A dozen players and coaches from Clevelands soccer past sign autographs at todays Soccer Expo at the Western Reserve Historical Society. The ex-pros include the Forces Zoran Karic and the Crunchs Nick DiCello. Some of these guys were popular in their day, insists Scott Longert, Western Reserves sports archivist. There are still a lot of their admirers around.
@cal body 1:In addition to the old-timers, fans can meet players from the citys latest stab at soccer immortality -- the minor-league Cleveland City Stars, who play their first game next month. Folks can also purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win autographed jerseys. It just wasnt the Force and the Crunch weve had, says DiCello. There have been championship teams in amateur ball going back to the 50s. I want people to say, Wow! We do have a soccer history in this town!
Sat., March 24, noon