Sunday, February 28, 2010

MIAMI TOROS vs PHILADELPHIA ATOMS, 1973

 
Mike Seerey (9) of the Toros grabs the Atoms' Barry Barto during an NASL match played July 25, 1973.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

NEED SOME HELP!

I ran across this press photo on Ebay. It shows Trevor Francis playing in the Pontiac Silverdome, the Detroit Express' home field. The striped jersey that Trevor is wearing does not look like any Express uniform I have seen. Also, the ball in the photo is not the NASL "star" ball. Could this have been a pre-season game? Does anyone know who the opposing team might be? If anyone has any info on this photo, PLEASE leave a comment.
UPDATE:
After the original Detroit Express moved to Washington, DC to become the new Washington Diplomats, the city of Detroit had no team. The Express was reformed and played a season in the American Soccer League (ASL). This photo shows Trevor Francis "guesting" for the ASL version of the Detroit Express.
UPDATE 2: I received an e-mail from Mark who attended this game. It was the 1981 ASL All-Star game which pitted the Detroit Express with Trevor Francis against a team of ASL All-Stars. The All-Stars defeated the Express 2-0 at the Pontiac Silverdome. Thanks Mark!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

SOCKERS vs TEAMEN, 1981

San Diego 'keeper Volkmar Gross (1) gets a face-full of Jacksonville's Dennis Witt in action from the 1981 season.

Monday, February 15, 2010

I NEVER KNEW!

I never knew the NASL had an official cheese!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

RODNEY MARSH, "PRICELESS"

Rodney Marsh was one of THE stars in the NASL.  Although his autobiography, "Priceless," does not focus exclusively on his NASL career, it does provide interesting insight into what life was like for him when he starred for the Tampa Bay Rowdies.  This book is a great read and very entertaining.  I got my copy cheap, on Amazon.  

Friday, February 12, 2010

SOCCERBOWL 1982, COSMOS 1- SOUNDERS 0

New York's Roberto Cabanas (19) and Seattle's Steve Daley (10) in action during Soccerbowl 1982 at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

SOUNDERS vs SURF, 1978

Tommy Ord (18) of the Sounders and the Surf's Len Renery battle it out in what appears to have been a 1978 pre-season game. 

Thursday, February 4, 2010

TEAM HAWAII vs DALLAS TORNADO, 1977

Team Hawaii's Brian Tinnion (16) fends off Steve Pecher of the Tornado.
Thanks to Dave Morrison