Monday, June 21, 2010
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Monday, June 14, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
This ad for "The Flaming Hearth" featured, from left to right, ?, Fran Lemons, John Houska, and Hugh O'Neill. It was a bar/ restaurant that would run shuttle buses from the restaurant to the games. It closed down a while back but the building is still there and is currently unoccupied. I do not know the identity of the guy on the far left behind the soccer ball. He is not pictured in any media guide or team photo. If anyone knows who he is please let me know! You can contact me at email@example.com.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
On June 10, 1980, the Rogues beat the Tampa Bay Rowdies 2-0. This was the first (and only) outdoor win the Rogues had against the Rowdies. There was quite a bit of local hype for this game because the Rowdies had beaten the Rogues for the NASL Indoor Championship the previous winter. Goals by Jado Hasanbegovic and Paul Child plus a Bob Stetler shutout gave the Rogues a memorable home victory.
Rogues line-up: B. Stetler, M. Stankovic, J. Berrio, J. Hasanbegovic, B. Thomson, A. Carbognani, P. Cannell, P. Child, D. Stride, M. Stojsavljevic, J. Faulkner.
Subs used: P. D'Agostino, T. Field, J. Husband.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Sports article from the Washington, D.C. paper reporting the details of the Diplomats 2-1 win against the Rogues at the Liberty Bowl. I remember getting to the Stadium about 3 hours before the game to wait on the Washington team. I wanted to meet Johan Cruyff. Eventually the team arrived and I met Cruyff as he was coming off the bus. I had seen films of him from the 1974 World Cup and read alot about him so he was a hero of mine. He was very nice and signed an autograph for me. I still have it.
Special thanks for the article to Jim at the Washington Diplomats blog
Thursday, June 3, 2010
On June 3, 1978 the Memphis Rogues returned to the Liberty Bowl to play another expansion team, the Colorado Caribou. Memphis came out on top 2-0 on goals from Tony Field and Henry McCully. Goalie John Houska recorded his second shutout.
Rogues line-up: J. Houska, J. Faulkner, P. Beal, P. D'Agostino, N. Smillie, T. Field, H. McCully, J. Husband, A. Birchenall, D. Stride, P. HolderAttendance: 6,890