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In this year...


1978

Bruce Raney scores in the 127th minute and Seattle Pacific stages one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Division II history, edging Alabama A&M, 1-0, in Miami. The Falcons used 12 players developed by Washington Youth Soccer clubs.

1996

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.

1950

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.



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