Thursday, April 29, 2010

GAME USED NASL GAME BALL, WASHINGTON DIPLOMATS vs L.A. AZTECS, PLAYOFFS, AUGUST 19, 1979











































I received a great e-mail from Jim who is a long-time Washington Diplomats fan.  He sent along this pic of an official NASL game ball that was used in a playoff game between L.A. and Washington in 1979.  He got the ball from former Dips player Ane Mihailovich who sent along the back story on the ball.  Special thanks to Jim for sharing this fantastic item and story!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

TEAM USA vs ENGLAND, 1976


















U.S. Bicentennial Cup action as Pele is challenged during the USA vs England match.

Friday, April 9, 2010

AZTECS vs QUICKSILVERS, 1977

















L.A.'s Steve David shoots past Las Vegas goalkeeper Alan Mayer. 

Monday, April 5, 2010

FURY vs DIPLOMATS, 1980






















Philadelphia's John Dempsey (5) and Fran O'Brien (3) defend against Johan Cruyff of the Washington Diplomats.

Friday, April 2, 2010

JIMMY JOHNSTONE, 1975
























The Celtic legend played a few games for the San Jose Earthquakes during the 1975 season.