1971 Toronto Metros-Croatia Tee - Streaker Sports
1971 Toronto Metros-Croatia Tee - Streaker Sports

1971 Toronto Metros-Croatia Tee

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The Story

In 1975, Toronto Croatia of the NSL purchased the Toronto Metros of the North American Soccer League to form Toronto Metros-Croatia, while still retaining a reserve team in the NSL. During this period the team attracted many soccer stars, such as Portuguese superstar Eusébio, and were successful enough that they won Soccer Bowl '76 – in a 3–0 victory over the Minnesota Kicks – at the Kingdome in Seattle. However, the NASL was never comfortable with the Croatia link (an obvious ethnic connection). League executives lobbied CBS to ensure they were only referred to as "Toronto" in the televised coverage of Soccer Bowl. In 1978, the team was bought out, leaving the Toronto Blizzard in the NASL, while Toronto Croatia returned to the NSL. The club's successes, despite the instabilities it found in each of the leagues in which it had played, showed what a small ethnic group could accomplish in the North American sport. The 1976 team was inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame as its 2010 Team of Distinction.

Crafted with the intention of being the softest shirt in your lineup, our signature tees are made with premium airlume (for softness) and ringspun (for durability) cotton combined with poly to make the perfect tee👌 that wears and feels like a well-worn favorite. Our garments are printed with inks that actually blend into the fabric giving it more character and true vintage look with every wash.

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  • 52% airlume ring-spun cotton/48% polyester
  • Unisex fit
  • Imported garment with American-made fabrics.
  • Printed in the USA 🇺🇸
  • Made in certified eco-friendly facilities ♻️

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