Posts Tagged ‘soccer videos’
The video’s not in great shape, but it’s a great historical find: highlights of the Tampa Bay Rowdies‘ 2-0 win over the Portland Timbers in Soccer Bowl ’75, the North American Soccer League’s title game.
It would be the only outdoor title the Rowdies would ever win in the NASL. The new team is a little behind the 8-ball, it seems, as they haven’t nailed down a place to play or a coach or any players yet. Hopefully there are more memories to come.
Vancouver’s Willie Johnston does little to dissuade anyone of the notion that the NASL was a beer league in this clip from 1979.
Talk about calling your shot. No, seriously, that’s awesome. The Whitecaps even went on to win the title that year (grrrrrrrrrr). I was unaware of this little bit of NASL history. But that’s righteous.
I tuned into last night’s Santos Laguna/Montreal Impact match in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals in the 66th minute (“the last 34 minutes,” the FSC announcer said to me, which reminds me that math is hard enough in one direction, but even harder in the other). It was 2-2, meaning Montreal was up 4-2 on aggregate (after a 2-0 win in the first leg in Montreal last week) and had the two away goals, so they were golden.
Only a funny thing happened on the way to the semifinals, as the video above will attest. When it was 3-2, my awesome girlfriend, Brenda came into the room and, after a quick primer on aggregate and away goals, I said “the team in green has to score twice in the last 13 minutes to go through to the next round.”
“Think they can do it?” she asked. “No?”
“I don’t know. It’s a crazy game sometimes,” I said.
I love this game.
Surely you’ve seen this Algerian kid from France by now. He’s got skillz.
Dipping deeper into the archives for more historic soccer videos that a few of you might enjoy:
- The classic 1981 meeting between the Chicago Sting and New York Cosmos at Wrigley Field
- The Chicago Power’s 1991-92 NPSL home opener against Kansas City (with Howard Balson and Kenny Stern)
- The 1995 NPSL All-Star Game
- Amado Guevara vs. The Towel from 2003
Thanks to Goff for this one – El Tri strikes back.
Heydude was classic afterwards:
“At the end of the day, no one was hurt. There was a little love tap and that was it. I still have my face. No damage done. It was fun.”
I love an innovative goal-scoring celebration:
Now THAT’S a free kick.
That was a long free-kick goal by Cibola High’s Itzel Rodriguez in a 5-3 win over Tempe Marcos de Niza in the state playoffs here last Wednesday.