The Soccer Observer will be in Philadelphia this week for the annual National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention. TSO is marking the occasion by allowing readers the chance to win a copy of “Summer Of ’67: Flower Power, Race Riots, Vietnam and the Greatest Soccer Final Played on American Soil” signed by author Ian Thomson.
“Summer Of ’67” charts the story of the 1967 United Soccer Association tournament launched by multimillionaire sports promoters including football visionary Lamar Hunt (owner of the league’s Dallas Tornado franchise) and former Los Angeles Lakers owner Jack Kent Cooke (who ran the Los Angeles Wolves).
Imported teams from Europe and South America participated under the guise of 12 local franchises with Cooke’s Wolves meeting the Washington Whips in North America’s first continent-wide pro soccer championship decider. Players from eight touring sides, including current NSCAA Coach of the Year Bobby Clark, share their memories of the capers, the gimmicks, the celebrity brushes and the games that combined to provide them with the trip of a lifetime.
To enter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, Twitter handle (if applicable) and the answer to the following question:
Which European soccer team later adopted tangerine as its jersey color after representing Lamar Hunt’s Dallas Tornado franchise?
The deadline for entry is Sunday 19 January at midnight EST. Two winners will be randomly selected and notified on Monday 20th. Entrants must be based in the United States or Canada.