Kickin’ It Old School


The recent announcement that the expansion Las Vegas Legends of the Professional Arena Soccer League will begin play this fall (See story, Page 17) got us thinking about Las Vegas’ first pro soccer team: the Quicksilvers of the old North American Soccer League. They lasted just one season (1977) because of financial and legal issues, but the Quicksilvers were the first local franchise with a national profile. This website dedicated to “dead teams” tells the tale of the Quicksilvers, including when they defeated the legendary Pelé and his New York Cosmos at Las Vegas (now Sam Boyd) Stadium—a moment worth revisiting … and even celebrating.