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Vikings Crash in Challenge Cup
March 5, 1972

Olympia Brewery Vikings, missing their injured star, Bobby Hough, crash out of the National Challenge Cup, 6-1, in the West semifinal at San Francisco's Concordia.

Solo Earns Shutout of Australia
February 13, 2013

Hope Solo makes three big saves in the first half, moving closer to the USWNT career record in a 4-0 friendly win over Australia at San Antonio. Solo finishes with five saves and her 67 shutouts is second only to Brianna Scurry's 71. She earns eight caps in 2013 despite missing three months after undergoing surgery to repair an injury to her left wrist.

First Inquiries into MLS Arise
May 1, 2007

Michael and James Keston of Encino, Calif., obtain exclusive rights for an MLS expansion team in the Northwest. James Keston said he has used previous Puget Sound visits to begin negotiations for the use of Qwest Field and tour possible stadium sites in Renton and Tukwila. The exclusive agreement ends in July without the Kestons taking action.

Blanked in Bay Area
March 5, 1967

Despite dominating the number of chances, the Seattle Hungarians fall to the San Francisco Greek Americans, 1-0, on a goal in the second minute, in the West semifinals of the National Challenge Cup before 2,500 at Balboa Park.

Keller Starts for U.S. Olympians
July 20, 1996

Wearing the captain's arm band, Kasey Keller steps between the posts as the U.S. faces Argentina before 83,183 at Legion Field in Birmingham, Al. Keller, one of Bruce Arena's three overage selections, starts all three matches as the Americans, after losing, 3-1, to the eventual gold medalists, finish 1-1-1. He gets a shutout vs. Tunisia.

Loggers Win 18th Straight
October 28, 2007

Two goals from Janece Levien bring Puget Sound from behind, 2-1 at Whitman, to win the Loggers’ 18th consecutive game to start the season.

After winning the Northwest Conference, Whitworth reaches the third round of the NCAA Division III tournament.
2014
Brian Ching, the former Gonzaga star on loan from LA Galaxy, scored 16 goals to earn first team all-A-League in 2002. (Frank MacDonald Collection)
2002
Tony Chursky rises to punch out a Portland cross to Clyde Best.
1977
DeAndre Yedlin during a World Cup qualifying match between the United States and Mexico at Azteca Stadium. (Courtesy John Dorton / ISI Photos)
2017
Michelle Akers (10) and the U.S. National Team at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. (Courtesy U.S. Soccer)
1996
Mark Karpun, right, and Joey Waters celebrate a Tacoma Stars goal.
1991
All-American Janiece Levien helpe Puget Sound win 21 games and advance to the 2007 NCAA Division III quarterfinals. (Courtesy Puget Sound Athletics)
2007
Michelle Akers and the U.S. on the victory stand at the Olympic Games. (Courtesy Michelle Akers)
1996
Indoor action between the Sounders and Portland in 1980-81. (Courtesy Walter Schmetzer)
1980
All-American Isabell Farrell helped Seattle Pacific earn an automatic NCAA Division II tournament berth by winning the GNAC tournament. It was the Falcons' 12th straight postseason berth. (Courtesy Seattle Pacific Athletics)
2014