Twice a Great Notion September 25, 2020

What the 35-yard Shootout meant (and means) to American soccer The author as a member of the Portland Pythons (World Indoor Soccer League, 1998-99) There’s a video I can’t get enough of. It’s from a 1980 North American Soccer League 35-yard shootout between the New York Cosmos and Washington Diplomats. There are just north of 53,000 fans in RFK Stadium, and they are into it. In the video, Dips goalkeeper Bill Irwin—tall and mustached, with…


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