David Falk has followed soccer in the Puget Sound region since 1974. This blog covers Sounders FC, local college soccer, Seattle Wolves FC, Tacoma Tide FC and Kitsap Pumas. Send tips or comments to: goalseattle@gmail.com
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Saturday, January 17, 2009

1970's Sounders Reserves photos debut online

Jenni Conner has shared another batch of 1970-80's Seattle Sounders photos from the North American Soccer League days with us. We'll be adding many photos from the Kingdome years and from both on and off the pitch of those well-loved Sounders of old. Watch for them in the coming weeks right here at GOALSeattle.com.

UPDATE: I've added three more photos to the reserves gallery. Also, check out this 1977 set from a Sounders visit to Vancouver's old Empire Stadium to play the Whitecaps.

We are starting with an extremely rare set of shots from the 1970's Seattle Sounders Reserves squad. Faithful fans showed up for reserve matches back in the day and they were rewarded by seeing eventual stars like Jimmy McAlister, Mark Peterson and Jeff Stock get ready for the big leagues. They also saw the first coaching gig for Harry Redknapp and plenty of cameos from Sounders stars who wanted to get some 'work in' between league starts.

Read more about the Sounders reserves and Harry Redknapp's coaching start here. See some club photos here. ANother scan of Harry's first coaching job is here. Redknapp is of course now famous the world over as the latest coach of Tottenham Hotspur.

Check out the gallery. Do you recognize anyone?

1 comment:

  1. I remember going to one reserves game with Harry Redknapp as the Player and coach. The Sounders Reserves scored something like 11 goals, 9 or so set up by Harry ... crazy stuff.


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