John Todd - ISI Photos
George P. “Barney” Kempton, a native of Ireland who came to Seattle in 1914, is inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame as a charter member of the first class in Philadelphia. Kempton starred in the state league, then served many years as secretary to the state association, founded the CYO leagues and covered the sport for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. For more than four decades he was Washington’s Mr. Soccer.
Roman Torres buries the deciding penalty kick in the tiebreaker to earn Seattle Sounders FC its first MLS Cup in Toronto (0-0; 5-4). The Sounders had turned around their season, winning 12 and drawing five of their final 20 league and postseason matches.
Memorial Stadium is packed with 13,876 fans –first recorded sellout in modern American pro soccer history – to see first-year Seattle Sounders defeat defending NASL champion Philadelphia Atoms, 2-0.
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World of Opportunity Series ft. Mutanda Kwisele (Rising Point)
Hand In Hand Soccer Camp
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