Wednesday, December 28, 2011

BOBBY MOORE, 1976


England world cup winner Bobby Moore meets singer Lou Rawls before a San Antonio Thunder game in 1976.

BEFORE THEY WERE NASL STARS


Eusebio Da Silva Ferreira

BORN:
January 25, 1942, Lourenco Marques, Portuguese East Africa ( now Mozambique)
PLAYING CAREER:
1957-60  Sporting de Lourenco Marques
1960-75  Benfica
1975  Boston Minutemen
1975  Monterrey
1975-76  Toronto Metros-Croatia
1976  Beira-Mar
1976-77  Las Vegas Quicksilvers
1977-78  Uniao de Tomar
1978-79  New Jersey Americans (ASL)
1961-73  Portugal National Team (64 Appearances)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

STEVE DAVID, 1977


The L.A. Aztecs Steve David slips the ball past Team Hawaii goalkeeper Peter Fox during the 1977 season.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

NICKY MEGALOUDIS, 1978


This bio of Nicky Megaloudis shows the Houston Hurricane unmarked uniform from very early in the 1978 season.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

BEFORE THEY WERE NASL STARS


Leonardo Cuellar Rivera

BORN:
January 14, 1954, Mexico City, Mexico
PLAYING CAREER:
1972-79 Pumas
1979-81  San Diego Sockers
1981-82  Atletas Campesinos
1982-84  San Jose Earthquakes
1973-81  Mexico National Team (24 Appearances)

TREVOR FRANCIS, 1978


Monday, November 21, 2011

SOCCER ANNUAL, 1967


Cover photograph features Toronto Falcons (white) vs St. Louis Stars.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

BEFORE THEY WERE NASL STARS


Kazimierz Deyna

BORN:
October 23, 1947 Starogard Gdansk, Poland
DIED:
September 1, 1989 San Diego, California USA
PLAYING CAREER:
1966-tK  Stodz
1966-78  Legia Warsaw
1978-81  Manchester City FC
1981-84  San Diego Sockers
1982-83  San Diego Socker (MISL)
1983-84  San Diego Sockers (NASL Indoor)
1984-87  San Diego Sockers (MISL)
1968-78  Poland National Team (97 Appearances)

Friday, November 4, 2011

KICK MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION ISSUE #1, 1983

In 1983 KICK Magazine became available by mail order subscription in addition to serving as the official NASL game program.. This is the premier issue. In addition to the advertised articles on Team America and the World Youth Championships, it contains news and notes on MISL, ASL, as well as NASL.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

BEFORE THEY WERE NASL STARS


Franz Anton Beckenbauer
BORN:
September 11, 1945 Munich, Germany
PLAYING CAREER:
1964-77  Bayern Munich
1977-80  New York Cosmos
1980-82  Hamburg SV
1983  New York Cosmos
1965-77  West German National Team (103 Appearances)
1974 World Cup Winner

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

BEFORE THEY WERE NASL STARS


Ephraim Matsilela "Jomo" Sono
BORN:
July 17, 1955 Johannesburg, South Africa
PLAYING CAREER:
?-1977  Orlando Pirates
1977  New York Cosmos
1978  Colorado Caribou
1979  Atlanta Chiefs
1980-82  Toronto Blizzard

Saturday, October 22, 2011

PHIL PARKES, SOCCER BOWL '79

Vancouver Whitecaps goalie Phil Parkes celebrates winning Soccer Bowl '79 wearing one of his classic velour keeper kits.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

BEFORE THEY WERE NASL STARS

Rodney William Marsh
BORN:
October 11, 1944 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
PLAYING CAREER:
1962-66  Fulham
1966-72  Queens Park Rangers
1972-75  Manchester City
1976  Cork Hibernian
1976-77  Fulham
1977-79  Tampa Bay Rowdies
1986-87  Tampa Bay Rowdies (Indoor)
1971-73  England National Team (9 Appearances)




Saturday, October 15, 2011

DIPLOMATS vs COSMOS, 1977


New York's Bob Smith (12) is challenged by Washington's Nick Redfern on August 6, 1977. Redfern scored both goals in the the Diplomat's 2-1 home win against the Cosmos.

Monday, September 5, 2011

RAY HANKIN FAN PAGE


I received a message from a fan of Ray Hankin (Vancouver Whitecaps 1980-82). He has a page dedicated to the former Whitecaps player. You can check it out at
http://rayhankin.weebly.com/vancouver-whitecaps.html


Sunday, July 3, 2011

TORNADO vs ROWDIES INDOOR, 1976

The Dallas Tornado's Ken Cooper makes a save against Tampa Bay's Derek Smethurst indoors in 1976.

Friday, May 20, 2011

TOM BORIC, CALGARY BOOMERS,1981


Tom Boric was an NASL goalkeeper with the Calgary Boomers and Tampa Bay Rowdies. After soccer, Tom went on to become a professional wrestler! He wrestled here in the Memphis area as "Paul Diamond." One of his later incarnations was "Max Moon" (pictured above). And people thought the ROWDIES uniforms were ugly!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

NASL STADIA

Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, home of the Atlanta Chiefs.