Tacoma Tides

The Tacoma Tides was an American soccer club based in Tacoma, Washington that was a member of the American Soccer League. Although not long-lived, the club is remembered today for its backup goalkeeper—well-known American soccer coach Bruce Arena.


In their only year of existence, the Tides finished 2nd in the ASL Western Division. They defeated the Utah Golden Spikers in the playoff quarterfinals, 2–1, then lost in overtime to the eventual champion Los Angeles Skyhawks in the semifinals by a score of 2–1.

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs U.S. Open Cup
1976 2 ASL 2nd, West Semifinals Did not enter




Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   BRA Jamil Canal
1 GK   USA Bruce Arena
2 DF   ENG Mickey Rooney
3 DF   JAM Altamont McKenzie
4 MF   USA Ben Brewster
5 DF   WAL Wayne Cegielski
6 DF   RSA Bill Wilkinson
7 FW   RSA Bernard Hartze
8 MF   ENG Roy Sinclair
9 FW   USA Charlie Myers
No. Pos. Nation Player
10 MF   ENG David Chadwick
11 FW   USA Chris Agoliati
12 MF   USA Rich Reinecke
13 FW   USA Frank Gallo
14 DF    Chris Witworth
15 FW   USA Andy Rymarczuk
16 DF   USA Carl Milford
17 MF   BOL Windsor del Llano
18 DF   USA Len Dudkowski
19 FW   URU Pepe Fernandez

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