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Seattle Hungarians are the last team standing among the 28 who started the traditional Five-a-Side tournament at West Seattle Stadium. Their A team defeats Buchan's A side, 2-1, in the final. The field is strong, with three coming south from Vancouver and eight from Oregon.
League-leading Loyal Realty proves no match for a hungry and fully-loaded Hungarians squad at Lower Woodland. Les Fabri scores twice and assists on another as the Magyars rout the previously undefeated Vikings, 6-0, trimming the first-half lead to one point. Newly released from his football commitments, Les Mueller also scores.
The Sounders announce that three players will train through November with Stockport County of England's Division One (second tier). Midfielder Ian Russell and defenders Scott Jenkins and Brandon Prideaux will work with Gary Megson, brother of Sounders coach Neil Megson.
Northwest bragging rights stay north of the Columbia for another year as the Buchan Bakers defeat Portland's Royal Arabians, 4-1, in the rain at Delta Park. Washington teams have won nine consecutive years.
After playing their first four away, the Sounders make their home debut in the Tacoma Dome. David Hoggan and Gary Heale, who once starred for the Tacoma Stars, score in a 2-0 victory over the Colorado Foxes.
Four years after a statewide referendum votes to fund a new soccer/football stadium in Seattle. Paul Allen's First & Goal recommends a FieldTurf playing surface instead of the initially-proposed grass. As operator of the stadium and the Seahawks, F&G contends that FieldTurf would require less maintenance, hold up longer than grass and prevent injuries associated with other artificial surfaces. Soccer community leaders are concerned that an MLS team or international play would bypass Seattle because of the artificial surface.