Billy Merck

Twice a Great Notion

What the 35-yard Shootout meant (and means) to American soccer 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 …