Thursday, March 16, 2017

Paul Cannell's Nike Contract

At the height of his popularity as a Diplomat, Paul Cannell was the first soccer player Nike signed to an endorsement deal. Neither could imagine the dominance that the latter would play in sports shoes and apparel in the future.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

New Diplomats Web Site

A  companion site to the Dips Blog is now running. You can visit it by going to http://washingtondiplomatsnasl.weebly.com/ anytime. It contains memorabilia, jerseys, game photos and player photos at a quick glance.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017


My Japanese is a little rusty, but I think the cover of this 1980 magazine says, "Johan Cruyff is a Pretty Good Soccer Player."