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Curated by the Washington State Legends of Soccer, providing information and history of the Beautiful Game in Washington State. Just as the game evolves, so will this site. We continuously add new content, so be sure to return often.

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BigFoot on the Move
March 11, 1997

After two seasons the Everett BigFoot move to south to become Puget Sound BigFoot, playing PDL home games in West Seattle and Bellevue.

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.

Pele´Pays First Visit
July 5, 1975

A national TV audience descends upon Seattle for the first time as newly-signed Pele´ visits with his New York Cosmos. The Sounders bring in additional bleachers, boosting capacity to 17,925 at Memorial Stadium. Hank Liotart scores from the spot and Tommy Baldwin seals the 2-0 win.

UW Women Beat Missouri in OT
November 22, 2014

Kimberly Keever’s overtime strike sends Washington to the NCAA third round with a 1-0 victory over Missouri in Palo Alto, Calif. Keever’s sixth goal of the year comes 63 seconds into the first golden-goal period. Megan Kufeld makes three saves for her fifth shutout.

Homegrown Talent Reaps Reward
August 16, 1977

Seattle native Jimmy McAlister, 20, is voted NASL Rookie of the Year. McAlister, who grew up in West Seattle and attended Kennedy High School, was also named to the NASL all-star third team. “I didn’t come out of college like the No. 1 draft choices. I just came out of high school. Gabriel and Bobby Howe really put me in over my head, but they had confidence in me,” said McAlister.

Vikings Are Perfect
October 29, 1983

Western Washington completes the first perfect season in state collegiate history by beating Washington's women's club, 3-0. Western finishes 14-0-0 with a 62-8 goal differential. Annette Duvall (27 goals, 10 assists) scored all 3 goals in the Vikings' 22nd straight win overall. An NAIA women's tournament begins the following year.

Washington State club program, 1975-76.
An iconic celebration, Nata Jaqua chops down Roger Levesque – scorer of the U.S. Open Cup opener at Portland – as Sebastien Le Toux looks on. (Sounders FC photo)
While in England, Tacoma Wanderers players got fitted for some new boots.
Barney Kempton, who would become Washington's first National Soccer Hall of Fame inductee, is pictured in 1935 with sons George and Jim, players for both O'Dea High School and Westerman's youth entry in the Seattle Soccer League. (Courtesy Seattle Times)
Pacific Lutheran remains the state's collegiate powerhouse in 1991, advancing to the NAIA championship game for the fourth straight year and winning a third title.
Washington's 1986 boys U15 state select team.
Governor Booth Gardner actively supports women's soccer and 1994 World Cup matches coming to Husky Stadium.
Obafemi Martins is a sensation crowd pleaser, scoring 17 goals as Sounders FC achieves the double of a Supporters' Shield and U.S. Open Cup. (Sounders FC photo)