When Pele Came to San Antonio

San Antonio soccer fans had the opportunity to watch Pele, arguably still the most famous soccer player globally in 1976 when he and the New York Cosmos arrived to play the San Antonio Thunder in an NASL exhibition match on March 31st to kick off their second season. Pele’s Impact on Soccer in the United States It is difficult to overestimate the impact Pele had on soccer in the United States when he joined the Cosmos in the middle of the 1975 season. The NASL launched in 1968 when two separate leagues, who began play the previous year, overcame their … Continue reading When Pele Came to San Antonio

San Antonio Thunder 45th Anniversary-Inaugural Match vs. Dallas Tornado

“This is professional hockey, right?” This tentative question came from a fan seated behind a columnist from the San Antonio Express during the San Antonio Thunder’s 2-1 victory over Dallas Tornado in their inaugural North American Soccer League match 45 … Continue reading San Antonio Thunder 45th Anniversary-Inaugural Match vs. Dallas Tornado