Jul 15, 2013

Summer Of '67: Washington Whips

via ithomson75

Check out this cool mini-documentary style video found on YouTube about the Washington Whips soccer team.

On July 30, 1966, nine million American viewers tuned in to watch the FIFA World Cup Final on the NBC channel. It was the first stand-alone broadcast of a soccer game on U.S. network television, and England's pulsating extra-time win over West Germany left the audience enthralled.

Within weeks, two groups of North American sports promoters were seeking to tap into soccer's newfound popularity by launching rival professional leagues -- the National Professional Soccer League and the United Soccer Association.