I have my team photo of the first Concordia 76 soccer club, formed by Danny Paul and Hans Schicker in 1976. The Flint DANK branch formed the club and the German-Americans who sponsored us were quite a group. I played center defense on that club. I also still have my team duffel from that club.The patch you've displayed--for sale, by any chance?
Finally, somebody comments on this! I played for Concordia in the late 70s. I think I stopped when I started playing high school soccer in 1981. I think Mr. Zender, a Welshman, was our coach in the beginning. Coover Chinois, Costa Popoff, Andy Zinn, Jeff Webb were all on the team. And I apologize for the spelling of all these names...aside from Jeff, they're probably all spelled wrong.We'd meet at the HoJo's on Miller to carpool to games in Detroit.Alas, the patch is not for sale. It's the only memento I have.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1385.snc4/163780_10150383420730271_891015270_17057783_104288_n.jpgA picture of 1982 team. Full of exellent players. And me :-)And by the way. I also happen to have that same patch. And my original shirt as well.Greetings from FinlandSakari RuostesaariSelantie 4 b 225500 PerniöFinland firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for commenting. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at www.teardownbook.com.