Pele's last championship is one to die for
Aug. 28, 1977
In Pele's last National American Soccer League game, the Brazilian superstar doesn't score on any of his seven shots. However, his New York Cosmos win the league championship by defeating the Seattle Sounders, 2-1, in Portland before 35,548 fans, a record crowd for an NASL title game.
After the game, Pele gives his shirt to 20-year-old Jim McAlister of Seattle, who had asked for it two days ago. "He is a good young American player," says Pele, who will ...
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