Monday, April 26, 2010

BEFORE THEY WERE ROGUES






















Rudy Ybarra (19), then with the L.A. Aztecs, battles Alec Lindsay of the Oakland Stompers during the 1978 Season.  Rudy came to the Rogues in 1979.
Photo courtesy of Dave at nasljerseys.com

Sunday, April 25, 2010

ROGUES STAFF, 1980















I would like to ask that if any of these Rogues' staffers have photos or stories to share for the blog, please contact Andy at gorogues@gmail.com.  It will be very appreciated!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

PRE-SEASON, 1979


















I cut this out of the newspaper when I was a kid but didn't keep the article.  It is from a Rogues pre-season game prior to the 1979 season.  I think the opposing team in the photo is the Atlanta Chiefs   (the relocated Colorado Caribou).  Midfielder Miguel Napoli was not selected for the '79 season roster.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

JOHN HOUSKA, 1978
















John Houska frustrates Giorgio Chinaglia during the Rogues 1 - 0 win against the Cosmos on May 24,1978.
Very special thanks to John Houska for the autograph and the great memories.

Monday, April 19, 2010

BEFORE THEY WERE ROGUES



















Bobby Thomson (4) tangles with Pele during the New York Cosmos vs Connecticut Bicentennials match played July 31, 1977 at Giants' Stadium.  The Cosmos won 3 - 1.  Bobby moved to the Rogues the following season.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

FORMER MEMPHIS ROGUES OFFICE













This building, located at 2200 Union Avenue, served as the office for the Memphis Rogues from 1978 to 1980.  I can remember that the entrance was on the left side by the driveway.  Inside was a long counter, behind which the ticket sellers and secretaries were located.  At the back of the sales area was a hallway that led to all of the individual offices for the owners, coach, marketing, etc.  It wasn't uncommon to see players or even an owner helping out at the ticket counter.  I think we bought our season tickets from one of the owners who was working the front while the sales person was at lunch.  Can you imagine today's team owners doing that?  Oh and by the way, the Memphis Rogues phone number?  526-KICK.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

GOAL FAULKNER! 1980






















The Rogues celebrate John Faulkner's goal against the Chicago Sting at the Liberty Bowl in 1980.  Final Score: Rogues 3, Sting 2.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

MORE ROGUES FAN MEMORIES!





















































































Rogues fan Bill sent me these great photos from the Rogues fan day on August 2, 1978, just prior to the home game against the California Surf.  Bill was seven years old (he's the one in the tank top) and attended the game with his brother, sister, and father.  The players pictured are:  Henry "Mad Dog" McCully (12), John Houska (20), Neil "Beep, Beep" Smillie (4), Tony Field (10), and Bobby "B.T. Express" Thomson (2).  Bill, thanks very much for sharing these great photos!  It is really appreciated!  If anyone else has any Rogues related photos, please e-mail them to me at gorogues@gmail.com.