Sunday, December 26, 2010

GLENN MYERNICK, 1978

























Glenn Myernick, then with the Dallas Tornado, shoots just wide of Minnesota's Tino Lettieri in a match played May 7, 1978 at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minnesota. The Kicks avenged an early season loss to Dallas by winning 2-1.


Friday, December 24, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS!




















Merry Christmas everyone!

ATLANTA CHIEFS PRO SHOP AD, 1979


Rich's Department Stores in Atlanta were the Chiefs' official pro shops. This advertisement features the Chiefs' Yugoslavian midfielder Branko Radovic.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

STEVE MOYERS, 1980


























This is Steve
Moyers of the California Surf on a Carl's Jr. Restaurant card. The shot is from a 1980 match against the Chicago Sting. It is a great action shot but what I really like is that you just see the legs of the Sting's keeper Phil "Lofty" Parks. What is so special about that you ask? Phil is wearing one of his "classic" velour goalie kits. He started wearing them during the 1979 season and they were hilarious. It was a velour sweatsuit with name and numbers. He had a blue one (seen here) and a green one. I never saw another goalie wear one., wonder why?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

DICK ADVOCAAT, 1978

























Dick Advocaat (22) of the Chicago Sting fights off Tampa Bay's Peter Anderson at Soldier Field in Chicago. The game, played June 14, 1978, saw the visiting Rowdies take the win 5-4.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

TATU, 1982




















Tatu (10) weaves through the Ipswich Town FC defenders in the 1982 "Sunshine International Series" tournament. The Rowdies lost this match 3-1.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

JOHAN CRUYFF and FRANZ BECKENBAUER, 1978




















Cruyff and Beckenbauer hang out during practice at Giants' Stadium. Cruyff had signed a contract to tour with the Cosmos as a guest player during the off season.

Friday, November 26, 2010

"MEET THE WHIRLWINDS," 1977



















The "Whirlwinds were the Dallas Tornado's cheer squad.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

FISH & CHIPS...AND STRIKERS, 1977

























Local ad for "Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips" featuring the "English Lads" from the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers. The players are (L to R) David Chadwick, Maurice Whittle, David Irving, Gordon Fearnley, Ray Lugg, Ray Hudson, Tim Parkin, Gordon Banks, and Tony Whelan. We had "Arthur Treacher's" restaurants in Memphis back in the 70's. It was pretty good. Not as good as England but pretty good.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

PAUL CANNELL, 1981

























After the 1980 season, the Detroit Express relocated to Washington, D.C. and became the new Washington Diplomats. Longtime "Dips" player Paul Cannell was purchased from the Calgary Boomers (formerly the Memphis Rogues) and made his return to D.C. and the Diplomats.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

CARLOS METIDIERI, 1971

























Rochester Lancers' star Carlos Metidieri in a 1971 photo-op.
Thanks International Soccer Archives for the photo.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

BOB HOPE MEETS BOB HOPE, 1978



















The Dallas Tornado's new signing Bob Hope meets entertainment icon Bob Hope in 1978.

Monday, October 25, 2010

MIKE McLENAGHEN, 1980

























Toronto Blizzard and Canadian National Team midfielder/defender.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

STRANGE BUT TRUE, 1978


















Leif Garrett, Rick Wakeman, and John Belushi walk into a Cosmos game...

Sunday, October 17, 2010

OGGIES, 1982

























The Official Cornish Pastie of the Vancouver Whitecaps

Monday, October 4, 2010

COLORADO CARIBOU "GNUS," 1978

























Issue # 1 of the Caribou booster club's newsletter.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

STING vs MANCHESTER UNITED, 1976




















Chicago ties Manchester United 2-2 on May 26, 1976.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

SURF vs ROUGHNECKS, 1978





















Future Arsenal FC manager George Graham (R) Heads away from Tulsa's Vukan Perovic at Anaheim Stadium, June 13, 1978. California shut out the Roughnecks 3-0.