Date in Sidekicks History
the First Time
- 1984: Van
Beveren was the first player ever signed by the Sidekicks.
Krys Sobieski announced his retirement
from professional soccer after 6 seasons in Dallas, 10 in the M(I)SL, and
22 years overall. He began playing professionally in Poland in 1969. Sobieski
told the Dallas Morning News: "When I signed with the club, nobody
noticed,' said Sobieski, who joined the club in 1985 after two-year stints
in Pittsburgh and Cleveland.
"I wanted to leave the same way."
Time It Happened
The Sidekicks played the Wings
for the last time on this date.
Joe Papeleo tore cartilage in his
right knee with 2 seconds to go in the 1st period vs Wichita
and would be out for the remainder of the Regular Season and the Playoffs.
- 1989: Future Sidekicks
owner David Paschall announced that he would pay the $560,000 note due to
Donald Carter, the repayment of which forced the Sidekicks to seek Chapter
11 bankruptcy protection on February 13,
1989. <click here for the
full story. Thanks to Terry Bigham and the Dallas Morning News for permission
to reprint his article.>
- 1990: Sidekicks
owner Phil Cobb launched a stock offering in an attempt to raise an additional
$600,000 as part of a three year plan to operate the club.