Monday, August 29, 1977

Cosmos Subdue Sounders for Title, 2-1

Steve Hunt (English player) stole the ball from the goalie to score the first goal. Pele said, “I always tell the players in practice to look at the ball during the game. You never know what happens – maybe the goalkeeper gets a heart attack and drops it.”

(In this case the goalie probably wanted to die by heart stoppage or a gun shot to the head.)

For Hunt it was his fourth goal of the playoffs. He also assisted on the winning goal, which was Chinaglia’s ninth of the playoffs, setting a league record. The goal came as something as a surprise since he is not known for his headers.

NYT 8/29/77

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