John Todd - ISI Photos
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.
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.
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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