pitchinvasion:

Program for the 1981 NASL Soccer Bowl in Toronto. The Chicago Sting defeated the New York Cosmos to claim their first NASL title.

pitchinvasion:

Program for the 1981 NASL Soccer Bowl in Toronto. The Chicago Sting defeated the New York Cosmos to claim their first NASL title.

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shawnlevy:

Pele takes the field in Portland under yet more awesome tifo, Soccer Bowl 1977 (F. Beckenbauer in tunnel) #rctid

shawnlevy:

Pele takes the field in Portland under yet more awesome tifo, Soccer Bowl 1977 (F. Beckenbauer in tunnel) #rctid

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xiquarterly:

Photos by Scott Butner of the Seattle Sounders during the 1977 NASL season - including the Soccer Bowl defeat to the New York Cosmos at Portland’s Civic Stadium. Butner was 19 at the time, working for a photography studio contracted by the Sounders - in this interview with goalWA.net, he explained the challenges of shooting at the Kingdome:

“Mostly, I remember that shooting in the Kingdome was like taking pictures in a bat cave. Very dark, very cavernous. It was always such a treat to get to shoot a game outside for a change, where there was light, and weather, and sometimes even mud! All the things that made soccer photos more interesting.”