Remembering the Original Dips of the NASL 1974-1980
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The lads celebrate putting one in the back of the net in April.
The 1978 Dips raced to a 5-0 record, outscoring opponents 11-2 along the way. Bare in mind the 1977 Dips only scored 31 goals all season. Even while playing a man short, as they did in Tulsa on April 27, the new grit Dips found a way to win.
Growing up in the DC area during the 70s, the Dips were the only game in town during the summer months. Their evolution from playing at a suburban Virginia high school to RFK Stadium was both exciting and maddening from a fan's point of view. No other team would send players to local malls trying to drum up an audience. Yet the players who made these appearances were always friendly and glad to talk to a kid who idolized professional athletes. If you have any Dips memories or mementos you would like to share, please send them to email@example.com.