Celtic USA Tour 1981

Seattle Sounders 2 Celtic 1 - 14/07/1981

Match Programme

Match programme

match ticket

Opponents: vs Seattle Sounders
Competition: 2nd Annual Trans-Atlantic Challenge Cup
Date: 14/07/1981
Venue: Seattle Kingdome, Seattle
Score: 1-2
Scorers: Charlie Nicholas
Referee: Gino D'Ippolito
Attendance: 20,486
Comments: The Trans-Atlantic Challenge Cup was a round-robin tournament established in 1980. John Doyle yellow carded in the 85th minute though we have no note of him in the team - probably came on as a sub at some point [source].

Charlie Nicholas put the Celts 1-0 up in 21 minutes. Jeff Bourne scored both goals for the Sounders. Seattle had beaten Southampton 3-1 in their first match. Celtic were beaten 2-0 by Cosmos on the same day.

Celtic Team


Manager: John Clark (Billy McNeill)

Scorers: Charlie Nicholas 21

Team: Bonner, W.McStay, Reid, Aitken, Garner, Sullivan, McAdam, MacLeod, Burns, McGarvey, Nicholas.

Subs: unknown.

Seattle Team


Manager: Alan Hinton

Scorers: Jeff Bourne 38, 71

Team: Brand (g/k), Bridge (Schmetzer 83), Hudson, Davies, Spencer, Stock, Bourne, Daly, and 3 other players.