- 1995: Joe
Papeleo, the goalkeeper who had been with the club since the beginning
of the 1987-88 season, announced he would not return to the Sidekicks. He
had accepted a position with the Chrysler Corporation in Syracuse, New York
in February and had decided to stay there. He spoke briefly with the Pittsburgh
Stingers after the 'Kicks had traded his contract to them, but did not
return to professional soccer.
- Papeleo is currently the goalkeeping coach for the Syracuse Silver Knights, who plan to join the PASL for 2014-15.
Not For Sale
- 1986: While
the Dallas Sidekicks franchise was up for sale, the players were not,
and especially not Tatu. KRLD
(1080 AM) reported on it's evening "Sports Central Dallas"
program that Baltimore Blast Head Coach/Executive Vice President Kenny
Cooper had expressed interest in obtaining the Sidekicks' leading scorer.
General Manager Ron Adkins angerly denied the report that any contracts
were for sale and said he was "surprised and disappointed"
that Cooper would make any sort of public comment while negotiations
for the sale of the Sidekicks franchise were beginning.