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Dips trainer Steve Hornor had his work cut out for him in July of 1980. As this caricature from Soccer Plus accurately portrays, the team was beset by injuries.
The Washington Post published the following impassioned editorial as the original Dips were on life support.
Who caused Gordon Bradley more headaches, Johan Cruyff or Paul Cannell? One team insider called it "a toss up."