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This Day in Buffalo Sports History: The best in Buffalo

     February 23, 1982 -- The Buffalo Stallions were still a popular attraction when they won the right to host the Major Indoor Soccer League's All-Star Game in 1983. The most impressive part of the night might have been the crowd. 

    A gathering of 13,426 turned out in Memorial Auditorium for the contest. The fans got to see an outstanding performance by Tony Glavin.  

    The St. Louis Steamers forward had three goals and two assists to win most valuable player honors. He sparked a West victory over the East, 9-5. Glavin scored 50 goals for the Steamers that season. 

     The league was full of talent that season, as three teams from the North American Soccer League came over to play with the MISL for a season. Some of the stars of the league were Steve Zungel, Stan Stamenkovic, Juli Veee, Kai Haaskavi and Stan Terlecki. Buffalo's top scorer was Carlos Salguero.

     But it was Glavin's night. The forward apparently found a home in the St. Louis area, as he runs soccer camps there at last report.

--- Budd Bailey


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Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey has served in a variety of roles in Buffalo sports in the past 35 years, including reporter, talk-show host, baseball announcer, public relations staffer and author. He covers the Bandits and running for The News when not working as an editor.