VIDEO: Vernon Stouffer And The Cleveland Stokers

Written by Ian Thomson

“Summer Of ’67” author Ian Thomson traveled to Cleveland in May 2013 to track down Stoke City’s old haunts when The Potters represented frozen foods entrepreneur Vernon Stouffer’s Cleveland Stokers in the inaugural United Soccer Association tournament of 1967.

“Summer Of ’67: Flower Power, Race Riots, Vietnam and the Greatest Soccer Final Played on American Soil” charts the story of the 1967 USA tournament. Stoke City legend Terry Conroy is among the players from eight clubs that recall the capers, the gimmicks, the celebrity brushes and the games that provided them with the trip of a lifetime.

The book is set for release through in July 2013. For further information, follow @SoccerObserver on Twitter or ‘The Soccer Observer’ on Facebook.


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