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Enneking Jump-Starts Career
April 12, 1997

Mike Enneking, 36, restarts his pro career after 10 years, joining the Sounders and coming off the bench vs. Vancouver. He last played semipro for the Seattle Storm in 1987 and professionally for the Tacoma Stars in 1985. Enneking had set state scoring records at Bellarmine in 1980 and graduated from Washington as career total points leader in 1983.

Railway Sponsors Cup
December 20, 1919

Great Northern Railway, which began transcontinental service to Seattle 18 months earlier, donates a silver challenge cup “at considerable expense” as a prize for teams representing the North Pacific Amateur Athletics associations located in Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Port Townsend, La Grande, Astoria and other communities. The cup stands 16 inches and features a statuette of “Victory,” in the form of a female, from whose extended right arm depends the laurel wreath.

FIFA Reps Tour Husky Stadium
April 17, 1988

FIFA technical group completes a weeklong inspection of Husky Stadium, which is included in U.S. bid for 1994 World Cup. Paul Stiehl, head of US organizing committee, claims natural turf can be successfully laid over existing artificial surface. UW athletic director Mike Lude wants assurances that the sand, gravel and sod won’t damage the football field.

Holmes Hat Trick Sparks TJ
May 27, 1983

Fueled by Rob Holmes's hat trick, Federal Way's Thomas Jefferson (16-0-3) wins its first title (all-classification), 4-0 over Inglemoor at Memorial Stadium.

Shoreline High Wins State
March 2, 1972

Gordy McIntyre's second-half goal for Shoreline High School proves the difference in the state's first high school championship game against Everett, 1-0. The unsanctioned title featured the winners of the Metro and Wesco.

Pepe's Triumphant Return
June 14, 1975

After breaking his leg 13 months earlier, Pepe Fernandez returns and in his sixth game back comes off the bench to deliver a 95th minute Sounders winner, 2-1, versus Denver.

Alan Hinton was fired by new owner Bruce Anderson after leading the Sounders to Soccer Bowl the previous season.
1963 University of Washington action.
Michael Linenberger and John Kerr lift Duke's NCAA championship trophy aloft after defeating Akron, 1-0, in the Tacoma Dome.
Seattle Sounders FC 2 is announced, with USL-PRO play to begin in 2015 and fans to have a stake in ownership.
Washington Youth Soccer's 50th anniversary logo.
The U.S. National Team finds itself under constant pressure from Poland at Memorial Stadium.
Liz Heaston accepts Willamette football coach's invitation to become Bearcats' placekicker, becoming the first female to score in a college game.
Inaugural team photo for Sounders FC.