1987: David Kessler, the agent for Tacoma goalkeeper Joe Papeleo, announced
that Dallas had enterered what is now a four team bidding war for Papeleo's services (he became a free agent at the end of the MISL Championship series.)
Kessler met with
Sidekicks coach Gordon Jago today and discussed "numbers and other
things" for a long term contract. Papeleo would eventually sign with the Sidekicks and stay for the next 7 years,
retiring after the 1994 season.
Sidekicks lost the following players in the new-MISL expansion draft that
stocked teams from Monterrey and St.