnson scored for Seattle and Rodney Wallace netted a stoppage time equalizer in front of 40,150 in attendance on … Continue reading Sounders pick up a point, but it could have been three

Original Sounders: Chursky’s Chicks

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 Original Sounders: Chursky’s Chicks

Sounder legend Jimmy McAlister: 1977 NASL Rookie of the Year

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 Sounder legend Jimmy McAlister: 1977 NASL Rookie of the Year

Sounders edge RSL at Desert Diamond Cup

TUCSON, Ariz - (press release) Mario Martinez and Philip Lund each scored as Sounders FC (2-0-0, 6 points) defeated Real Salt Lake (0-1-1, 1 point), 2-1, in the second match of the Desert Diamond Cup. John Sterzer scored the loan goal for Real Salt Lake as Sounders FC clinched a berth in the tournament's final next … Continue reading Sounders edge RSL at Desert Diamond Cup