Program for the 1981 NASL Soccer Bowl in Toronto. The Chicago Sting defeated the New York Cosmos to claim their first NASL title.
Pele takes the field in Portland under yet more awesome tifo, Soccer Bowl 1977 (F. Beckenbauer in tunnel) #rctid
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.”