Sunday, May 30, 2010

GERD MUELLER, 1979























"Der Bomber" looking reflective for Ft. Lauderdale during the '79 season.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

SHEP MESSING, 1977


















Very special thanks to Shep Messing for the photo.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS, 1978

























Local ad for an automobile leasing company featuring, and autographed by, Alan Hinton (L) and Bobby Campbell.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

NEW WASHINGTON DIPLOMATS BLOG!

























 My friend Jim has started a blog dedicated to the Washington Diplomats of the NASL.  Please check it out at washingtondiplomats.blogspot.com

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

PORTLAND vs ATLANTA, 1979

























The Chiefs' Greg Makowski (4) tackles the ball away from Willie Anderson (12) of the Timbers in a game played July 8, 1979 at Portland.  Atlanta won the match 3-0 on goals from Adrian Brooks, Jeff Bourne, and Neil Roberts.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

PAUL CANNELL, "MOONER," 1978















Washington Diplomats' fan Jim sent me this great newspaper article from 1978.  Paul Cannell was one of the NASL's toughest players.  He was a hard-nosed striker with a very physical style. As this article shows, he was also one of the leagues biggest characters!  Thanks again Jim.