An incident with rebel terrorists and whizzing bullets in his native Trinidad helped Steve David, the North American Soccer League's top scorer this season, decide to pursue his career in the United States.
"We catch Aztec different," said Pele 1,000 autographs and friendly smiles after his New York Cosmos took a 4-1 licking from the Los Angeles Aztecs before 32,165 enthusiastic soccer fans at the Coliseum Saturday afternoon. Pele was held scoreless.
Unemployed and his money running out, Miami's super soccer star is thinking about taking ... The Road To Trinidad.
"I thought I wouldn't like Los Angeles because I always hear about earthquakes and like that. But when I came here it was a different story. I really enjoy it." -Steve David
The Miami Toros of the North American Soccer League Tuesday said they had traded forward Leroy DeLeon to the Washington Diplomats for a 1975 first-round draft choice and an undisclosed amount of cash.
So who is the real Leroy DeLeon? Is he the flashy, colorful, devil-may-care darling of the fans of the Washington Dips, the guy you love to love if you're a Dips' fan, or love to hate if you're an opposing player or fan?
On a blackboard in a corner of the Miami Toros' Orange Bowl dressing room Saturday night, coach John Young wrote, "100 per cent is not enough." When Young wasn't looking, however, someone erased the last three words.
Tony Douglas, who came to the San Jose Earthquakes in the Laurie Calloway trade, is off to Salt Lake City.