Memphis Rogues NASL 1978 Soccer Collection

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Solid Color Tees: 4.6oz Super Soft 100% Ring Spun Cotton

Heathered Tees: 4.6oz Super Soft 50/50 Cotton/Poly Ring Spun Cotton

Crew: 9.3oz 50/50, Double-Needle Stitching at Waistband and Cuffs

Hoody: 9.3oz 50/50, Double-Needle Stitching at Waistband and Cuffs, Front Pouch and Drawstrings

In the mid-1970s, two men, Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. and Beau Rogers, joined forces to establish a new NASL franchise. Mangurian owned a horse racing track in Florida, and Rogers was part-owner and general manager of the Tampa Bay Rowdies. As the two men searched for a city to serve as home for their new team, they looked at several locations in the southern U.S. before settling on Memphis, Tennessee. Next, they decided to name the team the "Rogues" in part as an allusion to the Rowdies, as well as for a desire to have an elephant mascot (a "Rogue" elephant). The Rogues last game ever came at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium against the Houston Hurricane. The Rogues won 6–1.