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“Free Agent” fan seeking for a home

Feb 19, 2016 No Comments by

by John Santos As many who’ve met me know, 2006 was what I called my “free agent” year.  No longer could I just stand by as two MLS teams existed in town.  I decided I would choose a team by the 2007 season.  But I had to sample them in person first. While most would […]

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US Soccer loses to Honduras

Jan 08, 2016 No Comments by

by John Santos The ticket was from (you guessed it) the January match.  Unfortunately for US fans, the US lost 3-1.  It’s also notable as it was the first match I had ever attended in person in which the US lost.  It was even worse for my brother as it was only the second ever […]

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American Soccer League – who remembers

Dec 17, 2015 No Comments

by Tony M. I don’t know how many people are going to remember the American Soccer League, and even less the Carolina Lightnin’, but I do. I’m thinking they had 3, maybe 4 years before the league either went under or merged with “name your next soccer league”. I can tell you the reason I […]

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Trans-Atlantic Challenge Cup

Aug 20, 2014 No Comments

by Tatiana Pereira NY Cosmos vs. Donetsk Shakhtar – July 12, 1981 Controversy makes for a good story, and this one involved politics of the time. The Trans-Atlantic Challenge Cup of 1981 was supposed to feature (2) NASL teams: NY Cosmos & Seattle Sounders and (2) International teams: Donetsk Shakhter (Ukraine) and South Hampton (England). […]

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“Franz Beckenbauer Day”

Aug 04, 2014 No Comments

by Tatiana Pereira NY Cosmos vs. Seattle Sounders – May 21, 1978 As a native of Parana, Brazil, I moved to NY when I was 7 years old. A few years later, someone you may have heard of – Pele – debuted with the NY Cosmos. I never saw Pele play in person, but attended […]

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Dad’s First Soccer Match in the U.S. – “Where are the fences?”

Jul 26, 2014 No Comments

It was the first time he’d ever been inside an official Soccer Stadium in the US. Having grown up in Mexico, he attended matches for Club Leon in the state of Guanajauto. Upon taking our seats, my dad asked:

“Where are the fences”?

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Trujillo scores and the Black Army heads to SF

Jul 22, 2014 No Comments

Trujillo scores and the Black Army heads to SF

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Landon Donovan the All Time US goal scorer

Nov 25, 2013 No Comments

by John Santos I was finally able to convince one of my hard line Mexico supporting cousins to come check out the US.  It was also a good bonding experience with him who has since become more like a brother to me. Landon Donovan also broke the all time US goal scoring record with his […]

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When “Soccer Outlaws” put their minds to something….

Oct 25, 2013 No Comments

by John Santos The significance of this match is that with help from American Outlaws members from other parts of the country, we were able to sell out the supporters section (first time it ever happened in LA). Over 1,000 US fans just behind the goal adding to the attendance number for the largest crowd […]

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Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

Jul 29, 2013 No Comments

The soccer game was the last game of the season, and it was against New York. My boyfriend is a soccer trainer in New Jersey, and a parent offered us the tickets. We didn’t realize it until we got there, but we were sitting in the section right next to the raucous NY fans, and […]

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