Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bobby Howe and Frank Barton honored at Sounders FC game

(July 16th 2011) At halftime today at the Sounders v Rapids game, former NASL Sounders and current ECFC coaches, Frank Barton and Bobby Howe,  were among those honored for the 30-year anniversary of Seattle winning the Trans-Atlantic Challenge Cup. Players and coaches from Emerald City FC looked on with pride as Bobby and Frank along with their NASL team mates were honored in front of the whole city. Congratulations Bobby and Frank!!

What was the Trans-Atlantic Challenge Cup?
The NASL Trans-Atlantic Challenge Cup was in existence for only 5 season. In the 1981 tournament Celtic were a late replacement for Donetsk Shakhtyor, the Soviet team that withdrew because New York Cosmos intended to field a South African (this was in the days of apartheid). Seattle Sounders were the victors in the 1981 tournament that Celtic played in. Here is a full list of the winners - 1980 New York Cosmos 1981 Seattle Sounders 1982 Chicago Sting 1983 New York Cosmos 1984 New York Cosmos.

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