After the CT Wildcats successful 1973 season, Pepe Pinton GM of the NY Cosmos and owner of “Granite All State Soccer School” as well as a Restaurant chain, and Paul Ingram of the Wildcats, contemplated starting together a Pro soccer team in New Hampshire. Picture is of Pinton in front of one of the final stadiums in considerations; however, they could not find an appropriate location and too much funding would have been required to invest in stadium up grades. More in the Wildcats book.
- “Hartford will become a Major League Sports City for the first time since 1876 next summer and the sport will be soccer”
- In an attempt to bring Connecticut some of “THE WORLDS BEST 1973 SOCCER TEAMS”, in 1973 the CT Wildcats played 5 Games besides their League Games. 1) Estudiantes of Argentina – THE 1973 FIFA WORLD CUP CLUB CHAMPS. 2) Hakoah Tel Aviv – ISRAEL’S 1973 NATIONAL CHAMPS and 1973 FIFA ASIAN CLUB CHAMPS. 3) Waterford of Ireland – THE 1973 NATIONAL CHAMPS OF IRELAND
- Nick Capurro, M.D. Chairman of the ASL about the CT Wildcats: “League’s Success Story Of The Year ”
- Pro Soccer Comes to Connecticut.
- Hartford Mayor kicks off the game; over 10,000 fans and a Fife and Drum Corp.