John Todd - ISI Photos
FC Royals of Pierce County claim two USYSA National Championships, winning both the girls U17 and U18 titles in Indianapolis. The U18s defeat McLean, Va., 1-0, and U17s prevail in penalties (1-1; 3-2) over Cincinnati GSE Cardinals.
Beside Mike Ryan’s living room fireplace in Lake City, representatives from Eastside, Federal Way, Seattle, Snohomish and Tacoma associations meet and form Washington State Junior Soccer Association (now Washington Youth Soccer). Ryan is elected president 12/19/1966.
Seattle PCI Sharks and Blue Angels win the first U.S. women’s amateur and over-30 national championships in Miami. The Sharks won on penalties (1-1; 4-2) over Camp Springs, Md. While the Blue Angels beat North Texas Flash, 2-0. Both teams were coached by Mike Ryan.
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