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.
Lake Forest Park native and Shorecrest High school graduate Michelle Akers scores both goals, her ninth and 10th of the tournament, as the United States defeats Norway, 2-1, to win the inaugural FIFA Women’s World Cup in Guangzhou, China. Akers is later awarded the tournament’s Silver Ball and named U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year.
Federal Way’s Goalpost wins Washington’s first youth national championship, first coming from down two goals in the semifinal, then defeating St. Louis Scott Gallagher, 3-1, in Rochester, New York.
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