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08:49 min | 4 months ago

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"To do for you each and every week that's devoted to what used to be in pro sports. Thanks for coming by and before we get into this week's episode I do of course want to wish all of you as much health and safety as possible. We're living in extraordinary times. Your health and safety are obviously the supreme concern and We all are in this together. And of course the economic realities to are starting to play out. It is our intention to do our very best to keep at our weekly schedule to provide. Whatever Little Levity and a distraction that we can lord knows we need it and I suspect that some of you are going stir crazy being self isolated and staying home hopefully. You're you're healthily doing so if you somehow are not doing so or haven't gotten tested and you think you're not feeling well by God All means please do so and obviously please heat. All of the warnings that you hear from your trusted local and regional and national officials and don't endanger the lives and safety of others in the midst of all of this we reach out to you and we appreciate you coming by and listening to US and hopefully we. Can you know? Give a little bit of respite from The craziness of the world out there and police by all means do what you need to do to try to stay safe and economically viable And we appreciate of course you listening and And given us Your encouragement as well and we appreciate all the notes have come in so far and Let's let's move onto some entertaining a conversation. Shall we with our guest this week? the legendary head coach and national soccer hall of Fame Inductee of the old. Chicago sting of the North American Soccer League and his name is Willy. Roy and as you'll soon learn from his accent is almost you could call a native Chicagoan I of course because he was born in Germany and has a very strong and distinctive German accent. But there's no guy more synonymous I think with Chicago Soccer Than THAT OF MR Willy Roy Who was the longtime coach of the Chicago? Sting From around value. We'll talk about it. seventy six seventy seven or so is there was an interim head coach title there. We'll get into some of The House and wise of that but he Stayed with the stink for right through the end of their at least outdoor Life in the North American Soccer League in Nineteen eighty-four and then a little bit later as to the indoor thing with the MSL went on and we'll get into some of that too But the The game that you heard there featuring dulcet tones of Howard Balsam longtime on air broadcaster for Chicago Sting Games and There was no more exciting. I think while there are plenty of exciting games and sting history for sure But there was certainly one of them right there and that was on October. Third Nineteen Eighty Four. That you just heard when the Chicago sting won their second ever North American Soccer League Championship against the Toronto Blizzard in Game. Two of what was then had become not a singular soccer bowl championship game but a three game series for the soccer bowl title and That was a mere two games. Two Games gives me two days after he says The first game which was on October first in front of about eighty three hundred people in the the old Comiskey Park in Chicago when the sting won the that game? Two TO ONE Now two days later on a Wednesday evening at Varsity Stadium in Toronto Actually. I think the blizzard of the time. We're playing home games at the much newer exhibition stadium but for whatever reason exhibitions said he was not available that evening. So varsity stadium where The Old Toronto teams the Metro Korea and I think even the the Toronto Earlier versions of of Toronto's Asl and Even precursor Lives were so. It's kind of sort of an interesting sort of a circle of life there but what game. That was on October third. The sting had actually gone up to zip around the minute. Sixty eight were winning to nothing and and looking like everything was gonna be Honky Dory and in a blizzard in succession in a in a matter of two and a half minutes scored two goals in the seventieth minute and the Sorry Seventy First Minute. Seventy third minute and then potter more headache. The Magic Man A guy who will be talking about here in a second with Our guest willy. Roy scored in the eighty. Second Minute to to take it off the sting two games to none and of course the interesting piece of Trivia around that game that was also the last ever game in total for the North American Soccer League. I'm I'm not sure people recognize that at the time. Although there's absolutely a a feeling in the air that things were not good and matter of fact quite quite dire for the North American soccer league as it played out in the months afterwards it limped along and ultimately Gave up the ghost death in the early part of nineteen eighty five but the Chicago sting. Why very Interesting team and certainly a A big splashy name and the people involved similarly splashy great personalities and a tremendous legacy and as we've talked about in previous episodes Mike Conklin and particularly want to search that episode up longtime sportswriter for the Chicago Tribune and Scribe if you will and and chronicler of the Chicago sting a very fascinating precursor to this conversation with Willie this week. Really climb the mountain in Chicago and became synonymous with it's championship. History at one thousand nine hundred one ticker tape parades and all that nineteen eighty-four. I guess not as a sort of a you know a memorable as the eighty-one championship season. But it's certainly solidified. The Stings Major League status in a very tough sports town that of Chicago and it was absolutely also part of at least for an initial bid of time the indoor success the Chicago sting also was successful and enjoyed Both in the NSL and then later in the major indoor soccer league and then of course it all fall apart fell apart as a lot of things did in the mid to late nineteen eighties. But I digress. I encourage you to listen heartily to this great conversation with the head coach of many of those successful years with this ghosting. Willy Roy and you know we actually start prior to Willie's a tenure with the sting and I think it's really important in maybe lots and lots of people that Willy Roy was a member of Some of the earliest teams in pro Soccer history in this country in the late sixties when that was getting rebooted The Chicago Spurs of the National Professional Soccer League and then the second year than becoming the NSL the Chicago Spurs playing in Comiskey Park They relocated to Kansas City to become the Kansas City. Spurs in Nineteen Sixty Eight As well and that's part of the The NFL's history. And then Willie was part of the Saint Louis Stars. Very important legacy franchise from seventy one to seventy four in the ASL. All that was before he came to the Chicago sting both as a player and then player coach and then as a coach full time and so we get into all of that sort of how willing sort of got involved in pro soccer in the United States in the first place. Oh and by the way was part of the. Us national team for a good eight years from nineteen sixty five to seventy three including a whole bunch of World Cup qualifications in certainly for the nineteen seventy World Cup and then some so all of that stuff and then the sting. We get into with our special guests this week. Willy Roy the longtime coach of Said an ASL legacy franchise coming up in just a few moments. Entertaining is not the best word. It's it's more than that. I can't come up with another adjective right now but you will enjoy it for sure. And I look forward to presenting it to you in just a few Mere moments but first a couple of promotional items. Let's get out of the way To celebrate this conversation with the Great Willy Roy..

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11:39 min | 6 months ago

"american soccer league championship" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available

"Tim Henman how are you buddy. This is good seats still available you. I know that by now appreciate your findings are curious. Little podcast are excursion each week into what used to be in professional sports and as you heard there we are. We're going back to soccer and not the obvious forays into the NSL which we've done quite a bit of over many many months of this This little show. We're going into something. We've only talked about just once episode. twenty-nine specifically with our Pal Ronnie Salerno in Cincinnati when we talked about the Cincinnati comets back in I guess it was nineteen seventy four ish or seventy three ish of the old American Soccer League in you know it's been a curiosity and frankly a number of enquiries stories over the last number of weeks about questions about teams and people in the American soccer league the most Perhaps enigmatic of of soccer history St Leagues in this country and we have called upon our resident soccer expert. Steve Holroyd this week to kind of allow allow us to go into perhaps an early survey of this most curious of professional soccer leagues in the United States. The American soccer together but a number of different versions of it for you persnickety Soccer historians out there so this is a essentially known as the second version of the American Soccer League. But it's the longest lasting and perhaps the most Historical I guess of all of the American Soccer Leagues it Got It start Way Back in nineteen thirty three and and truly to its name was envisioned to be a top Tier Professional League especially amongst baseball all team owners and We've sort of heard and seen some of those. Those approaches before however as things sort of war on the war were World War. Two and all these other distractions the American Soccer League. Basically in the forties and fifties and sixties pretty much sort of Languished a AH albeit spirited in as mostly an ethnic league comprised mostly of new immigrants to the United States. It's especially in the east coast a little bit mid West and some very amazing and strong teams and and there's a whole very very deep and rich history there is arguably arguably Most of the the players that for example played on the team of the US national team in nineteen fifty upset England during the World Cup sort of the one of the greatest game ever played in American soccer history. You know of any professional that rose above I guess either play outside this country or even and coach door or was found in the collegiate and and semi pro ranks came out of this American Soccer League During that period of time but it was around in the early one thousand nine hundred seventies which is kind of the time. We're going to be sort of focused on With our conversation with Steve Holroyd and just a few moments is when the American soccer. Really Kinda got the fever. Shall we say. Got The got the bug the top tier professional bug that the North American soccer league had had kind of perhaps to lay the groundwork for and the ASL kind of didn't want to get left behind as we'll get into our conversation with Steve that Kinda all got set in motion in the late nineteen sixties when as we've talked about on multiple episodes to if not even three groups of of business business owners and business Sports are entrepreneurs got together to kind of take advantage of the nineteen sixty six World Cup. NBC's national broadcast of the game In the United States to create once and for all some top tier professional level leagues in the United States. And we all know sort of what the happened there in sixty seven there were two leagues rivaling each other they sort of merge into nineteen sixty eight to become the North American soccer league and then they quickly crashed burnin and an almost didn't survive sixty nine nine hundred seventy. I mean we're down to like five teams in those. NSL Lean years but the American soccer soccer leagues. You know a couple of years after that seventy two seventy three or so as the An. ESL was regaining. Its toehold starting to get a little bit more traction and and as the process by which American soccer was kind of rerouting itself shall we say the American Soccer Soccer League the ASL was us Watching quietly and then not so quietly in the background. And we're GONNA get into that period of time in this American Soccer League from roughly the early nineteen seventies when the sort of The the beginning of the end I guess of these ethnic teams in clubs. You know we're talking about teams known as the New York Greeks The Philadelphia Ukrainians and the Baltimore Saint Gerard's and Roma Sec. The Newark Portuguese Ukrainian stitch also of Newark New York. Inter her these are all teams that literally were the legacy of the American. Soccer League is clearly a conversation for another show at some point. But in the early the seventies we saw the beginnings of a desire to sort of shed those ethnic names and and become a bit more. Shall we say American centric And truly tried to devote more effort around developing the quintessentially American quote unquote player. And that was what the American soccer the League under the under the guidance of guy named gene which Who will talk about to in this Yes his brother was Walsh's which we've talked about him peripherally as well in previous conversations but you saw for example. The New York Greeks become the New York Apollo a little bit more American sounding and teams like the New Jersey. Americans pins in the Los Angeles Skyhawks the Columbus Magic the Sacramento gold. And as you heard in that clip at the beginning of this little show here The Detroit Loyd Express and the Oklahoma City slickers who in one thousand nine hundred eighty two We're playing for the American Soccer League Championship. A three-game affair the last which you just heard there was the championship securing victory in front of guys who is almost thirty thousand people in the Pontiac. Silverdome is the Detroit. Express press unsuccessful in winning a championship in their years in the NSL finally broke through in one Detroit's only professional soccer championship at the tail. End of nineteen eighteen eighty two. As a matter of fact I think it was. Oh my gosh I think it was Sometime in September yes. September twenty second nineteen eighteen eighty two as a matter of fact and that that clip was featuring the the dulcet play by play tones of Bob. Lewin douse key and color. Commentary commentary by Roger Faulkner on the something called the Detroit Express television network. I don't know how significant or deep-rooted that was there in the Pontiac. Silverdome in front of almost thirty thousand fans Was the second to last penultimate American Soccer League champion that was crowned but we get into this period of time the sort of early nineteen seventies through the early nineteen eighties into amazing stories about this. I wouldn't call it. Division to although in in the in the sort of the prism of history sort of considered to be sort of the second tier behind the The then mighty North Americans Arkley the ASL the American and soccer league and it's it's so many different twists and turns And again if you were a fan of the indy daredevils or the Georgia generals perhaps the Houston Dynamos. Or maybe even the second incarnation of the Jacksonville tea men. When they left New York Excuse me the North American soccer league the Rochester Flash the Carolina lightning all kinds of interesting teams. That came and went in the old America. We get into the Pennsylvania's stones. Yes all of those things spend more in our conversation with the great soccer story and we appreciate his joining a Steve holroyd coming up in just a moment or two fascinating stuff. Even if you've if I'd never heard of the ASL or even if you fancy yourself soccer fan you may not know a lot about this American soccer league. And I think you'll enjoy as you will also enjoy the fine wares of one of our great sponsors are pals at old school shirts dot com and our pals Pf Wilson and his band of Mary Women and men in in Cincinnati and Of course there are some great shirts that you can use to commemorate this episode about the old. ASL At old school shirts dot Com using that Promo Code of of course good seats for ten percent all of your purchases and what are they got their. Well they've got shirts commemorating clearly lots of old teams no longer with US certainly a lot. Lot of Great pop culture history amusement parks and and bars and restaurants and all kinds of stuff that you may remember and you'd like to proudly do so in t-shirt form but of course old school shirts dot com. He says Promo Code. Good seats has a number of wait for American Soccer League t shirts. I mentioned the Indianapolis daredevils also known as the Indy dare-devils they played in Indianapolis in the ASL from nineteen seventy eight through nineteen seventy-nine two seasons. They were formerly known as the the Rhode Island Ocean ears and they played in in the Providence area from nineteen seventy four through seventy six and then they renamed themselves the New England Ocean years and seventy seven. I'm not sure exactly where they played. Then but in one thousand nine hundred seventy eight. They moved to Indianapolis to become dare devils. And there's a tremendous shirt there. At old school shirts dot com commemorating during the indy. Dare devils and if you're if you spy with your little I you'll notice that. The logo of the Indy daredevils looks a lot like a rehashed. Rehashed version of the ocean ears logo from their time in Rhode Island fascinating stuff and a great looking shirt. Perhaps one of the best logos both the ocean ears and the dare-devils the Indianapolis Annapolis Daredevil said old school shirts dot com again. Promo code good seats. There's also an Cleveland Cobras shirt. The Cleveland Cobras were one of the longer-lasting of the modern version of the ASL teams for nineteen seventy four through nineteen eighty-one. They started their life. Actually as the Cleveland Stars and yeses shirt there at old school shirts dot com. I'm commemorating that version in nineteen seventy two and seventy three. The Cleveland Stars the Cobras. Of course for you Folks paying attention in eighty two then moved to Georgia Atlanta Atlanta suburbs to become the Georgia generals. But all those shirts and more plenty more. Are there for you. Enjoy and reminisce at old school shorts shorts dot com again. Use that Promo code good seats and get ten percent of all of your purchases not just these. ASL shirts but all kinds of other great sports and pop culture culture history shirts and again our friends. PF Wilson and team at old school shirts dot com. Again that Promo code good seats for ten percent of all all of your purchases we thank them and you for trying them out and As they say you'll be glad you did all right. Let's move on into the fun and very very interesting origin stories. I guess of the late Life of the American soccer. We're going to focus on this. This time between the early seventies through through their demise in one thousand nine hundred three of the old asl. Here's our conversation that we have with Steve just a couple of days ago and Please enjoy you want to remind our.

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02:06 min | 6 months ago

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"Hey Gang this week's episode is brought to you by the Arizona Office of Tourism this spring. Follow your favorite baseball teams to Arizona for Cactus League spring training amazing whether landscapes exciting outdoor adventure. Incredible Food Arizona. Is the perfect home base for baseball fans. Plan your spring training getaway at visit in Arizona Dot com slash spring training. Yes that's visit Arizona dot com slash spring training. And now. Here's our show seconds left on the clock down one more. The crowd express that I maybe to American Soccer League Championship. Why the score of four to one over Oklahoma the city to win the best of three series tuna one Detroit I Oklahoma City one behind restoring? Oh shut checking Chapman Watson antenna and a great goaltending by this crowd celebrating here at the Pontiac Silverdome. ooh What a great van here the dome absolutely perfect ending refined find season for the Detroit Express kept her alive in two years of the American Soccer League. He's built something and he's built today with thirty three thousand Detroit Detroit a championship. The only championship. We've seen in a long time a very very fine performance all around. Welcome to Good seats still available. A curious little podcast devoted to exploring what used to be in professional sports. Here's your host. Tim I'm handling greetings and salutations. Everybody my name is indeed..

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05:52 min | 1 year ago

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"This is the kick this is Douglas Number. Eleven Donnie Douglas can't win the Darth American Soccer League Championship or The Los Angeles Aztecs by making this kick. He's taking a game. I think he's making taking a game on who sold and Douglas get a chance to kick it again. Riady made us in all this John Davis indicating. Yes we do. Oh did he move the upper PARV. His body can move as long as he doesn't move move his feet from the end zone view here we are you could see moved with right but well before the ball all right here. It is again out Douglas with an opportunity to win the championship the championship welcome to good seats still available a curious little podcast devoted to exploring what used to be in professional sports. Here's your host Tim Hanlin greetings. How are you everybody Tim Hamlin and it's good seats still available are curious little podcast journey each and every week into what used to be in professional sports? I thank you for finding us and for downloading US.

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09:05 min | 1 year ago

"american soccer league championship" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available

"Tony. Crosses over. Twenty years Devi haunt beating two man. He's in. Steve. The curse was we would. Interceptor? And the right side crosses inflicted. Niger ago. Hello everyone. I'm Jim Carville is the voice of the cosmos, the Cosmo's entered the nineteen seventy seven season with high hopes, a new home and some new faces to bolster and already impressive aggregation. The incomparable Pele was primed for his last year. The league's leading score. Giorgio Naya was starting his first full season. With the cosmos defenders, Nelson marinas, Bobby Smith, Mike Dillon casting keys. Eddie Warner Roth and Charlie Aitken. We're back in the fold midfielders. Ramon Mifflin and Terry garbage would return along with Tony field and goalkeeper shut messing the guys that God the NSL quarterfinals and seventy six before being ousted by Tampa Bay. They knew they had to have more Trump cards if they were to deal for title in nineteen seventy seven they made the move. Draco topics and veto Dimitri reselling from Yugoslavia Jomo Sono and exciting forward from South Africa came aboard after a glowing recommendation from Pele Turkish goalkeeper air. Yes. Seeing within the phone and from the English league and exciting winger Stevie hut would make the long trip across the Atlantic. The Cosmo's also added a promising group of young American players that included Jerry other intesne fall Hutter Marcello curry breaker. Tesla's Tommy Lang, Bobby robot. Chris aga- liotti, Scott Strasbourg and Roberto elevator. The Cosmo's were ready for the long tough journey to soccer bowl seventy seven. There would be pressure. They were the glamour team bien ASL with the likes of Pele and canal you every team would be up for them. But the cosmos would handle that pressure. Well, and when it was over they would write a glorious chapter in the history of American sports. They would become the biggest sports story of nineteen seventy cents story worth preserved. Welcome to good seats. Still available a curious little blood cast devoted to exploring. What used to be in professional sports? Here's your host, Tim Hamlett. And what a season it wound up becoming that nineteen seventy seven New York Cosmo's North American Soccer league championship as narrated by the great the late. Great Jim Carville that by the way, by the way. Hi, my name's Tim, Tim Hanlin that is and this is good seats still available. You're curious little podcast journey each every week into what used to be in professional sports, or what you know, we like to sort of focus on here is teams leagues, and those kinds of things that don't exist anymore defunct or otherwise previously in carnage, whatever that's what we like to to revel in here on this this little show, and that little clip comes from a a really hard to find album, but if you were walking the hallways. They're of Giants Stadium back in the day, nineteen seventy eight in particular that season you will have seen this album was called this is Cosmo's soccer. And it's a tire LP to sided. That literally goes through play by play and game by game through all the fits and starts of what became ultimately a classic and memorable championship season pays last game. In last shot at a championship with the New York cosmos, the album came out, I think in the nineteen seventy eight and was a fixture there in the the souvenir stands, and yes, we pull that one out of the old the old library there and pops and hisses and crackles and all and it's a fitting as we get ready to celebrate Christmas time, we're dropping this episode on on Christmas Eve, so happy Christmas or Mary new year, or whatever that is whatever you celebrate out there. We hope your holidays have been or are great were I was going to take a week off. And the episode will have to say she sheet your four the next two weeks. But I think it will because one of the members of that great nineteen seventy seven Cosmo's team and and the year before as well as the. The the second or actually third really but next championship season that the cosmos hadn't seventy eight is our very special guest. This this holiday week. His name is Bobby Smith. And he was you could say a stalwart defender for the Cosmo's during those amazing years where they sort of went from, you know, sort of this very interesting, you know, assemblage of journeyman players circa seventy five until this guy named Palay came about and around seventy six when Bobby Smith and his south jersey slash Philadelphia, metropolitan area Powell Bob Rigby came onto the team you start to sort of see the beginnings of of the rebuilding or the building of what ultimately became that championship seasons in seventy seven seventy eight and Bobby Smith is this is a tremendous conversation. Bobby a, you know longtime. American born and bred soccer player runs. A very successful soccer program into indoor facility down in south jersey will give some more information about that in a few minutes, and as you'll hear in this conversation, Bobby and his pal. Bob Rigby were by all accounts. The reasons that I became a near Cosmo's fan, and perhaps arguably the the rationale behind this little show that you're listening to so it's all bobby's fault as as we'll hear in our chat. Bob is also, you know, one of the growing number of national soccer hall of fame members that we've interviewed on the show in our short little lifetimes. I think actually the seventh if you're counting players, and and administrators and builders in that kind of stuff and actually the tenth if you include as we do, frankly, the Colin Joe's media award winners who are also. Members in full standing of the night national soccer team. So we we've got a nice little trove there. I guess of interviews with people, you know, who are important to the game of soccer in this country and Bobby Smith is happily one of them. And we were ecstatic to be able to connect to have a very very fun conversation, which you will hear in a few minutes as we go through things like the Philadelphia atoms and not only the Cosmo's, but the atoms of seventy three to seventy five the sandiego soccer's. We get into Philadelphia fury stuff. We touch on the Philadelphia fever of the miss L where Bobby had a couple of cups of coffee as well as lament the Montreal which was his sort of final outdoor pro landing spot. And and also, by the way, some very interesting conversations about being on the national team in the late seventies. And through all nine hundred eighty so this is a really cool conversation coming up with our our new pal Bobby Smith. He. The national soccer hall of fame. And in my mind, the reason why became a Cosmo's fan. And and again, we blame him but in a loving and gentle way. Of course, we're not gonna give me about promos this week. We suspect that you're already fully embracing all of the great gifts and and joy to hopefully, you're celebrating with your your families and your friends this holiday season. But we do want to say thank you for all the great support during the course of this year two thousand eighteen my guys can be two thousand nineteen I think by sometimes by the time, the some of you hear this episode. We got some great stuff coming at you for for next year. But I do want to say thank you to our friends old school shirts dot com. Our friends sports history, collectibles dot com. And also our friends in Portland at five oh, three sports five three dash sports dot com. We wanna thank of course, our friends at pod. Fly productions in particular, the

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02:23 min | 2 years ago

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"Interceptor guy profits and the right side crosses inflict welcome to good seats still available a curious little blood cast devoted to exploring what used to be and professional sports here's your host tim hanlin all right let's get this this machinery rolling shall we thank you so much for finding our little podcast amidst the wide vast array of choices that you have out there in podcast land you have stumbled across the podcast that we like to call good seats still available that curious little podcast that is devoted to what used to be in professional sports thank you for finding us thank you for listening to us and if you're a repeat customer we doubly thank you for coming back we are going into a nsl north american soccer leagues championship soccer once again this week and we have a tremendous guest who is in the thick of the heyday of the nsl and will regale you with some very interesting stories and i think few little nuggets that have never been revealed before at least it was news to me and archie curious now jim trekker is our guest jim was the public relations guru behind many of the formative and huge a big gigantic years of the new york cosmos arguably the first real modern day super team in worldwide soccer and obviously a huge phenomenon in the late seventies and early eighties not new york but in this country as well as worldwide on the soccer scene a gym was there jim was handling all the efforts of all those egos involved whether it was pele or owner steve ross were the ergen brothers of atlantic records fame giorgio canal lia the stir these gives me the straw that often stirred many drink for that team franz beckenbauer karl bert though i mean you just name it a who's who of stars and talent and jim trekker was in the promotional throes of of helping that team gain ascendants and and credence in the sports.

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