Thursday, December 24, 2009

"PLAYING FOR UNCLE SAM" by DAVE TOSSELL


This excellent book by David Tossell gives a history of American soccer from the viewpoint of the British players who came over to play in the NASL.  The book is full of great stories and interviews with some of the big names like George Best, Rodney Marsh, and Phil Woosnam.  I got my copy in London a few years ago but I have seen it on amazon.com. You may have to put in some time to find a copy but it's worth the trouble.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

MINNESOTA KICKS AD CAMPAIGN, 1976




The Denver Dynamos relocated to Minnesota after the 1975 season.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

BOBBY MOORE, 1976


San Antonio Thunder vs. Portland Timbers

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE...


Knowing of his "larger than life" personality it just seems hard to believe that, in the glory days of the NASL, Giorgio Chinaglia would have been cruising around NY/NJ in a chevy! 

Friday, December 11, 2009

FURY vs. HURRICANE, 1979


Fran O'Brien and John Dempsey challenge Houston's Kai Haaskivi.

Monday, December 7, 2009

1975 TEAM LOGOS


From the April, 1975 issue of "Soccer Monthly" magazine.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

GORDON BANKS, GEORGE BEST, IAN TURNER, 1978


I bought this photo on Ebay about two years ago.  I was lucky enough to see Banks and Best play during the 1978 NASL season.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

ADMIRAL ROCHESTER LANCERS REPLICA JERSEY, 1980


The Admiral NASL replica jerseys were mostly sold by Sears.  All of the teams were available.  They even had team shorts and socks to round out the full kit.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

TORONTO METROS 1975 MEDIA GUIDE


Toronto always played tough.  I even read that the NASL told the team to change It's name because Metros-Croatia was too "ethnic."  Whether they were Metros or Blizzard they had great players.  Still, this 1975 Metros media guide has to be one of the creepiest I have ever seen!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

BOOK JACKET, 1977


 San Antonio Thunder vs. Portland Timbers.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

YOURS FOR ONLY $9,500


Erol Yasin's 1980 Soccer Bowl Championship Ring
is up for sale on Ebay.  I have seen a few of these for sale
lately and the prices have been very high. 


Wednesday, November 18, 2009