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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Joszef Horvath: Freedom Trumps Material Wealth

     As Cold War rhetoric seems to be making a return between the US & Russia, it brings back memories of a time when the most talented in the Eastern Bloc tried to escape the dismal side of the Iron Curtain for freedom in the West. Rudolf Nureyev, Martina Navratilova and Mikhail Baryshnikov stand out on a list that reached into the dozens.
     Among those who fled to the West was Joszef Horvath, a standout on the 1979 & 1980 Diplomats. While he forfeited financial success in mid-1970s Hungary, he was more than happy to exchange it for freedom and the opportunity of a new life for his family. (To view in a larger size, place mouse on image and right click. Select "Open in a New Window.")


















Perhaps the most memorable evening Horvath enjoyed with the Dips was a June 17, 1980, match in Rochester, NY. He scored both goals as Washington defeated his former mates, 2-1, and then hosted the post game celebration.


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Paul Cannell 1979 Match Used/Worn Jersey

Dave Boulineau shared photos of his Paul Cannell gamer from 1979. Thanks, Dave!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Don Droege vs Barry Kitchener, 1979

Tampa Bay came to RFK on August 1, 1979, and left with a 5-1 drubbing. The Rowdies Barry Kitchener did come out on the better end of this meeting with Don Droege, however.
Photos by Tony Quinn

Friday, August 19, 2016

Alan Spavin Passes

We learned with deep regret that Alan Spavin passed away in March of this year. Mr. Spavin served as player, Assistant Coach and Head Coach during his four years with the Diplomats, 1974 - 1977.

Dundalk FC Announcement   http://www.dundalkfc.com/alan-spavin-r-i-p/

Sunday, August 14, 2016

1979 Friendly vs Dominican National Team



Pregame introductions.
Dips & the Dominican National Team in action, February 28, 1979.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

ABC Sports Profile of Robert Iarusci

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From the June 1, 1980, Dips Cosmos match.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

True Fans

                                                                                                                                                                        Left Photo by Tony Quinn