Washington

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.

William Patrick “Billy” McCrath, ca. 1924

A Long Overdue Ode to Billy McGrath

April 20, 2020

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Profiles, Seattle, Washington:

Scottish-born Billy McGrath made his mark in Washington state. He was an exceptional player, manager and up-and-coming administrator who might have merited consideration for the National Soccer Hall of Fame – if not for one fateful decision to play just one more game.

Freedom to Play

Freedom to Play

January 8, 2020

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Washington:

In 1944 – at the height of WWII – Italian POWs arrived in Puget Sound. Their Allied captors allowed many freedoms, including formation of multiple teams in Washington state amateur soccer’s top division.

Washington State Legends of Soccer site is bringing history back to life

Washington State Legends of Soccer site is bringing history back to life

November 27, 2019

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Washington:

A look at the website dedicated to the history of soccer in the state of Washington.

Whitey: The One & Only

Whitey: The One & Only

April 12, 2017

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Seattle, Washington:

The first time the Craggs household received a call asking for Whitey, his mother replied, “There’s nobody here by that name,” and immediately hung up the phone. What Gladys Craggs didn’t know was that her fair-haired young son had acquired a nickname from his peers, one that would stick for… Read More ›

Washington and the Open Cup

Washington and the Open Cup

August 9, 2016

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Seattle, US Open Cup, Washington:

The State of Washington’s history in the U.S. Open Cup.

Treasures around town

Treasures around town

June 21, 2016

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Seattle, Washington:

A look at some of the trophies from Seattle’s soccer past, beginning with the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy, which was first contested 90 years ago.

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.

Promotion/Relegation: Been there, done that

Promotion/Relegation: Been there, done that

November 4, 2015

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College Soccer, Seattle, Washington:

The Northwest Collegiate Soccer Conference used promotion/relegation for one season in the early 1990s: “[I]t was all very pragmatic. And when it no longer was necessary, it went away.”

Honeymoon in Bournemouth (and other short tails)

Honeymoon in Bournemouth (and other short tails)

October 22, 2015

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International Tours, Seattle, Washington:

Frank MacDonald’s series on FC Seattle’s UK tours in the late 1980s concludes.