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.
Seattle’s Croatia Eagles win the U.S. Amateur Cup on a Jose Reyes free kick, 1-0 over Virginia Kicks, in Chicago.
Chon Garcia founds Liga Hispana, comprised of 18 teams of Hispanic players, in Burien. By 2012, the league will grow to more than 120 teams and eventually similar leagues, as well as affiliated women’s and youth play, will take root around the state.
Want to learn more about the greatest moments in Washington soccer history?
We want people to love the game by playing, watching, coaching, and supporting it. We want to preserve our history and share why we've become an epicenter for soccer. We want to celebrate our Legends, not only those famous but others on whose backs this community was built. And we want to inspire others, to take the torch, to create opportunities for the underserved and inspire future generations to give back to this Beautiful Game.
Learn more about our mission, vision and people.
From Washington to the World Cup
Learning from the Pros / Live WA Legends Webinar
A Night with Alan Hinton and Friends
Tacoma Stars Heritage Night/WA Youth Soccer Hall of Fame
Join Washington State Legends of Soccer as we celebrate our soccer community through Webinars, Heritage Nights, Speaker Series and Operation Outreach - all illustrating what makes this such a rich and vibrant soccer community. Register today for one of these upcoming events.
Your support today will help Washington State Legends of Soccer preserve our rich soccer history, share it free of charge with the world, and support initiatives that give back to the game. Your donations make a difference in celebrating the game and its people and making the sport more accessible across the state. WA Legends is a 501(c)(3) registered charity. NOTE: First-time users of this portal will first enroll to create an account. After clicking below see Sign-Up (in the box on the left).
Help us make a difference today!
Become a Legend in 2021!
Thank you for contacting Washington State Legends of Soccer! We'll kick back to you shortly.