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May 4, 1974 – Dallas Tornado 0:0 Boston Minutemen at Texas Stadium (Att.: 9,124). First Minutemen game in inaugural NASL season

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The Boston Minutemen, guided by former Yale coach Hubert Vogelsinger, reached the semifinals of the NASL playoffs in their first year. The roster included several internationals and English First Division players. Ade Coker and Carlos Metidieri performed for the U.S. national team. The back row of this team photo includes Steve Twellman, uncle of future New England Revolution all-time leading scorer Taylor Twellman. Ben Brewster, Dan Counce and Twellman were among the top U.S.-born players in the NASL. Pictured in the front row is PR director Jack Falla, who went on to successful writing career with Sports Illustrated. Team owner John Sterge was accused of financial irregularities by the Securities and Exchange Commission, leading to the team’s demise in 1976.


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