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Catfish Rules Five-a-Side
April 30, 1950

Catfish Five win the grand prize of $125 in savings bonds for the 7th annual Five-a-Side tournament at West Seattle Stadium. The Catfish defeat Acme Tyee, 4-1, in the final 15-minute game. Acme received a consolation prize of sport coats. They had advanced from the semifinals on the corner kick tiebreaker after tying Black Diamond. Proceeds benefit youth soccer programs.

Representatives at Sports Festival
June 24, 1983

Ken Fuegman (Federal Way, Wa./UW), Sasha Shefts (Seattle, Wa./SPU), Jerry Vick (Tacoma, Wa/Simon Fraser) and David McMullen (Seattle, Wa./Tampa) play for West squad at National Sports Festival in Colorado Springs.

Vikings Rule Northwest
April 8, 1951

Erling Hansenís hat trick is enough, but the Vikings add four more goals to decisively earn Northwest bragging rights with a 7-nil pounding of Portlandís Clan McCleay at White Center. Emmett Brennan, Sig Edngelstad, Austin Gunderson also score for the Vikes.

Fry Debuts for U.S. National Team
October 6, 1984

Chance Fry makes his first international appearance for the United States, joining fellow Washingtonian Jeff Durgan in the starting lineup of a 4-0 World Cup qualifying win over Netherlands Antilles at St. Louis. By 11 days later Fry has five caps. He assists on the winner vs El Salvador and hits the post in a loss at Guatemala. Both Fry and Durgan were named second team all-NASL.

Crowd of 8,000 Jams Woodland Park
November 7, 1949

A huge crowd estimated at more than 8,000 jams into Upper Woodland to witness the battle for first place in the Northwestern League. Todd Dry Dock, behind a goal and assist from Rudy Dernac, trims Electro Dentists, 2-1.

Olu Molomo Sweeps Pride
October 5, 1997

John Olu Molomoís hat trick enables Seattle sweep of Portland, 6-5. Dick McCormick ties it in the fourth quarter and 54 seconds later Olu Molomo beats two defenders to win it. The SeaDogs won the opener in Portland, 8-2.

1984
In moving to Memorial Stadium and playing a beautiful game, the Reign increases attendance by over 50 percent. (Jane Gersovich photo)
2014
Action from a 2010 PDL match between Crossfire (black) and Kitsap Pumas. (Courtesy USL)
2010
1975
1997
Marco Pappa celebrates scoring to clinch the Supporters' Shield for Sounders FC vs. the Galaxy. (Sounders FC photo)
2014
Tommy Hutchison of Seattle and Vancouver's Bob Lenarduzzi go shoulder to shoulder. (Courtesy NASL Jerseys)
1980
All-American defender Claire Grubbs anchored a Seattle Pacific defense that allowed only 12 goals in 24 games to reach the NCAA Division II semifinals. (Courtesy Seattle Pacific Athletics)
2007
(Frank MacDonald Collection)
1995
Keelin Winters, Seattle Reign captain, vies for a high ball at Memorial Stadium as Kendall Fletcher looks on. Winters retired after the 2016 season, her fifth in Seattle, including one with Sounders Women. (Courtesy Seattle Reign)
2016