Resurrection

1994 – Around the World and Close to Home

South Africa holds its first multi-racial elections with Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress winning 62 percent majority, Netscape Navigator is launched as the first successful web browser, O.J. Simpson flees police after the murder of his wife, and the 31-mile Channel Tunnel (aka Chunnel) connects France and England. In our state, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates marries Melinda French, Spokane’s Tom Foley, U.S. Speaker of the House, is voted out of office after 30 years, and the Sonics coast to the NBA’s best record (63-19) but are upset in the first round of the playoffs.

Resurrection

For all those who worried that their beloved game was on the wane, 1994 marked the second coming of soccer in America, and Washington leaders were soon positioning their state to be at the forefront.

Sparked by a tremendous turnout for USA-Russia international friendly and underpinned by one of the largest playing youth populations in the nation, there was a movement to bring back a top-level professional team to Seattle. Meanwhile, two pro teams were already in the works. That's a bright contrast to the preceding four–and some might say 10–years.

Since the demise of the original Sounders in 1983, FC Seattle Storm and the Tacoma Stars sought to fill the void for fans. Still the amateur ranks thrived in the Eighties and early Nineties. Washington Youth Soccer participation figures grew 20 percent from 1983-94, and more adults than ever were active in the game. However, no spike in popularity compares to the 12-month gain from 1994 to '95. Nearly 10,000 more kids and in excess of 200 teams were added to the rolls, and obviously the sport's dramatically heightened visibility was a huge factor.

When 43,651 souls found their way to the Kingdome to see the World Cup-bound teams of the U.S. and Russia face-off on Jan. 29, it was a celebration of community as much as anything. National broadcasters and U.S. players remarked that not only was it a large, loud crowd, it was the most pro-American throng in recent memory. For the record, it was Washington's largest soccer gathering in 14 years. Furthermore, it was an opportunity to see a native son return home. Chris Henderson of Everett was a USMNT starter that night, which ended with a 1-1 draw.

The carryover was reinforcement of the state soccer community's size and passion, and that got the attention of U.S. Soccer and Major League Soccer leaders. They were soliciting bids from communities wishing to secure franchises for the first MLS season, in 1996. Immediately after the match, a 'Soccer Summit' of state leaders was convened for the purpose of organizing an MLS bid. Despite a late start, Seattle submitted a competitive bid, the lack of a suitable stadium was a notable soft spot. Husky Stadium and Memorial Stadium were both far from ideal options. As it turned out, when ceiling tiles began to fall from the Kingdome ceiling later in 1994, it may have proven a boon to eventually landing an MLS club.

Fans wouldn't have to wait for MLS to see the return of pro soccer. The Seattle SeaDogs spent the year preparing for their 1995 start indoors. As for the full-field, traditional game, former Microsoft executive Scott Oki and former Seattle coach Alan Hinton brought back the Sounders brand, launching their first A-League season in July and featuring a Who's Who of Washington players in their lineup. Better still, the born-again Sounders boasted both the league's best record (14-6) and best attendance (6,347), including a sold-out Memorial for their final regular season home game.

Year in Review
SEATTLE SOUNDERS
Season Record
14-6, 1st APSL regular season, semifinals
Coach
Alan Hinton (1st year)
Best XI
Marcus Hahnemann, Shawn Medved, Neil Megson, Chance Fry
Top Scorer
Chance Fry (11 goals)
COLLEGIATE
Men's Collegiate Postseason
Seattle Pacific, D2 semifinals
Women's Collegiate Postseason
Washington, D1, 2nd rnd Washington State, D1, 2nd rnd
NWAC Men's Champion
Bellevue d Portland, 3-0
NWAC Women's Champion
Columbia Basin d Spokane, 1-0 OT
WASHINGTON YOUTH SOCCER
President
Pam Copple
Member Associations
35
Players
92,704 (B: 67,674 G: 25,030)
Largest Attendance
43,651, USA v Russia, Kingdome

1994: Resurrection

With the arrival of a World Cup in America for the first time, great excitement spreads across the continent and ushers in a new era. The Sounders name is reborn and the drive for an MLS franchise takes its first steps.

Casella Makes History with Sounders
May 10, 1994

Gina Cassella is among six assistants named to Sounders head coach Alan Hinton’s staff. Cassella, 28, becomes the first known female coach for a U.S. professional men’s team. She is a former U.S. National Team member who coaches the girls’ and boys’ teams at Bothell High School. Joining her are former NASL Sounders Tony Chursky, Tommy Jenkins, Frank Barton, Bernie James, plus Dale Baskett.

Akers Stars as U.S. Clinches World Cup Berth
August 19, 1994

Michelle Akers-Stahl notches two goals and two assists as the the United States routs Jamaica, 10-0, in qualifying for the second FIFA Women's World Championship at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament in Montreal. Akers-Stahl scores again in the 6-0 tournament final win over Canada. She finishes with six goals and is named tournament MVP.

WA Women Among Ambassador Finalists
June 18, 1994

Seattle's Bernadette Noonan, an Irish-born Capitol Hill resident, and Issaquah's Maj Surowiecki, a Swedish native living in Issaquah, are among 90 national finalists as "ambassadors of soccer" - foreign-born contributors to the game's development in the United States. Noonan has played and worked for the of the Washington State Women's Soccer Association at every administrative level, including president, during the association's expansion to the present 155 teams, making the nation's largest. In addition to playing for four teams, Surowiecki is also commissioner and treasurer of the WSWSA.

Seattle Fans Reach First of Nine World Cup Bus Stops
June 15, 1994

Eight Seattle men, ages 23-24 and most graduates of Garfield High School, reach Chicago for the World Cup's opening match. They have refitted a retired school bus with bunk beds, a kitchen and bathroom with a portable toilet. They will drive an estimated 10,000 miles, stopping at each of the nine tournament venues over six weeks before returning home. The bus, with 147,000 miles on its odometer, cost $2000 and another $2000 was invested in improvements.

Thompson Comes Off Bench to Score Four
September 3, 1994

Emily Thompson comes off the bench to supply instant offense in Washington's 8-0 demolition of Gonzaga at Husky Soccer Field. Thompson enters the match in the 29th minutes and proceeds to score the first of her record four goals in the 35th. She assists Amy Hamamoto, then scores her second goal just 26 seconds apart in the 42nd minute. Thompson's hat trick is achieved in the 47th and her fourth is in the 74th minute. Tara Bilanski scores three first-half goals for the No. 17 Huskies.

Central Sweeps Western Behind Hildebrand
October 23, 1994

Erik Hildebrand’s two goals fuel Central Washington to a 3-0 home win over rival Western Washington and completes a series sweep of the Vikings in in Ellensburg. Hildebrand scores in eighth minute and again in the 59th, taking his goal to total to 11. He finishes the year with 12 and a Wildcats record 29 for his career.

Huskies' Surge Resumes vs. SPU
November 2, 1994

Resurgent Washington posts its fifth consecutive shutout with a 1-0 victory over Seattle Pacific at Husky Soccer Field. Erik Penner volleys in John Cowmey's lofted free kick in the 19th minute for the Huskies' first win over SPU since 1989. Freshman Bill May needs only one save. UW is 7-1-1 over its last nine matches. Three of the 3rd-ranked Falcons' (11-4-3) four losses are to Div. I programs.

NCIC Schools Vote for Division III
December 8, 1994

Eight private schools comprising the Northwest Conference of Independent Colleges, currently affiliated with the NAIA, vote to change affiliation to NCAA Division III. Pacific Lutheran, Whitman and Whitworth are NCIC members, along with five Oregon schools.

WA Women Among Ambassador Finalists
May 15, 1994

Seattle's Bernadette Noonan, an Irish-born Capitol Hill resident, and Issaquah's Maj Surowiecki, a Swedish native living in Issaquah, are among 90 national finalists as "ambassadors of soccer" - foreign-born contributors to the game's development in the United States. Noonan has played and worked for the of the Washington State Women's Soccer Association at every administrative level, including president, during the association's expansion to the present 155 teams, making the nation's largest. In addition to playing for four teams, Surowiecki is also commissioner and treasurer of the WSWSA.

SPU Scores Record NCAA Blowout
November 12, 1994

Seattle Pacific sets a school postseason scoring record in routing Cal State L.A. from the second round of the NCAA Division II tournament. Freshman Geoff Martin scores two of his three goals to break open the game in the second half of a 7-0 victory at Newport High School. Martin gets team's first postseason hat trick in 11 years, and Phil Bullard adds two goals. The SPU home unbeaten run reaches 32 games, dating to 1989.

Cougs Make Change
June 14, 1994

Lisa Gozley is hired as women's coach at Washington State, replacing Lisa Fraser, who resigned to start Arizona's program. Gozley, 28, was assistant coach at Minnesota.

Shorecrest 57-Game Streak Snapped by Kennedy
November 12, 1994

Two-time defending champion Shorecrest, the nation's hottest girls' team, is stopped by Kennedy, 2-1, in the state AA quarterfinals at Highline Stadium. The Scots were unbeaten in 57 games (55-0-2), the longest streak in the nation. Shorecrest (17-1-0) had outscored its opponents 114-2 with 15 shutouts. The Lancers come from behind in the second half on goals by Robyn Perkins and Melissa Budde, the latter with 14:25 remaining.

Jingle Bells Ring in Vancouver
August 12, 1994

A tradition begins in the aftermath of Seattle's 4-1 victory over Vancouver at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, B.C. Following the A-League win over the arch-rival 86ers and snapping a string of four road losses in a row, Sounders captain Neil Megson throws open the locker room door and leads the players and coaches in banging the walls and singing a raucous rendition of Jingle Bells to celebrate.

SPU Gifted $2M for Facility
May 23, 1994

Seattle Pacific University receives a $2 million gift for construction of a soccer/track facility from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. The gift equals the largest ever given by the trust and the largest single cash gift ever received by SPU. Since starting in 1968, SPU men's soccer has never had a home field.

Portland Turns Back UW Upset Bid
October 1, 1994

Second-ranked Portland holds off the No. 14 Washington when Tiffeny Milbrett scores the decisive goal 15 seconds into overtime at Merlo Field. Shannon MacMillan put the Pilots in front, but Samantha Obara latches onto Sanya Trandum's pass to equalize on the half-hour. MacMillan's long ball to start the overtime find Milbrett for a 12-yard drive inside the left post.

Hinton Hires Hinton
April 6, 1994

Sounders club president Alan Hinton, as expected, names himself head coach. Hinton, 51, previously coached both the NASL Sounders (1980-82) and Tacoma Stars (1986-88 and 1988-90).

U.S. Edges Germany Behind Akers-Stahl
July 31, 1994

Shoreline's Michelle Akers-Stahl produces what proves to be the winning goal in the 29th minute as the United States beats Germany 2-1 in the opening match of the Chiquita Cup tournament in Fairfax, Va. Akers-Stahl connects on a free kick for her 63rd goal in 68 international appearances. She also adds a goal off the bench in the tournament final, a 4-1 win over Norway on Aug. 7.

Chieftains Win Record 13th Game
November 2, 1994

Seattle University reaches the PNWAC men's championship game with a 3-0 win over 10-man Evergreen at East Field. Brad Swanson puts the Chieftains up in the 32nd minute, then George Czarnowski and Jed Woodward put it away in the second period for a program record 13th win. Simon Fraser takes the PNWAC crown, 4-0, in Burnaby, B.C.

Huskies' Tournament Debut is Victorious
November 9, 1994

Washington makes a smashing NCAA women's tournament debut by blanking No. 15 Oregon State, 3-0, in rainy Corvallis. The No. 18 Huskies get Emily Thompson's record 10th goal just before halftime. Thompson had missed a 1-0 loss to the Beavers three weeks earlier. Melanie Brennan scores in the 58th minute, then Jeanie Rain tacks on another in the 74th.

Sellout for Sounders Regular Season Finale
September 24, 1994

A sellout crowd of 11,874 in Memorial Stadium cheers Seattle to a 3-0 victory over Vancouver. The Sounders finish 14-6-0 (9-1-0 at home) and finish 15 points clear of the Los Angeles Salsa. Nineteen of the 25 roster players came through Washington Youth Soccer Association. Bellevue's Chance Fry scores twice, both on assists from Issaquah's Shawn Medved. Fry finishes second in APSL goals with 11 and Medved is the co-leader in assists (11).

Keller Clean Sheet Streak
January 1, 1994

Millwall goalkeeper Kasey Keller starts the new year as he ended 1993, earning his fourth straight clean sheet. The Lions defeat Crystal Palace in a First Division match. Keller also gets shutouts in the next two league matches, versus Bolton and West Bromwich, but Arsenal ends the home skein Jan. 11 with an FA Cup win (1-0).

Kent Eyed as Potential MLS Stadium Site
June 15, 1994

A 40-acre piece of real estate in Kent appears to be the most likely site of a 25,000-seat stadium for a Seattle-area Major League Soccer team. Vince Coluccio, owner of the Seattle Sounders during their last gasp in the now defunct North American Soccer League, owns the Kent property and is the prospective developer. The site is just east of Interstate-5 and south of Sea-Tac Airport. Memorial Stadium and Husky Stadium are being explored as potential interim sites for a charter MLS team in Seattle. The primary drawback to Seattle's MLS bid has been the lack of a suitable stadium.

MLS Examines Potential Venues
May 9, 1994

Major League Soccer representative Bill Sage tours several potential interim sites for a proposed Seattle charter franchise. Local organizers list Memorial Stadium, West Seattle's Sealth Stadium and Husky Stadium as candidates. Memorial Stadium’s 10-year-old turf is being replaced with a $1.6M removable flat panelized surface. The crown will be leveled and soil added to even the surface. The surface will also be widened.

Sounders Eliminated in Shootout
October 2, 1994

Despite beating Colorado 4-1 in the second game of the semifinal, the Sounders' playoff run ends in a series-determining shootout, 0-0 (2-1) in front of 8,448 fans at Memorial Stadium. Dick McCormick and Jason Dunn each score twice to tie the series with a 4-1 regulation victory. David Hoggan has three assists. The Foxes had won the first game at home, 2-0. Following a scoreless, sudden death 30-minute game, the Foxes got two shootout goals while only Gary Heale replied, and Dunn's final attempt hit the post.

Pursuit Begins
February 3, 1994

The Sports and Events Council of Seattle/King County organizes a "soccer summit" and notifies Major League Soccer it will begin the process of bidding for a charter franchise, including studies on feasibility of building 20,000-30,000-seat stadium in Seattle area which be home to an MLS team. Meanwhile, the Sounders report orders for 1,500 season tickets, despite not having a home or schedule.

Huskies Tap Gallimore
February 28, 1994

Washington names Lesle Gallimore, women's coach at San Diego State for four seasons, as Huskies' new coach. Gallimore, 30, replaces Dang Pibulvech, who had started the program and guided it to a No. 19 national ranking after three years.

Ireland's Seattleite Honored
June 18, 1994

Seattle's Bernadette Noonan, a native of Ireland, is honored as one of 24 foreign-born U.S. residents who made outstanding contributions to the growth of soccer prior to the Italy-Ireland World Cup match at East Rutherford, N.J. Earlier in the week, she met soccer legend Pele at a reception, and Noonan, the only woman honored as a "soccer ambassador," received the most applause.

Sounders Make Home Debut in Tacoma Dome
July 23, 1994

After playing their first four away, the Sounders make their APSL home debut in the Tacoma Dome, before 5,614. David Hoggan and Gary Heale, who once both starred in the same building for the Tacoma Stars, score in a 2-0 victory over the defending champion Colorado Foxes. Hoggan's winner in the 75th minute is a free kick hooked over the wall and past Mark Dodd. Heale adds insurance three minutes later. Seattle's first six matches will be played in Tacoma due to the Kingdome's closure because of failing ceiling tiles.

Fans Flock to TV Screens
June 17, 1994

Throughout the state, fans of all ages begin flocking to TV screens as World Cup USA begins. Anticipating increased interest, ethnic restaurants, taverns and clubs extend hours and upgrade their big screens. The July 17 final rates a 9.5 rating in Seattle.

Kingdome Revival
January 29, 1994

Before the game's largest Washington audience in nearly 14 years–43,651–the United States battles Russia to a friendly 1-1 draw, kickstarting a late bid for a Major League Soccer franchise. Everett's Chris Henderson starts for the USMNT.

Wazzu Stuns UConn in Opener
September 3, 1994

Washington State stuns 9th-ranked Connecticut, 2-1, to start the season in Pleasanton, Ca. After UConn strikes first, the Cougars' Shalli DeWitt ties it late in first half. Tina Walsh nabs the winner in the 83rd minute. The Huskies would go on to reach the NCAA semifinals.

Memorial Turf Replaced, Crown Removed
June 6, 1994

Seattle High School Memorial Stadium’s 10-year-old turf is replaced, and the crown removed to create a much-improved surface for soccer. The $1.6M renovation features a removable flat panelized artificial surface. The crown is leveled and soil added to even the surface, and the field is also widened in advance of the Sounders' return. The floor can be removed during the summer to protect it from damaging sun exposure. The stadium goes offline for Seattle Center use, including concerts, until late August.

Portland's WA Players Figure in Opening Win
September 10, 1994

Second-ranked Portland, reloaded with more top Washington recruits, opens its season by beating No. 14 Washington State, 5-1, at Pullman. The Pilots added state player of the year Tia Sharpe from Bainbridge Island and U20 national team member Wynne McIntosh to a cast which already features Justi Baumgardt, Jody Dutra and Michelle Voiland. McIntosh scores the third UP goal at WSU.

Girl Allowed to Remain on Boys' Team
October 6, 1994

Bowing to the Seattle City Parks superintendent's decision to revoke field permits and bar 7,000 young soccer players from Seattle's playgrounds, the Seattle Youth Soccer Association agrees to let Eve Russell, 12, rejoin the Laurelhurst-View Ridge Stars boys' team. Russell had played on the team the past two years but had been blocked this year by the SYSA. The Russell family wanted a one-year exception for Eve. Seattle Parks policy requires organizations using parks to allow exceptions to rules barring participants from playing on the basis of gender, race, age or disability.

Voiland Sisters Are Opposing Keepers
October 30, 1994

Bellevue's Michelle and Amy Voiland start at opposite ends of the field as goalkeepers San Francisco plays a WCC match at Portland. Michelle, a senior, gets the shutout as the Pilots clinch the conference title with a 6-0 win. Younger sister Amy, a USF freshman, is the victim of a hat trick and two assists from Tiffeny Milbrett.

MLS Start Pushed Back, Seattle Hopes Fading
November 16, 1994

Major League Soccer's debut is pushed back a year, to 1996, says Alan Rothenberg, U.S. Soccer president and head of the proposed new Division I league. However, Seattle's prospects of securing a charter franchise appear diminished as Rothenberg announced Tampa and Chicago have been added to the already announced markets of New Jersey, Long Island, Boston, Columbus, Washington, D.C., San Jose and Los Angeles. Up to 12 teams are expected to play the first season.

Sounders Born Again
March 1, 1994

Seattle officially joins the American Professional Soccer League, otherwise known as the A-League, and takes the name of the former NASL club, the Sounders. Fellow expansion clubs Houston and Toronto bring the league to eight franchises. Colorado, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Montreal and Vancouver are existing members of the APSL, a Division II league which originally included FC Seattle. Houston's franchise is terminated for financial reasons after just two matches.

Sounders' New Era Begins with Victory
July 6, 1994

Chance Fry, one of four NASL Sounders who have joined the new APSL namesake, scores with two minutes remaining as Seattle starts the new era with a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Impact at Robillard Stadium. Fry's free kicks curls around a six-man wall to beat Pat Harrington. Marcus Hahnemann comes up with four saves behind a stout back line of Neil Megson, Wade Webber, Bill Crook and James Dunn. It's the first of four straight road matches for Seattle.

Henderson Debuts in Germany
October 1, 1994

Chris Henderson makes his debut for newly-promoted FSV Frankfurt in a 2 Bundesliga match versus Meppen. Henderson has been without a team since being cut by the national team prior to the World Cup.

Voiland Halts Stanford, Portland Wins West
November 13, 1994

Portland becomes the first Northwest school to reach the NCAA Division I semifinals as Bellevue's Michelle Voiland makes eight saves in the 8th-ranked Pilots' 2-1 overtime win over No. 4 Stanford for the West Regional championship. Voiland parries a Melinda Minstrell header in the second overtime and moments later Tiffeny Milbrett nets the winner. Jody Dutra and Wynne McIntosh also play in the Pilots' victory.

Huskies Earn Share of MPS Title
November 6, 1994

Second-half goals from Ian Russell and Erik Penner snap at halftime tie and propel Washington past Oregon State, 3-1, in Corvallis to earn a share of the MPSF Mountain Division title with Fresno State. The Bulldogs own the tiebreaker, however, and proceed to take the MPSF championship. The Huskies, whose first goal came from John Cowmey, go in front on Russell’s goal in the 66th minute, and Penner clinches it in the 86th. The Beavers end Washington's defensive scoreless streak at 501 minutes.

Kingdome Ceiling Fiasco Affects Sounders
July 27, 1994

The reborn Seattle Sounders move their July 30 home opener from the Kingdome as a result of the emergency replacement of the stadium's 40,000 ceiling tiles requiring replacement as a public safety precaution. The Sounders will instead play Vancouver at the Tacoma Dome. The Kingdome remains closed until at least Aug. 22 because four ceiling tile panels fell prior to the July 19 Mariners game. The Mariners are forced to play their remaining home games on the road.

Sounders Clinch First Place
September 20, 1994

Jason Dunn fires home his 10th goal, sending the Sounders on their way to a 3-1 win over Colorado and clinching the APSL regular season title in the club's first year. David Hoggan and Chance Fry score second-half goals for Seattle's (13-6-0) third win in a row. Dunn, second in league scoring, strips the Foxes' Robin Fraser and beats Mark Dodd in the 31st minute.

MLS Names First Seven Cities
June 15, 1994

Major League Soccer announces seven of the 12 cities that will receive teams to begin play in spring of 1995, but Seattle is not among them. MLS Chairman Alan Rothenberg says the city will remain under consideration in the coming months for one of the final five spots. The areas selected are: New Jersey, New York/Long Island, Boston, San Jose, Los Angeles, Columbus and Washington, D.C.

Sounders Win Fifth Straight Behind Fry's Brace
August 27, 1994

Chance Fry scores twice in the final 15 minutes, his second brace in as many nights, and the table-topping Sounders win their fifth in a row, 2-1 over the Los Angeles Salsa before 5,160 in the Tacoma Dome. Fry's first goal, a header off Shawn Medved's corner kick, gives Seattle a 1-0 lead in the 76th minute. Jason Farrell finds Fry in the 86th minute for a 2-nil lead. Fry also scored two second-half goals in a 3-1 home win over Toronto the night before. The Sounders (10-4-0) finish their Tacoma stint with a 6-0-0 mark.

USA Takes Momentum into World Cup
June 4, 1994

Former Tacoma Stars forward Roy Wegerle sends the USMNT into the World Cup on a positive note by scoring the winner in a 1-0 friendly win over Mexico before 91,123 in the Rose Bowl. The U.S. opens group play June 18 vs. Switzerland in Pontiac, Mich. Wegerle, 30, comes on as a second-half sub and scores in the 52nd minute. He is the only Washington connection on the roster and plays in all four USMNT games during the tournament.

Dang, UW Coach Leaves
January 18, 1994

Dang Pibulvech resigns as Washington women's coach to take the same position at Texas. Pibulvech (27-21-6) leaves the Huskies three years after becoming the school's first women's soccer coach. He built the program into a national power, achieving top 20 rankings each season. He reportedly becomes frustrated with UW's inability to build a permanent stadium.

Kennedy Wins Fourth Girls' Title
November 19, 1994

Undefeated Kennedy wins its fourth state championship, 2-0 over previously unbeaten Gig Harbor for the AA girls' title at Shoreline Stadium. Jennifer Lewis assists on the opener and scores the Lancers' clincher, in the 58th minute. Michelle French earns her 30th assist on Robyn Perkins's goal, and Alicia Phillips gets the shutout. Kennedy (20-0-1) won AAA in 1988 and back-to-back AAs in 1990-91.

Bellarmine Prevails in Battle of Unbeatens
November 19, 1994

In a battle of unbeatens, Bellarmine completes a perfect (20-0-0) season by beating Kennewick's Kamiakin, 2-0, for the state AAA girls' crown at Shoreline Stadium. Katey Ward clears a Kamiakin game-tying attempt off the goal line in the 58th minutes and assists on the Lions' clincher by Mary Boerner two minutes later. Jennifer Daniels gives Bellarmine the lead after 11 minutes, and Anne Browning makes four saves to deny the Braves (21-1-0). Coach Mary Rink played up front for Bellarmine's last championship team (1987-88).

Semi Script Reversed, Falcons Collapse
December 1, 1994

A year after an epic comeback at the NCAA semifinal stage, Seattle Pacific collapses to lose a late two-goal lead as well as the Div. II crown to Oakland (Mi.). The Pioneers rally from 4-2 down to force overtime and go on to prevail, 6-4 at Tampa. Phil Bullard's third goal (and seventh of the postseason) makes it 4-2 at 59' for the Falcons, Oakland scores twice in 83 seconds. In extra time Eli Tiomkin get the go-ahead goal in the 107th minute, and an empty-net score comes in the final five minutes.

Sounders Finally Play in Seattle
September 9, 1994

For the first time in 19 years a Sounders league match is played at Memorial Stadium as the new APSL club hosts Fort Lauderdale before the largest home crowd to date, 6,624. However, the Strikers spoil the homecoming with a 3-2 overtime win, giving Seattle consecutive defeats for the first time. The club's first six home matches had been moved to Tacoma following the Kingdome's closure due to falling ceiling tiles. The NASL Sounders played at Memorial from 1974-75 before moving to the Kingdome.

UW Women Earn Draw at Santa Clara
September 5, 1994

Emily Thompson scores one goal and assists another, and No. 18 Washington comes away from No. 8 Santa Clara with a 2-2 draw. Melinda Torre gets the first Huskies goal in the 35th minute. Thompson finds the game-tying goal in the 61st minute on a rebound after Kathleen Juergens's initial shot is blocked by the Broncos keeper.

Henderson Among Final World Cup Cuts
June 1, 1994

Chris Henderson, 23, of Everett is one of three final cuts to the U.S. roster for the World Cup. Also released are Brian Bliss and Dominic Kinnear. Henderson was the youngest member of the 1990 World Cup squad.

Local Group Undertakes MLS Bid
February 14, 1994

After being lobbied by Major League Soccer leaders, local soccer leaders vote 26-1 to form a committee that will go forward with selling season ticket deposits and scouting suitable playing venues for a charter MLS club. Alan Rothenberg, chairman and CEO of World Cup USA and president of the U.S. Soccer Federation and Major League Soccer, is accompanied by Bill Sage, former FC Seattle GM and now MLS official. The Sports and Events Council of Seattle/King County hosts the meeting. Seattle Sounders president Alan Hinton is the dissenting vote, asking that the ticket drive be delayed until after the team's inaugural season.

Carolina Comes to Town
October 30, 1994

Before a record crowd of 3,155 at Husky Soccer Field, 8-time defending NCAA champion North Carolina ends Washington's 15-game home win streak, 2-0. Debbie Keller scores 15 minutes into the game, and Jane Byers doubles the lead with five minutes remaining to lead the No. 2 Tar Heels past No. 15 UW. "We had our chances," UW coach Lesle Gallimore says. "We weren't nervous or intimidated. We didn't panic. The best thing about this match is that is shows us we can play with the best of them."

Keller Denied Place on World Cup Team
May 4, 1994

Kasey Keller is informed by head coach Bora Milutinovic that he will not be considered for the U.S. World Cup team. Keller, voted MVP of Millwall in the English League First Division, had been a back-up to Tony Meola in the 1990 World Cup. Instead, Milutinovic decides to go with Meola, Brad Friedel and Juergen Sommer as the three keepers on his squad, to be finalized June 3.

MLS Debut Pushed Out to 1996
November 16, 1994

The start of an outdoor professional league in the United States is postponed for a year until 1996. Investors are announced for franchises in New Jersey, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and a venue still to be determined. Chicago and Tampa have been awarded franchises and Long Island has been removed as a selection. Three slots remain but without either a suitable home venue or league investor, Seattle's chances are all but dashed.

Longtime Conference Disbands
January 15, 1994

The Northwest Collegiate Soccer Conference disbands after 23 seasons. Since starting with a collection of varsity and club teams from seven schools in 1972, the NCSC featured divisional alignments for Division I, II, III and NAIA men's, women's and club programs in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia, including a promotion/relegation format.

UW Shelves Plans for Soccer Stadium
March 22, 1994

The University of Washington suspends plans to build a soccer facility for its men's and women's teams because the project is too expensive, says athletic director Barbara Hedges. The 3,000-seat facility was expected to be used for practices and games for 1994. Originally slated to open for the 1994 men's and women's seasons, construction estimates climbed to $3 million. The budget was $1.2M. Instead, the Huskies will again borrow a field from intramural athletics.

A Leader of the Pack
November 15, 1994

Fernando Clavijo is introduced as head coach of Seattle's expansion entry in the Continental Indoor Soccer League (CISL). Clavijo, 38, brings championship playing experience from the indoor game, with five NASL and MISL titles in New York and San Diego. Earlier in the summer he concluded his career by representing the U.S. in the World Cup, earning his 61st and final cap.

Akers, U.S. Punch WC Ticket
August 19, 1994

Seattle's Michelle Akers scores two and assists on two other goals as the defending champion USWNT secure passage to Sweden '95 by drubbing Jamaica, 10-0, in a CONCACAF semifinal in Montreal. Akers is later named tournament MVP following a 6-0 victory over Canada in the final.

No. 1 SPU Opens Impressively
September 3, 1994

Defending champion Seattle Pacific, beginning the season ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division II, blasts Chico State, 5-1, at Newport High School behind the hat trick of converted defender Phil Bullard and Ricci Greenwood's brace. The Falcons proceed to beat No. 9 Regis, 3-0, Sept. 6 for their third straight Far West Classic title and 10th overall. SPU then plays the next seven away.

Cougs Eliminate Big Ten Champs
November 9, 1994

Big Ten champion and 11th-ranked Wisconsin is sent out of the NCAA tournament in the first round by No. 19 Washington State, 3-1 in Madison. The Cougars pounce early, scoring three times in the first 15 minutes. Jody Payne, Kristy Olson and Shalli DeWitt put the visitors up in the program's first postseason contest.

U-Dub Claims Its First Apple Cup
October 23, 1994

Washington claims its first Apple Cup victory in four tries by beating Washington State, 1-0, at Husky Soccer Field. Samantha Obara scores her third straight goal for the 12th-ranked Huskies while Tina Thompson and the defense post their seventh shutout. Obara curls her corner kick directly into the net in the 49th minute and UW extends its home unbeaten run to 14 games. WSU was 2-0-1 in the first three Apple Cup meetings.

Huskies Suffer Worst Defeat in 15 Years
September 18, 1994

Federal Way's Darren Sawatzky assists on two goals and scores another in Portland's 7-1 pounding of Washington at Merlo Field. It's the Huskies worst loss since the 1979 season. After Jason Boyce puts UW up at 7:36, the 7th-ranked Pilots pour it on to lead 5-1 at halftime. Linus Rhode leas UP with three goals.

New Sounders Earn Credibility
June 11, 1994

Rookie Jason Dunn from Seattle Pacific scores both goals as the Seattle Sounders get a 2-1 preseason exhibition win over Mexico's UNAM Pumas at the Tacoma Dome. The Sounders, who earlier dropped 1-nil friendlies to Pumas and the Canadian National Team (twice), are strengthening their roster as the July 6 APSL opener approaches, with Shawn Medved joining other veteran signings Neil Megson, Bill Crook and Bernie James since May.

Seattle U Travels East, Wins
October 21, 1994

Seattle University's first cross-continent trip commences in Fort Lauderdale with a 4-1 victory over Nova Southeastern. George Czarnowski puts the Chieftains on the board first with a blast at the five-minute mark. Nathan Calvin adds two goals and Brad Swanson gets Seattle's fourth. It's the fifth straight win, but the streak ends two days later with a 4-0 loss to Lynn in Boca Raton.

Keller Denied World Cup Roster Spot
May 4, 1994

Bora Milutinovic informs Kasey Keller that he will not be considered for a spot on the U.S. World Cup team. The decision leaves Tony Meola, Brad Friedel and Juergen Sommer on the roster. Keller, a member of the 1990 World Cup team, has not played for the USMNT since 1992, when U.S. Soccer officials were upset with him wearing Umbro gloves rather than team sponsor adidas gloves.

Seattle CISL Team Unveils Plans
November 6, 1994

Seattle's new indoor team unveils plans for its first season, due to start in June 1995. The CISL expansion club, operated by Full House Sports and Entertainment along with the NBA SuperSonics, will play its first season in the 4,100-seat Center Arena. General admission tickets will start at $5. Eight of the 15 CISL teams are owned by NBA or NHL owners, who use them as an inexpensive way to fill empty arenas during the summer months. Full House president John Dresel say he expects the team to sell out all of its 14 home games at the Arena.

Native Sons Earn First Caps
November 19, 1994

Jason Dunn and Marcus Hahnemann, former teammates at Seattle Pacific and fellow rookies for the Sounders, earn call-ins for the national team. Bellevue's Hahnemann starts and Olympia's Dunn comes off the bench in a 1-0 friendly win at Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.

Jefferson Denies Mountain View's Four-Peat
May 28, 1994

Jefferson's Mike Francis scores two minutes into the first overtime to give the Raiders their sixth state title, 2-1 over three-time defending champion Mountain View, at Puyallup. TJ dominates the first half, taking the lead on Jay Dillon's header from Francis in the 21st minute. Mountain View draws level with 12 minutes left when Ben Huong's free kick finds a diving Danny Trinh. A long crossing pass from Josh McCarty is head home by Francis for the Raiders' first championship since 1988. The Thunder was bidding to equal TJ's run of four straight titles from 1983-86.

Dunn, Hinton Earn Awards
October 4, 1994

Jason Dunn is named A-League Rookie of the Year after scoring 10 goals in his first season out of Seattle Pacific, and Alan Hinton is voted Coach of the Year for guiding the Sounders to the regular season title.

Crosstown Rivalry Returns to First Hill
October 8, 1994

For the first time in 10 years the Seattle University-Seattle Pacific men's rivalry returns to First Hill, but despite the Chieftains' best efforts, the outcome is unchanged. Dominic Dickerson's goal 11 minutes into overtime gives SPU its 21st straight win in the series, 2-1 at East Field. It's heated match with 56 total fouls, five cautions and three red cards issued.

Seattle MLS Bid Hits Dead End
October 6, 1994

Seattle’s MLS bid committee admits its objective of securing a charter franchise has run its course and will be unsuccessful unless a proper stadium, preferably with grass, is built. Instead, the group leaders throw their support behind the APSL Sounders and forms a committee to explore future stadium options.

Bid Sealed and Delivered
June 14, 1994

Seattle submits its bid for an MLS club backed by 1,300 season ticket deposits. However, the area lacks a suitable long-term stadium option.

Stanford Holds Off Huskies
November 12, 1994

Stanford staves off Washington's upset bid in the West Region semifinals in Portland, but not before the Huskies nearly beat the No. 3 and unbeaten Cardinal. Samantha Obara's shot slams off the post in the 32nd minute, the closest call to a goal over 120 minutes of regulation and overtime. Stanford advances, 0-0 (6-5) when Suzie Boots converts and UW's Sanya Trandum hits the crossbar with her penalty attempt.

Bloomstine Hat Trick Helps PLU
November 9, 1994

Jamie Bloomstine continues his rich vein of form with a hat trick in Pacific Lutheran's NAIA regional semifinal win over Concordia, 4-3. Bloomstine takes his season total to 13 goals, and Dennis Hillius gets what proves to be deciding goal. PLU succumbs to Simon Fraser in the regional final, 1-0.

Sales Pitch Begins
March 30, 1994

Kicking off the MLS bid campaign in earnest, local organizers mail some 70,000 ticket sales brochures to Seattle soccer fans in hopes of gaining their support. If they can reach the goal of 10,000 ticket deposits by May 15, they will be eligible to gain one of 12 charter franchises in the new league.

Seattle U Wins Behind Hartsough Hat Trick
October 19, 1994

Keely Hartsough scores all three goals in Seattle University’s 3-0 win over perennial power Pacific Lutheran at East Field. Hartsough, pushed up from defense to midfield, nets goals in the 38th, 70th and 89th minutes. She had scored just once coming into the game.

PLU Men Win NCIC Title
November 5, 1994

Pacific Lutheran wins the NCIC championship by defeating Pacific away, 2-1, in Forest Grove, Ore. Jamie Bloomstine gets the Lutes' first goal , and Laef Eggan converts a rebound off a goalkeeper save for the winner.

Ultimately, the best thing for the community would be if the Seattle Sounders fold into the MLS. We don't need the Sounders and the MLS. The Sounders play a high-quality game.
Yogi Hutsen, co-chairman of the local MLS bid committee, on Seattle's diminishing chances of landing a charter franchise
I think we're still in the ball game. If we can put together the long-term site with Kent and get something tied down in the next two months, we can get a team.
Yogi Hutsen, a leader of the Seattle soccer supporters seeking an MLS team
We won't have any one player we can win with. We have to find local players who will give 100 percent. My team will work the ball around and be offensive-minded.
Newly named SeaDogs coach Fernando Clavijo saying he plans to tap local wealth of indoor talent
I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many different ethnic groups joined together doing the wave. It’s true this is an Americanized World Cup, but I believe people are having more fun. We’ve set a new standard for how to throw a party.
Seattle Pacific coach Cliff McCrath on the 1994 World Cup
What we're saying is, get 10,000 season tickets committed. Then we'll come in and make it work.
Hank Steinbrecher, U.S. Soccer executive director, regarding Seattle's bid for an MLS franchise
What a shame that we didn't get the World Cup here - that's the first thing it tells me. I'm just stunned by the response.
Michael Campbell, president of the Sports and Events Council of Seattle/King County, on the USA-Russia advance sale of 38,000
We had to take a lot of sarcasm at the start of the season, teams saying that Seattle was going to be the strongest team in the league because it was going to be at the bottom, holding everybody else up. We heard all those comments, but we won the league in our expansion season. We get the last laugh.
Sounders captain Neil Megson
I sang it, then we all sang it together because only takes about 8 seconds to learn. And we threw open the door and we were hanging out the doorway singing again, louder and louder. And we knew (Vancouver) could hear it then. It’s definitely celebrating and rubbing their noses in it at the same time.
Sounders captain Neil Megson recalling the origin of singing Jingle Bells following a road win
Kids need to see soccer on a high level. That's what kept me going and focused on making a pro team. Kids need something to shoot for.
Chris Henderson, Everett native and USMNT player
It's time for more local players to step up and prove they can play at this level. It's now time for the American players to emerge.
Sounders coach Alan Hinton, who starts a predominantly American side in the APSL expansion team's first season
I feel weak, real lethargic. I have no explosion. People say I have looked fine, but I feel terrible. I can't run past people. It's like I only have one pace. I can't play defense because, with a limited amount of energy, I have to save it for the attack. I have only so much in the gas tank now. I have to choose when to run, and when not to run. Mentally, it's exhausting.
Michelle Akers on playing despite being weakened by Epstein-Barr virus
You don’t need to understand the ins and outs of soccer to understand the spectacle of it all. The atmosphere has been superb.
Washington State Youth Soccer coaching director Bobby Howe, an England native, on the World Cup aura
There was a big boom in soccer when we were growing up and we hit it at the right time. Now we're hitting the right spot again. We're 22 and that's an ideal age for making the '98 World Cup team.
Sounders rookie defender James Dunn on the international prospects for him and twin brother Jason
It's tough because I had an opportunity to go to France, but Bora had told me to stay and go after the World Cup. You train so long with this team and to have this happen...it's frustrating. No matter what happens, I've got a career. I'm going to be playing for a long time.
Chris Henderson on being cut by coach Bora Milutinovic from the World Cup team
If we had a stadium we’d be in the MLS, no question.
Michael Campbell, Seattle-King County Sports & Events Council president, after the bid for a charter franchise ends
While I didn’t expect any hooligans, I also didn’t think I would see so much friendliness and goodwill amongst the different fans. After Holland beat Morocco, a Moroccan drummer walked right into a crowd of Dutch to pay tribute to their team. It was great, all these people playing songs and walking together back to Church Street.
J. Paul Blake of Tukwila on the atmosphere in Orlando for a World Cup match featuring the Netherlands and Morocco
I felt a lot of bitterness for a while because this was totally out of my control. It’s been pretty apparent that I was never given an opportunity to prove myself. I’ve heard theories about gloves, that I was a troublemaker, but no one ever took the time to say anything about all this to me. No one communicated.
Millwall keeper Kasey Keller on being denied a place on U.S. World Cup team
I love it that the ratings are almost double what was expected and that the United States' opener with Switzerland out-rated golf's U.S. Open. I don't have a press credential. I'm looking for a seat. NEED ONE. Palo Alto, East Rutherford, Pasadena, Dallas. I'm mobile.
Steve Times columnist Steve Kelley, claiming he’s got World Cup fever
Alan took a lot of young players and some veterans and made them into a team. He used his knowledge of English and American soccer and built an offense that was tough to stop.
Lorne Donaldson, coach of two-time APSL champion Colorado, on Alan Hinton leading the Sounders to the league's best regular season record
We had 260 kids up here (on Whidbey Island) watching it live on TV. They were jumping out of the chairs, screamin' and hollerin'. For them, it had to have the same effect that the hockey team had on us in 1980.
Cliff McCrath, observing young Northwest Soccer Campers celebrating the U.S. World Cup win over Colombia
I felt extremely ready for the World Cup. It's hard for me to know why I wasn't considered.
Kasey Keller on being denied a place on the U.S. World Cup team despite being MVP of England's Millwall
They have a lot of skills and they have heart. They play some of the best soccer around here. It reminds me of European soccer.
Veteran referee Frank Gorog evaluating the caliber of play in Liga Mexicana
When Michelle went in the game against China, I saw some of the Chinese players' heads drop. I think it was a big advantage for us. They're already losing 1-0, and here the best player in the world enters the game. I think it was a big advantage for us. She's still very skillful, and has a tremendous impact on our team.
U.S. National Team coach Tony DiCicco on Michelle Akers's effect, even while weakened by Epstein-Barr virus
It was an electric feeling, a powerful moment. Then I looked over at (her 16-year-old son) Mark. He almost had tears in his eyes, and I was feeling something myself.
Seattle soccer mom Joy Drovdahl recalling the pregame atmosphere for USA-Brazil World Cup match at Stanford
We would show up every Sunday at a field in Burien and play five against five, including wives, girlfriends and kids. But I had a dream that we could have our own league of players who had come here mostly from Mexico. Maybe if they are involved in soccer and know they will be playing on Sunday morning, it will keep them away from drinking and drugs and out of trouble.
Chon Garcia, Liga Mexicana president, on the league's growth and influence
The rest of the league thought we were a bunch of college kids from Seattle. We had a good mixture of good young players and some very important veteran players who had the experience necessary. I can't believe we accomplished so much in such a short time. We managed to do in four or five months what usually takes four or five years. It all came together.
Alan Hinton on how APSL teams may have underestimated his first-year Sounders
More kids try it when they are young and stick with it. I can tell it's growing. There is always a shortage of fields, and it's hard to get coaches, but there is never a shortage of players.
Steve Friebel, Northwest Soccer Camp co-director
When they added it, it was long in coming. Everyone was waiting for them to do it because of the soccer talent in this area. Whether it was me or Dang (Pibulvech), we knew we were capable of taking it up a notch.
New UW women's coach Lesle Gallimore on the potential of the program
The first year will be a fairly telling year. I expect to see near capacity or standing-room-only crowds.
Sounders owner Scott Oki on his attendance expectations of averaging 10,000 for the APSL club's first season
Our first venture was as the Red Hot Mamas, and we played our kids. Most women at the time had never played team sports, so the camaraderie was fantastic. We were just like little kids.
Bernadette Noonan, Ireland-born mother of four, recalling her first team in the state women's association on Seattle's Capitol Hill
The (UW program) can be as big as it wants to be, depending on how much people want to support it. There really are no limits. It's as big as your dreams can get.
University of Portland coach Clive Charles on the UW women's potential
It's never been about undermining girls' soccer. This is about a girl who likes to play sports with guys. This is her own personal choice. She is a natural athlete. She plays at that level. All she did was ask to play with her friends.
Dina Mandoli, mother of 11-year-old Eve Russell, on the family's appeal to Seattle Youth Soccer to allow her to keep playing for a boys' team
This is a strong group, an eager group. The two teams are nothing alike. These guys show up early for practice they're ready to go on time. Back then, if Alan Hudson was only 15 minutes late, that was a break.
Sounders captain Neil Megson comparing the young American nucleus of the APSL team to the NASL era's British veterans
It's not a good situation. (Athletic director Barbara Hedges) told us that (a new facility) is a priority with her, and we'll have to take her word on that. But we're waiting for where and when. We sold our recruits on that field.
Dean Wurzberger, UW men's soccer coach, on the stalled stadium project
It was the first time I had ever seen people swept up in the feeling of a match. It was different, like a rollercoaster ride in the stands.
Shorewood High School student Mark Drovdahl on the USA-Brazil atmosphere
What Americans don't realize is this is the biggest sport in the world, bigger than the Super Bowl, the World Series, whatever. If this trip of ours were in Italy, I'm sure it would be nothing uncommon. A lot of people would be doing the same thing to see the World Cup.
Ryan Ernst, one eight Seattle men, ages 23-24, who will drive a retrofitted retired school bus to all nine World Cup venues
You cannot tell the atmosphere watching it on TV. I think if people are going to be fans, if they are at the game, that's where it's going to happen. I was at the Italy-Ireland game in New York, and it wasn't America. It was the most incredible atmosphere. Even for somebody who doesn't understand soccer, if they were part of that atmosphere, it was pretty much impossible not to enjoy the game.
Chris Henderson on World Cup in-stadium atmosphere
Some of the guys don’t seem to know enough about it. (But) No commercials, you have to give them that.
Patrick McAleese, Belfast native whose family owns Kells Restaurant and Pub
If soccer wants to join the money-making entertainment pantheon of American pro spectator sports, it will, to borrow from boxing, have to produce a knockout, because titles usually aren't lost on decisions. Yesterday, I saw nothing but a three-hour clinch. Nil-Nil? Nope-nope.
P-I columnist Art Thiel following the World Cup final
This team feels so much better. Our ownership is very strong, we're building a structure, a good foundation, and everyone's working together. I wish we had this same situation with the ownership and everything else about 15 years ago we'd still be going strong.
Sounders forward Chance Fry comparing the APSL club's structure to the final year of the NASL era
We have to find local players who will give 100 percent. My team will work the ball around and be offensive-minded...I had a lot of opportunities to go somewhere but after seeing the strong ownership group here, it was an opportunity I couldn’t let go. They have a game plan to make soccer go.
Fernando Clavijo, newly-named Seattle CISL coach
By the age of 14, 40 percent of the kids (in soccer) pursue other interests. (Former SuperSonic) Freddie Brown's kids were in our camps and now they play basketball with a vengeance. But we can reduce that percentage. Kids are real shrewd about these things. They see 90,000 people waving flags on television, and they say, `That's what I want.'
Cliff McCrath, Seattle Pacific coach and Northwest Soccer camp founder, on the youth appeal of World Cup soccer
Seattle should be a Division I soccer city. It always has been and should be again...I'm not sure how long the fans will allow them to have a Division II franchise.
U.S. Soccer secretary Hank Steinbrecher on Seattle's prospects as an MLS market
They are sold on football (at UW), but there are days when football isn't playing. That's something that has to be a priority - selling them on all sports.
Dang Pibulvech, departing UW women's coach
Soccer goes beyond color, beyond religion, beyond ethnic or national origin. But it has missed somehow in America. It's almost like Americans are jealous about this reverence paid to soccer everywhere else in the world - in Red China, Russia, Iran, Iraq, South America. We need a vaccine in American sports and I hope a month of World Cup soccer will do it.
Argentina native Juan Ceballos on the 1994 World Cup's potential to make the sport more popular
I think it would be a real shame if we launched the MLS and Seattle didn't do its best to be a participant. It's clearly a major-league city and, as far as soccer goes, it's a major market.
U.S. Soccer president Alan Rothenberg
I wish we could play in front of this crowd every week. They're loud, they've got passion. Fans elsewhere could take a lesson from Seattle.
Alexi Lalas, USMNT player after Russia friendly
It's tough to build a crowd when you don't really have a home. We're the Seattle Sounders, but we've never played in Seattle. Maybe we should just change our name to the Tacoma Sounders and go for it.
Sounders co-owner Bill Hurme after the expansion APSL team plays six games in Tacoma due to Kingdome ceiling issues
If I'm allowed a serious comment, I'm very grateful for that record. I never scored a goal and never stopped one in all those years, but I sure wore out a lot of grass and AstroTurf along the sidelines. I learned to say a special prayer silently, 'Dear Lord, don't punish the team for my mistakes.'
Seattle Pacific coach Cliff McCrath on rising to No. 2 in career collegiate victories
College & High School All-America (USC)
Player (Hometown) School (Div/Team/Pos)
Nate Daligcon (Burien) Seattle Pacific (D2/2nd/M)
Keely Hartsough (Kirkland) Seattle University (NAIA/1st)
Jennifer Lee Pacific Lutheran (NAIA/1st)
Lars Rasmussen (Copenhagen, Den.) Pacific Lutheran (NAIA/1st)
Wynne McIntosh (Seattle) Roosevelt (F)
Collegiate Men's Records
Central Washington 7-11-2
Evergreen 10-10-0
Gonzaga 2-13-1
Pacific Lutheran 11-5-3
Puget Sound 11-9-0
Seattle University 13-9-0
Seattle Pacific 14-5-4
Washington 10-7-2
Western Washington 2-13-1
Whitman 4-8-0
Whitworth 11-6-2
Collegiate Women's Records
Central Washington 6-5-4
Evergreen 3-17-0
Gonzaga 2-15-1
Pacific Lutheran 14-6-1
Puget Sound 9-9-3
Seattle University 8-5-6
Washington 13-6-2
Washington State 12-7-1
Western Washington 11-8-1
Whitman 2-5-2
Whitworth 6-6-1
Commissioners Cup Winners
Age BoysGirls
U11 Heat (FWSA)FC Royals 82 (TPCJSA)
U12 Cyclones (SkVJSA)Team Pride (GRJSA)
U13 CSC United (GRJSA)Eclipse (TCJSA)
U14 Quicksilver (MRSA)Falcons (SpVJSA)
U15 Sidekicks (WVJSA)Eagles (HSA)
U16 Troubleshooter (TPCJSA)Arsenal (SYSA)
U17 Challenge (TPCJSA)Juventus (TPCJSA)
U19 Americans (SYSA)Dosveedonya (MRSA)
Professional All-League
Player (Pos) Team (Lg-Tm)
Marcus Hahnemann (G) Sounders (AL-1st)
Neil Megson (D) Sounders (AL-1st)
Shawn Medved (M) Sounders (AL-1st)
Chance Fry (F) Sounders (AL-1st)
Bill Crook (D) Sounders (AL-2nd)
James Dunn (D) Sounders (AL-2nd)
Jason Farrell (F) Sounders (AL-2nd)
David Hoggan (M) Sounders (AL-2nd)
Jason Dunn (F) Sounders (AL-2nd)
State Youth Recreational Cup Winners
Age BoysGirls
U11 Pepsi (D6)Strikers (D6)
U12 Eagles (D4)Bobcats (D6)
U13 Bullets (D1)Shooting Stars (D2)
U14 Sprint (D4)Phoenix (D4)
U15 not awardedButterflies (D2)
U16 Gators (D4)Foxes (D5)
U17 Arsenal (D4)Classic Touch (D2)
U19 not awardednot awarded
Washington State Youth Champions
Age BoysGirls
U12 Totem Xpress (FWSA)FC Royals 80 (TPCJSA)
U13 TriCity Rebels (TPCJSA)Strikers (FWSA)
U14 Lk Washington Crossfire (LWYSA)Lady Phoenix 78 (KPYSA)
U15 Emerald City Wings (SYSA)Highline Eagles (HAS)
U16 Spectre 77 (NYSA)FC Royals 76 (TPCJSA)
U17 Spectre 77 (NYSA)FC Royals 75 (TPCJSA)
U19 FC Storm (TPCJSA)Auburn Soccer West (AYSA)
WIAA Championship Games
Boys 4A Thomas Jefferson 2Mountain View 1 OT
Boys 3A Mount Vernon 2 (3-1)West Valley (Yakima) 2
Boys 1A Holy Cross 4Bellevue Christian 2
Girls 4A Bellarmine 2Kamiakin 0
Girls 3A Kennedy 2Gig Harbor 0
Girls 1A Seattle Christian 5Cedarcrest 0
USMNT vs Russia in Kingdome 1994

VIDEO: USMNT vs Russia in Kingdome 1994

Marcus Hahnemann Interview 1994

VIDEO: Marcus Hahnemann Interview 1994

1994 Seattle Sounders APSL Soccer Highlight

VIDEO: 1994 Seattle Sounders APSL Soccer Highlight

Dunn Brothers play for 1994 Sounders

VIDEO: Dunn Brothers play for 1994 Sounders

On this Day in History
July 20, 1985
Highline Pepsi Stompers’ first venture to the Girls National Youth Challenge Cup in Denver ends with a third-place finish, taking the U19 consolation final, 4-1, over Busch Select of St. Louis. Stompers, who breezed through the regional stage, needed to rally late to draw level with Falls Church Cobras (Va.) in the semifinal. Lori Henry and Kerri Tashiro tallied, taking it to overtime, but Birthe Hagstad scores to send the Cobras through. Stompers had run roughshod over six West Regional to become Washington’s first girls’ national representative. They beat Oregon, 3-0, in the title game at Boise, finishing with a 27-2 goal differential. Jerome Rauen became coach five years ago and guided the team to three of their five state cups.
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May 6, 2012
Bellingham United plays its inaugural home match before a spirited crowd of 1,473 at Civic Stadium, rewarding them with a late winner. Andrew Weishaar breaks through in the 85th minute, and the Hammers beat Langley Athletic, 3-2, in a Pacific Coast League contest. Kellan Brown scores the first two home goals, but owner Jeff McIntyre presents Brendan Quilici with a sledgehammer for man of the match. Bellingham United had offered free admission for life to fans that get a permanent tattoo of the club crest.
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August 1, 1955
A picked team of locals meets sailors from Great Britain’s HMS Superb as part of the Royal Navy ship’s goodwill tour. George Goers of Buchan Bakers scores two second-half goals to rally the all-stars to a 3-1 win.
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November 21, 1979
WIAA officials indicate that sponsorship of a girls' championship could come as soon as 1981. In 1978, 67 schools fields teams. If a minimum of 80 is reached in 1980, the tournament would begin the following year.
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