This Date in Sidekicks History

June 13

They Said It

1987: Pardon the cliche, but the Sidekicks aren't going to go out lying down, if they go out at all. They aren't the Celtics. Reunion Arena isn't the Garden. But in a must-win game, as Game 3 on Saturday night is for Dallas, how do you go against a team whose leader and star player says he would trade his league MVP trophy for one victory, and have you believe him?

How you do give the Sideicks up for dead when Tatu looks at you with those wide, astonished brown eyes and blames himself for not having encouraged his teammates more in the two defeats? How do you close the book on a team as long as Tatu, always a scoring threat, is on the field, selling the game as no other player in the league can and providing the Sidekicks with the leadership the Cowboys wish they had? Hold the flowers.

--David Casstevens, in a front page column in the Dallas Morning News today.

Record Book


Always Remember the First Time


MISL Championship Series Games

Honor Roll

1985: Tatu named to MISL-Select 2nd Team.



1987: David Stride dislocated his shoulder during Game 3 of the MISL Championship Series


Youth vs Expirience

1996: Head Coach Gordon Jago attempted to divide the team into "older than 26" and "all the young kids" for the club's final Training Camp scrimage. When 3/4 of the team lined up for the "Veterans" side, Coach Jago had to make some quick adjustments.