NASL I

John Rowlands, ca. 1974 (Frank MacDonald Collection)

Rowlands stood tall, always will

May 8, 2020

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NASL I, Profiles, Seattle, Washington:

A tribute to John Rowlands, an original Seattle Sounders, who passed away from the Coronavirus in April.

A first and lasting impression

A first and lasting impression

February 16, 2016

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NASL I, Profiles, Seattle, Washington:

Bob Robertson was the original voice of the NASL Seattle Sounders.

Interview with Clive Toye

Interview with Clive Toye

February 15, 2016

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Interviews, NASL I:

An interview with Clive Toye, the man who signed Pele to the Cosmos.

History of the Philadelphia Fury, part three: Exit the Fury

History of the Philadelphia Fury, part three: Exit the Fury

January 15, 2016

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NASL I, Philadelphia, Profiles:

The Frank Worthington debacle Although much improved, the Fury remained an inconsistent side. Through April, the team was 2-4. However, help was on the way with the arrival of Ball and the acquisition of another goal scorer, Frank Worthington, on loan from Bolton. Worthington finished the 1978-79 season as the… Read More ›

History of Philadelphia Fury, part two: The Fury simmers

History of Philadelphia Fury, part two: The Fury simmers

January 13, 2016

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NASL I, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

Steve Holroyd’s look at the history of the Philadelphia Fury continues.

History of the Philadelphia Fury, part one: Enter the Fury

History of the Philadelphia Fury, part one: Enter the Fury

January 11, 2016

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NASL I, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:

Part one of a history of the Philadelphia Fury of the original NASL.

A simple protestation

A simple protestation

January 11, 2016

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NASL I, Profiles:

On Ferenc Puskas’s tenure as head coach of the Vancouver Royals in the first year of the original NASL.

The unfortunate Steve Zungul

The unfortunate Steve Zungul

October 12, 2015

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NASL I, Profiles:

There was more to Steve Zungul than just his storied indoor career.

The Cosmos’ takeoff in 1977

The Cosmos’ takeoff in 1977

September 8, 2015

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NASL I, New York:

The Cosmos may not have always been “The Cosmos!” but by the end of the 1977 season, in which they won their second NASL title, they definitely were.

Another soccer war?

Another soccer war?

September 4, 2015

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ISL, NASL I, NPSL, NSL:

Steve Holroyd on what happened the last time two professional soccer leagues were rivals for Division I status in 1967.

On writing “The San Jose Earthquakes: A Seismic Soccer Legacy”

On writing “The San Jose Earthquakes: A Seismic Soccer Legacy”

July 31, 2015

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California, MLS, NASL I, San Jose:

Gary Singh on writing his history of the San Jose Earthquakes.

Preserving and exhibiting Bay Area soccer history

Preserving and exhibiting Bay Area soccer history

July 28, 2015

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California, MLS, NASL I, San Jose:

Like many, I’m a transplant to the San Francisco Bay Area. I found over time that the region has a rich soccer history, much of it of relatively recent vintage and yet oddly unknown and in danger of being lost. For example, I had lived in my neighborhood near downtown… Read More ›

Be very afraid: U.S. soccer’s most dominant teams ever

Be very afraid: U.S. soccer’s most dominant teams ever

July 27, 2015

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ASL, MLS, NASL I:

Looking back over ASL I, the NASL, and MLS, which teams were the most dominant? Steve Holroyd explores.