Steve Zungul?

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  1. Cleveland City

    Cleveland City New Member

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    Anybody know what he is up to these days, or where He Lives. I was looking on google, could not find any information on Him.


  2. Gareth

    Gareth Member

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    The last I heard in 2002 he was living in Escondido and was an investor.

    Faces of the World Cup
  3. CurryMan123

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    Who is Steve Zungul? Name sounds familiar. I'm guessing he had something to do with indoor in Cleveland.

    ~CurryMan
  4. Cleveland City

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    Steve Zungul was known as the The Lord Of All Indoors, the Scoring Machine. In my opion one of the greatst ones to ever play indoor soccer.


    He played for San Diego Sockers and Tacoma Stars


  5. BlastFan1

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    Curry Man,
    I'm sorry but you've got to be kidding me/
    OK--Zungul was the LORD OF INDOORS and Stan Stamenkovic was the MAGICIAN. The 2 greatest scorers in indoor soccer. I'm just very fortunate that I got to see both of them play--and grumble, grumble--Zungul did have a hand ball in the corner to score the winning goal against us in Baltimore for the championship. CurryMan---Some more history--Sockers had Baltimore's number in the playoffs for many straight years-back in the 80's.
  6. the shelts

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    Last I heard Zungul was in California.
  7. wsls9999

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    Shelts, glad you could tell us the last thing you heard, otherwise, we'd all be lost.
  8. zinsy!!!

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    um..don't forget that he won the first four MISL championships while with the mighty New York Arrows...and he spent a couple of years playing outdoor and indoor with the Golden Bay Earthquakes before heading over to the Sockers
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    which championship was that?...as i recall, Baltimore kinda played the role of whipping boy for the Sockers....
  10. the shelts

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    The San Diego Sockers.................................God what a dufus Raj Kalra was.

    Just a bad business decision on every imaginable level. Raj Kalra and Steve "Fresh Money" Ryan. Just bad karma, bad business acumen and bad. Just bad.
  11. CurryMan123

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    I did not know who the guy. I have been following NPSL/MISL2/NISL for ten years. I don't know much about the 80s. I only know of the Blast players and that's thanks to the hall of fame.

    ~CurryMan
  12. dmain

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    The last time I saw Zungul he threw a plate of Fettucine Alfredo at me because he didn't like it. Not my favorite Tacoma Star.
  13. Cleveland City

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    Thats right , I forgot about the New York Arrows. Yes He did plai in the NASL as well.
  14. Cleveland City

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    Does anybody know how many actual records that Steve Zungul had are still good today. If I remember, Tatu may have broken some of his records.

    Theres another great player Tatu. I was on ebay looking for MISL collectibles, when I noticed on there some great MISL autographed cards on there. Looking at those names reminds you that those were the best years of the MISL.
  15. NSL2004

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    As far as I'm concerned his records were never broken. You can't compare the original MISL with any of the leagues that followed. Hector Marinaro scored 12 goals in an NPSL game for crying out loud. Not because he was so amazing, but because he was playing against a ragtag bunch.

    They also made the goals bigger in 1990. And the NPSL/MISL changed the scoring rules 7 times.
  16. wsls9999

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    I think you at least have to toss out 1 point shoot out goals during the NPSL times. I don't remember which years, but for a while, any penalty got a shoot out. It was a bit ridiculous. I remember Tim Wittman juggling the ball down the field and kneeing over the head of keepers. I think Otto Orf was the first to see what he was doing and stop one.
  17. NSL2004

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    That's true, too. I remember Terry Woodberry had over 30 shootout goals one year. Those shouldn't count as "goals."
  18. zinsy!!!

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    you simply MUST tell this story!
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    I see Stevie now and again doing a commercial in San Diego for I think it's a Mercedes dealer, might by BMW, but I think Mercedes on TV.
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    I was working in a restaurant in Tacoma where the Stars would come after the game. Zungul was known for being a jerk to the staff sometimes. I am working in a display kitchen/oyster bar and he walks up and starts to ahem "speaking" to me. Im on the other side of the kitchen so I walk over and said something like How can I help you, etc. He starts going off again about his dinner Fettucine alfredo which I gathered he didn't care for. I tell him I would be happy to prepare him soimething else but he decides to yell some more and throw it at me. Im guessing they lost that night!
  21. Cleveland City

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    I was only in my early 20's and it was the 1st time I had ever been to San Diego to seee my beloved Blast play the Sockers. We had just lost to the Sockers and my 2 friends and I were in a restauraunt across from the arena and right next to our hotel(TraveLodge).In comes Steve Zungul and Wes Wade. Wes saw me wearing my Blast jersey and came over and just snarled at me and made the meanest face,and Zungul nodded said you came all the way from Baltimore and just smiled and walked away. Ever since then whenever I saw Wes Wade I called him GoldiLocks/
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    Wow, got to love it. I was pretty young back than. But those were the teams. Some aweome matches, Zungul was the man to watch.


    Its hard to beilve that the MISL was such a awesome league in those days, had so many great players. So many great games. It all fell apart!


    Anybody else have any good stories about Steve Zungul?
  24. falvo

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    When Jovan Kirovski was traded to the San Jose Earthquakes this summer, there was an article on Zungul.He talked about how he trained him before he made his trek to Europe. I wonder if Zungul is doing any type of soccer camp thing or coaching? You would think with all the knowledge he has about the sport both outdoor and indoor, he could probably do a good job as a coach.
  25. princemarko

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    Steve Zungal, Branko Segota, Tatu and the other legends of indoor soccer in the 70's and 80's were phenomenal. They created such a buzz about indoor soccer in america, that it threatened hockey and even pro baseball for popularity.

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