The I.S.A. Collection

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Brick By Brick ... Wall of Champions

The first wave of artifacts for the 2009 WALL OF CHAMPIONS have arrived.

The Richmond Kickers, USL-2 Organization of the Year - managed by VP of Communications Shelley Sowers - contributed the game-worn jersey of top scorer Matthew Delicate. Delicate led the USL-2 goal scoring with 13 tallies.

The USL-1 best regular season record went to the Portland Timbers. As is customary, the club was awarded the Commissioner's Cup for 2009. Japan's veteran of 2 FIFA World Cups - Takayuki Suzuki - was instrumental in the Timbers success and his game-worn jersey will represent Portland.

The Seattle Sounders, who can trace their roots back to the 1970's, capped a successful MLS inaugural season by winning the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The winning goal was scored by long-time Sounder - Roger Levesque. His game-worn Cup jersey was donated to represent the Seattle Sounders.

The MLS club with the best regular season record - The Columbus Crew - were awarded the Supporter's Shield. The Crew were MLS Cup Champions in 2008 and wore the "Scuddetto" champions star on their jersey throughout the 2009 season. The game-worn jersey of Venezuelan international and team Captain Alejandro Moreno was added to the Wall of Champions.

In addition, a winners medal from the 2009 Open Cup winners will be displayed on the Wall of Champions to represent the Seattle Sounder's first trophy as an MLS club.

Monday, November 23, 2009

2009 Wall of Champions

The International Soccer Archives is proud to announce its latest upcoming exhibit - 2009 Wall of Champions. The very best of North American professional soccer teams will be part of a new multi-functional exhibit.

The Wall of Champions will include the actual game-worn jerseys, photos, medals and artifacts from the various competitions of the past season. The following teams have been confirmed:

2009 Concacaf Gold Cup winners - Mexico
2009 FIFA Confederations Cup winners - Brazil
2009 MLS Supporter's Shield winners - Columbus Crew
2009 Nutrilite Canadian Cup winners - Toronto FC
2009 U.S. Open Cup winners - Seattle Sounders
2009 Concacaf Champions League winners - Atlante FC
2009 USL Champions - Montreal Impact
2009 USL League winners - Portland Timbers
2009 USL-2 Champions - Richmond Kickers

* Real Salt Lake has opted not to participate in the exhibit

"We are hoping to give recognition to all the particpants who have brought the fruits of victory to their respective communities."

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Welcome ... To All New Things

As the footballing world changes, so does the archiving of its history. We have found that the vitual museum has reached its maximum capacity. This blog will serve as the news center for the I.S.A. and its progress.

We welcome you and your feedback.