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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.


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.


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.

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