SA's 50th Anniversary: Pele playing for Team America, Walt Chyzowych and Hartwick's title

Heading into the second half of the 1970s, the Bicentennial Cup featured Pele  wearing a USA jersey, Hartwick (student body of 1,600) lifting the NCAA D1 title, and Walt Chyzowych  taking charge of the U.S. national team.

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In a four-nation tournament to with Italy, Brazil and England, Team America included Pele, Bobby Moore and Giorgio Chinaglia. Team America fell, 4-0, to Italy (Fabio Capello scored the first goal), 2-0 to Brazil, and 3-1 to England (on two goals by Kevin Keegan and one by Trevor Francis.)

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The Jim Lennox-coached Hartwick beat the University of San Francisco, 2-1, in front a 16,000 crowd in Berkeley, California, to claim the men's Division I title. 

Hartwick's Jeff Tipping earned defense MVP honors.

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Walter Chyzowych was named head coach of the U.S. national team in 1976.


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